Centre for Comparative Studies

June 19, 2015

“Indian Politics After One Year of General Election 2014″- 9th CPPR Quarterly Lecture by Dr. Dileep Padgaonkar

  “The 2014 election meant not just a change of government but a change of the tone and temper from the time of Independence, and “This is a beginning of an attempt to revamp the country”.” It was on this […]
June 17, 2015

“Indian Politics After One Year of General Election 2014”- 9th CPPR Quarterly Lecture by Dr. Dileep Padgaonkar

CPPR 9th Quarterly Lecture  delivered by Dr. Dileep Padgaonkar, consulting Editor of The Times of India. On the topic “Indian Politics After  One Year of General Election 2014”. The lecture was conducted on June 5th 2015.
June 17, 2015

Private investment in higher education: Challenges and Scepticism, Governance Now

Private investment in higher education: Challenges and Scepticism Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have maximum number of Private Universities. In Uttar Pradesh alone, out of the 21 private universities in the state, politicians have an active stake in the management of […]
June 9, 2015

Who Should Decide What to Learn and How? The Real Second Generation Challenges in Education

PART 2 by Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar   The observations of high dropouts in Wayanad and Palakkad among the ST community forced us to ponder on what was the actual challenge facing Kerala in school education. The general understanding among the […]
June 5, 2015

The Animal Kingdom to confront with the Plant Kingdom!!!

In this World Environment Day special article, Ms.Ananthitha A* reminds us not to neglect the animal kingdom. Usually my daughter wakes me up in the mornings, but today I got up hearing many loud animal and bird noises. I could […]
May 21, 2015

Dileep Padgaonkar to deliver 9th CPPR Quarterly Lecture

CPPR’s 9th Quarterly Lecture will be delivered by Mr Dileep Padgaonkar; leading journalist and recipient of prominent honours and awards. The CPPR Quarterly Lecture has become a platform for thought leaders from different areas who share their thoughts on matters […]
May 13, 2015

Whose Shame is it Anyway? Indian Express, May 11

Whose Shame is it Anyway? Indian Express, May 11 By: Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava We are a country of committees, cinema and cricket. Our answer to any problem is to launch a never-ending inquiry. The rest of our time is either spent […]
May 12, 2015

Debating Kerala’s Claims on Literacy

Part 1 of the Series By D Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar[i]   Our idea in this series of two articles is to carefully examine the state of Kerala’s school education focusing on two districts Wayanad and Palakkad. We focus […]
April 22, 2015

What Solar Scam reveals for Kerala society- The Entrepreneurial argument!!

By Dr D. Dhanuraj* In the recent times, the most sensational topic in Kerala politics has been that Solar Scam and how it has talked about Sarita Nair (said to be the chief culprit) in the whole scam. As the […]
April 17, 2015

Will markets bring social responsibility? Lessons from Fabindia Incident

By D Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar* Among the top garment retailers in India, Fabindia outlet in Goa was in the limelight when an alleged instance of voyeurism was exposed by the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani. At least four […]
April 13, 2015

How Wayanad and Palakkad shows the different side of Kerala’s School education

Among State of Kerala’s many achievements, education at the school level has been emphasised as a major one. This in turn was reflected as having contributed much to the literacy rate as well as related achievements in the social indicators […]
April 13, 2015

Evaluating India’s monetary policy: Looking for Market and Non-conventional Tools

“Very cautious approach but not in line with market expectations.” Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, CPPR describes in these lines the first bi-monthly monetary policy for this year announced on 7, April 2015 in Mumbai. Dr Patrick expresses and explain […]
April 11, 2015

An Account of the Woes of the Indian Educator! (PART 2)

This is a continuation of the previous article which appeared in Pallikkuttam and authored by Dr. D Dhanuraj** In the previous edition of Pallikkutam, I wrote on the Government run arts & science colleges in Kerala and the various guidelines […]
March 30, 2015

Setting the Right Retirement Age!

In the years to come, retirement age will play an increasingly important role in the framing of public policies of governments across the world. Retirement age has direct and indirect implications on the economic and social conditions in a society. […]
March 23, 2015

Health Insurance and Telecom Markets – A Comparative Study

In this article Dr. D Dhanuraj, Chairman of CPPR, tries to find out the lessons the Health Insurance Market can learn from the already successful Telecom Market by doing a comparative market approach.  In India as on today, private healthcare […]