Centre for Comparative Studies

September 12, 2013

India Development Indicators(IDI)

India Development Indicators is an initiative by the Development Metrics group at the Centre for Development Finance (CDF), IFMR with CPPR. The initiative is supported by Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google.com, under its “Inform and Empower” programme. This initiative […]
September 9, 2013

CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies in India launched

Dr Chandra Ranade, Adjunct Faculty of Virginia International University launched the CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies in India (CIS) in Kochi on September 6th. On the occasion of the formal launch of CPPR-Centre for Comparative Studies in India, the keynote […]
August 5, 2013

India: Behind the graveyard of multi-billion Dollar FDI MoUs, D.Dhanuraj at Commodity Online

Article at Commodity Online (http://www.commodityonline.com/) on July 18, 2013   By Rakesh Neelakandan The day POSCO decided that it would exit the $5 billion Karnataka steel mill project was the day when India’s Finance Minister decided to give a red carpet […]
July 17, 2013

Dr Chandra Ranade,Virginia International University to launch CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies in India

Dr Chandra Ranade,Virginia International University will launch The “CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies in India“ at Kochi on September 6th, 2013 at 4 pm at Bharat Hotel (BTH), Kochi, Kerala. He will also deliver lecture on “Various Indicators of Economic Development at State Level […]
June 27, 2013

AFSPA: A struggle worth living for?

 By Sonakshi Gupta*  Having refused food and water for over 500 weeks now, Irom C. Sharmila is currently under trial for attempt to suicide.  Being tried for a crime that was never committed, even though every fiber of Sharmila’s being […]
June 14, 2013

Universal Healthcare Coverage in India

 By Anaita Singh* Why Healthcare, at all?  “If it were possible to evaluate the loss, which this country annually suffers through the avoidable waste of valuable human material and the lowering of human efficiency through malnutrition and preventable morbidity, we […]
June 6, 2013

‘Start’ing Up Entrepreneurship

By Mary Honey* Reducing youth unemployment is one of the major challenges facing most governments in the world for decades to come. With an estimated 88 million young women and men worldwide are unemployed. According to a recent study conducted […]
June 4, 2013

Factious Polity over Prosperity

By B.Chandrasekaran The political paralysis over the external liberalization of foreign direct investment in retail sector is not new to Indian polity. In the 80s, there were outrages over the computerization of banks in India. The 90s witnessed the factious […]
May 27, 2013

Social Stock Exchange: A Market Oriented Technology Based Solution for Impact Investment and Transparency in Social Welfare Projects

By Ms. Rose Mary K Abraham* This paper explores the possibility of setting up a Social Stock Exchange (SSE) in India for raising funds for political or social causes in a transparent manner. The SSE, as this author visualises, is […]
May 20, 2013

Caste based reservation – Outdated!?!

 By Mary Honey* Though we all live in a democratic country where everyone enjoys freedom and equality (only written in constitution?), the caste reservation sometimes makes a hindrance for everyone from enjoying equality Due to the attractive allowances offered by […]
April 24, 2013

All Bucks Stops at Skilling

By B.Chandrasekaran The aptly crunching buzzword one everywhere hears now is skilling or reskilling the manpower as an imperative for the country if we want to achieve more inclusive nature of human development indicators and thereby accelerate the economic growth […]
March 27, 2013

A welfare statement called Kerala Budget 2013

By D.Dhanuraj These days, budget discussions are one of the media favourites, especially for the visual media because of its ability for creating a buzz easily across the various segments of the society. Kerala Budget 2013 is the latest one […]
March 11, 2013

Same Old Centralized Planning

B.Chandrasekaran*   Being a believer of principles of liberalism and for the perspective of the twenty-first century, it makes compelled to pen down few thoughts on India’s centralized planning process which has been in practice for more than six decades. […]
March 8, 2013

Kerala Budget 2013 – An Open Letter to FM

Dear Minister, History reckons with you for the most number of Budget presented in the world. You are an experienced craftsman presenting the budget in a mercurial way. Your experience in politics and administration are un parallel and presents a […]
February 13, 2013

WINNING OVER FAKE LOTTERY SMS AND CALLS

Madhu.S and Nichu Willington* “YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON 750,000 POUNDS FOR ONGOING ICC WORLD CUP T20 AWARD. TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE, (SEND YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND MOBILE#) VIA Email :crkdraw@hotmail.com”. This tempting SMS has been received by millions of […]