December 11, 2012

Judicial Activism- An Overview

Arjun.M Judicial activism can be described when the judiciary steps in to the shoes of the executive or the legislature and embarks on the works and privileges of the other two organs rather than interpretation of law. This topic has […]
October 30, 2012

Random Thoughts

The recent hullabaloo in the coalition exercise of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has awakened the interest of political scientists to discuss Dharma in coalition politics, Neethi in policy making of a coalition arrangement and Karma of the coalition leader. Though […]
October 20, 2012

Exploring alternatives to land acquisition , August 2012

By Léna Chiaravalli In India, the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 gives the right for Government authorities to acquire parcels of land for the implementation of development projects.. In the context of a rapid growth of cities, the process of urbanisation […]
October 15, 2012

A Study of PPP Models for Social Healthcare Insurance

By  Venkitasubramanian AkshayWhen it comes to healthcare, there are two Indias – a country that provides state of the art medical care to middle-class Indians and attracts medical tourists; and another where a majority of its own citizens cannot afford or even […]
October 15, 2012

Functions of the Deputy Mayor, Corporation of Cochin

By  Vishnu Sreedharan The Deputy Mayor is an official post indirectly elected from among the councillors for a term of five years. As the name suggests, the Deputy Mayor is the second in command to the Mayor and his/her main […]
October 15, 2012

A Study On The Effectiveness of Remedies Available for Banks in a Debt Recovery Tribunal

By Mukund P Unny The practice of lending and borrowing is millenniums old. The concept of banking was incepted ever since humans started engaging in economic transactions of any kind. The banking system has evolved since then. We have well-established […]
October 12, 2012

A Report on the Market for Law Firms in Kochi, August 2010

By Harshita S With rapid growth in the Indian economy, the need for lawyers and law firms is felt all the more. Kochi has been attracting quite a lot of business lately, and this it has been felt that there […]
October 12, 2012

Land reform and housing in India Report, September 2010

By Pradipti Jayaram Land is seen as providing a vital economic and social foundation for development. In India, land scarcity poses a huge barrier to all infrastructural development. Its efficient utilization plays a key role in increasing our agricultural output, […]
October 12, 2012

Waste Regulation in India: An Overview, November 2010

By Bernard Galea The purpose behind this report is to analyse the major provisions of the main legislation concerning waste in India. It is an examination of the provisions that would be relevant to companies and enterprises engaged in activities […]
October 11, 2012

Efficient Waste Management in Schools, June 2009

By Nabila Haniph The problem with garbage is that it’s a sum zero game. Garbage has to go somewhere but nobody wants it in their backyard. It’s as if trash is deposited in the garbage can and somehow it’s supposed […]
October 11, 2012

A study of Corporation System of Cochin, June 2010

By Vinod Dharmarajan Corporation of Cochin is the municipal corporation that manages the Kochi. The City is divided into 71 administrative wards from which the members of the Council are elected. The Council headed by the Mayor manages the affairs […]
October 6, 2012

The Impact of NREGA on Rural-Urban Migration: Field survey of Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu, June 2008

By Naomi Jacob This paper studies whether the National Rural Employement Guarantee Act can have an impact on rural urban migration, if implemented as per the criteria mentioned above, what is the impact of the decrease in such migration and […]
October 5, 2012

The PDS System in Kerala:A Review, June 2008

By Shruthi Cyriac, Vishishta Sam & Naomi Jacob The paper is an attempt to study the PDS system in Kerala-often referred to as the ‘Kerala Model’ of implementation of the food security programme which subsidises consumers and procures grain from […]
October 5, 2012

The Micro credit and Rural Micro enterprise scenario in Kerala: A study on Kudumbashree’, July 2008

By Shruthi Cyriac The activities of ‘NUTRIMIX’ PRODUCTION and GOAT REARING are studied in this paper. Nutrimix is a baby food supplement and Kudumbashree women are actively involved in the production and supply of this commodity to the ‘anganwadis’ (government […]
October 5, 2012

A Study on the Implementation of Vishaka Guidelines in Universities in Kerala, July 2008

By Vishishta Sam This study explores the interpretation and implementation of the Vishaka Guidelines by the universities in Kerala and also examines and suggests possible changes within the current frame work of the University towards effective implementation of the Vishakha […]