Centre for Comparative Studies

April 2, 2020

Time right for fresh survey of guest workers, say experts

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The Times of India on the guest workers in Kerala. He comments “This is a golden opportunity to improve their living standards. We can also conduct a survey to […]
March 31, 2020

Kerala to monitor all deaths to check community spread

CPPR Senior Fellow Dr Rijo M John comments in a article published in The New Indian Express on COVID-19. KOCHI: In Perhaps the biggest exercise to be undertaken in Kerala since the coronavirus outbreak, the Health Department has decided to monitor […]
March 25, 2020

The Changing World Order Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

The Cornonavirus is on a rampage, relentlessly spreading beyond China—where it was initially detected—and engulfing most parts of the globe including Japan and South Korea in Far East, countries in Southeast Asia, Europe, West Asia,  and North, Central and South […]
March 20, 2020

Discussion on COVID 19 in Manorama News

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj was part of a discussion in the Manorama News channel on COVID 19 and it’s impact on the country. The discussion was aired on March 19, 2020.
March 20, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic | A grim forecast for the tourism sector

The tourism and hospitality sector that is in need of financial assistance is less likely to find any favour from the banking sector as the past record of the hospitality sector is riddled with loan defaults. The Covid-19 outbreak, now […]
March 4, 2020

Why scores of unrecognised and unaffiliated schools flourish in Kerala

Twenty eight students studying in Class 10 of Arooja Little Star School at Moolamkuzhi in Kochi, were in the news recently as they could not write their board exams. The school, which was unaffiliated to the Central Board of Secondary […]
March 2, 2020

Kochi: Onus on civic body to ensure quality of water , say experts

CPPR Chairman, Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in the The Times of India. He says “Citizens are entitled to safe drinking water. Corporation’s health squads have the power to check the documents produced by the truck […]
February 21, 2020

‘Green corridor’ to boost seamless commute

The 2.5-km-long ‘green corridor’ proposed between Ernakulam Town (North) and Junction (South) railway stations is expected to augment seamless integration between different commuting modes, with its promoter agencies set to brainstorm this week on directly linking it with the KSRTC […]
February 18, 2020

Officials take foot off pedal; buses keep doors open

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The New Indian Express. He says government should help in modernising the vehicles by giving a subsidy, thereby promoting public transport. A dedicated lane for private buses and scientific designing […]
February 18, 2020

AAP’s victory makes a case for a strong city-state in India

The resounding victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi polls has engendered various debates among political circles as well as the citizenry. While the opposition parties have to learn a lot from the way the Arvind Kejriwal-led […]
February 15, 2020

India needs a relook at the restrictive regulatory environment for education

Last week, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an allocation of Rs 99,300 crore for the education sector in her presentation of the Union Budget for the upcoming financial year 2020-2021 – a 5% increase from the last financial year. Of […]
February 14, 2020

Is the bullet train a priority?

The bullet trains and the high-speed trains are in the news for the last few weeks. After taking charge as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray announced that the bullet train project worth Rs 1 lakh-crore investment, connecting Ahmedabad […]
February 12, 2020

Electric vehicles fail to get traction in Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a published in The New Indian Express on Electric vehicles. As going sustainable becomes the mantra, electric vehicles become the future. While everyone, from governments to NGOs, bats for e-vehicles, the latest being […]
February 12, 2020

A balanced budget that spins on KIIFB axis

Preparing a budget that caters to the interests of all sections of people at the time of economic slowdown is difficult, especially when there is fiscal stress on the state’s economy. As one can find neither cooperative federalism nor federalism […]
February 11, 2020

Why residents in these Kochi suburbs find it challenging to depend on public transport

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The News Minute. The article is part of it’s series of stories on the state of public buses across south Indian cities. Kochi is the largest and most populous […]