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March 10, 2015

Press Coverage: International Conference on ‘US Rebalance and Asia Pacific’

The two day Conference on ‘US Rebalance and Asia Pacific’ was organised in a crucial time given the significant developments brought by President Obama’s visit to India recently. The Conference was inaugurated by former NSA Mr. MK Narayanan and witnessed […]
February 25, 2015

Getting the Railways back on track

In this article, Roshni Rajiv puts forward eight suggestions to reform the current rail structure in tune with the needs of the 21st century* Indian Railways is more than 150 years old and has played a vital role in the […]
February 3, 2015

Government is a spoilsport

By, Rahul V Kumar/ Sibin Sabu* Summary: Sports federations are seedy political fiefdoms. Corporates can inject funds, accountability and popular appeal India’s growth story in sports has always been difficult to comprehend. How did a nation of 1.3 billion become […]
December 22, 2014

Autonomics- The Economics behind Autorickshaw, The Hindu

AUTONOMICS Based on a series in The Hindu Newspaper dated November 15, 2014 AJAI SREEVATSAN PTI Chennai’s auto woes may not be a simple pricing problem, but a system problem. What is the economics behind the autorickshaw trade in Chennai? […]
December 19, 2014

‘Balancing Energy and Green Security a Policy Dilemma’, Indian Express, 15th December

Balancing Energy and Green Security a Policy Dilemma’ By Express News Service Published: 15th December 2014 06:02 AM   KOCHI: The key aspects of India’s Energy Security are expanding people’s access to energy and having reliable supply of electricity, said Tom Cutler, former […]
December 17, 2014

Taxi rape — Blame governments, not Uber, The NewYork Post, 14th December

Taxi rape — Blame governments, not Uber By Nicole Gelinas December 14, 2014 | 10:17pm Last year, British supermarkets had to limit parents’ baby-formula purchases — because Chinese visitors were buying up all the Western product to take home. The Chinese tourists trusted global […]
December 17, 2014

Motor Vehicle Law Applies Brakes on Shared Autorickshaw Proposal, The New Indian Express, 10th Dec

Motor Vehicle Law Applies Brakes on Shared Autorickshaw Proposal By Krishnachand K, Nidheesh M K and Anilkumar T Published: 10th December 2014 KOCHI: There is one barrier which is stopping Kochi from introducing share auto system and that is an amendment of […]
October 25, 2014

Entry of foreign players will encourage best practices in liquor sector: CPPR Study, The Hindu BusinessLine

Entry of foreign players will encourage best practices in liquor sector: Study V SAJEEV KUMAR Think tank urges States to give up predatory pricing policies KOCHI, OCTOBER 19: Research by a Kochi-based think tank has suggested liberalisation of India’s liquor […]
October 14, 2014

Of mysterious deaths, The Hindu Business Line, October 13

Of mysterious deaths This article was published on October 13, 2014 at The Hindu Business Line Besides the suicides, there has been a series of other unnatural deaths involving employees of the DAE. At least 10 DAE employees lost their […]
September 15, 2014

Road transport and safety bill is what Kochi requires, Times of India, September 15

  Times of India, 15th September KOCHI: Proposals in the draft Road Transport and Safety Bill are just what the doctor ordered and Kochi urgently needs to implement, according to transport experts in the city. Over the years, public pressure […]
September 4, 2014

Congestion in Kochi’s roads eat up Rs 4 Million, Deshabhimani, September 4th

News writeup on Kochi Roads with  inputs from CPPR. Deshabhimani, September 4th, 2014  
August 22, 2014

Total Alcohol Prohibition – Mixed reaction to govt move, Times of India, August 22nd

TOTAL PROHIBITION – Mixed reaction to govt move Times of India, 22nd August, 2014* The government decision to close down more bars except those functioning at five-star hotels has invoked mixed response. While women’s welfare groups and church welcome the […]
August 11, 2014

Live stream Corporation Council meetings for more transparency, Dr Dhanuraj, Times of India

Call to stream council meetings live TNN | Aug 10, 2014, 02.08AM IST KOCHI: City residents appear a disappointed lot when it comes to the conduct of the corporation’s council meetings. Many of them believe that the local body often ignores debates […]
July 26, 2014

A Reasonably Good Budget, Says Economists , The New Indian Express

“The Budget could not create any greater impact but it could give a direction as to how the economic policies of the country are being adopted to stimulate growth in key sectors and to stimulate growth in FDI in various sectors” […]
July 4, 2014

“Education can solve the issues in Pakistan” Madhyamam

“Education can solve the issues in Pakistan” says Prof. T.V Paul in the lecture conducted by Centre for Public Policy Research. The above report is published by one of the leading Malayalam daily Madhyamam. Prof. Paul talked on his book […]
June 12, 2014

“Indian scientists call for commitment to science” Chemistry World

11 June 2014  Dinsa Sachan India may have dispatched a mission to Mars recently, but not a single Indian citizen has won a Nobel prize in a science-related category since the country gained independence in 1947. As a new government […]
June 4, 2014

Catalyst of social transformation, Deccan Chronicle

” India is a heterogeneous society of unfulfilled dreams. Only a citizen based approach would solve the issues” Says Dr. D Dhanuraj in a feature published by Deccan Chronicle , one of the leading news paper. The philosophy of CPPR, […]
May 28, 2014

“Possibility of Left and Congress coalition in Kerala” Kalakaumudi

“There is a possibility of Left and Congress coalition in Kerala” says Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR in an article published in ‘Kalakaumudi’ one of the leading weekly in Malayalam. With the Left getting a severe hammering in the Lok […]
May 21, 2014
DC | Krishna Kumar K E | May 18, 2014, 22.05 pm IST Kochi: An analysis of the 15th and 16th Lok Sabha polls show that the BJP is consolidating its presence in the state at the expense of the main Left […]
May 13, 2014

“BJP has early mover advantage” says Dr. D Dhanuraj, Chairman CPPR

    “NDA has an early mover advantage” says Dr D Dhanuraj (Chairman, CPPR) in a live debate on 2014 election in one the leading news channel, Manorama News. He was analyzing the All India Exit Poll surveys released on May […]