In the News

July 17, 2017

Time we reclaimed our walking spaces; The New Indian Express, July 16, 2017

D Dhanuraj With the exponential growth in the number of personal vehicles in Kerala in the last two decades, the pedestrian sidewalks started disappearing from our cities at an alarming rate. Most of the discussions on urban mobility have focussed […]
July 17, 2017

The Right to Walk

With the exponential growth in the number of personal vehicles in Kerala in the last two decades, the pedestrian sidewalks started disappearing from our cities at an alarming rate. Most of the discussions on urban mobility have focussed on motorised […]
June 25, 2017

Simultaneous elections are a long way off; June 24, 2017, Sunday Guardian Live

By AREEBA FALAK | NEW DELHI | 24 June, 2017 With Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently supporting the idea of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state Assemblies, discussions about the feasibility of the idea are expected to pick up […]
June 14, 2017

Researchers in Kochi call for revival of public healthcare system; The New Indian Express, June 11, 2017

  KOCHI: Considering the growing trend of dependence on specialist doctors, there is a need to redefine the role of primary health centres and block primary health centres to suit the current context and environment, say social researchers. A survey conducted […]
June 7, 2017

Friendly service, modern facilities draw people to private healthcare centres, The Hindu, June 7, 2017

Study conducted in 85 households at Panangad and Kaloor Kochi | Staff Reporter | The Hindu | June 7, 2017 Modern medical services offered in a friendly manner attracts people to private healthcare centres, says a study conducted in the city. […]
May 23, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of Book Launch: ‘My Driver Tulong and Other Tall Tales from a Post Pol Pot Contemporary Cambodia’

Book launch of ‘My Driver Tulong and Other Tall Tales from a Post Pol Pot Contemporary Cambodia’ written by M P Joseph IAS (R). Dr. Christy Fernandez IAS will preside over the function and Ambassador T P Sreenivasan IFS will release […]
May 10, 2017

Metro service trials begin today; The Hindu, May 10, 2017

STAFF REPORTER | The Hindu | May 10, 2017 KMRL to offer discounts to frequent commuters; smart cards to be launched this month The Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is all set to begin service trials using seven trains on […]
May 10, 2017

Act fast on UMTA to finalise bus rapid corridors: experts; The Hindu, May 10, 2017

by John L. Paul | The Hindu | May 10, 2017 Act needs to be promulgated to ready mobility plan Stakeholders in Kochi’s transportation sector have demanded that the State government take steps for speedy promulgation of the Unified Metropolitan […]
April 29, 2017

Not a rank the state wants: Kerala high on unemployment, we need more entrepreneurs govt says; The News Minute, April 29, 2017

Kerala has the third highest unemployment rate in India. TNM Staff | Saturday, April 29, 2017 Kerala has in many ways been a model state for the rest of India. The southern state has consistently topped literacy levels, and human development […]
April 28, 2017

Kerala launches Rs900 crore education loan repayment scheme; Live mint, April 28, 2017

Kerala launches Rs900 crore loan repayment scheme to help students from families with annual income below Rs 6 lakh by Nidheesh M.K. | Live mint | April 28,2017 Bengaluru: Kerala has launched a Rs900 crore scheme to help students from families […]
April 18, 2017

Will Electricity Tariff Hike Encourage Citizens to Consume Less?; Kochi Post, April 18, 2017

by Sumitra Nair | Kochi Post | April 18, 2017 Effective today, the Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission announced a price hike of 10- 30 paise per unit for those consuming less than 250 units per month and 40- 50 paise […]
April 13, 2017

Pensioners, Daily Wage Labourers Suffer as ATMs Run Dry of Cash; Kochi Post, April 12, 2017

by Sumitra Nair | April, 12, 2017 | Kochi Post This Vishu, don’t be surprised if your grandparents ask you to share your Paytm or Rupay account details for kaineetam as ATMs run dry. But, it isn’t just the festivities […]
April 8, 2017

`EU-like South Asian Commons ideal’; The Times of India; April 8, 2017

Kochi | April 8, 2017 India should look at a South Asian Commons, on the lines of the European Union, which would include China and South East Asia to boost regional cooperation and resolve the tensions in the region, said […]
April 7, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of CPPR 13th Quarterly Lecture “Asia Policy for India” by Ambassador (retired) Nirupama Rao

    Ambassador (retired) Nirupama Rao will deliver the CPPR 13th Quarterly Lecture on ‘Asia Policy for India’. Date: Friday, April 7, 2017 Time: 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm  Venue: Hotel Avenue Regent, M.G Road, Kochi, Kerala Watch this space for […]
April 5, 2017

Chaos Sets in Kerala as Liquor Shops Near Highways Shut Down; Kochi Post, April 4, 2017

by Sumitra Nair | April, 4, 2017 | Kochi Post Two years ago in 2015, when the Kerala State Government decided to shut down close to 730 bars, there was an uproar from bar owners and workers saying their livelihood […]
April 1, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of Book Discussion: The Lawc

    CPPR is organising a discussion of the French classic, ‘The Law’, the most popular work of French economist, statesman and author, Frederic Bastiat. Watch this space for the live streaming of the event on April 1, 2017; 6.00 […]
March 31, 2017

Un-Fare Price Hikes by Private Bus Operators Dampen Malayalees’ Festivities; Kochi Post, March, 29, 2017

by Sumitra Nair | March, 29, 2017 | Kochi Post In about two weeks, it will be time for Vishu, a festival most Malayalees yearn to spend with their families. And while planning for the journey begins, Malayalees living in […]
March 23, 2017

Watch the live streaming of the Workshop on “Connecting Dots for Public Transportation” at Infopark, Kochi

World Trade Centre, Kochi, and Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), are conducting a workshop on ‘Connecting Dots for Public Transportation’ at Infopark, Kochi, on March 23, 2017, from 2.30 pm at WTC Kochi, Infopark. The workshop will discuss the requirements for effective […]
March 16, 2017

Why Metro projects are on slow track: A look at 5 cities; INFRACIRCLE, March 14, 2017

Bhanvi Arora | March 14, 2017 | INFRACIRCLE The urban development ministry is working on easier financing and faster implementation of Metro projects. The move comes after finance minister Arun Jaitley announced in his Budget speech that a new Metro policy will […]
March 10, 2017

‘Limit car use, rely on public transport’ ; The Hindu, March 10, 2017

Staff Reporter | The Hindu | KOCHI MARCH 10, 2017 Stress laid on improving public spaces Over 300 cars parked on MG Road and pavements at any given time choke traffic, while at least three pay-and-park centres on the corridor operate […]