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April 1, 2019

India is staring at a water crisis and no politician is talking about it

The summer of 2019 is not only heated up by the intense general election campaign but also by the above average temperature forecasted in many parts of India. Even though the agrarian distress has been a major campaign issue, the […]
March 26, 2019

Asianet Cover Story: Tom Vadakan’s entry to BJP | ടോം വടക്കനും ബിജെപിയിൽ

Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, CPPR talks about the need for transparency in electoral funding on Cover Story in Asianet News Channel.  He highlights that the funding details of political parties are clear pointers to their political agendas and economic […]
March 25, 2019

Time to turn around Kerala’s loss-making PSUs: Paul Antony

Cutting non-plan expenditure can solve fiscal crisis’ There is an urgent need to turn around Kerala’s loss-making Public Sector Undertakings by strengthening them with a qualified board of directors and through hard budget restrictions. Public-private partnership could be a way […]
March 25, 2019

Media Mentions: CPPR study on ‘Cold Storage’ quoted in India Today

According to a 2016 report by the Centre for Public Policy Research, titled ‘Government Role in India’s Ailing Cold Storage Sector’, 18 per cent of the country’s fruit and vegetable produce perishes in the absence of proper storage facilities. Just […]
March 25, 2019

Who is going to bell the cat?

The black money trail in election campaigns has been a widely discussed topic in India over the decades. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has shared its concerns about the role played by big corporate houses, anonymous donors and foreign […]
March 25, 2019

Poll funding not so transparent

Western theorists, especially economists, argue that certain corrupt, rent-seeking activities can be labelled ‘productive activities’ and need not be condemned. Political parties have been the original source of corruption and responsible for the highest amount of corruption. In India, political […]
March 24, 2019

Call for sustainable revenue mobilization

KOCHI: Experts called for a sustainable and practical way for fund mobilization in the aftermath of the August deluge that ravaged the state.  The demand was put forth at the two-day international round table ‘Vikasarth’ on ‘Rebuilding Kerala economy: Time […]
March 24, 2019

Two-day ‘Vikasarth Roundtable’ on Kerala economy concludes

KOCHI: The two-day ‘Vikasarth Roundtable’ discussing ‘Rebuilding the Kerala Economy: Time for a paradigm shift?’ concluded in Kochi on Saturday. The roundtable was organised by the Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi in collaboration with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), […]
March 23, 2019

Economic inequality increasing: Vikasarth

*The news story published on Janmabhumi, Kochi about the 2-day Vikasarth round table conference
March 23, 2019

Vikasarth seminar begins

*The news story published on Deshabhimani, Kochi about the 2-day Vikasarth round table conference
March 19, 2019

Development and Economy Seminar

*The news story published on Deshabhimani, Kochi about the 2-day Vikasarth round table conference
March 17, 2019

Consensus need to be reached on India-China Border Issue

*Media mentions, quoting CPPR Senior Fellow, Muraleedharan Nair’s talk at the two-day international conference on “Engaging Rising China: Strategic Options for Emerging India” organised by the Institute for Contemporary Chinese Studies (ICCS), Mahatma Gandhi University in collaboration with the School […]
March 16, 2019

India and China must revisit their traditional mindset, JNU scholar

*The news story published in Global South Colloquy, quoting CPPR Senior Fellow, Muraleedharan Nair’s talk at the two-day international conference on “Engaging Rising China: Strategic Options for Emerging India” organised by the Institute for Contemporary Chinese Studies (ICCS), Mahatma Gandhi […]
March 11, 2019

Can Kummanam repeat in Lok Sabha Election what Rajagopalan created in Assembly Election | നിയമസഭയില്‍ രാജഗോപാല്‍ സൃഷ്ടിച്ചത് ലോക്സഭയില്‍ കുമ്മനത്തിനാകുമോ?

Trivandrum Lok Sabha constituency will be in the eyes of the national media and it looks like we can expect a nail-biting finish this time also. CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts discuss about this in the Manoramma News […]
March 3, 2019

Voyage for Knowledge on a Luxury Ship

*News story published on the New Indian Express on March 2, 2019
March 1, 2019

Kochi turns port of call for Semester at Sea students

They get to know #MeToo movement and its impact on media Around 30 students from foreign universities who sailed into Kochi on Thursday as part of their study programme Semester at Sea partook in discussions on the #MeToo movement and its influence […]
February 28, 2019

India-Japan Conference: Two-Day India Japan Conference draws to a close

(Photo Courtesy – Daily Post India) Strong India-Japan relation is a global common good, says Deputy Consul-General of Japan in Chennai. Discussing the economic imperatives and security challenges among other things for the India-Japan partnership was a two-day International Conference […]
February 28, 2019

Floating World University to call at Kochi Port today

KOCHI: Foreign students and teachers from around 200 universities will reach Kochi on Thursday, as part of their study programme ‘Semester at Sea’, which is being held onboard the luxury vessel MV World Odyssey. It is a multi-country study abroad programme […]
February 28, 2019

India-Japan Conference: Conference dwells on Indo-Japanese unity

*The news story published on Mathrubhumi, Kochi about the 2-day India-Japan International Conference round the theme ‘India and Japan: Growing Partnership and Opportunities for Cooperation’. 
February 28, 2019

India-Japan Conference: Call for strong India-Japan ties

‘They share common values of commitment to democracy’ The two-day conference on ‘India and Japan: Growing Partnership and Opportunities for Cooperation’ hosted by city-based Centre for Public Policy Research’s Centre for Strategic Studies in collaboration with Chennai’s Consulate-General of Japan […]