In the News

February 13, 2018

Welcome to Ernakulam,how do you do?; The New Indian Express, February 12, 2018

KOCHI: While Ernakulam district has witnessed the highest number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) in Kerala over the years, recent studies by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) unveiled serious discrepancies in the data released by the Kerala Tourism […]
February 13, 2018

Functioning without a classification; The New Indian Express, February 12, 2018

    By Express News Service | The New Indian Express | 11th February 2018 KOCHI: Even though Ernakulam is popular for its attractive homestays, only a few of them have obtained the classification given by the Tourism Department. The study conducted […]
February 8, 2018

Kerala government’s claim on its tourism sector is inflated; The New Indian Express, February 7, 2018

By Rajesh Abraham | Express News Service | 07th February 2018 KOCHI: In a big blow to Kerala’s tourism sector, a new research has found most claims by the state government that the sector constitutes 10 per cent of the state’s […]
February 5, 2018

Watch Live Streaming of CPPR Office Talk: “Abundance Without Attachment: The Formula for a Good Life”

    We invite you to an engaging talk by Dr Arthur C Brooks (President, American Enterprise Institute, Washington DC) on ‘Abundance without Attachment: The Formula for a Good Life’. Sadanand Dhume (Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Washington DC) will […]
February 3, 2018

A budget with a vision and direction; The Times of India, February 2, 2018

By Dr Martin Patrick| The Times of India | February 2, 2018 The budget has a vision and direction and is a perfect blend of welfare and development. It has tried to identify the crucial problems of Kerala and attempted to intervene. […]
February 2, 2018

Kerala politicians miffed with Budget, say it is unrealistic and favouring corporates; The NEWS Minute, February 2, 2018

Saritha S Balan | The NEWS Minute | Friday, February 02, 2018 The first union budget after the GST rollout has disappointed experts and politicians in the state. While they admit the budget is a calculated one, the general feeling […]
February 2, 2018

From superstars and tigers to red, blue and green; The Times of India, February 2, 2018

Deepa Soman| The Times of India | Feb 2, 2018 Multi-coloured with artistic and often quirky designs on their bodies, with catchy names ranging from that of Gods and Goddesses to pop stars; private buses in Kerala have been style […]
January 29, 2018

Kochiites launched the first edition of public transport day

Kochiites the youth, the elderly, the differently-abled, irrespective of politics or gender launched the first edition of Public Transport Day on Saturday. Kochi Public Transport Day, a year-long movement is driven by city-based think tank Centre for Public Policy Research […]
January 24, 2018

‘Financially Independent Cities Will Be More Welfare Oriented’; BW SMARTCITIES, January 23, 2018

City governance is a complex system. The governance framework at the city level must be in sync with the with the culture, heritage, economy, competitiveness and institutions. That is the reason just constituting special purpose vehicle is not enough for […]
January 23, 2018

Modi govt’s neglect of agriculture and education sectors contributing to rising inequality: expert; National Herald, January 22, 2018

By DHAIRYA MAHESHWARI | National  Herald | January 22nd 2018 “PM Modi’s pet experiment of demonetisation has worsened the already bad economic inequality in India, as 85 per cent of our workforce is in the informal sector,” Dr D Dhanuraj […]
January 22, 2018

Transport Strike Part 2 in South India; The Lede, January 21, 2018

By Rejimon Kuttappan | JANUARY 21, 2018 | The Lede After Tamil Nadu, pensioners of the Kerala transport Corporation are demanding their unpaid pensions and other dues which have been pending for months now Muraleedharan K, a retired mechanic from the […]
January 9, 2018

Public Policy Research moots night shopping; Deccan Chronicle, January 5, 2018

BY Smitha N | Deccan Chronicle | Jan 5, 2018 Kochi: The Kochi-based think-tank, Centre for Public Policy Research,  will submit a proposal to the state government seeking  steps to amend the  laws to promote night shopping, especially in cities like Kochi. […]
January 2, 2018

A New Year gift to city; The Hindu, January 2, 2018

The Hindu| Staff Reporter| Jan 2, 2018 UMTA to facilitate seamless integration of transport modes The Cabinet approval to the Kerala Metropolitan Transport Authority Bill on Monday turned out to be a New Year gift to Kochi as it is […]
December 18, 2017

India and the Quadrilateral

                      The Quadrilateral or Quad, an international grouping of India, Australia, Japan and the US that was in limbo for 10 years, recently met ahead of the East Asia Summit in Manila […]
December 2, 2017

Flyover design on PWD website soon; The Hindu, December 1, 2017

The Hindu| Staff Reporter| Dec 1, 2017 The design and details of the proposed six-lane Vyttila flyover will be published on the Public Works Department (PWD) website in a week. It is to allay doubts and fears in the minds […]
November 30, 2017

Vyttila flyover: Call intensifies for real-time traffic assessment; The New Indian Express, November 30, 2017

KOCHI: Any diversion plan without traffic mobility assessment will result in traffic chaos. Reiterating the point, various stakeholders say the same will happen at Vyttila if proper traffic assessment study is not carried out before the launch of the construction […]
November 28, 2017

Stakeholders question move to keep flyover blueprint under wraps; The New Indian Express, November 27, 2017

  By Express News Service | November 27, 2017 KOCHI: The actual reason which led to the deferment of the launch of  preparatory work of Vyttila flyover to December 11 from the originally scheduled November 25 remains shrouded in mystery, […]
November 27, 2017

Preparatory works for Vyttila flyover postponed; The Hindu, November 26, 2017

The Hindu| Staff Reporter| Nov 26,2017 Work on the proposed flyover at the busy Vyttila Junction seems to have started on a wrong note with a postponement of the preparatory works. It was earlier announced that the preparatory work would […]
November 25, 2017

Vytilla flyover design secret; Deccan Chronicle, November 25, 2017

DECCAN CHRONICLE.| SMITHA N |  Nov 25, 2017 KOCHI: Stakeholders including officers of the PWD, the implementing agency, were clueless on the design of the much awaited Vytilla flyover even on Friday, one day ahead of the launch of the works […]
November 22, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of CPPR 15th Quarterly Lecture, ‘Governance and Politics – Need for a New Paradigm’ to be delivered by Dr Jayaprakash Narayan

CPPR 15th Quarterly Lecture, ‘Governance and Politics – Need for a New Paradigm’ to be delivered by Dr Jayaprakash Narayan (Social & Political Reformer and former IAS & MLA). Date & Time: November 22, 2017 | 5–7 pm Venue: Grand Hotel, Kochi. […]