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October 8, 2018

Election Dates Declared in Five States| അഞ്ചു സംസ്ഥാനങ്ങള്‍ ബൂത്തിലേക്ക്

In the wake of the declaration of elections dates in five states of India, the expert panel deliberates over Indian General Elections 2019. CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts discuss the political scenario in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Mizoram and […]
September 28, 2018

India has great potential to play normative leader in Asia-Pacific region

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, Kochi in reference with ‘Great Power Transitions and Power Shifts in the Asia-Pacific’,  an interactive session held at CPPR.  India has always approached these issues from a moral angle, without depending […]
September 24, 2018

Plan to have buses with fewer seating capacity

*The news story published on The Times of India, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on Motor Vehicle department’s proposal to operate buses with fewer seats but more space for standee passengers.  Officials with the motor vehicles department (MVD) […]
September 18, 2018

Rebuilding Kerala: Govt turns to public, seeks ‘smart ideas’ for state planning

*The news story published on The News Minute, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on ‘smart ideas’ for ‘Rebuilding Kerala’.   In the first such initiative, the Kerala government is inviting “practical ideas and suggestions from all walks of life”. […]
September 6, 2018

Kakkanad’s arduous route

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, Kochi quoting CPPR’s Study KOCHI: Situated in the eastern part of Kochi, Kakkanad houses administrative, industrial, residential and IT headquarters, thereby making the town one of the largest and fastest growing […]
August 29, 2018

Paving the way for the para-transit sector

There is a growing need to pave way for the Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) sector in India, starting with recognising, legalising and integrating it as a part of our transport system. This will enhance the first and last-mile connectivity and […]
August 28, 2018

Thumbs up for salary challenge| The way forward to rebuild a new Kerala

The expert panel discusses on Kerala Government’s Salary Challenge initiative for supporting the flood victims in the state.  CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts in the panel reflects on the way forward to rebuild a new Kerala. Watch […]
August 21, 2018

Kerala Civil Supplies Corporation failing in its objective to sell subsidised commodities

Even the quantity of coconut oil, which is the most sold and preferred item at Supplyco outlets, distributed through 1,406 outlets across Kerala contributes only 2.52 per cent of Kerala’s total consumption demand. Similarly, for other most-sold items, the majority […]
August 14, 2018

IPTs in an Integrated Urban Transport System

In a populous country like India, integration of Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) with the mass transit systems is essential considering the steep rise in demand and the haphazard growth of the urban transport sector in India. Read more on ‘IPTs […]
August 13, 2018

Rural, Private Clinics Big Contributors to Health care

75 per cent of the population in Kerala goes to private medical institutions for treatment. Three-fourths of people rely on small clinics, nursing homes and hospitals. These play a major role, especially in rural areas,” comments Sara John, CPPR Senior […]
August 10, 2018

Foreign Liquor in Kerala: A Story of Deceit?

The liquor trade in Kerala has always remained politically directed with little or no choice for consumers. Political decisions have shaped the trade for several decades. Business can thrive only when entrepreneurs are free to decide what benefits them most. […]
August 2, 2018

The Curious Case of the Missing Feeder Systems

With the rapidly changing service industries inculcating innovation and flexibility, a crucial segment that has been sidelined, almost rendered invisible by policy makers has been the feeder services sector. Read more on ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Feeder Systems‘, […]
July 30, 2018

Working women in Kerala need beneficial laws

Though the amended Shops and Commercial Establishments Act is a welcome move for working women in Kerala, there are teething problems that still need to be resolved at the earliest. To know more read CPPR Senior Project Associate, Sara John’s […]
July 26, 2018

Congress’s ‘Hug Diplomacy & Eye Wink’ move: In the wake of 2019 General Elections

In the wake of 2019 General Elections,  the expert panel discusses Congress’s ‘Hug diplomacy&  Eye-wink’ move in  Parliament Monsoon session 2018. CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts in the panel makes the prognosis on Congress- BJP political scenario in next […]
July 23, 2018

Potholes & traffic make driving in the city a torment

A news story on The New Indian Express, quoting CPPR’s study which pinpointed the uneconomical vehicle speeds caused by the bad condition of roads in the city. Click on the link to read the detailed news story:  Potholes & traffic make driving in the city […]
July 13, 2018

Amendments in the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments Act,1960 seems favorable for women, but it can be counterproductive to their employment opportunities.

“The amended act seems favorable for women, but it can be counterproductive to their employment opportunities.”, comments Sara John, Senior Project Associate, CPPR on the recent amendments to the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments Act,1960. Read more at the article […]
July 11, 2018

CPPR Media Mention: Proposed Amendments to the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments Act,1960

Media mention on CPPR’s draft of proposed Amendments to the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments ,published in The New Indian Express, Kochi Edition on 11th July 2018. In the story titled “Shopping after 8? Wait…” CPPR Chairman Dr. D Dhanuraj […]
June 27, 2018

Nimish Sany , CPPR Research Assistant critiques on the financial performance of PSEs in Kerala

In the news story titled ‘Among PSEs, Bevco alone contributes 97.3 per cent to Kerala’s coffers’  published by The New Indian Express on 26th June, CPPR Research Assistant Nimish Sany comments on the reality of PSE’s in Kerala.  Nimish , critiques […]
June 14, 2018
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Muraleedharan Nair, CPPR Senior Research Fellow comments about the historic Trump-Kim summit

Muraleedharan Nair, CPPR Senior Research Fellow comments about the historic Trump-Kim summit in his oped “Uchakoodiyudae Bhavi” published in Mathrubhumi Newspaper on 13th June.
June 5, 2018

Pushing the need to revive public spaces; The Times of India, June 5, 2018

by Deepika Jayaram While rapid urbanisation seems to move at a relentless and inevitable pace, environmentalists have been stressing on the need for a sustainable model of development and even launching movements and agitations towards achieving this goal. Though a […]