September 23, 2015

How Climate Change is secretly disrupting Ghana’s city life?

By Roshni Rajiv* The city of Accra came to a standstill due to the magnitude of monsoon floods earlier this year. The city stood perplexed to a staggering toll of loss of over 200 human lives, irreparable damage to public […]
September 22, 2015

Japan: A Pacifist Embrace of  Militarism- Or was it the other way round?

Collective Security dictum of “all for one and one for all” rationale for global peacekeeping missions will now be applicable to Japan. The significant changes in the pacifist constitution of Japan to make its defence forces more upbeat recently witnessed […]
September 21, 2015

The over hyped Fed interest hike!!

The much hyped Fed interest rate hike didn’t materialise. It all began in 2008, when Fed (Federal Reserve System) slashed the interest rate to zero and it even switched to quantitative easing programme to make credit availability cheaper for reviving […]
September 18, 2015

Urban local bodies need more teeth, Times of India, September 14th, 2015

Urban local bodies need more teeth Times of India, 14th September 2015 KOCHI: The Centre had asked state governments to strengthen urban schemes before they launched smart cities, Amrut and housing for all by 2022 projects. Union urban development minister […]
September 10, 2015

“India’s Foreign Diplomacy in Modi Age”- 10th CPPR Quarterly Lecture by Dr. Sanjaya Baru

  The 10th Quarterly Lecture organised by Centre for Public Policy Research explored the changing nuances of Indian foreign diplomacy. Since Narendra Modi took over, India’s foreign diplomacy has witnessed a burst of activity giving a thrust to India.  The […]
September 3, 2015

Majority of Commuters Express Dissatisfaction over Boat Service, Metro Manorama 1st September, 2015

  Metro Manorama 1st September 2015 In Ernakulam district, more than 13,000 people use ferry service. In the study conducted by CPPR around fifty-six per cent of the passengers expressed their dissatisfaction with the quality of the ferry service. Presently […]
September 1, 2015

Payment Banks: A Case of ‘Banks For The Unbanked’

On August 19, 2015 Reserve Bank of India granted licenses for payment banks to 11 firms including Department of Posts. Aditya Birla Nuvo, Vodafone, Reliance industries, Airtel, Fino Paytech, Cholamandalam Distribution Services Ltd, NSDL, Vijaya Shekar Sharma (Paytm), Dilip Shanghvi […]
August 31, 2015

10th Quarterly Lecture by Dr. Sanjaya Baru

CPPR’s 10th Quarterly Lecture on ‘India’s Foreign Diplomacy in Modi Age’ will be delivered by Dr. Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy,International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), London. The CPPR Quarterly Lecture has become a platform for thought leaders from different […]
August 18, 2015

Devaluing Yuan: Taking the first bite of the cherry!

Starting with two per cent devaluation on 11th August which was yuan’s or renminbi’s, biggest one-day devaluation in 20 years, China followed a three days devaluation that knocked more than three per cent off its currency value. The value of […]
August 14, 2015

New Era in Indo-Sino Relations

The CPPR rendez-vous with the Chinese ambassador to India, His Excellency Le Yucheng added one more feather to our illustrious cap. The ambassador had come to the state of Kerala as the official guest of the Government of Kerala. The […]
August 13, 2015

Meet on Vytilla Hub to focus on funding mode, The Hindu; August 11th 2015

Meet on Vytilla Hub to focus on funding mode The Hindu; August 11th 2015 With public-private participation the ‘dominant option’ doing the rounds for the Rs 430-crore second phase development works of Vyttila Mobility Hub (VMH), Wednesday’s executive committee meeting […]
August 8, 2015

Registration Open for CPPR – ATLAS PUBLIC POLICY CHALLENGE

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is organizing a National Level Public Policy Competition aimed at addressing public policy challenges in India. The competition is a platform for youth to generate ideas for effective and better governance of India. The […]
August 5, 2015

Pavements ‘too high’ for pedestrians in NCR, Hindustan Times, 25 July 2015

Madhu S, Director (Projects), Centre for Public Policy Research, comments in Hindustan Times about the condition of pavements for pedestrians in India     Footpaths missing in most localities, and those on main roads with heavy traffic are so high, people […]
July 29, 2015

Vyttila Mobility Hub is much more than a bus stand, Malayala Manorama, July 29th 2015

D. Dhanuraj, chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), writes about the Vytilla Mobility Hub, How it is much more than a bus stand, in Malayala Manorama, July 29th 2015     The Vytilla Mobility hub should be treated as […]
July 29, 2015

Why we should be bothered about Bio Terrorism!

With the onset of the 21st century, the concept of asymmetrical warfare has become even more pronounced. The prevalence of large, well-funded, and even state-sponsored terrorist groups throughout the world is indicative of the changing dynamics of terrorism. The trans-continental nature of […]