February 17, 2015

National Games: The Curious Case of the Host State

By, Sibin Sabu* National Games is meant to identify and promote sports talent in the country while also developing sports infrastructure. With that objective in mind, the Central government and the government of the host state pumps a lot of money for […]
February 11, 2015

Proceedings of International Conference on Energy Security Challenges

An International Conference on  Energy Security Challenges – Non Traditional Security Planning in India was organized on 12th & 13th December, 2014 by the CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies in Association with US Consulate, Chennai. The conference debated on how Energy security constitutes a […]
February 10, 2015

Fall of Goliath and the Rise of the Under-dog?

By, Renjini Rajagopalan There are many ways of looking at Delhi elections. On one hand, it is a study of all the things that went wrong. On the other, it is also a study of what went right. People from […]
February 9, 2015

Obama’s Visit to New Delhi – The Role of Friendship vs The Role of Issues

By, Raymond E Vickery Jr* When I was in New Delhi for President Obama’s Republic Day visit, the emphasis was on the Obama-Modi friendship as a prime determinate of US-India relations.  In Kochi – at the Center for Public Policy […]
February 8, 2015

Decoding the elections in the largest democracy through its Capital City

The people of Delhi have cast their vote and it will be interesting to see if the Modi wave has began waning by the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections. In the recent State Assembly elections at Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Jammu and […]
February 3, 2015

Government is a spoilsport

By, Rahul V Kumar/ Sibin Sabu* Summary: Sports federations are seedy political fiefdoms. Corporates can inject funds, accountability and popular appeal India’s growth story in sports has always been difficult to comprehend. How did a nation of 1.3 billion become […]
January 28, 2015

Intermediate Para-Transit (IPT) systems: A case of private players in a sector of government monopoly

Abstract Transport sector in India has immense growth opportunities and is posed to grow enormously in the future. However, public transport sector has been waning thanks to government monopoly. Private sector involvement has been very limited. Bucking this trend has […]
January 28, 2015

For a Free and Fair Sporting Sector in India

By, Dhanuraj and Rahul V. Kumar This study seeks to find an answer to this question: which one can be a successful model in sports in India: Planned Approach or a Spontaneous Order?’ The study explains that planned sporting activities […]
January 27, 2015

Understanding the Status of Higher Education in India

By, D. Dhanuraj and Rahul V. Kumar ABSTRACT The paper examines the higher education scenario in India and attempts to point out why very few serious investors invest in higher educational sector. Several factors are responsible for this. Primary among these […]
January 24, 2015

Registrations Open for International Conference on US Rebalance and Asia Pacific Region

Conference Theme: US Rebalance and Asia Pacific Organizers: CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies in association with US Consulate, Chennai Dates: 6-7 March 2015 Venue: Riviera Suites, Cochin How to Register: Click here CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies is embarking on an endeavor […]
January 23, 2015

A Critical Assessment of Forest Legislations in India

By, Dr. D Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar In India, there is a huge demand for timber that is met largely through imports. State-led forest policies have been lax in meeting this requirement. This policy paper analyses the existing forestry […]
January 19, 2015

Assessing Impact of NITI Ayog Vs Planning Commission

By Devi Prasad IES* NITI Ayog is  a Government Think Tank. As such the depth, spread, durability and the  scope of its influence on public policy differs from that of the other Think Tanks. Its mandate is much wider than that of Korean […]
January 15, 2015

India’s Nuclear Dilemma

By, Roshni Rajiv* India had an early head start into nuclear sector soon after independence. The Nuclear Power Programme was devised in 1954 with a vision of building India as one of the major nuclear powers in the world by […]
January 8, 2015

Applications Open for CPPR-ATLAS Policy School

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and Atlas Leadership Academy invites applications for its prestigious global event, the CPPR-Atlas Policy School 2015. The Policy School offers aspiring researchers a two-week intensive training in methods of Public Policy Research, at Cochin, […]
January 7, 2015
Trial and Error in Education Sector

The Never-Ending Process of Trial and Error in the Indian Education Sector

It will not be an exaggeration when I say, ‘the Union HRD Minister and her ministry are always caught in controversy’. The decision to end German Language learning in Kendriya Vidyalayas and impose Sanskrit in its position was imperious to […]