Centre for Comparative Studies

June 24, 2014

A Model for helping India’s Sports Sector

Introduction International events come and go but India has never been able to pose significant competition to sportsmen and women from across the globe. We have had a competitive hockey team which consistently won Olympic medals until the late 1970s […]
June 24, 2014

THE BANKING SECTOR

The global economy is recovering from the worst financial crisis since the great depression. The recovery, however, is fragile and uneven. The financial crisis has brought a number of lessons to the fore. First, financial regulation needs to stay ahead […]
June 18, 2014

Debugging tips to Ms. Smriti Irani for the ‘Higher Education’ sector in India

If the decisive mandate to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to rule the country without any hassles of forming coalition had surprised many pollsters, the choice of Ms. SmirtiIrani to the coveted post of Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry was the […]
June 12, 2014

Kerala’s public policy crisis in fighting Cancer

Thinking about the cancer care policy has been part of India’s modern medical history since the inception of the National Cancer Control Programme in 1975-76. This programme conceived the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) of Kerala in 1981. So far the […]
June 12, 2014

“Indian scientists call for commitment to science” Chemistry World

11 June 2014  Dinsa Sachan India may have dispatched a mission to Mars recently, but not a single Indian citizen has won a Nobel prize in a science-related category since the country gained independence in 1947. As a new government […]
June 5, 2014

Planting saplings: Does our Environment Day start and end there???

Today, as I entered the main road, a rally of school children welcomed me. They were all having umbrellas decorated with leaves of various trees.  This was how; they celebrated the World Environment Day (WED). Yesterday onwards, there are advertisements […]
June 4, 2014

Will Modi’s Minimum government phase out the Civil Service?

Will Modi’s Minimum government phase out the Civil Service? The context for this question lies in an attempt by the author to understand the concept of Minimum Government and the theory behind it. In nominal terms ‘Minimum Government’ is a […]
June 3, 2014

Big-data and the Market Mechanism

Introduction Big-data could be the game changer in future. Data and big-data are conceptually similar but the later differs technically due to the enormity in volume and the corresponding difficulty in storage. Big-data would imply information that is collected in […]
June 3, 2014

The Many Faces of a Social Media Campaign in General Elections India 2014

Introduction India has a very low number of people actively using social media networks though its increasing at a deafening pace. As late as December 2013, the number of such users were considered to be a little less than 100 […]
May 13, 2014

India General Elections 2014: A Muddled State of Affairs from the Youth Perspective

The Industrial Process of Electioneering From the start General Elections 2014 was no less than a functioning industrial unit, producing output in tonnes. The elections were a month long process where a population close to 814 million people were expected […]
April 10, 2014

Masking a Major Issue – The State and its Dilemma on Liquor Policy in Kerala

Context The state government in Kerala delayed in announcing its liquor policy for the year 2014-15. What followed this delay was a closure of bar hotels across the state. On the eve of elections, there were two groups in the […]
April 8, 2014

CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies Call for Internships on Non-Traditional Security in India

The CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) calls for Internships on Non-Traditional Security in India. The Centre for Strategic Studies of the Centre for Public Policy Research has been in the forefront of activities in conducting research and activities in […]
April 7, 2014

Internship opportunity in CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies

  CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies (CCS) is inviting Internships in the following topics. The Internship will be for period of 2-3 months and shall be subject to the CPPR Internship Policy Tasks for Interns Do a routine collection and […]
April 7, 2014

What happened to the Occupy Movement?

By Raj Cherubal* Whatever happened to the Occupy Movement? There was never a doubt in my mind that all such movements fizzle out. But surprised to see how fast it did. I like dissent. Even if I don’t think very […]
April 2, 2014

‘Youngsters Vote for Modi’, The New Indian Express

‘Youngsters Vote for Modi’, The New Indian Express, March 30th, 2014 Sandeep Shastri, Political scientist and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Jain University, opined that in the coming election, more youngsters will vote for BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He was speaking on […]