Centre for Comparative Studies

May 4, 2020

Webinar on Securing Livelihoods During COVID

Centre for Public Policy Research organized a webinar on May 1, 2020 on the topic Securing Livelihoods during COVID with a distinct focus on Kerala’s economy and drawing lessons from previous pandemics. The webinar was a conversation between Dr Dhanuraj, […]
May 3, 2020

The WHO’s Failures Are a Red Herring. A 2005 Pact Is the Real Problem

This article was originally published on The Wire Science on May 2, 2020. Click here to read Nithin Ramakrishnan The WHO has come under widespread scrutiny for a few valid and many invalid reasons. The major criticisms that have been […]
May 2, 2020

Inward remittances and the upcoming crisis

Pessimism and uncertainty looms as India is going to face a reverse migration as a result of the global economic fallout triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, the article looks at the history, trends in migration and inward […]
April 28, 2020

India Far from Making Online Learning the New Normal

With the unprecedented disruption to the academic activities due to the lockdown followed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the education sector has been thrown into an inadvertent experiment in online learning. As the second-largest market in the world, India’s online education […]
April 25, 2020

Covid cases from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka new worry for Kerala

CPPR Senior Fellow, Dr Rijo M John, comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on the sudden increase of infected people from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka crossing borders and entering Kerala. He said unlike Kerala, most […]
April 24, 2020

Combating COVID-19 by Contracting out Health Data of Keralites: Some Legal Questions

Harisankar K Sathyapalan & Sreeparvathy Gopalakrishna Pillai The State of Kerala has been in the forefront of fighting COVID-19 ever since the coronavirus hit India. From successfully treating the first three infected patients to halting a much disastrous community spread, […]
April 23, 2020

US–China Trade amid COVID-19

Devassy Auseph   It is a fact that the US has the greatest trade deficit with China, with over 22 per cent[i] of annual US imports from China. In 2019, the US imported Chinese goods worth around US$ 452.2 billion, […]
April 22, 2020

Will COVID-19 Shift the Power Balance in the Middle East?

The coronavirus, relentlessly spreading and rampaging across the globe, will have an enormous impact on the region of the Middle East which is already embroiled in multiple problems including a series of conflicts, sectarian violence, economic crises, refugee problem and […]
April 21, 2020

COVID-19 and US Presidential Polls: A Catatonic Phase

Abhirami B  The coronavirus outbreak has pushed some of the important events of this year including the Olympics and the UN’s Cop26 Climate Conference. Keeping in mind how the events have turned out in the past couple of months amidst […]
April 21, 2020

News report in Madhyamam on the condition of bus operator

After 27 days of lockdown, the bus operators have accumulated losses close to 65 crore. Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research- Kochi shares his thoughts in Madhyamam on the need to conduct a study on the number […]
April 20, 2020

COVID-19: Cruise Industry and its Future

In the wake of COVID-19, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended its March 14 No Sail Order (NSO) for cruise ships operating in waters under the jurisdiction of the United States. The NSO makes note […]
April 18, 2020

Monsoon woes likely for Kochi as flood mitigation measures remain incomplete

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The News Minute related to Operation Breakthrough, a project to tackle Kochi’s urban flooding. He says Kochi’s urbanisation and unscientific construction, including the drainage system, is the basic reason […]
April 17, 2020

It’s time to reboot Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The New Indian Express. The pandemic-induced lockdown has proved to be a boon for nature with clearer skies, lower levels of air pollution and animals with a free rein. […]
April 17, 2020

Lockdown: KMRL suspends Metro services till May 3

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The Times of India Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) has suspended Metro services after the Centre extended the lockdown till May 3. The Metro agency said that all services […]
April 17, 2020

COVID-19: Why is it Still Unwise to Bet against America?

Rakesh Neelakandan The coronavirus pandemic is raging globally and the US is heaving for breath. It is fighting a fractured and fragmented battle with individual states vying for essential medical supplies even as fatalities and new positive cases continue to […]
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