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 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 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, […]
December 19, 2014

‘Balancing Energy and Green Security a Policy Dilemma’, Indian Express, 15th December

Balancing Energy and Green Security a Policy Dilemma’ By Express News Service Published: 15th December 2014 06:02 AM   KOCHI: The key aspects of India’s Energy Security are expanding people’s access to energy and having reliable supply of electricity, said Tom Cutler, former […]
December 17, 2014

Taxi rape — Blame governments, not Uber, The NewYork Post, 14th December

Taxi rape — Blame governments, not Uber By Nicole Gelinas December 14, 2014 | 10:17pm Last year, British supermarkets had to limit parents’ baby-formula purchases — because Chinese visitors were buying up all the Western product to take home. The Chinese tourists trusted global […]
December 3, 2014

Book on National Security Management in Federal Structures

National Security Management in Federal Structures: Perspectives from India and United States of America Beliefs about security are based on threat perceptions in the environment. Assessing security is a cognitive process based on the repertoire of beliefs that make up […]
October 14, 2014

Of mysterious deaths, The Hindu Business Line, October 13

Of mysterious deaths This article was published on October 13, 2014 at The Hindu Business Line Besides the suicides, there has been a series of other unnatural deaths involving employees of the DAE. At least 10 DAE employees lost their […]
October 6, 2014

Independence of higher educational institutions in designing and offer courses

By Dr D Dhanuraj & Mr Rahul V Kumar Two events in the recent past has brought the issue of the independence of higher educational institutions to design and offer courses. The first involved a stand-off between University Grants Commission (UGC) […]
September 15, 2014

Road transport and safety bill is what Kochi requires, Times of India, September 15

  Times of India, 15th September KOCHI: Proposals in the draft Road Transport and Safety Bill are just what the doctor ordered and Kochi urgently needs to implement, according to transport experts in the city. Over the years, public pressure […]
September 11, 2014

Higher Secondary/Higher Education: Is the government too confused?

** Allotment of new batches to the high schools to upgrade them to higher secondary schools is the latest controversy surrounding the education sector in Kerala. Since its beginning since early 90s, higher secondary sector courted controversy in regular intervals. […]
August 22, 2014

The Mysterious Private University Regulatory system in India

By Dr D. Dhanuraj & Rahul V Kumar* In the previous article we started with understanding of the inherent policy vacuums in some of the federal states in India. Our observation was that in some of these states at least […]