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October 18, 2021

Time ripe for an alternative world order as old global institutions struggle with Taliban-like challenges

The United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions are 75 years old and unable to respond to contemporary challenges India was chairing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) when the Americans hastily withdrew from Afghanistan and the Taliban took over […]
October 18, 2021

How smartphones are killing the planet

The energy used to build a single smartphone is equal to the energy required to operate it for about a decade. Rising temperatures have led to a variety of adverse environmental effects such as the melting of the polar regions, […]
October 14, 2021

Can Lateral Entrants Make Any Difference?

On 27th September 2021, as the nation commemorated the 90th martyrdom of one of the greatest revolutionaries the country has ever seen; Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, the AICC headquarters in Delhi was all set to chant the most reverberated slogan of […]
October 14, 2021

Thiruvananthapuram airport is Adani’s, not all staff happy

Amid the disquieting silence of the state government, the Adani Group will formally take over the Trivandrum airport on Thursday. Thus far, the state government has been claiming — both inside and outside the assembly — that it will not […]
October 11, 2021

Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Special Relations

Geographic contiguity built around the Mekong River plains, ancient socio-cultural connections, and collective modern history of colonial occupation by the French are significant triggers for Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao to converse beyond the ASEAN framework. In this context, it was […]
October 7, 2021

UP Population (Control, Stabilization, and Welfare) Bill, 2021- a better or a bitter pill to swallow!

This article is co-authored by CPPR Intern Yashasvi Pandit. The Law Commission of the state of Uttar Pradesh has come up with the highly debated and contentious draft of the Uttar Pradesh (Control, Stabilization, and Welfare) Bill, 2021.[1] The Bill […]
October 7, 2021

FIGHTING THE INFORMATION PANDEMIC

Countries are fighting two battles parallelly, one against the Covid-19 pandemic and the other against misinformation. The WHO describes this as an information pandemic – an infodemic caused due to the overabundance of false and misleading information in the form […]
October 7, 2021

Pandemics & Connotations to Empires: Washington may Take Note

Introduction Historically, pandemics have been one of the critical ways for dramatic socio-political and economic changes. Starting from labour market rupture to online mode of education to Amazon doing more trade than several markets put together, Covid-19 pandemic has changed […]
October 6, 2021

COVID-19 & URBAN INDIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT CATASTROPHE

In the 2000s, India was well on her economic growth trajectory. A burgeoning young population, adequate supply of low-cost labor, fast-growing global IT and pharma sectors complimented India’s robust economic growth choices. But India had witnessed a turnaround since 2018 […]
October 6, 2021

Pandemics & Social Restructuring: Lessons from Black Death

Introduction As Covid-19 Pandemic ravaged the world economy with over 4 million casualties, pandemic history literature has proliferated, helping to understand pandemic and social structure correlation. Pandemics have played a major role in historical change and development. They are as […]
October 4, 2021

This was not Gandhi’s idea of khadi

Jaya Jaitly writes: The cloth was something to be freely made and proudly worn by all citizens. Instead, its production has been put in a straitjacket by rules and acts. In a Mann ki Baat broadcast in 2019 and another […]
October 4, 2021

Time for implementing Gandhian idea of Khadi

We just celebrated Gandhi Jayanti and all that come as a flash in front of our eyes is the image of him spinning charkha and wearing khadi. ‘Khadi’ or ‘khaddar’ as called in rural areas was woven on simple looms […]
October 1, 2021

A call for WTO reform: what can G20 and BRICS do?

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been grappling with an existential crisis over the last decade and deadlocks on various issues are tampering its regular functioning. Its process of rulemaking also warrants a rethink to adjust to the existing global […]
September 27, 2021

CPPR 18th Quarterly Lecture on Opportunities and challenges in India’s Urban Mobility Ecosystem

Organised by: Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi Date & Time: September 22, 2021, at 06:00 PM CPPR 18th Quarterly Lecture: Opportunities and Challenges in India’s Urban Mobility Ecosystem About the Event The Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi, initiated […]
September 21, 2021

CPPR Webinar Series on the Political Crisis In Afghanistan: The National Interests Of India and China.

Organised by: Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi. Date & Time: September 17, 2021, at 05.00 PM Webinar: CPPR Webinar Series on the Political Crisis in Afghanistan: The National Interests of India and China. Proceedings Report About the Event: The […]