Centre for Urban Studies

July 29, 2015

Vyttila Mobility Hub is much more than a bus stand, Malayala Manorama, July 29th 2015

D. Dhanuraj, chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), writes about the Vytilla Mobility Hub, How it is much more than a bus stand, in Malayala Manorama, July 29th 2015     The Vytilla Mobility hub should be treated as […]
July 20, 2015

Community policing for migrant labourers, The Hindu, 20th July 2015

Soon, the cops in Ernakulam rural district will start regularly visiting the camps of inter-state labourers and interacting with them in their native language. In view of the rising number of crimes involving migrant labourers in and around Perumbavoor—the hub […]
July 17, 2015

Organisational Restructuring of Railway- A Possible Panacea (PART II)

By Roshni Rajiv* Role of Private Players Restructuring of the Indian Railway (IR) is a protracted process comprising of a series of actions. One of the desired actions put forth by the Committee is to introduce  private sector participation to operate […]
July 17, 2015

Organisational Restructuring of Railway- A Possible Panacea (PART I)

By Roshni Rajiv* Organisational restructuring of the Indian Railway has become the most indispensable policy proposed over the past years. Despite repeated efforts by various railway reform committees, this reform is yet to be implemented. Due to its archaic organisational structure, […]
July 10, 2015

CPPR – Atlas Policy School: The ideal destination for aspiring Policy Researchers!

The 4th edition of CPPR – Atlas Policy School which concluded on June 27th, 2015 had 12 aspiring policy researchers from 11 countries converging during the monsoon of Kochi, Kerala, India. Policy School 2015 focused on a data centric approach […]
June 23, 2015

AIIB: The need for thought to replace hasty resolve

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been in the news off late, mostly for the right reasons. Heralded as the answer to the World Bank’s deficiencies which include its exclusive representation of European interests, it is touted to be […]
June 19, 2015

“Indian Politics After One Year of General Election 2014″- 9th CPPR Quarterly Lecture by Dr. Dileep Padgaonkar

  “The 2014 election meant not just a change of government but a change of the tone and temper from the time of Independence, and “This is a beginning of an attempt to revamp the country”.” It was on this […]
June 17, 2015

Book On Energy Security Challenges: Non Traditional Security Planning in India

    The International conference on Energy Security Challenges–Non Traditional Security planning in India was yet another attempt by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), to focus on one of the most challenging themes of current times. Given its […]
June 17, 2015

“Indian Politics After One Year of General Election 2014”- 9th CPPR Quarterly Lecture by Dr. Dileep Padgaonkar

CPPR 9th Quarterly Lecture  delivered by Dr. Dileep Padgaonkar, consulting Editor of The Times of India. On the topic “Indian Politics After  One Year of General Election 2014”. The lecture was conducted on June 5th 2015.
June 15, 2015

Uncertainty clouds phase II of Vyttila mobility hub’s expansion plans, The Hindu; June 15th

Uncertainty clouds phase II of Vyttila mobility hub’s expansion plans Mode of financing yet to be finalised The Hindu, June 15th, 2015 Uncertainty over the mode of financing the second phase development works of Vyttila mobility hub persists, even as […]
June 15, 2015

Road Safety in India- Still in Coma

“It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science” is the road safety program of the city of Philadelphia cites Pallavi Rachel George, Research Intern at CPPR in her blog article on Road Safety in India. She mentions how we have not progressed […]
June 9, 2015

Who Should Decide What to Learn and How? The Real Second Generation Challenges in Education

PART 2 by Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar   The observations of high dropouts in Wayanad and Palakkad among the ST community forced us to ponder on what was the actual challenge facing Kerala in school education. The general understanding among the […]
June 2, 2015

Do we need UN anymore?

A terrible death seems to have befallen the United Nations in recent times, an entity which was born out of the horrors of the great wars and was instituted as a collective to serve mankind in the times to come. […]
May 21, 2015

Dileep Padgaonkar to deliver 9th CPPR Quarterly Lecture

CPPR’s 9th Quarterly Lecture will be delivered by Mr Dileep Padgaonkar; leading journalist and recipient of prominent honours and awards. The CPPR Quarterly Lecture has become a platform for thought leaders from different areas who share their thoughts on matters […]
April 22, 2015

What Solar Scam reveals for Kerala society- The Entrepreneurial argument!!

By Dr D. Dhanuraj* In the recent times, the most sensational topic in Kerala politics has been that Solar Scam and how it has talked about Sarita Nair (said to be the chief culprit) in the whole scam. As the […]