Centre for Comparative Studies

December 19, 2014

A perspective on the Impact of FDI on the Retail Sector

By Sibin Sabu* Any investment made by a company or entity based in one country, into a company or entity based in another country may be called Foreign Direct Investment. As per OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), the […]
December 19, 2014

A Study on Liberalizing Liquor Trade in India

Authors: Dr. D Dhanuraj and Mr. Rahul V Kumar * India is one of the world’s most restrictive places for trade and doing business. In 2014, it is ranked 110 out of 152 countries, in terms of economic freedom, by […]
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 8, 2014

Symbiosis of Universities and the Society: An American Experience

 I was on an official trip to the United States as part of the ‘International Visitor Leadership Programme’ (IVLP), last month. This gave me an opportunity to interact with the leading ‘Think tanks’ and ‘Universities and Academia’ in the US […]
December 8, 2014

International Conference on Energy Security Challenges- Non Traditional Security Planning in India

    International Conference on Energy Security Challenges- Non Traditional Security Planning in India   The Issues, Implications and Imperatives for India    (December 12th and 13th, 2014) Organised by CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) Supported by the […]
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 […]
November 4, 2014

Google Hangout with Michael Kugelman, Senior Program Associate, South & South East Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

CPPR and US Consulate, Chennai region is hosting a Google Hangout with Mr Michael Kugelman, Senior Program Associate, South and South East Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C on “Possible trajectories for India-Pakistan relations” on November 7th between […]
October 3, 2014

India’s Middle East policy is due for an overhaul

  By Eli Bernstein* It is no secret India is about to turn a corner and enter the world stage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is well positioned to steer India from a developing nation to a nation developed. However, this […]
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 […]
August 11, 2014

International Conference on Non-Traditional Security Planning:- Registrations Open

International Conference on Energy Security Challenges- Non Traditional Security Planning in India   The Issues, Implications and Imperatives for India    (December 12th and 13th, 2014) Organised by CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) Supported by the US Consulate […]
August 11, 2014

Constraint to long-term strategy: Understaffing in the Indian Foreign Service

By Padmini Gopal* India’s GDP of US$1.8 trillion and an expected growth rate of 6.4 per cent in the year 2015 is a testament to India’s present status as a rising world power. Moreover, India’s present nuclear competence and clout, with almost […]
August 11, 2014

Live stream Corporation Council meetings for more transparency, Dr Dhanuraj, Times of India

Call to stream council meetings live TNN | Aug 10, 2014, 02.08AM IST KOCHI: City residents appear a disappointed lot when it comes to the conduct of the corporation’s council meetings. Many of them believe that the local body often ignores debates […]
August 7, 2014

CPPR wishes good luck to its patrons in their new responsibilities

  It is a momentous occasion for CPPR; with two of its patrons taking up major responsibilities through their determination and perseverance. Roji M. John; Founder Member of CPPR has become the first elected President for the National Students Union […]