Centre for Urban Studies

January 4, 2018

Public Rental Housing under Social Security: A New Slant

The demand–supply mismatch in the rental housing market in India is enormous. What can be done to reduce the gap and ensure affordable rental housing units to the maximum number of people? Nimish Sany (Research Assistant, CPPR) writes about the challenges and […]
January 3, 2018

Small and Medium Enterprises – a Yardstick for Ease of Doing Business

India had much reason to celebrate when the World Bank Group released the Doing Business (DB) 2018 report in October 2017. The report commends India for implementing reforms in a number of areas. In fact, India is the only heavyweight […]
January 2, 2018

Mission 500

China’s aggressive behaviour in the Indo–Pacific has impelled the Americans to look for partners other than their traditional allies in Asia. India, because of its geographical location, territorial size and democratic political system, is the best-suited candidate for the job […]
January 2, 2018

Blockathon for Change  

Societies are repositories of knowledge. More often than not, the solutions for most of the challenges we face as a community or society continue to exist scattered across such repositories. What if a platform can bridge this knowledge gap, and […]
December 13, 2017

Rights of the Invisible Workers

  The rights of the domestic workers are often given the brush-off, as they remain excluded from the labour legislations of the country. ‘Rights of the Invisible Workers’, a blog piece by Ginu Sunny (Research Intern, CPPR) looks into the […]
December 11, 2017

India and the Developing Africa

India–Africa relations are as old as the civilisations of the Nile and the Indus Valley. The earlier known contact between India and countries in Africa dates back to pre-historic times. Trade, people-to-people contact and cultural ties have remained significant for […]
November 18, 2017

Recap Bonds To Save Ailing Banks – A Recap Of The Failed Saga From The 1990s?

The banking sector in India is passing through a tricky phase, with non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks registering a staggering Rs 8 lakh crore. The growing NPAs have deteriorated the capital base of banks, affecting their lending capacity, even at […]
October 25, 2017

Improving Business Climate: Why It Has Become Economic As Well As Political Necessity For Kerala

Two congruent yet distinctive studies on Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) reveal that despite its high ranks in social development indices, Kerala lags far behind other states in providing the right kind of ecosystem to do business. What does this […]
October 19, 2017

The Curious Case of Crèches: Whose Responsibility is it?

At the core of the argument for crèches,lie the notion of a child’s vulnerability and the shared responsibility of the parents and the State to ensure his/her protection. But how far have we managed to bring this argument to fruition? […]
September 18, 2017

The State of Rakhine – India’s Opportunity for Dialogue

Throughout the course of human history, every forcibly displaced group has had to face the sharpest of spears – hatred. But times have changed. Trade has improved. Democracy thrives and deterrence is practised. Yet, hatred finds its way through international […]
September 12, 2017

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and India

The geo-economic dynamics with a liberal political landscape has laid the foundation of a free-market trading system. The last decade has witnessed a surge in regional Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Africa, Latin America and Asia in the lead. The […]
June 29, 2017

Panel Discussion on ‘Modi in the US: What can India Expect?’

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) organised a video conference on the topic ‘Modi in the US: What can India Expect?’ on June 23, 2017. The panel consisted of Dr Deepa M Ollapally (Research Professor of International Affairs, George Washington […]
June 28, 2017

Tapping the Untapped Potential: More Opportunities for Women

The Model Shops and Establishment Act is a bold step taken by the Central Government purported to bring about a boost in employment generation. The Act falls under the category of concurrent list of the Constitution of India, wherein the […]
June 26, 2017

Cold Storages as Shops –A Game Changer?

The Model Shops and Establishments(S & E) Act enacted by the Centre is touted to be a game changer in the retail sector. By allowing shops to be open 24/7 with flexibility in working hours, the move is presumed to […]
June 16, 2017

How Liberal is Kerala’s Latest Liquor Policy?

As the new liquor policy becomes operational, it is important to ask if it proposes any novel initiative that could transform the liquor sector of Kerala. A crucial transformation that liquor businesses in Kerala require is not mere access to […]