Centre for Comparative Studies

December 1, 2016

Government’s Role in India’s Ailing Cold Storage Sector

Every year, India wastes about 18 per cent of fruits and vegetables, due to lack of post-harvest storage facilities. The cold storage sector has been one of the most undermined sectors in India, devoid of investment, in spite of various […]
November 19, 2016

The Economics of Terror

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while announcing that high denomination notes would no longer be legal tender after midnight on November 8, cited the need to curb terrorism financing as one of the prime reasons for taking the drastic step. Funding […]
November 17, 2016

Call for Internship to study the upcoming U.P. and Punjab Elections

Are you interested to be a part of upcoming U.P and Punjab Elections? Do you want to feel the pulse of the people? Will this be a game changer in Indian Politics ? Has the parties delivered on their manifesto […]
November 10, 2016

Black Money, Corruption and Demonetisation

The demonetisation of currency[1] after a long period of 38 years was a welcome and bold step taken by the Government of India on November 8, 2016. The last demonetisation was implemented in 1978[2] by withdrawing Rs 1000, Rs 5000, […]
November 10, 2016

Understanding the Phasing Out of Higher Denomination Fiat Currency in India

The decision to phase out higher denomination currency notes in India is hailed by many as a bold move by the current Central Government. However, this moment should be considered as an opportunity to re-examine the inherent problems plaguing the […]
November 7, 2016

A Stagnant Agriculture in Kerala: The Role of the State

Given the significant decline in agricultural production in Kerala in the last few decades, this paper elucidates how government policies and protective practices have created distortions in the agricultural market, hampering the growth of agriculture in the state. The distortions […]
November 4, 2016

Will Transit Oriented Development congest our cities?

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has taken up Transit Oriented Development (TOD) initiatives, which are intended to redistribute the density in alignment with the areas that are catered by mass transit projects in the city. This project has the potential […]
October 29, 2016

Narendra Modi’s Guns vs. Butter Approach to Terror From Pakistan

Raymond E. Vickery Jr.* When Pakistani militants killed 18 Indian soldiers at the village of Uri in Kashmir recently, the Indian drums of war were sounded.  In the past, India had acted with “strategic restraint” in response to terrorism from […]
October 28, 2016

Apathy by Rationing Ration Cards

By Dr D Dhanuraj & Deepthi Mary Mathew* As expected, there is long queue of person outside taluk supply offices for commissions and omissions in the new batch of ration cards getting ready for distribution in Kerala.Taking into account the […]
October 26, 2016

“Obama’s Foreign Policy”: A talk by Vinny Davis, Managing Associate, CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies

As the 2016 US Presidential Election campaign heads into its final weeks, CPPR took this opportunity to engage the student community in Kochi. Vinny Davis, Managing Associate, CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies delivered a lecture on Obama’s foreign policy […]
October 26, 2016

US Presidential Election – The Indian Prospects (Part 2)

By Vinson Xavier Palathingal* Now when it comes to Trump, his weaknesses are well known. His fondness for drama and theatrics is obviously making his policy messages less discernable to the public. He shows extreme immaturity, almost that of a […]
October 25, 2016

CPPR-Global Policy School 2017

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) invites applications for its prestigious Global Policy School 2017. It offers a five-day intensive training programme in methods of public policy research to aspiring policy researchers. What the Course Offers Introduction to Public Policy Public Policy Research […]
October 24, 2016

“America is not retreating from West Asia”: Dr. Stanly Johny

Dr Stanly Johny, International Affairs Editor, The Hindu assesses Obama’s foreign policy diplomacy at the International Conference on U.S. Presidential Election 2016 organised by CPPR- Centre for Strategic Studies.
October 24, 2016

“Anti-establishment sentiment illumines the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election”:Prof. Rajeev Srinivasan

Prof Rajeev Srinivasan, Adjunct Faculty, IIM Bangalore talks about the key issues and themes that played a major role in shaping the 2016 election campaign at the International Conference on U.S. Presidential Election 2016 organised by CPPR- Centre for Strategic […]
October 24, 2016

“2016 presidential election is not the worse crisis faced by the US democracy”: Raymond E Vickery Jr

Raymond E Vickery Jr, Global Fellow , Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars & Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Trade & Development talks about the 2016 U.S Presidential election and the Indian Prospects at the International Conference on U.S. Presidential […]