Centre for Urban Studies

August 11, 2016

The Paradise Road

Ananthitha. A, Environmental Engineer at Ultra-Tech Environmental Consultancy and Laboratory, shares her experience traveling on the roads in Kochi. She questions the authorities for their disdain to save themselves from the public outrage. Click the link to read about it […]
August 10, 2016

All Eyes on GST: How Will Kerala Benefit?

The implementation of the long-pending indirect tax reform – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – has become closer to reality with the passing of the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha on August 3, 2016 and further with approval of […]
August 4, 2016

Watch Live Streaming of the 12th Quarterly Lecture by Dr D Subbarao

Centre for Public Policy Research’s 12th Quarterly Lecture will be delivered by Dr D Subbarao Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India. ?Venue : Grand Hotel, MG Road, Ernakulam-682011 Date   : Tuesday, 9th August, 2016? Time  😕 5:30 pm Onwards […]
August 3, 2016

India’s Failed NSG Bid : Unlearn, Learn, and Proceed

By Christi Thomas* India was denied entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group(NSG) at the Seoul Plenary session held on 23 and 24 June 2016 at South Korea. The NSG is a 48 – member body formed to ensure that the […]
July 30, 2016

Antrix-Devas deal: The BIT bites India!

  By Harisankar K. Sathyapalan* India is again in the limelight of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). After the huge stir created by the white industries award in 2011-12, an international tribunal has penalised the country earlier this week with a […]
July 30, 2016

The dark matter in Antrix-Devas deal; The Hindu Business Line, 28th July,2016

The arbitration setback for India does not come as a surprise, given the shenanigans. But reputational concerns arise Harisankar K Sathyapalan|The Hindu Business Line | 28th July,2016 India is again at the centre of an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). After […]
July 26, 2016

Banning Smoke without Fire – An Innovation killer

Kerala Government’s recent decision to ban e-cigarettes is an innovation killer. The concerns raised about e-cigarettes are not grounded in sound evidence. There is microscopic evidence to show that e-cigarettes are passively harmful. At the same time, there is high […]
July 18, 2016

The 24/7 Rule and the safety question

The Centre has placed the reform ball in states court pushing for a liberalised regime through the model Shops and Establishment Act to allow shops to open 24/7. PM Modi has already given a strong reasoning with his “if the […]
July 16, 2016

Effects of higher tariffs and discriminatory tax/duty levied on the growth of Man Made Fibre (MMF) industry in India

By Lekshmi R Nair and D Dhanuraj* Textile and garment industry with a market size of around US$ 3000 trillion in 2015, as per the data provided by Euler hermes.com, has served as a growth engine for many nations.    In […]
July 15, 2016
Brexit

BREXIT – A Climate of Political Uncertainties

The referendum in Britain to exit from the European Union revealed how an extended caveat of global warming – Syrian refugee crisis has indebted to the death knell for European Union’s stability as a united bloc. The refugee crisis in […]
June 27, 2016

Khadi brokers dupe artisans; Deccan Chronicle, 24 June,2016

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SMITHA N Published Jun 24, 2016 KOCHI: Despite the government spending an enormous amount of money and offering interest subsidies to the Khadi sector to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore every year, the production, sales and employment […]
June 24, 2016

‘China will not be able to pursue much of its interests in the Indian Ocean region without India’s support’ Deepa M Ollapally comments during a interaction with CPPR

Centre for Public Policy Research hosted an interaction  on the 16th of June, 2016 with Deepa M Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs and the Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliott School of International […]
June 20, 2016

The Temporary Permanence of Alcohol Prohibition?; The Indian Economist, June 16, 2016

Prohibition as a public policy is being experimented once again across states in India. Alcohol prohibition (leading to complete ban) is becoming a popular political instruments to woo voters. This is hence the best period to further examine the policy […]
June 16, 2016

Applications are Invited for Internship Opportunity at CPPR

Centre for Public Policy Research offering internship opportunity based in Kochi under following categories   1. Academic Assistant (intern) Min Qualification Required: Bachelors in Economics or finance Job Description: Assist in data collection and analysis. Read and interpret data from […]
June 4, 2016

Common Man’s Clothing – Effects of Taxes and Tariffs

The discriminatory tax policies and the higher tariffs imposed on Man-Made Fibres (MMF) in India compared to cotton, have resulted in the availability of MMF to the manufacturers at non competitive prices, compared to the competing countries. This has also […]