Centre for Comparative Studies

November 5, 2014

Can I grow a forest- No says the state!!

By Rahul.V.Kumar*   Owning Forest Covers, Engaging Individuals and Communities Evidence of the State’s Handling of Forest All innovative measures introduced by the state to tame the rapid degradation of forests in India has not been able to generate positive […]
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 4, 2014

Congestion in Kochi’s roads eat up Rs 4 Million, Deshabhimani, September 4th

News writeup on Kochi Roads with  inputs from CPPR. Deshabhimani, September 4th, 2014  
August 22, 2014

Total Alcohol Prohibition – Mixed reaction to govt move, Times of India, August 22nd

TOTAL PROHIBITION – Mixed reaction to govt move Times of India, 22nd August, 2014* The government decision to close down more bars except those functioning at five-star hotels has invoked mixed response. While women’s welfare groups and church welcome the […]
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 […]
July 18, 2014

The Mysterious Indian Higher Education System

Introduction India’s education system has undergone several reforms since independence. Literacy rates which roughly reflect these changes have increased from below 20 per cent in 1951 to approximately 74 per cent in 2011. However, the implementation of these reforms have […]
July 9, 2014

CPPR – Through Ten Years

It was struggle and composure, simultaneously evading each and every moment and during all these years ,that took CPPR to what it is now. As an organization, as a platform for engaging the youth, as a promoter of critically significant […]
June 12, 2014

Kerala’s public policy crisis in fighting Cancer

Thinking about the cancer care policy has been part of India’s modern medical history since the inception of the National Cancer Control Programme in 1975-76. This programme conceived the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) of Kerala in 1981. So far the […]
June 5, 2014

Planting saplings: Does our Environment Day start and end there???

Today, as I entered the main road, a rally of school children welcomed me. They were all having umbrellas decorated with leaves of various trees.  This was how; they celebrated the World Environment Day (WED). Yesterday onwards, there are advertisements […]
June 4, 2014

Catalyst of social transformation, Deccan Chronicle

” India is a heterogeneous society of unfulfilled dreams. Only a citizen based approach would solve the issues” Says Dr. D Dhanuraj in a feature published by Deccan Chronicle , one of the leading news paper. The philosophy of CPPR, […]
April 10, 2014

Masking a Major Issue – The State and its Dilemma on Liquor Policy in Kerala

Context The state government in Kerala delayed in announcing its liquor policy for the year 2014-15. What followed this delay was a closure of bar hotels across the state. On the eve of elections, there were two groups in the […]
March 18, 2014

CPPR 6th Quarterly Lecture by Dr Sandeep Shasthri

Centre for Public Policy Research 6th Quarterly Lecture March 29 2014   “Emerging Electoral Landscape- Analysis of Indian Democracy”  By, Dr Sandeep Shastri Pro Vice Chancellor, Jain University, Political Scientist    “The new centre of Indian politics is not the […]
March 17, 2014

Semester at Sea comes to Kochi

 Centre for Public Policy Research hosted “Semester At Sea” students for the fourth time. Four different sessions of lectures for three batches were held on 9th and 14th of March 2014. Almost 80 students guided by Prof. Henchman, Prof. Chandrasekhar […]
March 6, 2014

Bad State of the State

By Rahul V. Kumar *   As I understood from a recent experience our system requires that we remain closer (in time) with the state and yet we should remain far (physically) from its reach. Now the question is “How […]
February 21, 2014

Now, who’s interested in corporation budget! Times of India

Now, who’s interested in corporation budget! Times of India Times of India, 21/02/2014 KOCHI: After the initial hue and cry, even the opposition seems to have lost interest in the Kochi corporation budget. And the ruling front, which passed the 2014-15 […]