February 13, 2018

Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board: A Frankenstein’s monster or economy’s saviour?

Like the previous budget, the present budget can also be termed a ‘KIIFB budget’, as many of the proposed projects will be routed through KIIFB The Economic Review 2017–18 tabled in the Assembly on February 1, 2018, highlighted the critical […]
February 1, 2018

Kerala Budget: Time to Change the Tune or Face the Music

The Finance Minister of Kerala, Thomas Issac, will be presenting the budget for the financial year 2018–19 on February 2, 2017, a day after the presentation of the Union Budget. The timing of the budget is crucial, as the state’s […]
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 12, 2017

Kerala Wants To Revive Its Failing Economy By Infrastructure Investment Fund Board. This Will Do More Harm Than Good

Kerala is known for its achievements in the fields of healthcare and education. With its health and education indicators on a par with the developed economies, the Kerala model of development has been acclaimed across quarters. The key aspect of […]
June 29, 2017

The Bar Code

A Greek legend says that Baachus introduced the grape and civilisation at the same time to the peoples of Asia. Titian’s famous painting, ‘Baachanal’, which has been hailed as a landmark in the history of art, was inspired by that […]
December 21, 2016

Is Left govt in Kerala playing the Right tune to cater to state’s hyper nationalists?; The News Minute, December 19, 2016

Criticism pours in for the state government’s targeting of those who supposedly dishonour the national anthem. Chintha Mary Anil| Haritha John| The News Minute | Monday, December 19, 2016 Left sympathizers in Kerala are a surprised lot these days with […]
December 13, 2016

The Unique Case of Kerala’s Treasury System

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on November 8, withdrawing the legal tender status of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has received sundry response from different quarters. Even though various state governments have raised their concerns regarding demonetisation, opposition from […]
August 31, 2016

Fall of Remittance Economy ?

The South Indian state of Kerala is often slated for its low level of industrialisation and deteriorating agriculture sector, subduing employment generation in the state. The unemployment rate of Kerala stands at 7.4%, which is more than three times the […]
August 22, 2016

Re-examining the roots of the stray dog menace

Discussion on Stray Dog menace is back in Kerala. Albeit, it has become a threat to the safety of the children and elderly. Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at CPPR on his blogpost discusses the negative externalities that would have […]
August 11, 2016

Shrinking remittances may push Kerala into recession: Thomas Isaac; Livemint, Aug 11 2016

Remittances from the Gulf countries, estimated to be over Rs1 trillion every year by state-level banks, constitute 35% of Kerala’s gross state domestic product Nidheesh M.K. | Aug 11 2016 Kochi: Many Indian workers in the Gulf are losing their […]
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 8, 2016

Most Malayali voters unmoved by election campaigns, says study; The New Indian Express, August 8th 2016

By Babu K Peter | Published: 08th August 2016 KOCHI: IN stark contrast to the common perception among political parties and Fronts that elaborate election campaigns could win over Malayalis, a recent study showed that voters in Kerala are not […]
August 1, 2016

The intellectual dishonesty of God’s Own Country

  By D Dhanuraj and Deepthi Mary Mathew*   Kerala is in the grip of yet another controversy. Now, the debate is around the appointment of Dr.Gita Gopinath as economic advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan. The post of […]
May 27, 2016

Five tasks that await the new LDF government in Kerala; livemint, 23rd May 2016

The new LDF govt in Kerala will have to battle corruption and deal with an empty treasury among other tasks LiveMint | Last Modified: Mon, May 23 2016. 04 38 PM IST | By Nidheesh M.K.  Bengaluru: A new government will […]

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