October 18, 2021

Time ripe for an alternative world order as old global institutions struggle with Taliban-like challenges

The United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions are 75 years old and unable to respond to contemporary challenges India was chairing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) when the Americans hastily withdrew from Afghanistan and the Taliban took over […]
October 18, 2021

How smartphones are killing the planet

The energy used to build a single smartphone is equal to the energy required to operate it for about a decade. Rising temperatures have led to a variety of adverse environmental effects such as the melting of the polar regions, […]
October 14, 2021

Can Lateral Entrants Make Any Difference?

On 27th September 2021, as the nation commemorated the 90th martyrdom of one of the greatest revolutionaries the country has ever seen; Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, the AICC headquarters in Delhi was all set to chant the most reverberated slogan of […]
October 14, 2021

Citizen Centricity through E-Governance Initiatives

Goutham K A (Project Associate), Praseeda Mukundan (Senior Associate, Research) – CPPR Krishnakumar Thiagarajan (VP- Special Projects), P R Krishnamoorthy (VP- Delivery) – eGovernments Foundation Through the historic win in the Kerala Assembly elections, the LDF government is all set […]
October 14, 2021

Thiruvananthapuram airport is Adani’s, not all staff happy

Amid the disquieting silence of the state government, the Adani Group will formally take over the Trivandrum airport on Thursday. Thus far, the state government has been claiming — both inside and outside the assembly — that it will not […]
October 11, 2021

Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Special Relations

Geographic contiguity built around the Mekong River plains, ancient socio-cultural connections, and collective modern history of colonial occupation by the French are significant triggers for Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao to converse beyond the ASEAN framework. In this context, it was […]
October 8, 2021

CPPR TOWNHALL on Decoding the Economic Emergency in Sri Lanka

Event Details Date & Time: October 6, 2021; 5:00pm to 6:00pm IST Topic: Decoding the Economic Emergency in Sri Lanka Platform: Zoom Panelists:  Speaker: Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy- Economist; Former Governor, Central Bank, Sri Lanka  Discussant: Shivdas B Menon, Former Chairman, […]
October 7, 2021

UP Population (Control, Stabilization, and Welfare) Bill, 2021- a better or a bitter pill to swallow!

This article is co-authored by CPPR Intern Yashasvi Pandit. The Law Commission of the state of Uttar Pradesh has come up with the highly debated and contentious draft of the Uttar Pradesh (Control, Stabilization, and Welfare) Bill, 2021.[1] The Bill […]
October 7, 2021

FIGHTING THE INFORMATION PANDEMIC

Countries are fighting two battles parallelly, one against the Covid-19 pandemic and the other against misinformation. The WHO describes this as an information pandemic – an infodemic caused due to the overabundance of false and misleading information in the form […]
October 7, 2021

Pandemics & Connotations to Empires: Washington may Take Note

Introduction Historically, pandemics have been one of the critical ways for dramatic socio-political and economic changes. Starting from labour market rupture to online mode of education to Amazon doing more trade than several markets put together, Covid-19 pandemic has changed […]
October 6, 2021

Spanish Flu & ‘W’ Shaped Mortality Age Profile: Lessons For Present Pandemic

Introduction In 1918, an H1N1 influenza strain emerged to cause the Spanish flu pandemic, a disaster that has been called the ‘greatest medical holocaust in history’. 50 million people died of Spanish Flu in the course of two years from […]
October 6, 2021

BRICS & Covid-19 Casualties: Lessons from Four Continents

Introduction Since 2001, when Goldman Sachs economist, Jim O’ Neill grouped the BRICS countries for their rapid economic development, it has become an important forum connecting the economies of four continents. Its member countries- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South […]
October 6, 2021

COVID-19 & URBAN INDIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT CATASTROPHE

In the 2000s, India was well on her economic growth trajectory. A burgeoning young population, adequate supply of low-cost labor, fast-growing global IT and pharma sectors complimented India’s robust economic growth choices. But India had witnessed a turnaround since 2018 […]
October 6, 2021

Pandemics & Social Restructuring: Lessons from Black Death

Introduction As Covid-19 Pandemic ravaged the world economy with over 4 million casualties, pandemic history literature has proliferated, helping to understand pandemic and social structure correlation. Pandemics have played a major role in historical change and development. They are as […]
October 5, 2021

Pandemics and Empires: Lessons from Justinian Plague

Introduction Pandemics have historically been instrumental in major socio-political and economic changes. The Black Death of 14th century which led to the end of serfdom in Europe, Spanish Flu of the 20th century which led to major nationalist awakenings are […]