April 7, 2014

What happened to the Occupy Movement?

By Raj Cherubal* Whatever happened to the Occupy Movement? There was never a doubt in my mind that all such movements fizzle out. But surprised to see how fast it did. I like dissent. Even if I don’t think very […]
April 2, 2014

‘Youngsters Vote for Modi’, The New Indian Express

‘Youngsters Vote for Modi’, The New Indian Express, March 30th, 2014 Sandeep Shastri, Political scientist and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Jain University, opined that in the coming election, more youngsters will vote for BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He was speaking on […]
March 29, 2014

MOOC- The Game Changer?

It is told that there are six types of You Tube interfaces which adjust automatically according to the gadgets and connectivity speed. With such mind boggling provisions in the internet) and the availability of cheaper smart phones and tablets, 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 […]
March 1, 2014

Expansion of RIMPAC Exercises to include Indian and Chinese Navies: An Assessment

By MA Athul* In June 2013 Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi announced that China will attend the Rim of the Pacific Exercises in June 2014.Yang made the announcement after the summit between US President Obama and Chinese president Xi Jingping[1]. […]
March 1, 2014

The ‘Third Front’ Politics aka power of Regional Politics and the ‘unanticipated 14th Prime Minister of India’

By D.Dhanuraj* The election commission is ready to declare the schedule of General Elections 2014. Political parties are busy in building alliances. It’s the coalition politics era in India! The main stream parties; Congress and BJP are still dilly dallying […]
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 […]
February 14, 2014

The Auto Rickshaw strike in Kochi – the policy imbroglio

The recent strike by the Auto Rickshaw drivers in Kochi City exposes the fundamental flaws in the Governance structure and policy note. Kochi is one of the emerging metro cities in South India having a total population of 1.8 million […]
January 28, 2014

CPPR-ATLAS Winter School 2014 on Public Policy Research Methods concludes

“This was a great human and research experience “quoted one of the research participants at the recently concluded CPPR -ATLAS Winter School 2014. Indeed,the much awaited third edition of CPPR –ATLAS Winter School 2014: Public Policy Research Methods was overwhelmed […]
January 16, 2014

Winter School 2014: Week 1 Updates

Winter School 2014 commenced with the Inaugural function on 10th January. Dr D. Dhanuraj, Chairman of CPPR welcomed the 12 participants from 11 countries to Kochi for attending the CPPR-Atlas Winter School on Public Policy Research Methods. The Keynote address […]
December 21, 2013

International Migrant’s Day: A Contemporary Retrospection

By Abin Thomas, PhD Scholar Student, King’s India Institute, London Jim Rogers, the American investor who moved to Singapore in 2007 from America (is one of the prominent figures of investment friendly atmosphere in Singapore), cautioned about the immigration restriction […]
December 21, 2013

CPPR-ATLAS Winter School 2014 Participants

PARTICIPANTS FOR THE CPPR-ATLAS WINTER SCHOOL 2014 We are extremely proud to announce the participants for the CPPR-ATLAS Winter School 2014- Public Policy Research Methods. The successful candidates undertook a rigorous selection process by the panel of experts. We have […]
December 4, 2013

International Conference on National Security

International Conference on National Security Management in Federal Structures – Perspectives from India and the United States  (December 6th and 7th, 2013) Organised by CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies Supported by the US Consulate Chennai region at Riviera Suites, […]