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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 […]
October 4, 2021

This was not Gandhi’s idea of khadi

Jaya Jaitly writes: The cloth was something to be freely made and proudly worn by all citizens. Instead, its production has been put in a straitjacket by rules and acts. In a Mann ki Baat broadcast in 2019 and another […]
October 4, 2021

Time for implementing Gandhian idea of Khadi

We just celebrated Gandhi Jayanti and all that come as a flash in front of our eyes is the image of him spinning charkha and wearing khadi. ‘Khadi’ or ‘khaddar’ as called in rural areas was woven on simple looms […]
October 1, 2021

A call for WTO reform: what can G20 and BRICS do?

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been grappling with an existential crisis over the last decade and deadlocks on various issues are tampering its regular functioning. Its process of rulemaking also warrants a rethink to adjust to the existing global […]
September 27, 2021

CPPR 18th Quarterly Lecture on Opportunities and challenges in India’s Urban Mobility Ecosystem

Organised by: Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi Date & Time: September 22, 2021, at 06:00 PM CPPR 18th Quarterly Lecture: Opportunities and Challenges in India’s Urban Mobility Ecosystem About the Event The Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi, initiated […]
September 22, 2021

CPPR 18th Quarterly Lecture on Opportunities and challenges in India’s Urban Mobility Ecosystem

Organised by: Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi Date & Time: September 22, 2021, at 06:00 PM CPPR 18th Quarterly Lecture: Opportunities and Challenges in India’s Urban Mobility Ecosystem About the Event The Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi, initiated […]
September 17, 2021

CPPR Webinar Series on the Political Crisis In Afghanistan: The National Interests Of India and China.

Organised by: Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi. Date & Time: September 17, 2021, at 05.00 PM Webinar: CPPR Webinar Series on the Political Crisis in Afghanistan: The National Interests of India and China. Proceedings Report About the Event: The […]
September 9, 2021

International Remittances and Policy Making: A South Asian Perspective

Migration is a constant in the history of humanity. It has gathered the attention of nations and policy makers with the key focus on international remittances. Between 1990 and 2015 the number of international migrants rose by over 60% or […]
September 9, 2021

Indo Pacific Strategy: Reimagining the Maritime Outlook

Date & Time: 26 July, 2021 at 05:00 PM Webinar: Discussion on Indo Pacific Strategy: Reimagining the Maritime Outlook Proceedings Report About the Event: The webinar was on Indo Pacific Strategy and the US-India Partnership in the Maritime Outlook which […]
September 2, 2021

U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implications and the Road Ahead

Organised by: Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi. Date & Time: September 2, 2021 at 05:00 PM Webinar: CPPR Webinar Series on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implications and the Road Ahead Proceedings Report About the Event: Centre for Public Policy […]
July 26, 2021

Indo Pacific Strategy: Reimagining the Maritime Outlook

Date & Time: 26 July, 2021 at 05:00 PM Webinar: Discussion on Indo Pacific Strategy: Reimagining the Maritime Outlook Proceedings Report About the Event: The webinar was on Indo Pacific Strategy and the US-India Partnership in the Maritime Outlook which was jointly organized […]