Centre for Urban Studies

August 5, 2015

Pavements ‘too high’ for pedestrians in NCR, Hindustan Times, 25 July 2015

Madhu S, Director (Projects), Centre for Public Policy Research, comments in Hindustan Times about the condition of pavements for pedestrians in India     Footpaths missing in most localities, and those on main roads with heavy traffic are so high, people […]
August 4, 2015

Untangling the ‘Autonomy of Higher Education Institutions’

The debate on the quality of the educational institutions and the courses they offer has been and continue to be in the limelight for many years.  The demographic dividend is still an elusive panacea given the academic excellence existing in […]
July 29, 2015

Vyttila Mobility Hub is much more than a bus stand, Malayala Manorama, July 29th 2015

D. Dhanuraj, chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), writes about the Vytilla Mobility Hub, How it is much more than a bus stand, in Malayala Manorama, July 29th 2015     The Vytilla Mobility hub should be treated as […]
July 20, 2015

Community policing for migrant labourers, The Hindu, 20th July 2015

Soon, the cops in Ernakulam rural district will start regularly visiting the camps of inter-state labourers and interacting with them in their native language. In view of the rising number of crimes involving migrant labourers in and around Perumbavoor—the hub […]
July 17, 2015

Organisational Restructuring of Railway- A Possible Panacea (PART II)

By Roshni Rajiv* Role of Private Players Restructuring of the Indian Railway (IR) is a protracted process comprising of a series of actions. One of the desired actions put forth by the Committee is to introduce  private sector participation to operate […]
July 17, 2015

Organisational Restructuring of Railway- A Possible Panacea (PART I)

By Roshni Rajiv* Organisational restructuring of the Indian Railway has become the most indispensable policy proposed over the past years. Despite repeated efforts by various railway reform committees, this reform is yet to be implemented. Due to its archaic organisational structure, […]
July 10, 2015

CPPR – Atlas Policy School: The ideal destination for aspiring Policy Researchers!

The 4th edition of CPPR – Atlas Policy School which concluded on June 27th, 2015 had 12 aspiring policy researchers from 11 countries converging during the monsoon of Kochi, Kerala, India. Policy School 2015 focused on a data centric approach […]
July 7, 2015

The Greek Referendum ‘No’ and the World Economy

         Crisis has become part of economic life of the people all over the world. This decade and the last decade witnessed several crisis, starting with the US subprime crisis in 2007 and now passing through (not […]
July 2, 2015

Out of Record Books, Open to Exploitation, Hindu, July 1st 2015

News writeup on Migrant Labours, by Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, in Hindu on, July 1st 2015.   If police reports on recent raids were to be believed, flesh trade aimed at inter-State migrant workers seems to be gaining ground […]
June 17, 2015

Book On Energy Security Challenges: Non Traditional Security Planning in India

    The International conference on Energy Security Challenges–Non Traditional Security planning in India was yet another attempt by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), to focus on one of the most challenging themes of current times. Given its […]
April 13, 2015

How Wayanad and Palakkad shows the different side of Kerala’s School education

Among State of Kerala’s many achievements, education at the school level has been emphasised as a major one. This in turn was reflected as having contributed much to the literacy rate as well as related achievements in the social indicators […]
April 11, 2015

An Account of the Woes of the Indian Educator! (PART 2)

This is a continuation of the previous article which appeared in Pallikkuttam and authored by Dr. D Dhanuraj** In the previous edition of Pallikkutam, I wrote on the Government run arts & science colleges in Kerala and the various guidelines […]
March 26, 2015

Conference Report on US Rebalance and Asia Pacific Region

The two-day International Conference on “U.S Rebalance and Asia Pacific Region”, conceptualized and organised by the Centre for Strategic Studies, Centre Public Policy Research, Kochi with the support of the US Consulate-General Chennai Region helped in generating ideas and thoughts […]
March 23, 2015

Health Insurance and Telecom Markets – A Comparative Study

In this article Dr. D Dhanuraj, Chairman of CPPR, tries to find out the lessons the Health Insurance Market can learn from the already successful Telecom Market by doing a comparative market approach.  In India as on today, private healthcare […]
March 16, 2015

India is the only country in the Asian region capable of standing against China: MK Narayanan

  Mr. MK Narayanan, Former NSA and Former Governor delivered the Inaugural Address during the International Conference on ‘US Rebalance and the Asia Pacific’ in March 2015. Watch his inaugural address above: