March 26, 2022

Prohibition | Bihar’s alcohol ban is not working. It’s time a better policy was in place

Consumption of liquor, even in small quantities, may have dire health consequences but prohibition has never been an effective strategy to reduce consumption. Historically, prohibition has never worked, and was often found to have created negative externalities which in turn […]
March 25, 2022

Thirty Years of Indian Economic Reforms: Assessing the Growth and Development of Kerala

Session 1: Kerala’s Response to the Economic Reforms with Pulapre Balakrishnan and Bornali Bhandari, moderated by Vinod Thomas The Vikasarth Conversations bring together a small and carefully curated group of “pracademics” engaged in legal, economic, and public policy spheres to […]
March 25, 2022

CPPR TOWNHALL on The Ukraine Conundrum and India’s Strategy

CPPR TOWNHALL on “The Ukraine Conundrum and India’s Strategy” Date and Time: 18 March 2022 at 6:30 PM IST. Speakers: Amb TP Sreenivasan, Advisor, CPPR and former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Prof T V […]
March 25, 2022

India Energy Samvad Dialogue No 2: Energy Transition and Reforms for Sustainability

Second episode of #IndiaEnergySamvad: A Dialogue on Global and Domestic Energy Markets and Challenges, the discussion was on the topic Energy Transition and Reforms for Sustainability. Date and Time: 16 March 2022 at 5:00 PM IST. For more details visit: […]
March 24, 2022

Kerala Budget 2022: State Big on Being a Provider than a Facilitator

Kerala has consistently topped the charts with a near hundred percent literacy rate among all Indian States. Even with this favourable statistic, the standards of teaching, quality of education, absence of academy-industry-linkages, etc. have been concerns to address in the […]
March 24, 2022

Bigger Concerns of Big Government

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered many economies towards ‘Big Government’, triggering a populist surge with large expenditure and borrowing, coupled with unprecedented power to meet contingencies. With Kerala, this has been a decadal trend regardless of the political parties coming […]
March 22, 2022

What should prevail instead of K-Rail?

The debate on the utility and feasibility of K-Rail continues in Kerala. The arguments range from the environmental to the geographical divide for those who do not favour the proposed project, whereas the supporters of the project pitch for the […]
March 21, 2022

CPPR TOWNHALL SERIES Ep-9 on The Ukraine Conundrum and India’s Strategy

Event Details Date and Time: March 18, 2022; 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM IST Topic: The Ukraine Conundrum and India’s Strategy Platform: Zoom Speakers: Amb T P Sreenivasan, Advisor, CPPR and former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the […]
March 21, 2022

India Energy Samvad | Dialogue No 2 : Energy Transition and Reforms for Sustainability

Event Details: Date and Time: March 16, 2022; 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm IST Topic: Energy Transition and Reforms for Sustainability Platform: Zoom Speaker : Anish De, Global sector Lead – KPMG National leader, Energy Natural Resources and Chemicals. Moderator:  […]
March 18, 2022

Palliative care for the future

In the middle of the COVID-induced global landscape of death, on 31 January 2022, the ‘Report of the Lancet Commission on the Value of Death’ put forth the need for reassessing the future of palliative and end of life care.[1] […]
March 10, 2022

The Vikasarth Conversations 2022

Thirty Years of Indian Economic Reforms: the Growth and Development of Kerala Event Details Date and Time: March 10, 2022; 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM IST Topic: The Vikasarth Conversations Platform: Zoom Speakers: Pulapre Balakrishnan: Economics Professor, Ashoka University Bornali […]
March 9, 2022

The Goan brand of precarity – a closer look at unstable constituencies

By: Devahuti Sarkar Goan Legislative Assembly elections have been termed as the “politics of shifting sand” because of its history of numerous defections, changing alliances, and last-minute uncertainties among voters. Despite being a small state with merely 40 constituencies, it […]
March 9, 2022

Punjab Assembly elections- a moment of churning or missed opportunity?

By: Devahuti Sarkar Punjab, like many other states in India, is undergoing a moment of churning. There has been an undercurrent of dissatisfaction among the people of Punjab, some key defections, infighting within the Congress, shifting caste representation – in […]
March 9, 2022

Can Devbhoomi witness the emergence of an alternative political force?

The Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, known as “Devbhoomi”, was carved out of the hilly districts of the state of Uttar Pradesh in the year 2000. The hilly state, comprising of the two major regions of Garhwal and Kumaon, has voted […]
March 8, 2022

Is Manipur heading towards another cliffhanger?

By Arun Regi Chacko The north-eastern state of Manipur that went to the polls along with the likes of India’s most populous states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa – might spring surprises once again if the two-phase assembly […]