Centre for Urban Studies

September 5, 2019

A single agency should be in charge of roads in city limits

Potholes on the roads have become an annual affair for Kochi, one of the leading metropolises in India. The recent Palarivattom flyover fiasco demands the audit of road repair works done in the past 10 years to find out the […]
February 8, 2018

Kerala government’s claim on its tourism sector is inflated; The New Indian Express, February 7, 2018

By Rajesh Abraham | Express News Service | 07th February 2018 KOCHI: In a big blow to Kerala’s tourism sector, a new research has found most claims by the state government that the sector constitutes 10 per cent of the state’s […]
January 7, 2017

Demonitisation haunts Kerala’s employment sector; The New Indian Express, January 6, 2017

  By Pramod Thomas | Express News Service | January 6, 2017 KOCHI: Demonetisation has jolted the employment sector in Kerala massively. As per the latest unemployment data of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the rate stands at […]
August 10, 2016

SBI merger plan won’t affect NPAs: Subbarao; The Times of India|Aug 10 2016

The Times of India|Aug 10 2016 Former RBI governor D Subbarao said the merger of associate banks with State Bank of India will not have any impact on non-performing assets (NPA) held by them. He said that the merger would […]
August 8, 2016

Most Malayali voters unmoved by election campaigns, says study; The New Indian Express, August 8th 2016

By Babu K Peter | Published: 08th August 2016 KOCHI: IN stark contrast to the common perception among political parties and Fronts that elaborate election campaigns could win over Malayalis, a recent study showed that voters in Kerala are not […]
July 14, 2016

Online space glitters, lures youth with jewellery gifts at competitive rates; The New Indian Express, 9th July 2016

By Pramod Thomas | Published: 09th July 2016 | The New Indian Express KOCHI: Kochi native Roopa George, who has been purchasing things online for years, bought jewellery online last month for the first time. She bought Jadav jewellery from […]
September 3, 2015

Majority of Commuters Express Dissatisfaction over Boat Service, Metro Manorama 1st September, 2015

  Metro Manorama 1st September 2015 In Ernakulam district, more than 13,000 people use ferry service. In the study conducted by CPPR around fifty-six per cent of the passengers expressed their dissatisfaction with the quality of the ferry service. Presently […]
December 19, 2014

‘Balancing Energy and Green Security a Policy Dilemma’, Indian Express, 15th December

Balancing Energy and Green Security a Policy Dilemma’ By Express News Service Published: 15th December 2014 06:02 AM   KOCHI: The key aspects of India’s Energy Security are expanding people’s access to energy and having reliable supply of electricity, said Tom Cutler, former […]
December 17, 2014

Motor Vehicle Law Applies Brakes on Shared Autorickshaw Proposal, The New Indian Express, 10th Dec

Motor Vehicle Law Applies Brakes on Shared Autorickshaw Proposal By Krishnachand K, Nidheesh M K and Anilkumar T Published: 10th December 2014 KOCHI: There is one barrier which is stopping Kochi from introducing share auto system and that is an amendment of […]
November 30, 2012

T.P Sreenivasan, Advisor to CPPR writes on India’s soft state image

Shed image of a soft state By T P Sreenivasan. This is a reproduction of his article appeared in The New Indian Exprees on 29th November 2012 The meticulous planners of Ajmal Kasab’s execution took care of every detail and […]