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 14, 2022

National Maritime Security Coordinator’s tasks are clearly cut out

It took nearly a decade and half for India to appoint a National Maritime Security Coordinator (NMSC). Vice Admiral Ashok Kumar, formerly the Vice Chief of the Indian Navy, has now formally taken over the newly created position and would […]
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 […]
February 8, 2022

#DecodingThePolls  | Elections 2022: semifinal or knockout?

The discussion on the upcoming assembly elections to five states ; Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa which will take place in February and March 2022. Speakers: Dr Sandeep Shastri, Vice-Chancellor, Jagran Lake city University, Bhopal Dr G Gopa […]
January 21, 2022

CPPR TOWNHALL on SAGAR, Sagarmala & The Seaports of India: Maritime Big Push Approach in the Indo-Pacific

SAGAR, Sagarmala and Seaports represent a maritime ‘Triple S’ Growth Triangle prospect for India. SAGAR stands for ‘Security & Growth for All’- India‘s inclusive maritime growth and foreign policy vision. While SAGAR is seeking a climate of cooperation and inclusive […]
January 10, 2022

Would the new Coast Guard Forum help speed up COC negotiations?

Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) and Indonesia’s Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in December 2021 to further strengthen bilateral ‘maritime security and safety’ cooperation. The MoU is expected to “serve as a tool, corridor and mechanism […]
December 20, 2021

Policy Pathways for Online Degree Programs

If governance can be likened to a journey, people are the passengers wanting to reach a destination, facilitating institutions are the vehicles used, processes adopted are the drivers of the vehicles, and the pathways to the destination are the policies […]
December 15, 2021

Centre for Public Policy Research organized a one day workshop for journalists

കൊച്ചി: പൊതുനയ രൂപീകരണത്തിലും വിനിമയത്തിലും മാധ്യമ പ്രവർത്തകരുടെ പങ്ക് എന്ന വിഷയത്തിൽ ശിൽപ്പശാല സംഘടിപ്പിച്ചു. സാമൂഹിക, രാഷ്ട്രീയ, സാമ്പത്തിക വെല്ലുവിളികൾ റിപ്പോർട്ട് ചെയ്യുന്ന മാധ്യമപ്രവർത്തകർക്ക് വേണ്ടിയായിരുന്നു സെൻ്റർ ഫോർ പബ്ലിക് പോളിസി റിസർച്ച്, ഫ്രഡറിക് ന്യൂമാൻ ഫൌണ്ടേഷൻ എന്നിവർ ചേർന്ന് ശിൽപ്പശാല സംഘടിപ്പിച്ചത്. ഇതോടനുബന്ധിച്ച് പൊതുനയ രൂപീകരണവുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട വിവിധ മേഖലകളെ കുറിച്ച് സെമിനാറുകൾ നടന്നു. […]
December 15, 2021

Need to Strengthen Grassroots Level Democracy

The pursuit for citizens’ participation in governance to unravel the democratic deficit in India has been resolved with the implementation of the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments. The acts for decentralising the governance devolved functions and powers of decision making […]
December 15, 2021

Uptick in registration of transport vehicles in Ekm

Ernakulam RTO has registered 2,030 non-transport vehicles in January this year. But it came down again with the onset of the second wave and took a U-turn by July. In September, 2,013 vehicles were registered in the non-transport category and […]
December 13, 2021

Urban Local Bodies Need Financial Autonomy

With the country facing the brunt of COVID-19 second wave, the administrative fault lines are once again evident and an efficient grass root level governance seems to be the need of the hour. Amidst the raging daily caseload and the […]