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Political Turmoil in Pakistan: Challenges and Changes Ahead

Political Turmoil in Pakistan: Challenges and Changes Ahead

Even as one circus of the absurd has ended in Pakistan, another has begun. The farcical nature of the electoral exercise in the country has produced an even more farcical outcome. Even as Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed independent candidates continue to maintain their lead on the victory board, Nawaz Sharif has gone ahead and given a victory speech.
Vivid Metropolis Chronicles: Unveiling the 2024 Budget's Political Narrative in Himalayan Regions

Vivid Metropolis Chronicles: Unveiling the 2024 Budget’s Political Narrative in Himalayan Regions

In 2015, the Government of India launched its Smart Cities Mission, envisioned as the lighthouse of city development. With a total of 100 cities included in its proposal, this flagship programme received budgetary support and continued to dominate urban planning discussions.
Addressing Housing Challenges in Indian Cities: Will the 2024 Interim Budget Bridge the Gap?

Addressing Housing Challenges in Indian Cities: Will the 2024 Interim Budget Bridge the Gap?

With rapid urbanization, the problem of housing shortages in Indian cities ~ especially for low income households ~ is expected to exacerbate. Based on 2011 census data, the Technical Group on Urban Housing Shortage, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), estimated the urban housing shortage during 2012- 2017 at 18.78 million. The Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) Report of 2020 indicated an increase in urban housing shortages of 54 per cent amounting to 29 million in 2018.
Shifting Paradigms: India and the Gulf in the Last 10 Years

Shifting Paradigms: India and the Gulf in the Last 10 Years

In recent decades, six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE have emerged as pivotal in West Asia due to their huge sovereign wealth and Petro dollars, reformist policies and fast-moving diversification of their economies and interests beyond the hydrocarbons and regional heft as they continue to play a much bigger role in the global scheme of things.