Episodes: 5 Columns

Episode 54 – India’s Economic Reforms

Since the onset of the pandemic, the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pushed forward a...

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Episode 53 – Women and the Economy

There is systemic exclusion of women in Pakistan’s economy and the drivers of this systemic exclusion are poorly understood...

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Episode 52 – Reimagining Learning

Uzair talks to Pramath Sinha about Harappa Education, an education startup offering the foundational skills critical to achieve professional...

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Special Episode – A Conversation with Zarrar Khuhro

In this special episode, Uzair talks to Zarrar Khuhro about a whole host of issues, focusing on the rise...

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Episode 51 – Modernizing Food Retail

Uzair talks to Jarrar Shah about his startup 24Seven.pk, an online Grocery Shopping platform based in Lahore. The 24SEVEN...

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Episode 50 – Making India Great

Uzair Younus talks to Dr. Aparna Pande about her new book “Making India Great: The Promise of a Reluctant...

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Episode 49 – The State of Media

Uzair talks to Raza Rumi about the state of media in Pakistan and the role of Nayadaur in bringing...

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Episode 48 – Bykea

Bykea is one of Pakistan’s startup success stories that raised $13m in the middle of a pandemic. In this...

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Episode 47 – Raast: Digitizing Pakistan

Pakistan finally has a digital payments system and this development is going to revolutionize financial transactions in the country....

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Episode 46 – Outlook for Reforms in 2021

In the first episode of 2021, Uzair talks to Hasaan Khawar about why it is difficult to push through...

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Episode 43 – A Volatile 2020: India’s Experience

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the global economy on its knees, leading to mass unemployment and a dramatic slowdown in...

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Episode 41 – The Potential of LNG in Pakistan

Pakistan is about to experience another winter of gas shortages. Meanwhile, the LNG sector continues to cause confusion among...

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Episode 38 – The Role of Dynasties and Caste in Politics

In a previous episode of the podcast, Dr. Adil Najam made a very important point that underneath all divides...

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Episode 35 – A Conversation with Dr. Adil Najam (Urdu)

Uzair Younus has a wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Adil Najam about polarization, generational shifts in Pakistan, climate change, and...

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Episode 33 – What Caused the Decline of Muslim Civilization?

We often hear about the unity of the ummah and how that drove progress. But this idea is poorly,...

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