Episodes: Masonry

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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 whole host of reforms, including much-needed changes to India’s farm...

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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 by most. In this episode, Uzair talks to Dr. Hadia...

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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 success and personal meaning. Pramath is a trailblazer in many...

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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 of illiberal populism around the world. Zarrar is a co-host...

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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 journey started from his farm when he painfully found out...

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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 Global Power. The episode covers a wide range of topics...

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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 alternative perspectives into the discourse. Raza Rumi Director, Park Center...

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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 episode, Uzair talks to Rafiq Malik, the startup’s Chief Operating...

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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. It will also accelerate the formalization of the economy, increase...

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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 bureaucratic reforms, why Prime Minister Khan accepting his government’s mistakes...

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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 economic activity. The Indian economy, which was already showing signs...

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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 citizens, with baseless claims of corruption and backroom dealings sowing...

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