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    India’s star shines bright: Assessing future potential on the 70th anniversary of independence

India’s star shines bright: Assessing future potential on the 70th anniversary of independence

On the eve of India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017, Arjun Bhatia discusses India’s potential for rapid economic growth, the question of ensuring inclusivity and the obstacles it faces in the global context. He writes that India’s ability to rise to these challenges depends on it harnessing its democratic dividend.

Amidst global economic challenges, “India’s star shines bright”. This […]

Looking forward to the first ever LSE Pakistan Summit

As the Pakistan @ 70: LSE Pakistan Summit 2017 approaches, Shema Bhujel reflects on LSE’s long-standing ties with Pakistan and introduces the four core topics that will be discussed as key issues which are shaping the future of this burgeoning nation.

LSE’s connections with Pakistan go back more than a century when its Founders – Sidney and Beatrice Webb – […]

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    India @ 70: From inauspicious beginnings to a superpower in the making

India @ 70: From inauspicious beginnings to a superpower in the making

India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017 will feature panels discussing concerns relevant to India’s future while also exploring the key moments that have shaped the course of independent Indian history. Harish Alagappa looks back at the political and economic developments of the last 70 years.

Urban legends purport that sometime in early August 1947 a group of astrologers met […]

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    Partition Museum Project: Creating a refuge for the memories of Partition

Partition Museum Project: Creating a refuge for the memories of Partition

India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017 will feature an exhibition delivered in partnership with the Partition Museum Project. Here, Arjun Bhatia discusses how the Partition Museum in Amritsar was conceived to create a hub of artefacts, accounts and oral testimonies of the turbulent creation of independent India and the birth of Pakistan.

The partition of British India in 1947 […]

March 10th, 2017|Events, Featured, History|Comments Off on Partition Museum Project: Creating a refuge for the memories of Partition|
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    Demonetisation, digitisation and narrow definitions of nationalism: Arun Jaitley’s visit to LSE

Demonetisation, digitisation and narrow definitions of nationalism: Arun Jaitley’s visit to LSE

During his recent visit to the UK, the Minister of Finance of the Government of India Mr Arun Jaitley visited LSE to discuss his economic vision for India and engage in an audience discussion. The 100 Foot Journey Club event, held in partnership with the High Commission of India, was jointly hosted by the South Asia Centre and Financial […]

March 9th, 2017|Corruption, Economy, Events, Featured, LSE, Politics|Comments Off on Demonetisation, digitisation and narrow definitions of nationalism: Arun Jaitley’s visit to LSE|

Looking forward to the Future of Pakistan conference

On Saturday, the first LSESU Future of Pakistan conference takes place in the New Academic Building. As the countdown to the event begins, President of the LSESU Pakistan Development Society Omar Bhatti introduces some of the key speakers and topics that will be discussed on Saturday.

Tickets for the conference are available here. You can view the full schedule and […]

November 15th, 2016|Economy, Events, Featured, LSE|3 Comments|
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    How would you change Pakistan? Crowdsourcing ideas from LSE students

How would you change Pakistan? Crowdsourcing ideas from LSE students

In the 2015-16 academic year  the LSE SU Pakistan Development Society ran a ‘Breaking Stereotypes’ photo campaign which provided students and staff with a thought-provoking taster of the inclusive debate culture that the society seeks to encourage. In this post, Raza Nazar discusses the recurring themes that cropped up in the campaign, and how they will be incorporated in […]

September 21st, 2016|Development, Education, Events, Featured, LSE, Photo Essays|Comments Off on How would you change Pakistan? Crowdsourcing ideas from LSE students|
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    Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday on law, the Constitution and minority rights in Pakistan

Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday on law, the Constitution and minority rights in Pakistan

The LSE SU Pakistan Development Society recently co-hosted an event with Justice Ramday, who served as a judge in the Supreme Court of Pakistan for almost a decade. In this post Raza Nazar, who helped to organise the event, offers highlights from the wide-ranging discussion.

Earlier this year, the LSE SU Pakistan Development Society, in partnership with SOAS, organised ‘A […]

August 26th, 2016|Events, Featured, LSE, Politics|Comments Off on Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday on law, the Constitution and minority rights in Pakistan|
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    Of housing and politics: Mapping political opportunities for mobilising in Bangalore

Of housing and politics: Mapping political opportunities for mobilising in Bangalore

In March, Swetha Rao Dhananka visited LSE to discuss her doctoral research on social mobilisation in pursuance of housing rights for the poor. She considered the citizens’ rights created by the Indian post-colonial legal and policy framework and examined the strategies of differently-resourced civil society organisations in addressing housing issues. Sonali Campion offers an overview of the presentation.

Bangalore, India’s […]

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    The Bangladesh Paradox: In what ways has social progress been achieved despite poor governance and high corruption?

The Bangladesh Paradox: In what ways has social progress been achieved despite poor governance and high corruption?

Gender indicators in Bangladesh show significant improvement despite other development indices not displaying similar success. Juli Qermezi Huang recently spoke at an event hosted by the South Asia Centre, the LSE Gender Institute, and the Eva Colorni Memorial Trust entitled Tales of the Unexpected: Gender Equality and Social Progress in Bangladesh exploring this paradox, and here discusses the progress […]

June 24th, 2016|Development, Events, Featured, Gender, Technology|Comments Off on The Bangladesh Paradox: In what ways has social progress been achieved despite poor governance and high corruption?|

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