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Pakistan Political Economy- Where are the Actions for Leap frogging?

The Pakistan politico-economic strategy, like many developing countries is based on the logic of leap frogging certain stages of development. Channeling new information and hardware technologies, flow of international capital and goods, liberalizing trade, massive infrastructure and private sector investment along with parallel human resource development are essential components of this strategy. It is based on the idea that developing countries can learn, improvise and refashion best practices looking at the experiences of developed countries

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The trip to Dharamsala- Ancient but still Awesomely Alive

The trip to Dharamsala was certainly one I would never forget. It was a mixed bag of emotions. I was excited yet fearful of a trip to a place I had never been before. The hours it took to convince friends to come along, the essential items that were supposed to be packed, the music that was supposed to be heard each and everything was a task in itself. 30.9.2016 The day to the trip

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The Process of CPEC – Confidence, Corruption, Elections, China

PM Nawaz Sharif was forced to resign one year before his stipulated five- year term in light of the Supreme Court verdict indicting him for disproportionate foreign assets revealed as part of the Panama Papers Expose. Articles 62 & 63 of the Pakistani Constitution[i] have been invoked which were inserted at the time of President Zia-ul-Haq. This article argues that his ouster has four dimensions. The first is the confidence across various stakeholders of the Pakistani

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The Case of the PoK- CPEC: What is ‘a Meaningful Dialogue’?

China launched President Xi Xinping’s flagship project – One Belt One Road  with an attendance from heads of state and representatives from 65 countries[1]. One belt one road is the name given to a series of infrastructure, connectivity and investment projects spanning the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa. Countries outside these continents were also invited to form economic partnerships with the PRC.  This articles focuses on the CPEC- the China Pakistan Economic corridor which

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A Slice of China in India

Though Capitalism continues to dominate the Indian economy, the country has had its tryst with Socialism in the past and continues to experience the same in certain pockets despite a thinning percentage. My motive behind penning the above paragraph is to focus on the fragment of Chinese Culture that is still trying to preserve its identity in a country. India shares an elongated history with her neighbour China. Both the countries have close cultural and

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NSG is not strategic but the strategic involves NSG

NSG is not worth the effort but process wise it’s important to make the effort to enter. Good Indo-US relations are worth the effort. If US does not involve itself in Asia, India, Japan and others can’t do anything about China.   China does not forget, it will never forget it’s century of humiliation before 1949 and Chinese are very hard working people and PLA is a party state army, the only army that serves

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International Relations – India and Its Neighbours

India is a country which has one of the most difficult neighborhoods in the world. ‘The Border Disputes’ was a troublesome heritage that India inherited along with independence on 15th August 1947. But recently, the Modi government has been putting immense efforts in strengthening the international relations of the country and continuing in this same line of thought Mr Modi is all set for his high profile visit to China in the coming month. The

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Point to be noted – Northeast India is a part of India!

Yes you heard me right. Northeast India is a part of India! I am equally sad to make this statement. But some Indians have conveniently gotten away with geography classes in their school days. They very proudly recognize themselves as Indians, but the Northeast Indians as Chinese. Well, how about calling yourselves as central, western, northern and southern Indians and them as Indians? But wait, why this distinction in the first place? How can someone

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Journey Through the Old Silk Road, Sikkim – III

We continue with the last part of the Old Silk Road Nathang Valley and Lungthung: Nathang Valley lies beyond Zuluk.The area is an Indian Army cantonment and mainly monitored and maintained by Army. Local people stay there but they are now mainly focusing on tourists for livelihood. The area does not have any resort or hotels. The best options available are local homestays like Pinasha Lodge and a British Bungalow, managed by local families. Lungthung,

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Journey Through the Old Silk Road, Sikkim – II

And if you really want to capture the marvel of nature, this is one of the best destinations. Some of the places of interest in this belt comprise the following: Lingtam and Rishikola: Lingtam, one of the first halts in Old Silk Road is a small hamlet situated amidst the hills. You can choose to spend 2-3 days here before heading for Rishikhola. Rishikhola derives its name from the river Rishi and ‘Khola’ meaning, river

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