The violence that women endure

While Women’s Day is all about celebrating women’s achievements, it is also important to reflect on what holds them back. Gender violence and domestic abuse predominantly affects women. I look at some stats on it from the UK.

Home ownership versus renting: the past 100 years in England

Britain has been facing a housing crisis for many years now. The government itself officially calls the housing market “broken”. To understand why exactly this is, I’ve spent the better part of two days poring over the history of housing in the country and how various policies over time (and recently lack thereof) have created the crisis that now exists.

How much do Pakistanis spend on eating out?

You know Pakistanis have their priorities right when they spend more on eating out in a month than they do on education.

The average household in urban Pakistan allocates around 7% of its total monthly expenditure to ‘Restaurants and Hotels’, a major component of which is eating out. In contrast, 5% of their monthly expenditure is on Education.

Comparing Candidate Addresses for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor Election

This week, all voters across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough found a booklet containing candidate addresses for the upcoming Mayor election in their mailboxes. It was quite interesting to see what each candidate had to say about local issues and governance all in one place, especially as this is an opportunity for them to reach out to every single registered voter. So with both time and a cup of tea in hand, I thought I’d do a quick comparison of what each candidate has chosen to communicate about themselves and their plans for our region.

Pakistanis Giving Up Their Nationality – How Dire Is It?

This recent article in The News painted an alarming picture of Pakistani nationals rushing to give up their citizenship.

300% rise in number of applications? Now I’m generally wary of such percentages  since they mostly always exploit a low base effect to deliberately shock readers. Though curious it did make me.

But trying to figure out what all the numbers thrown together in the article meant was giving me a headache. So I turned into something I could make sense of.