India's search for land to meet its growing housing needs is hugely contentious. The dream of owning a home for some has come at the expense of others.
An attempt to amend a provision in the Indian constitution that allows only long-term residents of Kashmir to own land has sparked a controversy. Muslim groups consider it a bid to alter the state's demography.
Cairo's Al-Azhar Park is still going strong and changing its neighborhood for the better 12 years after it was first opened. Built on a rubbish heap, the park gives the crowded city some much-needed room to breathe.
When India and Pakistan became independent 70 years ago, they were at the same level of development, with both equally poor and wretched. But the economic gap between them is growing.
India and Pakistan became independent from British rule in 1947, yet they are still belligerent neighbors locked in territorial disputes and deep mistrust. The scar of partition remains unhealed, says DW's Shamil Shams.
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