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Lights, Camera, Action: Manifestos, Elections and Blockbuster Cities

hitesh vaidya

While the manifestos for upcoming general elections agree that cities will be at the forefront of the nation's journey towards a 'Viksit Bharat', Hindi cinema offers a unique lens to explore how data, technology, and innovative approaches can shape...

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Lights, Camera, Action: Manifestos, Elections and Blockbuster Cities

While the manifestos for upcoming general elections agree that cities will be at the forefront of the nation's journey towards a 'Viksit Bharat', Hindi cinema offers a unique lens to explore how data, technology, and innovative approaches can shape our urban future, particularly as Indian cities undergo crucial transitions.

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