Pallavi Aiyar

Pallavi Aiyar is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has spent the last two decades reporting from China, Europe, Indonesia and Japan. Her most recent book is Orienting: An Indian in Japan. She is a contributor to Open

Jakarta Comes of Age

Indonesia is learning to pull its geopolitical weight in the Indo-Pacific

12 April 2024
The Gain in Spain

Is Madrid becoming the new Miami?

22 March 2024
China Bowl

Where gastronomy ensures continuity

16 February 2024
A Dirty Secret

The Burakumin caste’s history busts the myth of Japanese social harmony

12 January 2024
AI and Democracy

Will humans become dispensable in the future of politics?

08 December 2023
Throne of Blood

The 2024 elections will test Indonesia’s dynastic politics

03 November 2023
After the Iberian #MeToo

A football boss’ ouster shows how much things have improved for women in Spain

06 October 2023
Demographic Doldrums

Japan can overcome its declining birth rate by welcoming immigrants

07 September 2023
The Moral Museum

Unlike Belgium or France, Britain still refuses to repatriate its colonial loot

28 July 2023
Dealing with Overtourism

Is international travel an indulgence or an education?

14 July 2023


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

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Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is the author of, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.


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