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

A Spanish Mélange
A Spanish Mélange

The shape-shifting syncretism of the Iberian Peninsula

03 February 2023
No Dustbins Please, We’re Japanese
No Dustbins Please, We’re Japanese

A culture of cleanliness with a zero-waste policy

20 January 2023
The End of Indonesia As We Know It?
The End of Indonesia As We Know It?

The new penal code will make it a less liberal country

06 January 2023
Air Apparent

Beijing’s success in tackling pollution is a lesson for Delhi

25 November 2022
The Flemish Connection

How to make cricket a truly global sport

11 November 2022
Absolute Xi

Having dismantled the system of collective leadership, the Chinese president will now need more than loudspeaker nationalism

21 October 2022
The Pet Peeves of Expats

They should marvel at what a place is rather than complain about what it is not

07 October 2022
The Revision Fetish
The Revision Fetish

Does renaming streets or demolishing statues redeem history?

23 September 2022
Abe’s Unfinished Business

Can Japan spend more on defence without changing its pacifist constitution?

09 September 2022
A Passage to the Company?

An encounter with the Kafkaesque British visa regime

26 August 2022


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MJ Akbar

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Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.


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