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

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
Shinzo Abe: The Man Who Did Too Much
What Killed Shinzo Abe?

The former prime minister’s assassination shows Japan’s relationship with religion is ambiguous

11 August 2022
Left, Right or Centre?

The ideological dyslexia of the thinking individual

29 July 2022
The Morality of the Mobile Phone

It’s better to appreciate technology for what it is than what it’s not

15 July 2022
India in Europe’s Mirror

The country once had the credentials to inspire the EU

01 July 2022
Confessions of a Bad Guru

A columnist’s worst enemy is confirmation bias

17 June 2022
Hindi Is Not Indian

Lessons from the linguistic choices made by China and Indonesia

03 June 2022
An Endearing Enigma

How does one explain India abroad?

20 May 2022


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Ram Madhav

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Makarand R Paranjape

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