May 29, 2020
Pallavi Aiyar

Pallavi Aiyar

  • Rice Goddess’s Wrath
    Rice Goddess’s Wrath

    China’s just an exacerbating factor, Jakarta’s ills are internal

  • What India Must Learn From Indonesia
    What India Must Learn From Indonesia

    The second part of the comparative study on India and Indonesia and the challenges they face.

  • Forget China, India Should Look To Indonesia
    Forget China, India Should Look To Indonesia

    A list of the most fundamental challenges confronting India today could just as well be Indonesia's...

  • Makassar Diary
    Makassar Diary

    Nearly all the drivers for the festival turned out to be women, most of them students at one of the city’s...

  • Democracy With Diversity
    Democracy With Diversity

    Before despairing at the seemingly impossible task of crafting a common identity out of a fractured...

  • Indonesia's Obama
    Indonesia's Obama

    The new Indonesian President presents a narrative of hope and change that echoes the wild enthusiasm and...

  • A Lingering Taste Of SEZwan Cuisine
    A Lingering Taste Of SEZwan Cuisine

    China’s progress impresses Modi, but at what cost has it come?

  • Get Out The Vote
    Get Out The Vote

    The ongoing election season that has India and Indonesia heading to the polls invites unavoidable comparisons

  • Jakarta Diary
    Jakarta Diary

    Indonesians agree on little, but there is near-unanimity on the defining characteristic of Jakarta:the...

  • The New Barons Of Bordeaux
    The New Barons Of Bordeaux

    With their investments in French vineyards, inevitably Chinese are transforming the hallowed landscape of...

  • Be Afraid Of Standing Still
    Be Afraid Of Standing Still

    India or China? Bahl hedges around, dishes the usual, makes some daring conjectures, and, sadly, stops short

  • Red Book’s Missing Pages
    Red Book’s Missing Pages

    This book penetrates China’s armature of success, paints the darkness inside sans greys, is hopeful of India

  • Believers At The Wall
    Believers At The Wall

    How China's past spiritual fusions secrete into its present

  • The Post-Olympic China
    The Post-Olympic China

    For years now the Olympics have acted as a safety net for the juggling act China's ruling party is constantly...

  • Chin Chin Choo!
    Chin Chin Choo!

    Bollywood films, once a big draw in China, seem to have missed the beat

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