• A Thousand Cranes for India: Reclaiming Plurality Amid Hatred

    A Thousand Cranes for India: Reclaiming

    In Japan there is a legend that anyone who folds one thousand paper cranes will have their wishes realized. But…


  • Babies and Bylines

    Babies and Bylines

    Pallavi Aiyar is a hard-nosed, award-winning foreign correspondent. She’s used to working in the trenches of global journalism, from interviewing…


  • Choked!


    Choked!, tells the story of pollution in two of the world’s most polluted, yet economically successful, cities: Beijing and New…


  • Punjabi Parmesan

    Punjabi Parmesan

    When after several years in China, journalist Pallavi Aiyar moves to Brussels, the headquarters of the European Union, she discovers…


  • China for the Indian traveller

    China for the Indian traveller

    A vast, pulsating land of surprises, China is at once familiar and exotic. The sheer range of experiences that it…


  • Chinese Whiskers

    Chinese Whiskers

    Chinese Whiskers is a modern fable set in the chaotic and ever-changing landscape of early twenty first century Beijing. Soyabean…


  • Smoke and Mirrors

    Smoke and Mirrors

    Pallavi Aiyar's witty debut recounts her five-year long experience of China. China is at an historical point where tradition and…