Pallavi Aiyar

Pallavi Aiyar is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of The Globalist.

What’s in a Name? Or Polly’s Story

A real-life guide to the befuddling world of Chinese naming conventions.

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COVID and Mr. Modi’s Beard

Beards can be acts of masculine messaging. Narendra Modi is using his beard for identity politics.

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Meet Pallavi Aiyar

A lifelong globalist and globe-trotting journalist joins The Globalist as Deputy Editor-in-Chief and lays out her vision.

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The Moment When Japan Explodes, Each Year

Appreciating sakura in Japan

Reflections on Japan, a culture driven by hyper-accuracy and anticipatory nostalgia, and its obsession with the cherry blossom season.

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Choked — Delhi’s Pollution Crisis

Unpacking the commonly used term “air pollution,” what it really means and the associated health risks.

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Babies and Bylines in a Globalized World

What is identity for children raised globally, by international couples?

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Modi and Jokowi: Why the World Should Take Notice

Comparing the leaders of the world’s largest and third-largest democracies.

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Why Europe Leaves Me Puzzled

Reflections of a foreign correspondent from Asia upon leaving her post in Brussels.

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India as an Inspiration for Europe?

What can India teach the EU regarding the key challenges it faces?

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The Rushdie Affair: India, Europe and Multiculturalism

Is Europe doing any better than India in balancing religious belief and the secular right of free speech?

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