Author Archives: avtar

ESSAYS: For Indians Abroad, Talk of Home is Terrifying.

A close look at the COVID response in Germany, India, and China, as cases explode in India. From Foreign Policy. Click here to read article


ESSAYS: They Conquered COVID-19. Now They’re Struggling.

Countries and provinces that managed well in the first wave seem to be losing the plot now. From Foreign Policy. Click here to read article


ESSAYS: Leaders Can’t Lift Lockdowns Without Public Trust.

A close look at perceptions of government in Germany, China and India reveal unexpected truths about the way the outbreak will be managed. From Foreign Policy. Click here to read article


ESSAYS: In Germany, Coronavirus is No longer a Distant Threat.

The “Chinese” disease has arrived in Europe, and nobody seems prepared. Click here to read article


ESSAYS: The fate of Lily’s Bar

How do Beijing’s small business owners manage with the move towards “urban rejuvenation”? From¬†Nikkei Asian Review. Click here to read article


COLUMNS: The Enigma of Departure

Knowing you’ll be leaving is a feature of expat life. But how ready are you to leave, when it is time? From Hindu BusinessLine Click here to read article