Anthologies & Articles


    Tiananmen Square, 25 years later

    “Flames in a Mirror” is a line from a poem by Bei Dao, one of my favourite Chinese poets. His words helped me write this reflection on Tiananmen Square, 25 years after I was a foreign student in Beijing. Read the full story in the Los Angeles Review of Books.




    “Split in Half Six Ways”
    Shaping the World, Women Writers on Themselves,
    Manju Kapur, Editor (2014), Hay House Publishers.




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    A House for Mr. Tata, An Old Shanghai Tale”
    Travelling In, Travelling Out – A Book of Unexpected Journeys, Namita Gokhale, Editor (2014), Harper Collins Publishers. Click here for more information.
    Read Mishi’s essay here.

    Shaam-E-Awadh: Writings on Lucknow Editor, Veena Talwar Oldenburg (2007), Penguin Books India.  Click here for more information.

    Primary Education and Economic Development in China and India: Overview and Two Case Studies (with Jean Dreze), in Basu, K., Pattanaik, P., and Suzumura, K. (eds) (1995), Choice, Welfare, and Development: Essays in Honour of Amartya Sen (Oxford: Clarendon Press) Click here for more information.





    China Turns 50

    Outlook – Backward Glance – A Year in Review 2012



    OpenCafé Crawling in Shanghai
    Outlook India – World City
    Financial Times – A Jesuit cathedral in Shanghai
    Wall Street Journal – The Hungarian Connection
    Financial Times – A ‘Red Tour’ of Shanghai
    Financial Times – New Sounds Amid Potent Memories

    Skiing in China
    Financial Times – In China, They Ski the Way They Drive

    Thailand Hua Hin
    Financial Times – Family Thais

    Outlook India – Team Spirit
    Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel – What US$100 Buys in Seoul

    Hokkaido in Winter
    Outlook India – North By Far East

    Cantonese Cuisine
    Outlook India – South China Food

    Mountain Magic
    Financial Times – Mountain Magic

    Wall Street Journal – Hanoi Secrets

    Wall Street Journal – A Buddhist Valley In China’s Shadow


    Christine Choy
    New York Times
    – Christine Choy Turns the Camera on Herself

    Pramoedya Ananta Toer
    New York Times – In Indonesia, a Voice That Will Not Be Silenced

    Romesh Gunesekera
    New York Times – A Sri Lankan Forges Form From His Past

    Majid Majidi
    New York Times – Majidi’s Careful Magic Takes Iran to the World

    Bing Xin
    Wellesley MagazineRediscovering


    Blue Mangoes
    Lipstick and Other Stories
    Fasting, Feasting
    The Train To Luo Wu

    Fall of Hong Kong

    Afternoon Tea