Pallavi Aiyar is territorially polygamous, having spent the last 25 years on the move, divided between eight countries. An award-winning foreign correspondent, columnist, and author, she has spent over two decades reporting from China, Belgium, Japan, Indonesia, and Spain. She teaches courses on Global Media Perspectives and Cross Cultural Communication at Madrid’s IE University. Pallavi’s work has been published in The New York Times, Granta, The Monocle, Nikkei Asian Review, Noema Magazine, The Hindu, and The Times of India, amongst other publications. She is the author of seven books, including Smoke and Mirrors, Punjabi Parmesan and Orienting.

Her forthcoming book, Travels in the Other Place, is a record of explorations – each one a travelogue of thematic journeys, including through cancer, parenting, new languages, hair and visas. From learning to travel through books as a little girl in New Delhi to becoming fluent in Chinese as a foreign correspondent in Beijing in her twenties, Travels in the Other Place, is at its root an account of how to journey through life with  curiosity and empathy.