Pavan Shamdasani

Pavan Shamdasani is a freelance travel and lifestyle journalist based between Saigon, Vietnam and Hong Kong. He's written for TIME, The Economist, CNN, Tatler, Variety, SCMP, as well as numerous in-flight and specialist publications. Pavan is also the founder of TANDEM Asia (, a creative content agency servicing clients across the continent.

The Best Books by Indian Authors You Haven't Read Yet

Historical fiction and post-colonial tragedies, culture shock literature and tragicomic tales, India’s fiction is as rich as its country. 

9 Books that Examine the Asian-American Experience

Novels, memoirs and essays that explore the Asian experience across the country.

8 Lost Masterpieces from NYRB Classics

The best of an imprint that digs deep into lost classics.

8 Roaring 20s Books to Usher in the Next Era

The Roaring 20s was a time of true change for a world that had just recovered.

9 Books That Explore Colonial Asia

From epic histories and bitter romances to culture-clash politics and farcical affairs.