Vidya Balachander

Vidya Balachander is a food and travel writer and editor currently based in Dubai. Her writing has appeared in a number of international publications, including Saveur, Food52, CNN's Parts Unknown, LitHub, Roads & Kingdoms and National Geographic Traveller, among others. Her work explores the intersection of food, culture, communities and geopolitics.

From pleasure to protest

On how food helps us connect, exhibit power and protest.

Dec 07, 2020

Latest Articles

Swear not by the moon

The contentious politics of lunar sighting in Pakistan.

The storyteller of Kovilpatti

On Ki Rajanarayanan, the father of Karisal literature.

Against forgetting. Against erasure.

On meaning, storytelling, and memory-making in Kashmir.