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

The deep roots of Myanmar’s crisis

Can the history of Myanmar’s political economy help us make sense of the military coup?

The anatomy of Urdu

How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.

CNN in Myanmar, environmental crises, and Tibetan cinema

Southasiasphere podcast episode 06: Updates and analysis from around the region.

Translating a pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 terminology on Southasian languages.