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

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A field day

Future elections in Nepal may see more independents, and unpredictable alliances.

Productively ‘perverse’

Punjabi films of the 1970s-80s as a tool for resistance during Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorship.

What makes a journalist?

In Sri Lanka, there are many factors shaping mainstream media coverage of citizen-led protests.