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 quintessential prey

Care, coexistence and predation in a recent Hindi film on human-animal relations.

The price of immunity

Cost comparisons of COVID-19 vaccines across the region.

Bordered by violence

On borders and maps as concrete sites of state violence.

The caravan of Sanuman

Translated excerpt from Dor Bahadur Bista’s Nepali-language novel ‘Sotala’.