Vidya Balachander
A fruit and vegetable market in Pettah, Colombo. Photo: iStockphoto

The Sri Lankan porridge makers

7 min read . 19 Jan 2018
A Buddhist temple on an island in Koggala Lake. Photo: Alamy

Travel Special: Sri Lankan hideaway

6 min read . 11 Nov 2017
A street vendor in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: iStockphoto

Hungry in Ho Chi Minh City

6 min read . 30 Sep 2017
A cacao farm. Photos: Courtesy Marou Chocolates.

In love with chocolate

6 min read . 28 Jul 2017
Photo: iStockphoto

Tokyo’s best brews

1 min read . 28 Apr 2017
‘Genmaicha’is a deeply toasty tea that derives its aroma from the roasted brown rice that is added to the leaves. Photo: Vidya Balachander

Common man’s cup of tea

1 min read . 28 Apr 2017
David Hall Gallery Cafe.

Eat your art out in Fort Kochi

5 min read . 10 Mar 2017
The bakery in Bengaluru’s Jalahalli area. Photographs: Hemant Mishra/Mint
Tunday Kababi. Photo: Remanshu Singh/Mint
Vendors selling fish on the street in Kilinochchi. Photo: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP<br />

So ‘kool’ in Jaffna

6 min read . 09 Jan 2016
Khao soi is seen as the poster child of Chiang Mai cuisine. Photographs from iStock<br />

What to eat if you are in Chiang Mai

6 min read . 05 Jun 2015
The unripe mangosteen fruit.<br />

As simple as ‘sambol’

5 min read . 03 Jan 2015