Vritti Bansal

I'm a journalist and editor from India, currently pursuing an MPhil in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies. My research interests include the way cultural memory and religious identity are linked through food. A 2012-13 alumnus of the University of Westminster M.A. Creative Writing: Writing the City programme, I have specialised in food and travel writing. I have also launched a food magazine called Binge (www.binge.co.in), before which I served as the Food & Drink Editor for India Today Digital and Time Out magazine in New Delhi. As a freelancer, I have written for National Geographic Traveller India and the Indian Express, a well-known newspaper in India.

Special subjects

I have worked in publishing for six years, and digital media for five years

Languages spoken

English and Hindi

Regular work

I have worked as a freelance food and travel writer. Here are links to some of my work: https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/food-wine/the-kullewallas-of-chawri-bazaar-and-chandni-chowk-foodie-2791777/ http://www.natgeotraveller.in/beyond-dublin-72-hours-in-ireland/

Advisory boards / Awards

I have been awarded the Irish School of Ecumenics Scholarship at Trinity College Dublin.