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I'm a food and culture journalist based in Bangalore, India. Get in touch at nikhita.venugopal@gmail.com or @nkvenugopal on Twitter.

Rise of the Tigress: Why Now Is the Time to See India’s 200-Year-Old Tiger Festival

Every autumn, hundreds of elaborately painted men dressed as tigers march through the streets of Thrissur, in Kerala. Two years ago, women finally joined for the first time. AFAR/June 13, 2018

India's Complicated Love Affair With Pickles

The future of the much-loved condiment is uncertain. Vice Munchies/June, 15, 2018

I Grew Up Eating This Common Indian Vegetable. Now It's a Wellness 'Superfood.'

I never thought I'd see this childhood staple be sold as an antidote to all things bad. Bon Appetit's Healthyish/May 18, 2018