Meher Mirza is a Mumbai-based independent writer and editor, with a focus on food and travel. Formerly the Chief Copy and Features Editor at BBC Good Food India and editor at Incredible India magazine, her work has appeared in a host of national and international magazines and newspapers, including the Times of India, Mumbai Mirror, DNA, The Hindu and Mint Lounge. She has two MA degrees in English literature, including a postgraduate degree in Contemporary Approaches to English Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London. It's pretty clear that she's got a yen for academia but also loves animals, anything Japanese, comics, technology and death metal. In another life, she might have been a marine biologist studying weird and wonderful deep sea creatures.