Dhruva Balram is a multi-media journalist and writer. He finds it uncomfortable talking about himself, especially in the third-person but has been told it can be effective for these blurbs.

Since pursuing freelancing full time, Dhruva’s work has included a wide range of topics, from cultural commentary to human interest pieces to album reviews. His most recent writing can be found in / on The Better India, The Dialogue, Future Perfect and Hhhappy Magazine. He has previously been published in various other web and print publications, including HotNewHipHop and The Adventure Handbook. Dhruva has held positions as a copywriter, a radio journalist, and as a freelancer has held contracted positions with several publications.

He has lived in four countries across as many continents. Through his photography and video work, he has, amongst other things, documented systemic and prevailing problems in each location. Dhruva is a former Milaap fellow, the first to be placed in Manipur, India, where he lived for six months reporting on the culture and dilemmas of the state while working with rural women on micro-finance loans. Dhruva is currently based in New Delhi, India where he works as a writer and content head for The Wild City, India's essential online guide for alternative music and culture.

In addition to incessantly eating, he used to previously sell shoes, coach tennis and tend bars. He was also a former co-host of the Goodgod Sound Unlimited show on FBI Radio in Sydney, Australia - clearly, he has many talents. Dhruva writes a weekly newsletter called Idling with Intent but is mostly trying to get you to follow him on Twitter. 

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