Dhruva Balram is an Indian-Canadian writer based in Toronto. 

With interests in culture; race-based issues; and South Asian, masculine identity, Dhruva has written for The Lifted Brow, Hot New Hip Hop, Future Perfect and Border Movement amongst other places.

Dhruva is the former resident writer and head of content for The Wild City, India's essential online guide for alternative culture. He was also one of the first co-hosts of the Goodgod Sound Unlimited show on FBI Radio in Sydney, Australia. 

Dhruva is also a past 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. 

On most days, you can find Dhruva, snacks in hand, reading. On others, he can be found riding his bicycle thinking of what to write in his newsletter, Idling with Intent, but, really, he's mostly trying to get you to follow him on Twitter.