Michael Snyder is a freelance journalist based in Mumbai, specializing in food, travel, and culture. He has served as a Contributing Editor at Indian Quarterly, a Mumbai-based literary magazine, and the Indian edition of Architectural Digest, is a frequent contributor to Lucky Peach, both in print and online, and currently covers the India beat as a Global Correspondent for Travel+Leisure. His work has appeared in T MagazineThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Atlantic’s City Lab, among others, as well as in major Indian publications like The CaravanOpenThe HinduMintGQ and Business Standard.

Prior to moving to India, Michael served as a Spanish-to-English translator, writer, and co-editor at This is Chile, the official website for the Fundación Imagen País, producing daily content on food, travel, architecture, design, film, theater and music. In 2010, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, and with English departmental honors from Columbia University. Michael was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.


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