Nandini Balial

  • Writer for Bitch Media, Slate, Pacific Standard, The New Republic, Vice, The Week, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Men's Journal, The AV Club, and Lit Hub, among others
  • Worked for New York One, the International Emmys, BBC America, and Prime Focus International in editorial and post-production roles
  • Recently finished a two-year stint as a high school English teacher in Fort Worth, Texas


As a writer, Nandini specializes in lifestyle, food, mental health, immigration, film/TV, literature, politics, and feminism. She emigrated from India when she was 9 and has lived and worked in New York City, Los Angeles, Toledo, and Fort Worth. She has worked in a variety of fields, including television, film, book-selling, and publishing; she also spent over two years as a Task Rabbit as a maid, housekeeper, and personal assistant. After working as a nanny and high school tutor to refugee students, she also spent the last two years teaching high school English.


Nadini earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in cinema studies from New York University.

Expertise: lifestyle, food, mental health, immigration, film/TV, literature, politics, and feminism
Education: New York University
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Title: Fact checker

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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