I am a 22-year-old undergraduate student at Durham University, currently pursuing a degree in English Literature. I work as a freelance writer and journalist. I grew up between New York, Singapore, and India – all of which influence my work in their own ways. 

I write about everything from identity, politics, business, culture, art, technology, and what matters most to me. I have had personal essays published in The New York Times  and Slate Magazine. I was previously an intern at VICE Asia, and my work during that time has been published across VICE editions globally – including the UK, Australia, France and India. You can access my full VICE archives here. I have also contributed to Vogue India, Elle India, i-D, gal-dem, and Dazed Digital, amongst others. You can see these selected works under 'Writing'. 

I am currently Deputy Politics Editor at the Palatinate, Durham University's award-winning newspaper.

I can be reached at meeranavlakha@gmail.com (always looking to be commissioned and am open to project ideas!) You can also find me on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram.

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