Varud is the award-winning author of the graphic novel Chhotu: A Tale of Love and Partition (Comic Con India “Best Writer”) and the travelogue Bhagwaan Ke Pakwaan: Food of the Gods (Gourmand for “Peace”). His writing also frequently appears in National Geographic Traveller and Mint Lounge. He began his career as a writer after quitting a short-lived stint as a management consultant to travel and eat his way across the globe. When not writing, he enjoys travelling, experimenting in the kitchen, collecting Instant Noodles, or playing Dungeons & Dragons. He received his bachelors in Finance from New York University.