Kalyan Karmakar began blogging in 2007 when his wife, who was tired of listening to him talk about food all the time, opened a blog for him.
She named his blog www.finelychopped.net. The blog recently won the award for the best general food blog category in the FBAI 2017 Awards,
He has recently published his book, The Travelling Belly, which has been published by Hachette India. It is a food travelogue based on his travels across India :
Kalyan started his career as a market researcher and then moved into food writing. His writings can be found on the Indian Express, Mumbai Mirror, NDTV Food, Femina and Scoopwhoop.
He has two YouTube channels: Kalyan Karmakar and The Finely Chopped. He conducts personalised food walks in Mumbai where he introduces the city to participants through the dishes of his favourite food haunts.
To unwind he heads to the kitchen where he loves to play with ingredients and his mantra is hassle-free, gut feel-based cooking.
Kalyan is a Bengali who now lives in Mumbai with his wife, who is a Parsi from Mumbai. He moved in here close to two decades back from Kolkata after spending his early years in Iran and the UK.
When asked what she feels about her introducing him to blogging, Kalyan’s wife Kainaz says "I have forgotten the taste of hot food thanks to his photographing everything on the table before we can eat it".
Kalyan is on twitter as @finelychopped and on instagram as @thefinelychopped
Kalyan can be contacted at: email@example.com