Vaishnavi Nayel Talawadekar is a writer, content strategist and storyteller.

Vaishnavi Nayel Talawadekar spent equal parts of her childhood in New Delhi, London and Bangalore and considered herself the quintessential gypsy growing up. After graduating with an MBA in Marketing in 2012, she joined the corporate world, digging into spreadsheets and samosas while stationed in various beautiful corners of India.

In 2016, she decided to give up the spreadsheets (but not the samosas) to bring to life a long-harboured dream: A sunny content studio she christened Mangomonk. As she began to write for clients across a spectrum of segments, it was a series of chance encounters with some very kind editors that led Vaishnavi to discover her true calling in architecture, design and art journalism. In the eight years since, she has written about architecture & interiors, design, art, culture and lifestyle, and been published in/on 1stDibs, Architectural Digest (US & India), Azure, DominoDesign Anthology, Elle DecorFrame, HouzzKohlerLivingetc, ResideSotheby's, The Local Project, The Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostWallpaper*Vogue and Yellowtrace.

She lives with her husband in Bangalore, where she plays professional butler and performs questionable circus acts for their two littles, aged 4 and 2, besides plodding on with her writing adventures.