Vijay Balan

Vijay was born in India and moved to the United States for college studies. He holds a Masters in
Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.
Vijay began his career in aerospace, including work on the Space Shuttle propulsion system. He has also
held leadership positions in several global technology companies. A rocket-scientist turned storyteller,
he enjoys using the written and spoken word to make arcane concepts easily understood. Vijay is
passionate about colonial history, and weaves nuanced strands from India’s colonial experience, and
insights from wide travels into his writing. Ten Minutes to Six is his debut historical fiction novel.