Piali Roy is a freelance writer in Toronto whose work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Desi Life (Toronto Star magazine), Yonge Street, Far Eastern Economic Review, feer.com, Quill & Quire, spacing, Ascent, Shift, Canadian Business, Vancouver Sun, This Magazine, ROM Magazine, India Today, Himal magazine and Rediff on the Net.
Her radio documentaries have aired on Ideas and Tapestry on CBC Radio One and won awards from the South Asian Journalists’ Association. They include The Bhagavad Gita, Calcutta Calling, In Conversation with Edward Said, Madame Helena Blavatsky and Rabindranath Tagore.
As a story consultant, Piali Roy assists in developing vivid writing for non-profits. Her volunteer experience includes South Asians 4 Life: The Appeal for Stem Cell and Marrow Donors, South Asian Journalists’ Association – Toronto, Friends of South Asia at the Royal Ontario Museum, Rights on Reel Film Festival, and Desh Pardesh.
Piali Roy is currently the blogger-in-residence (aka the palace blogger) for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts exhibition, running from November 20, 2010 to April 3, 2011.
E-mail: piali DOT roy AT gmail DOT com