Aparita is a journalist currently based in Toronto. A diplomatic brat, she had the amazing opportunity to travel the world from a young age.
However, it was during an extended stint in New Delhi, India, where she spent her formative years, that she started on what would eventually become a life-long pursuit — telling stories.
It started out as an escape, from boredom during summer breaks at Delhi University and scorching temperatures. Aparita started out in print journalism, freelancing for national dailies such as The Pioneer, The Indian Express and Hindustan Times.
After moving to Toronto and completing a Masters degree in English, she contributed to Canada’s three major dailies — Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and National Post. She has also written for magazines such as Saturday Night, ELLE and Toronto Life.
Strongly interested in covering South Asia and its diaspora, Aparita has also written for ethnic media outlets such as www.mybindi.com, Anokhi magazine, India Today and Nirali (online) magazine.
A few years ago, she made the leap into broadcast journalism and started contributing to Canada’s public broadcaster CBC Radio.
Currently, she presents a weekly arts and entertainment column called What’s On for Toronto’s number one morning radio show Metro Morning. She also reports on a variety of topics ranging from arts and culture to sports and social issues for various CBC radio shows such as Big City, Small World, Here and Now, Tapestry and Q.
Constantly on the prowl for new stories, and new ways to tell them, Aparita is now exploring multimedia opportunities.