Editor in Chief
Sharan Dhaliwal, after years of working for other agencies and establishments, decided to create a magazine to give South Asians a platform showcasing their talent. With a little help from crowdfunding, she published her first print issue of Burnt Roti magazine in April 2016 and launched the online magazine in May 2016.
She talks on panels, TV, radio, does press interviews and is the creative force behind Burnt Roti. As well as this, she is a video producer and editor, animator, designer, illustrator, social media manager and writer.
Contact her to talk about projects, events, interviews, commissions and ideas.
Reeta Loi is a creative strategist, writer, musician and DJ. She has grown start-ups, brands and publishers over 18 years in marketing in London and LA.
Reeta writes poetry and short stories exploring themes of identity; gender, ethnicity, class, caste and sexuality. She has been selected by Penguin Random House as one of 50 writers to watch. Reeta writes a monthly column for Diva magazine and co-founded Gaysians.org and has been featured in The Sunday Times, BBC Asian Network and Sunrise Radio. As a music producer she's been released alongside Cinematic Orchestra, RJD2, Matthew Herbert, Sia, Mark Ronson and Meshell Ndegeocello..
Contact her to talk about sponsorship, advertising, business operations and branding.
Zamira has joined Burnt Roti as a part time essays editor. She's interested in how third culture kids navigate religion, politics and class and in how British Asian identity has evolved across different generations. She loves great books, terrible TV and anything to do with food.
Hussein has joined Burnt Roti as a volunteer contributing writer. He's interested in the current British Asian diaspora's lifestyle, social media, the economic disparity of middle class families and some of our not-so-ideal romantic encounters.
He has written for Vice, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, The Independent, New Statesman and many more. He is currently the UK Editor for MEL Magazine and was one of the co-creators of No Country for Brown Men.
Amna has joined Burnt Roti as a contributing writer. She loves comedy, meet-cutes and making people laugh. When she's not making fun of her (lovely but overbearing) relatives on the TL you can find her waxing lyrical about mental health, pop culture and politics
She is an obnoxious Scottish Pakistani intersectional feminist and not even a tiny bit sorry for it. Amna has written for a few places including Glamour, gal-dem and BuzzFeed. You can hear her on BBC Asian Network and on the No Country for Brown Men podcast talking about mental health and the South Asian community.