All Writing


what it means to be black and south asian for zora magazine october 2020
the strippers fighting for justice for zora magazine august 2020
these frontline workers are protecting protesters at all costs  for gen september 2020
the secret ‘second job’ for geek squad’s women: fighting off sexual harassment for input magazine october 2020
international students in the us feel uncertain after ICE ban for the face july 2020
one of world’s rarest dolphins rebounding in pakistan for national geographic june 2020
how blackmail, harassment forced pakistani women from university for al jazeera january 2020
living with change: pakistanis struggle with falling currency for dawn february 2019
how young brits (nearly) took down the uk’s version of donald trump for GOOD october 2017
us appeals court puts hold on undocumented teen’s abortion for voice of america october 2017
muslim students fear for their futures in trump’s america for dawn march 2017
what trump moving to the white house means for pakistani-americans for dawn (footprints) january 2017
us elections: pakistani-americans have picked a side for the express tribune november 2016
trump’s sherwani-clad opponent is on a mission for the express tribune may 2016

culture reportage

2021 will be nazanin mandi’s year for elle magazine december 2020
step inside nicole mclaughlin’s reinvention of streetwear for input magazine september 2020
zulfikar ali bhutto, jr. wants you to see a parallel world for input magazine august 2020
black queer designers created the blueprint for streetwear as we know it for input magazine june 2020
reviving lyari’s lost arts heritage for the big picture october 2019
three queer pakistani artists explore identity and disrupt borders for hyperallergic may 2019
film alumnus to release indie film based in philadelphia
for the temple news september 2017


america’s youngest black beauty store owner: an interview with paris mckenzie for the face september 2020
racialized erotic capital: an interview with siobhan brooks for verso june 2018


a world without police is a safer one for playboy december 2020
how will indian-americans vote on november 3? for al jazeera november 2020
kamala harris presents a political paradox for south asian voters for bitch media october 2020
revisiting “a cinderella story”: an early 2000s millennial fairy tale for brainwash media november 2020
a smash hit turkish soap in pakistan for popula september 2020
being brown in america: stories of exile, identity and belonging for middle east eye july 2020
why it’s easy to villainize sadaf kanwal for cutacut (samaa) june 2020
for gen z muslims, gigi and zayn are more than a hollywood power couple for elle magazine may 2020
the face of feminism is no longer just white and middle class for al jazeera april 2020
a lady macbeth for the instagram age for la review of books march 2020
let me show you the world: on aladdin for longreads november 2019
why an installation about police killings in karachi faced censorship for hyperallergic november 2019
desi america united for jamhoor media june 2019
the radical history of the sex strike for playboy may 2019
when deepika weds ranveer for the friday times november 2018
the legacy of the real black panther, huey p. newton for playboy february 2018
we don’t have high hopes for the new qandeel baloch biopic for kajal magazine july 2017
how to be desi in 2017: riz mc and heems are forging a new cultural reflection of south asians in diaspora for media diversified april 2017
the meaning and legacy of qandeel baloch for the friday times july 2016


the road to america’s liberation will always go through philadelphia for playboy november 2020
the weight of all that we have left: on the protests for george floyd for welcome to hell world may 2020
on trump, parades and what it means to be an eagles fan this week for playboy february 2018
debts of blood: my trips to pakistan and back for the islamic monthly september 2017
I went to edhi’s grave because women couldn’t go to his funeral for dawn july 2016