June 26, 2019 / 'People think we’re from another planet': meet Karachi's female cyclists - The Guardian

Teams of women and girls are among numerous cycle groups increasingly to be seen on the streets of the frenetic Pakistan megacity

January 11, 2019 / The retro piece of exercise equipment my parents couldn’t give up - The Goods

In the era of Marie Kondo, it’s tempting to throw out objects that don’t “spark joy.” But one useless piece of plastic was a symbol of a life my parents were proud of building.

December 13, 2018 / Forever prisoners: were a father and son wrongly ensnared by America’s war on terror? - The Guardian / The Long Read

Saifullah Paracha, the oldest prisoner in Guantánamo Bay, will probably die in detention without ever being charged. His son is currently in a US prison. Both have been in custody for almost 15 years, accused of aiding al-Qaida. But did they?

May 2018 / Meet the Kardashians of the Middle East / Marie Claire

Influencers from Amman to Dubai have adopted show-all, tell-all lives with a fevered passion, ushering in a new kind of celebrity culture in a region where women’s thoughts and wardrobe choices are often kept private

January 2, 2018 / Artworks from Guantanamo - Dawn

A diary piece on an exhibit in New York showcasing art made by detainees held at Guantanamo

October 7, 2017 / What to expect from Amman Design Week 2017 - The National

The event aims to focus on homegrown crafts and design with a view to solving local issues

May 8, 2017 / How to Write About Authoritarians Without Getting Arrested - Literary Hub

On the neverending search for facts in Pakistani fiction

March 15, 2017 / In Pakistan, Carrying on a Legacy of Answering SOS Calls - The New York Times

March 12, 2017 /  Pakistan City's Affluent Women Bring Islam Into Their Lives and Lifestyles  - The New York Times

On the subculture of religious women and how they’re adapting their lives to religious dictates

2017 / 21 Things to Know Before You Go to Karachi - Roads & Kingdoms

Revel in the irreverence of Pakistan's largest city

November 9, 2016 / Searching for a 14th-Century Scribe in Modern Jordan - Literary Hub

On Elias Muhanna's abridged translation of a 14th-century compendium of the world, and it's parallels with modern-day Jordan

May 2016 / Rabwah dreams of the green cap - The Cricket Monthly

In a town Pakistan is trying to wipe off its map, a people targeted by the right wing are trying to play cricket

2016 / 17 Things to Know Before You Go to Lahore - Roads & Kingdoms

A guide to navigating Lahore

May 19, 2016 / The Tyranny of Rote-Learning in Pakistan

As memorization skills decline in the west, schools across South Asia continue to push antiquated pedagogical techniques

May 2016 / A River's Tale - Pacific Standard

A review of Alice Albinia's Empires of the Indus for Pacific Standard's water-themed issue

February 2016 / Diverse Directions - Newsline

The stories emerging from South Asia today are rooted in local culture

November 2015 / ‘Islamic songs aren't usually chart busters’ - BBC The Cultural Frontline

A devotional song is an unlikely hit in Pakistan

September 27, 2015 / The kids who still go to school in Victorian horse-drawn carriages - The Guardian

May 10, 2015 / Meet Pakistan's junior Scrabble geniuses - The Guardian

2015 / Training Day - Roads & Kingdoms

The story of a beloved rooster and a cockfight that will determine its future

October 2, 2014 / Even Beloved Figure is Prey to Robbers in Pakistani City - The New York Times

May 11, 2014 - Disease of Pakistan's Poor Now Worries the Affluent - The New York Times

July 2014 / Sindhi music on the streets of Karachi - BBC The Fifth Floor

In the hustle and bustle of Karachi, a precious moment of beautiful sound with a street musician

June 2014 / A reporter's guide to Karachi - BBC The Fifth Floor

Being a reporter in the city is not a straightforward gig and it is essential to know your terrain well

March 2014 / Afghanistan: Memories of Glass - The Revealer

Sept 2013 / Egypt isn't Pakistan! - BBC The Fifth Floor

On the comparisons between the two countries

July 2013 / How do Pakistanis deal with power cuts? - BBC The Fifth Floor

Wrestling with power outages in Karachi

2013 / Gangster's Ball - Roads & Kingdoms

Scenes from Lyari's Baloch Culture Day celebrations - and the criminal syndicate running the show

June 2013 / Above Class and Clerics: The Saga of Heer Ranjha - The Revealer

May 2013 / Pakistan at the polls - BBC The Fifth Floor

On the wall-to-wall TV advertising for Pakistan's general elections

May 2013 / Hitting the Wall: Art in Pakistan - The Revealer 

February 14, 2013 / Fraindship rings - The Magazine

Women in Pakistan cannot avoid torrents of texts from unknown men

December 2012 / Christmas in Karachi - Roads & Kingdoms

Finding the Christmas spirit in a city dominated by violence

March 31, 2012 / One Hundred Years of Good Girlitude – Open Magazine

The lessons of Bahishti Zevar, advising Muslim women to defer to their husbands, are still popular