About Me

I am a writer and journalist based in Lahore. I write about terrorism, human rights, politics and how these affect people. I had the unique privilege of being raised by my paternal grandparents. They were both the survivors of the Indian Partition. Therefore, I spend a lot of time reading, writing and reflecting about the common history and culture of India and Pakistan. I am all about literature, memories, histories and their link with people.

So far, I have written for The Nation,  Newsline, DawnThe News on Sunday, Viewpoint OnlineDaily Times, Express Tribune, The Friday Times in Pakistan, Tehelka, Scroll IndiaNewslaundry and DNA in India, as well as internationally in Malaysiakini and The Diplomat. I have recently returned from the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, where I was an ICFJ fellow for the year 2015. When I am not chasing journalistic deadlines, I am reading and writing fiction.