Imaan Sheikh

Imaan Sheikh is Culture Editor at The Juggernaut. She's based in Toronto, used to write for BuzzFeed India, and hails from Karachi.

Latest articles

Pegasus: How Israeli Software Spied on Indian Citizens

The revelation has led to widespread civilian outrage and paranoia. Opposition parties have accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of treason in what’s being touted as “India’s Watergate.”

Poulomi Das and Imaan Sheikh

July 21, 2021

The Case of Serial Killer Javed Iqbal

In 1999, a Pakistani man confessed to killing 100 children. But it would take over 20 years and hundreds more deaths for Pakistan to pass its first child abuse law.

Imaan Sheikh

July 14, 2021

“An Icon, A Star, A Diva”: How Priyanka Made Drag History

We talked to the reigning queen of “Canada's Drag Race” about her drag, coming out to her dad via the show, sharing gowns with Priyanka Chopra, chicken nuggets, and changing the world.

Imaan Sheikh

July 08, 2021

The Myth of Canadian Niceness

The country’s public image as a nation of polite people is cracking under the weight of discrimination and violence against immigrants, indigenous people, and minorities.

Imaan Sheikh

June 28, 2021

Ma Anand Sheela: Mother of all Problematic Faves

You did not — and do not — want to mess with her. But part of you is oddly obsessed with her.

Imaan Sheikh

June 21, 2021

Captured in Cape Town: The Murder of Anni Dewani

Her husband was a key suspect. But the investigation’s focus on his bisexuality may have hindered justice.

Imaan Sheikh

June 08, 2021

Horror in Hounslow: The Chohan Family Case

In 2003, a family of five vanished from their London home; what followed was a shoddy police investigation.

Imaan Sheikh

May 27, 2021

Good Ma, Bad Ma

Can Bollywood’s mothers exist between virtue or vice?

Imaan Sheikh

May 07, 2021

“Your Silence Will Be Remembered”

Why Indian celebrities are mum about the politics of India’s COVID-19 crisis.

Imaan Sheikh

May 04, 2021

How Twitter became India’s COVID E.R.

Jaded by the health care system, Indians are taking to social media, offering and requesting help to save lives. But this is no feel-good human story.

Imaan Sheikh

April 21, 2021

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