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.

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

Why You Can’t Help But Love Strings

What set the Pakistani pop rock group — which disbanded after 33 years — apart was a fortuitous blend of timing and talent.

Imaan Sheikh

April 15, 2021

The Accidental Feminist Side-Effects of 2000s Hindi Remixes

The naughty genre served as an unintentional glimpse into a world where young women could just have fun.

Imaan Sheikh

March 31, 2021

Noor Jehan: The Light of the Closet

How the singer born in pre-Independence Punjab became a contemporary icon for sex workers, dissenters, and queer people.

Imaan Sheikh

March 19, 2021

Helen, the Glittering Mehbooba of Bollywood

Draped in lace, rhinestones, and fur, Helen claimed and rebranded the archetype of a vamp.

Imaan Sheikh

March 10, 2021

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