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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.

“Bhaji on the Beach” and the Magic of Communal Unlearning

Against the symbolic backdrop of the beach, Gurinder Chadha and Meera Syal’s film captures what a single fleeting day of freedom can do for Brown women.

Imaan Sheikh

March 03, 2021

Rekha, Amitabh, Jaya: A Silsila of Deprivation

Decades later, Bollywood’s most infamous love triangle seems even more tragic than we first thought.

Imaan Sheikh

February 24, 2021

Nisha Ganatra and the Whole Picture

The director behind 'Late Night' and 'Chutney Popcorn' forges masterpieces by centering the full lives of her diverse characters, not just their identities.

Imaan Sheikh

February 19, 2021

Why Everyone is Talking About Disha Ravi

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg tweeted out a toolkit to help mobilize allies of India’s protesting farmers. Here’s how it led to the arrest of a student in Bangalore.

Imaan Sheikh

February 15, 2021

Why Everyone is Talking About Nodeep Kaur

The Dalit labor rights activist, who protested alongside farmers, was arrested on January 12. Allegations of her torture and sexual assault at the hands of police have garnered international attention.

Michaela Stone Cross and Imaan Sheikh

February 11, 2021

The Horny Sophistication of “Choli Ke Peeche”

Let’s take a walk down mammary lane and dissect the scandal and power that surrounded one of Bollywood’s most tastefully titillating songs to date.

Imaan Sheikh

February 10, 2021

Black TikTok, Brown Culture

With perfect pronunciation and killer Bhangra moves, Black TikTokers are going viral taking on South Asian music.

Imaan Sheikh

February 02, 2021

Music and Moonlight

In a culture where romance too often must be conducted in secrecy, the moon has come to symbolize the sole companion to love.

Imaan Sheikh

January 08, 2021

How Pandemic Pets are Helping Brown Families Cope

As pet ownership rates go up amid lockdowns, fuzzy friends are turning frowns upside down in even the most reluctant of Brown households.

Imaan Sheikh

December 22, 2020

Eating Disorders: Recovering While Brown

What does recovery look like when not just your community, but even doctors don’t take you seriously?

Imaan Sheikh

December 07, 2020


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