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Meher Ahmad

Meher Ahmad is a journalist based in California. She has written for the New York Times, BBC, Vice, The Outline, and Popula, among others.

The Pickle Ready for the Worst

Even in the best of times, South Asian pantries are stocked with staples that last. In the worst of times, we learn why that is.

Meher Ahmad

April 15, 2020

The Promised Land

What happens when a country’s foundation is built with a fundamental flaw?

Meher Ahmad

August 14, 2019

The Demise of Awaami Cinema

Going to the movies was once a firmly middle class experience in Pakistan. Now, only a certain class can even afford to buy a ticket.

Meher Ahmad

June 11, 2019

Photocopies of the Real Thing

Just as phool patti — ‘truck art’ — became a revered art form in Pakistan after an American anthropologist "discovered" it, Pakistani car decals are a new art form, waiting to be found.

Meher Ahmad

March 11, 2019


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