Mariya Karimjee was previously a Deputy Editor of Breaking News and Social Media at GlobalPost and still writes for the site sometimes. She was born in Karachi, Pakistan and has moved around considerably since. She’s lived in Texas, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, Cairo, and New York, and now Boston. Previously, she has worked as an intern for Newsline magazine in Karachi, Pakistan and 002Houston, an arts and culture magazine in the downtown Houston area. She was a GlobalPost/Kaiser Global Health Reporting Fellow and was the administrator of the Global Pulse blog. She has an M.S. in Journalism with a concentration in magazine writing from Columbia University.
The world should celebrate Malala's victory. Pakistan's government shouldn't just yet.
The government says it's cracking down on patchy vaccination practices, checking the records of anyone trying to fly out of the country. They missed me.
Every drop of liquid in your mouth will dry up. Swallowing will become impossible. Each breath will feel like knives sticking in your lungs.
American parents may have the luxury of being able to buy into odd ideas about vaccines — their children are protected by others' immunity. But elsewhere, the results are tragic.
A partial glossary of Karachi's favorite English turns of phrase.
At first, it was just the messages. Then they started to call.
In spite of my many years in gun-loving Texas, the first time I heard celebratory gunfire was in Karachi in 2009. That was the same year I learned stray bullets kill people.
Pakistan, surprisingly, was founded on the idea of religious tolerance. On Dec. 25, a divided nation remembers the man whose vision of a secular state didn't materialize.
Miles away from industrial output, far from any large metropolis, the Kaghan Valley is still the most popular tourist destination in Pakistan.
Artists' appeals are probably no match for one of the highest homicide rates on the planet.