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.
When I was a kid in Karachi, the faithful celebrated Ashura freely in the streets. That has all changed.
Locals say Karachi's Mumtaz Mahal is half-fox, half-woman. For just $1 you can ask her any question your heart desires.
Since a massive earthquake struck on Sept. 24, local relief efforts have been hampered by attacks from militants and separatist groups.
Some Karachi residents have an easier time dismissing violence when it targets Christians, a small minority group in Pakistan.
There's no shortage of alcohol in Karachi. If you're determined, well-connected, and have enough money, it's easy to get your hands on anything and everything. Just don't let the Rangers catch you.
Since I moved back to Karachi, both relatives and strangers have expressed frequent concern about my relationship status.
Cyrus Patel never thought he'd spend the majority of his professional life elbow-deep in dead animals.
Pakistan's health workers worry the provocative condom ad will hurt their contraception programs.
My grandmother is now the last thing she wanted to be: a widow in Pakistan.
On Aug. 14, Pakistan celebrates 66 tumultuous years of independence. GlobalPost's Mariya Karimjee is there, camera phone in hand.