The Juggernaut: Pakistan’s New (Ertugrul) Bey

The Juggernaut: Pakistan’s New (Ertugrul) Bey

Like hundreds of millions of people around the world, I’ve been hooked on a blockbuster Turkish dizi—series— on Netflix called Dirilis Ertugrul. In recent weeks, thanks to a new Urdu-dubbed version being released in time for Ramadan, Pakistan has been taken...
Vox: An imam on carrying out Muslim funerals amid the pandemic

Vox: An imam on carrying out Muslim funerals amid the pandemic

At the height of the pandemic in April, Brooklyn imam Ahmed Ali Uzir was conducting as many as nine janazahs, or funeral prayers, in a row. Photographer Lori Hawkins spent a few days following him last month and I interviewed the imam and wrote the story to accompany...
Bloomberg Pursuits: A Curry-Crazed Adventure Far Outside India

Bloomberg Pursuits: A Curry-Crazed Adventure Far Outside India

Before travel ground to a halt in March, I’d been planning a spring trip to London, for what would have been my first time across the pond in 30 years. That trip has obviously been postponed, but for Bloomberg Pursuits I plotted my dream curry crawl across the...

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