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Blog | By Sarah Khan

This website originated as a blog way back in 2005. Here are some of my early posts.

Inside My Hungry Head

This piece is all in good fun. For a slightly more serious look at how Muslims around the world observe Ramadan, check out my piece at Travel + Leisure. Inside My Hungry Head On Saturday, August 22, Muslims across the U.S. stopped eating. That’s the day we began...

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The Felons on the Bus Go Blah Blah Blah…

Update: This essay was recently published in the New York Press – check it out! I knew he was sketchy as soon I saw him clambering up the steps of the bus. Slightly hunched over, the man slithered his way down the aisle, shifty eyes darting from seat to seat,...

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When Coconuts Attack

UPDATE: this essay now appears in the travel anthology The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35. My grandparents in India live on a tidy little estate called Palm Grove. It’s a whitewashed house with a red Spanish-style tiled roof, a marble...

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Curls Gone Wild

There remains a near-extinct species within the South Asian diaspora, one whose plight is rarely championed in the world forums of… wherever such plights are usually championed. Nary a petition, protest, or celebrity-heavy concert exists in its honor; social activists...

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Not-So-Mellow Yellow

Cab Culture 101 On the streets of Manhattan, visitors are easily detected by the manner in which they struggle to hail taxis: their I-Heart-NY-bag-laden arms flail wildly from the safety of the sidewalk as they direct shrill screeches of “Tax-EE! Tax-EE!” toward any...

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Bottled-Up Resentment

Every species has its natural rival. Cats have mice. Wolves prey upon deer. Zebras are hunted by lions. Mailmen are weary of dogs. Sarah Khan’s arch nemesis? The water bottle. Possibly the result of a widespread conspiracy, water bottles strongly object to be opened...

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Bhangra Badass… Or Just Plain Bad?

Check this column out in the new issue of Divanee magazine Balle Balle on a Thursday Thursday I admit it: Back in college, I was a dancing queen — desi style, that is. I choreographed the all-girls dance three years in a row, performed a mean “Bole Churiya,” and...

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“I’m Gonna Tell You a Big Bad Story, Baby…”

Armed with a healthy measure of Beantown-inspired nostalgia, my remote, and clearly, some good fortune, I surfed my way onto HBO just as Fever Pitch was starting. The opening bars of “Dirty Water” accessorized the shots of Copley Square, the Charles River, the Citgo...

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I Wanna SEE Somebody

My brother and sister-in-law recently moved to New York, and my bro’s on this “I want to do all things New York-y” kick. For some people that would involve visits to Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, and Carnegie Deli; for my brother, that means...

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The Sisterhood of the Unyielding Pants

You haven’t really bonded with your girls until you’ve spent 15 minutes trying to help your best friend out of her pants. Over the years, we’ve all spent thousands of dollars on events. Tickets to grant us admission to concerts and conventions and galas galore....

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s… Sarah Khan!

Check this story out in the current issue of Hamptons magazine. As I step outside and march toward the awaiting mass of steel, I’m nearly deafened by the roar that welcomes me. The blades loom ominously close, cutting the air a mere inches from my head, and I pause,...

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Are You Calling Me Fat?

I wish I had as much enthusiasm about updating my blog as I do about telling people about my blog. I have, however, added my rants and whines to the Divanee Magazine editors’ blog, so until I get back in business on bsk, check that out. Are You Calling Me Fat?...

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The Most Useful Blog of All

Apologies, bsk fans. I’ve been grossly irresponsible about updating my blog this month. Blame the ridiculous hours at work (and you thought only highly paid bankers worked past 10? I scoff at thee!); criticize my newly acquired, overly active social life (though fear...

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Is a City Really a City if it Doesn’t Smell Like Pee?

There are some key words associated with this particular Sarah Khan. They usually include (but are not necessarily limited to): sleep, giggle, useless, platter, beef, rrarr, curly, and neener. And now that I’ve upped and moved to New York, let’s be sure to add...

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Turning 25

That’s a lot of candles. I celebrated my 23rd birthday a few weeks ago. My friends were great, showering me with affection and attention and presents galore. But for some reason they all kept echoing the same reproachful sentiment: “What’s wrong with you, you...

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Oops

Apologies, bsk fans (that’s short for bysarahkhan, for you newbies). I’ve been a tad preoccupied the last few weeks – getting ready to move to Manhattan will do that to you! So sit tight and I’ll have new stuff up shortly. Don’t worry,...

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Meet Me at 53rd and 6th

No time for new material this week, but as a tribute to the lovely platter I had this weekend with the oh-so-glamorous Miral Sattar herself – in all her intelligence-layered glory, radiating social ease galore – I will repost a piece I wrote on chicken and...

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