A Mumbai-based freelance journalist and video filmmaker with over ten years of media experience, Shaikh Ayaz’s writing sits at the intersection of cinema, art, culture and books.

Published works in Open, India Today, National Geographic Traveller India, The Indian Express, The Week, Khaleej Times, Masala! and AD India. Previously, he was on the full-time staff of DNA, HT, People magazine and Yuva newspaper. He’s also a Sunday painter.