About Me


I work at one of the “Big 4″ accounting firms as a Corporate Tax Accountant and spend my days (some nights) making sense of U.S. Tax Code. Also, I am Founder and Editor at Techshaw, a blog covering tech startups representing the Pakistani diaspora. Geek by nature, technology is where I find solace. I have been blogging since 2006.

I was born in Karachi but was raised in Dubai where I lived for 19 years before moving to California in 2002 to pursue my Undergrad. Towards the end of my educational endeavor, I met someone and we decided to settle down in 2007. I now live in the city of San Jose, at the heart of Silicon Valley, with my wife and son.

When I am not working, I like to play with my son, visit new places, try my hand at photography, read technology news and sleep if I can. I love coffee.

You can contact me by submitting the contact form or sending me an email at zhlilani[at]gmail.com. Best way to get in touch with me is Twitter.