About Me


I work as a Corporate Tax Accountant at a national accounting firm 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. 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.

P.S. Goes without saying but just for the record, my opinions on this blog are personal and don’t represent views and opinions of my employer.