June 23, 2017
By Usama Rasheed

It is time you stopped believing in dressing your age Getting old is cruel enough as it is. There’s no denying fashion advice is invaluable. We want to keep up with what’s new, what’s good, who’s doing it better and we have a lot to say on who’s getting it all wrong. An interest in fashion can be a rare way to unite the generations. Sure, some people lose interest at a certain age, and begin plundering supermarkets for acrylic “knits”, but style-conscious leanings never leave you. Thanks to advances in diet, fitness, healthcare and, well, surgery, our ages seem to be less about acting a certain...


By S. K

TIGHT SPOT Some of us break our roza wittingly and some unwittingly, and then there are some who fast against their parents’ orders... Us takes a look ‘My family is like super duper religious and very strict about fasts. Come hell or high water, we were not allowed to miss our roza, whatever might the reason be. I remember, some years back, I had my exams during Ramazan. People think it’s easier to fast during winter as the roza is shorter. What they don’t realize is that cold weather also takes its toll. One feels hungry after studying for an hour or so as the brain needs glucose to work! So, I decided to hoodwink...


By US Desk

Happy Eid On this happy moment, I wish all Muslim brothers and sisters a very happy Eid. However, this year I have been deprived of the love of my fathert.  I pray that he stays blessed and may his soul rest in peace. I want to wish Happy Eid  to every one in Pakistan from my side. Guljan Ibrahim, Kech To my dolls, Zainab and Amna, Eid Mubarak Missing you both a lot this Eid. Lots of love, Khala Dear WARSHATIYAANS (Ashfaq Ahmed, Hamid Malik, Asim, Rahat, Kifayat and Hinna Ajmal),   Happy Eid Mubarak to you all. May this Eid fill you with delight and give you all joyful moments to treasure. May the good times...


By Shermeen Zuberi

COVER STORY Recently, Pakistan held its sixth population census after a lapse of nearly two decades. The fact that there wasn’t any third-sex box in the form up until now speaks a great deal for the discrimination transgenders face in Pakistan. With Eid-ul-Fitr - a gift from Allah to the entire Muslim fraternity of the world - coming up, Us decided to talk to some trans people (renowned and not-so-known) to explore what the occasion means to them and how they join others in celebrating it.  Kami Sid “Kami has always meant “celebration” for me; that’s why I always celebrate myself. Being a young...


By Duaa Hasan

INTROSPECTION Eid is basically a celebration where people meet and greet each other, exchange eidi and gifts and invite relatives to Eid get-togethers. However, like everything else, the way we celebrate it has also changed. Getting up before Fajr time? No way! We go to sleep in the small hours of morning, which rules out going out to mosque for Fajr prayers for guy. Some don’t even bother going for Eid prayers. Girls, too, have to complete last minute shopping and cannot get up early. My mother said when she was growing up, kids used to rise and shine pretty early. My mom and her neighbourhood friends used to visit each...


By US Desk

I want to be a chef Salam Guru, I am a 19-year-old boy. I belong to a middle class family. I have done Intermediate from Commerce College, Karachi. These days I am thinking about my career choices. Though I have got good grades in my subjects, I don’t want to do B.Com or B.B A. My teachers, friends and even my family have suggested that I take IBA’s entry test for BBA, as they think I am brainy. Guru, they are right, but I have other plans in my mind. I want to become a chef. I am naturally inclined towards cooking and whatever I cook, it is liked by my family and friends. I keep on trying new recipes and different cuisines. I...


By Usama Rasheed

A friendly ghost A new preacher wanted to rent a house in the country but the only one available was rumoured to be haunted. That didn’t bother the preacher since he didn’t believe in such things. He went ahead and rented the place. Soon the ghost made its appearance. The preacher told his friends about the ghost, but they didn’t believe him. They told him the only way they would believe him was if he took a picture of the ghost. The preacher went home and summoned the ghost. When it appeared, the preacher explained the situation and asked the ghost if it would mind having its picture taken. The ghost agreed. When the...


By Sameen Amer

Coming Soon Out this week *  Albums Feed the Machine by Nickelback: Ninth album by the Canadian rock band; follows 2014’s No Fixed Address; includes the singles ‘Feed the Machine’, ‘Song on Fire’, and ‘Must Be Nice’. *  Movies Transformers: The Last Knight (starring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Hopkins, Peter Cullen) - action, fifth instalment in the series, sequel to Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014); with the humans and Transformers at war, Cade Yeager (Wahlberg) tries to learn why the Transformers keep coming back to Earth, while Optimus Prime...


By US Desk

Feedback Dear Editor, Lubna Jerar Naqvi has lit our dim hearts by a marvelous effort i.e. working towards women rights. Not only has she won the renowned Ladli Award but has done Pakistan proud by bagging the prestigious award. Big thanks to Us magazine for shedding light on Lubna Jerar Naqvi’s efforts for the betterment of our society. Moreover, upon analyzing the magazine deeply, one simply cannot stop reading without going through every single element of this magazine. I was more than delighted to read this week’s edition and I look forward to writing more letters to this magazine in the upcoming future. Us magazine, stay...