August 17, 2018
By US Desk

QueryHi Ed,I am not aware of the proper way to submit poems for publication. l would really appreciate if you could guide me in this regard.Maryam ShahEmail your poems to [email protected] Eddy!I’m a student of MBBS final year. I want to start writing articles, so I wanted to enquire about the procedure/requirements for doing so at your magazine. Muhammad Jawad IrfanYou can email your articles and stories to [email protected] count for 1 page is 550-650; for 2 pages, it’s 1000-1100. Your articles should be interesting and relevant to youth.Hey Ed,I totally enjoyed the write-up of Asif Nawaz about his acing the CSS...


By SG

CITY FILESCan you speak French? Yeah, a little bit! Croissant, crêpe, macaron, creme brûlée, éclairs, soufflé … is all I can say in French, duh!I better go take some classes at Alliance Française de Karachi .In university, when some of our class fellows chose French as their minor, people weren’t really convinced and they asked all sorts of questions: what are you going to do after learning French? How will French help you get a good job? Who are you going to talk to in French? Are you planning to move to France in the future? Anyway, these apprehensions didn't stop them from taking classes. Later, we heard from our friends that...


By Iqra Aslam

STORYMondayShe was reading something. We were in a library surrounded by books. I was glad she was there. Finally, there was a girl who loved literature. She was into Camus and Beckett; would you believe it? I mean she puked at the mention of glittering vampires and impossibly romantic love stories just as my dream girl would have done.I could imagine her narrating my favourite story. It was the uncensored version of a famous fairy tale where the shrewd elf was tricked and raped by the shepherd’s little girl. Throughout the story, the little girl was portrayed as a simpleton. It was only at the end the plot twist was revealed. It boiled...


By Shermeen Zuberi

COVER STORY Nadia Patel Gangjee, CEO SheopsLooking for a business opportunity? Guess what; a small device people carry with themselves at all times can give you that chance to bring your business to life. Yes, I’m talking about your mobile phone through which you can reach out to customers through social media.We see it all the time – the “fear in today’s world of being without a mobile device” . People are more willing to lose their pinky than their phones is how this behaviour has changed the world, is changing, the world for businesses and consumers. Entrepreneurship 101, a workshop conducted successfully by Sheops,...


By S. K

Poems foreverFrench language is a treasure trove of beautiful poetry. Enjoy the translation of Demain dès l'aube by Victor Hugo...Tomorrow, at dawnTomorrow, at dawn, at the hour when the countryside whitens, I will depart. You see, I know you wait for me.I will go through the forest and over the mountains.I cannot stay far from you any longer.I will trudge on, my eyes fixed on my thoughts,Ignoring everything around me, without hearing a sound,Alone, unknown, back stooped, hands crossed,Saddened, and the day will be like night for me.I will neither see the golden glow of the falling evening,Nor the sails going down to Harfleur in the...


By Sameen Amer

Coming SoonOut this week * AlbumsSweetener by Ariana Grande: Fourth album by the American singer; comes after 2016’s Dangerous Woman; includes the single ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ as well as the songs ‘Blazed’ , ‘The Light Is Coming’ , and ‘Borderline’ .* Movies Mile 22 - action; a CIA operative and his team have to escort a valuable intelligence asset to an extraction point 22 miles away while being hunted by terrorists.Alpha - fantasy; a young hunter develops a friendship with an injured wolf during the Ice Age.Down a Dark Hall - fantasy, based on Lois Duncan’s novel; a new student at an exclusive...


By US Desk

I am living a purposeless lifeSalam GuruI am 19 years old. My problem is that whenever I make plans for something, I fail to implement them. I used to set goals daily but till today, from completing my studies in set hours to losing weight in a definite period, I have never accomplished a single target. So I have stopped planning. I am just moving forward with no aim in life. I perceive myself as a failure now. My past experiences have taught me that I am a loser. Guru, I am very disheartened. I am living a purposeless life. I am just sick and tired. It’s not that I don’t want to do anything but I don’t know how to go about it. Tell...


By Usama Rasheed

Blonde hits out at dummy A ventriloquist is touring Norway and puts on a show in a small fishing town. With his dummy on his knee, he starts going through his usual dumb blonde jokes.Suddenly, a blonde woman in the fourth row stands on her chair and starts shouting, “I’ve heard enough of your stupid blonde jokes. What makes you think you can stereotype Norwegian blonde women that way? What does the colour of a woman’s hair has to do with her worth as a human being? It’s men like you who keep women like me from being respected at work and in the community, and from reaching our full potential as people. It’s people like you...


By US Desk

FeedbackDear Editor, I read your latest issue and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the famous feuds’ quiz and got some answers correct as well. I never knew Shaam slammed Mawra Hocane after taking offense at her support for an anti-Pakistani movie and Meera said that Mahira Khan doesn’t know how to act at all until I read the article. I love how Sameen Amer gives the background about each answer.Not only this, I appreciate that Us magazine has paid attention towards the growing water scarcity problem in Pakistan. The cover story titled ‘Pakistan without water’ in the July 27 issue must have got attention from the youth, like it did...