January 11, 2019
By US Desk

These viral Louis Vuitton braids are trending Logomania shows no signs of slowing down in 2019. In fact, Magnus Juliano, a 27-year-old rapper and graphic designer from Columbus, Ohio, is upping the game in seismic fashion.Utilizing cutting-edge technology to make himself a brand-worshipping canvas, Juliano took to social media to share his next-level ode to Louis Vuitton: box braids stacked with a rainbow of beads and topped off with jumbo-size charms featuring the French fashion house’s famous monogram. Given the extreme technicality, it took six months—and lots of trial and error—to bring the concept to fruition. “I failed...


By FD.Sheikh

OPINIONWell, certainly there is no second opinion about the fact that we ought to get rid of this curse that is dowry; it has shattered the dreams of innumerable girls in our society. The complete code of life, Islam, nowhere endorses the idea of dowry. The concept of dowry typically relates of Hinduism where girls were not given any share in inheritance. If we study about marriage ceremony of Hazrat Fatima, the dearest daughter of our Holy Prophet SAW, we find that Holy Prophet PBUH did not specially arrange something for his dearest daughter in the name of dowry, the way it is done nowadays.Recently, an online campaign has been launched...


By Maryam Z

RETROSPECTIONWhen youngsters talk about playing street cricket, I can completely relate to their experiences. I know what it feels like finishing your homework as quickly as possible in order to join your cricket buddies outside. Neither the scorching sun nor the freezing cold could stop us from playing.To bat first was always a privilege; and for girls it came with some added benefits like “try ball” if my cousins’ parents were around. “She’s your sister. Don’t be too hard on her.” My uncle would tell his sons as I’d smile victoriously. He’d then become the umpire and give “no ball” every time a girl would get...


By LK

HAPPENINGSWe all love a good yarn, especially when it’s spun with music, right? This is exactly what we got at the two-day festival to celebrate the richness and diversity of our folklore celebrated recently in Karachi. Organised by Interactive Resource Centre, a non-governmental organisation, with the support of the US Embassy in Pakistan, the event brought together artists and writers from all over Pakistan. Folk singers enthralled the audiences for two days with songs in regional languages, which most of the people did not even understand. But then one doesn’t have to understand words to appreciate the song and the music. The case in...


By Unsa Athar

DEAR DIARYI am a wounded healer. I have ghosts that live with me now.*****************It’s a winter night. It’s raining. The first shower of this winter. It’s cold. My hands are freezing. My nose is red and congested. I have a hot cup of tea in my hand. With every sip, I think about you. All of you. All the ghosts that live with me now.*****************You were 10 years younger than me. I am a tiny person but I could still fit you in my arms, you were so emaciated. I remember every equipment here being too big for you. I remember your mother talking to your cold, limp dead body.Asking you to not be so stubborn.Asking you to come back....


By SZ

COVER STORYIt’s kind of funny when I think about it; my colleagues and family actually laughed out loud when I told them about this kitchen studio in Karachi that I wanted to explore. They all know how aversive I’m to the idea of cooking. All my aunts had given up trying to impress me with the food my younger cousins could make; I was happy for them, not jealous. So imagine me standing with my colleague outside MasterClass Pakistan one fine Friday, excited and not nervous!It’s been a year that Karachiites have been enjoying the space to move around and experiment at MasterClass Pakistan. It’s the first cooking studio in Pakistan,...


By S. K

Some famous poignant linesFor last year’s words belong to last year’s languageAnd next year’s words await another voice.And to make an end is to make a beginning.~T.S. Eliot**Dying is an art.Like everything else,I do it exceptionally well.I do it so it feels like hell.I do it so it feels real.I guess you could say I have a call.~Sylvia Plath** Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light.~Dylan ThomasA swipe in sciamachyBy Areesh ZahrahDepression, anxiety, sorrow and stressAnger, jealousy, pain and regretsMisery, malice and grief-stricken-ness All of...


By Sameen Amer

Coming SoonOut this week* AlbumsA Good Friend Is Nice by Jack & Jack: Debut album by the American pop-rap duo; includes the singles ‘No One Compares to You’ and ‘Rise’ .* Movies The Upside – comedy drama, remake of the 2011 film The Intouchables; a paralysed billionaire strikes up a friendship with a recently paroled convict .Replicas – thriller; after his family dies in a car accident, a neuroscientist brings his family members back to life.A Dog's Way Home – drama; a dog travels more than 400 miles to find her owner.Celeb TweetsJesse Case : I've spent a few nights in jail. I've had 2 years of stage 4 cancer...


By US Desk

He is not interested in meDear Guru,I read your column recently in ‘Us’ magazine and I think I can use your advice. Actually, I have a crush on this guy ‘U’ who happens to be my class fellow. He is a very smart guy and is very popular among girls. Most of my friends know that I really like him, but the problem is that he is not interested in me. The other day I asked him to play badminton with me, but he clearly refused. I was hurt, but I did not react. Guru, I am a pretty girl and I don’t understand why he is not attracted towards me. He is a flirt and is very friendly with everyone except for me. It’s an embarrassing situation...