February 20, 2018
By Adeela Akmal

This week, You! talks to Rameesha Shahid, the first female kickboxing trainer in Pakistan, regarding self-defence...Eve-teasing and street harassment has been a nuisance for women since time unknown, and greatly impact their decision about leaving the comfort of their homes for either work or going out. In urban areas - it is a common sight that women commute on their own - it is imperative for them to learn self-defence in a bid to protect themselves from hooligans. Since you cannot cut yourself from the outside world just because of the fear of predators, it is better to face them boldly instead of hiding within four walls.Martial arts...


By Sumeha Khalid

beauty This week, You! talks to Saeeda Mandviwalla, CEO Toni&Guy, regarding her solo hair show - ‘Global Hair Trends 2018’ - held recently in Karachi...Acelebrated stylist, beautician and entrepreneur, Saeeda Mandviwalla needs no introduction. Recently, in an exclusive hair show, Saeeda brought hair stylists of international fame to Karachi and gave a select audience a memorable show in the serene environs of Acton House.This was Saeeda’s first solo show. Excited yet apprehensive is how Saeeda felt, as a solo hair show means your reputation depends on many things that one did not have to worry about previously. Icing on the cake...


By R. Khan

health Binge Eating Disorder is a serious condition that not only affects your physical health but also your mental well-being. You! takes a look...Binge eating disorder is a severe, life-threatening and treatable eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food ; a feeling of a loss of control during the binge; experiencing shame, distress or guilt afterwards; and not regularly using unhealthy compensatory measures to counter the binge eating.When you suffer through this disorder, you may feel embarrassed about overeating and vow to stop; but you feel such a compulsion that you can’t resist...


By Iqra Sarfaraz

you & me Aman cast in the mould of a true thespian, Faysal Qureshi belongs to that rare breed of actors who take each role and make it their own. He has always entertained his audience with some really unusual, interesting, or eccentric characters, which can be recalled even today. Faysal Qureshi began his career as a child artist and appeared in several plays such as ‘Emergency Ward’ and ‘Andhera Ujala’ on PTV. He made his debut as an actor in the film ‘Saza’in 1992. He first played minor roles in TV serials before landing his first lead role as ‘Boota’ in ‘Boota from Toba Tek Singh’. Today, he is one of the most...


By Iqra Sarfaraz

chatter matter You’re in a hurry, so you grab dinner at your favourite fast food restaurant - after all, it’s quick, convenient, and cheap. As people spend more time working and less time cooking, fast food has become an increasingly frequent option. Many people eat all three meals away from home every day, often at fast-food establishments. Keeping this in mind, recently ‘Golden Chick’, the American fast-food chain, opened their second flagship store in Karachi at Sea view, in order to maximise your options for fine fast food restaurants.The launch evening started with guests mingling on the red carpet and partaking of...


By you desk

Dear Nadine,I am a 26-year-old girl. I have done MBA and work in a private organisation. I have two brothers. Our parents died when I was still in my teens. My brothers were older, but were still studying. They had to struggle a lot to fend for us and as a result, they got married pretty late. Their wives are sisters and they hate me for just being alive. I do a lot of house chores after coming back from work, contribute money to the household expenses, but they consider me a burden. They want me gone but when any proposal comes for me, they find some excuse or the other to reject it. I don’t know what to do. I want to get married and...


By Hafsah Sarfraz

interiors This week, You! takes a look at the gorgeous interior of a boutique villa in the Murree hills...End of winter and the beginning of spring is the best time to pack your bags for the weekend and drive up north for a few blissful days away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The transition from winter to spring is beautiful in the hills; the weather is perfect in the day and just the right kind of chilly in the night; when one can put on a sweater and enjoy a bonfire or barbeque. But how does one find the perfect place for this getaway? ‘The Murree Loft’ is the answer to this question. Tucked away in the lush...


By Iqra Sarfaraz & Adeela Akmal

The wedding season has continued to pick up steam and all we can hear is about couples and their celebrations of love and togetherness. And when it comes to marriages like fairy tales, we look up to our favourite celebrity couples. Aren’t we all inspired by our favourite celebrities, who keep giving us goals and tell us about their happy marriages through their love stories? Keeping this in mind, we have rounded up some of our much loved ‘how we met’ stories of local and international celebrities. Read on...Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Meghan Markle & Prince HarryPrince Harry and ‘Suits’ actress Meghan Markle first met on a...


By Maria Shirazi

beauty This week, You! talks to stylist Raana Khan who suggests how to look stunning on special occasions...  Stylist Raana KhanIn the words of Coco Chanel, “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” Well, this statement surely holds true. Festivities and formal parties call for the more obvious glitz and glam when it comes to selecting the perfect overall look. And dressing up for such occasions can surely be a feat.Admit it or not but the trick to being successfully fashionable is to pair up outfits and accessories that not only make a statement but also keeps you stay...