August 15, 2017
By Lubna Jerar Naqvi

Harassment is a real problem that affects thousands of women across the globe, yet it is not taken seriously by anyone including the victims. You! takes a look... Sakina* is an educated, bold woman. She thought she would never face harassment but she was surprised when she was harassed at her work place by a senior colleague. She lashed out at him - thinking others would support her but it did not happen. No one came to support her - not even the women who made up a large section of the office employees. Six months down, she was laid off without given any reason. She was just told that her services were no longer required which only added...


By G. N

health Pregnancy is undoubtedly a bright new chapter in a woman’s life; however back pain is something that every expectant woman experiences. You! takes a look... Ask any pregnant woman and she will surely agree that back pain during pregnancy is one of the most uncomfortable feelings one can have. The pain is related to a number of factors such as gaining weight. It is due to weight gain that the body’s centre of gravity changes and hormones relax the ligaments in the joints of your abdomen. This week, You! takes a look at the causes of backache during pregnancy. There are several ways of reducing the pain - making your...


By Nida raza

you & me Hadiqa Kiani is our favourite female artist. Kiani has been inclined towards music since a very young age. “Music was a subject in my school in Rawalpindi. I had been actively participating in the music competitions and used to win prizes for my school. I was also a member of the children Arts workshop where they used to teach music,” says Kiani. She started her career from PTV and made her mark in no time. Kiani was the first woman in Pakistan to be appointed as Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations in 2010. The only Pakistani singer who has been singing in various languages; including all regional languages...


By M.S

woman Are you a makeup addict? When we talk about beauty products the few names that pop in our mind is L’Oreal, Maybelline, Mac, Rimmel, Bourjois and the list goes on and on. But what sets Maybelline apart from all the makeup brands is that it focuses on empowering women to make a statement, explore new looks and flaunt their own creativity and individuality. Keeping this in mind, Maybelline New York celebrated the Maker Women Movement and their anthem ‘Humsa Ho Tou Samnay Aye’ recently. The brand held a soiree in Karachi to celebrate women who make it happen, which was hosted by the brand’s spokesperson, Ayesha...


By M.S

food Doesn’t the aroma of freshly prepared ‘desi’ food just tantalize your taste buds? No matter how much we enjoy Continental and Chinese food, it’s hard to resist our own ‘desi’ delights. Interestingly, each province of Pakistan is known for its own delectable cuisine. So, in a bid to celebrate Independence Day and to give Karachiites a taste of authentic cuisines of our provinces, ‘The Pakistani’ restaurant at Movenpick Hotel, has organized a food festival - ‘Taste of Pakistan’. Since the place has been especially decked up keeping the focus on Pakistani culture, one can get...


By you desk

Dear Professor, I am a 22-year-old girl. My mother was, and still is, a socialite. My father was also hardly at home when I was growing up, and although I am their only child, they neglected me big time. I wish my mother had not left me alone at home with servants. When I was 10, I was raped by a servant. I told my mother what that servant did and she dismissed him. After that, we only had female servants at home, but the damage was already done and I became scarred for life. Last year, I got engaged to a guy who belongs to our circle. My wedding is just months away and I am scared. It was not my mistake but I feel guilty. My mother says...


By Sumeha Khalid

Interior In the beauty business it is all about looks. Be it how you treat your customers or your space, both speak volumes on the philosophy that you follow. And when it comes to a beauty salon then looks is all that matters initially and then service, of course. Hence, when setting up an outlet it is imperative that you decorate the interior in such a way that it gives the right signal to clients. This is exactly what Mona J Salon & Spa is all about. It is a one-of-a-kind salon offering its clients a sublimely unique experience. Located in Clifton Block 4, the salon is snugly tucked away in a quiet street away from the busy city...


By Samina Shaheen

opinion It’s a cool breezy day and you wake up feeling happy about how things are going in your life. Unfortunately, your happiness lasts for an hour only as ‘that’ friend of yours, who always has something bad happening to her, is messaging you about her problems again. I might sound like the Wicked Witch of the West when I say this, but the fact is, the mood of the company you surround yourself with, highly affects your temperament. Hence, often our elders advise us to make friends with people who have a positive approach towards life.  Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, through the course of our lives we...


By M. Shirazi

wardrobe Let’s face it girls, fashion is an essential part of our lives and we try our best to follow up on trends that change season by season. And it is about time that we started reorganizing our wardrobes and look out for fashion statements that will rule this breezy summer season. As far as fabric is concerned, the best option is crispy cottons that look subtle yet chic. Read on...   The colour palette: Choosing appropriate colours according to the season is the most important rule that everyone must follow. Those who are addicted to basic hues are always in luck as shades such as white, black and blue never go out of...