February 28, 2017
By Gul Nasreen

In the South Asian Games 2016, held in India, our women boxers made history by participating for the first time in an international boxing event. You! takes a look... Women’s participation in sports has a long history, marked by major accomplishments. Sadly, gender discrimination has been a major issue, as women were often considered too weak for sports, particularly in endurance events such as marathon, weightlifting, cycling and most importantly boxing. But all this changed when women started participating in sports that were once considered a man’s domain. Surely they have come a long way. Our sportswomen are not lagging...


By M. Shirazi

wedding  This week You! takes a look at some of the popular wedding trends in bridal wear, hair styles, makeup and jewellery, this season...    Bridal wear: Gone are the days when bridal outfits looked generic. Today, traditional bridal fashion has come a long way from a simplistic look to the most lush and expensive costumes designed for the special day. With so many options from bespoke designers and ready-to-wear wholesalers, you can be sure your wedding lehenga, saree or dress will match your personality. Designs are intricate with beading, crystals and thread work with semi-precious gem stones which are...


By Nida raza

you & me She has that infectious energy around her. She is bohemian, she is bold and she is original. She is none other than Nida Butt, music director par excellence. Nida has been in the showbiz industry for more than a decade now. Since childhood she has been inclined towards dance and music, so becoming a music director was a natural choice for her. Nida is associated with MAD school - a music, art and dance institute as well as performance venue - inaugurated in 2009. The school facilitates Karachi’s local artist community by providing arts education programmes to aspiring and talented young artists. This week meet the one...


By Buraq Shabbir

awards While TV plays continue to bring women to the spotlight by offering a plethora of female centric drama serials, it is a common belief that men dominate the big screen. This may be true worldwide but most films that have come out ever since the revival of Pakistani cinema have managed to maintain a balance. There is a considerable chunk of films including ‘Actor In Law’, ‘Lahore Se Aagey’, ‘Dobara Phir Se’ and the most recent ‘Balu Mahi’ that have introduced viewers to some progressive female characters on the big screen. Therefore it doesn’t come as a surprise that the recently...


By Erum Noor Muzaffar

interiors This week You! features a recently opened cafe in Karachi which is designed on modern lines and has something special to offer... Karachi is known for its diversity especially when it comes to eateries. From dhabas to hip restaurants, the city features a number of assorted places to cater to people having different tastes. Some go to high-end restaurants mainly because of the ambiance and decor and some go to budget friendly cafes to savour their taste buds. In any case the main focus is either food or decor but there is something special about newly opened Pi Social Cafe. Not only does  it have an attractive interior and...


By G. N

health Happy people tend to eat healthier, exercise more, and get better sleep than those who are stressed out or depressed - all habits associated with health. Here are 10 simple steps for a happier, healthier You! 1. Eat more whole foods Nutrition actually influences the structure and the functioning of our brain cells. We now know that the foods that you eat directly influence communication within the brain. The key to improving your mood with food is to cut back on processed snacks in favour of whole foods. Studies show that a ‘primal’ diet made up of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, as well as meat, fish and eggs, is...


By Erum Noor Muzaffar

This week You! exclusively talks to Sabyn Javeri, a promising writer, about her debut novel - ‘Nobody Killed Her’... the only book by a Pakistani author in the fiction category to make it to Huffington Post’s most anticipated list of the year 2017... Sabyn Javeri is an acclaimed short story writer and has won the Oxonian Review Short Story award in the past. Sabyn moved back to Pakistan about two years ago after living 16 years abroad. She currently teaches at Habib University and lives in Karachi with her two children, husband, mother and a cat. Sabyn holds a Masters degree from the University of Oxford and has a PhD...


By you desk

women The arc of women’s working lives is changing - reaching higher levels when they’re younger and stretching out much longer - according to two new analyses of census, earnings and retirement data that provide the most comprehensive look yet at women’s career paths. Over all, the paths look much more like men’s careers than they used to. Women are more likely than in previous generations to work at almost every point in their lives, including in their 20s and 30s when they often used to be home with children. Now, if mothers take breaks at all, it’s often not until their late 30s or early 40s - and those...


By Rubia Moghees

beauty From time to time in our ‘beauty talk’ section, we feature different designers who share their experiences, achievements and beauty secrets with us. This month You! talks to Lahore-based designer Raazia Shoukat... While she was ‘bitten by the design bug’ long before she got married; Raazia Shoukat completed her master’s degree from Beaconhouse National University (BNU) before doing a short stint of fashion designing from USA. “There were 101 dresses in my dowry and I designed all of them,” says Raazia. From bold designs to artful silhouettes, she’s providing the style inspiration your...