May 22, 2018
By Shahzada Irfan Ahmed

This week, You! takes a look at the annual budget of 2018-19 to find out how it benefits women, both in terms of managing household expenses as well as various other fields. Read on...As the sitting government’s tenure is about to end, it has come up with a federal budget for the year 2018 - 2019 which has been termed as an attempt to woo voters in the upcoming elections. This budget offers a lot of relief and incentives to the masses amid criticism from the opposition parties that think it should be the prerogative of the new government formed after the general elections to announce the annual budget. There was also a demand that if the...


By Sumeha Khalid

beauty This week, You! brings the stunning jewellery collection by Saima Haq. Make a statement this season with these sparkling beauties.... Saima HaqAlthough diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but those diamonds are nonetheless embedded in some fine piece of jewellery. Hence, the love affair between girls and jewellery is as old as time itself. Be it exquisite and delicate pieces or big chunky ones, it’s the best way to get a glitzy makeover. This time around, we bring you a unique collection crafted by the talented Saima Haq; so, why not make a statement this season with these sparkling beauties!Entrepreneur, educationist...


By Sadaf Jabeen

health Ramazan is a month for abstinence and control of one’s physical and spiritual desire. If properly managed, it can prove to be medically beneficial for health. However, if you have diabetes, fasting involves special planning. That’s because you don’t want to risk lowering your blood sugar too much, which can seriously affect your health. In patients with type 1 diabetes, hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia happen frequently, whereas in patients with type 2 diabetes they’re less likely to happen. Here are several tips for diabetics to fast safely and healthily during Ramazan...Consult your doctor: If you suffer from...


By Nida Mohsin

you & me Pretty and petite, Reesham is a multi-talented girl. She appeared in a commercial as a child star when she was only eight. “A teacher of mine saw that I was quite confident and pretty vocal about my views so she introduced me to an advertising agency named Publicis that was owned by her husband. I have done commercials here and there including Djuice, Sunsip, Bake Parlour, Peek Freans, Maggie etc,” says Reesham who started her career as RJ in 2000 when she was only 10 years old. She also did few live shows for PTV and other private channels as a teenager. Throughout her academic life, she was actively involved in theatre...


By Adeela Akmal

theatre “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” - Thornton WilderTheatre has been an integral part of the rich cultural tradition of the subcontinent which has been synonymous with the region’s folk tradition characterised by music and dance. In today’s world, movies are significantly outstanding in technology and popularity. With vivid special effects and unmatched sound quality, you will often find that movies are a popular mode of entertainment especially amongst the youth. On the other hand,...


By Mubashir Ahmed

shopping Women love a man who knows how to take care of himself and who takes pride in his appearance: clean-shaven, rugged, or whatever. So, going beyond the basics of maintaining good hygiene and building a solid grooming routine should be no big deal. This can be made possible by a good clothing store which has a wide range of branded men’s stuff which can help them have those dapper looks women swoon for. And for that, multi-label store ‘La Societe’ opened its doors recently in Karachi after its success in Lahore and Islamabad.Located on 26th Street, the store features retail merchandise from international designers...


By you desk

ramazan special We have entered the month of Ramazan, which means our mornings and evenings would boast with delicious food like chaat, which is a classic staple for iftaar time! Welcoming the holy month this week, You! collaborates with Kausar Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Kitchen Crafts, who shares her recipe for ‘Palak aloo pakora chaat’.IngredientsFor palak pakoraSpinach 10-12 leavesGram flour 1/2 cupCarom seeds 1/4 tspTurmeric powder 1/4 tspRed chilli powder 1/2 tspCoriander powder 1/2 tspSalt to taste Chaat masala 1/2 tspWater ? cup Oil for deep fryingFor Palak ChaatChickpeas 2 cupsPotato 1Green chutney 1/4 cupTamarind...


By Adeela Akmal

interior This week, You! takes a look at the recently opened cafe in Karachi, that will transport you to Paris as soon as you step inside...When you think of a cafe, your first thought might be of a warm and inviting space that smells of coffee and chocolate. This welcoming characteristic of a coffee shop is what draws people in without a second thought to de-stress. Cafes are originally French, and the French have the flair for a refined and effortless space when it comes to interiors. Their spaces might be chic and exude elegance, but they are always cosy. It is a combination of classic and contemporary styles which is why this...


By Adeela Akmal

women Participants & ‘Elevate Champions’ at the closing ceremony of ‘Growing Women Leader’s Programme’ at British Deputy High Commission “We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” - Sheryl SandbergThis certainly rings true when it comes to the untapped potential of women in the workforce. In 2017, World Economic Forum estimated that it will take 118 years for economic equality to be achieved. This year, the gap has been calculated to take until 2186 - 170 years - to close. The report...