April 23, 2019
By Hafsah Sarfraz

On the occasion of World Book Day, You! takes a look at Pakistan Reading Project’s interventions in Gilgit & Baltistan, to improve the reading skills of children...Five hundred kilometres up north from Pakistan’s capital, at a small school in the scenic region of Gilgit Baltistan, Nasreen, a public school teacher, reads out to her class. Despite an exciting story and her attempts to develop interest, she fails to do so. Most of the children in her class are found fidgeting with their stationary or looking here and there waiting for the clock to tick so they can pack their bags and head out for recess.Naila Yasmeen, an educationist with...


By Rubia Moghees

beautyThe best fashion trends are always spotted on the street. Call it the concrete catwalk, if you will. While the runway showcases what’s coming next in fashion, the streets display not only the future but also what’s on-trend right now. Every year the lawn season arrives with much excitement and anticipation for something new; and we surely got it this time too.This summer lawn is diverse in nature and manages to capture the essence of the market trends encompassing psychedelic and ethnic prints, pastel colour shades and sartorial detailing. The designer trends include philosophy that revolves around softer construction and vibrant...


By A. Jafri

healthOral hygiene is probably the most neglected routine when it comes to healthcare. This week You! shares some tips on oral hygiene and why you should follow it on a daily basis...Say Cheese!” That’s a commonly used phrase to have people smile widely for a picture. When you say cheese, you mimic a toothy smile which some people might be hesitant to offer. Because, having bad dental hygiene can make it difficult for anyone to say something as simple as ‘cheese’ or to smile. However, not being able to say cheese or smile pales in comparison to the avalanche of dental and oral diseases that you can suffer from if you take your oral...


By G.N

you & meRabab Hashim is a born actress. She made her television debut as a child reporter for Geo TV at a tender age of 10. She received her BBA with majors in Marketing from the Institute of Business Management , Karachi, and received her formal training in theatre arts from National Academy of Performing Arts by graduating from there with full honours. Her acting debut on TV was with serial ‘Na Kaho Tum Mere Nahi’ where she worked with Ahsan Khan and Saba Qamar. Rabab is famed for her incredible acting skills in ‘Tumhare Hain’ and ‘Mohabbat Khuwab Safar’. She is also known for her leading roles in ‘Zid’, ‘Piya...


By A. Jafri

booksHenry Wadsworth Longfellow rightly said, “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” While everyone has their own struggles, not everyone would share their grief with others. In this case, random acts of kindness are the best way to not only help people, but also to lift your spirits. You never know if one small, thoughtful gesture can make someone else’s day. Recently, Markings ‘KHUDI’, a motivational, inspirational and developmental publishing platform, launched its third title, ‘Wind Beneath Your Wings - A Book of Blessings’ by Marzia...


By you desk

recipeIngredientsFlour 1 cupCorn flour 1/2 cupBaking powder 1 tbspSalt & pepper to tasteCombine all & mix with cold water just before fryingHoney lemon sauceChopped garlic fried in oil 2tbspGarlic & chilli sauce 4 tbspBrown sugar 2 tbspLemon juice 2 tbspHoney 2 tbspCauliflower - 1 big, with stemMethod Dip the cauliflower into the tempura mix. Deep fry the cauliflower. Lastly, sprinkle sesame seeds. When summers strike back every year, everyone feels like having something light. And, in order to eat light and feel nice, vegetables always serve the purpose. This summer season, we really need to binge...


By you desk

Dear Professor Nadine,I am a 26-year-old girl. I did MBA from a prestigious university and got a good job right after my graduation. Last year, I became involved with a guy at workplace. We were together for about five months when he told me that he could not marry me. His parents had already pledged him to a cousin and he could not go against their wishes. I accused him of stringing me along and could not let go of him. I kept calling him till he literally shouted at me to leave him alone. That hurt me badly because I had become too attached to him. Seeing him every single day at workplace became very painful, so one day I just resigned,...


By Iqra Sarfaraz

opinionOn World Book Day & Shakespeare’s 403rd death anniversary, You! focuses on the importance of reading culture in this digital era...“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... the man never reads lives only one.” - George R. R. MartinI went on a journalism training programme in the US two months ago, and was placed in Chicago where I was shadowing an online women magazine’s in-charge. In a bustling Chicago city, I was taken aback to see everyone joining the rat race. The race was for achieving the American Dream, becoming modern and reaching the heights of a tech savvy world. I felt slow, as if my life back home in...


By you desk

shopping“The most confident of women are those who believe in every scrap of fabric they wear. You can tell the difference between a woman who wraps herself in beautiful silks and satins and she who wears...otherwise.” - Sarah MacLean, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. The seasons are changing again and it makes for the perfect time for a shopping spree.Also, if you are looking to do something different, just adding a few new pieces to your current wardrobe can do a lot; have you feeling refreshed, even! Lucky for us, there are new stores popping up that are worth checking out.After establishing itself as a modern high street...