December 11, 2018
By Adeela Akmal

This week You! talks to practicing lawyer, Sara Malkani, regarding the law that protects and prevents violence against women...For far too long, impunity, silence and stigma have allowed violence against women to escalate to pandemic proportions. Global estimates by World Health Organization indicate that about one in three women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Realising the magnitude of the problem, there is seemingly some progress made in a bid to eliminate these incidences of violence around the world. From the International Day for the...


By Lubna Jerar Naqvi

cyber crimeWhat do you do if your teenage daughter tells you someone is harassing her online? Do you tell her to ignore it, as you do when she harassed in real life - just because you fear what people will say? What do you tell your son when he suddenly becomes depressed and aloof, jumping at the smallest noise? Do you allow him to stay inside his dark room poring over the phone and only react when he tries to slit his wrists? Cyber crimes against women are increasing. Over the last two years, we have seen a few cases being reported in the media in which young girls have been victims of cyber crimes. Some of these victims have reached out...


By M. Shirazi

beautyThis week You! talks to expert beauticians regarding the importance of applying foundation during winters...Foundation is an integral part of makeup as it covers imperfections, provide a more even skin tone, and give the desired finish - matte or dewy. A good base helps other products such as blush, concealer, and highlighters go on much more smoothly. However, for all beauty conscious women worldwide, winter is not our favourite time of year as our skin tends to get pretty ugly pretty quickly. The dry air and biting winds sucks up all the moisture from your flawless complexion, leaving it dull, cracked, blotchy and flaky. So, the use...


By Nida Mohsin

you & meVersatile actor, Saim Ali has recently celebrated his 10 years in showbiz. Though Saim started his career as a fashion designer, his real passion has always been acting. “Choosing fashion designing as a career was something that I picked unintentionally as I was really inspired by my mother Farah Gillani, who was a fashion designer herself,” says Saim. “But after a couple of years I realised that designing wasn’t my cup of tea so I switched to acting which has always been my first love,” adds Saim. Few people know that Saim started his career in acting with Geo TV, followed by hosting a morning show for a private channel...


By Mubashir Ahmed

artMost of us know the feeling of being moved by a work of art, whether it is a song, a play, a poem, a novel, a painting, or a spatiotemporal experiment. When we are touched, we are moved; we are transported to a new place that is, nevertheless, strongly rooted in a physical experience, in our bodies. We become aware of a feeling that may not be unfamiliar to us but which we did not actively focus on before. This transformative experience is what art is constantly seeking. But there is more to it. Art can also bring change and work for a cause to help people move towards their betterment.Keeping this in mind, Latif Kapadia Memorial Welfare...


By Mubashir Ahmed

food festivalJapan is the land of the rising sun. It boasts many awe-inspiring sceneries, the most advanced technology, sinfully good cuisine, and world-dominating anime. Japanese food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world and for good reason. Based on ‘rules of five’, traditional Japanese cooking, or washoku, emphasizes variety and balance. This is achieved through the use of five colours , five cooking techniques , and five flavours . With its aesthetic of beautifully presented food and the use of fresh, high-quality seasonal ingredients, it’s no wonder that Japan’s cuisine is so delicious and so highly prized by people...


By you desk

recipeSea Bass are small fish that live in the western Atlantic between Florida and Cape Cod. Unlike other bass, like striped bass and white bass, sea bass is only found in the ocean. Sea bass tastes really good steamed or roasted, especially with Asian seasonings. Fillets can be sauteed or broiled, and they are often baked in parchment paper or foil packets. Both whole fish and fillets are delicious fried. This week You! collaborates with Mr Tanveer chef de cuisine, La Mamma Restaurant of Movenpick Hotel, Karachi, who shares the recipe of a delicious Sea Bass!IngredientsFillet of Bass 0.15 kgButter 0.03 kgSunflower Oil 0.01 LiSea salt 0.02...


By Muneeba Amir

interiorsThis week You! takes a look at Sadaf Azhar’s chic yet cosy home, that represents a mix of contemporary and traditional aesthetics...Home is a place where one should be able to unwind after a long day... a place which should be cosy and comfortable for you. However, it should also be aesthetically pleasing with a chic, sophisticated and modern interior.Located at Khayaban-e-Muhafiz, DHA, Karachi, Sadaf Azhar’s home is just the right mix of contemporary and traditional interior. The house was built in 2006. “The architect was Cezanne Naqsh but the interior is completely my brain child with some inputs from my husband, of...


By Erum Noor Muzaffar

In an exclusive interview with You!, Consul General Wagner talks about her work and campaign ‘Yeh Ghalat Hai’ initiated by US Consulate with regard to 16 Days of Activism...JoAnne Wagner assumed her position as the United States Consul General in Karachi, on June 21, 2018. A career member of the United States Senior Foreign Service, she most recently served in Washington, DC with the Board of Examiners, helping to select the next generation of U.S. diplomats. Prior to that, CG Wagner was the U.S. Assistance Coordinator in Kyiv, Ukraine, where she was responsible for coordinating U.S. Government support activities with the Ukrainian...