April 25, 2017
By Erum Noor Muzaffar

Hira Batool Rizvi is not an ordinary woman. She did her undergraduate in Electrical Engineering after which she obtained a Masters in Science and Technology Policy on the Fulbright Scholarship from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Since her childhood, Rizvi was inclined towards doing something out of the box. "I am a problem solver by training, and a social entrepreneur by passion, and I believe in the power of leveraging technology to improve lives," says Rizvi. With that idea in mind she started 'She`Kab' - a taxi service for women in Pakistan. Started in December 2015 in Islamabad, this unique service gained popularity in no time...


By Gul Nasreen

Ever felt like you just can't unwind after a demanding week? That's because stress triggers your body's fight or flight response: your adrenaline starts pumping, your heart beats faster, and your blood pressure rises. In our fast-moving world, stress seems to be just a fact of life. And we women are especially susceptible: Women report higher levels of stress than men and are more likely to have stress-related symptoms such as nervousness, feeling overwhelmed, or lying awake at night. Whether it's a short-term frustration like a traffic jam or a major life event like divorce or job loss, psychological stress can affect our bodies. Stress...


By Nida raza

you & me There is something about Zhalay Sarhadi. Her chiseled features and charming personality attracted viewers from her very first entry into TV. Zhalay Sarhadi has been part of showbiz since she was a child. “My paternal side of the family has been associated with performing arts for almost a century now,” says Zhalay. However, Zhalay gives credit to veteran actor Saajid Hasan for her professional entry into dramas. “Saajid Hasan, was the one who encouraged me in my initial years as a TV actor,” tells Zhalay.  During her early days on TV, she also hosted a reality show ‘Shaadi Online’ on...


By M. Shirazi

movie Movies are surely the best source of entertainment. And going to the cinema and watching a film along with good company and munchies is an experience in itself. Everyone has different preference when it comes to movies. Some prefer watching romance, humour, rom-coms, musicals etc. Then there are those who can trade anything to watch an action movie that is all about car chases, gunfights and explosions. The fact is that in action movies things are upsized to the max for the sake of enjoyment, which looks absolutely amazing on the big screen. So, when we got the invite for the premiere of one of the most awaited films from the...


By you desk

recipe This week, You! has collaborated with home-based baker and food enthusiast, Saba Masood of The Pastry Girl from Islamabad, who shares her special recipe of ‘Mystery Lemon Pound Cake’. Try it out and indulge in the tanginess of the yummy cake. Bon Appetite! I N G R E D I E N T S Unsalted butter (room temperature)          170 gms White granulated or castor sugar    300 gms Eggs (room temperature)     3 Vanilla extract          1 tsp Lemon extract          1...


By you desk

Dear Nadine Khan, I am a 23-year-old girl. My parents got divorced when I was 6. My father had abandoned me totally. He is very rich, but never sent money for my education and stuff. He married his colleague, right after the divorce. My mother re-married after two years, and I don’t like my step-father at all. I even contacted my real father some years back but he was not very happy to hear from me. He thought I was after his money, and made it clear that he has a new life with a new wife and two kids. Anyway we have had no contact ever since. I have become very moody and get depressed easily. I have seen a couple of good...


By Sumeha Khalid

interior This week let's peek into former model and actor Atiya Khan's stylish abode... Atiya Khan's family home is a pure work of art. Its beauty lies in its simplicity and timelessness. Built in the ’70s, this impressive house has been in Atiya's family since the time when she started out as a model. It was in these confines that the girl blossomed into a striking beauty and chose a career which had quite a winding path. It is the same house where her kids have spent their childhood frolicking with their grandparents and have made memories the same as their mother. "My parents built this house in 1978; they drew inspiration from...


By Sadaf Jabeen

Ditch the heavy makeup and instead opt for a light summery makeup look that complements your lawn attire... Lawn - we all love the sheer fabric which is so light and comfy. In the summer time everyone wants to wear cool lawn prints. You want to look trendy by sporting chic lawn prints. And certainly, with a variety of fabulous lawn prints available in the market, you have multiple options to catch your fancy - be it floral prints, geometric patterns, stripes or simply classic. Lawn which was once considered a staple dress has now become the darling of fashionistas. No wonder we all want to flaunt our favourite designer 'lawn ka jora'. But...


By Lubna Jerar Naqvi

Divorce is becoming common in Pakistan. And contrary to popular belief, it is miscommunication and interference from outsiders that lead to divorce. You! takes a look... Azeem was having a troubled marriage. He sought advice from his friend's mother hoping to find a solution but she told him to divorce his wife and 'teach her a lesson'. Azeem liked the advice and felt powerful with his right to divorce and that's exactly what he did. However, after some time he regretted his decision but then it was too late.  Fahd and Dua seemed like a fairy tale couple. But their relationship ended in less than five years and the two soon crossed...