February 12, 2019
By Adeela Akmal

Female graduates, mentors, cheif guests & the ‘Tech Karo’ team smile for the camera.The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated each year on February 11th. This week You! highlights an initiative ‘Tech Karo’, launched in Karachi last year, which aims to create a pipeline of women in tech by providing web development and life skills to youth, especially women from the underserved communities...As we speedily move towards an era of complete digitisation, we see a shift in the type of work that is required to be done. With this shift, there comes a change in the skills required and a change in the workforce....


By Rubia Moghees

[email protected] Nasir began working as an Assistant Editor for a renowned publication when she was just 15. Since then, it was one by-line after another which helped her progress onto television and radio from print. However, when motherhood happened, she found herself in a bind. “I was able to juggle my older two but when I got pregnant with Ranya and had three children under the ages of three, something snapped. I just felt like it was impossible to even brush my hair or take a shower and the idea of managing a full-fledged career was impossible. I took a break but throughout the time off, I was constantly doing one small project...


By G.N

skinThis week You! talks to Karachi-based aesthetician Shakila Rizvi about skincare and facials...Shakila Rizvi is an experienced aesthetician qualified from Montreal, Canada. Shakila owns and operates Shakila’s Skin Care Studio in Karachi since 2003. She specialises in personalised skincare facials, using professional techniques and natural ingredient products, with an emphasis on educating clients on personal skin type facial maintenance and home care products. In addition to personalised skincare, Shakila conducts training workshops, manufactures hand-made organic skin, hair and body products using authentic Pakistani ingredients. In...


By M.S.

healthThis week You! takes a look at how consuming too much salt in your daily diet can lead to various health problems...Everyone knows that salt not only adds flavour to our foods but is also an age-old food preservative. Salt is a necessary mineral and the most common source of sodium and chloride ions, which cannot be made by the body itself, hence it needs to be consumed through our food intake. While everyone requires a certain amount of salt to stay healthy, it is easy for people to eat far more salt than they actually require. High salt intake has been linked to serious health issues, so it’s important to limit our consumption...


By Iqra Sarfaraz

you & meRiding high on the success of his debut serial ‘O’Rangreza’, in which he essayed the role of a self-centred and greedy young man, Hamza Firdous is a new addition to the current crop of Pakistani actors. Son of veteran actor Firdous Jamal, Hamza has been able to prove his mettle with his debut project while period drama ‘Ghughi’, in which he played the role of a young Hindu man, is a solid proof of his diversity as an actor. But that doesn’t mean that he directly worked wonders after entering the drama industry. His journey began much earlier when he was an ordinary student studying in Ireland. “When I was eight, I...


By A. Jafri

sweet toothWhen we talk about desserts, we often associate it with the heart. Even with stuffed bellies after a fulfilling dinner, many would find room for a sweet treat as it goes to the heart, not stomach. And, if were to pick a favourite, chocolate would probably get the most votes, especially by women. When we happen to feel a little down in the dumps, the one thing could possibly cheer us up is a little chocolate. Not only does it make us feel better, it is also a way to express your affections. Moreover, if it is a custom-made chocolate, it makes it even more special.Recently, Hashoo Group, in collaboration with Belgian chocolate...


By you desk

recipePasta is easy, inexpensive and kid friendly which means we eat it all the time. This week You! collaborates with Chef Naim, Executive Chef at Avari Towers, Karachi, who shares the recipe of ‘Chicken Pesto Pasta’ from its famous Italian Nights every Thursday at Asia Live. Take the stress out of dinnertime with this easy Pesto Chicken Pasta and enjoy! IngredientsPenne pasta 1 lbChicken breasts 1 lbParmesan cheese 1/4 cupBasil pesto 11/2 cups Sun dried tomato 1/4 cupSpring onion 1 tbspBlack pepper 1/2 tspSalt 11/2 tspMethodCook the penne pasta according to package instructions. Set asideFlatten the chicken breast by gently...


By you desk

Hi Nadine,I am a 23-year-old girl. I have one brother and a sister who is married. I completed my graduation few months back and since in my family girls are not allowed to work, I am learning cooking and stitching. I live in a joint family setup with my grandparents, two uncles and their families. My father is the youngest in his family and respects my uncles and their wives a lot. My aunts, however, are jealous of my mother as she is very beautiful, and an outsider. My aunts are real sisters, and my father was supposed to marry their youngest sister. My father fell in love with my mother when they were in medical college. My grandparents,...


By Gul

interiorThis week You! features Nuzhat Shahab’s comfortable house, which carries some eclectic pieces of furniture... Nuzhat ShahabThey say ‘design your space for the life you live’. As soon as you enter Nuzhat’s cosy abode, you feel an air of warmth engulfing the whole environment. Nuzhat has been living in her well furnished house for the past four years with her doting daughter, caring husband and a loving sister. Though they are living in a rented house, it speaks eloquently of Nuzhat’s fine taste in home decor which is done in vibrant colours. “I love cheerfulness in life so I made a deliberate attempt to give my...