September 11, 2018
By Hafsah Sarfraz

There are very little opportunities for professional women to re-enter the competitive market after a sabbatical to raise a family or pursue higher education. You! takes a look...Asma was 32 when she decided to take a longer break than the maternity leave allowed to her by the company, while giving birth to her first child. She spent seven years at the workplace and had climbed the ladder quite well, but decided to resign and devote all her time to the baby. At the time of her resignation, she was a Senior Manager and her prospects of promotion were high but her motherly instinct told her ‘to be a full-time mom and rejoin work when the...


By Adeela Akmal

wardrobeThis week You! takes a look at some of the hottest style trends straight from the star-studded red carpet of the recently held award ceremony...When it comes to styling and fashion, one either looks at runways of fashion shows or the red carpets of award ceremonies. These are the quintessential platforms to draw inspiration for an outfit that will stand out; especially when it comes to your formal wear. Lucky for us, celebs are serving up some bold and stylish looks just in time for the festive season. To help you pull off these star-status trends, we head on down to the red carpet of the recently held Style Awards 2018. While we...


By Nida Mohsin

you & meHassan Sheheryar Yasin, popularly known as HSY, needs no introduction. A salutatorian graduate of the Pakistan School of Fashion Design , HSY is auxiliary with the La Chambre Syndicale De La Couture Parisienne in France. As an ace designer and choreographer, he has already made his name in the fashion world and with his TV show ‘Tonight with HSY’ he has established his credibility as a fine host too. According to Hassan, who has been choreographing shows since 1994, coming into showbiz was more of a natural transition. These days he is busy working on a lot of different projects. Let’s see what are the likes & dislikes of this...


By you desk

awardDespite all the glass ceilings, Pakistani women have proved the world wrong with their groundbreaking achievements time and again. They have managed to contribute greatly to society, and their accomplishments are not confined to a particular field as they strive to bring about change across different areas and inspire others the world over. From social workers to entrepreneurs, we have many amazing women breaking barriers every day, and now we have one more name added to the list. Recently, Shanaz Ramzi, CEO of Starlinks PR & Events, bagged a gold award in the category of ‘Female CEO of the Year’ in the ‘CEO World Awards’ and a...


By you desk

recipeThe name ‘Hamour’ is used to describe a number of fish, including the brown-spotted reef cod. Yet, it is also the name given to a variety of closely related fish species in the Persian Gulf; and the grilled Hamour is quite popular. If you have been in a mood for seafood, then you are in luck. This week You! collaborates with Chef Nadeem Qureshi of Movenpick Hotel, who shares his delicious recipe for Samak Hamour Meshwi. Bon appétit! Chef Nadeem QureshiIngredientsHamour fish 1Garlic 2-3 clovesSalt for seasoningWhite pepper for seasoningLemon 1Cumin powder 1 tbspMustard paste 1 tbspOregano 1 tbspDry mint as requiredHerb...


By Sumeha Khalid

exhibitionThis week You! takes a look at the multi-disciplinary exhibition by Asad Kamran recently held at Koel Gallery in Karachi...Artists are historians and their art is like history journals. Undeniably, art is not only an expression of beauty and creativity; it is also a reflection of society and a particular era. This is also the main reason why art is an ever changing medium. The evolution of art is manifested in all its forms. Standard and cultural change is evident from the world of music, dance and stage performances to the visual forms including sculptures and paintings. A piece of art is a reflection of the artist. It...


By you desk

wspd‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’ was the theme of the 2018 World Suicide Prevention Day. You! takes a look...The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people take their own life each year - that’s one person every 40 seconds. This means that there are many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has tried to take his or her own life.‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’ was the theme of the 2018 World Suicide Prevention Day. This theme was chosen internationally as it highlights the most essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention: collaboration....


By Mubashir Ahmed

chatter matterKathak is one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. The origin of Kathak is traditionally attributed to the travelling bards of ancient northern India known as Kathakars or storytellers. The term ‘Kathak’ is derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word ‘Katha’ which means ‘story’, and Kathaka which means ‘the one who tells a story’, or ‘to do with stories’. Wandering Kathakars communicated stories from the great epics and ancient mythology through dance, songs and music in a manner similar to early Greek theatre. Kathak dancers tell various stories through their hand movements and footwork, but most...


By Iqra Sarfaraz

Formal education is not a criterion for literacy. The focus on both formal education and skills development is important to be literate. Hence, International Literacy Day 2018 aims to make effective connections between literacy and skills development. You! takes a look...Pakistan’s population is growing rapidly with each passing day. The country is ranked as the 6th most populated land with over 180 million people. But what about the literacy level of Pakistan? Sadly, the literacy rate in the country is very low as compared to other developed and developing countries. According to the financial analysts, the previous government spent...