January 16, 2018
By Iqra Sarfaraz

Malnutrition among women and children is a pressing problem all over the world including Pakistan. What can be done to combat this pandemic? You! takes a look...According to World Health Organization , “Malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients.” Furthermore, the condition has been defined by dividing it in to two broad groups. One is ‘under nutrition’ - which includes stunting , wasting , underweight and micronutrient deficiencies or insufficiencies . The other is overweight, obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases . In the midst of adverse problems such...


By Rubia Moghees

beautyThis week, You! talks to Lahore-based entrepreneur Rabia Usman who has recently launched an international cosmetic brand in Pakistan ...Remember the old saying, “Beauty lies within?” Still true, but adding a little makeup and a great haircut doesn’t hurt. What is it with makeup/cosmetics? The fact is, if you’re a female, then you will probably like makeup/cosmetics at some point in your life. The right choice of make-up can do wonders to your looks. This season makeup is stronger than ever. If you love to wear the latest makeup trends, this is the best time to wear them. Don’t be afraid to wear bold and strong colours and...


By Sadaf Jabeen

healthWhere on earth did 2017 go? As two weeks of 2018 come to an end, your motivation to keep your New Year’s resolution might be dwindling as well. However, if fitness and health is your goal, there are several things you can do to stay on track. Getting fit and eating healthy should be considered a long-term commitment, instead of a quick fix solution. 2018 could be your year of achieving this goal. Read on for our favourite top fitness tips and diet trends which we have lovingly complied for our readers...Don’t just set a goal, set a smart goal: The easiest way to stay motivated is by having concrete goals. Vague ones like wanting...


By Asif Khan

you & me Juniad Akhtar’s lucky stars brought him to showbiz when he was performing at a local university where the seasoned and the most senior actor, Shahzad Raza, was invited as the chief guest. After the show, Junaid approached Shahzad and expressed his desire to become an actor and sought his advice. Shahzad appreciated his talent and recommended him to director, Kamran Qureshi, for a serial and he eventually made his acting debut with ‘Abhi Door Hai Kinara’. His friends motivated him to try modeling as well for which he agreed to do commercials and met Ajmal Murad who found him a complete package of talent, energy, good...


By Iqra Sarfaraz

chatter matterWith the end of 2017, we saw a plethora of movies releasing off and on. A handful of films appeared to be super hits, while the rest of them didn’t impress the masses much. Pakistani cinema is in the 10th year of its cinematic revival and still struggling to give us a major chunk of good films with a striking storyline, and technicalities. The past year closed down with the release of director Mohsin Ali’s ‘Chupan Chupai’ and year 2018 began with its first Pakistani release ‘Parchi’ directed by Azfar Jafri. The movies are still in theatres, so don’t miss them if you really want to experience what our desi cinema...


By you desk

recipeDinner time is best for socialising, whether it’s with friends, family or office peeps! When the nights get a little colder, it becomes the perfect time to enjoy a scrumptious and juicy roast dinner. This week, You! has collaborated with food expert, Lubna Sharif, who brings a recipe fit for get-togethers – a hearty meal that requires minimum effort! Bon appétit!IngredientsWhole chicken........................... 1Ginger and garlic paste....... 2 tbspPaprika............................... 2 tbspRosemary........................ a bunchSalt and pepper............. to seasonOlive oil................................ 1...


By you desk

Dear Nadine Khan,I am a 30-year-old married woman. I have been married for six years and have three children. I was a career-oriented girl and wanted to become a doctor, but was unable to get the required marks for medical college. Then I got married to a very highly educated person, E. It was totally an arranged marriage and I had not seen my husband before my wedding day. Well, there is nothing new or earth shattering about my story! My husband had a short temper. In the beginning my mother-in-law was not very bad with me, but when she saw E’s behavior towards me, she also started abusing me. My husband also hits me. Once he hit me so...


By Shaiyanne Malik

opinion A couple of years ago, I had the good fortune to attend two courses in a very prestigious institute of Pakistan. With the advent of the social media, of course, right after the course a Whatsapp group was created. Coming from an all-girls school and a conservative family background, I have never really had an exposure to this type of a forum before.It was quite evident that certain norms of conversations, pictures and video sharing - where women were the subject of sexual content - from some of the gentlemen in the group seemed to be very acceptable by both genders. No one seemed to find it objectionable. Even if they did,...


By Maria Shirazi

interiorThis week You! peeks into the contemporary interiors of a retail outlet in Faisalabad...There was a time when boutiques and designer stores were made on simple lines and one could only see racks with clothes on display. But in the recent times the concept has changed altogether - now equal emphasis is given to the interior design as well, so that the customers feel welcomed and comfortable. A designer store that has a striking interior with unique design and display elements, not only makes your shopping experience worthwhile, but you just can’t resist visiting the place again and again. Of course, every store follows a...