July 17, 2018
By Shahzada Irfan Ahmed

The country is bracing for general elections due on July 25, 2018, and the voters of different political parties are hopeful to see their supported candidates returning successful. The citizens not willing to vote for any political party will do that for independent candidates. Besides, there will be many who will simply refrain from voting and stay back home or spend time anywhere but the polling stations. This means they will not influence the results and stay out of a process which should ideally be participatory as it has a major role in shaping the future of the country. The public will be a mix of both, who are registered but not...


By Sumeha Khalid

This week You!takes a look at the beautifully crafted jewellery by designer Ambreen Intizar, based in Karachi...When it comes to buying jewellery, it’s very important to choose pieces that suit your personality and style. Be it chunky or delicate adornments, it is important to select the ones that suit you best. Do not be a slave to trends. And remember, do not over do. Adopt one statement piece at a time and let it shine rather than piling up on multiple jewels as the jewellery designer Ambreen Intizar puts it.Ambreen Intizar started her career as a dress designer. “I’m a businesswoman - always have been. Even early on in life I knew...


By Web Desk

Health! First impressions are the most lasting. And you only get one chance to make that first impression. Moreover, your face is the first thing that people look at. A smiling face lightens the mood, attracts people, and puts them at ease. A popular study reveals that a baby smiles 400 times a day while an adult smiles barely 8 times.Lack of any kind of facial exercise and accumulation of stress can cause a build-up of tension in your facial muscles. A yoga technique called ‘Sukshma Yoga’ can help release this tension. This technique consists of short, simple and subtle yoga exercises that can work wonders for your face. Facial...


By Maria Shirazi

You & Me! Amar Khan is an aspiring actor who went for eccentric characters as soon as she stepped into the entertainment industry. Daughter of veteran actor Fareeha Jabeen, Amar made her acting debut with a telefilm titled ‘Chashme Num’ alongside Ahsan Khan; which was helmed and written by Amar herself and went on air on World Disability Day in 2017. A film graduate from Beaconhouse National University , Lahore, the talented actor ventured into making short films while she was still studying filmmaking. This is not all; Amar Khan also has an excessive amount of theatre to her credit. She even went to India for some plays along...


By you desk

Glitz & Glam!Pakistan’s fashion industry has seen a lot of growth in recent years. Our designers have really defined creativity and there are dozens of foreign/local educated new fashion designers who have stepped up the game. Whether its bridals, formals or a luxury lawn pret line, one is spoilt for choice with a number of brands offering quality and unique designs. However, this isn’t just limited to within our borders. Many of our designers are now internationally-acclaimed for either combining contemporary silhouettes with the traditional techniques of old, or coming up with their own unique styles that never fail to wow its...


By M. Shirazi

Makeup! Makeup has the power to transform your look and enhance your features. Not only can cosmetics make you appear beautiful by injecting some colour into your look, but it also helps hide blemishes and uneven skin tone. While we have many international cosmetic companies that stock their makeup products in the market, our very own cosmetics brand, Masarrat Misbah Makeup has recently launched its beauty line in the USA at Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America 2018 convention in Dallas, USA. The brand was launched at the event in collaboration with AAPNA where Masarrat Misbah was present to elaborate the...


By you desk

Recipe! Pistachios are prized for their unique, slightly sweet flavour as well as for their intriguing iridescent hues. Kheer is a favourite among all desis for almost every occasion and can have a range of flavours. Combine the two together and we have an amazing combination. This week You! collaborates with cooking expert, Lubna Shariff, who brings you her lip-smacking recipe for Pista Kheer. It’s delicious, easy to make and even easier to eat!IngredientsRice 1 cupMilk 1 litreSugar 1/2 cupCardamom 2-3Pistachios 5 tbspMethod Boil milk with cardamom and rice. Gradually add sugar and keep stirring. After 10 mins, add in the ground...


By you desk

Dear Professor Nadine,I am a 21-year-old girl, currently doing masters in International Relations from a renowned university of Lahore. My problem might be trivial because even my best friend thinks that I am an adult and should be able to cope with it. The thing is that one of my courses was taught to us by a young and very good looking foreign qualified teacher. The male students in our class don’t like him; they think he is too sweet with girls, but all the females are crazy about him. Honestly speaking, I’ve never found him being unfair to any of the students. He is an honest teacher. He appointed me as the class representative, so...


By Hafsah Sarfraz

Interiors! Summer is the perfect time to pack your bags and go on a long vacation. After all, what’s better than going up north to spend a few days away from the hustle and bustle of the city life? Traveling to the mountains and spending time with Mother Nature is a great way to relax; it works wonders to improve mental health and is an amazing way to experience a digital detox for a few days - something that is much needed in today’s overwhelming lives. Hunza is one of the most beautiful and scenic places in Pakistan and a trip there can help you reap all of the above mentioned benefits, but one is often discouraged by the lack...