April 17, 2018
By Adeela Akmal

This week, You! takes a look at a few old homes in Karachi which have given shelter to those who have no one to take care of them...With age comes wisdom but sometimes it comes alone. With feebleness descending on a person slowly, they need patience and compassion to get by. Culturally, the elderly of the family are considered a blessing in the house as they are a source of love and wisdom for an entire family that binds them together. In our society, joint family system is a norm. Presence of grandparents is regarded as an integral part in the upbringing of young ones in the family. However, with this fast-paced life, we are distanced from...


By Iqra Sarfaraz

beautyThis week, You! talks to an Indonesian microblading expert, Suriani Wong, based in Karachi, who talks about how to up your eyebrows game...It doesn’t matter if you like them arched, feathered, straight or bold; eyebrows are arguably the most important facial feature. If you’re not satisfied with the ones you have, there are so many ways to update them, including brow gel, pencils, and even tattooing. But now there’s a very natural option that delivers semi-permanent results. Women, we would like to introduce you to microblading which is gradually making its way to Pakistan. Suriani WongTo talk about this oh-so-ahmazing...


By R. Khan

healthLaughter indeed is a medicine for all. Its health benefits include reducing the release of stress hormones, improving moods and many more. You! takes a look...Laughter positively affects all aspects of being. Studies show that it is a legitimate and powerful form of preventive lifestyle medicine, and a complementary option to other established therapeutic strategies for physiological, mental, and emotional health. This week, You! shares some of the benefits of laughter that will make you laugh more life. Read on...Reduces stress hormonesLaughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, epinephrine , dopamine, and growth...


By Sadaf Jabeen

you & meBanker-turned-beautician-turned actress, Mariam Mirza is a loveable personality. Though she is relatively new in showbiz, she has made her presence felt by her strong performances. In less than two and a half years, she has done 14 serials, two soaps, seven telefilms, six cameos in dramas, two special appearances in movies and one short film called ‘Paak’ . Mirza’s entry into the showbiz is also very interesting. “I was a professional banker but I have always been interested in grooming and acting. I left banking and opened up my salon as I was naturally good in doing makeup. Angeline Malik used to come to my salon for her...


By Adeela Akmal

fundraiserHealthcare is a basic human right, but unfortunately, it is not accessible or affordable to everyone. There are many great institutions that work tirelessly to work and serve the needy. One such institution, National Epilepsy Centre at JPMC is doing their part in order to provide treatment and medications to people who suffer from epilepsy. The honourary guests of the musical evening.Epilepsy is a neurological condition that can very well be treated with antiepileptic drugs . People often put off seeking medical help fearing a hefty bill that would follow. NEC provides patients with medications for a mere Rs 100-200 that...


By Mubashir Ahmed

foodUndoubtedly Pakistan has a deep relationship with China, and interestingly this relation is not just limited to heart but our taste buds as well. It is true that China’s flavour-rich cuisine is a staple in most of Pakistani homes. From home-cooked chicken Jalfrezi to a nearby desi restaurant’s version of hot and sour soup, we often find pleasure in Chinese delicacies with an additional touch of South Asian spices.Adding to the list of Chinese restaurants in Pakistan, ‘Xinhua Capital’ is a name that a Chinese food lover can bank on. Recently, the restaurant was relaunched and relocated in the busy F6 Markaz Supermarket Main...


By you desk

Dear Nadine,I am a 24-year-old girl. I belong to a middle class family, but the guy I am in love with, R, is from upper class. I met him at workplace where he had come to see my boss, who is his friend. My boss is a good man, and treats me like his sister. He introduced me to R, and asked me to type a couple of letters for him. R thanked me very nicely and I forgot all about him for the next few days. Then he again came to the office and my boss was out. He asked me to do a couple of things, and I didn’t refuse because I knew he and my boss are very good friends. When the work got done, he proposed me out of the blue! I was shocked and...


By T.U. Dawood

exhibitionThis week, You! talks to renowned artist, Amin Gulgee, regarding his latest art installation in Karachi...A few artists have their names associated with ingenuity and originality in Pakistan and the world over. Only some of them have understood that art can’t be imitated and it is something which completely relies on an artist’s pure imaginations and ideology. One such name in the world of art is of Amin Gulgee. Armed with a Bachelor of Art in Economics and Art History from the prestigious Yale University, USA, Amin Gulgee began his career as an artist in 1990 from his native city of Karachi. Using this ancient land and its...


By Iqra Sarfaraz

artThis week, You! takes a look at the recently held exhibition curated by 13 artists at Koel Gallery, Karachi... Naqqashi/Kamangari by Abdul Rehman Naqqash, Muneer Ahmad & Hafiz Nazar.Cultures don’t get old. They are passed on from generation to generation. They can evolve with time as per its followers’ ambitions but to label cultures as ‘outdated’ or ‘incompatible’ with the modern age is unjustified. Modernity does not mean discarding one’s culture or identity.  Modernity is the use of latest available resources to promote your culture. It is the means or a phenomenon, not the resource itself. So as a nation,...