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  • FPW forecasts winter weddings in white

    KARACHI: The three-day Fashion Pakistan Week ’17 Winter Festive under the Fashion Pakistan Council kicked off at the Global Marquee off Sharea Fai­sal on Tuesday with 18 established and emerging designers showcasing bridal and groom wear, luxury pret and festive wear...

  • ENVIRONMENT: TEN WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL

    The sheesham across the road turned 25 this past monsoon...

    From the tiny sapling sown into the wasteland that was once the upcoming housing society, to a full-grown Don Juan on the road, the fast-growing Dalbergia sissoo (known commonly as North Indian Rosewood) had a macho bearing, commanding the landscape around it
  • Afghan weddings: bigger, fatter and hard to tame

    The bill seeks to relieve the huge financial strain weddings pose on grooms, who usually pay for everything from the banquet feast to bride price, a kind of reverse dowry presented to the girl's family in the form of cash, goods or livestock...

    Thousands of dollars are typically splurged on weddings, a small fortune in a country wracked by poverty and war, driving families into massive debts and forcing young men to delay marriage,...

  • Police may get ‘punctuality task’ at weddings

    LAHORE: Police are being allowed in Punjab to directly raid wedding ceremonies to take cognisance of violation of the allowed one-dish meals and holding of the functions beyond the permitted time of 10pm, also enhancing fine up to Rs2 million...

    The stringent measures are being taken through a new law, replacing the Marriage Functions (Prohibition of Ostentatious Displays and Wasteful Expenses) Ordinance 2000, Dawn learnt on Thursday
  • Officials making millions by renting out KHA Complex for weddings, functions

    KARACHI: While hockey has been experiencing a serious decline in the country since the past two decades and the players are struggling for theirjobs and to earn enough money to make ends meet, the men at the helm of Karachi Hockey Association (KHA) managing KHA Complex in the heart of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, are allegedly minting money from the Complex by using its land for weddings and other non-sports activities...

    For the last couple of...

  • Our big, fat desi weddings

    I’m a huge fan of attending weddings — so much so that I actually crave to attend one when an invite doesn’t come my way for some time...

    Perhaps, the main reason for this is that I’ve grown up attending the most amazing matrimonial ceremonies in family and friends’ weddings...

  • India’s cash crunch hits countryside, weddings in trouble

    DUDKO: In the dusty village of Dudko, farmers and villagers are desperate for new currency notes after the Indian government banned 500 and 1,000 rupee notes last week in an effort to flush black money out of the economy...

    Residents of the sleepy village, 75 kms southwest of the capital Delhi, say they are struggling to pay for basic goods like food and fuel in the absence of an effective banking and exchange system
  • India's lavish weddings go online in virus lockdown

    In a country famous for lavish weddings that last for days, the young couple are among a growing number modifying their marriage ceremonies under a virus lockdown that has limited public gatherings...

    In western Rajasthan state alone some 23,000 weddings meant to coincide with the Hindu Akshaya Tritiya festival on April 26 were called off due to the pandemic...

  • Karachi operation is completely apolitical, stresses Corps Commander Karachi

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar said Saturday that the Karachi operation is completely apolitical, adding that it will continue without any discrimination...

    Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Defence University at a private hotel in Karachi, the corps commander said, "I assure citizens that our struggle against terrorism will continue unabated...

  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    Shivani’s first foray into the realm of fiction intrinsically grapples with an immensely complex topic — the stratified social layers of which Karachi life is composed...

  • Karachi notebook: Is a ‘Naya’ Karachi possible?

    THE buzzword these days is Naya (new) Pakistan, the mantra that has arguably helped the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf capture power in the Centre and two provinces, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, while doing respectably in Sindh and Balochistan...

    But for the residents of Karachi, the question on everyone’s minds is: will Naya Pakistan also mean a Naya Karachi?By Naya Karachi one does not mean New Karachi, the neighbourhood on the...

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