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  • Fall-off in Indian weddings bodes ill for jewellers, gold

    This bride was lucky because many other weddings will likely be postponed - to the dismay of the country's jewellers...

    “Jewellery demand could drop by 30 per cent (year-on-year) in the second half due to fewer weddings,” said Prithviraj Kothari, vice president of India Bullion & Jewellers' Association (IBJA)...

  • Indian jewellers pull ‘racist’ ad featuring Aishwarya Rai

    A national English newspaper published the Kalyan Jewellers’ advertisement last week that showed a fair Bachchan bejewelled and decked in Indian regal attire, reclining under a parasol held by dark-skinned child...

    The jewellers apologised, saying the ad was “intended to present the royalty, timeless beauty and elegance”...

  • Passerby burnt during jewellers’ protest

    Around 250 jewellers, led by the president of the jewellers’ association, Khawaja Sohail Sadiq, gathered on the road carrying placards inscribed with demands for the arrest of the robbers who took away about three kilogrammes of gold jewellery from a shop at Sarafa Bazaar on Wednesday night...

    The president of the jewellers’ association said: “Police have been doing nothing for the arrest of the culprits and the recovery of the...

  • Jewellers announce opposition to Indian trade fair

    LAHORE: Lahore Sarafa and Jewellers Association have opposed the upcoming Indian Jewellery Show being held in first week of next month here, with the collaboration of Saarc Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)...

    In a joint statement, the association’s President Hafiz Mohammad Ahmed, chairman Haji Afzal, SVP Shehzad Iqbal and general secretary Tahir Mehmood Bhatti said that 12th Saarc...

  • X-SQUARE: AN EYE-OPENING ASSESSMENT

    It is a sign of times in our globalised existence that the worth of Pakistan as a Test side was set in stone recently not by what happened in the UAE while losing 0-2 to Sri Lanka, but by something that didn’t happen in South Africa...

    Interesting times we are living in, which, by the way, doesn’t have anything to do with the Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times!The decline in our cricketing fortunes has been obvious to...
  • X-SQUARE: ARROGANCE HAS TO BE EARNED

    There are always two ways of learning from what we see people around us doing or not doing...

    The commonly recommended way is to do what good others are doing or not to do what others are not doing so that we may also be good like them
  • X-SQUARE: FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

    At last Pakistan hockey was able to make some waves...

    Generally cricket has been able to overshadow the national game almost completely, but even though Pakistan was giving the Sri Lankans greenwash after greenwash in the shorter and the shortest versions of the game — and that included a fly-in-fly-out visit to Lahore — hockey somehow managed to grab its share of media attention, if not focus
  • X-SQUARE: CRICKET’S HAPPY HOUR

    Hot on the heels of the settlement seen in the pay dispute between Australian players and the management came the administrative calm-down in the West Indies, as a result of which some senior players are now visiting England with the national side...

    And when you throw in the groundbreaking visit to Pakistan — and, indeed, safe return — of the ICC World XI into the mix, this really does seem like world cricket’s happy hour
  • X-SQUARE: DIGGING HOCKEY OUT OF A HOLE

    It was a struggling, stuttering, face-saving bronze that Pakistan had got at the Asia Cup, but just as it went a step further — the four-nation Asia-Oceania outing — the worth of the regional bronze was set in its proper perspective...

    With not even a single drawn game in four outings — and a record 1-9 margin of defeat against champions Australia — it does not take much to imagine what it would be like in a world tournament
  • X-SQUARE: VICTORIES AS AMAZING AS MEANINGLESS

    Regardless of how thrilling the Bangladesh victory over Australia was or how scintillating the West Indian win over England was, it will take a cut-throat punter to put their money on the two winners in the short run...

    The two encounters, coming as they did in the same week recently, reflected more on the two losing sides
  • Square root

    KARACHI: There are four sides to a square...

    But an exhibition under way at the Canvas Art Gallery is titled Five Sides of a Square...

  • X-SQUARE: A TALE OF TWO HATREDS

    When asked if ‘hatred’ would be a factor in deciding the Ashes, the cricketing world’s longest-running battle involving Australia and England, Nathan Lyon replied in the affirmative...

    His exact words were actually more interesting
  • X-SQUARE: THE MANY SHADES OF PATRIOTISM

    The spat between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricket Association (ACA) lasted just a week shy of nine months...

    It’s a pretty long time to haggle over something as trivial or as big as money — depending on how you look at it
  • Ruthless New Zealand whip England to square series

    LEEDS: New Zealand bowled with fire and fielded superbly to crush England by 199 runs in the second Test on Tuesday and level a gripping two-match series at 1-1...

    Off-spinners Kane Williamson and Mark Craig shared six wickets at Headingley as New Zealand celebrated just their ninth win in 101 Tests against England
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