Union Budget 2016: A big disappointment for the gems and jewellery industry

As the hon’ble FM’s speech for the Union Budget 2016-17 progressed, one hoped for positive changes for one of the leading foreign exchange earners for the country i.e. gems and jewellery industry. However, the industry was ignored yet again. The sector contributes around 6-7 per cent to the country’s GDP.The government has imposed an excise … Read more Union Budget 2016: A big disappointment for the gems and jewellery industry

Is the jewellers’ unity falling apart?

Post 19th March 2016, the entire jewellery industry is clearly divided into two parts – one who supports GJF/GJEPC/IBJA decision to call off the strike and other brigade who clearly not in the mood to relent and continue to strike, as of today. At present, North and West India have continued with their protest against … Read more Is the jewellers’ unity falling apart?

Colours of life collection at The House of Rose

The House of Rose has come up with an exclusive new collection specifically for this season. Created with a unique amalgamation of the colours of the season, this summer experience designs from the House of Rose like never before! The House of Rose, purveyors of all things fine, humbly presents its celebration of life through … Read more Colours of life collection at The House of Rose

On Alexandria’s Fouad Street, some have a longing for the elegant past

Along Fouad Street, a Costa coffee shop near old buildings with Italian and French architecture reminds Egyptians that commercial ventures threaten to erase traces of Alexandria’s aristocratic past. Named after King Fouad I, who died in 1936, the street is a throwback to a time when the arts flourished in a cosmopolitan city that is … Read more On Alexandria’s Fouad Street, some have a longing for the elegant past