Style  /  Published 25.11.20

Making of ‘modern heirlooms’

Silver or gold? Suhani: I love a gold piece. I think the colour really suits our Indian skintone. It’s also very warm, which is something I love. I love silver as well. I grew up with a strong ...
By Saionee Chakraborty in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.10.20

Jayantibhai: Trusted, and loyal to city

Jayantibhai, who used to love classical music and playing cards, stayed back in the city even after the business moved to Mumbai. After operating for 50 years, the Dalhousie showroom closed down in 19...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.20

10 hurt in clash over gold dues in Bengal

Two shops were ransacked and at least 10 persons were injured when two groups clashed over payment of gold ornaments in South Dinajpur district’s Balurghat on Monday night. Balurghat police rus...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

Business  /  Published 04.10.20

Goyal pill for exports

Commerce minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday pitched for the need to focus on quality and scale to meet a $1-trillion export goal, adding that subsidies alone would not help boost shipments. “Why...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Style  /  Published 23.09.20

The RBG chokers

She wore her favourite jabot to Barack Obama’s first address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress: a white lace collar from South Africa. The rest of her fashion was elegant, if conservative...
By Anasuya Basu in

Calcutta  /  Published 18.09.20

Jewellery hub reflects Covid crisis

Just about 300 shops and workshops out of the 7,000-odd in the jewellery hub of Bowbazar celebrated Vishwakarma Puja on Thursday with most shop-owners and goldsmiths opting to stay at home, struck by ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 13.09.20

Jewellery sees a rebound

Gems and jewellery exports showed signs of recovery in August, rising 29.18 per cent to Rs 13,160.24 crore ($1,764.06 million) in August compared with the previous month following a gradual growth in ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.08.20

Jeweller’s silver mask: one costs Rs 75,000

A young jeweller in Hazaribagh has spent ten days making one 100g silver mask costing Rs 75,000, which he designed himself and is seen wearing nowadays. Sumit Verma, who owns Vidya Jewellers on Congr...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

Style  /  Published 29.07.20

Online with ornaments

Roma Narsinghani’s collection Gaia was born out of pandemic reflections. Her biggest takeaway from the global phenomenon has been “to be mindful, to have some insight into who we are&rdquo...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Business  /  Published 09.07.20

Covid-19: Jewellers want e-commerce policy

Gems and jewellery exporters on Wednesday approached Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman for a supportive e-commerce policy because of the challenges faced during the pandemic. Industry body Ge...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


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