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A calculated move

He may have studied to be a mathematical genius, but after an unsuccessful job hunt in Goa, Parag Loliyekar ultimately decided to continue his family’s business in printing, writes MICHAEL FISHER Developing one’s own mathematical intelligence is a potential that is different and unequal. Many mathematician teachers in Goa support this theory. But this is one subject where Goa’s educational ... Read More »

Forum directs MakeMyTrip to compensate client for deficiency in service

BY JATIN RAMAIYA The South Goa Consumer Forum has ordered travel portal MakeMyTrip to compensate a customer for deficiency in service. Melvin Leitao, a resident of Margao, had approached the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, South Goa complaining against Make My Trip (India) Pvt Ltd. The complainant had to undergo an eye operation at a hospital at Hyderabad and therefore had ... Read More »

In the driver’s seat

An unusual women-centric enterprise, the Perfect Motor Driving School in Ponda is run by a woman and for women, finds out Shoma Patnaik What do you do when you are in need of money want desperately to stand on your own feet, but lack of education makes your job prospects dim? With just school level learning and not even 10th ... Read More »

Ponda Sopo Tax imbroglio No solution in sight

The controversial sopo tax issue in Ponda has been in the news for the last several weeks. Vendors operating in the Ponda market have been agitating against the four-fold hike in sopo tariff by the Ponda Municipal Council. They have termed the increase as ‘exorbitant’ and even observed a market ‘bandh’ twice as a mark of protest. Despite the intervention ... Read More »

A ‘cheerful’ business

The liquor market is effervescent in Goa with strong local demand boosting prospects of local companies. Growing at a fast clip is the Cheers Group, manufacturer of a range of wine, whisky and ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages. The group comprising units in Goa (Imperial Distilleries), Bangalore, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab, is present in the export market and has a reputation for ... Read More »

Playing its cards right

After starting out with the acquisition of Hotel The Majestic in 2008, the Pride Group today has grown since, operating five casinos and employing more than 2,500 employees By team B&C On winning the ‘Best Casino in India Award’ at the India Travel Awards, Ravi Kesar, director, gaming and marketing of Casino Pride Group, is a proud man showcasing the ... Read More »

In high spirits

Goa’s wine and liquor retail market seems to be flourishing, with sales having increased by 10 – 12 per cent during the last financial year By Michael Fisher | B&C The Goan beverage industry is a major contributor to the economy generating over Rs 800 crore to Rs 1,000 crore and responsible for keeping one lakh dependence contented, inform distillers ... Read More »

Why women get discounts on term life insurance

By Deepak Yohannan The gender gap in India may be closing gradually, but we still inhabit an unequal world. In the professional sphere, men continue to be the dominating force, hogging corporate boards and receiving higher pay than their equally efficient female counterparts. Even in 2013, men seem to have the advantage – but not everywhere. In the world of ... Read More »

Ideal in all ways

Younger generation Goans are shying away from the traditional activity of idol making, but Ganaraj Naik of Divar is an exception By Team B&C With just a few days to Ganesh Chaturthi, the excitement of a major festival approaching is rife in the air. For the traditional moortikars (idol makers), however, it is a busy period as they go about ... Read More »

Changing Courses

Car companies in India are focusing on building new markets in Latin America and Africa after incurring losses from declining exports to Europe and South Asia India’s ambitious plan to become a global hub for small car exports has taken a hit due to falling shipments to Europe, while unfavourable environment in the neighbourhood has led to lost opportunities to ... Read More »