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Keeping the noise down

By Team B&C
In every lane of Goa’s capital city, there is a tale waiting to unfold, something that merges the past and present. Many family businesses, both small and big, that first began during the Portuguese rule are still in existence today,

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Travel insurance: What is protected and what is not

By Deepak Yohannan
Few things are as hassling as things going wrong during a vacation: Smita fractures her arm; Shutapa loses her baggage; Debanuj has an emergency at home and has to return right away; Sudipto finds out at the last minute that his flight out has been cancelled.

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Wash it yourself!

By team B&C
Do-it-yourself (DIY) machines are common abroad where the absence of labour makes people do their own carpentry and odd jobs around the house. In India as well as in Goa, they have also made an appearance with the cost of services soaring through the roof.

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The learning curve

With a burning desire to start something of his own, Keshav Chawan succeeded in becoming a successful entrepreneur at a young age

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Thumbs up for tourism

The tourism industry is upbeat after a buoyant charter season. The outlook for the rest of the year also looks bright with leisure travelers, weddings, MICE and events expected to maintain momentum.

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On the IT bandwagon

By Michael Fisher | B&C
The demand for software developers in Goa is just growing by leaps and bounds and there is no space for undercutting as there is a lack of software engineers to meet the state’s lucrative market estimated to be over Rs 1,000 crore, and growing at 20 per cent annually.

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Quest for pest-free society

Jaya Devadiga, director of Hansa Pest Control, tells his growth story and also how the pest control business has ample opportunities in future

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Disadvantages of buying maternity insurance at the last moment

By Deepak Yohannan
Maternity insurance is a kind of health insurance where all the expenses related to childbirth are covered. And even though some very good maternity insurance plans are available in India these days, there is not much awareness about them. As a result, most people stay in the dark and do not buy these useful plans.

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Time to ‘pad up’

By team B&C
Agriculture comes a distant third after mining and tourism, the two big economic spinners of the state. After the blanket ban on mining activities, one would have thought that farming would finally see a revival of sorts.

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When two is Company

Two Goan lads, Vikram Nayak and Damodar S Divkar, are known as fearless in the business of discharging sludge and waste oil from a ballast tank in the hull of a ship of any size. Together, they built Sidereal Agencies and were looking at a bright future when mining was banned. Today, the duo are struggling to keep their heads above water, writes MICHAEL FISHER

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