Thursday , 17 January 2019
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Socialising with alcohol

By Michael Fisher | B&C

Once upon a time in the days of yore, community clubs, particularly in Panaji and Margao, were the talk of the town. The clubs such as Vasco Da Gama and Clube Nationale in Panaji and Clube Harmonia and BPS would organise weekend family functions.

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Goa Roads: Taking the kick out of driving

One in every fourth household in Goa pocesses a four-wheeler. Around 75,534 vehicles were registered last year itself. To add to this, nearly every vehicle manufacturer has set shop in the state, thereby giving a wide choice to the consumers. But the irony is there aren’t enough broad roads to use them at tops speeds.

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Big cars, no top speeds

Mr Surendra Furtado, corporator, CCP, Panaji: “I drive a Toyota Fortuner as it is spacious and seats seven to eight people. Mostly the driver drives it because of the parking problem and I use it only on Saturday or Sundays.

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‘These are times to dream and fly high’

Q: What do you think of today’s eye doctors?
A: Eye doctors have an important role to play for treating the ailments of eyes but eye sight correction (refraction) can be done by a qualified optometrist who only checks the eye sight and gives the prescription of power needed for spectacles.

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GKB: Envisioning a bright future

By Michael Fisher | B&C
Why are American and European, particularly Germany and France, eye lens retailers lured to a Goa manufacturer and exporter?  This is attributed to its high health quality standard products that meet with stringent EU demands coupled with competitive pricing.

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14-hour shift at the fish market

By Shoma Patnaik | B&C
When people talk of the efficiency of the working women, they usually refer to women employed in jobs or offices. We suggest they look at the ladies engaged in basic occupations. For this feminine work force, outside the mainstream, the quest for balancing work and livelihood is hard. Yet nobody talks of them as super women even though they do an admirable job of juggling.

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