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Happy feet!

Shoes are no longer used to merely cover the feet, but to make a style statement and this has changed the dynamics of the retail business, finds out Jason Soares

 

The men’s footwear scene has gradually evolved over a period of time. Be it formal or casual shoes to sandals or slippers, men now look for what’s ‘in vogue’, thereby forcing footwear companies to regularly introduce new styles and designs.

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Harnessing the sun

“When the sun shines on the mountain…..” so sang George Baker in 1975. Today, a world wracked by power issues is turning to sunshine to power water heaters and solar cells.

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Industry warming up

The Goa government is believed to be putting in place a solar energy policy and may announce subsidy to support roof top solar energy installations in every house. Till date the state is bereft of a policy, which is perhaps the cause of all our energy ills, said Konkan Renewables Pvt Ltd proprietor Mr Suhas Sadekar.

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Home-made solar water heater

Solar water heating systems have a good economic payoff, and are manageable systems to install or build at home, explains Mr Darryl Noronha, who along with his partners manages a restaurant called Woodstock off Waddi beach.

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Creating a ‘force’ to reckon with

The ‘Shakti’ brand of water tanks has been a runaway success. The brand is marketed by GMI Zarhak Moulders Pvt Ltd, an ISO 9001:2008 plastic rotational moulding company based at IDC, Verna.

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Finger-licking combo

By Shoma Patnaik | B&C
Desserts, cakes, chocolates & more… is the tag line that describes Carasid’s fare. But there is more to this food chain than appetising stuff to eat. Started by husband and wife duo from Mumbai who decided to make Goa their home, the store is a good instance of how creativity blended with business enterprise can result in a thriving company with lots of promise for advancement.

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Hanging by a tip

The state’s service industry is one of the largest employment generating sectors, largely attributed to the spurt in tourism and its allied sectors. But ironically, the employees who form the backbone continue to be exploited due long work hours and paltry wages.

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How to Compute Capital Gains

(Continued from last week)
Transfer
Transfer includes:
i) Sale, exchange or relinquishment of a capital asset

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Cooking ‘Cafreal’ like Florentine!

By Jason Soares | B&C
Think chicken cafreal and the only place that comes to mind is Florentine’s. Located off the Saligao-Calangute road, this restaurant is literally on the world cuisine map. Mr Florencio Caetano D’Costa, the man behind the success of Florentine, sat down to rewind the clock.

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Grass is greener on this side!

By Roque Dias | B&C
Not many people would dare to leave a well-paying job in the Middle East to return back and earn a living selling plants. Well that’s exactly what Mr Rodney Almeida did.

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