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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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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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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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When pools are cool!

The best time to swim in a pool, according to a local instructor, is the monsoons. Not only for the terrific experience of it, but for purely practical reasons. Rains dilute the chlorine content of the water making it less harmful on the skin, and the continuous hit of fresh lashings throughout the day is automatic cleansing.

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