Sunday , 26 May 2019


Conserving by utilisation

Miguel Braganza The original ‘State Tree’ of Goa is the ‘madat’ or ‘matti’ (Terminalia elliptica), but the tree, which was once used extensively for timber, is hardly found in Goa now. Fortunately, the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) has also been declared as a ‘State Tree’ and is visible all over Goa, from the undefined ‘high tide line’ to the hinterland ... Read More »

Beyond the text of the Goa Budget 2019-20

By Manoj S. Kamat*   The analysis of budget for any economy is to be made from the budget documents rather than the budget speech read by the concerned finance minister. Read More »

Talk on the Union Budget 2019-20

The GCCI and the ICAI- Goa, jointly  oragnised  the  annual  Budget talk  on February  2 . Chartered accountant Dhiren Thakker, director, PWC Financial Services  and Tanya Tandon, associate director explained in detail various proposals  made  by  the finance minister  in the vote on account.  This  was  followed  by  a  detailed  presentation on the latest changes in the GST  regulations  by  Parimal  ... Read More »

Environment friendly sunglasses launched

International eyewear brand, Coco Leni debuted in the Goa market with the launch of four stores in Caranzalem, Vasco, Mapusa and Margao. The brand is also being retailed from a popup wood cart at 1930, Vasco. Read More »

Zomato does the food trail

Online food company, Zomato organised a food trail recently in Panjim city. The food trail was powered by B:Live- electric cycles and curated by Adib Jasani, city head, Goa and Akshay Naik. Read More »

A surprise cut in repo rate

By Dr DM Deshpande*   The new Governor RBI made a debut with a reduction in repo rate by 25 basis points; the new rate is 6.25 per cent. It was widely believed that the RBI would adopt a ‘do-nothing’ wait and watch policy. The surprise cut may have brought the Government and the MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) on the ... Read More »

Sanquelim youth takes mining closure very sportingly

Rising above the setback of losing his job in a mining company, Sanquelim based Ratnadeep Sawant, started manufacturing sports jerseys and today runs a viable business unit, finds out Serilda Coutinho Read More »