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Come on in, the water’s fine!

By Team B&C Jolene Blanche, Porvorim remembers being a water baby since childhood. As a tot she learnt to swim at two, and it was not in a fancy swimming pool but at the sea side and rivers. Her mother, she says, was always fearful of water and was determined to not let her little girl face the same fears.

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‘We must have more women running businesses’

Coming from a commerce background, Luiza Gera always dreamt of being an entrepreneur. Post marriage, she got a chance to manage two family-run travel trade firms. Gera is a firm believer that women are capable of running their own businesses due to their multi-tasking abilities

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Who gains, who loses

Reserve Bank of India recently announced a cut in repo rate by 25 bps to 7.75 per cent. This move will effectively mean a reduction in bank borrowing rates. However, it will also lead to a reduction in deposit rates because banks have to adjust margin-spreads, thus translating into lower earnings for depositors, pensioners and people dependent on a fixed …

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PROMOTING a green trend

Agriculture turnkey project company Raj Agrotech is the new kid  on the block in promoting polyhouse farming in Goa, writes SHOMA PATNAIK Polyhouse farming is the latest in agriculture in India. Small farmers and youth in villages are ideal for it and the government is enthusiastically pushing them to take up polyhouse cultivation. In Goa, the technique is getting understood …

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‘Local entrepreneurs can change Goa’s touristy image’

Mapusa-based mobile tech firm ‘Mobobeat’ is one of the latest companies to emerge from Goa’s start-up ecosystem. 27-year-old Tyrone D’souza, managing director and partner, talks about the company he founded, the growing market for mobile advertising in India and his idea of making Goa a business hub by Team B&C Q:Why did you base your company in Goa? Building a …

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More power to women

An all women’s managing committee heading the association of company secretaries in Goa deserves applause, reports SHOMA PATNAIK Women power went up a notch recently with an all-women managing committee heading the local chapter of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). There are various committees at the helm of numerous organisations in Goa. Association of engineers, restaurant owners, bank …

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‘Limbu soda’ for parched throats

BY TEAM B&C With the harsh summer heat beating down on us, a sure quick way of staying hydrated would be to have a chilled and refreshing glass of bubbling sweet lime soda. Preparing lime soda, locally known as ‘limbu soda’, is usually a business that runs throughout the year. However, with people gulping down more glasses, this number tends …

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Goa’s culture on a ceramic platter

Marcou Artifacts’ rich collection of ceramic items celebrates Goa’s diverse culture, writes MICHAEL FISHER In one of Fontainhas’ narrow by-lanes is a roadside glass display store where Goa’s culture comes alive. To the untrained eye, a cornucopia of our state’s past and present has been recreated in ceramic at Marcou Artifacts. To many visiting academicians, it is a museum depicting …

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Appearing for an interview

By Binayak Datta W e have finally arrived now at the end of this series in planning your career. And the finale is the job interview. Like in one of my earlier notes, I had said certain events are important and therefore we need to prepare well. A job interview is one area where you have to really prepare before …

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BNI Goa, GEMS to host Biz Fest

Padma Bhushan and founder of HCL Ajai Chowdhry would be one of the keynote speakers at the ‘Goa Biz Fest’ to be hosted by BNI Goa and GEMS with the theme of celebrating entrepreneurship and fuelling aspirations on April 25 at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Bambolim. Other distinguished guests and speakers include Manohar Parrikar, Union Defence Minister, Rajiv Pratap …

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