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Taxi business in turmoil Hard drive in tourism country

The taxi business is under threat from within and outside.  Rise of tourist-driven car businesses and entry of Russian fly-by-night operators have reduced the slice of the pie for taxis owners, who are already sharing it with tour operators.

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Furniture on grand scale

The furniture market in Goa is awash with smart goods and outsiders dominating the trade. So it is nice to come across a resident manufacturer selling a home-grown brand; a brand which is well accepted by buyers and has made inroads in other states. 

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Goan spice and everything nice

By Sanjay Borkar | B&C
Thirty kilometres away from Panaji and 6 kilometres from Ponda, one will find the only organic spice plantation certified by ECOCERT (France). Located in Arl-Keri, Tropical Spice Plantation has managed to attract numerous domestic and foreign tourists. 

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10 things you might not know about insurance

By Deepak Yohannan
Insurance buyers are not always aware of the inclusions, exclusions and other aspects of various kinds of insurance. In this article, we introduce you to 10 bits of key information that you need to know.

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Dressed to impress

By Michael Fisher | B&C
Everyone is looking to wear clothes that fit like a second skin. Rosie Gomes, a fashionable housewife and businesswoman in her 40s, has been managing a successful beauty parlour since the past 20 years. Her formula to slow down the ageing process is “being fashionable and stylish” all the time.  

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Pampering your valentine

It’s the month of February and Valentine’s Day is around the corner. And this is evident from the announcements of mushy message contests for love struck couples, in the mall where clouds of pink and purple balloons decorate the entrance or in the shops where the shelves have an excess of red hearts and teddy bears.  

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Cruising on the Mandovi

Two years after the single window system was enforced by the four river cruise operators, the Goa Boat Association (GBA) was formed and Anil Madgavkar was elected the president of the committee, which included Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC). 

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IT is persistent

With Goa growth plans on track, the Verna office of Persistent Systems looks set to play a major role in the all-India plans of the company, finds out SHOMA PATNAIK

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He did it his way

By Michael Fisher | B&C
Sitting in his Vit-Rose Mansion office, 29-year-old Graham Valadares looks through the window that overlooks the Margao Grace crossroads seeing the world go by, as his mind is working on travel deals for personals, corporates and groups.  

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British Airways to pay Rs 5 lakh for not helping stranded fliers

NEW DELHI: British Airways has been directed by a consumer forum to pay Rs 2.5 lakh each to two doctors for leaving them to “fend for themselves” after their flight from London to Delhi was cancelled due to a snowstorm.

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