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An earthen pots adventure

By Michael Fisher | B&C
Leaving his journalistic profession behind, Sarfaraz Sayyad’s decision to venture into food, adventure and off-road rallies paid rich dividends
A talented start-up entrepreneur eager to compete in a game-changing hospitality industry,

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Striving for ‘100% success rate’

His family owned construction keeps him busy, but Abhijeet D Salkar has made a foray into repairs and maintenance where there is a real need of professionals

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In the driver’s seat

The ailing auto industry in India is hoping for a turnaround in its fortunes with Narendra Modi at the helm of affairs. B&C takes a look at how the global industry is faring

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What is health insurance portability?

By Deepak Yohannan
Health insurance portability is a feature that allows customers to shift from one insurer to another or even from one insurance policy to another at the time of renewal while carrying forward the benefits accrued through the existing policy.

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Good market for handicrafts

The handicraft industry in Goa is benefitting from the demand fuelled by the local market as well as from holidaymakers visiting the state
Goa’s handicraft industry is in an upbeat mood,

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‘Goa is very pleasant, law abiding and safe for families’

The real estate boom in the 1990’s lured Gajendra Rajpurohit and his partner to embark on a granite and marble business called Nav Bharat Granite and Marble in Pilerne Industrial Estate. Now he owns two industrial plots and his business is booming

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Barge owners waiting for a Bailout

The ban on mining activities in Goa had dealt a severe blow to the barge industry. With no revenue, the interest on loans taken by barge owners has piled up, forcing many to sell their ships. With the apex court lifting the ban, the industry now waits in anticipation for mining 
to begin and pins its hopes on the state government to bail them out, writes MICHAEL FISHER

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A ‘mushrooming’ business

Mushrooms in Goa’s markets are available in abundance and all throughout the year. It is a relief to discover that they are mostly from within the state. Unlike fruits, vegetables and practically everything else where 80 per cent is sourced from outside, mushrooms consumed by residents arrive locally.

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