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Hobby turned business

Roselyn Pereira converted her childhood passion for intricate embroidery into a flourishing business

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Startling facts of uninsurance and low penetration rates in India

By Deepak Yohannan
Insurance is a modern day blessing and so quite naturally you would expect the general public to embrace this gift. However, the numbers reveal a startling fact about uninsurance and low penetration in India.

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From aeronautics to farming

Ditching his engineering overalls for farming gear, Galston D’Souza has shown that there is money to be made from growing exotic vegetables

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Food by the beach

Come sunshine or rains, it is business as usual for the street vendors along the Miramar beach, although sudden downpours are a seasonal hazard, finds out Team B&C

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Bottoms up!

By Michael Fisher | B&C
In this gloomiest of seasons, when the skies are leaden and the streets clogged with dripping umbrellas, we find there’s only one recourse - to hunker down to a community bar and swig a glass of dudshree, ala (ginger), jeera or shard.

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Altering the landscape

The Union Cabinet has approved a legislation to set up a long-pending real estate regulator to protect home buyers from unscrupulous developers and builders.

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Creating the right mix

A niche player in the organic chemical industry, Savannah Surfactants is the only 100 per cent EOU in Kundaim Industrial Estate. It is also perhaps the only manufacturer of food emulsifiers in Goa.

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Light years ahead

Even a blasé shopper will be impressed with the Daud Electricals store in Panaji. The recently renovated place that is well-known for stocking all things associated with lights has an amazing range on offer.

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Servicing your vehicle

by SuDesh Bhosle | B&C
Chicalim-based Sai Auto Spares happens to be a one-stop shop for four-wheeler servicing and repairs. Established in 2001, Sai Auto Spares is run by the husband-wife duo of Mr Sujit Satoskar and Ms Pooja Satoskar.

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SBI credit card firm asked to pay Rs 12K for deficient service

NEW DELHI: A consumer forum has directed SBI Card and Payment Services Ltd to pay Rs 12,000 as compensation to a customer for putting her name in CIBIL’s defaulters list despite an assurance that the annual fees of her credit card would be free for lifetime.

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