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The women behind Menino

By Joao Sousa | B&C
It is often said that behind every successful man stands a woman. This couldn’t truer in the case of the Menino hospitality brand which twice fell in the hands of a woman who proved to be determined to succeed.

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Water sports: adding value

Since getting dunked by the vagaries of the tourist economy, water sports operators in Goa, who are seeing a slow season, are looking for new targets.

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Packing a punch

By Michael Fisher | B&C
Owner of five companies and president of Verna Industries Association, Mr Prashant Shinde, who is proud to be a villager from Assolna, has seen his fair share of excitement and challenges, which was anything but easy. For him, the road to success was hard and narrow.

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Sanofi: revolutionising healthcare

By Sudesh Bhosle | B&C
Sanofi is a global and diversified healthcare leader, involved in developing therapeutic solutions. The company offers a wide range of essential healthcare assets, including a broad-based product portfolio.

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Crafting a tabla

By Vishant Vaze | B&C
Any creation brings forth happiness and satisfaction to the creator, especially when it is used by others. Mr Digambar Pandurang Parab and his wife Ms Dipika from Bicholim but natives of Kel-Pirna, are carrying forward the 80-year-old tradition of making the Indian hand drum known as the tabla.

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Goa’s PharmVille is fighting fit

With 70 industries manufacturing drugs and pharmaceuticals, the state is now an established pharma hub. It is home to some of the biggest names in the industry and the interest in setting up shop here has not dimmed. SHOMA PATNAIK delves deeper to find out that the government will have to do its bit to keep the growth trajectory on an upward path

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Making a fortune from water

For Mr Kiran Shirsat, it all started in 1988 when he quit L&T to start a business with an investment of `5 lakh. What followed was a mineral bottling plant and contracts from oversees multinationals in packaging and research, all with a turnover of over `5 crore

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When two is better than one

Modular kitchens and jams hardly mix. As brands, they are as different as chalk and cheese. Yet Mr Aditya B Salkar, an engineer and MBA post graduate and his wife Ms Isha are busy making a business of both

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