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Goan food in the fast lane

By Michael Fisher | B&C
What would the start of another year be without predictions?  While experts and consultants try to offer a peek into trends at the stock exchange, silver screen and technology for this year, Goans are waking up to the fast food industry.

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Playing the money game

Mario Rodrigues, final year student of BCom, St Xavier’s College, is a busy boy. One of the 1,000 student volunteers helping out in the Lusofonia Games, his job is of a liaison officer.

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Casting a wide net

By Michael Fisher | B&C
Till the 70s, muscular tanned men wearing thick gold chains, bracelets and rings would be seen sauntering into retail stores that sell fishing nets and hooks or cotton twines to make fishing nets. Their attire would either be a clean T-shirt or just a red loin cloth coiled around their waist. They would come out sniggering ‘muito obrigad’. 

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A good bargain

A good dose of retail therapy is what we all need periodically to uplift the spirits. But what happens if you are cash-strapped and can only eye the alluring stuff on the shelves.

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Intelligent ‘idiot box’

By Jason Soares | B&C
The television is regarded as one of the world’s biggest inventions. Since it was first made commercially available in the late 1920’s, the television had a profound impact on society. Such is its importance today that every home cannot make do without one. 

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Talking about tax reforms

The BJP is toying with idea of doing away with income tax and introducing a tax on banking transactions to make up for the loss of revenue. The idea is being hotly debated in economic circles and among the salaried and business classes.

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Mapping its growth

From a two-people company to a full-blown business group, FinDoll, started by Michael and Tomoko Lobo, has grown steadily. It is an interesting evolution built on fresh ideas, discovers  Shoma Patnaik

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Quick cook woman

Even after 28 years, Septuagenarian Zita Gonsalves’ Quickook brand of masalas, pastes and pickles has a huge following among locals and NRIs

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