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Ebony and Ivory

By Amarnath Tewary and Jason Soares | B&C
With his harmonic hairdo and mellifluous voice-chord, young Ashley Fernandes looks more like a musician than a businessman at his musical shop ‘Pedro Fernandes and Sons’ near Kadamba bus stand in Margao.

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Down and out in mining country

The dust has settled in mining country and the wailing has started. The sudden stoppage of mining by the state government and the suspension of environment clearances were like shock therapy to those connected to the industry.

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Sanquelim faces uncertain future

By Vishant Vaze | B&C
In the North, Sanquelim town falls in the heart of mining country. The downturn has affected about 3,500 truck owners, spread all over the constituency, directly and a host of businesses like garages, tyre-vulcanising shops and regular labourers.

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Icing on the cream

Goa is better known as a holiday destination, a place to relax and unwind. Mr Yogendra Sadani, proprietor of Sonam Industries, came to Goa as a tourist decided to make it his business destination too.

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Dressing up the ladies!

By Albert Fernandes | B&C
Mr Agostinho Barretto has been an established trader since 1993. He along with his wife Ms Olandina own the only ready-made garment store ‘Bridal Boutique’ at Chauri, Canacona.
He began the store on a small scale by starting off with a few garments exclusively for ladies.

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Dhobi Ghat!

By Sudesh Bhosle | B&C
Being in the laundry business is a labourious task. With the advent of modern machines the task has become quite simple. But there are people like Ms Sudhabai Sadguru Redkar who still earn a living by doing it the old-fashioned way.

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Investing with your mind, not ears – The need for Financial Planning

By Deepak Yohannan
With the development of the financial markets in India, investors have a much wider choice of investment opportunities available today than before. However, the choice does not necessarily provide a better and sound investment according to requirements.

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Of paint brushes, easels and art

Situated on the first floor of the Clube Vasco building opposite the Panaji municipal garden, Art Shoppe is one of those places that you’d never spot if not pointed out by a person. Or when noticed, would probably dismiss as one of those touristy shops that sell pretty pictures, frames and ceramic trivia to outsiders.

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Canacona connection

By Roque Dias | B&C
Ms Leelavati Gaonkar, in her typical rural attire, sits along the roadside on a small blackish stone, places her locally grown fruits on a small piece of plastic spread in front of her, and tries to solicit customers at the open space in front of the Kurade building.

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Taking on!

The watch industry is alive and ticking in India. From an everyday, utilitarian role of keeping time, watches nowadays occupy an important place as a fashion accessory of an individual.

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