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Industry background

The electronics industry in Goa is of relatively recent origins, coming up only in the mid-eighties when manufacturing was already well-established in other states.

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Commuting in a Paulo

By Jason Soares | B&C
When it comes to inter-state bus travel, the first name that springs to mind is Paulo Travels. Having been in the business for more than 80 years, Paulo Travels has become a household name for Goans.

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Timing it to perfection

By Jason Soares | B&C
There’s an old adage that says ‘time is money’. But people like Mr Sanjay Vani literally prefer to make money by selling time. Creating timepieces, it seems, runs in the family.

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Harvesting a bumper crop

By Roque Dias | B&C
There are a few farmers in Salcete who practice kharif farming, which predominantly consists of paddy cultivation. What is indeed encouraging to these farmers is the easily availability of water resources.

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What is the best time to buy a ULIP?

By Deepak Yohannan
Ever since the financial prosperity bubble burst in 2008, Unit Linked Insurance Plans (ULIPs) have taken a tremendous beating. Numerous Indian buyers recorded losses on their ULIPs, a product that promised to combine life insurance and investment but did not quite deliver.

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Fishing in retail marts

By Abdul Wahab Khan | B&C
Driven by rising demand due to a burgeoning middle class, rising incomes and the health conscious populace, fish marts are steadily gaining in popularity.

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Rising in times of adversity

One of the older shops of the Mapusa market, a part and parcel of the place, forging steadily ahead since the beginning, is Loja Natekar. The shop, which is plunk in the middle of the market and advantageously placed by virtue of a corner position, is doing great business.

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Cobbling by the road

By Dhiraj Harmalkar | B&C
In today’s fast-paced life, doing the most trivial of things, like for instance shoe-shining our footwear, is more often that not a time-consuming task. And in such situations, it’s always the roadside cobbler who comes to the rescue.

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Out of range

Technology may have got the better of mobile phones. However, in stark comparison, the same cannot be said of the essential mobile service. With common problems such as lack of network and frequent disruptions, there is a lot to be left desired. While the number of mobile users has grown exponentially, the quality of service to customers is going downhill. Is it local or an all-India trend, asks SHOMA PATNAIK

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