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Ooh, aah, ouch!

By Sudhakar Shanbhag | B&C
Football has left the days of balm and iodex far behind. Advances in medicine and surgery have introduced newer ways of treating nagging injuries. Consequently, the costs of keeping athletes in shape have also gone up
In Goa, football remains the numero uno sport and professional footballers are on the move through out the year barring a couple of months of rest period just after the onset of the monsoon.

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In the company of saints

By Michael Fisher | B&C
It all started with Caitano Francisco Fernandes over hundred years ago. The man made a profession out of painting religious statues and today his great grand sons, Nixon and Glen continue to ply the art.

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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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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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