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When pools are cool!

The best time to swim in a pool, according to a local instructor, is the monsoons. Not only for the terrific experience of it, but for purely practical reasons. Rains dilute the chlorine content of the water making it less harmful on the skin, and the continuous hit of fresh lashings throughout the day is automatic cleansing.

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The tough part: Selling a Konkani Film

What you see is the glamour associated with films. What you don’t is the back breaking job of recovering every rupee spent. With Konkani films it is twice as difficult because of the small size of the audience. Without support from the government, the local film industry would find it very difficult to survive, leave alone thrive, writes

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Geno Pharma: Building an appetite for more

Geno Pharmaceuticals has literally risen from the ashes. Huge losses in the first five years saw the exit of EDC and the entry of a new entrepreneur. But the turning point came when its ‘appetite stimulant’ hit the market, writes SHOMA PATNAIK

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Fields everywhere but no workers

By Roque Dias | B&C

Agriculturists in Salcete seem to be grappling with a labour crises. Many locals, instead of getting their hands dirty, venture in search of better salaries and prefer white collar jobs in industries and companies, while many others seek greener pastures abroad.

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How to Compute Capital Gains

Profits or gains arising from transfer of a capital asset made in a previous year are taxable as capital gains under the head "Capital Gains". The important ingredients for capital gains are, therefore, existence of a capital asset, transfer of such capital asset and profits or gains that arise from such transfer.

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Changing face of Panaji’s only high street

By Michael Fisher | B&C

The new generation might ask how the area near the old High Court turned into Panaji’s high street with single brand retail shops? To old timers, this area was always bustling with business activity. There was a time when bullock carts would unload goods here and boats docked near Abbe Faria statue.

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Lights, camera, extras!

By Shoma Patnaik | B&C

It is boom time for acting aspirants wanting to take roles as extras with a number of film shootings increasing significantly

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Bicycle: Geared for a comeback

By Joao Sousa M | B&C

Since man invented the wheel, transportation has undergone a sea of change. But remarkably, the humble ubiquitous bicycle has stood the test of time and still remains a cheap and efficient mode of transport.

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