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‘These are times to dream and fly high’

Q: What do you think of today’s eye doctors?
A: Eye doctors have an important role to play for treating the ailments of eyes but eye sight correction (refraction) can be done by a qualified optometrist who only checks the eye sight and gives the prescription of power needed for spectacles.

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GKB: Envisioning a bright future

By Michael Fisher | B&C
Why are American and European, particularly Germany and France, eye lens retailers lured to a Goa manufacturer and exporter?  This is attributed to its high health quality standard products that meet with stringent EU demands coupled with competitive pricing.

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14-hour shift at the fish market

By Shoma Patnaik | B&C
When people talk of the efficiency of the working women, they usually refer to women employed in jobs or offices. We suggest they look at the ladies engaged in basic occupations. For this feminine work force, outside the mainstream, the quest for balancing work and livelihood is hard. Yet nobody talks of them as super women even though they do an admirable job of juggling.

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How Commodity Trading Works

What is commodity futures trading? How does it work? Who are the main players in a commodity trading market? Commodity futures trading is a well-known price risk management tool.

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Upping the ante on antiques

By Shoma Patnaik | B&C
A large number of old homes means that Goa is a good repository of antiques, although fresh supplies are drying up as owners recognise value.

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Smoking – It’s still a craze

By Michael Fisher | B&C
This is a true story of a journalist working in the Gulf, who made many attempts to give up smoking, and finally did so at the near cost of dying. The journalist, an editor of a magazine, attended a cigarette exhibition at the Dubai Convention Centre.

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Gambling with careers

The qualifications for a casino worker are: a smile, pleasing and polite personality and a smart look all the time. The profession needs basic education and above all prizes simple, but well-spoken English. Knowledge of additional vernacular languages are added assets.

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Is this for real? Going from 2.5 m tourists a year to 6 million

Call it what you want – real, imaginary or ambitious. The government is planning a big leap in tourist arrivals from 2.5 million to six million a year in five years. It has never been done before and though the industry is enthusiastic and the plan outlay hiked, is this a realistic target? Asks Shoma Patnaik

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