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In good spirits

Ahead of the new distilling season the demand outlook on Feni is good. The heritage drink is facing strong sales in the market with tourists giving thumbs up to it thanks to the Goan identity and the strong local flavor. Feni’s potency of 42.8 per cent alcohol content is also working in its favour as drinkers are considering it in …

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Digital payments on the rise: RBI report

Giving a boost to the government’s drive for a cashless economy, a report brought out by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) says that, India’s digital economy is on track.   It says that, cash economy is changing and digital and electronic payments are gaining in popularity. The report titled, Assessment in Progress of Digitization from Cash to Electronic, and …

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Cooking up a storm

Amidst the picturesque town of Dabolim is located Rita’s Gourmet, a culinary school conducting regular cooking classes and offering unusual culinary experiences to travelers.   Rita Shinde, who is the founder of the set up started the culinary venture in 2011. She is born in Diu and brought up in Goa. Passionate about Goan cuisine she says that, she inherited the cooking …

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Trump’s visit not just about optics, it’s about optimism too

By DM Deshpande President Trump duly completed his two- day India visit last week. After all the hype, rousing welcome, mammoth rally and a grand reception, it is time now for a review. An assessment of who gained how much and from where, are being commented upon in the media. Both sides did some ground work and that is why …

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Clouds on the horizon

By Tensing Rodrigues Yes, the horizon is laden with black clouds. After three score summers and more, this is a sight that still fills me with dread. As a child I grew up in a mud house with a tiled roof. As the monsoon began the winds would sway the coconut trees threateningly. Beating the darkness with kerosene lamps that …

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Max fashion launches fourth store in Goa

Fashion brand, Max Fashion is expanding its footprints in the state. The company launched its fourth store at Mapusa recently with the promise of international shopping experience to customers.  The new store spread over 13,000 sq. ft of space has everything under one roof, be it menswear, womens wear, kidswear or accessories. On the inaugural day the store had tempting …

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Paper Moon restaurant to open in Taj Fort Aguada

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), signed an agreement with Ristorante Paper Moon to launch the globally acclaimed Italian cuisine restaurant, Paper Moon, at its marquee hotels across key locations. In Goa the first Paper Moon will open at Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Candolim. “In our endeavor to bring the latest international trends and experiences for our guests, we are …

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GIM hosts conference on emerging markets innovation

The Centre for Innovation at Goa Institute of Management (GIM) recently organised a conference on Emerging Markets Innovation (EMI) attended by experts, practitioners and academicians. The inaugural edition of the magazine Innovation Insight was unveiled on the occasion Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Dr Ajit Parulekar, director, GIM said, “India is really known for its process driven innovation across sectors …

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New healthcare policy from Reliance General Insurance

Reliance General Insurance Company, a part of Reliance Capital has launched a new health insurance plan, Reliance Health Infinity, which is comprehensive in nature and totally customer centric. The new policy aims to address consumer concern over rising hospitalisation costs and medical bills. The new policy is completely focused on the customer.  True to its tag line of SochSeZyaada, the …

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Seeking ease of running the business

By Manguirish Pai Raiker The government has taken a bold decision in the interest of the country by refusing to sign the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact that covers trade in goods and services between the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and its free trade agreement (FTA) partners. The entry of foreign goods …

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