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A frank business

Roger Moore, David Lehman, Gregory Peck, Amitabh Bachchan…..these are just some of the high-profile celebrities who have dropped in at Frank Opticians. But like all establishments, this 65-year-old store set up by the late Francisco Xavier Dias had a humble beginning long before gaining prominence.

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Dice loaded against casinos

In May this year, a new floating casino sailed into Goa. The entry of a new player in a showbiz type of industry such as casinos is generally with ceremony and display.

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Exporting cashew to the world

By Michael Fisher | B&C
Down the ages, the popularity of Goa’s unique cashews was known far and wide. Limitations abound the industry today, with many industries shutting shop over the years.

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Empowering the youth

By Sudesh Bhosle | B&C
The Indian Institute of Job-Oriented Training (IIJT) is the world’s largest business network that provides a platform for the Goan youth to get into the doorway to the corporate world.

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Putting on a powder coat

By Jason Soares | B&C
In a powder coating process, it is the chemicals that play a major role in influencing the end result. And having gained a wealth of expertise during his long career as a process chemist, Anil Rivankar always ensures that he gets the chemical proportions correct. 

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LIC ordered to pay Rs 1.06 lakh for harassing claimant

NEW DELHI: Life Insurance Corporation has been pulled up by a consumer forum here for “knowingly harassing” the widow of a policy holder by denying her claim and directed to pay her Rs 1.06 lakh.

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Homing in on effective senior citizen health plans

By Deepak Yohannan
Increased life expectancy is today’s reality, as are the rising costs of healthcare. As more of us survive into our 80s and beyond, we cannot realistically expect good health to accompany old age. As the doctors’ fees and hospital bills pile up, one remembers the old adage “health is wealth”.

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When goats were dowry

By Michael Fisher | B&C
If villagers receive a goat as a corporate gift, this good gesture in the long run will surely turn the tide against dependence on other meat products. This is a true story of four goats given as dowry and today they have multiplied to 76 goats making the owner a very happy man. 

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‘I can relax only if I am doing something’

How did you decide to start a business in Goa?
My wife Dr Hemangini is from Goa. Though initially I was with Wipro and had several transfers across the country and abroad, yet there was always some unexpressed emotional attachment to Goa. After my son’s birth which was also in Miramar in 2000, I had made up my mind to venture into my own consulting firm ‘Ideaz Unlimited’.

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In search of toddy

By Michael Fisher | B&C
It is sad to see how some of Goa’s traditional culture is slowly being forgotten, with lack of genuine toddy becoming harder to procure. There are also no efforts to disseminate the knowledge of traditions to the younger generation.

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