Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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It was a kick-start for  start-ups in Goa in 2016
It was a kick-start for start-ups in Goa in 2016

Goa has always been known for its sea, sand and beach. However, with fewer job opportunities and virtually negligible manufacturing units in the state, the Goans took up the mantle to on their own and started translating ideas into business proposition. Less than 10 per cent of those passing out of Goa colleges get jobs in the state'. The state government and various institutions, started creating an environemnt for the growth of start ups and organised competitiond with attractive prize money and support systems like mentors and guides. VIKANT SAHAY looks back into the year, which actually placed Goa in the start-up map of India. More

Lessons to a budding investor

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If not now, then when

This year has been one of lost opportunities and the time for hard decisions is now More





Smart Technology is driving Banking ahead

Private sector banks are leading the way in the adoption of new technology More

What has Santa got for tourism in Goa next year?

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An app a day keeps buyers and sellers at bay
An app a day keeps buyers and sellers at bay

Demonetisation is barely a month old but the race to adopt cashless platforms is brisk. There are several apps on the platter and people are suffering from the problem of plenty. VIKANT SAHAY tries to find out the concerns among users and how the new mode of transaction is taking shape More



Looking to make Brushflicks talent hub for creative industries: Sayed

Farheen Sayed, 24, is an Information Technology engineer from Goa’s Padre Conceicao College of Engineering and also a Founder and CEO of Brushflicks. She spoke to VIKANT SAHAY on her newly launched company which is a social networking platform for creative people for uploading, sharing and monetising their creative content be it art, music, writing, acting and photography More

The new age fitness mantra

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Employment Creation: Need to focus on encouraging SMEs

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Job-oriented education

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In the thick of action

Making movies can be a pretty rewarding but also very frustrating. It can drive the most capable of men a bit mad. Williamm Xavier manages his life and crazy schedule with elan. AJIT JOHN spoke with him and understood the formulae that drive him More

Firmly grounded

Businessman, ex head honcho of the CII in Goa can make for a very hectic schedule. Parag Joshi however finds time to travel the world, listen to Indian classical music and create murals. AJIT JOHN spoke with him to gain an insight into his rather busy and hectic life More



A true Mate and absolutely legal
A true Mate and absolutely legal

Gautami Govind Raiker, (25) is a law graduate from G R Kare College of Law, Margao. Founder of LawMate.in which kick-started in the month of November 2015, Guatami spoke to VIKANT SAHAY to explain how she is contributing and helping Goans in the pathway of entrepreneurship More

Plastic makes inroads in Goa’s wallets

Post demonetisation, people in urban areas have more or less resolved to use technology to drive the economy. VIKANT SAHAY met and interacted with various bank officials in Goa to find out how the demand for card swiping machines at PoS has been More

Working his ‘Mojo’

He heads a group that has interests in hospitality, reality, advertising and 2-wheelers. The challenges are quite varied given the state of the economy. Rajesh Khaunte, chairman of the group, Shiv Samarth spoke to Ajit John about his modus operandi when it comes to seeking peace More



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