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War of attrition in India’s telecom space

The fierce war among telecom companies which began late last year has escalated. Whatever be the outcome, it seems that customer will become king. VIKANT SAHAY analyses the different offers provided by various telecom companies to retain its customer base and customers are busy making hay while the sun shines More

Growing business, empowering women my goal: Anuja

Goan by birth, she is an MBA, Graduate in Computer Science and was conferred Rashtriya Vikas Ratan Award by the Economic Growth Society of India in January 2016 for entreprenuership. She also represented Goa in cricket and is a selector for the women’s team at GCA. Anuja Gaunekar now leads, AR Solutions, a web development firm. She also collaborates with her husband delivering digital services to their interiors firm AR Interiors. VIKANT SAHAY met with her to understand her business More

Evade tax at your own peril


Deflated retail limping back post note ban

The move to demonetise 85% of the currency in the economy had a dramatic effect on several sectors. The retail trade collapsed and witnessed the disappearance of certain businesses that were cash related. AJIT JOHN spoke to various professionals who run malls and those in the retail sector to gauge the effect of demonetisation on business in retail More

Healthcare in Goa


He brews a storm

Promoting an artisan coffee brand in Goa and the rest of the country can mean a very hectic life. For Ashish D’Abreo, a resident of Bengaluru, who is now in Goa to promote coffee, maintaining a very balanced life as he tackles the challenges of being a businessman, father and husband, is very important. He spoke to AJIT JOHN about his secret formulae More

Flies high, yet grounded

He has been helping the residents of this State with their travel and migration plans for a couple of decades and yes still managed to remain rather down to earth. Bruno Gomindes travels extensively and leads a very hectic life but at a basic level has not let it affect him. He spoke to AJIT JOHN about his secret to remaining calm while everyone around was perhaps losing their marbles More

Cashless drive changes dynamics of retail business in Goa
Cashless drive changes dynamics of retail business in Goa

Post demonetisation, the trend in purchasing a product, including groceries have changed drastically. Goans who normally used to buy through cash are now paying through card. VIKANT SAHAY finds out how the trend has changed and how much impact it has left on the retail big stores in the State More

Personal Taxation in Union Budget 2017

Post demonisation, there were general expectations of getting relief from burden of tax for small and medium tax payers in annual Union Budget for the pain caused from demonetization. The Finance Minister has not disappointed them. More

APPsolutely classified, and Facebook knows it

SaleApp Advertising is an IT start-up from Goa that was conceptualised by its three very young founders, Carlos Lobo, 22; Larrison Soares, 24 and Nathaniel Joseph, 21. SaleApp focuses on Digital marketing and advertising across Goa through interactive and engaging forms of digital media. VIKANT SAHAY met with the founders to find out how Goa’s very first online portal was created to specifically post newspaper classified advertisements in all local newspapers through the SaleApp Website and Android App More

Improvised investing

Most equity mutual funds invest across sectors and industries. But some funds choose to restrict this to certain segments. More

One email to us can turn out to be your best financial move

If you have a tax related query or seeking general advice or you want to boost your GQ on tax matters, send us an email and we shall forward it to our in house tax guru V B Prabhu Verlekar. Emails should be sent to this email Id : More

EPFO introduces single-page composite claim forms

Retirement fund body, Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), introduced a new window for its subscribers to submit their claim forms directly to the body without attestation of employers. More

IRS officers seek PM's intervention for smooth roll-out of GST

PTI, NEW DELHI: An association representing indirect tax officers has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to reverse certain decisions taken by the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council. More

Smart TVs: Internet speeds to dictate viability

The box in the corner that gives everyone a glimpse of life in the country and around the world holds a pretty important place. Despite all the information it offers to its owners, it is also known as the idiot box. Possibly because it relays anything and everything without question. AJIT JOHN spoke to dealers and manufacturers to learn if the television set will evolve or will become obsolete More

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