In these times of family-owned businesses being split a th ealter of sibling rivalry more often than not, the siz Armakar-Pereira brothers have stuck together through thick and thin and built a successful retail and hospitality business virtually from scratch. Rajiv D'Silva finds out how.
Goa has a home-grown brand that capitalized on the market when George Fernandes and company kicked out Coca-Cola and Pepsi in the late 1970’s and has withered the storm and held its ground even after the return of the biggies.
Another weekend, and my carnivorous instincts start calling for a good dose of fish and meat, so I coaxed my friend Mishna to come along and headed to RioRico to get a bellyful of real Goan food. RioRico is the restaurant at Hotel Mandovi, Panjim’s oldest hotel and is reputed to serve authentic Goan and Portuguese food.
Nothing seems to be moving on Goa’s industrial scene for quite some time. Not any significant new investment worth its name has been attracted in recent times.
It is true; partly the situation can be attributed to the fallout of worldwide recessionary trends. Goa cannot be an exception to the emerging economic decline.
How does a boy from the sleepy village of Colvale make the transition to being a global fashion brand? Does it happen in small, resolute steps or one giant, fortuitous leap? As with most success stories, Rajiv D’Silva finds out it is a bit of both.