Vol 8 Issue 9, Feb 24, 2017 - Mar 02, 2017.

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  • Living to Explore
    Living to Explore

    Chow Ujjal Namshum and his cousins are setting the pace for budding off-roaders in northeast India. Ujjal spoke about his passion for off-roading and told Tajinder Bains, “You can’t waste your time sitting only in office. You live only once.”

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  • Green Warrior
    Green Warrior

    Kusum Dahivalkar, a retired plantation officer in the Social Forestry Department in Nashik, Maharashtra, has made it her mission to inspire people to save and plant trees, and live as close to nature as possible. Surekha Kapa-Bose reports

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  • Space for learning
    Space for learning

    Public libraries in India are geared for a makeover under a modernisation program of the National Mission on Libraries. Internet, Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art facilities will soon be available in libraries to attract the youth, says Saket Suman

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  • Just Fresh Juice
    Just Fresh Juice

    Two friends started a fruit juice shop in a 26 sq ft rented space in 2014 and have now grown into a six-outlet chain. Operating on a no-frills model and even selling on carts, they are inching toward a one crore turnover mark, says G Singh

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Off Beat

  • A Goa village bans posters of kings

    A village in South Goa has banned “putting up of banners of kings and maharajas” within its jurisdiction upsetting fans of Shivaji. The ban was enforced in the village last year following a law and order issue over Tipu Sultan’s posters

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Building on dreams
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Somma Banerjee gives a blow-by-blow account of how V P Lobo, the son of a daily wager, who came to Mumbai from a village near Mangaluru with just Rs 50, built a business that has achieved a cumulative turnover of Rs 75 crore in six years

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Flower power
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As a 16-year-old Bollapally Srikanth left his hometown in Telangana and came to work in a flower farm in Bengaluru for a monthly salary of Rs 1,000. He is a leading floriculturist today with an annual turnover of Rs 70 crore, says Usha Prasad

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Taste of success
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An ice cream brand in Kolkata hit rock bottom and the owner’s family ran into a personal debt of Rs 30 lakh. But the family’s elder son, then just 22, rebuilt the business with tasty fruit ice-creams made from natural ingredients, says G Singh

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