Vol 8 Issue 3, Jan 13, 2017 - Jan 19, 2017.


  • Amma’s food
    Amma’s food

    Amma canteens in Tamil Nadu not only serve piping hot fare at unbelievably low rates but they have also provided jobs to many women, discovers Tripti Nath, as she visits some of the outlets started by former Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa

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  • Winning forties
    Winning forties

    At an age when people start planning for their retirement, three 40-plus men from Kolkata decided to set up a company with their PF and gratuity money. Sixteen years later, two of the co-founders look back and tell their story to G Singh  

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  • Building on dreams
    Building on dreams

    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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  • Good deals
    Good deals

    A first generation entrepreneur, Yuvraj Aman Singh, who entered the refurbished mobile phone market eight years ago selling his products outside a Sony Ericsson outlet in Delhi, has now reached a turnover of Rs 150 crore, says Narendra Kaushik  

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Off Beat

  • ‘The contest did not involve even

    In 2008 jallikattu was held at Alanganallur under government supervision. It was sheer joy watching the battle between the bulls and the youth, and the contest did not involve even the tiniest hint of violence to the animals, says P C Vinoj Kumar

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Flower power

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

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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Fortune from pens

The founder of a Rs 350 crore turnover company, the third largest pen maker in the country, Surajmal Jalan, arrived in Kolkata from his village in Rajasthan virtually penniless, riding on a third-tier general class railway coach, says G Singh

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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017