• Runaway Success
    Runaway Success

    At 13 he ran away from his home in Udipi, Karnataka, and went to Mumbai, where he washed dishes at a canteen for a salary of Rs 18. Bilal Handoo tells the story of how this boy later became the owner of a Rs 70 crore turnover restaurant chain

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  • Raising hopes
    Raising hopes

    Former school coordinator Juin Dutta conducts informal classes for underprivileged children and runs a hostel for them at Vadodara with the help of volunteers. Kavita Kanan Chandra spoke to the gritty woman, who has bigger plans to achieve

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  • Champion's talk
    Champion's talk

    India’s 1983 World Cup hero, Kapil Dev, opens up on India’s chances at the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England, where Virat Kholi will be captaining the Indian cricket team which will take on arch-rivals Pakistan in its opening game 

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  • Titan of tours
    Titan of tours

    He came to Chennai to become a superstar like Rajnikanth. Far from it he was forced to spend many hungry nights in the Egmore railway station which became his home. P C Vinoj Kumar met the man who now owns a Rs 100 crore turnover company 

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  • 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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The Complete Man
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With an investment of Rs 50,000 P. D. Shylendra opened his first textiles shop in Bengaluru and later opened a Raymond franchise store, which was a runaway success. Usha Prasad profiles the entrepreneur heading a Rs 22 crore turnover company 

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Hair to Riches
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What happens when your family’s financial situation hits rock-bottom? If you were Gaurav Rana, you would fight back. Gaurav made cow-dung cakes for his home kitchen, worked as a barber, and later launched a company of his own, says Bilal Handoo

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India’s Flower Mogul
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In 1994, a 25-year-old young man invested Rs 5,000 in a flower shop in Delhi along with a friend who put in Rs 2.5 lakh and later withdrew. Today, the business has grown into a Rs 200 crore turnover flower retail chain, says Bilal Handoo   

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