• Shining like Gold
    Shining like Gold

    At age 10, Chand Bihari Agarwal helped his mother sell pakoras from a cart in the bylanes of Jaipur. Later he came to Patna, where he sold saris on the footpath. In the same city he now owns a jewellery shop. G Singh tells how it all happened

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  • Magician of Rajkot
    Magician of Rajkot

    Hailing from a middle class family, he found his first job while doing his diploma in computer engineering for a monthly salary of Rs 1,000. Masuma Bharmal Jariwala has the story of Jitendra Joshi who now owns a LED screen factory in China

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  • Bike crazy
    Bike crazy

    In China bike-sharing firms are seeing unprecedented growth as people prefer to hire bikes for short distance rides within the city. The rental bikes have GPS trackers and can be unlocked by scanning a barcode on the frame with your phone

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  • Road show
    Road show

    In Kolkata, Ashok Gupta, a traffic marshal from a private security company has won the love and affection of people for his innovative dancing poses while directing vehicles near Gate No. 4 at Rajarhat's Eco Tourism Park, says Milinda Ghosh Roy

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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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