VIT Admissions
Vol 7 Issue 21, May 20 - 26, 2016
Green WarriorsUnsung Heroes
Afghan Taliban leader's death widens cracks in fragmented group 20:38 ( 24 May 2016 )
Seating per protocol, Jayalalithaa tells Stalin 20:35 ( 24 May 2016 )
13 cities win fast-track Smart City competition 20:34 ( 24 May 2016 )
Stalin elected as DMK's leader in assembly 20:32 ( 24 May 2016 )
CBI questions Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat 20:31 ( 24 May 2016 )
CSE welcomes FSSAI decision to ban 'cancerous' food additive 20:30 ( 24 May 2016 )
No threat from Islamic State: Rajnath Singh 20:29 ( 24 May 2016 )
Air ambulance makes emergency landing in Delhi 20:28 ( 24 May 2016 )
Jayalalithaa orders closure of 500 liquor shops 20:45 ( 23 May 2016 )
Your daily bread may lead to cancer: CSE study 20:11 ( 23 May 2016 )
Raina dropped; Faisal, Chahal get maiden call for Zimbabwe tour 20:09 ( 23 May 2016 )
Six hurt in communal clash in Gujarat 20:06 ( 23 May 2016 )
Journalist's murder: Press council team visits Chatra 20:04 ( 23 May 2016 )
Obama confirms death of Taliban chief Mullah Mansour 20:02 ( 23 May 2016 )
Supreme Court to hear Italian government's plea on marine 20:00 ( 23 May 2016 )
Militants kill three Kashmir policemen in shoot-and-run attacks 19:59 ( 23 May 2016 )
India successfully tests winged reusable launch vehicle 19:58 ( 23 May 2016 )
India, Iran hold delegation-level talks 19:53 ( 23 May 2016 )
Goa can emulate Paris as fashion destination: CM 20:29 ( 21 May 2016 )
Egypt slams as 'disrespectful' CNN coverage of jet crash 20:28 ( 21 May 2016 )

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Poor’s banker

The son of a poor sweet shop owner, Chandra Shekhar Ghosh today sweetens the lives of women in poverty stricken homes with loans. G Singh traces the incredibly phenomenal rise of the founder of Bandhan Bank that has Rs.12,500 crore deposit now

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Chef Robot

A love for dosas led to two friends in college fabricate an automatic dosa maker that is making waves by enabling chefs roast the crispy dosas that they were earlier not able to make outside Tamil Nadu. Usha Prasad has the interesting story

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Nursing small towns

After experiencing the trials and tribulations of people from small towns and villages in seeking medical facilities, Dinesh Batra vowed to take specialised health care to smaller places. Today he is living his dreams, says Narendra Kaushik

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Fruity growth

From a poor fruit vendor’s son, who grew up eating jack fruit for snacks in an obscure Karnataka village, to owning a Rs 108 crore company making fruit flavoured ice creams in Mumbai, Srinivas Kamath has come a long way, says Somma Banerjjee

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Family lunch

When there is an eatery at every nook and cranny, why do people travel as far as 200 km for lunch in an obscure village near Erode? Usha Prasad brings the flavour of UBM Namma Veetu Saapaadu, served in a plantain leaf for the whole family

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Grit gets success

From selling samosas on Chennai streets to setting up his own pakora shop to owning a Rs 1.5 crore company supplying delicacies to five star hotels, J Haja Funyamin has come a long way. P C Vinoj Kumar captures the flavour of a success story

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Watershed innovation

Bhungroo in Gujarati means a hollow pipe. But Biplab Ketan Paul gave the word a new meaning by an innovation that has led to water availability, soil improvement and women empowerment, thus helping 14,000 farmers, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

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Momo monarchs

Two friends in Kolkata, keen on turning their culinary delight into business, rejected job offers in a campus interview to start a momo kiosk. Eight years on, their venture started with Rs.30,000 has grown into a Rs.100 Cr entity, says G Singh

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Model farmer

In a region known for farmer suicides and parched fields, Gudivada Nagaratnam Naidu returned to his roots, giving up a job, and went on to create a farm revolution. S Sainath visited Naidu’s farm near Hyderabad that’s even got an apple tree

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Quality of success

Aasife Biriyani, popular among Chennai’s foodies and sold through nine outlets, was dispensed from a pushcart 18 years ago. Founder Aasife Ahmed made it a Rs 70 crore turnover chain by just not compromising on quality, says P C Vinoj Kumar

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