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

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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  
      Posted    10-Jan-2017    Vol 8 Issue 1
  • 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
      Posted    06-Jan-2017    Vol 8 Issue 1
  • 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  
      Posted    03-Jan-2017    Vol 8 Issue 1
  • A Caffeine Kick

    A Caffeine Kick

    Two friends started a coffee shop with an investment of Rs 12 lakh in the small town of Vadodara in 2008. They are now one of the fastest growing coffee chains in the country with an annual turnover of Rs 8.3 crore, says Kavita Kanan Chandra 
      Posted    28-Dec-2016    Vol 7 Issue 52
  • Waste to wealth

    Waste to wealth

    Jaideep Sajdeh buys discarded hotel bed sheets from the US and gives them a new lease at his factory in India, where they are made into colourful shopping bags. He made a whopping Rs 4 crore from the business last year, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    19-Dec-2016    Vol 7 Issue 51
  • Flower power

    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
      Posted    09-Dec-2016    Vol 7 Issue 50
  • Taste of success

    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
      Posted    07-Dec-2016    Vol 7 Issue 49
  • Fortune from pens

    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
      Posted    02-Dec-2016    Vol 7 Issue 49
  • Money in chai

    Money in chai

    A young chartered accountant, Robin Jha, started a chai shop in Delhi 3 years ago with his hard-earned savings and some contributions from his friends. Today, his 21-outlet chain does Rs 50 lakh business every month, says Narendra Kaushik  
      Posted    23-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 47
  • New game plan

    New game plan

    Private taxi operators in Bengaluru are having plans to launch their own company like Ola and Uber, said Renuka Aradhya, managing director of Pravasi Cabs at an award function in Vellore, where he also shared his rags-to-riches success story
      Posted    19-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 47
  • Juicy Story

    Juicy Story

    When school buddies Manav Shital and Niti Agrawal – founders of a fast growing juice chain - fell in love, they didn’t stop at whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears but also discussed ways to earn their money, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    18-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 47
  • Getting batter daily

    Getting batter daily

    Circumstances were never in favour of P C Mustafa. Son of a daily wager, who grew up in a remote village in Kerala which had no electricity or proper roads, he defied all the odds to build a Rs 100 crore turnover company, says Usha Prasad
      Posted    12-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 46
  • Foodie dad

    Foodie dad

    A 26-year-old youth from the small town of Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu, A Gopinath, is earning lakhs of rupees every month from his You Tube channel, which shows his father cooking and eating varieties of non-vegetarian dishes, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    10-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 45
  • Never say die

    Never say die

    Holding an MBA and coming from a business family, Dheeraj Gupta launched his first venture with great confidence, but lost Rs 55 lakh in under two years. Not the one to quit, he set up a vada pav shop and repaid his debts, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    05-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 45
  • Reaping profit

    Reaping profit

    Farmers in Rajasthan are cultivating olive and dates, with support from the state government, using drip irrigation system. Ashish Mishra spoke to the farmers and found that many are ready for their first harvest and expecting a windfall  
      Posted    31-Oct-2016    Vol 7 Issue 44
  • Benevolent billionaire

    Benevolent billionaire

    Surat-based billionaire diamond merchant Savji Dholakia, known for his generous gifts to his employees, has gifted 400 flats and 1,260 cars as Diwali bonuses this year to his well-performing staffers
      Posted    28-Oct-2016    Vol 7 Issue 44
  • Poverty to Prosperity

    Poverty to Prosperity

    Arokiaswamy Velumani, the founder of Thyrocare, currently valued at Rs 3,600 crore, attended school with a slate on one hand and a plate in another at his village in Tamil Nadu since he took the free mid-day meals at school, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    24-Oct-2016    Vol 7 Issue 43
  • Destiny in Jute

    Destiny in Jute

    Giving up a well-paid corporate job and after a short stint in the family business, Saurav Modi started making jute products with the Rs 8,000 he borrowed from his mother. Now his company has achieved a turnover of Rs 6.5 crore, says Usha Prasad
      Posted    21-Oct-2016    Vol 7 Issue 43
  • The survivor

    The survivor

    As a street kid Amin Sheikh had seen it all – sexual abuse, rape, and drugs – before he came under the care of an orphanage. Somma Banerjjee met the gritty survivor, who now runs a cafe that’s changing the lives of street children like him
      Posted    15-Oct-2016    Vol 7 Issue 42
  • Living the dream

    Living the dream

    Working in his father’s small grocery shop for a meagre income, Ganesh Prasad Agarwal had a big dream – he wondered, why not make biscuits like Parle and Britannia. Today, he lives his dream heading a Rs 100 crore biscuit company, reports G Singh  
      Posted    10-Oct-2016    Vol 7 Issue 41
  • Health is wealth

    Health is wealth

    A man who dropped out of MBA because he did not want to be a burden to his struggling middle class family and started his career as a medical representative for a salary of Rs 350, now heads a Rs 48 crore health food brand, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    05-Oct-2016    Vol 7 Issue 40
  • Scripting success

    Scripting success

    When he landed his first job as a car washer for a monthly salary of Rs 500, B M Balakrishna would not have known that he would one day be heading a Rs 20 crore turnover company.  The fascinating success story of a farmer’s son from Chittoor
      Posted    22-Sep-2016    Vol 7 Issue 38
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