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Vol 7 Issue 17, Apr 22 - 28, 2016
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Fruity growth
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

  Posted    25-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 17
Family lunch
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

  Posted    16-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 16
Grit gets success
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

  Posted    11-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 15
Wedded to athletics
Wedded to athletics

Unlike many athletes, who hang up their boots after marriage, Sneha Jain began a medal hunt at the behest of her mother-in-law, and has bagged 149 golds in 15 years. Renu R profiles the Rajasthani who has also set national and Asian records

  Posted    29-Mar-2016    Vol 7 Issue 13
Born to ski
Born to ski

A 3-year-old Zainab, who took to the ski like fish to water, is being trained to be a professional in Gulmarg. Her parents see a future medal hope for India at Winter Olympics, says Aadil Mir

  Posted    21-Mar-2016    Vol 7 Issue 12
Momo monarchs
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

  Posted    21-Mar-2016    Vol 7 Issue 12
Smart mobility
Smart mobility

Realising that actual use of cars is on the decline, Sakshi Vij came up with an idea of starting a car rental company, which helps people drive whenever they have to without actually owning a car. Narendra Kaushik tracks the success of Myles

  Posted    07-Mar-2016    Vol 7 Issue 10
Model farmer
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

  Posted    29-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 9
Ma baker
Ma baker

The story of Supriya Roy, who runs a top notch bakery in Kolkata, is not sweet on the ears. Though she did taste success, her path was strewn with many hardships. Once, she wrote her school final exam with her child on the lap, says G Singh

  Posted    22-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 8
PM’s couturiers
PM’s couturiers

Do you know Jitendra and Bipin Chauhan? Well, you will if we introduce them as the Prime Minister’s personal tailors. The brothers, however, came up the hard way after their father suddenly took to sanyas. P C Vinoj Kumar has their life story

  Posted    04-Jan-2016    Vol 7 Issue 1
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