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Vol 7 Issue 26, Jun 24 - 30, 2016
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Dream success
Dream success

From a pavement vendor to owning a Rs 60 crore company, Bengaluru-based Raja Nayak has overcome several barriers, including a caste background, to be a model for all those who dream big in life. Usha Prasad on the owner of NutriPlanet Foods

  Posted    25-Jun-2016    Vol 7 Issue 26
Flattening a myth
Flattening a myth

Dispelling the long held belief that flat-footed persons cannot excel in sports, Dipa Karmakar has become the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics. Partho Burman tracks the bumpy road the Tripura athlete had travelled so far

  Posted    11-Jun-2016    Vol 7 Issue 24
Water winner
Water winner

The ups and downs of B M Balakrishna’s life are linked to water. Starting as a car washer, he went to sell water pumps and then founded a RO plant. S Sainath meets the owner of Rs 20 crore Aquapot that is set to double its turnover this year

  Posted    21-May-2016    Vol 7 Issue 21
Poor’s banker
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

  Posted    16-May-2016    Vol 7 Issue 20
Chef Robot
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

  Posted    09-May-2016    Vol 7 Issue 19
Nursing small towns
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

  Posted    02-May-2016    Vol 7 Issue 18
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
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