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From scratch
From scratch

ConceptWaves is a successful company. But 10 years ago its founder Raghu Kanchustambham launched his first project as his team was falling apart. Sapna Gopal traces the entrepreneur’s journey

  Posted    22-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 25
Divining at heights
Divining at heights

Where no man or machine went before 1996 in search of water, geo-scientist Ritesh Arya rushed in to divine water in the rocky mountain deserts of Ladakh. Because, as he tells Partho Burman, he understands the rocks better than human beings  

  Posted    15-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 24
Lavender dream
Lavender dream

Realising that medicine was not her calling, Gazalla Amin pursued a dream to cultivate aromatic plants, never to look back, says Afsana Rashid, explaining the blossoming of entrepreneurship

  Posted    08-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 23
Fresh and sweet
Fresh and sweet

A sweet idea struck the young Coorgi woman when she was working in a hotel. Chayaa Nanjappa never looked back, despite all odds, and today her Nectar Fresh products, like honey and jam, are stocked in upscale hotels. Preethi Nagaraj meets her

  Posted    01-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 22
Halal looks
Halal looks

Cosmetic maker Iba calls its products halal-certified, as they are pure, safe and healthy. They are organic and free of alcohol and animal-derived products, as Azera Parveen Rahman finds out

  Posted    04-May-2015    Vol 6 Issue 18
Top doctor
Top doctor

US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, attributes his elevation to the top job to his and many others ‘standing on principles’. He recounted his long journey at the swearing in, says Arun Kumar

  Posted    27-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 17
Dairy diary
Dairy diary

Life of farmers has changed in Punjab remarkably after they came to be associated with Nestle. Jaideep Sain visits Moga and tells us the stories of successful dairy owners, both big and small

  Posted    27-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 17
On the wheels
On the wheels

A well-oiled transport company with 1300 vehicles and 4000 employees, Parveen Travels started with just one cab in 1980. Its founder A Afzal, in a free-wheeling chat with P C Vinoj Kumar, says that he has no other interests outside business

  Posted    20-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 16
Looking back
Looking back

Kapil’s Devils, as members of the Indian cricket team that lifted the 1983 World Cup were called, are now part of the game’s folklore. Kushal Chakraborty tells us about the historic victory

  Posted    07-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 6
Clean white revolution
Clean white revolution

After organic farming, it is organic dairy. A veterinary doctor has turned entrepreneur by starting a venture that supplies milk from cows that are fed only organic fodder, says Fakir Balaji

  Posted    24-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 4
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