Vol 7 Issue 35, Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2016

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  • Simply Sindhu

    Simply Sindhu

    Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu’s strategy to become World No. 1 is simple – if you keep winning tournaments, you automatically become number one, she told Mohammed Shafeeq in an interview
      Posted    27-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 35
  • Mover and shaker

    Mover and shaker

    Vijay Sankeshwar entered the transport business as a 19-year-old, investing Rs 1.20 lakh on a single truck and with a dream to succeed. Today, he is a media baron and heads a Rs. 1,800 crore transport and logistics company, says Usha Prasad
      Posted    06-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 32
  • Ramdev’s dairy

    Ramdev’s dairy

    Yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali is planning to foray into the dairy and baby-care sector now, even as the company aims to double its turnover to Rs 10,000 crore this fiscal. Vishal Gulati reports
      Posted    18-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 29
  • Child teacher

    Child teacher

    A follower of Swami Vivekananda, Babar Ali started a school under a guava tree, when he was just nine years, at his village in West Bengal. The young headmaster, 14 years later, tells G Singh how people accused him of proselytism initially
      Posted    18-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 29
  • Wheeling food

    Wheeling food

    Jaideep Sarin recounts the story of Radhika Aroa, an MBA graduate, who quit her corporate job to set up a roadside food cart serving homemade food in Mohali with an investment of Rs. One lakh
      Posted    09-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 28
  • Night appetite

    Night appetite

    A late night food service, Santa Delivers, has caught the fancy of Kolkata people so much that the company, started by three youth who were school mates, has touched a turnover of Rs one crore in just a year and a half. G Singh checks out
      Posted    04-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 27
  • 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
  • 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