Vol 7 Issue 43, Oct 21, 2016 - Oct 27, 2016.


  • 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
  • Taking wings

    Taking wings

    Renting a two-roomed chawl to set up an STD booth and borrowing Rs.2,000 from his dad to become a ticket agent, Arun Kharat has built a Rs. 140 crore turnover business comprising car rental, radio cab and staff transport, says Somma Banerjjee
      Posted    21-Sep-2016    Vol 7 Issue 38
  • Cab to riches

    Cab to riches

    Hunger was his biggest enemy as a child and he had begged with his father for a bowl of rice. For 3 years he even worked as a sweeper in an office.  Usha Prasad tells the story of the owner of a Rs 40 crore turnover cab service in Bengaluru
      Posted    12-Sep-2016    Vol 7 Issue 37
  • 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