Vol 9 Issue 9, Feb 23, 2018 - Mar 01, 2018.

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  • Dream Come True

    Dream Come True

    Bandana Jain grew up in a conservative Bihar village where women had to remain at home, but she was determined to study at J.J. School of Art in Mumbai. Deven Lad has the story of how she did that and then built a Rs 1 crore turnover company
      Posted    22-Feb-2018    Vol 9 Issue 8
  • Making Learning Fun

    Making Learning Fun

    As a child, Poly Pattnaik, who runs one of the top schools in Bhubaneswar, dreamt of opening a school where learning would be high quality and fun. She started her school with Rs 30,000 but today pays Rs 1 crore in salaries, says Gurvinder Singh
      Posted    14-Feb-2018    Vol 9 Issue 7
  • The Multifaceted Cook

    The Multifaceted Cook

    The journey of Nita Mehta, who heads a Rs 7 crore turnover company, from a housewife to a successful entrepreneur heading multiple businesses that include a kitchen academy and a publishing house is truly remarkable, says Sofia Danish Khan
      Posted    09-Feb-2018    Vol 9 Issue 7
  • The Wedding Entrepreneur

    The Wedding Entrepreneur

    With Rs 2 lakh, Minnat Lalpuria started a consultancy to help families conducting weddings to find the right venue, photographer, etc., as per their budget. Six years later, her cumulative turnover is set to cross Rs 18 crore, says Deven Lad
      Posted    02-Feb-2018    Vol 9 Issue 6
  • Happy Rainy Days

    Happy Rainy Days

    For Pratik Doshi rainy days are happy days, because that’s when his products sell like hot cakes. The 25-year-old makes colourful designer umbrellas. Started in 2015 with just Rs 1.35 lakh, his current turnover is Rs 35 lakh, says Deven Lad
      Posted    24-Jan-2018    Vol 9 Issue 4
  • Winners Don’t Quit

    Winners Don’t Quit

    After failing in a couple of ventures, and not realising his dream in Bollywood, Ravish Ranjan bounced back to launch India’s first pod hotel that rents out AC rooms with wi-fi and laundry facilities at just Rs 199 per hour, says Gurvinder Singh
      Posted    18-Jan-2018    Vol 9 Issue 3
  • Woods Are Lovely

    Woods Are Lovely

    For this quartet who got into the furniture business with no prior experience in the industry, with an investment of Rs 5 lakh, things have worked out well. Their company achieved a turnover of Rs 18 crore in its second year, says Partho Burman
      Posted    16-Jan-2018    Vol 9 Issue 3
  • Following the Dream

    Following the Dream

    Inspired by former President Abdul Kalam, Santosh Sharma left his high salaried job and started a dairy farm giving jobs to tribal people in a Naxal area, around 35 km from Jamshedpur. Gurvinder Singh met him at his Rs 2 crore turnover farm 
      Posted    11-Jan-2018    Vol 9 Issue 2
  • Making Children Shine

    Making Children Shine

    Fighting poverty to get himself educated and then becoming a successful chartered accountant earning Rs 4-5 lakh every month, Bijay Kumar Sahoo realised the importance of education and created a truly world-class school, says Gurvinder Singh
      Posted    03-Jan-2018    Vol 8 Issue 53
  • The Forced Entrepreneur

    The Forced Entrepreneur

    When the company he worked for could not pay him salary for two months, his family slept for nights without food, forcing him to start his own business in 2003. Today, the combined turnover of his two companies is Rs 71 crore, says Usha Prasad
      Posted    28-Dec-2017    Vol 8 Issue 52
  • Dustless Painters

    Dustless Painters

    While painting his new house, the dust that the cleaning process generated made his two children fall sick. So, he researched and developed a technique for ‘dustless painting’ which is now a business for him and his daughter, says Deven Lad
      Posted    23-Dec-2017    Vol 8 Issue 52
  • The Giant Killer

    The Giant Killer

    For the son of a small town businessman to start a business with Rs 15,000 and making it grow into a Rs 1450 crore turnover Indian MNC, was no easy task. P C Vinoj Kumar gives a blow-by-blow account of the rise of beauty tycoon C K Ranganathan
      Posted    20-Dec-2017    Vol 8 Issue 51
  • Fortune with Saris

    Fortune with Saris

    Biren Kumar Basak used to sell saris door-to-door on the streets of Kolkata, carrying huge bundles of saris on his shoulders. As a successful sari trader now, with celebrity customers, his company’s turnover has crossed Rs 50 crore, says G Singh
      Posted    16-Dec-2017    Vol 8 Issue 51
  • Soaring High

    Soaring High

    When Tara Ranjan Patnaik founded his company Falcon, he himself did not imagine the heights to which his business would grow. With interests in marine products, steel, and real estate, today his group’s turnover is Rs 1,500 crore, says G Singh
      Posted    12-Dec-2017    Vol 8 Issue 50
  • Rising Star

    Rising Star

    As India’s famous woman boxer, five-time World Champion M C Mary Kom, enters the twilight of her illustrious career, 17-year-old Ankushita Bora hits the limelight winning the Youth World Championship. Tridib Baparnash profiles the teenage sensation
      Posted    09-Dec-2017    Vol 8 Issue 50
  • Wait, Get Rich

    Wait, Get Rich

    He came to Mumbai as a 13-year-old with just Rs 30 in his pocket. His first job was as a waiter in an office canteen, but today he runs a popular restaurant chain in Mumbai, whose annual turnover touched Rs 20 crore this year, says Deven Lad
      Posted    07-Dec-2017    Vol 8 Issue 49
  • The Standout Mantra

    The Standout Mantra

    From working as a part-time typist, and living with his father, a small-time clothes businessman, in a 200 sq ft room, this entrepreneur has seen the tough side of life. G Singh recounts his story of how he built a Rs 111 crore turnover company
      Posted    02-Dec-2017    Vol 8 Issue 49
  • Housing Tales

    Housing Tales

    A student housing startup launched in 2016 raked in Rs 10 crore revenue in just five months. Partho Burman profiles the trio - Rohit Pateria, Ankush Arora and Atul Kumar Singh - behind the startup that is aiming at Rs 100 crore turnover by 2018-19
      Posted    25-Nov-2017    Vol 8 Issue 48
  • Kolkata’s Slumdog Millionaire

    Kolkata’s Slumdog Millionaire

    Her father served as a captain in the British Army but stayed back in Kolkata after independence. The family fell into poverty and slept on pavements. G Singh traces the rags to riches story of a millionaire author, speaker and philanthropist
      Posted    18-Nov-2017    Vol 8 Issue 47
  • Art of Business

    Art of Business

    He almost invested nothing when he started his graphic designing business along with a friend with a computer that he bought on credit from a 8 ft by 6 ft room. Today, Pankaj Maloo’s company has touched a turnover of Rs 8 crore, says G Singh
      Posted    15-Nov-2017    Vol 8 Issue 46
  • The Purple Fleet

    The Purple Fleet

    A father started a car rental with four taxis and named it after his son, who played basketball and got into the Indian team. But following an injury the son joined his dad’s business and made it into a Rs 300 cr turnover company, says Deven Lad
      Posted    11-Nov-2017    Vol 8 Issue 46
  • Serve and Profit

    Serve and Profit

    From driving a tourist taxi and then starting an all-women taxi service, she had succeeded in it all before plunging into her current venture that aims to make profit as well as provide jobs to women from underprivileged families, says Deven Lad
      Posted    03-Nov-2017    Vol 8 Issue 45
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