Vol 10 Issue 34, Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019.


  • 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
  • Walking tall

    Walking tall

    A matchstick factory sacked him when he joined the communist party and fought for employee rights, but VKC Mammed Koya, a class seven dropout went on to build a footwear brand that’s now making Rs 1500 crore turnover, says Renitha Raveendran
      Posted    07-Dec-2015    Vol 6 Issue 49
  • New standards

    New standards

    You need vision, courage, and confidence to create a school, where a student is given 10 bonus marks just for asking a tough question to the teacher, which they cannot answer. Partho Burman profiles the visionary educationist, Virendra Rawat 
      Posted    16-Nov-2015    Vol 6 Issue 46
  • Joy to couples

    Joy to couples

    Anand in Gujarat made its farmers happy through a White Revolution. Now a doctor there is making childless couples happy. P C Vinoj Kumar profiles Nayana Patel, whose fertility clinic, Akanksha, saw its 1000th child birth through surrogacy
      Posted    19-Oct-2015    Vol 6 Issue 42
  • Captor of moments

    Captor of moments

    Forced to work in a studio at the age of nine, Prakash Tilokani picked the nuances of the art to emerge as a leading wedding photographer having top business families and Bollywood celebs as clients. Kavita Kanan Chandra chronicles his life
      Posted    28-Sep-2015    Vol 6 Issue 39
  • Reaching heights

    Reaching heights

    The story of Raj Kumar Gupta reads more like a fairytale. From a mill worker to a millionaire, he has scaled great heights, starting with an apartment building in Hooghly district at a time when no one ever sold ownership flats, says G Singh
      Posted    12-Sep-2015    Vol 6 Issue 37
  • Wowed by India

    Wowed by India

    An Indo-Canadian whizkid, Bhim D Asdhir, is upbeat about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he expects the Indian economy to hit the 10-trillion mark in the next 10 years, says Gurmukh Singh
      Posted    08-Sep-2015    Vol 6 Issue 36
  • Reviving numdha

    Reviving numdha

    In trouble-torn Kashmir, where most women lead sheltered lives, Arifa comes as a whiff of fresh air: ambitious, independent, hardworking and with a vision to revive the dying art of numdha making. Renu Agal meets the entrepreneur at her shop
      Posted    08-Sep-2015    Vol 6 Issue 36
  • Kabaddi’s day

    Kabaddi’s day

    An indigenous rustic sport that remained in the shadows despite bringing glory to the nation, kabaddi has now come into the limelight, thanks to the new professional league, says Debdoot Das
      Posted    15-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 33
  • Friday, August 23, 2019