Vol 10 Issue 49, Dec 06, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019.


  • Small Town Wonder

    Small Town Wonder

    At the age of 25, he left the small town of Mahabaleshwar and came to Pune with the dream of becoming an entrepreneur. He started an LPG gas agency with Rs 50,000, which has now grown into a Rs 100 crore turnover company, says Anvi Mehta
      Posted    31-Jan-2019    Vol 10 Issue 4
  • Rising Like A Phoenix

    Rising Like A Phoenix

    At age 37 Ilangovan Sivanmalai went to Kuwait after suffering losses in business and landing in debt of Rs 52 lakh. Working hard, he built a fortune, became a philanthropist and has donated to the tune of Rs 4 crore, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    25-Jan-2019    Vol 10 Issue 4
  • The Comeback Queen

    The Comeback Queen

    Wrestler Vinesh Phogat who suffered a severe knee injury in the Rio Olympics, bounced back winning the glad at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. She is now nominated for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Award, says Tridib Baparnash
      Posted    19-Jan-2019    Vol 10 Issue 3
  • Once Bitten, Twice Shy

    Once Bitten, Twice Shy

    Failures make you smarter. Kabir Siddiq lost Rs 15 lakh in his first venture. He started his next venture investing just Rs 4 lakh, cutting down risks, and is now looking at a turnover of Rs 12 crore in the second year, says Sofia Danish Khan
      Posted    12-Jan-2019    Vol 10 Issue 2
  • Yummy Sweet Success

    Yummy Sweet Success

    The owners of a Rs 700 crore turnover sweets chain had survived hunger and poverty to build a successful business, says P C Vinoj Kumar, revealing hitherto unknown details about the family that started its first sweet shop in Chennai in 1979
      Posted    05-Jan-2019    Vol 10 Issue 1
  • Shaking It Up

    Shaking It Up

    A 23-year-old revived an iconic milkshake brand owned by his family joining hands with a friend and another professional. Three years later they have grown into a 270-store chain and touched a turnover of Rs 100 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan
      Posted    27-Dec-2018    Vol 9 Issue 52
  • The Power of 1+1

    The Power of 1+1

    With an investment of Rs 350 crore, Rahul Bhatia and Rakesh Gangwal built IndiGo, India’s largest and most profitable airline, currently valued at a whopping Rs 27,500 crore, through meticulous planning, and cost cutting, says Shelley Vishwajeet
      Posted    24-Dec-2018    Vol 9 Issue 52
  • Healing Journalism

    Healing Journalism

    The Delhi-based Heal Foundation, a non-profit working for the cause of improving, innovating and implementing healthcare delivery in the country, has conferred The Weekend Leader with the Health Honours 2018 award. Sofia Danish Khan reports
      Posted    21-Dec-2018    Vol 9 Issue 52
  • A Champion’s Dream

    A Champion’s Dream

    Having created history by claiming a record sixth title at the women's World Championships, legendary boxer M.C Mary Kom is determined to fulfil a lifelong dream by winning a gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, says Ajeyo Basu
      Posted    17-Dec-2018    Vol 9 Issue 51
  • The Adventure Capitalist

    The Adventure Capitalist

    As manufacturers of many kinds of adventure products, it is natural that the idea of starting a Fly Dining restaurant struck the owners of Jumpking India. Today, people are flocking to the novel restaurant from around the country, says Usha Prasad
      Posted    14-Dec-2018    Vol 9 Issue 51
  • Traders to Makers

    Traders to Makers

    Started with an investment of Rs 10,000 by Punamchand Shah, a small-time stainless steel cutlery trading business has metamorphosed into a Rs 300 crore plastic wares company producing a range of homeware and children’s products, says Anvi Mehta
      Posted    10-Dec-2018    Vol 9 Issue 50
  • Mission with Love

    Mission with Love

    Ravi Kalra, a former martial artist, had no idea that he would one day be offering shelter to 450 homeless people, including over 300 mentally-challenged persons. These people have not only found a home, but also new families, says Mudita Girotra
      Posted    07-Dec-2018    Vol 9 Issue 50
  • The Sari Weaver

    The Sari Weaver

    Shravan Kummar chucked a medical seat to choose a career in fashion. Today, he is known as a designer delving into vintage saris and recreating them with the same set of intricate weaves with the help of traditional weavers, says Rama Devi Menon
      Posted    01-Dec-2018    Vol 9 Issue 49
  • Your Friendly App

    Your Friendly App

    Getting a government job is the ultimate dream of many youth in the country who appear for various competitive exams. Four youngsters launched an app for such job aspirants, which is now a Rs 85 lakh turnover business, says Sofia Danish Khan
      Posted    17-Nov-2018    Vol 9 Issue 47
  • The Sleeping Giant

    The Sleeping Giant

    Born into a large family as the seventh child among eight siblings his family lived hand to mouth. But by dint of hard work, K Madhavan rose from his first job for a salary of Rs 250 to building a Rs 325 crore turnover company, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    03-Nov-2018    Vol 9 Issue 45
  • Business of Care

    Business of Care

    For Dr Manreet Kahlon and Swadeep Srivastava taking care of the elderly is serious business. Launched in January 2017, their company has a presence in 15 cities and is doing business to the tune of about Rs 6 crore annually, says Sofia Danish Khan
      Posted    22-Oct-2018    Vol 9 Issue 43
  • The Auto Race

    The Auto Race

    His grandfather gave him the automobile business the family started when he was just 29. Ayush Lohia took up the challenge of taking on the big players like Bajaj and Honda and made it into a Rs 120 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan
      Posted    20-Oct-2018    Vol 9 Issue 43
  • Power to Hijab

    Power to Hijab

    Hijab-clad Majiziya Bhanu has transformed in just about two years from being an ordinary dental student to a well-known bodybuilder in Kerala. Bhanu believes that the hijab is never an obstacle for a woman with burning passion, says Sanu George
      Posted    13-Oct-2018    Vol 9 Issue 42
  • Journey of Fortune

    Journey of Fortune

    Turning a problem into opportunity, the young couple, Varun and Ghazal, decided to get into making of toxin-free skincare products in 2016 for mothers and children. Today, the couple do business worth Rs 20 crore annually, says Sofia Danish Khan
      Posted    12-Oct-2018    Vol 9 Issue 42
  • The Gritty Champs

    The Gritty Champs

    Many Indian sportspersons performed well in recent international events, including the just-concluded Asian Games. Ajeyo Basu puts the spotlight on those who showed true grit and fought extreme odds to make their families and the nation proud
      Posted    18-Sep-2018    Vol 9 Issue 38
  • The Fraud Detector

    The Fraud Detector

    When Sahil Gurucharan Chawla was cheated at a petrol pump with a rigged meter, he decided to develop a device that can eliminate this human fraud. The E-Funnel he developed is now in demand helping him increase his turnover, says Gurvinder Singh
      Posted    15-Sep-2018    Vol 9 Issue 38
  • Mover and Shaker

    Mover and Shaker

    He is a man who loves nature, goes on treks and is a voracious reader. But that is the softer side of him. His claim to fame is the way he built a Rs 324 crore turnover logistics company with just Rs 50,000. Sofia Danish Khan writes his story
      Posted    07-Sep-2018    Vol 9 Issue 37
  • Saturday, December 07, 2019