Vol 11 Issue 4, Jan 24, 2020 - Jan 30, 2020.


  • Fruits of Contentment

    Fruits of Contentment

    Imbibe the forgotten values of contentment and humanism to establish peace and solidarity in the society, Justice N Santosh Hegde, former Karnataka Lokayukta, urged the youth at The Weekend Leader – VIT Person of the Year Award Function
      Posted    26-Mar-2019    Vol 10 Issue 12
  • Styling with Leather

    Styling with Leather

    With Rs 10,000, Aanchal Mittal, an alumna of NIFT, Delhi, started a leather accessories business with just one tailor in 2015. Today, she runs a profitable company with a turnover of Rs 25 lakh and employing 10 people, says Sofia Danish Khan
      Posted    23-Mar-2019    Vol 10 Issue 12
  • Tribal Coffee

    Tribal Coffee

    Manoj Kumar started working in Araku valley in 2011 to check the high maternal mortality rate in the region. But the intervention led to coffee cultivation by the tribals and the birth of a world famous coffee brand. Mohammed Shafeeq has the story
      Posted    07-Mar-2019    Vol 10 Issue 9
  • The 5AM Formula

    The 5AM Formula

    The globally renowned author of ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ Robin Sharma’s latest book talks about harnessing the benefits of waking up at 5AM that has helped many of his high-profile clients including celebrities and CEOs, says Saket Suman
      Posted    01-Mar-2019    Vol 10 Issue 9
  • An Organic Growth

    An Organic Growth

    With a desire to enter agri-business, CMN Shastry acquired a sick vermicompost unit in 1999, which has now grown into a Rs 70 crore turnover company that sells various organic products in India, besides exporting to 20 countries, says Usha Prasad
      Posted    08-Feb-2019    Vol 10 Issue 8
  • Wow WTF!

    Wow WTF!

    With an USP of selling a variety of non-vegetarian and vegetarian food under Rs 149, WTF! restaurants in Kolkata, founded by a 23-year-old entrepreneur has done a turnover of more than Rs one crore in less than eight months, says Gurvinder Singh
      Posted    15-Feb-2019    Vol 10 Issue 7
  • Smart Shishya

    Smart Shishya

    At age 19, a young man decided to learn transcendental meditation at an ashram and later became a volunteer there. Today, an ayurdveda company he started with blessings of his guru is doing business of Rs 270 crore annually, says Sofia Danish Khan
      Posted    11-Feb-2019    Vol 10 Issue 6
  • 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
  • Monday, January 27, 2020