Vol 11 Issue 13, Mar 27, 2020 - Apr 02, 2020.


  • The Jacket Maker

    The Jacket Maker

    At 25 when Saneen Javali quit his job at IBM to plunge into business, his family was not happy. Today, his innovatively designed jackets are sold online through portals such as Amazon and his turnover has touched Rs 1.5 crore, says Usha Prasad
      Posted    28-Mar-2018    Vol 9 Issue 13
  • King of Sales

    King of Sales

    When he first came to Mumbai years ago from his village in Haryana, he got a salesman’s job at a cousin’s shop. But a decade later he started his own shop with Rs 2,500, which is now a Rs 3,250 crore turnover retail chain, says Vedika Chaubey
      Posted    24-Mar-2018    Vol 9 Issue 13
  • Easy Parking App

    Easy Parking App

    Avishek Tarafdar developed an app that helped car drivers find parking space. When it did not bring the expected revenue, he tied up with commercial establishments and today his company earns Rs 18 lakh daily from the app, says Gurvinder Singh
      Posted    21-Mar-2018    Vol 9 Issue 12
  • The Shooting Star

    The Shooting Star

    India has got a new teenage sporting sensation and she is not a cricketer. Meet Kolkata girl Mehuli Ghosh, who braved financial hurdles to pursue her shooting career, bagged two bronze medals at the World Cup and set a junior world record
      Posted    17-Mar-2018    Vol 9 Issue 12
  • Sparkling Like Diamond

    Sparkling Like Diamond

    Diamond Oberoi’s chain of heritage hotels located in NE India is popular among people who love nature and solitude. His hotels have one-third built up area and the rest is assigned for gardens and lawns. Gurvinder Singh profiles the hotelier
      Posted    16-Mar-2018    Vol 9 Issue 12
  • Strong, Single, Successful

    Strong, Single, Successful

    Putting behind two failed marriages and two failed partnerships where she was cheated of crores of rupees, renowned hair-stylist and make-up artist Ambika Pillai fought back to build a Rs 10 crore turnover beauty company, says Sofia Danish Khan
      Posted    12-Mar-2018    Vol 9 Issue 11
  • The Brave Kid

    The Brave Kid

    Alkesh Agarwal, co-founder of a Rs 20 crore turnover company, started earning when he was still in school selling jeans to friends and acquaintances. Gurvinder Singh has the story of the kid who faced life bravely after losing his father at age 12
      Posted    26-Feb-2018    Vol 9 Issue 9
  • 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
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