Vol 10 Issue 50, Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019.


  • An Ideas Man

    An Ideas Man

    Abhishek Rungta started his website hosting venture, which is now a Rs 55 crore turnover company, hiring a stall in an IT exhibition spending Rs 3,000 from his pocket and another Rs 50 for printing leaflets about his services, says G Singh
      Posted    10-Mar-2017    Vol 8 Issue 11
  • Farmer's friend

    Farmer's friend

    Biplab Ketan Paul, who developed a water harvesting system that has benefited farmers around the country, received The Weekend Leader – VIT Person of the Year (2016) Award from  India’s ‘moon man’ Dr Mylswamy Annadurai, director, ISRO, Bengaluru
      Posted    06-Mar-2017    Vol 8 Issue 10
  • India's Flower Mogul

    India's Flower Mogul

    In 1994, a 25-year-old young man invested Rs 5,000 in a flower shop in Delhi along with a friend who put in Rs 2.5 lakh and later withdrew. Today, the business has grown into a Rs 200 crore turnover flower retail chain, says Bilal Handoo   
      Posted    01-Mar-2017    Vol 8 Issue 9
  • Just Fresh Juice

    Just Fresh Juice

    Two friends started a fruit juice shop in a 26 sq ft rented space in 2014 and have now grown into a six-outlet chain. Operating on a no-frills model and even selling on carts, they are inching toward a one crore turnover mark, says G Singh
      Posted    08-Feb-2017    Vol 8 Issue 6
  • A Winning Formula

    A Winning Formula

    When a man who created a business empire that is today valued at Rs 3,600 crore from a small investment of Rs 1 lakh talks about success strategies, you would want to listen. Usha Prasad did, and took away 10 Success Mantras from his speech
      Posted    06-Feb-2017    Vol 8 Issue 6
  • Success with Coffee

    Success with Coffee

    He dropped out of college to start a business and did not give up after his profitable trade went bust. The founder of a Rs 15 crore turnover coffee chain had suffered losses and underwent humiliations before achieving success, says Usha Prasad
      Posted    28-Jan-2017    Vol 8 Issue 5
  • A Winner's Journey

    A Winner's Journey

    K R Raja landed in Coimbatore with just Rs 25 in his pocket as a 16-year-old and had even slept on the pavement. Today, he owns three biryani outlets and a lodge in the heart of the city that is worth more than Rs 10 crore, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    25-Jan-2017    Vol 8 Issue 4
  • Winning forties

    Winning forties

    At an age when people start planning for their retirement, three 40-plus men from Kolkata decided to set up a company with their PF and gratuity money. Sixteen years later, two of the co-founders look back and tell their story to G Singh  
      Posted    10-Jan-2017    Vol 8 Issue 1
  • Building on dreams

    Building on dreams

    Somma Banerjee gives a blow-by-blow account of how V P Lobo, the son of a daily wager, who came to Mumbai from a village near Mangaluru with just Rs 50, built a business that has achieved a cumulative turnover of Rs 75 crore in six years
      Posted    06-Jan-2017    Vol 8 Issue 1
  • Good deals

    Good deals

    A first generation entrepreneur, Yuvraj Aman Singh, who entered the refurbished mobile phone market eight years ago selling his products outside a Sony Ericsson outlet in Delhi, has now reached a turnover of Rs 150 crore, says Narendra Kaushik  
      Posted    03-Jan-2017    Vol 8 Issue 1
  • A Caffeine Kick

    A Caffeine Kick

    Two friends started a coffee shop with an investment of Rs 12 lakh in the small town of Vadodara in 2008. They are now one of the fastest growing coffee chains in the country with an annual turnover of Rs 8.3 crore, says Kavita Kanan Chandra 
      Posted    28-Dec-2016    Vol 7 Issue 52
  • Waste to wealth

    Waste to wealth

    Jaideep Sajdeh buys discarded hotel bed sheets from the US and gives them a new lease at his factory in India, where they are made into colourful shopping bags. He made a whopping Rs 4 crore from the business last year, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    19-Dec-2016    Vol 7 Issue 51
  • Flower power

    Flower power

    As a 16-year-old Bollapally Srikanth left his hometown in Telangana and came to work in a flower farm in Bengaluru for a monthly salary of Rs 1,000. He is a leading floriculturist today with an annual turnover of Rs 70 crore, says Usha Prasad
      Posted    09-Dec-2016    Vol 7 Issue 50
  • Taste of success

    Taste of success

    An ice cream brand in Kolkata hit rock bottom and the owner’s family ran into a personal debt of Rs 30 lakh. But the family’s elder son, then just 22, rebuilt the business with tasty fruit ice-creams made from natural ingredients, says G Singh
      Posted    07-Dec-2016    Vol 7 Issue 49
  • Fortune from pens

    Fortune from pens

    The founder of a Rs 350 crore turnover company, the third largest pen maker in the country, Surajmal Jalan, arrived in Kolkata from his village in Rajasthan virtually penniless, riding on a third-tier general class railway coach, says G Singh
      Posted    02-Dec-2016    Vol 7 Issue 49
  • Money in chai

    Money in chai

    A young chartered accountant, Robin Jha, started a chai shop in Delhi 3 years ago with his hard-earned savings and some contributions from his friends. Today, his 21-outlet chain does Rs 50 lakh business every month, says Narendra Kaushik  
      Posted    23-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 47
  • New game plan

    New game plan

    Private taxi operators in Bengaluru are having plans to launch their own company like Ola and Uber, said Renuka Aradhya, managing director of Pravasi Cabs at an award function in Vellore, where he also shared his rags-to-riches success story
      Posted    19-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 47
  • Juicy Story

    Juicy Story

    When school buddies Manav Shital and Niti Agrawal – founders of a fast growing juice chain - fell in love, they didn’t stop at whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears but also discussed ways to earn their money, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    18-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 47
  • Getting batter daily

    Getting batter daily

    Circumstances were never in favour of P C Mustafa. Son of a daily wager, who grew up in a remote village in Kerala which had no electricity or proper roads, he defied all the odds to build a Rs 100 crore turnover company, says Usha Prasad
      Posted    12-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 46
  • Foodie dad

    Foodie dad

    A 26-year-old youth from the small town of Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu, A Gopinath, is earning lakhs of rupees every month from his You Tube channel, which shows his father cooking and eating varieties of non-vegetarian dishes, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    10-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 45
  • Never say die

    Never say die

    Holding an MBA and coming from a business family, Dheeraj Gupta launched his first venture with great confidence, but lost Rs 55 lakh in under two years. Not the one to quit, he set up a vada pav shop and repaid his debts, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    05-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 45
  • Reaping profit

    Reaping profit

    Farmers in Rajasthan are cultivating olive and dates, with support from the state government, using drip irrigation system. Ashish Mishra spoke to the farmers and found that many are ready for their first harvest and expecting a windfall  
      Posted    31-Oct-2016    Vol 7 Issue 44
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