Vol 8 Issue 13, Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017.


  • Happily single
    Happily single

    A first generation entrepreneur in Tiruppur, India’s textile hub, Raja M Shanmugam, has been supplying garments to a single client in Germany for 16 years, and grown along with his client to touch a turnover of Rs 80 crore, says P C Vinoj Kumar

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Most Recent

  • Money tree
    Money tree

    For Amar Singh, who was driving an auto for a living, an investment of Rs 1,200 in 60 amla saplings changed his life forever and made him an icon in his village. Partho Burman profiles the rural entrepreneur whose annual turnover is Rs 26 lakh

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  • Tracking the killers
    Tracking the killers

    Fiona Mackeown, mother of British teenager Scarlett Keeling, whose barely-clothed body was found at Anjuna beach in Goa in 2008, is raising funds on a crowd-funding website to secure justice for her slain daughter, says Mayabhushan Nagvenkar

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  • Beautiful Basar
    Beautiful Basar

    If you love walking on roads through the dense woodlands or by the pristine village river, you might like to visit the quaint hill destination of Basar in Arunachal Pradesh. But the journey is not for the faint-hearted, warns Milinda Ghosh Roy

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Off Beat

  • A Goa village bans posters of kings

    A village in South Goa has banned “putting up of banners of kings and maharajas” within its jurisdiction upsetting fans of Shivaji. The ban was enforced in the village last year following a law and order issue over Tipu Sultan’s posters

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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   

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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

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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

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  • Sunday, March 26, 2017