Vol 8 Issue 18, Apr 28, 2017 - May 04, 2017.

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  • Convicts’ cafe
    Convicts’ cafe

    In Shimla, four life convicts from a nearby sub-jail are running a cafe that is funded by the state’s tourism department. The prisoners have been trained by a renowned hotel to serve cookies and pizza they have baked, says Vishal Gulati

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  • Student housing
    Student housing

    Three young entrepreneurs Shubha Lal, Karan Kaushish and Nidhi Kumra, have launched a new venture that aims to disrupt the student housing market by providing premium facilities - plus comfort and safety that feels like home, says Gokul Bhagabati

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  • The Comeback Entrepreneur
    The Comeback Entrepreneur

    He has faced it all, penury during his younger days and a ten-crore loss when his business was picking up, but nothing could keep him down. G Singh met Sarat Kumar Sahoo, who rose from a tiny food stall to build a Rs 250 crore turnover company

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  • Faces and places
    Faces and places

    Planning to go on a summer vacation? Try Kodaikanal, where apart from the usual tourist spots P C Vinoj Kumar suggests 7 things that you might like to do, which includes meeting some interesting people and visiting some lesser known places

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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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The Complete Man
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With an investment of Rs 50,000 P. D. Shylendra opened his first textiles shop in Bengaluru and later opened a Raymond franchise store, which was a runaway success. Usha Prasad profiles the entrepreneur heading a Rs 22 crore turnover company 

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Hair to Riches
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What happens when your family’s financial situation hits rock-bottom? If you were Gaurav Rana, you would fight back. Gaurav made cow-dung cakes for his home kitchen, worked as a barber, and later launched a company of his own, says Bilal Handoo

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India’s Flower Mogul
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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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