Vol 7 Issue 49, Dec 02, 2016 - Dec 08, 2016.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Your vote counts
    Your vote counts

    An online poll has been announced to shortlist the nominations from among seven individual and three pairs of nominees for The Weekend Leader – VIT Person of the Year Award. The award comes with a cash prize of Rs.25,000, a trophy and citation

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  • Beautiful Seychelles
    Beautiful Seychelles

    A visit to Seychelles was an enriching experience to Aroonim Bhuyan, who was impressed with the sheer exoticness of the country the moment he landed in Mahe Island and travelled to his resort that was connected to the airport by a small bridge 

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Off Beat

  • Taking the blow and getting up with

    Those who were hit the most by the banning of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes did not let out even a whimper.  They took the blow like a pro, wore a big smile on the face, and just came out on social media welcoming the govt move, says P C Vinoj Kumar

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Juicy Story
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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

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New game plan
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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

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Blooming dreams
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Mamoon Akhtar is offering hundreds of poor children in Howrah what he did not get as a child – a good English medium education, because his family could not afford it for him. G Singh spoke to Mamoon, who is also involved in other social projects

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