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Meagre to Merrier

Suman Howlader came to Bengaluru from a village near Kolkata for his higher studies, but he eventually turned an entrepreneur in the same city. Gurvinder Singh has the story of how Suman built a Rs 18 crore turnover company with just Rs 60,000

The Food King

His food tech startup with its automated food dispensing units is shaking the QSR industry. P C Vinoj Kumar profiles the man who has come a long way from living in a 10 ft by 10 ft house and wants to a build a Rs 1,000 crore turnover company

Rising like a Phoenix

Prasoon Gupta and Ankush Sharma, who launched Sattviko snacks in January last year, have already achieved a turnover of Rs 18 crore. But it took them two failed business ventures before they hit upon a winning formula, says Sofia Danish Khan

Bin there, done that

Being socially responsible, Achitra Borgohain was moving around with a bag full of e-waste trying to find a bin to dump it. Though his search ended in vain, it gave him a business idea that is now a Rs 1.15 crore turnover venture, says Usha Prasad

Strokes of Genius

As daughter of a poor vegetable vendor, Shakila Sheikh had suffered much in life before the tide changed for her. How she transformed into an internationally known collage artist shows that nothing is impossible in life, says Gurvinder Singh

Sweet Corn Story

When Chirag Gupta got bored of his job in the US, he returned to India and started a business with childhood buddy Ankur Gupta. Sofia Danish Khan tells how the duo decided to make the humble popcorn and made it into a Rs 10 crore turnover business

Cash from Trash

Business runs in his blood, but still it was no easy task to start an e-waste company and making it grow into a Rs 8 crore turnover venture in under three years. Akshay is now eyeing a turnover of Rs 25 crore for 2018-19, says Sofia Danish Khan

Young and Independent

While studying in Class seven, Avijit Sarkar designed visiting cards and earned Rs 100. At 25, he owns two companies, one with a turnover of Rs 20 lakh and another that markets an attendance app with global clients. Gurvinder Singh has the story

The Van Trackers

How four youngsters came together to found a startup that is helping several schools to track their buses and making it possible for parents to track their children’s commute is a story fit for a Bollywood buddy movie, says Pranita Jonnalagedda

Prosperity with Sustainability

Anjali Schiavina got into apparels export business with a single sewing machine and an investment of just Rs 12,000. Focusing on sustainability and creating jobs for women, she has built a Rs nine crore turnover company, says P C Vinoj Kumar

The Good Lord

He may have built a fortune in UK helming a 60-million pounds business empire dealing in restaurants, and hotels, but Lord Dilijit Rana who has set up educational institutions in rural Punjab has not forgotten his motherland, says Jaideep Sarin

Gold-Hearted Cabbie

Taxi driver Saidul Lashkar set out on what then seemed a near impossible journey in 2004 after his sister died of chest infection as he lacked the means to treat her. Today, the hospital he dreamt of building is a reality, says Milinda Ghosh Roy