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Sweet legacy

As a descendent of Rasgulla’s founder, he rose up to fight Odhisha’s bid to take ownership of Bengal’s culinary legacy. But more than that, Dhiman Das pulled K C Das, the brand set up by his forefathers, from the red, says Gurvinder Singh

Reluctant whiz-kid

For a co-founder of a global IT company that makes Rs 700 crore a year, Milind Borate dreamt below par as a teenager, though he realised his potential in due course and set out on his own, taking risks and overcoming setbacks, says Anvi Mehta

Fitting success

Fighting her own obesity, Diksha Chhabra emerged a fitness guru by using technology, mainly social media, to the hilt and made a cool Rs 15 lakh last year, sitting at home, giving ample time for the family. Sofia Danish Khan has the story

No containing her

Rhea M Singhal was concerned that the use of aluminium and plastic in food delivery can cause more cancer in India and developed an eco-friendly alternative, an agri-based container, which is now a multi-crore business, says Sofia Danish Khan

Royal tea

Two bankers’ sons in north Chennai left their IT jobs to start out on their own, banking on the city’s love for tea and built a fortune in two years. Radhika Sudhakar had a tete-a-tete with Chai Kings, Jahabar Sadique and Balaji Sadagopan

Fragrant paper flowers

Bengaluru couple Harish and Rashmi have turned a simple childhood activity of making paper flowers into a Rs 64 crore turnover business. Usha Prasad traces their incredible life journey, 10 years of which were spent in Singapore and Australia

 
Steeled to Win

Gunwant Singh Mongia has a will stronger than steel that which made a tycoon, earning Rs 350 crore a year, out of a seller of iron nails. His is a steely resilience, akin to his TMT bars, that he took adversity head on, says Gurvinder Singh

A Great Reviver

Not only did Hemang Bhatt pull his own life out of an abyss but also a floundering juice company by turning it into a successful brand and then went to start a restaurant chain, making over Rs 20 crore a year in just nine years, says Anvi Mehta

It’s No Kid Stuff

A startup launched by a student from his college dorm has turned into a Rs 18 crore company in three years. Gurvinder Singh profiles the whiz kid Satanik Roy and his three elder partners in HyperXchange, the cell phone refurbishing company

Dosas for Delhi

After capturing Delhi’s palate with quality South Indian snacks, served at his Jantar Mantar area café, Kesavan Kutty stormed into V3S mall, today taking home an easy Rs 60,000 daily. Sofia Danish Khan met the class five dropout from Kerala

Birthing a Brand

When Roshan Baid created his own brand of sportswear after making products for international brands for several years, one of his clients warned him to close down his business. But Roshan chased his dream and built a Rs 46 crore turnover brand

Fruits of Contentment

Imbibe the forgotten values of contentment and humanism to establish peace and solidarity in the society, Justice N Santosh Hegde, former Karnataka Lokayukta, urged the youth at The Weekend Leader – VIT Person of the Year Award Function

 
Styling with Leather

With Rs 10,000, Aanchal Mittal, an alumna of NIFT, Delhi, started a leather accessories business with just one tailor in 2015. Today, she runs a profitable company with a turnover of Rs 25 lakh and employing 10 people, says Sofia Danish Khan

Tribal Coffee

Manoj Kumar started working in Araku valley in 2011 to check the high maternal mortality rate in the region. But the intervention led to coffee cultivation by the tribals and the birth of a world famous coffee brand. Mohammed Shafeeq has the story

The 5AM Formula

The globally renowned author of ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ Robin Sharma’s latest book talks about harnessing the benefits of waking up at 5AM that has helped many of his high-profile clients including celebrities and CEOs, says Saket Suman

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