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An Engineering Marvel

Indian Railways is credited for constructing the world's highest railway bridge - Chenab Bridge in Kashmir. The bridge is 359m above the river bed - 35m higher than the Eiffel Tower - and is a key link for connecting Kashmir with the rest of India

Woman of Steel

When Soma Mondal took charge as the Chairman of SAIL in 2021, she became the first woman to occupy the top position in the organisation. The organisation has grown tremendously under her leadership and achieved a turnover of Rs 1 lakh this year

The Play Boy

Siddharth Kushwah launched an online gaming business with Rs 10 lakh in 2012 to provide in-App currency for several popular international games. Today, the Indore-based company has an annual turnover of Rs 12.38 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan

Fragrance of Love

Ashutosh Gautam and Money Walia, who fell in love with each other in college and later got married, launched a car accessories online business in Sep 2019 with Rs 20,000. In two years, their brand YourKarts has touched a turnover of Rs 3.75 crore

Naturally Yours

VP Sidhan, founder of Medimix, went around town on his bicycle promoting his product. Today, his grandson is taking the family legacy forward, strengthening the Medimix brand and launching his own Ayurvedic beauty startup, says Sofia Danish Khan

The Flashing Pan

Sundeep Singh and Akashdeep Dan came together in 2018 and launched ‘Uncle Peter’s Pancakes’ from a cloud kitchen in Bengaluru with an investment of Rs 3 lakh. In three years, the brand has grown and touched a turnover of Rs 11 crore, says Shyla F

The Model Businessman

Kolkata-based Anand Kulthia shelved his modeling career and big Bollywood dreams to take up small jobs to support his family that had got into dire financial straits and then went on to build a Rs 27 crore turnover jewelry brand, says Shyla F

The Austere Shoemaker

Leaving his father’s well-established business, Harshwardhan Patwardhan started a footwear brand with Rs 5 lakh. Starting with Kolhapuri sandals, he slowly added other products later and today the company’s turnover has touched Rs .2.2 crore

The Lucky Child

Anubhav Gupta believes he is a lucky child. His family had their first car soon after he was born. Later he started an online apparel brand with Rs 2.5 lakh, which has grown into a Rs 30 crore turnover company after 10 years, says Somma Banerjjee

Taking the Highroad

Ajay Singhal started a transport business along with an uncle with a single truck from a one-room office. Today, his company owns 5,000 trucks and employs more than 5,000 people with an annual turnover of Rs 2,000 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan 

Heart for Art

Nitin Pamnani returned to his hometown Gwalior along with his wife Jia, after spending more than a decade in Delhi and started an online store for handicrafts made by rural artisans, which is now a Rs 27 crore turnover business, says Shyla F

Fall and Rise

Life has been a rollercoaster ride for Sandeep Aggarwal, founder of two unicorns ShopClues and Droom, says Shyla F, tracing the rise and growth of an entrepreneur from a middle class family in Haryana who once used to struggle to speak in English

Baking Delights

Three college friends hailing from middle class families started an online flower, cake, and personalised gifting company in 2010 with Rs 2 lakh. Today, they have two major brands with a combined turnover of Rs 135 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan

Guarding Your Gadgets

Kochouseph Chittilappilly started V Guard stabilisers with just Rs 1 lakh from a 400 sq ft shed. Today, his family owns various businesses including Wonderla amusement parks with a cumulative turnover of around Rs 3,750 crore, says C J Punnathara

Getting into Realty

You can own a piece of real estate for as little as Rs 10,000, says Priyanka Mashelkar, Author, 15 Sure-Shot Ways to Hit the Jackpot, listing the 7 things you need to know before you start investing in a real estate investment plan called REIT

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