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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

An Organic Growth

With a desire to enter agri-business, CMN Shastry acquired a sick vermicompost unit in 1999, which has now grown into a Rs 70 crore turnover company that sells various organic products in India, besides exporting to 20 countries, says Usha Prasad

Wow WTF!

With an USP of selling a variety of non-vegetarian and vegetarian food under Rs 149, WTF! restaurants in Kolkata, founded by a 23-year-old entrepreneur has done a turnover of more than Rs one crore in less than eight months, says Gurvinder Singh

 
Smart Shishya

At age 19, a young man decided to learn transcendental meditation at an ashram and later became a volunteer there. Today, an ayurdveda company he started with blessings of his guru is doing business of Rs 270 crore annually, says Sofia Danish Khan

Small Town Wonder

At the age of 25, he left the small town of Mahabaleshwar and came to Pune with the dream of becoming an entrepreneur. He started an LPG gas agency with Rs 50,000, which has now grown into a Rs 100 crore turnover company, says Anvi Mehta

Rising Like A Phoenix

At age 37 Ilangovan Sivanmalai went to Kuwait after suffering losses in business and landing in debt of Rs 52 lakh. Working hard, he built a fortune, became a philanthropist and has donated to the tune of Rs 4 crore, says P C Vinoj Kumar

The Comeback Queen

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat who suffered a severe knee injury in the Rio Olympics, bounced back winning the glad at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. She is now nominated for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Award, says Tridib Baparnash

Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Failures make you smarter. Kabir Siddiq lost Rs 15 lakh in his first venture. He started his next venture investing just Rs 4 lakh, cutting down risks, and is now looking at a turnover of Rs 12 crore in the second year, says Sofia Danish Khan

Yummy Sweet Success

The owners of a Rs 700 crore turnover sweets chain had survived hunger and poverty to build a successful business, says P C Vinoj Kumar, revealing hitherto unknown details about the family that started its first sweet shop in Chennai in 1979

 
Shaking It Up

A 23-year-old revived an iconic milkshake brand owned by his family joining hands with a friend and another professional. Three years later they have grown into a 270-store chain and touched a turnover of Rs 100 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan

The Power of 1+1

With an investment of Rs 350 crore, Rahul Bhatia and Rakesh Gangwal built IndiGo, India’s largest and most profitable airline, currently valued at a whopping Rs 27,500 crore, through meticulous planning, and cost cutting, says Shelley Vishwajeet

Healing Journalism

The Delhi-based Heal Foundation, a non-profit working for the cause of improving, innovating and implementing healthcare delivery in the country, has conferred The Weekend Leader with the Health Honours 2018 award. Sofia Danish Khan reports

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