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Getting Rich Artfully

When she moved into Delhi, she worked as a freelance designer for men’s apparel at an export house for Rs 3,000 per month. In 1993 she started her own unit with four tailors, which is now a Rs 130 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

Power of Two

When Rohit and Vikram met while doing their MBA, they found they shared several common goals. The duo hailing from middle-class families invested Rs 50,000 each to start a company, whose current turnover is Rs 12 crore, says Gurvinder Singh

Milking the Cow

For Umesh Soni, the cow dung is not waste, but an important ingredient for making various products such as soap, shaving cream, and toothpaste. Starting his business with Rs 25,000, he has achieved a turnover of Rs 2 crore, says Deven Lad

Toying With Cash

At 42 Tushar Amin still spends a lot of time with toys. For him and his team at Smartivity it is in fact serious business. Sofia Danish Khan narrates how Tushar built Smartivity, a three-year-old startup into a Rs 10 crore turnover company

Anything is Possible

How you respond when the chips are down determines your future. Kalpana Saroj decided to fight her way out of her childhood miseries, marked by an early marriage and abuse. She now helms a Rs 2,000 crore turnover business, says Deven Lad

A Dream Run

When Srish Kumar Agrawal started a cyber café from his house with five computers, he himself might not have imagined his success. Today, his venture has grown into a Rs 11 crore turnover company that employs about 150 people, says Gurvinder Singh

 
Messenger of Hope

S. Ahamed Meeran started his career as a low paid Class 3 employee in telephone department earning around Rs 180 per month. Today, he owns a courier business, employing around 2,000 people with turnover of Rs 100 crore, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Failures Aren’t Final

He was born in an off-the-map village in Maharashtra, studied in Marathi-medium school, and as a child had worked in farms, and had even dug wells for a daily wage of Rs 40. Deven Lad profiles the man who now owns a Rs 50 crore turnover company

Glow and Shine

Sindura Borra started her juice detox brand with an investment of just Rs 7 lakh. With no major promotions or advertisements, and relying on just word of mouth publicity, she has achieved a turnover of Rs 84 lakh, says Pranita Jonnalagedda

What an Idea

Now women can do it like men – stand and pee. When his wife complained of dirty public toilets, Deep Bajaj got the idea of making a device to help women to go while standing. Now it’s a Rs 2.5 crore business for him, says Sofia Danish Khan

Gem from Street

From a street food vendor to becoming a chef in a 5 star hotel at Grand Cayman Island and to starting up a chain of restaurants, it’s been an incredible journey for Suresh Chinnasamy. P C Vinoj Kumar narrates the gripping rags to riches story

The Globetrotting Entrepreneur

Ramdas Mansingh Mane has travelled to around 150 countries and at times visits more than one country in a day. But there was a time when he didn’t have money to purchase a bus ticket from his village to the nearby city of Pune, says Deven Lad