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The Gritty Champs

Many Indian sportspersons performed well in recent international events, including the just-concluded Asian Games. Ajeyo Basu puts the spotlight on those who showed true grit and fought extreme odds to make their families and the nation proud

The Fraud Detector

When Sahil Gurucharan Chawla was cheated at a petrol pump with a rigged meter, he decided to develop a device that can eliminate this human fraud. The E-Funnel he developed is now in demand helping him increase his turnover, says Gurvinder Singh

Mover and Shaker

He is a man who loves nature, goes on treks and is a voracious reader. But that is the softer side of him. His claim to fame is the way he built a Rs 324 crore turnover logistics company with just Rs 50,000. Sofia Danish Khan writes his story

Lighting up Homes

The Jaju brothers have come a long way from the time they went cycling around the villages of West Bengal looking for business ideas. Their solar solutions company started with Rs 5 lakh is now a Rs 33 crore turnover entity, says Gurvinder Singh

Taking Giant Strides

Roshan Baid started a garment unit with Rs 4 lakh. He supplied to global sportswear brands like Adidas and Reebok, but now has his own brand that’s taking on the giants, and the turnover of his two companies is Rs 240 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan

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