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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

Super Street Seller

A former school teacher, well-dressed and speaking perfect English, has a street food cart in Gurgaon selling chhole kulche. She got into this business due to family circumstances and now earns around Rs 8 lakh per annum, says Sofia Danish Khan

The Jacket Maker

At 25 when Saneen Javali quit his job at IBM to plunge into business, his family was not happy. Today, his innovatively designed jackets are sold online through portals such as Amazon and his turnover has touched Rs 1.5 crore, says Usha Prasad

King of Sales

When he first came to Mumbai years ago from his village in Haryana, he got a salesman’s job at a cousin’s shop. But a decade later he started his own shop with Rs 2,500, which is now a Rs 3,250 crore turnover retail chain, says Vedika Chaubey

Easy Parking App

Avishek Tarafdar developed an app that helped car drivers find parking space. When it did not bring the expected revenue, he tied up with commercial establishments and today his company earns Rs 18 lakh daily from the app, says Gurvinder Singh

The Shooting Star

India has got a new teenage sporting sensation and she is not a cricketer. Meet Kolkata girl Mehuli Ghosh, who braved financial hurdles to pursue her shooting career, bagged two bronze medals at the World Cup and set a junior world record

 
Sparkling Like Diamond

Diamond Oberoi’s chain of heritage hotels located in NE India is popular among people who love nature and solitude. His hotels have one-third built up area and the rest is assigned for gardens and lawns. Gurvinder Singh profiles the hotelier

Strong, Single, Successful

Putting behind two failed marriages and two failed partnerships where she was cheated of crores of rupees, renowned hair-stylist and make-up artist Ambika Pillai fought back to build a Rs 10 crore turnover beauty company, says Sofia Danish Khan

The Brave Kid

Alkesh Agarwal, co-founder of a Rs 20 crore turnover company, started earning when he was still in school selling jeans to friends and acquaintances. Gurvinder Singh has the story of the kid who faced life bravely after losing his father at age 12

Dream Come True

Bandana Jain grew up in a conservative Bihar village where women had to remain at home, but she was determined to study at J.J. School of Art in Mumbai. Deven Lad has the story of how she did that and then built a Rs 1 crore turnover company

Making Learning Fun

As a child, Poly Pattnaik, who runs one of the top schools in Bhubaneswar, dreamt of opening a school where learning would be high quality and fun. She started her school with Rs 30,000 but today pays Rs 1 crore in salaries, says Gurvinder Singh

The Multifaceted Cook

The journey of Nita Mehta, who heads a Rs 7 crore turnover company, from a housewife to a successful entrepreneur heading multiple businesses that include a kitchen academy and a publishing house is truly remarkable, says Sofia Danish Khan