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Striking Gold in Delhi

Malay Debnath’s rags to riches story is a testimony to what a person can achieve with hard work and passion. Arriving in Delhi with a few rupees in hand, Debnath became a successful businessman with assets worth Rs 200 crore, says Gurvinder Singh

Brewing success

For three friends brimming with a determination do something on their own for a living, coffee filled their cups that soon started overflowing with joy brought by the success of their venture, Sleepy Owl Coffee. Sofia Danish Khan reports

Be Your Own Master

Long before the COVID-19 lockdown that has triggered massive layoffs, a young man who decided to chuck his well-paying IT job and move to a farm on the outskirts of Bengaluru, tells Usha Prasad how to run a successful heifer rearing business

A campus venture

Starting his venture as a college student, Karthik Manikandan has come a long way from organising tours for his batch mates and neighbouring institutions, to building a Rs 90 crore turnover tours and travels company, says Sofia Danish Khan

Daughter of the soil

Mandeep Kaur Sidhu will not leave her birthplace, Tangra, where she has a Rs 2 crore company, Simba Quartz, that put the village on the map of IIT and IIM graduates. Sofia Danish Khan speaks to the woman whose family struggled to pay her fees

Self-made man

When the country was under lockdown, an entrepreneur earned Rs 1.80 lakh in just 12 days by launching digital marketing courses. He is G D Dharaneetharan, founder of ‘Social Eagle,’ a Chennai based social media company, says Sofia Danish Khan

Pure innovator

Electronics runs in the veins of innovator-entrepreneur Vivekanandan Koodalingam, whose company achieved a turnover of Rs 15 crore this year selling a diverse range of products. Sofia Danish Khan speaks to the man who started with air purifiers

Hold your nerve

We don’t know how long the novel Coronavirus will run its course and this seemingly insurmountable situation and restlessness last. If you are stressed, here are 5 tips that will help you calm your nerves and keep cool, says Dr. Roopleen

Beacon of hope

The Weekend Leader – VIT Person of the Year Urmi Basu working with the children of sex workers in Kolkata evoked memories of Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy, who had fought for abolition of the Devadasi system, at the award function in VIT, Vellore

Winner always

First he gave sheen to the family jewel, a logistics company. Then he proved his expertise in finance, making Finway a cash cow and then he turned to social ventures. He is Rachit Chawla, who shares his exemplary story with Sofia Danish Khan

The inner connection

Living in the fast paced world and in the race to be one up, many lose contact with their inner compass, the inherent guidance system that tells what’s good for us and what isn’t. No wonder they feel lost and unfulfilled, says Dr Roopleen

Woody worth

Finding a wooden structure on the third floor of a building in Delhi visually appealing, Saurabh Sood rushed to check out, only to change his job immediately and turn into a builder of wood homes, and then an entrepreneur, says Sofia Danish Khan

Mom’s kitchen

Delighting Mumbai with Dawoodi Bhora dishes cooked by his mom, Munaf Kapadia popularised The Bohri Kitchen, satisfying the foodie in him, and made a turnover of Rs 4 crore, doing justice to the MBA course he underwent. Anagha Sawant reports


Creative success

Overwhelmed by a passion to go on their own, two colleagues in a Kolkata office quit their jobs to give creativity a shot. Their branding and creative agency, Promotedge, touched a turnover of Rs 4 crore in five years, says Gurvinder Singh

Power of tracking

Forced to discontinue his studies despite high marks in school final, Shamim Akhtar put the family’s financial woes behind him and set out on his own. First he imported mobile phones from China and now sells GPS devices, says Gurvinder Singh

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