An Entrepreneur’s Struggle

Infosys founder Narayana Murthy cleaned the bathroom for his roommates and took out an aching tooth himself to prepare and deliver a presentation, speakers at an event organized to commemorate completion of 40 years of Indian IT giant Infosys said

Rocking Siblings

Ankit Gupta and Shobhit Kumar Gupta have built the security hologram business started by their father Shobhit Kumar Gupta into a Rs 400 crore turnover conglomerate with stakes in real estate, aromatics and packaging as well, says Sofia Danish Khan

Dropout Chaiwala

Bengaluru boy Sanjith Konda House went to Australia to do his Bachelors, washed dishes in the university canteen, worked night shifts at petrol pumps, saved money, and finally dropped out of college to start a successful chai startup, says Shyla F

The Paper Man

Sushant Gaur was a drummer during his college days, but he put his creative skills in business and disrupted the paper bag industry with his innovative marketing strategies to build a Rs 28 crore turnover packaging business, says Sofia Danish Khan

Guarding Your Portal

Karmendra Kohli started as a trainee internet and security consultant at a company in Hyderabad for a monthly salary of Rs 1,000, but went on to join with a friend to build a cyber security company, whose turnover has touched Rs 50 crore, says Shyla F

The Pickle Diary

Yachika Chopra lost her Air Hostess job during the pandemic, but soon created a pickle brand with the help of an old diary containing recipes her mom had written. Starting with Rs 20,000 she makes about Rs 1 lakh per month now, says Bilal Khan

 
The Poet Officer

2010 batch IPS officer Soumya Sambasivan has made a mark as a strict police officer in Himachal Pradesh. Juxtaposed to her tough cop image is a softer personality that comes out through her poems, which have been published as a book, says Shyla F

Spice of India

Chandigarh-born Amar Singh, working in a logistics company in Bonn, Germany, started Aruhma, a ready-to-cook Indian spice mix brand, during the pandemic with Rs 80,000 and has clocked revenue of Rs 55 lakh in the first year, says Somma Banerjjee

Fighting Fit

When the nation came under the pandemic induced lockdown in 2020, fitness enthusiasts Raunaq Singh and Rhea Nihal Singh Anand launched a fitness equipment business which clocked revenue of Rs 37.5 crore in just 12 months, says Sofia Danish Khan

Street Smart

The septuagenarian Jose Dominic has put on his entrepreneur shoes again. The man who built the CGH Hotel group, with current estimated turnover of Rs 200 crore, is all set to launch a new business model in Kochi’s Jew Street, says C J Punnathara

An Intimate Dream

Throughout her life, Vineeta Agrawal has fought against the odds and won every battle. Growing up in a large middle class joint family, Vineeta has launched an intimate care brand after building a Rs 5 crore turnover company, says Tamanna S Mehdi

Lending with Interest

Hailing from a village in Odisha and studying in Odia medium schools, Pravash Dash worked in the banking and finance sector for more than a decade before starting his own NBFC, which generated revenue of Rs 60 crore in the last FY, says Shyla F

 
One Woman Army

Starting with a small sum of Rs 25,000 and working from her bedroom with a desktop computer and a mobile phone, Shweta Jain Sanyal has built a Rs 2.5 crore turnover recruitment firm employing 11 women and 18 freelancers who all work from home

Engineering Health

Palak Midha, an engineering graduate from Jalandhar, became a certified supplement advisor and started a weight loss and health supplements brand with Rs 5 lakh, which has touched Rs 60 crore turnover in just three years, says Sofia Danish Khan

A Meteoric Rise

Starting as a marketing executive for a salary of Rs 1,200 in Trichy, Sidd Ahmed quickly climbed the career ladder and ended up founding a company in the US in 2007 whose turnover has touched $260 million (Rs 2114 crore) this year, says Shyla F

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