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Business of Warmth

Entrepreneur Bhavna V's idea on a Swiss trip with her family led to Warmee, unique body warmers that require no electricity or hot water. Starting with a Rs 2 crore turnover in 2013, her business now makes Rs 15 crore annually, says Bilal Khan

Redefining Recruitment

Inspired by his father’s words, Karthik Sridharan left a promising career at JP Morgan to pursue an MBA at IIM Ahmedabad and then along with three friends started Flexiple, a tech hiring company whose turnover is now Rs 22 crore, says Usha Prasad

Windows of Opportunity

In an inspiring tale of resilience, Delhi lad Manish Bansal, alongside his father, revived a faltering unit into Window Magic, a top window and door brand, achieving an impressive turnover of Rs. 125 crore overcoming many challenges, says Shyla F

Trash to Treasure

Nandan Mall, a 24-year-old, invested Rs. 10 lakh in 2014 to establish Hulladek Recycling, which has now grown to a Rs. 7.5 crore e-waste business, expanding across Indian states with diverse collection methods and partnerships, says Partho Burman

Chef's Digital Delight

'Book My Chef,' ex-Oberoi Chef Shankar Krishnamurthy’s recently launched bootstrapped venture introduces a new era of home dining, offering bespoke menus and expert chefs for personalised, high-end culinary experiences to the comfort of one's home

Stitches to Riches

Three college friends turned a small Rs. 5,000 startup into BeeLittle, a Rs. 7.5 crore baby products brand. Shyla F traces their story of growth from a single sewing machine in Tiruppur to a brand with three stores and a thriving online business

Changing Lanes

Jelaja Ratheesh, from Kerala, transformed from housewife to a renowned truck driver and vlogger with Kottayam-based Puthettu Transports. Alongside her driver-husband, she travels around India, capturing their travels in a vlog, says Rama Devi Menon

Conceiving Maternity Brand

Starting in Coimbatore with Rs. 60,000, Deepika and Thiyagarajan built 'Putchi' into a Rs. 5 crore maternity brand. Shyla F traces the couple’s journey from an Instagram start-up to a thriving brand with 30 employees and offering over 900 styles

Designed for Excellence

Born in a small Maharashtra village, Dadasaheb Bhagat overcame early struggles to work in Infosys as an office boy. With interest in drawing from childhood, he trained in animation, building his own Rs 1.8 crore turnover design firm, says Bilal Khan

Reactivating the Mobile

Neeraj Chopra transitioned from business setbacks to launching Zobox in 2020, a venture in refurbished mobile phones. After his franchise model didn't succeed, he switched to an online-driven model, and hit a turnover of Rs 20 crore, says Shyla F

Trailblazing Electric Bike

Pranav Singanapalli's startup, Emote Electric, launches India's first geared electric bike, with pre-launch sales hitting Rs. 6-7 lakh. The bikes, boasting GPS, rapid charging, and exceptional range, are redefining EV standards, says Rama Devi Menon

Happy Nature's Growth

Happy Nature, a tech-enabled D2C brand, raises $300,000 in funding, led by IPV, to provide quality dairy and breakfast essentials. The investment will drive sales growth, enhance branding activities, and support small farmers in the dairy sector

Donkey Milk Delight

Raju Joseph invested Rs 15 lakh to start his unique donkey milk business at Musiri in Tamil Nadu with seven donkeys. He now produces various products including soap, lip balm, and amulets, and has achieved a turnover of Rs 1.5 crore, says Shyla F

Honcho of Hope

Embarking from a Rs. 7,452 monthly salary to commanding a Rs 1 crore CTC, Mahesh Krishnamoorthy's journey reveals a saga of resilience. Bilal Khan traces the corporate honcho’s rise from a humble one-room house in Thane to leading Core Integra

Nuts about Business

Starting with Rs. 4,000, Maria Kuriakose built a business transforming discarded coconut shells into utilitarian and decorative items such as bowls, and candle holders. Her business has now touched a turnover of Rs. 1 crore, says Rama Devi Menon

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