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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

Self-judging isn’t ok

Self-judgment can have a number of negative consequences—it can weigh you down, dent on your confidence, affect your sense of self-worth and hold you back from pursuing your goals, says Dr Roopleen and suggests ways to develop a positive attitude

 
Twisted strength

A scrap dealer’s son comes up with one steel of an idea, gives it a twist and presents to the world ‘Amman TRY,’ a leader in TMT bars. P C Vinoj Kumar visits the steel plant in Trichy to find out how M Somasundaram created the Rs 800 crore company

Just desserts

It is not about serving a delicacy to diners but also about serving it the right way, say Pranshul Yadav and Arun Suvarna, whose Frozen Bottles has opened over 100 outlets in a span of just over two years. They open up to Chaithra Srinivas

Leading kindly

Growing up as a child feeling bad for anybody suffering, Anju Srivastava went on to become a social entrepreneur, lighting up lives, empowering her women employees and helping farmers earn more. Sofia Danish Khan meets the sensitive woman

Growth, uninterrupted

An electrical engineer, peeved by power fluctuations, developed a stabilizer while still working for a salary of Rs 1,000 in the 1980’s. He then set up a company, which achieved a turnover of Rs 350 crore in the last FY, says Gurvinder Singh

Dancers’ friend

A man, who left Bihar in search of greener pastures, landed in Dharavi and found his feet in Bollywood by touching the lives of top stars through his shoemaking skills. Anagha Sawant meets dance shoe maker Jameel Shah, a millionaire to boot

Wowing B-school

Two young and successful entrepreneurs opened up at the VIT B-School, one electrifying the crowd with his futuristic project on e-vehicles and the other explaining how Return on Capital Employed can amplify profits. A report by G Babu Jayakumar