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Loving robotics

Two students of a Chennai engineering college united for taking part in robotic competitions but stayed together beyond that to set up home and also a business that brought Rs seven crore revenue last year. Sabrina Rajan has the love story

An uphill drive

From fixing gas stoves to setting up a Rs 7 crore turnover logistics firm with a fleet of 250 vehicles, Chandrakant Pote has come a long way. Nidhi Roy traces the growth of the self-made businessman whose mantra is ‘never say no to a customer’

Unboxing a prodigy

In her first public interaction on her life and accomplishments, IQ prodigy K Visalini bust myths about IQ enhancing drugs and exercises. P C Vinoj Kumar, Editor of The Weekend Leader, engaged her in a conversation at Ethiraj College recently

Electric move

It’s definitely an electrifying story. Two young brothers in Hyderabad have turned their father’s abandoned workshop into a factory for electric bikes and auto rickshaws, thus ushering in a revolution in automobile industry, says Rama Devi Menon

Dressing millennials

Keeping the sartorial tastes and needs of the millennials in mind, two Delhi youth pooled their savings of Rs 5 lakh to launch PostFold, an apparel brand that ‘clicked.’ Sofia Danish Khan met the duo that made Rs 1.6 crore last year

Price matters

Self-made C M Faizal Ahamed is making waves in the textile sector through his Suxus showrooms that are ever crowded and have recorded the highest ‘per sq ft sale per annum’. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the entrepreneur who learnt from his mistakes

 
Students’ choice

Sensing a students’ ‘demand’ for comfortable living and good food, three management students ‘supplied’ it through Yourspace, opening a slew of premier hostels. Sofia Danish Khan met the innovative trio who made a cool Rs 16 crore last year

Women safe

A moment of doubt over the cab driver impelled Shailja Mittal to conjure up a car hire service that safely takes even a 3-year-old to a kids’ party. Sofia Danish Khan on the women-driven cab service ‘Koala Kabs’ that made one crore last year

Water from air

Realising the acute need for new water sources in India, Siddharth Shah has imported Air2Water technology to manufacture Atmospheric Water Generators that could well be a godsend for people in parched places. Deven Lad checks out the details

Perseverance pays

With no formal training in civil engineering, 27-year-old Sharath Somanna successfully runs a Rs 20 crore turnover construction company that he started with just Rs 46,000. Usha Prasad met him at an old palatial house that he is beautifying

Young wonder

A national table tennis player, a PhD scholar, a cook, a computer geek, a pianist and a motivational speaker - Naina Jaiswal is all this and more at 19 years. Rama Devi Menon tells us about the child prodigy, groomed by an astute father

A vet’s dreams

Converging diverse interests, veterinary science, journalism and business, Dr N Elangovan has charted for himself a path that not just gives soul satisfaction but also brings in the lucre. Usha Prasad meets the man who straddles many worlds