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Villa Rental Mogul

Amit Damani, once a school teacher, is now the force behind Stay Vista, a flourishing villa rental company with a turnover of Rs 110 crore. Shyla F traces his humble beginnings and how he transformed a family property into a nationwide venture

Resurgent Cosmetic Brand

Dheeraj Bansal and Rahul Sachdeva, a dynamic duo, braved the Covid-19 crisis to build Recode, into a Rs 26 crore beauty brand. They turned the tables with a Re 1 sale strategy, igniting exponential growth amid the pandemic chaos, says Bilal Khan

Voyage of Valour

Subish Surendran's journey resembles a fairy tale. Born into a modest family residing in a Mumbai chawl, he pursued a B.Com degree and then at age 21 moved to Dubai, where he has now built a Rs 220 crore turnover logistics company, says Shyla F

Style Supremo's Success

From selling surplus shirts in his final year of college to launching a Rs 220 crore turnover fashion brand, Anant Tanted's entrepreneurial journey started with a loan of Rs 10 lakh and four people in a small office in Bangalore, says Bilal Khan

Crafting Wooden Dreams

From selling clothes and kitchen items in a rented stall, Vijai Subramaniam eventually built his own furniture brand, with a staggering 150 retail stores, a workforce of more than 2000 people and a current turnover of Rs 600 crore, says Shyla F

Designing Dream Homes

Prachi Bhatia, who hails from a middle-class family, defied societal norms and financial constraints, transforming her Rs. 1 lakh savings into a thriving Rs. 35 lakh home decor business, with courage, and relentless perseverance, says Bilal Khan

Wheels to Wealth

Embarking on an inspirational journey that began with building bus bodies, the JCBL Group, under Rishi Aggarwal has metamorphosed into a Rs 1685 crore turnover business empire with stakes in automobile manufacturing to insurance, says Shyla F

Designing a Legacy

Amidst his mother’s illness and personal turmoil, Sammeer Pakvasa dropped out of college to look after his father’s business, Eleganz Interiors, and built it into a Rs 240 crore turnover company in an inspiring story of resilience, says Bilal Khan

Organic Pet Treats

Yashika Arora, founder of Paw Petisserie, transformed her love for pets into a thriving business. Offering cakes, ice creams, and other items like breads, and brownies, for pets, she has built a Rs 40 lakh turnover business, says Abhishek Isaac

Cycle of Success

From tutoring students while studying in college to running a coaching centre, Rajib Gangopadhyay pivoted to his passion for e-bikes. He launched his own brand in 2020, accelerating it into a Rs 200 crore business in just three years, says Shyla F

Expanding Magic Shoes

Satyajith Mittal’s range of innovative shoes that expand with children's growing feet has not only come as a blessing for millions of middle-class families, the business achieved a turnover of Rs 80 lakh in just eight months, says Chaithra Srinivas

Change or Perish

In this insightful excerpt from "Cleansing Moments: Developing Leadership Skills for All Times," author Dishan Kamdar explores the challenges of embracing change for leaders and the Kodak example as a warning of the consequences of failing to adapt

Savoring Success

Debaditya Chaudhury grew up cherishing the aroma of mouthwatering dishes of a Chinese restaurant near his house and dreamt of building his own restaurant some day. Bilal Khan traces his journey of building a Rs 150 crore turnover restaurant empire

On Fast Lane

Starting with Rs 25 lakh, Akash Gupta and his wife Rashi Agarwal founded a bike-sharing company in 2017, which has grown into a Rs 125 crore business, boasting a fleet of 12,000 electric scooters under the Zypp Electric brand, says Sofia Danish Khan

Pulling Ahead

Overcoming various hurdles, such as an e-rickshaw ban, Nitin Kapoor pioneered one of India's first e-rickshaw models that changed the lives of numerous rickshaw pullers. Today, the company has touched Rs 320 crore turnover, says Sofia Danish Khan

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