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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

To a Tea

When Dr Rupali Ambegaonkar was forced to take a break from her medical profession to look after her sick daughter, she reinvented herself as an entrepreneur and built a tea brand whose turnover has touched Rs 11 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan

Living Debt Free

So you have some debt. It is not the end of the world, says Priyanka Mashelkar, Author, 15 Sure-Shot Ways to Hit the Jackpot, listing 7 things about the debt snowball method that will help you clear all your debts much quicker than you can imagine

An Engineering Marvel

Indian Railways is credited for constructing the world's highest railway bridge - Chenab Bridge in Kashmir. The bridge is 359m above the river bed - 35m higher than the Eiffel Tower - and is a key link for connecting Kashmir with the rest of India

Woman of Steel

When Soma Mondal took charge as the Chairman of SAIL in 2021, she became the first woman to occupy the top position in the organisation. The organisation has grown tremendously under her leadership and achieved a turnover of Rs 1 lakh this year

The Play Boy

Siddharth Kushwah launched an online gaming business with Rs 10 lakh in 2012 to provide in-App currency for several popular international games. Today, the Indore-based company has an annual turnover of Rs 12.38 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan

Fragrance of Love

Ashutosh Gautam and Money Walia, who fell in love with each other in college and later got married, launched a car accessories online business in Sep 2019 with Rs 20,000. In two years, their brand YourKarts has touched a turnover of Rs 3.75 crore

Naturally Yours

VP Sidhan, founder of Medimix, went around town on his bicycle promoting his product. Today, his grandson is taking the family legacy forward, strengthening the Medimix brand and launching his own Ayurvedic beauty startup, says Sofia Danish Khan

The Flashing Pan

Sundeep Singh and Akashdeep Dan came together in 2018 and launched ‘Uncle Peter’s Pancakes’ from a cloud kitchen in Bengaluru with an investment of Rs 3 lakh. In three years, the brand has grown and touched a turnover of Rs 11 crore, says Shyla F

The Model Businessman

Kolkata-based Anand Kulthia shelved his modeling career and big Bollywood dreams to take up small jobs to support his family that had got into dire financial straits and then went on to build a Rs 27 crore turnover jewelry brand, says Shyla F

The Austere Shoemaker

Leaving his father’s well-established business, Harshwardhan Patwardhan started a footwear brand with Rs 5 lakh. Starting with Kolhapuri sandals, he slowly added other products later and today the company’s turnover has touched Rs .2.2 crore

The Lucky Child

Anubhav Gupta believes he is a lucky child. His family had their first car soon after he was born. Later he started an online apparel brand with Rs 2.5 lakh, which has grown into a Rs 30 crore turnover company after 10 years, says Somma Banerjjee

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