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Ever Ready

Hailing from a humble agricultural family, DRE Reddy studied in a village government school in Tamil medium until Class 10 and went on to build a Rs 220 crore turnover industrial catering business based out of Chennai, says Sofia Danish Khan

Wat a Burger

Rajat Jaiswal, a pilot by profession, built a Rs 35 crore turnover desi burger chain starting with a single outlet in Noida in 2015. Today, there are 67 outlets located in 15 States, and many of them are in small cities, says Sofia Danish Khan

Power of Positive Thinking

You have heard about the power of positive thinking, but Shilpa Singh shares her own life story with Partho Burman of how an under-confident girl from Indore transformed into a confident and inspiring Life Coach earning Rs 2.5 crore per annum

Dream Coach

Vivek Kumar, who hails from a small village in Uttar Pradesh, has fought many battles to build his Rs 24 crore turnover Delhi-based edtech brand that today provides coaching to thousands of young aspirants for government jobs, says Sofia Danish Khan

Skilling up

Shivam Ahuja started Skill Circle, a digital skill development company with Rs 10,000. His company’s turnover has crossed Rs 20 crore in the current financial year, a five-fold increase from last year’s Rs 4 crore turnover, says Sofia Danish Khan

On a Roll

Kiran Dham, along with her husband Ashish, launched Globus Infocom in 2001 with Rs 10,000. They initially sold projectors and display screens before adding more products and services to build a Rs 208 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

The cool potter

Mansukhbhai Prajapati, a Class 10 dropout, has built a refrigerator that can work without electricity. Kavita Kanan Chandra traces the journey of a man who sold clay pots on a bicycle and went on to build a Rs 3 crore turnover earthenware company

Waste to Wealth

Noida-based brothers Naman Gupta, 27, and Vipul Gupta, 29, have found fortune in the ubiquitous cigarette butts that are littered on every Indian street, by developing the technology to recycle them into useful materials, says Partho Burman

India’s Wealthiest Women

Beauty entrepreneur Falguni Nayar, founder, Nykaa, has overtaken Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, founder, Biocon, as India’s wealthiest self-made woman billionaire. A report that includes the list of India’s 10 top wealthiest women with their estimated wealth

The Success Code

Success doesn’t come on a platter. It comes to people like Mitul Bid who fought against the odds to graduate from IIT Bombay. He failed in several businesses before starting Coditas, which is now a Rs 120 crore company, says Sofia Danish Khan

Building on legacy

It takes a lot of passion to build on the foundation laid by your parents in a family business. Paras Kumar did it exceptionally well when he took over the reins of Hathi Brand, which is now a Rs 170 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

Call of Destiny

For Sushant Gupta, opportunity arrived in the form of a call from a friend in the US who wanted to outsource data analytics work to a company in India, says Sofia Danish Khan tracing Sushant’s journey in building a Rs 141 crore turnover company

Speed thrills

For Ansar, life has been on a fast track ever since he started hanging out as a kid at mechanic shops hoping to get free bike rides. Today, he not only owns high end bikes but has built a Rs 10 crore turnover riding gear brand, says Usha Prasad

A farmer's friend

Aalok Rajput’s parents migrated to Patna from their village seeking a better future for their children about 25 years ago. Today, Aalok is creating jobs for youth and also providing stable income for more than 100 farmers in Bihar, says Bilal Khan

Drunk on Smoothies

Starting with a single outlet in Hyderabad, Samrat Reddy, founder of Drunken Monkey, has grown exponentially in the last five years embracing the franchise model and built a Rs 60 crore turnover 110 outlet smoothie chain, says Sofia Danish Khan

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