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The brave entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is all about taking up the challenges as two college students in Bengaluru demonstrated by launching the first ever bike rental service in Karnataka and building it into a Rs 7.5 crore turnover company, says Gurvinder Singh

Officer and Gentleman

You have heard of super cops and encounter cops. Now meet this rare specimen among the men in khaki, the suave and multi-faceted Prateep V Philip, IPS, a DGP rank officer in Tamil Nadu, who loves to bring the best out of people, says Usha Prasad

Making dreams happen

For Vikram Mehta, though organising weddings is a profession, which involves meticulous planning, travel, hard work and big money, fulfilling the wishes of the couple longing for a dream wedding is the ultimate task, says Sofia Danish Khan

Making of a champion

Rahul Tewatia, who sprung into the limelight at Sharjah with his quick-fire 53 off 31 balls, which helped Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab, hails from a village near Delhi and his cricket story is like a rollercoaster, says Qaiser Mohammed Ali

Money in Popcorn

At 24, Rahul Pandey, set up a gourmet popcorn kiosk in Kolkata, with funding of Rs 20 lakh from his father and with his girl friend as co-founder. Five years later, his company’s annual turnover has touched Rs 1 crore, says Gurvinder Singh

Business of caring

A personal need for good quality baby care products became a Rs 100 crore turnover business for a young and enterprising mom, whose start-up offers a range of 31 products including skincare products for newborns and moms, says Sofia Danish Khan

 
Dream come true

At age 23, Aastha Jha took the bold step of launching her event management start-up in Bengaluru, a city where she had arrived just four years ago. Five years later, her company is doing a turnover of Rs 50 lakh annually, says Gurvinder Singh

Guts and glory

Mumbai-based builder Agnelorajesh Athaide’s life appears to be a script straight out of a Bollywood potboiler where the young protagonist endures numerous hardships but defies all odds to emerge rich and successful, says Gurvinder Singh

Growing with lychee

While studying in college, Prakash Goduka and his brother Bikash started supplying processed tea to tea stalls in Guwahati. Today, the family is into multiple businesses and has built a Rs 75 crore turnover company, says Gurvinder Singh

Racing with sales

Picking on a segment that is still largely unorganized in India, Sasidhar Nandigam added value to customers hunting for second-hand two-wheelers, while building a successful business selling refurbished pre-owned bikes, says Sofia Danish Khan

Striking Gold in Delhi

Malay Debnath’s rags to riches story is a testimony to what a person can achieve with hard work and passion. Arriving in Delhi with a few rupees in hand, Debnath became a successful businessman with assets worth Rs 200 crore, says Gurvinder Singh

Brewing success

For three friends brimming with a determination do something on their own for a living, coffee filled their cups that soon started overflowing with joy brought by the success of their venture, Sleepy Owl Coffee. Sofia Danish Khan reports

 
Be Your Own Master

Long before the COVID-19 lockdown that has triggered massive layoffs, a young man who decided to chuck his well-paying IT job and move to a farm on the outskirts of Bengaluru, tells Usha Prasad how to run a successful heifer rearing business

A campus venture

Starting his venture as a college student, Karthik Manikandan has come a long way from organising tours for his batch mates and neighbouring institutions, to building a Rs 90 crore turnover tours and travels company, says Sofia Danish Khan

Daughter of the soil

Mandeep Kaur Sidhu will not leave her birthplace, Tangra, where she has a Rs 2 crore company, Simba Quartz, that put the village on the map of IIT and IIM graduates. Sofia Danish Khan speaks to the woman whose family struggled to pay her fees

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