Surgical Strike

Dr Nachiket Bhatia was in medical college when he heard that his father’s medical coaching institute was on the verge of closure. Sofia Danish Khan explains how the young man plunged into the business and turned around its fortunes in a few years

Finding Your Feet

What the father started from scratch, rising from a life of poverty and building a successful footwear brand, the son has taken to a new level with his own brand of footwear, says Sofia Danish Khan, tracing the life of V Noushad, founder, Walkaroo

Leap of Faith

Varun Sarda, founder of wtfares, a Nagpur-based online travels and holiday company has an interesting backstory to his Rs 20 crore turnover business which he started with an investment of just Rs 6 lakh around eight years ago, says Bilal Khan

A Teetotaler’s Revenge

In 1932 a young man was banished from the state of Patiala for refusing a glass of wine in a celebratory party at the Patiala Palace. The young man, Gujarmal Modi, a teetotaler, left Patiala and created one of the largest business empires in India

Happening on Cloud

Ramya Ravi started RNR Donne Biryani along with her sister Shweta Ravi from a 200 sq ft cloud kitchen in Bengaluru in November 2020 with Rs 5 lakh. A year and a half later, the venture has crossed a turnover of Rs 8 crore, says Partho Burman

Investing in Cryptocurrency

With the latest tax rules clarifying many of the cobwebs around crypto investments, Priyanka Mashelkar, Author, 15 Sure-Shot Ways to Hit the Jackpot, lists the seven basics that you need to know before you decide to hop onto the bandwagon

 
Style in Success

Leaving his father’s real estate business, Danish Batra started his first salon with 11 employees from a basement. Today, Hair Masters has grown into a 30-outlet chain with a combined turnover of Rs 65 crore and 1100 employees, says Bilal Khan

Love at work

IIM Raipur students Alok Paul and Anusha Chandrashekar fell in love while doing their MBA and later launched apparel brand Berrylush with four machines and four tailors. Berrylush is now poised to touch a turnover of Rs 35 crore, says Bilal Khan

Superhero Shikha

When Shikha Mittal decided to quit her corporate job after suffering continuous sexual harassment at workplaces, she was not running away scared, but preparing for a fightback, says Bilal Khan, profiling the founder of awareness enterprise Be.Artsy

Brand Equity

Atul Garg discontinued his studies and plunged into the family stationery business after writing his first year M Com exams. He created a brand and starting from the basement of his home built a Rs 100 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

All fired up

Starting with Rs 1.30 lakh at the age of 22, Kolkata-based Namit Bajoria failed in his first attempt. But the youngster bounced back with the Rs 30,000 he had with him and built a Rs 300 crore home and kitchen appliances brand, says Partho Burman

Power Play

Hailing from a family that owned a textile shop and working in it since the age of 17, Ashok Rajpal went on to launch Ambrane, a power bank brand, with just Rs 10 lakh, buying the pieces in China and selling it in India, says Sofia Danish Khan

 
The Bailout Fund

When you are already living paycheck-to-paycheck, how can you create a fund for some emergency in the future? Priyanka Mashelkar, Author, 15 Sure-Shot Ways to Hit the Jackpot, suggests 7 Simple Steps to Create an Emergency Fund and Live Smart

The Winning Attitude

Piysuh Somani used to be an average student, until two professors motivated him to do better. From reading self-help books to starting a web hosting business with Rs 35,000, he went on to build a Rs 172 crore turnover company, says Bilal Khan

All charged up

Vamsi Gaddam joined the family owned Visaka Industries as a 22-year-old. Ten years later, he has taken the company to new heights, launching eco-friendly innovative products and taking its annual turnover to Rs 1,143 crore, says Tamanna S Mehdi

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