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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

Taking the Highroad

Ajay Singhal started a transport business along with an uncle with a single truck from a one-room office. Today, his company owns 5,000 trucks and employs more than 5,000 people with an annual turnover of Rs 2,000 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan 

Heart for Art

Nitin Pamnani returned to his hometown Gwalior along with his wife Jia, after spending more than a decade in Delhi and started an online store for handicrafts made by rural artisans, which is now a Rs 27 crore turnover business, says Shyla F

Fall and Rise

Life has been a rollercoaster ride for Sandeep Aggarwal, founder of two unicorns ShopClues and Droom, says Shyla F, tracing the rise and growth of an entrepreneur from a middle class family in Haryana who once used to struggle to speak in English

Baking Delights

Three college friends hailing from middle class families started an online flower, cake, and personalised gifting company in 2010 with Rs 2 lakh. Today, they have two major brands with a combined turnover of Rs 135 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan

Guarding Your Gadgets

Kochouseph Chittilappilly started V Guard stabilisers with just Rs 1 lakh from a 400 sq ft shed. Today, his family owns various businesses including Wonderla amusement parks with a cumulative turnover of around Rs 3,750 crore, says C J Punnathara

Getting into Realty

You can own a piece of real estate for as little as Rs 10,000, says Priyanka Mashelkar, Author, 15 Sure-Shot Ways to Hit the Jackpot, listing the 7 things you need to know before you start investing in a real estate investment plan called REIT

Ready to Fly

In early 2020, close friends Prachi and Aditya quit their jobs on the same day, got married later and the same year launched a ready-to-cook food brand with Rs 10 lakh. Prachi recounts her story of how a girl from a village became an entrepreneur

Taste of Ghee

After working for around 23 years in the corporate world, Nitya Ganapathy called it quits and launched Nei Native, a ghee brand made out of her family’s secret recipe with Rs 5 lakh. In a little over a year, she is making Rs 10 lakh per month

Scrap, The Deal

Hritesh Lohiya lost several lakhs of rupees in a couple of businesses he started as a youngster soon after graduating from college. But his fortunes turned around after he and his wife Priti started seeking wealth from waste, says Partho Burman

Reaching the Summit

Shivani Agarwalla, a Chartered Accountant, reveals it all on how she became the first Indian woman to win the World Kettebell Championship though she began training late in life and has no sporting background during her school and college days

A Suitable Man

India-born Shakti Anand Srivastava runs a successful bespoke tailoring store called ‘Stava’ in Canada. Sofia Danish Khan tells the story of how he built the brand from scratch with a unique business model of getting the clothes made from India

Scholar & Entrepreneur

When Sivakumar Jayabalan came to the US for his post doctoral fellowship he had just $500 in his pocket. Today, his net worth is estimated at USD 250 million (approximately Rs 2000 crore) and he has plans to start an airline company, says Shyla F

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