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Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Failures make you smarter. Kabir Siddiq lost Rs 15 lakh in his first venture. He started his next venture investing just Rs 4 lakh, cutting down risks, and is now looking at a turnover of Rs 12 crore in the second year, says Sofia Danish Khan

Yummy Sweet Success

The owners of a Rs 700 crore turnover sweets chain had survived hunger and poverty to build a successful business, says P C Vinoj Kumar, revealing hitherto unknown details about the family that started its first sweet shop in Chennai in 1979

Shaking It Up

A 23-year-old revived an iconic milkshake brand owned by his family joining hands with a friend and another professional. Three years later they have grown into a 270-store chain and touched a turnover of Rs 100 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan

The Power of 1+1

With an investment of Rs 350 crore, Rahul Bhatia and Rakesh Gangwal built IndiGo, India’s largest and most profitable airline, currently valued at a whopping Rs 27,500 crore, through meticulous planning, and cost cutting, says Shelley Vishwajeet

Healing Journalism

The Delhi-based Heal Foundation, a non-profit working for the cause of improving, innovating and implementing healthcare delivery in the country, has conferred The Weekend Leader with the Health Honours 2018 award. Sofia Danish Khan reports

A Champion’s Dream

Having created history by claiming a record sixth title at the women's World Championships, legendary boxer M.C Mary Kom is determined to fulfil a lifelong dream by winning a gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, says Ajeyo Basu

 
The Adventure Capitalist

As manufacturers of many kinds of adventure products, it is natural that the idea of starting a Fly Dining restaurant struck the owners of Jumpking India. Today, people are flocking to the novel restaurant from around the country, says Usha Prasad

Traders to Makers

Started with an investment of Rs 10,000 by Punamchand Shah, a small-time stainless steel cutlery trading business has metamorphosed into a Rs 300 crore plastic wares company producing a range of homeware and children’s products, says Anvi Mehta

Mission with Love

Ravi Kalra, a former martial artist, had no idea that he would one day be offering shelter to 450 homeless people, including over 300 mentally-challenged persons. These people have not only found a home, but also new families, says Mudita Girotra

The Sari Weaver

Shravan Kummar chucked a medical seat to choose a career in fashion. Today, he is known as a designer delving into vintage saris and recreating them with the same set of intricate weaves with the help of traditional weavers, says Rama Devi Menon

Your Friendly App

Getting a government job is the ultimate dream of many youth in the country who appear for various competitive exams. Four youngsters launched an app for such job aspirants, which is now a Rs 85 lakh turnover business, says Sofia Danish Khan

The Sleeping Giant

Born into a large family as the seventh child among eight siblings his family lived hand to mouth. But by dint of hard work, K Madhavan rose from his first job for a salary of Rs 250 to building a Rs 325 crore turnover company, says P C Vinoj Kumar