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Saviour on Bike

For people of 20 villages in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, Karimul Haque is the man to call during any medical emergency and he would arrive on his motorcycle, sirens blaring, to rush them to the hospital 50 km away, says Gurvinder Singh

Dream Chaser

Hailing from Aligarh, Aamir Qutub dared to dream big and landed in Australia to study MBA. Working in an airport as a cleaner and delivering newspapers to support himself, he went on to build a Rs 12 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

Rising Star

Saravanan Nagaraj, a twelfth-fail from the small town of Virudhachalam in Tamil Nadu, went all the way to Virginia in the United States, to build a USD 2.5 million turnover company, breaking several barriers on the way, says Usha Prasad

Joy in Giving

Taking individual social responsibility to new heights, Ramu Dosapati, has spent a whopping Rs 50 lakh in feeding jobless migrant workers and providing grocery kits to poor and needy people during the COVID lockdown, says Usha Prasad

The bird man

Senthilvela K held top positions in MNCs before chucking it all and plunging into poultry farming. He has brought his Midas touch into the poultry farms now, where his annual revenue has touched Rs 1.2 crore in just two years, says Usha Prasad

Young and responsible

Haryana’s efforts to empower women has found a shining mascot in Parveen Kaur, India’s youngest sarpanch, who has transformed the face of her village by undertaking numerous development works in the last five years, says Gurvinder Singh

Capturing life

For Namrata Rupani, an illness changed her life’s course from a dental career to a more adventurous photographer-entrepreneur mode, and allowing her to do photo shoots of the likes of Saina Nehwal in the course of work, says Gurvinder Singh

Why cast matters

IIM graduate and caste critic Rajesh Rajamani’s latest short film ‘The Discreet Charm of the Savarnas’ has brilliantly captured the hypocrisy of the savarnas who have taken on the mantle of fighting for the Dalit cause, says Radhika Giri

Playing to inspire

Manasi Joshi, a software engineer, became an amputee at the age of 22 following a road accident, but the braveheart turned to sports and became one of India’s top para-badminton players. She was featured on the cover of Time magazine recently

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

Heroes of Nuapada

In the remote areas of Odisha without access to online education, migrant workers such as Khageswar, who have returned to their villages during the COVID lockdown, have turned tutors for the children of the villages, says Naba Kishor Pujari