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A Cake Walk

From working part-time after school hours in a bakery to support his family, to building a Rs 13.5 crore turnover 40-outlet pancake chain, Mumbai-based Vikesh Shah has come a long way as a self-made entrepreneur, says Sofia Danish Khan

Getting the Glow

Based out of a small city in Tamil Nadu, Arthi Raghuram, founder, Deyga Organics, has built a Rs 30 crore turnover brand in the highly competitive personal care industry that is dominated by big names, that too at the age of 28, says Bilal Khan

The Chemical Reaction

Anil Jain’s entrepreneurial journey began at age 16, when he took up printing orders and worked on a commission basis. Later, he set up a video cassette library and then stepped out to build a Rs 450 crore turnover business, says Usha Prasad

Electric Vibes

Hailing from the small town of Dharmavaram in AP, Devireddy Venugopal continued to progress in life despite the odds. Starting his career as a collection executive in a finance company, he has built an electric scooter brand, says Shyla Faiz

Catch them Young

Raghav Himatsingka was among those who had to shut down their business during the Covid lockdown, but he bounced back within a few months and launched a new successful venture with a creative parenting app he built with his wife, says Bilal Khan

The Master Builder

Pranav Sharma, 26, has built around 1000 housing units and made 680 people from the EWS and LIG categories proud home owners through his construction firm, which has achieved a cumulative turnover of Rs 126 crore in four years, says Partho Burman

Plotting the Escape

While personal finance is not rocket science, there are still traps that you need to avoid, or your financial goals can suffer severe setbacks, says Priyanka Mashelkar, Author, 15 Sure-Shot Ways to Hit the Jackpot, listing the 7 most common traps

Water Saving Wash

When entrepreneurs are faced with problems, they see opportunities. Nitin Sharma launched a plant-based liquid spray to clean cars without the use of water when he faced water shortages. Now, it is a Rs 2 crore turnover business, says Bilal Khan

Rooting for Roots

The story of Akanksha Modi, founder, Roots and Herbs, a vegan cosmetic brand started with Rs 1000 exemplifies the story of modern India where people born into middle–class families are building multi-crore turnover companies, says Gurvinder Singh

The Bold Plunge

A teenager who saw his family’s fortunes crumbling right in front of his eyes decided to fight back by quitting his studies and plunging into business. Sofia Danish Khan profiles the founder of SafeKraft India, who started from almost nothing

A Stunning Momopreneur

Debashish Majumder dared to dream big and decided to become an entrepreneur at age 30, even though he had lost around Rs 8 lakh in an earlier business. Starting with Rs 3.5 lakh, he built a Rs 18 crore turnover momos business, says Shyla Faiz

Pune's Chocolate Boy

In 2013, Vinayak Lohokare, who was then just 24 yrs old, started his first outlet of Café Chocolicious with Rs 5 lakh from a 300 sq ft rented space. Now, with an additional brand, he has built a Rs 19 crore turnover business, says Somma Banerjjee

Making Money Work

In today’s day and age, it is no longer the preserve of only the uber-rich to make passive income, says Priyanka Mashelkar, Author, 15 Sure-Shot Ways to Hit the Jackpot, as she offers 7 ways to make your money work for you while you are asleep

Fab Couple

Divam Jain and Aditi quit their jobs to start Fabnest, a women’s apparel brand, in 2017. It took a lot of faith and courage for the couple to quit their jobs and start a business when their twin daughters were just three years old, says Bilal Khan