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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

Money in Popcorn

At 24, Rahul Pandey, set up a gourmet popcorn kiosk in Kolkata, with funding of Rs 20 lakh from his father and with his girl friend as co-founder. Five years later, his company’s annual turnover has touched Rs 1 crore, says Gurvinder Singh

Business of caring

A personal need for good quality baby care products became a Rs 100 crore turnover business for a young and enterprising mom, whose start-up offers a range of 31 products including skincare products for newborns and moms, says Sofia Danish Khan

Dream come true

At age 23, Aastha Jha took the bold step of launching her event management start-up in Bengaluru, a city where she had arrived just four years ago. Five years later, her company is doing a turnover of Rs 50 lakh annually, says Gurvinder Singh

Guts and glory

Mumbai-based builder Agnelorajesh Athaide’s life appears to be a script straight out of a Bollywood potboiler where the young protagonist endures numerous hardships but defies all odds to emerge rich and successful, says Gurvinder Singh

Growing with lychee

While studying in college, Prakash Goduka and his brother Bikash started supplying processed tea to tea stalls in Guwahati. Today, the family is into multiple businesses and has built a Rs 75 crore turnover company, says Gurvinder Singh

Racing with sales

Picking on a segment that is still largely unorganized in India, Sasidhar Nandigam added value to customers hunting for second-hand two-wheelers, while building a successful business selling refurbished pre-owned bikes, says Sofia Danish Khan

Striking Gold in Delhi

Malay Debnath’s rags to riches story is a testimony to what a person can achieve with hard work and passion. Arriving in Delhi with a few rupees in hand, Debnath became a successful businessman with assets worth Rs 200 crore, says Gurvinder Singh

Brewing success

For three friends brimming with a determination do something on their own for a living, coffee filled their cups that soon started overflowing with joy brought by the success of their venture, Sleepy Owl Coffee. Sofia Danish Khan reports

Growing in wealth

Hailing from a nondescript village in Uttar Pradesh, Animesh Anand, son of a school teacher has got placed at McKinsey & Company in the US with Rs 1.6 crore annual package. His parents lived apart for 18 years to give him good education.

Driving change

Munmun Sarkar, a humble e-rickshaw driver from Siliguri, is winning hearts by shifting COVID-19 patients on her vehicle free of charge, following all the safety protocols but ignoring the opposition from neighbours, says Gurvinder Singh

Be Your Own Master

Long before the COVID-19 lockdown that has triggered massive layoffs, a young man who decided to chuck his well-paying IT job and move to a farm on the outskirts of Bengaluru, tells Usha Prasad how to run a successful heifer rearing business

A campus venture

Starting his venture as a college student, Karthik Manikandan has come a long way from organising tours for his batch mates and neighbouring institutions, to building a Rs 90 crore turnover tours and travels company, says Sofia Danish Khan