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Changing Lanes

Jelaja Ratheesh, from Kerala, transformed from housewife to a renowned truck driver and vlogger with Kottayam-based Puthettu Transports. Alongside her driver-husband, she travels around India, capturing their travels in a vlog, says Rama Devi Menon

Conceiving Maternity Brand

Starting in Coimbatore with Rs. 60,000, Deepika and Thiyagarajan built 'Putchi' into a Rs. 5 crore maternity brand. Shyla F traces the couple’s journey from an Instagram start-up to a thriving brand with 30 employees and offering over 900 styles

Intimate Indulgent Idylls

Explore enchanting luxury resorts across India for your romantic escape. From Jaipur's royal Oberoi Rajvilas to Ananda's peaceful Himalayan retreat in Rishikesh, these resorts offer unmatched luxury, wildlife adventures, and intimate experiences

Designed for Excellence

Born in a small Maharashtra village, Dadasaheb Bhagat overcame early struggles to work in Infosys as an office boy. With interest in drawing from childhood, he trained in animation, building his own Rs 1.8 crore turnover design firm, says Bilal Khan

Reactivating the Mobile

Neeraj Chopra transitioned from business setbacks to launching Zobox in 2020, a venture in refurbished mobile phones. After his franchise model didn't succeed, he switched to an online-driven model, and hit a turnover of Rs 20 crore, says Shyla F

Trailblazing Electric Bike

Pranav Singanapalli's startup, Emote Electric, launches India's first geared electric bike, with pre-launch sales hitting Rs. 6-7 lakh. The bikes, boasting GPS, rapid charging, and exceptional range, are redefining EV standards, says Rama Devi Menon

Happy Nature's Growth

Happy Nature, a tech-enabled D2C brand, raises $300,000 in funding, led by IPV, to provide quality dairy and breakfast essentials. The investment will drive sales growth, enhance branding activities, and support small farmers in the dairy sector

Donkey Milk Delight

Raju Joseph invested Rs 15 lakh to start his unique donkey milk business at Musiri in Tamil Nadu with seven donkeys. He now produces various products including soap, lip balm, and amulets, and has achieved a turnover of Rs 1.5 crore, says Shyla F

Honcho of Hope

Embarking from a Rs. 7,452 monthly salary to commanding a Rs 1 crore CTC, Mahesh Krishnamoorthy's journey reveals a saga of resilience. Bilal Khan traces the corporate honcho’s rise from a humble one-room house in Thane to leading Core Integra

Nuts about Business

Starting with Rs. 4,000, Maria Kuriakose built a business transforming discarded coconut shells into utilitarian and decorative items such as bowls, and candle holders. Her business has now touched a turnover of Rs. 1 crore, says Rama Devi Menon

Munching to Millions

Starting with just Rs. 2,000, Nalini Parthiban and Anand Bharadwaj built Sweet Karam Coffee into a million-dollar company. They championed traditional South Indian snacks, evolving from a local kitchen to a global online business, says Shyla F

A Village Hero

Hailing from a UP village, Raj Yadav, its first software engineer, has built two companies with a combined turnover of over Rs. 100 crore. His firms not only provide jobs to many youths but also positively impact countless farmers, says Bilal Khan

Making Waves

From childhood memories by a village lake to being dubbed the 'Lake Man of India', Anand Malligavad has rejuvenated 80 lakes across the nation, covering a whopping 500 acres. Tops companies are spending their CSR funds on his projects, says Shyla F

Journey to Riches

From Kerala's rubber plantations, Aby Dominic ventured into Mumbai's corporate world before starting his own business with Rs 15 lakh. The exhibitions company he started with two people has now achieved a turnover of Rs 80 crore, says Bilal Khan