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15-Minute Magic

15 minutes early is probably the greatest medicine for a lot of stress-related issues in today’s world. It is the biggest antidote, stress buster to the present day neurosis and can help you live healthy, live well, says Niranjan Gidwani

The Close Shave

For days, I lay in my bedroom, washed in exhaustion, pain and hopelessness. Only the sounds and vibrations that came through the walls kept me connected with the life outside, writes Saborna Roychowdhury who won a battle against an unknown virus

A tea storm

His father wanted him to enter the civil services and become an IAS officer, but his destiny lay in Indore where at the age of 22 he started a chai shop, which has now grown into a Rs 100 crore turnover 145-outlet tea chain, says Sofia Danish Khan

Fuelling Your Passion

From landing in Delhi with just Rs 3,000 and finding a job in a city where he didn’t know a single soul, and acting in a movie that bombed at the box office, to turning a fuel entrepreneur, Usha Prasad traces A Vinodhraj’s interesting life journey

Bareilly’s oil King

As a 29-year-old, Ghanshyam Khandelwal started a mustard oil unit at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, which used to be a real small town back in the 1980s. What started with Rs 10 lakh is now a Rs 2,500 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

A glossy finish

Raised in a middle class family in a small town in Maharashtra, Harshal Jarode visited state capital Mumbai first time for his engineering counselling. Today, his two-year-old paint brand competes with giants in the industry, says Usha Prasad

Staying motivated

Growing up in a middle class family in a small town, Aunkita Nandi stayed motivated and overcame all the odds to build a USD 10 Million valued company that she started with rented computers along with her American boyfriend, says Partho Burman

Time for Nothing

Scheduling time slots in your daily calendar that are purposefully kept clear of meetings or any specific activities is the best investment you can make in yourself and the single most important productivity tool to use, says Niranjan Gidwani

Highway to Success

Growing up in a joint family, Rahul Omprakash Rai went on to start an infrastructure company investing Rs 2 lakh that now generates a turnover of Rs 7 crore bagging sub-contracts for building bridges, power plants and roads, says Partho Burman

Leaves that Matter

Two friends who won a series of prizes at college level competitions for their eco-friendly plates made of areca palm leaves started a business with Rs 20,000 and ten years later have made it into a Rs 18 crore turnover company, says Partho Burman

Vada with love

Two youngsters who met in college and fell in love with each other started a vada pav shop with an investment of Rs 5 lakh. Experimenting with fusion vada pav, they built a Rs 20 crore turnover eatery chain in just five years, says Bilal Khan

Farm girl

Many would have buried their entrepreneurial dreams after failing in their first venture at a young age of 22, but not Archana Stalin, who has bounced back to create a successful second enterprise through organic farming, says Usha Prasad

Cooking up success

Two college buddies with a passion to start a venture of their own were pushed to taking the entrepreneurial plunge during the COVID lockdown. They built a profitable business of electric pressure cookers in just eight months, says Partho Burman

Magic of biryani

With an investment of Rs 5,000 two teenage brothers introduced biryani at their small eatery in Kolkata. Today, their restaurant chain is a hot destination for biryani lovers and has grown into a Rs 15 crore turnover business, says Partho Burman