The Mountain Man

A former journo, Sanjay Austa, recounts his passionate story of how he built a beautiful homestay on the hills near Shimla, located amidst apple orchards. The place received huge publicity after the Dhoni family stayed there, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Being of Help

During the pandemic many tried to save their jobs amidst the nationwide layoffs, but not Vineet Saraiwala who quit his high paying job and launched a startup to create livelihoods for persons with disabilities, not caring about his own disability

Fall and Rise

Life has been a rollercoaster ride for Sandeep Aggarwal, founder of two unicorns ShopClues and Droom, says Shyla F, tracing the rise and growth of an entrepreneur from a middle class family in Haryana who once used to struggle to speak in English

Baking Delights

Three college friends hailing from middle class families started an online flower, cake, and personalised gifting company in 2010 with Rs 2 lakh. Today, they have two major brands with a combined turnover of Rs 135 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan

Guarding Your Gadgets

Kochouseph Chittilappilly started V Guard stabilisers with just Rs 1 lakh from a 400 sq ft shed. Today, his family owns various businesses including Wonderla amusement parks with a cumulative turnover of around Rs 3,750 crore, says C J Punnathara

Getting into Realty

You can own a piece of real estate for as little as Rs 10,000, says Priyanka Mashelkar, Author, 15 Sure-Shot Ways to Hit the Jackpot, listing the 7 things you need to know before you start investing in a real estate investment plan called REIT

Ready to Fly

In early 2020, close friends Prachi and Aditya quit their jobs on the same day, got married later and the same year launched a ready-to-cook food brand with Rs 10 lakh. Prachi recounts her story of how a girl from a village became an entrepreneur

Labour of Love

It may seem like another farm stay by the highway near Hyderabad city. But the farm’s owner who began his career for a salary of Rs 1,200 and today owns Rs 100 crore turnover businesses built this resort out of passion, says Somma Banerjjee

Taste of Ghee

After working for around 23 years in the corporate world, Nitya Ganapathy called it quits and launched Nei Native, a ghee brand made out of her family’s secret recipe with Rs 5 lakh. In a little over a year, she is making Rs 10 lakh per month

Scrap, The Deal

Hritesh Lohiya lost several lakhs of rupees in a couple of businesses he started as a youngster soon after graduating from college. But his fortunes turned around after he and his wife Priti started seeking wealth from waste, says Partho Burman

Reaching the Summit

Shivani Agarwalla, a Chartered Accountant, reveals it all on how she became the first Indian woman to win the World Kettebell Championship though she began training late in life and has no sporting background during her school and college days

A Suitable Man

India-born Shakti Anand Srivastava runs a successful bespoke tailoring store called ‘Stava’ in Canada. Sofia Danish Khan tells the story of how he built the brand from scratch with a unique business model of getting the clothes made from India

Scholar & Entrepreneur

When Sivakumar Jayabalan came to the US for his post doctoral fellowship he had just $500 in his pocket. Today, his net worth is estimated at USD 250 million (approximately Rs 2000 crore) and he has plans to start an airline company, says Shyla F

Getting Future Ready

It is important to ensure that you build or buy a future-proof home that can easily adapt to future technological changes and your own family’s changing needs. Gopikrishnan V lists 7 items to take care of to ensure your home is future ready