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A Fantastic Journey

Sangeeta Lala started Fanzart, a luxury fan brand in 2012 along with her husband Anil Lala when she was 50 years old. Ten years later, she has made it a Rs 100 crore turnover brand with about 100 outlets around the country, says Partho Burman

Serving the Hungry

For the homeless people on the streets of Chennai, there is a place they can simply go and pick up some packed food to eat without losing their dignity and self-respect. Bilal Khan writes about Issa Fathima Jasmine’s community fridge initiative

Building the Brand

From his humble beginnings as a salesman in a saree showroom where he was earning a paltry salary of Rs 1400, Anuj Mundhra rose to build a Rs 46 crore turnover apparel brand with his hard work and a never-say-die spirit, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

Value in Cosmetics

Hailing from the historic city of Madurai in south Tamil Nadu, a 21-year-old undergraduate student Surya Varshan has built a cosmetic and skincare brand with current turnover of Rs 56 lakh and a valuation of Rs 10 crore, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Creating Passive Income

For Vinny Soni, who is currently involved in real estate business in Canada, the motivation to create wealth is to generate a steady passive income so that he could pursue his other passions without worrying about money, says Sofia Danish Khan

Chai Time

Founder of Tea Time, Uday Srinivas Tangella, who returned to India after quitting his high paying job in Dubai, has not only succeeded as an entrepreneur, but also created close to 3,000 small business owners in just six years, says Bilal Khan

Farm to fortune

Hailing from a humble family in a small village in Madhya Pradesh, Sagar Patidar, the 28-yr-old founder of Gurgaon-based software company, Primathon Technologies, was the first engineer from his agriculture-oriented family, says Tamanna S Mehdi

Restoring family pride

Vipin Gupta’s business suffered severe losses in 2015 and his family was pushed into deep debt. How Vipin’s young son Rajat Gupta took over the business and built it into a Rs 65 crore turnover company makes a gripping story, says Bilal Khan

Raised high

Growing up in a one room one kitchen house in a chawl in Mumbai’s Dongri area, Moiz Rajkotwala and his brother Shabbir Rajkotwala rose from humble origins to build a Rs 188 crore turnover raised access floor business from scratch, says Bilal Khan

Having the Will

Rakesh Goyal built a successful insurance brokerage firm in a city where he knew nobody and had no job or contacts when he arrived in 2000. Gurvinder Singh traces the success story of the founder of Mumbai-based Probus Insurance Broker Pvt Ltd

Picnic with Sandwich

Former advertising professional Hussain Juzer Lokhandwala decided to start his own desi sandwich brand inspired by American sandwich chain Subway with Rs 1.5 lakh in Pune with no employee. Today, it is a Rs 50 crore turnover brand, says Bilal Khan

Becoming Tax Smart

It’s that time of the year when you are trying to figure out investments that can save you even a rupee in tax. Priyanka Mashelkar, Author, 15 Sure-Shot Ways to Hit the Jackpot, suggests 7 Income Tax Saving Investments for the hard working soul

A filmy turn

A young Tata Motors engineer declined an opportunity to move to S. Korea to work on a joint venture truck project with Daewoo and quit his job to start his own company. He became an entrepreneur after watching a Hindi film, says Sofia Danish Khan

The Hidden Gem

Chinu Kala left home at the age of 15 with just Rs 300 after an argument with her father. From earning Rs 20 daily as a salesgirl, she slowly climbed the ladder and eventually built a Rs 40 crore turnover fashion jewellery brand, says Bilal Khan