Growing together

After making some money by organising adventure trips, seven friends from a Delhi school embarked on their own business adventure, making 3D printers and revolutionising classroom learning in schools. Sofia Danish Khan tells us how it happened

Sweet legacy

As a descendent of Rasgulla’s founder, he rose up to fight Odhisha’s bid to take ownership of Bengal’s culinary legacy. But more than that, Dhiman Das pulled K C Das, the brand set up by his forefathers, from the red, says Gurvinder Singh

Reluctant whiz-kid

For a co-founder of a global IT company that makes Rs 700 crore a year, Milind Borate dreamt below par as a teenager, though he realised his potential in due course and set out on his own, taking risks and overcoming setbacks, says Anvi Mehta

Fitting success

Fighting her own obesity, Diksha Chhabra emerged a fitness guru by using technology, mainly social media, to the hilt and made a cool Rs 15 lakh last year, sitting at home, giving ample time for the family. Sofia Danish Khan has the story

No containing her

Rhea M Singhal was concerned that the use of aluminium and plastic in food delivery can cause more cancer in India and developed an eco-friendly alternative, an agri-based container, which is now a multi-crore business, says Sofia Danish Khan

Royal tea

Two bankers’ sons in north Chennai left their IT jobs to start out on their own, banking on the city’s love for tea and built a fortune in two years. Radhika Sudhakar had a tete-a-tete with Chai Kings, Jahabar Sadique and Balaji Sadagopan

Fragrant paper flowers

Bengaluru couple Harish and Rashmi have turned a simple childhood activity of making paper flowers into a Rs 64 crore turnover business. Usha Prasad traces their incredible life journey, 10 years of which were spent in Singapore and Australia

Steeled to Win

Gunwant Singh Mongia has a will stronger than steel that which made a tycoon, earning Rs 350 crore a year, out of a seller of iron nails. His is a steely resilience, akin to his TMT bars, that he took adversity head on, says Gurvinder Singh

A Great Reviver

Not only did Hemang Bhatt pull his own life out of an abyss but also a floundering juice company by turning it into a successful brand and then went to start a restaurant chain, making over Rs 20 crore a year in just nine years, says Anvi Mehta

It’s No Kid Stuff

A startup launched by a student from his college dorm has turned into a Rs 18 crore company in three years. Gurvinder Singh profiles the whiz kid Satanik Roy and his three elder partners in HyperXchange, the cell phone refurbishing company

Dosas for Delhi

After capturing Delhi’s palate with quality South Indian snacks, served at his Jantar Mantar area café, Kesavan Kutty stormed into V3S mall, today taking home an easy Rs 60,000 daily. Sofia Danish Khan met the class five dropout from Kerala

Birthing a Brand

When Roshan Baid created his own brand of sportswear after making products for international brands for several years, one of his clients warned him to close down his business. But Roshan chased his dream and built a Rs 46 crore turnover brand

Mecca of Polo

The northeast state of Manipur is considered the birthplace of modern polo and has the world’s oldest living polo ground. Here, the game is played on the original Manipuri pony, and now the state’s women are taking to the sport, says Vishav

Fruits of Contentment

Imbibe the forgotten values of contentment and humanism to establish peace and solidarity in the society, Justice N Santosh Hegde, former Karnataka Lokayukta, urged the youth at The Weekend Leader – VIT Person of the Year Award Function