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Style in Success

Leaving his father’s real estate business, Danish Batra started his first salon with 11 employees from a basement. Today, Hair Masters has grown into a 30-outlet chain with a combined turnover of Rs 65 crore and 1100 employees, says Bilal Khan

Love at work

IIM Raipur students Alok Paul and Anusha Chandrashekar fell in love while doing their MBA and later launched apparel brand Berrylush with four machines and four tailors. Berrylush is now poised to touch a turnover of Rs 35 crore, says Bilal Khan

Superhero Shikha

When Shikha Mittal decided to quit her corporate job after suffering continuous sexual harassment at workplaces, she was not running away scared, but preparing for a fightback, says Bilal Khan, profiling the founder of awareness enterprise Be.Artsy

Brand Equity

Atul Garg discontinued his studies and plunged into the family stationery business after writing his first year M Com exams. He created a brand and starting from the basement of his home built a Rs 100 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

All fired up

Starting with Rs 1.30 lakh at the age of 22, Kolkata-based Namit Bajoria failed in his first attempt. But the youngster bounced back with the Rs 30,000 he had with him and built a Rs 300 crore home and kitchen appliances brand, says Partho Burman

Power Play

Hailing from a family that owned a textile shop and working in it since the age of 17, Ashok Rajpal went on to launch Ambrane, a power bank brand, with just Rs 10 lakh, buying the pieces in China and selling it in India, says Sofia Danish Khan

The Bailout Fund

When you are already living paycheck-to-paycheck, how can you create a fund for some emergency in the future? Priyanka Mashelkar, Author, 15 Sure-Shot Ways to Hit the Jackpot, suggests 7 Simple Steps to Create an Emergency Fund and Live Smart

The Winning Attitude

Piysuh Somani used to be an average student, until two professors motivated him to do better. From reading self-help books to starting a web hosting business with Rs 35,000, he went on to build a Rs 172 crore turnover company, says Bilal Khan

All charged up

Vamsi Gaddam joined the family owned Visaka Industries as a 22-year-old. Ten years later, he has taken the company to new heights, launching eco-friendly innovative products and taking its annual turnover to Rs 1,143 crore, says Tamanna S Mehdi

Beauty and Utility

When Neha Tandon Sharma shifted to Raipur from Dubai, she found it difficult to wear a saree. So, she designed a ‘Wrap in 1 Minute Saree’ and launched a brand, which has become a Rs 1.5 crore business in less than three years, says Partho Burman

Art of Business

Niraj Johri and his brother Pankaj Johri invested a few thousand rupees to buy some samples of ceramic knobs from Khurja, a town in Uttar Pradesh, and built a Rs 100 crore turnover home décor brand adding new products, says Sofia Danish Khan

A frontline warrior

Whether it is the Covid pandemic or the cataclysmic tsunami that hit Tamil Nadu in 2004 or the Kumbakonam fire accident, Dr J Radhakrishnan has been in the thick of action, says Usha Prasad, narrating the inspiring journey of an IAS officer

Making More Money

Today, everyone is looking for ways to make more money. In this exclusive article for The Weekend Leader, Priyanka Mashelkar, Author, 15 Sure-shot ways to Hit the Jackpot, offers seven ways to increase your bank balance without earning more

Covid Hero

The Weekend Leader – VIT Person of the Year, Ramu Dosapati, had a childhood dream to serve the nation, and realised it after a miraculous recovery from an accident. During Covid lockdown he spent around Rs 90 lakh of his own money feeding the poor