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Electric move

It’s definitely an electrifying story. Two young brothers in Hyderabad have turned their father’s abandoned workshop into a factory for electric bikes and auto rickshaws, thus ushering in a revolution in automobile industry, says Rama Devi Menon

Dressing millennials

Keeping the sartorial tastes and needs of the millennials in mind, two Delhi youth pooled their savings of Rs 5 lakh to launch PostFold, an apparel brand that ‘clicked.’ Sofia Danish Khan met the duo that made Rs 1.6 crore last year

Price matters

Self-made C M Faizal Ahamed is making waves in the textile sector through his Suxus showrooms that are ever crowded and have recorded the highest ‘per sq ft sale per annum’. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the entrepreneur who learnt from his mistakes

Students’ choice

Sensing a students’ ‘demand’ for comfortable living and good food, three management students ‘supplied’ it through Yourspace, opening a slew of premier hostels. Sofia Danish Khan met the innovative trio who made a cool Rs 16 crore last year

Women safe

A moment of doubt over the cab driver impelled Shailja Mittal to conjure up a car hire service that safely takes even a 3-year-old to a kids’ party. Sofia Danish Khan on the women-driven cab service ‘Koala Kabs’ that made one crore last year

Water from air

Realising the acute need for new water sources in India, Siddharth Shah has imported Air2Water technology to manufacture Atmospheric Water Generators that could well be a godsend for people in parched places. Deven Lad checks out the details

Perseverance pays

With no formal training in civil engineering, 27-year-old Sharath Somanna successfully runs a Rs 20 crore turnover construction company that he started with just Rs 46,000. Usha Prasad met him at an old palatial house that he is beautifying

Young wonder

A national table tennis player, a PhD scholar, a cook, a computer geek, a pianist and a motivational speaker - Naina Jaiswal is all this and more at 19 years. Rama Devi Menon tells us about the child prodigy, groomed by an astute father

Heal the poor

For someone who grew up being indifferent to deprivation, Falguni Nevatia’s attitude towards social work changed after marriage, more after her husband’s death. Gurvinder Singh tell us how her mammoth Rural Health Care Foundation functions

Water idea

Stepping out of the plush comforts of her Malabar Hill home in Mumbai, Amla Ruia turned ‘water mother’ to lakhs of people in India’s parched zones as she was impelled to reach out to the water-starved. Vedika Chaubey has her inspiring story

First call

They rush in where others fear to tread. They are ‘Alert’ volunteers who provide the first medical assistance to accident victims even before the ambulance arrives. Radhika Sudhakar speaks to their trainer and Alert founder, Kala Balasundaram

A vet’s dreams

Converging diverse interests, veterinary science, journalism and business, Dr N Elangovan has charted for himself a path that not just gives soul satisfaction but also brings in the lucre. Usha Prasad meets the man who straddles many worlds

Clean sweep

A Delhi dentist’s unclean spittoon spurred Amarinder Singh into doing something for the community’s health and starting his own clinic that has now grown into a Rs 140 crore turnover 321-clinic nationwide dental chain, says Sofia Danish Khan

An eco-warrior

As mystery shrouds the disappearance of activist S Mugilan for over 100 days, #WhereIsMugilan hash tag trends in Twitter and people in Tamil Nadu are demanding an answer from the police. G Babu Jayakumar traces Mugilan’s path as an activist