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

A Royal Deal

Fitness and gym enthusiast Bhavya Mehta, who was just 21 when he launched ethnic clothing brand ‘Royal Kurta’ on Snapdeal, starting with Rs 5 lakh, has now touched Rs 30 crore turnover with clients in many foreign countries, says Partho Burman

The Canadian Dream

Raman Dua is a child of the quintessential Canadian dream. Hailing from the small city of Rohtak, he landed in Canada with no idea of what he was going to do, but went on to build a Rs 18,000 crore turnover business there, says Sofia Danish Khan

On the bench

When you wish to fire your employee, it is key to make sure that you've considered all of your options. If you want to cut costs and trim the payroll, you still have a few different options to explore, says Chitiz Agarwal, founder of Company Bench

Raising Hope

Change maker Neelam Gupta’s non-profit AROH Foundation is ushering in the winds of change in the remotest locations of India, ranging from the tough terrains of Meghalaya to the Naxal impacted red corridors in Chhattisgarh, says Bilal Khan

Dream House

IIT couple Arpit and Sakshi describe the pleasure of building a mud house at their farm. While the common notion is that a mud house is a temporary structure, it can easily outlast a modern cement-based house if built the right way, says Arpit

Burning with Passion

Hailing from the small town of Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Abhishek Pathak, a NIFT graduate and founder of Lucknow-based Greenwear Fashion, a Rs 2.5 crore turnover brand, has become India’s first solar vastra entrepreneur, says Bilal Khan