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

Watch his growth

Gaurav Mehta, founder of ‘Jaipur Watch Company’ makes custom-built watches and has given India its first homegrown bespoke watch brand, which he started by selling his car. JWC is now a debt-free Rs 3 crore turnover brand, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

Operation Success

Ashvini Jakhar served in the Indian Navy as a Surgeon Lieutenant Commander with distinction, playing a role in the 26/11 anti-terrorist operations before returning to civilian life and building a Rs 25 turnover company, says Gurvinder Singh

Ever Ready

Hailing from a humble agricultural family, DRE Reddy studied in a village government school in Tamil medium until Class 10 and went on to build a Rs 220 crore turnover industrial catering business based out of Chennai, says Sofia Danish Khan

Wat a Burger

Rajat Jaiswal, a pilot by profession, built a Rs 35 crore turnover desi burger chain starting with a single outlet in Noida in 2015. Today, there are 67 outlets located in 15 States, and many of them are in small cities, says Sofia Danish Khan

Power of Positive Thinking

You have heard about the power of positive thinking, but Shilpa Singh shares her own life story with Partho Burman of how an under-confident girl from Indore transformed into a confident and inspiring Life Coach earning Rs 2.5 crore per annum

Dream Coach

Vivek Kumar, who hails from a small village in Uttar Pradesh, has fought many battles to build his Rs 24 crore turnover Delhi-based edtech brand that today provides coaching to thousands of young aspirants for government jobs, says Sofia Danish Khan

Skilling up

Shivam Ahuja started Skill Circle, a digital skill development company with Rs 10,000. His company’s turnover has crossed Rs 20 crore in the current financial year, a five-fold increase from last year’s Rs 4 crore turnover, says Sofia Danish Khan

Get seed funding

If you are founder of a startup or planning to start one, Tushar Kansal, a venture capitalist lists the challenges you might have to face and explains ways to raise funds and the things you need to do to remain in the radar of potential funders