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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

Styling with Leather

With Rs 10,000, Aanchal Mittal, an alumna of NIFT, Delhi, started a leather accessories business with just one tailor in 2015. Today, she runs a profitable company with a turnover of Rs 25 lakh and employing 10 people, says Sofia Danish Khan

The Million Dollar Question

‘Where Does it Go’ is an initiative that creates awareness on the harmful impact of plastic trash, PET bottles and e-waste. The art pieces on display offers visitors a chance to reflect and ponder their high consumption lifestyle, says Siddhi Jain

Tribal Coffee

Manoj Kumar started working in Araku valley in 2011 to check the high maternal mortality rate in the region. But the intervention led to coffee cultivation by the tribals and the birth of a world famous coffee brand. Mohammed Shafeeq has the story

The 5AM Formula

The globally renowned author of ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ Robin Sharma’s latest book talks about harnessing the benefits of waking up at 5AM that has helped many of his high-profile clients including celebrities and CEOs, says Saket Suman

An Organic Growth

With a desire to enter agri-business, CMN Shastry acquired a sick vermicompost unit in 1999, which has now grown into a Rs 70 crore turnover company that sells various organic products in India, besides exporting to 20 countries, says Usha Prasad

A Gorgeous Place

Gandikota in Andhra Pradesh is the Indian version of America’s Grand Canyon and also known as the Desi Grand Canyon. Manuvidhya recounts the joy of watching the sunset in the gorge with River Pennar quietly flowing beneath giving her company

Wow WTF!

With an USP of selling a variety of non-vegetarian and vegetarian food under Rs 149, WTF! restaurants in Kolkata, founded by a 23-year-old entrepreneur has done a turnover of more than Rs one crore in less than eight months, says Gurvinder Singh

Smart Shishya

At age 19, a young man decided to learn transcendental meditation at an ashram and later became a volunteer there. Today, an ayurdveda company he started with blessings of his guru is doing business of Rs 270 crore annually, says Sofia Danish Khan

Home Away From Home

Vaduvoor bird sanctuary in Tamil Nadu offers for the avian visitors from Europe, the Americas and sometimes even Russia, a perfect spot for food, shelter and reproduction when the mercury drops in their home countries, says Vasudevan Sridharan

Helping the Hungry

A computer science teacher from West Bengal's Asansol collects excess untouched food from college and office canteens everyday and distributes it among nearly 200 poor children. Milinda Ghosh Roy finds out what led him to start this initiative

Small Town Wonder

At the age of 25, he left the small town of Mahabaleshwar and came to Pune with the dream of becoming an entrepreneur. He started an LPG gas agency with Rs 50,000, which has now grown into a Rs 100 crore turnover company, says Anvi Mehta

Rising Like A Phoenix

At age 37 Ilangovan Sivanmalai went to Kuwait after suffering losses in business and landing in debt of Rs 52 lakh. Working hard, he built a fortune, became a philanthropist and has donated to the tune of Rs 4 crore, says P C Vinoj Kumar