Naturally Yours

VP Sidhan, founder of Medimix, went around town on his bicycle promoting his product. Today, his grandson is taking the family legacy forward, strengthening the Medimix brand and launching his own Ayurvedic beauty startup, says Sofia Danish Khan

The Flashing Pan

Sundeep Singh and Akashdeep Dan came together in 2018 and launched ‘Uncle Peter’s Pancakes’ from a cloud kitchen in Bengaluru with an investment of Rs 3 lakh. In three years, the brand has grown and touched a turnover of Rs 11 crore, says Shyla F

The Model Businessman

Kolkata-based Anand Kulthia shelved his modeling career and big Bollywood dreams to take up small jobs to support his family that had got into dire financial straits and then went on to build a Rs 27 crore turnover jewelry brand, says Shyla F

The Austere Shoemaker

Leaving his father’s well-established business, Harshwardhan Patwardhan started a footwear brand with Rs 5 lakh. Starting with Kolhapuri sandals, he slowly added other products later and today the company’s turnover has touched Rs .2.2 crore

The Lucky Child

Anubhav Gupta believes he is a lucky child. His family had their first car soon after he was born. Later he started an online apparel brand with Rs 2.5 lakh, which has grown into a Rs 30 crore turnover company after 10 years, says Somma Banerjjee

Taking the Highroad

Ajay Singhal started a transport business along with an uncle with a single truck from a one-room office. Today, his company owns 5,000 trucks and employs more than 5,000 people with an annual turnover of Rs 2,000 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan 

Heart for Art

Nitin Pamnani returned to his hometown Gwalior along with his wife Jia, after spending more than a decade in Delhi and started an online store for handicrafts made by rural artisans, which is now a Rs 27 crore turnover business, says Shyla F

The Mountain Man

A former journo, Sanjay Austa, recounts his passionate story of how he built a beautiful homestay on the hills near Shimla, located amidst apple orchards. The place received huge publicity after the Dhoni family stayed there, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Being of Help

During the pandemic many tried to save their jobs amidst the nationwide layoffs, but not Vineet Saraiwala who quit his high paying job and launched a startup to create livelihoods for persons with disabilities, not caring about his own disability

Fall and Rise

Life has been a rollercoaster ride for Sandeep Aggarwal, founder of two unicorns ShopClues and Droom, says Shyla F, tracing the rise and growth of an entrepreneur from a middle class family in Haryana who once used to struggle to speak in English

Baking Delights

Three college friends hailing from middle class families started an online flower, cake, and personalised gifting company in 2010 with Rs 2 lakh. Today, they have two major brands with a combined turnover of Rs 135 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan

Guarding Your Gadgets

Kochouseph Chittilappilly started V Guard stabilisers with just Rs 1 lakh from a 400 sq ft shed. Today, his family owns various businesses including Wonderla amusement parks with a cumulative turnover of around Rs 3,750 crore, says C J Punnathara

Getting into Realty

You can own a piece of real estate for as little as Rs 10,000, says Priyanka Mashelkar, Author, 15 Sure-Shot Ways to Hit the Jackpot, listing the 7 things you need to know before you start investing in a real estate investment plan called REIT