Rashmi Praveen: Entrepreneurship, training & beyond

She was fifteen minutes ahead of our scheduled meeting and was ready to have a go at the questions. We skipped the regular questions for this interview, chatted for almost three hours and walked out being friends. I could see her love for training, development and how she is focused on bringing a change in the…

Benedict Jebakumar – The Magnet Man

I don’t sell but I get a lot more in return for whatever little action I have been taking. The main benefit I enjoy out of this action is the JOY of Service. – Benny

Rishabh & Rohini: The young foodpreneurs

When you are hungry you just grab something and munch on it till your body starts supporting you. I was exhausted and wanted to visit the food court at the Comic Con and happened to walk over to RiRo stall which was decked up with simple display board and were greeted by two enthusiastic and…

Open UP: # 77

“At school, I was good in social sciences and art. I was doing okay in maths too. I loved art and pursued it. Today, I pursue my passion of designing apparel. I didn’t let go of maths rather I embraced it. You would see a lot of maths and art in tandem in my work….

Open UP: # 71

“I started making apparel from the last three years. I never ventured out of my home. So technically the sales were close to zero. It took a lot of courage to come out and stand here to sell my product. I still have to feel comfortable to sell and promote my work. Luckily my work…

Open UP: # 68

“My friend and I love walking. We started collecting sticks and fine tune them to match your style and passion. The concept of art and utility is one among the hardest to come across. The sticks are dead wood from the forest which are caused due to landslides or elephant rampages. The sticks are selected…

Open UP: # 67

“I design jewellery, especially with beads. Sometimes I make my own beads – with plastic, stone, recycled paper, cloth, metal, thread… anything I like and find. It calms my emotions, gives me joy and a sense of peace. Every piece is handmade, well thought about and designed with care and delicacy. Why aren’t you wearing…

Shubhendu Sharma, The Afforestter

I met Shubhendu for the first time in 2012 when we wanted to get some trees planted and I was searching for a genuinely interested team. As he walked in to our office that afternoon, I could see the zing in his step, the excitement in his voice and his sincerity in telling us how serious…

Open UP: # 66

“We were both in very successful IT jobs that pay us well. My husband was getting restless with this idea he has and wanted to venture out and start on his own. We had to compromise on several things, cancel our vacation and stuff. I told him to go live his dream. I will hold…

Open UP: # 64

“I was just a housewife all my life. I promised myself that my daughter won’t be just a housewife. I made sure she got a chance to try everything she wanted. Today she is an entrepreneur and I am here to support her. If every mother thinks the same way, we can change the world.”…

Open UP: # 59

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Open UP: # 58

  “I am usually calm and silent. I used to paint to express myself and then it became a hobby. Today, I am a full time painter and artist. My husband saw my work and helped me come out to share my art and paintings, build a brand and market them. Art has transformed me…