Monthly Archives: June 2008

Life after near-death

Times Review profiles extraordinary people who refused to let life-altering mishaps get them down MUMBAI     Earlier this month, a 20-yearold girl showed Mumbai an act of incredible courage. Sneha Kale, on her way home after giving an exam, fell … Continue reading

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‘You Can Do it Too’ – Secret of Sabeer Bhatiya’s Success

    Sabeer Bhatiya an ordinary guy from banglore came to Los Angeles eleven years ago, in September 1988. He was 19 at that time and had only $250 in his pocket and knew nobody in America. Sabeer intended to … Continue reading

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Dreaming big is the key to success

On June 15, 2008, a fledgling Ahmedabad-based garments and fashion accessories company, Liverpool Retail India Ltd (LRIL) made a splash in the retail space by launching 151 outlets of a new brand ‘Barcelona’ across the country covering 15 states in … Continue reading

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Striking it big against odds

Ilavazhaki’s life has all the elements of a fairytale. Growing up in a slum in Vyasarpadi, she had to work hard for things that most children take for granted. As a fish-cart puller, her father Irudhayaraj brought home earnings too … Continue reading

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A published author at 15, he’s still not satisfied

As a child, Ronen Chatterjee hated to read and was merely an average student. His teachers grew frustrated with his lack of direction, essentially writing the young lad off at an early age. Ronen himself admits, “I was more or … Continue reading

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At 18, he runs an anti-hacking company

At 18 years of age he is one of the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Systems administrators. His claim to fame, however, stems from the fact that his organisation endeavours to reduce cyber crime. He gives lectures to officers of the … Continue reading

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From College drop out to MBA earning 12 lakh p.a.

Here I am – this is me — there’s nowhere else on earth I’d rather be.” I can identify with Bryan Adam’s lyrics now, but I wasn’t exactly singing the same tune a few years ago. I’m 30 years old and come from an upper … Continue reading

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The inspiring rags-to-riches tale of Sarathbabu

When 27-year old Sarathbabu graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, he created quite a stir by refusing a job that offered him a huge salary. He preferred to start his own enterprise — Foodking Catering Service — in … Continue reading

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Unsung heroes Microsoft launches “Heroes Happen Here”  Charting a path Noel Sequeira, a contestant   Call them geeks, techies or whatever you feel like. The truth is that for most IT professionals their world revolves around the computer. But then … Continue reading

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Read the Times of India article which presents some hidden gems in India. People who are braving the odds in this country and making a real difference to their societies. Individuals who you would hardly ever come across in print or … Continue reading

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