Yearly Archives: 2008

Ratan Tata’s words of inspiration

  On courage: I am, unfortunately, a person who has often said: You put a gun to my head and pull the trigger or take the gun away, I won’t move my head.     On successful people: I admire … Continue reading

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India’s youngest 17 yr old MTech from IIT Chennai

When most students his age are in college, S Chandrasekar has won a gold medal in Computer Science at IIT Madras. At 17, he is the youngest Indian to have aced Masters in Technology with a CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point … Continue reading

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Life Stories to Inspire: Indra Nooyi – CEO, PepsiCo

Ever wonder how to be influential and reach the top of the world?. Here’s the inspiring story of CEO of PepsiCo and the Fortune / Time magazine’s most influential women in the world – the Chennai born Indra Krishnamoorthy Nooyi: … Continue reading

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Life lessons from Michael Phelps

  At 23, Michael Fred Phelps has become an international sporting sensation.   The young American swimmer has smashed seven world records and won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics , the first athlete ever to secure first place … Continue reading

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A second life is all it takes to be a success

  Forty-two year old Venkatesh was born to be an entrepreneur. While the faint hearted may have walked away in the face of adversity, Venkatesh, who developed cardiac problems due to heavy losses he incurred in his first entrepreneurial stint, … Continue reading

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FROM ‘PEON’ TO Vice-Chancellor

Growing up in the heart of a Wadala slum, eight-yearold Narendra Jadhav knew what he wanted to be when he grew up: a gangster.    Somewhere along the way he changed course and ended up as chief economist of the Reserve … Continue reading

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From TN hut to New Jersey assembly

   He spent his adolescent years in a hut in Chennai. Today, he is deputy speaker of the New Jersey State Assembly. Upendra J Chivukula is, in his own words, “an example of the adage — education is the greatest equaliser.” … Continue reading

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Sweeper swept hurdles to become college prinicpal

Nirjharani Chakraborty, principal of Rishi Bankim Chandra College for Women, never hesitates to pick up a broom and sweep a dusty classroom or verandah. After all, she started her career that way. Nirjharani began as a Group D employee in … Continue reading

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Disabled student all set to graduate from IIT Madras

“I have always been lucky,” beams 21-year-old Naga Naresh Karuturi who will get his B. Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras on July 25. One look at this engineering graduate, however, will tell you that the boy … Continue reading

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Chandrasekar, 17, is youngest to ace MTech from IIT

  Two years ago, at 15, S Chandrasekar was the youngest engineering graduate in the country. On July 25, he will be the youngest postgraduate from IIT Madras when he receives his degree at the convocation. The teenager has also … Continue reading

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