Yearly Archives: 2008

From Rs 50 to a Forbes billionaire!

P N C Menon, chairman of the Rs 1,500-crore Sobha Developers Ltd, is one of the few dollar-billionaires in India. For the last two years, he has been listed in the Forbes list of billionaires (he is listed at number … Continue reading

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Mercy Killing petitioner beats death, hugs life

Two years back Seema Sood longed for death and had even petitioned the President of India for euthanasia. But hope triumphed over despair and today, walking with difficulty, but walking nonetheless, after a total knee replacement surgery, the Bits Pilani … Continue reading

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Software Engineer-to-be at 16!

Imagine this: a sixteen-year-old schoolboy, with a plum job offer at hand? Hard to believe? It was for us too – till we met Arvind Thiagarajan, an unassuming standard XII lad from DAV Chennai with an impressive title – Bell … Continue reading

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Inspiring speeches of the 20th century

Dear Friends, Click the link below to listen to inspiring speeches by great world leaders. A.Hari.

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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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