Yearly Archives: 2008

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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A hero who goes unnoticed

  Why do we look for heroes in all the wrong places? We’re stuck in our movie seats and in our history books, while today’s heroes go unnoticed. I pondered this question and its implications while sitting inside a Toyota … Continue reading

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8-yr-old social worker inspires students

8-yr-old social worker has dream meeting with Suriya TIMES NEWS NETWORK Chennai: Rattling off a list of his favourite cartoons (Perman, Ninja Hattori, Shaun the Sheep), eight-year-old Karan Dravid seems like every other child his age. However, the desire to … Continue reading

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Village labourer cracks IIT entrance

Radhika Iyer Friday, June 6, 2008 (Khammam, AP) With hard effort and single-minded devotion, you can make possible what seems impossible.That is what an 18-year-old has shown in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh. With not enough to eat, and no … Continue reading

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Awe-inspiring: The waiter who will be an IAS officer

May 27, 2008 Inspired by the spider, the Scottish king Robert the Bruce told his men, ‘If you don’t succeed the first time, try, try and try again’K Jayaganesh’s story is similar. He failed the civil service examination six times … Continue reading

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Let us Inspire Minds to Change Lives

Dear Friends, This blog consists of real life stories of people who have  achieved great success in life after a great struggle. My idea is to inspire youth of this country ‘to do something’.    I wish to make available inspiring … Continue reading

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