From his crumbling hut in a village in Bihar’s Madhubani district to the sprawling campus of IIT-Mandi, the journey of Abhimanyu Kumar has been awe-inspiring. Abhimanyu cracked IIT-JEE in 2009 though he had no idea about either the IITs or JEE till 2006 when he came to stay with his father, a tea vendor in the state capital. “I … More A tea vendor’s son,an IITian!
The Father Of Invention – A Poor Villager from Gujarat – Indian Unsung hero Imagine a refrigerator that runs without electricity, keeps your perishables cool for five to seven days and costs you less than the price of a single meal for one person in a luxury hotel. It’s cool, it’s green and it’s affordable for the … More Imagine a refrigerator that runs without electricity!
A young entrepreneur with an engineering degree from India’s premier engineering school and a postgraduate degree from the US’s finest technical school develops an innovative service aimed at ameliorating the energy utility situation in rural India. In 1995, he co-founds SELCO India, which provides customised energy solutions based on each household’s requirements. It facilitates low-income … More Harish Hande-How this MIT Indian engineer aims to light up rural India
Little Muaaz will celebrate his fourth birthday on Sunday. And doctors say this is nothing less than a miracle since he is one of the few people who is surviving with Ondine’s Curse. Little Muaaz will celebrate his fourth birthday on Sunday. And doctors say this is nothing less than a miracle since he is … More Four-year-old survives ‘death’ 7 times
From being a rickshaw puller in New Delhi to becoming an organic farming expert and an innovator, it has been an amazing journey for this farmer from Damla village in Haryana. There was a time when Dharamveer Kamboj could not even afford to pay for his daughter’s school fees. “I spent about two years as a rickshaw puller. … More From a rickshaw puller to a successful innovator
After she failed in her grade ten examinations, Aarti Naik would’ve ended up being a domestic help like most of her classmates but chose to fight the situation she was in. Today she teaches schoolgirls from her neighbourhood for free lest they fail in their examinations and in life. Sometime in June 2003, when she received … More Earning Rs 9 a day she educated herself and teaches others
PUNE: It was a unique PhD viva-voce at the management faculty of the University of Pune recently where the student appeared to be at least 20 years older than his guide and examiners. And, it was certainly not the first degree acquired by 82-year-old Moreshwar Abhyankar. He has indeed a string of degrees and diplomas … More Indian Man completes PhD at 82
BANGALORE: Sheeja Mathews, an HR professional with an MNC in Bangalore, is the first woman in India to own a Harley-Davidson. Sheeja, 34, had placed an order for the Harley-Davidson; Iron 863′ model, costing Rs 6.5 lakh (ex-showroom), in February this year; it was delivered to her on Monday. “Though there are other superbikes … More Bangalore woman tames Harley-Davidson
Meet 14-year-old Sindhuja Rajaraman, the CEO of Seppan, a Chennai-based animation company launched only in October last. And we’re not kidding. A ninth-standard student, she was adjudged the fastest 2D and 3D animator by software lobby Nasscom at the Gaming and Animation Conclave 2010 at Hyderabad. Interestingly, she is also a brand envoy of design software major … More 14-year-old girl is World’s youngest CEO
As a trader at JPMorgan Chase in London, Ashish Goyal helps manage billions of dollars of the bank’s exposure to risks like foreign exchange fluctuations. In his spare time, he takes tango lessons, plays cricket and goes clubbing with friends. Goyal is also blind. Watching him in the middle of the trading floor as he … More The Indian who manages risk for JPMorgan, and blindness