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Chuck The Corporate Rut; Make A Living Playing Poker Instead!

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    Clawin D'Souza

While some earn a living spending countless hours at a mundane desk job, a few others make a profession out of playing poker! Yes, you heard that right. Miniscule monthly salaries versus making a few millions over a good hand of cards? We like the latter. Clawin D’Souza is a living example that taking a…

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Give A Gift with A Meaning with Kaira Gift World

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    Durga Kolli
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    Durga Kolli
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    Durga Kolli
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    Durga Kolli

Tired of buying meaningless gifts that don’t have any thought or feelings put into them by their makers? Why would they anyway as not everybody understands the emotions behind giving someone a gift. But Kaira Gift World is different. Started by a mother of two and a former corporate professional, Kaira Gift World understands the…

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Bring Out the Creative Genius in You with India’s Largest Professional Creative Network

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    Kavan Antani

If you’re tired of your mundane desk job or scared of getting sucked into the vortex of corporate uncreativeness, then what you need is IndieFolio. IndieFolio is the perfect outlet for your brilliant, creative and unique ideas. What’s IndieFolio all about? IndieFolio, co-founded by graphic designer Kavan Antani, is an online platform and market network…

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How Sai Kaustuv Turned His Disability Into A Driving Force

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    SAI KAUSTUV DASGUPTA
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    SAI KAUSTUV DASGUPTASAI KAUSTUV DASGUPTA
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    SAI KAUSTUV DASGUPTA

Determination might be just a word for some people, but for Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta, there is no end to will power or motivation. Being a man whose body is 90% disabled, he has not let that define him. A singer, graphic designer and motivational speaker, he has left no stone unturned to defy what one…

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How Two Failed Suicide Attempts Made Virali Modi A Successful Phenomenon

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    Virali Modi
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    Virali Modi
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    Virali Modi
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    Virali Modi
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    Virali Modi
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    Virali Modi

Several years ago, Virali Modi was clinging on for her life in a ventilator following an accident. Lying helplessly in a coma, the odds were against her at that point but, sure enough, that she regained consciousness and had got her life back. However, she wasn’t mentally prepared for the fact that she wouldn’t be…

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How Avanie Joshi Looked Away From Negativity To Positively Enhance Her Life

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    Avanie Joshi
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    Avanie Joshi

Avanie Joshi is one of the upcoming talents in the music industry. Starting off with just a YouTube channel, she has now stepped into the arena of Bollywood. A singer and songwriter by profession, she was involved in her art even during her school. She says that building these skills are easy once you understand…

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Why Start-Ups Are Counting On Abhilasha Dafria To Get To The Next Level

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    Abhilasha Dafria
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    Abhilasha Dafria

After being involved with startup journalism, Abhilasha Dafria was introduced to the start-up ecosystem in India. What she realized was that many entrepreneurs had grand ideas, but had a hard time executing it due to the lack of a relevant network. To bridge this gap, Abhilasha founded Venturator. Combining the words ‘venture’ and ‘accelerator’, the…

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Varun Gupta Tells Us Why Adapting To Adversities Is A Big Part Of Being Successful

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    VARUN GUPTA

Graduating from Purdue University, USA to be a computer engineer, Varun Gupta later went on to do his MBA from Columbia University, New York. However, he has been involved in his family business, a water purifying business, for the last 10 years. In 2015, he branched out of his family business to start Clicktable; a…

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How Manish Kumar Overcame The Negativity Thrown At Him And Is Building An Empire

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    Manish Kumar

A graduate from IIT Kanpur, Manish Kumar has over a decade of experience in the banking and financial industry. Subsequent to which, he founded ‘KredX’; India’s first invoice discounting marketplace that connects businesses looking to raise fast working capital, with investors. To understand his business model simply, he says, “We enable the growth of small businesses…

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An Amputee’s Story Of Inspiration, Dedication, And How She Scaled The Earth’s Highest Mountain Peak

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    Arunima Sinha
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    Arunima Sinha
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    Arunima Sinha

In 2011, Arunima Sinha was thrown off a train by some robbers resulting in an amputated leg. Many tried to pass this incident off as a suicide but eventually she managed to prove it to be an accident. She says, “I was lying on the tracks bleeding; one leg had to be amputated, while I…

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How Pavitra Chalam’s Passion For Filmmaking Is Shaping A Better Future For Our Society

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    Pavitra Chalam

Born and raised in Bangalore, Pavitra Chalam was a national-level roller skater and athlete for more than a decade before she embarked on her journey as a filmmaker. Pavitra represented India as a Peace Ambassador to Pakistan in 2003. As part of the Youth Initiative for Peace in Pakistan, she was chosen by her peers…

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How Kirthi Jayakumar Is Changing The Landscape Of Society In Terms Of Women’s Safety

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    Kirthi Jayakumar
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    Kirthi Jayakumar
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    Kirthi Jayakumar
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    Kirthi Jayakumar

One day after Kirthi Jayakumar turned 25, on December 16, 2012, is when the infamous Delhi gang-rape happened. Kirthi was receiving an award for her work with a US based NGO called ‘Delta Women’, which worked for the rights of women in the US and Nigeria. Awakened by the lack of security for the women…

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A Mother Who Pushed Away Depression And Gave In To INSPIRATION

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    Saswati Singh
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    Saswati Singh

After her son was rejected in 42 special schools due to autism, Saswati Singh took matters into her own hand by founding  ‘Inspiration’. Inspiration has a Special School, Vocational Centre, as also a fully equipped Occupational Therapy Centre for the cognitively challenged. They also have free training sessions for parents who are also encouraged to…

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Wake And Bake; The Life Of Shweta Chauhan After Quitting Her Corporate Job

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    Shweta Chauhan
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    Shweta Chauhan

After a decade long run in the corporate world, Shweta Chauhan decided to take a break from it and begin her professional journey as a baker. She then founded ‘Cake Bucket’; a unique bakery that provides personalized desserts to clients without compromising on the quality or taste. Shweta says that baking has always been her…

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She Didn’t Choose To Get Into Business, Entrepreneurship chose her; Amrita Samant’s Journey Of Capturing Precious Moments

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    Amrita Samant
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    Amrita Samant

Although Amrita Samant liked her job in the Human Resource department, there was a constant desire in her to do something artistic with her life. During this phase in her life, photography started off as an interest to her, and she quickly capitalized on her newly discovered ambition. She parted ways with her career in…

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After Gaining Weight Post Delivery, Ritu Srivastava Gave Birth To A Weight Loss Coaching App; Obino.

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Gaining weight post pregnancy, although natural, is a difficult time for women, and losing this excess weight is even harder. This was the case for Ritu Srivastava after she had given birth to her daughter. After many failed attempts to lose weight, Ritu learned about the mechanics of the human body and knew exactly how…

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Designing Her Escape Route From Mediocrity Made Malvika Bhandary An Unstoppable Force In The Designing World

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Malvika Bhandary

By taking the path less travelled, Malvika Bhandary has created what is, arguably, one of the most creative, detailed, and an awesome design platform for businesses and individuals alike. Aanay is the answer to all designing requirements, with its area of expertise ranging from designing company logos and stationery to coasters and coffee mugs. This…

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Leading by example – Shekhar Vijayan, motivating others through his own story

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Shekhar Vijayan: entertainer, sports presenter, stand-up comedian, scriptwriter, blogger, influencer, motivational speaker, fitness expert and poet all rolled into one. Phew! But perhaps his most inspiring achievement is his personal battle of getting from ‘fat to fit’. How did it happen? He says, “My moment of truth was when the commode, and a plastic chair…

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