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Deepinder Goyal, 34, Founder & CEO, Zomato

Have you watched the American comedy series Silicon Valley? Set around a group of young men and their attempts to found a company, the show immerses viewers in the start-up world of California. It is…

Kailash Katkar, 50, Founder, Quick Heal

The morning of the day I am to meet Kailash Katkar, the founder and CEO of Quick Heal Technologies Ltd at its headquarters in Pune, I chance upon the Times of India business page and see a headline…

Albinder Dhindsa, 35, Co-Founder, Grofers

The last three years have been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride for Grofers, the company that promised to revolutionise grocery shopping, and its co-founder Albinder Dhindsa. In 2015, the…

Paras Anand, 41, Director, Sanspareils Greenlands

The pucca road leading up to Meerut’s proposed hawai patti, or air strip, is flanked for many a mile by fields of sugarcane, intermittent tin sheds and grazing goats. On the patch of red mud that…

What the Perfect Portrait Does Not Say

Family portraits are always perfect. In a typical portrait, the parents are seated regally, the children draped around them rather lovingly; the background is perfect, the clothing matches and the…

Sampad Swain, 35, Co-Founder, Instamojo

Some of Sampad Swain’s friends don’t yet know whether to commisserate or to celebrate with him. His company, Instamojo, a digital payments platform, may have shut down earlier this year if it hadn’t…

Sohrab Sitaram, 41, CEO, Keventers

How do you bring a company that is more than a hundred years old back to life? A company whose frothy milkshakes had satiated generations of Delhi residents, their flavours trapped within wide-…

Swati Bhargava, 34, Co-Founder, CashKaro

One thing Swati, 34, and Rohan Bhargava, 36, were sure of before starting their own cashback website was this: if buyers knew there was a chance to earn money back, they would be fools to not opt for…

The Gold and the Beautiful

When we think about wealth in the epics, what comes immediately to mind is hyperbole. Kings and princes have hundreds of thousands of horses and slaves, their coins and jewels are as numerous as the…

Rupi Kaur: Life in Lower Case

Perhaps we are all immigrants trading one home for another first we leave the womb for air then the suburbs for the filthy city in search of a better life some of us just happen to leave entire…