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May 8 2012

In my editor’s note, I usually focus on theorising the subject of the cover story. Last edition, I loosely analysed the ‘genesis of a new industry’ through the story of Sula Vineyards. A few editions back, when we featured Dr. Matt Barney of Infosys Leadership Institute on the cover

Rising from ruins: The Neemrana Story

Jun 01, 2011

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Experiential hospitality best sums up Neemrana Hotels’ offering as its philosophy is to create informed travelers, not superficial tourists

Richcore’s R&D

Nov 01, 2011

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Subramani Ramachandrappa, founder and managing director, Richcore Lifesciences, wants to create industrial enzymes through structured research and development

Roping in Rural Development

Feb 01, 2010

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Rural Outsourced Production Enterprises has created the means for rural artisans to reach out to a global audience.

IMPACT: THE REAL BOTTOM LINE

May 25, 2012

Emil Zatopek, a Czech long-distance runner, once quoted: “An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.”

Jayant Sinha

The Impact Investor

May 25, 2012

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Jayant Sinha and Omidyar Network are slowly but surely building a venture capital model to solve large-scale social problems

PIERRE OMIDYAR, FOUNDER OF EBAY AND OMIDYAR NETWORK, SPEAKS:

May 25, 2012

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One of the most important lessons

Health & Grow

May 01, 2012

Healthkart.com wants to make a dent on the online healthcare product retail space. The founders’ prior experience complements each other and it might just be the secret behind Healthkart’s early progress

MIND YOUR LANGUAGE

May 01, 2012

With its unique affordable products that facilitate learning English faster and better, EnglishHelper hopes to continue to build scale through people whose lives have been touched by its products

THE SOCIAL LEVELLER

May 25, 2012

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Dipak Basu, founder, chairman and CEO of Anudip Foundation wants to create livelihood opportunities for rural people by introducing IT related training and employment

BRINGING BACK THE FAMILY PHYSICIAN

May 01, 2012

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By creating a chain of primary care clinics, NationWide Primary Healthcare aims to reintroduce the family doctor to every Indian household and build the family medicine career vertical for Indian medical graduates through its training programmes and employment opportunities

A MISSED CALL AWAY

May 25, 2012

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Zipdial has a business model woven around the missed call concept, so popular among the cost-conscious Indian telecom customers

WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE

May 25, 2012

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In the business of purifying water, Kent RO is looking to educate more consumers about the importance of reverse osmosis for drinking water. And by capitalising on this growing awareness, the company aims to grow at a sustainable pace of 40 per cent every year

“IN REALITY, WE’RE ASKING OURSELVES THE QUESTION: CAN WE MAKE MONEY?”

May 25, 2012

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The Smart CEO caught up with Kumar Shiralagi, Managing Director at IndoUS Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm in India to discuss the Indian startup ecosystem

BACK TO SCHOOL

May 25, 2012

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School management services firm, K12 Techno Services has firmly made a mark in the education space in Andhra Pradesh and is now looking to replicate its success as it ventures to other states

Down her yellow Brick road

May 01, 2012

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Neha Arora wants to make others happy through her company, The Yellow Cycle, which helps people live their out-of-the-ordinary experiences. In due course, she hopes to offer more interesting experiences and also rope in corporate customers

IN THE SUMMERTIME...

May 25, 2012

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A ‘Summer Holiday Travel’ survey conducted by TripAdvisor, an online travel portal, with over 1500 of its users has thrown up some interesting finds.

IT AIN’T JUST A GAME

May 25, 2012

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How Rahul Dravid and the movie Moneyball changed the way I look at sports

THE RISING OF KIRANA STORES

May 25, 2012

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How can local mom and pop retail stores fight against the might of the bigger ones and the looming threat of foreign direct investment in retail? Aaramshop, a New Delhi-based startup, might have the answer

A STOCK EXCHANGE FOR NGOs

May 25, 2012

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Dhaval Udani of GiveIndia, that helps raise funds for various NGOs, transitioned from being a volunteer at the organisation to becoming its chief executive officer. His primary focus is to establish stability by putting together a team of performers, who can support donors and NGOs alike

CAPTAINING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

May 25, 2012

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Saurabh Srivastava shares what he has learnt from his professional journey and talks about the quality of entrepreneurs that have mushroomed in the country in recent times

GENERATION NEXT

May 25, 2012

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Anirudh Dhoot shares the lessons he learnt during his early days in the Videocon Group and his plans for the organisation in the coming years