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October 23, 2013
Indian-American elected top national academician in the US
Subra Suresh is one of the only 16 living Americans to be elected to all three national academies, the IOM, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.

September 10, 2013
CHAT: The former sports champ who's taken on Madras University
Preethi Srinivasan is a former state level cricket player who has been denied admission into the University of Madras for a distance education course after an unfortunate accident left her quadriplegic for life. Join us for a chat with her on Wednesday, September 11, between 1 and 2 pm IST.

July 23, 2013
Visually-impaired girl to pursue dream course at Delhi University
Eighteen-year-old Sana Samad is the second student after Kartik Sawnhey to have been allowed to pursue mathematics after Class 12 at the Delhi University.

May 23, 2013
Visually impaired girl tops MP board exams
Shrishti Tiwari, from Damoh has topped the Madhya Pradesh Higher Secondary examination in Arts stream.

November 14, 2012
Indian wins $500,000 WISE prize
An Indian scholar has been awarded the USD 500,000 WISE prize for innovation in the field of education, for his relentless work of providing low cost education to children in Mumbai slums.

October 31, 2012
The 9-year-old Indian attending college in the US
This child prodigy tells George Joseph that he wants to be a scientist; discover something big.

October 14, 2012
The heart of a genius: 'I somehow impressed her enough!'
In the last of a four-part series profiling economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, we bring you the inspiring speech the 'genius' gave on his wedding day, offering an insight into his family life.

October 13, 2012
A biologist wife on her 'genius' husband
In the third of a four-part series profiling economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Arthur J Pais interviews his wife Sundari Chetty about being married to a 'genius'.

October 12, 2012
'I was amazed and disturbed by the poverty around the Taj'
In the second of a four-part series, Arthur J Pais profiles economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, nicknamed the 'genius grant'. In this interview, he emphasises how the presence of high value-added teachers in school can go a long way in shaping their pupils' destiny.

October 11, 2012
A professor at 23, he has won a $500,000 'genius grant'
In a four-part series beginning today, Arthur J Pais profiles economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, nicknamed the 'genius grant'. Chetty says he hopes his research will help lower income children in India and the United States of America.

August 11, 2011
Meet the two winners of Google Science Fair
Two Indian girls Shree Bose and Naomi Shah emerged winners at the Google Science Fair held last month for their projects on ovarian cancer and treatment of asthma respectively. Read on to know more about their interesting projects.

August 10, 2011
Indian grad's eco-friendly solution for oil spills wins Kenneth G Hancock Memorial Award
Swapnil Jadhav, a graduate student from New York received the award for his project that could help replace the hazardous petroleum-based cleaners currently in use.

March 29, 2011
Measure success by the obstacles you overcome
14-year-old Salam Siddiqui on why he finds Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to go to outer space, inspiring

February 24, 2011
'If I had gone on to do my MBA, I would have never become an entrepreneur'
Kishore Biyani talks about entrepreneurship, believing in yourself, and how experiencing the journey is more important than achieving any objective

December 07, 2010
Young Indians win Time Magazine's essay competition
Three young Indians swept the Time Magazine's first Asian essay competition on the challenges that the continent face in the 21st century.

December 01, 2010
This Indian is Aspen Institute's Rising Star
Meet Dr Aaron K Chatterji whose academic research, policy work and public service has been recognised by the international nonprofit organisation.

November 23, 2010
'A monochrome life is not worth it'
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardee, Dr Shubha Tole tells us what it takes to be successful.

October 06, 2010
She helps dyslexic children discover joys of writing
After weaving stories for kids in beautiful books, dyslexic author Dheera Kitchlu is now helping children like her bring out their writing talents into the open.

September 29, 2010
Indian-Canadian teen attends intl environment meet
Roopa Suppiah, a student at Queen's University, Ontario, was chosen by the British Council to attend an environmental forum in Shanghai, September 1 to 7.

August 11, 2010
'Good students are sacrificed for the quota system'
Dr Sanjaya Baru, editor, Business Standard, talks about the lack of respect for education and the need to reward excellence.

August 04, 2010
CA topper shares her success mantras
The inclination towards this field was natural for 22-year-old Sanjhi Agrawal, an alumnus of Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer.

July 23, 2010
Desi novelist up for prestigious young author award
Karan Mahajan, New Delhi-raised and New York-based author, is up for a prestigious literary award.

July 22, 2010
'I hope to find humanistic solutions to problems'
Aziz Haniffa spoke to Dr Pat Basu soon after he was chosen as a White House Fellow. The interview.

July 21, 2010
2 Indian-Americans chosen as White House fellows
Dr Pat Basu of Naperville, Illinois, and Dr Sunny Ramchandani of Rowland Heights, California, USA are among the 2010-11 class of White House Fellows.

July 16, 2010
'Learn your profession, learn to be professional'
An interview with Mark Tully, former chief of bureau, BBC-Delhi about his career and more...

July 15, 2010
'With every bust we've come out stronger'
Ashish Hemrajani, founder of Bookmyshow.com quit his job at a top advertising agency to start his company, Big Tree Entertainment in 1999. Here he tells us how he survived the dotcom bust, the recession and succeeded despite all odds.

Topperspeak: From class 7, IIT was my target
Vipul Singh from Bhilai earned the first rank in AIEEE and the fifth rank in IIT-JEE this year. He shares with Nitin Jindal his journey to the top.

July 14, 2010
22-year-old becomes IIT Bombay professor
Tathagat Avatar Tulsi has become India's youngest assistant professor at the renowned Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.

July 02, 2010
Gujarat girl wins mental maths world cup
An eleven-year-old girl from Gujarat's Surat has set a world record by winning the Mental Mathematical Calculation World Cup 2010 held in Germany.

July 01, 2010
Bright Indian gets top UK learning award
An Indian PhD student's daughter who braved odds by doing cleaning jobs in a hospital to finance her studies in the UK has been awarded the prestigious VQ Learner of the Year Award.

June 10, 2010
UPSC topper: I want to be an agent of change
Coming second in the All India Civil Services examination, Prakash Raj Purohit is poised to be a 'yes-we-can' man.

June 02, 2010
'The youth are likely to turn India's fortune'
India is at a critical juncture, with 30 percent of its young population getting ready to make a transition into adulthood. Jayalakshmi Sengupta looks into some of the remarkable initiatives of civil society institutions to harness this volatile resource pool.

May 27, 2010
Topperspeak: 'There's no formula to crack JEE'
Aakanksha Sarda, the topper amongst girls at the IIT JEE, shares her success mantras.

All-India IIT JEE topper: JEE isn't so hard
In an exclusive interview, the 2010 IIT-JEE topper, Anumula Jithendar Reddy tells Shwetal Rai what it takes to be an IIT topper.

May 21, 2010
Chetan Bhagat: Do work that pays; grow your passion
It took a long time for the author to figure out what he wanted to do, and it's still a work in progress.

May 17, 2010
GATE topper: Maths, physics are beautiful
Aspiring scientist Ishan Mata is gearing up to pursue an MTech degree, leading to PhD, at one of the premier research institutes in the country.

May 13, 2010
CAT topper: I prepared only via mock tests
He took the CAT three times. Third time lucky, he finally got a call from IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta and Lucknow.

May 12, 2010
This 15-yr-old's trophy will honour India Inc
Rahul Patil lives in Mumbai's slums and has designed a trophy for the first ever LeapVault Change Leadership Awards. Abhishek Mande visits his house and feels humbled.

May 10, 2010
All-India CS topper shares his success mantras
Puneet Gupta, a consultant (Tax and Regulatory Services) with Ernst & Young, took just 24 days of leave for dedicated exam study.

May 06, 2010
Srinagar doctor tops Civil Service 2009
A doctor from Srinagar has topped the Civil Service Exams 2009. Shah Faesal, an MBBS degree holder from Srinagar, topped the prestigious examination in his maiden attempt.

No coaching classes for this IFS topper
The 24-year-old gold medallist in MSc (Zoology) from Behrampur University, topped the IFS exam without any coaching; he says that it was God's mercy.

May 03, 2010
All-India CA topper shares his success mantras
Discipline and the right attitude can make a seemingly unattainable goal, simple. Kishen K Warrier, all-India CA topper, applied this mantra to accomplish his goal.

April 29, 2010
CDSE topper: 'Be mentally tough, determined'
While Shruti Raghav's friends prepared for CAT with a vengeance, she set her sights on the Combined Defence Services Exam.

April 27, 2010
He dropped out of engineering to serve his country
Joining the forces is a dream come true for NDA (2009) topper Cadet S M Sriram. The 18-year-old talks about life at the Academy and why he chose the Indian Navy.

April 26, 2010
JK Rowling: 'We do not need magic to change the world'
Had she succeeded at anything else, the Harry Potter series may have never been created, author JK Rowling told Harvard graduates. Excerpts from her commencement address.

April 22, 2010
Topperspeak: 'I studied for over 12 hours a day'
The LLB student at National Law School, Bangalore, shares her mantras.

April 21, 2010
Prita Chhabra sings herself into the history books
Singer Prita Chhabra was invited by the National Basketball Association to sing the Canadian and American national anthems at the Air Canada Center in Toronto April 4 before a crowd of 20,000 people.

April 20, 2010
Topperspeak: 'There are no excuses for go-getters'
Monetary hardship, partial vision loss and a parent's illness, could not stand in the way of 23-year-old Rahul Garg's success. Today, Rahul who is also a qualified CA and CS.

April 19, 2010
P Gopichand: Our education system needs flexibility
Former all-England badminton champion Pullela Gopichand has been honoured with all major sports awards - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronacharya. His experience taught him a lot and today, he coaches badminton champ Saina Nehwal. Gopichand tells Urmila Rao of Careers 360, how his career took shape.

April 16, 2010
Topperspeak: Do your best and leave the rest to God
Jaiben George has many feats to his credit and the most notable one is topping the entrance exam for admission to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

April 12, 2010
This IAS topper chose rural India over Harvard
A doctor by profession, Karthik Adapa gave up scholarships to Harvard and Cambridge to join the Indian Administrative Services.

March 17, 2010
Indian-American takes third in Intel Science competition
Akhil Mathew, an 18-year-old resident of Madison, New Jersey, Tuesday night won the third place in the Intel Science Talent Search

March 15, 2010
'The harder you work, the luckier you get'
Rana Kapoor, founder, managing director and chief executive officer of Yes Bank talks about his success mantras, lessons he has learnt in his career and gives tips to succeed to young entrepreneurs.

March 12, 2010
10-year-old Naina creates academic history
She is the youngest girl to ever write the Intermediate or plus two examination.

March 11, 2010
Arun Shourie: Mediocrity has become the norm
A veteran of many battles against the authority, Shourie, discusses philosophy, politics and policies in a freewheeling conversation with Mahesh Sarma, editor, Careers360.

March 08, 2010
'At Infosys we concentrate on breaking the stereotypes'
As part of our focus on women at workplace to celebrate International Women's Day we spoke to Infosys's principal diversity officer, Srimathi Shivashankar on how the company is encouraging women emerge as leaders as well as facilitating an inclusive work environment.

'Women in the Army? We're here to stay!'
On the occasion of Women's Day,Bhavna Chauhan, ex-army officer and author of 'Where Girls Dare', shares what it was like to be a woman in the Indian Army.

March 07, 2010
'Women more willing to take risks'
Here, on the eve of Women's Day, Iti Kumar, vice president, People Development, GlobalLogic, shares what it means to be a career woman in today's world.

'Young women are not taken seriously at workplace'
On the eve of International Women's Day Abhinaya Vedula, deputy general manager, SatNav Technologies talks about challenges faced by women at the workplace and how they can be overcome.

March 03, 2010
Prasoon Joshi: I had small dreams but large instinct
Prasoon Joshi has been making waves in the ad world and Bollywood for a number of years now. But what was it like growing up? Read on...

February 26, 2010
'We don't blindly pick people for their IIT/IIM tag'
T V Mohandas Pai, director, Human Resources and member of the Infosys board, is upfront and brutal -- whether it's taking potshots at hallowed institutions like the IITs or IIMs or rubbishing the unrealistic aspirations of today's generation.

February 24, 2010
He wants to take Indian mythology to the Oscars
27-year-old entrepreneur Karan Vir spells out plans for his company Vimanika Comics and how he hopes to get an Oscar for India.

February 23, 2010
'If we succeed, we will make history'
With close to 20 years of experience in the microchip industry behind each one of them, these technology professionals chose not to settle down into a regular nine to five job... instead they decided to let go of their comfortable paychecks and follow a dream: to make history.

February 04, 2010
Subroto Bagchi: There is no substitute for hard work
The vice-chairman and gardener of MindTree, and author of three business bestsellers, shares his story of success.

January 28, 2010
Ushering in change, from a place of love
Indicorps Fellow Vevake Prasad shares his experience of working in India on the Indicorps public service fellowship.

January 27, 2010
'I begged cooks to give me recipes'
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Discovering Shakti -- the strength of a woman
Indicorps Fellow Himabindu Reddy shares her experience of working in India on the Indicorps public service fellowship.

January 18, 2010
Ruskin Bond: I have a lifelong allergy for exams
Author Ruskin Bond never attended college, and educated himself in second hand bookshops. Amrita Bose chats with the author about his school days, writing and his love for India.

January 14, 2010
A journey from paddy fields to London dreams
This daily wage earner's son from Kerala now works as MRI senior radiographer in the UK. A tale of struggle and success.

January 12, 2010
'The depth of our research helped us win'
Abhimanyu and Raeesa, law students from NLSIU, Bangalore clinched an international moot court competition in Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

January 11, 2010
'The only known way to progress in life is education'
In a chat with Sumita Vaid Dixit, Ajit Balakrishnan, founder and CEO of rediff.com, discusses the power of education to transform lives. And football.

January 05, 2010
Azim Premji: 'Take charge of your career destiny'
Inspiring excerpts from the address by Azim Premji, founder, Wipro at IIT Delhi's convocation ceremony.

December 24, 2009
This student's charitable work spans 26 countries
Arthur J Pais interviews 18-year-old American student William J Oppenheim III, who, along with a few friends, has established the Omprakash Foundation, which links for-free volunteer teachers with more than 100 grassroots educational projects in 26 countries.

They sell trash to save lives
Two youngsters in Gujarat are using their resources to fund dialysis for kidney patients.

December 23, 2009
Shashi Tharoor: India needs well-formed minds
Author and politician Shashi Tharoor chats with Sumita Vaid Dixit about writing, tweeting and world affairs.

December 22, 2009
He chucked a Rs 1-lakh salary to make films
Journalist turned filmmaker Mahesh Nair speaks to Syed Firdaus Ashraf about his struggle to make it in Bollywood.

December 15, 2009
He trains India's poorest students for the IIT
Educator Anand Kumar could not attend Cambridge University due to financial constraints. Today, he coaches deserving students for IIT-JEE.

December 14, 2009
'India's rich fund temples, not educational institutions'
Tarun Tejpal, editor-in-chief of news magazine Tehelka, expresses his disappointment over India's education system.

December 08, 2009
Meet our national Scrabble champ
Indian National Scrabble champion Sherwin Rodrigues has just returned from Malaysia after finishing 13th in the Tenth World Scrabble Championship. Here, he reveals what the game taught him about life and shares five useful tips on how to be a champion.

December 01, 2009
'I joined the media for free merchandise!'
Deepak Dhar, Managing Director of Endemol India tells how he never looked back after his first summer job

November 18, 2009
'Pick a career for interest, not scope'
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardee Prof Amitabh Joshi, followed his passion for science 'despite' the Indian education system.

November 17, 2009
"India's youth, educated but unemployable"
Aroon Purie, Editor-in-Chief, India Today, talks about his career and the various issues that concern today's youth.

November 13, 2009
'My profession is my passion': Somdev Devvarman
This 24-year-old tennis champ broke the Davis Cup jinx for India, and now he's raring to go!

October 20, 2009
This man saves lives, one click at a time
For over ten years now, Khushroo Poacha has stood by the sole belief that to do good work you don't need money. Poacha runs indianblooddonors.com (IBD), a site that lets blood donors and patients in need of blood connect with each other almost instantaneously. Here is his story.

October 08, 2009
She dreams of a cleaner, greener planet
Saumita Bannerjee, biotechnologist and winner of the Green Talents competition, speaks about her research and career.

September 14, 2009
'An MBA is not a passport to career success'
Chanda Kochhar, CEO and managing director of ICICI Bank, spells out ICICI's work culture and employee philosophy.

September 03, 2009
Deepti Gupta, 22, wins prestigious US teaching fellowship
She's one of 35 would-be teachers selected for the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation fellowship, and the only Indian in the list.

August 31, 2009
Meet Dr Tathaghar Avtar Tulsi, he is 21
It's not very often that you attach the title 'Dr' to the name of a 21-year-old youngster. Meet Dr Tathaghar Avtar Tulsi, who is on top of the world today after joining an exclusive club of scientists with a doctorate at the age of 21.

August 13, 2009
'Never give up on your dream'
Simanta Sharma, MD and CEO of bolohealth.com, shares his success mantras.

June 29, 2009
'I want to leave the corporate world and take up scuba diving'
The Marketing and Leasing Director of Plaza Centres, India, Shashank Pathak talks to <I>rediff.com</I> about his life, career, success and how he plans someday to become a scuba diving instructor.

June 19, 2009
'People are tempted by careers that are immediately rewarding'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, first year JD candidate at Harvard Law School and DPhil candidate at Oxford Tarun Chhabra, 28, discusses how he came to win the prestigious grant and what he intends to do with the money.

June 17, 2009
'I don't believe that something is better than nothing'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, third-year Harvard medical student Chitra Akileswaran, 26, discusses how she came to win the prestigious grant and what she intends to do with the money.

June 15, 2009
A wife, mother and COO at 38
Rahat Beri has been the COO of Percept Profile, a leading PR agency, for six years now. Here, she talks about how she did it, despite all the challenges she faced.

May 18, 2009
'My message is one of empowerment and independence'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, first-year Harvard medical student Shantanu Gaur, 22, discusses how he came to win the prestigious grant and what he intends to do with the money.

May 13, 2009
'I've been laid off in the past': A CEO speaks
In an interview with rediff.com, the CEO of media, entertainment and communication company Percept Talent Management fills us in on his career, his success mantras and his advice to youngsters looking to make it big.

May 07, 2009
'I want to educate and empower the public'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, Harvard graduate and first-year medical student Ashish Agrawal, 22, discusses how he came to win the prestigious grant and what he intends to do with the money.

May 06, 2009
'Don't be impatient, especially with your employees'
A decade ago, Rahul Sharma and his friend launched e-commerce company Micromax. Today, it specialises in mobile phone solutions and wireless technologies and boasts of a Rs 400 crore turnover.

April 30, 2009
'I've always been compelled by a career in public service'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, Previn Warren, a 26-year-old Harvard Law undergraduate, discusses how he came to win the prestigious grant and what he intends to do with the money.

April 27, 2009
Competing for the 'Best Job in the World'!
Meet RJ Anjaan, the only Indian shortlisted for the 'Best Job in the World.'

April 22, 2009
At 26, he heads two successful businesses
Meet 26-year-old entrepreneur Aadil Bandukwala. At the age of 26, he is the CEO and owner of not one, but two companies -- a web consultancy firm called Leading Minds and the quirkily-named recruitment agency Talent Onions. In an interview with rediff.com's Insiyah Vahanvaty, Aadil discusses his career, his passion for entrepreneurship and what it's like to run two organisations of his very own on a day-to-day basis.

April 21, 2009
Honour for an inspirational leader
As part of a week-long achiever series, Get Ahead presents an interview with each of six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States.

April 16, 2009
'Hire smart people, even if they are smarter than you'
COO of Zapak Digital Entertainment, Rohit Sharma talks about his career success, how he balances work and family and doles out advice to young professionals.

April 10, 2009
'My father thought I was crazy to start a business during the recession'
In this time of recession, two twenty-somethings decided to drop out of the rat race and enter the big league by starting a PR agency on their own. Here's their story.

From selling tees to owning an eatery: Karma
Mansi Hemdev is an entrepreneur -- and a very young one, at that. At the age of 21, she already owns her own cafe in Chennai. rediff.com's Ganesh Nadar caught up with this enterprising young lady to learn more about her business and career success.

January 27, 2009
'Passion, commitment and a positive attitude always gets noticed at the workplace'
In an interview with rediff.com Kamal Mansharamani of AlmaMate advices graduates on their career growth, what it takes to be a leader and how to cope with job lay offs.

October 14, 2008
'Fashion can be a murky business'
30-year-old Samir Singh, fashion entrepreneur and shoe designer shares his success mantras.

September 24, 2008
'At 22, I am neither tired of life nor medicine!'
What really sets this 22-year-old apart from any other British youngster is the fact that she is the country's youngest doctor.

September 23, 2008
'We are more friends than teachers'
It was the desire to be an entrepreneur that made Anand Kannan, the managing director of GREedge.com, start something along these lines.

September 17, 2008
'Failure helps you keep your feet on the ground'
Meet Anuja Chauhan, 37, mother of three, author of a recently published book and a successful career woman in the advertising industry.

September 15, 2008
One step closer to a healthier planet
Meet the team of four engineering students who created a project that enables companies to effectively utilise electricity and thus reduce their environmental footprint and in turn global warming.

August 05, 2008
Meet India's youngest MTech from IIT Madras
When most students his age study in colleges S Chandrasekar has won a gold medal in Computer Science at IIT Madras. At 17, he is the youngest Indian to have aced Masters in Technology, MTech with a CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 9.85 on a scale of 10.

July 28, 2008
'Listen to your heart and never fear failure'
Patu Keswani, the owner of Lemon Tree Hotels and Red Fox Hotels discusses his success mantra, his life as an entrepreneur and fun he had in starting his own hotel chain.

March 26, 2008
'In business, the name of the game is innovation'
In an email interview with rediff.com's Shifra Menezes, entrepreneur Avirat Sonpal talks about how he started off as an entrepreneur and what it takes to make it big.

March 24, 2008
'To be successful, you need a compelling vision'
Meet Shirish Nadkarni, co-founder and CEO of Livemocha.com.

March 03, 2008
'Why can't Indians build a great product in India?'
Three Indian entrepreneurs build a software product that promises to give a tough fight to the world's best in the space of domain storage.

February 28, 2008
'It's a huge risk to under-utilise your innate talent'
An IIT and IIM alumni, Balu Nayar, the managing director of IMG India discusses his career and what he learned in his career.

February 13, 2008
Change your signature, change your life
Graphotherapist Chandraprabha Pupala talks to Shifra Menezes about the relatively unknown field of handwriting analysis.

February 12, 2008
Dharti Desai: From French teacher to CEO
In a telephone interview with rediff.com's Shifra Menezes, this go-getter shares her success story and a few words of advice for budding businessmen and women.

February 05, 2008
An eco-friendly way to make Rs 80 crore
Chandrashekhar Hariharan changed career midway when he started building eco-friendly green houses. Today his company BCIL, is worth Rs 80 crore and he is happy that he took a gamble by leaving his cushy job as a journalist.

January 23, 2008
'Great companies are always built on aspirations'
Investment banking star Rashesh Shah discusses his career and the lessons it has taught him.

December 31, 2007
A Rs 450 cr success story from a mere Rs 40K
K S Kohli of Frankfinn is confident that Air Frankfinn will give the likes of Kingfisher Airways and Jet Airways a run for their money in 2009.

December 20, 2007
Careers: Are you ready for the 21st century?
'Our education system keeps churning out graduates who remain unemployed whereas we have an unprecedented and robust job market which is crying out for skills. I think this is the fundamental problem. In my view, the remedy is to redesign education and its delivery to overcome skills shortages. We need to prepare our education system for the 21st century.'

December 12, 2007
At 18, he runs an anti-hacking company
Vineet Kumar was the naughtiest kid in school -- and that was only three years ago! Today, at the age of 18, he is the CEO of the National Anti-Hacking Group, advising the Indian Army and corporates on how to safeguard their Internet interests.

December 03, 2007
'I became a successful CEO at 30'
Right Horizons' CEO Anil Rego manages assets worth Rs 75 crore for his clients.

November 27, 2007
'Fashion models are real people, too!'
Lakme fashion model Smita Lasrado on modelling in both India and Paris.

November 21, 2007
CEO at 27
Paramount Airways's M Thiagarajan straddles across the aviation sector.

November 19, 2007
Combining art with science
Sujatha Keshavan Guha, the first woman in India to obtain a postgraduate degree in graphic design, is co-founder and managing director of one of India's top design firms, Ray+Keshavan.

November 15, 2007
A $250,000 business, aged 25
Meet Atul Khekade, founder, Innovation Trip.

October 31, 2007
'Profit-making runs in my genes'
Vikas Kedia, founder of the mobile gaming company MobiTrail, on the spirit of entrepreneurship.

October 29, 2007
You must react to news as it breaks
One of the most recognised faces on Indian television, CNBC India's Shereen Bhan gets candid.

October 25, 2007
'We could hire 500 good people today'
Bhavin and Divyank Turakhia, co-founders of the $300 million company Directi, on how they succeeded.

October 23, 2007
A million-dollar company built on a failure
Vishal Sampat, CEO, Convonix.com, on how failure is a stepping stone to success.

October 08, 2007
A designer's success mantras
Arjun Agarwal on the fashion business.

October 03, 2007
'How I founded a company at 26'
Murugavel Janakiraman, founder CEO, BharatMatrimony.com, on how he made his web site a big success.

September 25, 2007
At 25, he's one of India's hottest designers
A D Singh's insights for youngsters hoping to make their mark in fashion.

September 20, 2007
Making it through movies
Debu Bhattacharyya, CEO, Theme Entertainment, on how he made it big.

September 20, 2007
An amazing story!
Sujata Burla met with a serious accident that left her a paraplegic. Not one to be cowed down, she now earns Rs 200,000 trading on the stock markets. This is her remarkable story.

September 19, 2007
CEO at 30
Sandeep Murthy, CEO, Cleartrip.com, shares the story of his achievements.

September 14, 2007
A published author at 15
Ronen Chatterjee on what drove him to write his first novel.

September 11, 2007
From obscurity to Bollywood
At 24, model and actress Nauheed Cyrusi already has a decade of work in showbiz behind her.

September 10, 2007
Success story: From college dropout to MBA
Vivek Pehlajani on how he went from college dud to media dude.

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