|April 20, 2016|
|Origami in high heels|
Designer Runa Ray, whose edgy line inspired by an ancient discipline made it to the February New York Fashion Week, discussed the showing with Tista Sengupta/Rediff.com
|April 11, 2016|
|'Indian girls should be brave'|
Meet model Smita Lasrado, the Mumbai girl who is turning on the heat at international runways for labels like Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Etam etc.
'I survived. So can you'
Hailing from a village having no electricity, Ankur Mishra now runs two start-ups, educates his community, gives TED Talks and is on his third novel.
|December 22, 2015|
|The blind CEO who built a 50 crore company|
Visually impaired Srikanth Bolla is the CEO of Hyderabad-based Bollant Industries, an organisation that employs uneducated disabled employees to manufacture eco-friendly, disposable consumer packaging solutions.
|December 10, 2015|
|'Only the journey matters'|
Darjeeling born Ekom Mamik found her true calling in life in Kenya, when she least expected it.
|December 04, 2015|
|'They called us prostitutes who should be stoned'|
In a no-holds-barred interview, 20-year-old Nikita Azad discusses the backlash she has faced after #HappytoBleed, the campaign she launched to protest a derogatory statement made by the chief of the Sabarimala Devasom Board.
|October 23, 2015|
|An engineer adds spice to fashion!|
In the fifth part of this series on North East Indian fashion designers, Sanjukta Dutta tells how she redefined Assam's traditional attire Mekhela Chador with her prolific sense of fashion and creativity.
|October 22, 2015|
|'The people in the North East are very fashion-forward'|
In the fourth part of this series on North East Indian fashion designers and their struggles to attain success and visibility, Atsu Sekhose says he defines his success mantra as "repeat customers + good sales."
|October 19, 2015|
|The Silk Route to Success|
Tista Sengupta catches up with five emerging designers from North East India -- Daniel Syiem, Atsu Sekhose, Meghna Rai Medhi, Dhiraj Deka and Sanjukta Dutta -- who, in their own way, are fighting to keep their traditional art of weaving alive.
|October 09, 2015|
The inspiring story of B Udhaya Krishna and his friends is the story of today's aspirational India, the India that encourages entrepreneurial spirit. Hurdles like poverty, discouragement and insults are just temporary hindrances in front of them to work hard to achieve their dreams.
|September 18, 2015|
|How a farm labourer became a millionare|
From earning Rs 5 a day as a farm labourer to starting an IT services company that is worth Rs 15 million, Jyoti Reddy's story of success is nothing short of an inspiring movie plot.
|August 25, 2015|
|'I coped with the tragedy like all the others do'|
Eight years ago Subhashini's husband Colonel Vasanth was martyred fighting militants in Kashmir. Today, she offers hope to widows of army jawans who lost their lives in the line of duty.
|August 18, 2015|
|'Bootstrapping has made me the person I am today'|
Thank you for giving YourStory a chance to live, to be with you, to be a part of you. It's found a life and blossomed because of the love you have given unconditionally, says Shradha Sharma, founder and chief editor, Yourstory, that recently raised undisclosed amount from Ratan Tata, the chairman emeritus of Tata Sons.
|August 14, 2015|
|My dream for India is...|
Changemakers from across the country share their wishlist -- how to build a better India.
|August 05, 2015|
|The rapper who is taking on Unilever|
Sofia Ashraf's video 'Kodaikanal Won't,' slamming Hindustan Unilever for alleged 'mercury poisoning,' has gone viral with over 25,000 online petitioners demanding that the multinational clean up the mess as well as compensate those who worked at its thermometer factory in Kodaikanal.
|July 06, 2015|
|The Weekend Agriculturist|
Tired of weekend parties, discotheques and pubs? Have aimless visits to the mall and the latest movies lost their charm? Are you looking for something more meaningful? Something fun and challenging as well? Then this weekend, join Harish Srinivasan and his friends for a weekend at a farm near Chennai.
|July 03, 2015|
|Will this Indian CERN scientist get help from our government?|
Son of a Madurai farmer, Dr Vijayaragavan Vishwanathan has built a unique device for agriculture that can save water as well as electricity. Ironically, Vijay got support for his project from different international bodies but is still looking to get support from Indian government organisations when the product was specifically made for India.
|June 18, 2015|
|'Never imagined my son would come this far'|
Son of a daily wage labourer, roadside vendor, taxi driver, private tutor, landless farmer to magazine vendor crack IIT-JEE this year thanks to Bihar's Super 30
Kunal Kapoor is the complete man
Raymond India recently unveiled its brand new line jacketing fabric collection. We bring you snapshots from the fashion show held in Chandigarh.
'Demand inheritance, not dowry'
The first woman chief justice of a state in India Leila Seth talks about her career and how she went on to fight male bias and discrimination.
|June 16, 2015|
|How Nixon fought diabetes by cycling|
India has been described as the diabetes capital of the world, so it's inspiring to hear about a man who fought the dreaded disease by doing what he loved to do.
|June 15, 2015|
|The yes that mattered|
After being turned down by 113 investors, Nidhi Agarwal, founder of Kaaryah received an aye from Ratan Tata. This is her story.
|June 05, 2015|
|'If you want change, you must get your hands dirty'|
Former Watson Fellow and social entrepreneur Srikar Gullapalli talks about the issues affecting India's growth and tells us why he wants more people to actively participate in building a bright future and put India on the global map.
|June 01, 2015|
|The cancer conqueror|
Ananda Shankar Jayant had everything going for her. Then, she saw her medical reports.
|April 21, 2015|
|Kanpur to MIT: The inspiring journey of Ayush Sharma|
Son of a mechanic from the Public Works Department, Ayush Sharma has not only won admission to the undergraduate programme at the prestigious American university, but also a full tuition waiver.
|April 19, 2015|
|Meet Dia Mirza, the entrepreneur|
When feeling overwhelmed by emotions and the world that she exists in, Dia Mirza goes back to that one moment that taught her the very importance of perspective.
|April 17, 2015|
|'I let my products do the talking for me'|
"Start small, chill out, work through your ideas. And then make them happen," is 22-year-old entrepreneur Zeba Abdur Rehman's success mantra. Zeba, whose desire for a little extra pocket money led her to start her own handcrafting company, Paper to BagI, tells Rediff.com how it all started and the two years of growing, learning and maturing as a businesswoman.
|April 01, 2015|
|Meet the 'Mauka, Mauka' star|
'Mauka, Mauka' he begged and boy! did he get one. Meet Vishal Malhotra, the actor behind the popular ad.
|March 26, 2015|
|'You can be from a village but if your idea is good, it will take off'|
Start-ups in the information technology domain are quite common these days. But three young entrepreneurs have ventured into a comparatively lesser known area of food: snacks. Arul Murugan, co-founder, Chloroplast Foods, tells Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com, how he is bootstrapping his start-up.
|March 03, 2015|
|This Indian has a solution to fight diabetes|
Mumbai-based serial entrepreneur Shreekant Pawar, who is all set to launch a device to help fight diabetes tells us more about the lessons he's learned in the journey
|February 16, 2015|
|Meet India's first Playboy photographer|
'When I see an unclothed woman, I do not see nudity; I see the beauty of nature, I see God in every female form.' That's L Ramachandran from Kumbakonam, India's first Playboy photographer, in conversation with S Saraswathi
These siblings are on a mission to cure oral cancer
Dr Preeti Adil Chandrakar and her engineer brother Praveen Adil travel in a mobile dentist lab to reach unusual patients.
|January 19, 2015|
|Silencing the whispers|
The inspiring story of Birubala Rabha who will go to any lengths to protect the 'witches'!
|January 13, 2015|
|Running for life|
Business consultant by profession and an endurance runner by passion, Sumedha Mahajan, author of just-released book Miles to Run Before I Sleep, created history when she ran as the only woman in a team of five from Delhi to Mumbai in 2012. In a conversation with Rediff.com, Sumedha truns the spotlight on the big takeaway from the event that changed her life.
|January 05, 2015|
|Where do your old gadgets go?|
This is the story of a Bangalore-based startup that has been recycling e-waste. And why you should think twice before you throw away any of your electronic gadgets.
|December 22, 2014|
|'I owe my existence to Kailash Satyarthi'|
Rescued from slavery at age 7 by Kailash Satyarthi's Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Om Prakash Gurjar is today one of the world's 7 top influential youngsters.
|December 12, 2014|
|Why 18-year-old Tabbu is an inspiration|
'Now when I walk down the street people point me out to their daughters and say, "That's Tabbu. You should be like her",' says Tabbu Afroz, 18, when she received the Breakthrough Changemaker Inspiration Award in New York.
|November 04, 2014|
|The girl who ran|
Shibani Gharat loves to run. So this September the 29-year-old decided to test her limits and ran 72 kilometres along the world's highest motorable path. This is her story.
This start-up is making true love stories happen
A unique start-up in India is helping the differently abled find their match.
|October 31, 2014|
|How Math changed this wannabe cricketer's life!|
P Rajendran finds out how Himanshu Asnani, a winner of the Marconi Society's Paul Baran Young Scholars Award, swiftly moved from wanting to become a neurosurgeon or cricketer into engineering
|October 29, 2014|
|She rules the Indian blogosphere|
Writing on parties and gossip as "Miss Malini", former dancer and radio jockey Malini Agarwal soon became an authority on matters of style.
From networking to farming, this Kerala boy has come a long way
"The mountains I climbed, the butterflies I counted, the streams I swam, the jungles I walked along, all called me back. The urge to go back to nature was very strong," says Tibin Parakal from Trissur who quit a lucrative engineering job in Delhi to start a restaurant but then ultimately became a farmer.
|October 05, 2014|
|This engineer wants every child to play|
Vikas Plakkot, founder of Just For Kicks (JFK) is using using the game of football to develop life skills for students in low-income schools in India.
|September 26, 2014|
|This Goa model just made India proud|
Goan beauty Gail Nicole Da Silva, first runner up Miss United Continent 2014 tells us how her personal success has inspired several others to believe in their dreams.
|September 17, 2014|
|Malvika Iyer's amazing story of grit!|
In 2002, at 13 she lost both her hands and severely damaged her legs in a freak accident. Today she is a dedicated social worker, a motivational speaker and model for accessible clothing in India.
|September 08, 2014|
|She quit a lucrative US job to help India's underprivileged girls|
Saima Hasan, founder and chief executive officer of Roshni Academy that works to empower girls from government schools in New Delhi and surrounding areas to achieve their full potential in college, jobs and life in general, tells P Rajendran what drew her to help poor girls.
|September 07, 2014|
|Giving a second chance to delinquents|
Riya Shah, a New York teenager, who had been to Baroda to volunteer with an NGO that works for upliftment of orphans and delinquents, shares her learnings with Chaya Babu.
|September 06, 2014|
|The doctor who reclaims stolen lives|
Anup Patel tells Chaya Babu that he is bound by a sense of duty to help the country of his birth fight the menace of human trafficking
|September 04, 2014|
|'Math research is not considered a reasonable career option'|
Manjul Bhargava, who was recently awarded Fields Medal, Math's biggest global honour, tells P Rajendran that society's attitude towards the subject is changing slowly
He shoots hoops for hope
In the second of a special series on second generation Indian Americans giving back to India, Shaun Jayachandran tells Arthur J Pais how he is using basketball to get the young in India to build their educational skills and career goals.
|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.
|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 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.
|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 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 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 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.
|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 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.
|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 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.
|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 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.
|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.
|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 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 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.
|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 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 11, 2007|
|From obscurity to Bollywood|
At 24, model and actress Nauheed Cyrusi already has a decade of work in showbiz behind her.