Achievers Series

December 17, 2010
Inspiring story of a blind Indian MBA
How, Asish Goyal, a blind Indian trader who did his MBA from NMIMS in Mumbai and Wharton University, talks about his definition of success and how he overcame the odds to achieve it.
December 10, 2010
'Leadership has to come from students'
In Arvind Kejriwal, you will meet an unassuming fighter with a focused social objective -- rooting out corruption and introducing better governance.
December 07, 2010
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 06, 2010
My Everest Adventure: I was 16, I felt just right
Excerpts from the book On Top of the World: My Everest Adventure by Arun Vajpai, the youngest Indian ever to scale Mount Everest.
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.
November 19, 2010
Amazing innovations from Indian school children
Want to know what are these innovations all about? Read this.
November 09, 2010
'Youngsters today face greater competition'
The actor talks to Salil Jayakar about the unconventional path he trod to become a renowned actor.
November 03, 2010
'Our youngsters must consolidate India's progress'
Infosys Chairman NR Narayana Murthy in conversation with of Careers360.
October 18, 2010
'The classic form of photography has disappeared'
Photographer Atul Kasbekar talks to Lata Kubchandani about his career and passion...
October 11, 2010
'What I seek is not recognition, but credibility'
Rajdeep Sardesai, the Editor-in-chief of CNN-IBN, in a freewheeling conversation with of Careers360.
October 06, 2010
She helps dyslexic kids 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.
September 24, 2010
This Rs 10.2 cr company started with a 12K camera
Meet Sandeep Maheshwari who runs ImagesBazaar that has over 800,000 Indian pictures making the largest stock of Indian images in the world.
September 23, 2010
Entrepreneurs, do you have that Next Big Idea?
Nadathur S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL), at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) has announced the launch of Next Big Idea, a business plan competition.
September 16, 2010
From making millions to going broke, he's seen all
Social entrepreneur Rustam Sengupta of Boond, a not-for-profit organisation, recounts why he quit a multi-million rupee job with an MNC bank in Singapore to come back to India to provide clean drinking water and electricity to the poor.
September 06, 2010
'If you are average in your attitude, reboot it'
Vineet Nayar, CEO of HCL, talks to of Careers360 about his journey.
September 01, 2010
She quit Rs 60-lakh job to become an entrepreneur
While it was too much of money in hand and a high-flying corporate career to sacrifice, the thrill and adventure to control her own destiny tilted the balance in favour of entrepreneurship for Jessie Paul, who quit a Rs 60 lakh per annum job at Wipro to start her own company.
August 23, 2010
Vidya Balan: Experience life to be a good artist
Vidya Balan, who shot to fame with 'Parineeta' talks about handling success and criticism with poise and dignity.
August 11, 2010
'Good students are sacrificed for 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.
August 03, 2010
Bright ideas from bright young Indians
The recently Microsoft Imagine Cup had some innovative tech ideas. A look at the winning teams and their winning ideas.
July 26, 2010
How to develop your power of self-confidence
A do-it-yourself guide to boost your self-confidence and self-esteem.
July 23, 2010
Desi novelist up for 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 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. 'We lack original thinkers in our academia'
Nachiket Mor, president of ICICI Foundation, talks to about a number of issues -- from education, career, teaching in his mother tongue to the constant quest to push the needle further.
July 12, 2010
'We don't have a brilliant star in our company...'
Ashok Reddy, MD and co-founder of India's leading staffing company TeamLease discusses his success mantras.
July 08, 2010
A limbless boy's story of grit and courage
Rajesh Laxman Pille, a Mumbai lad, aced his school-leaving exams writing with his leg. An inspiring story of how he surmounted challenges associated with being limbless and achieved success.
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 29, 2010
'It is human psyche to want what you don't have'
Nadita Das, who was named as one of the Global Young Leaders for 2010 by the World Economic Forum, speaks about Indians' obsession with fair skin, the portrayal of women as objects of desire, live-in relationships, increasing awareness of sexuality among Indian youth and whether to legalise prostitution or not.
June 25, 2010
'The youth in India don't get enough guidance'
Actor, filmmaker Nandita Das was named as the Global Young Leader by World Economic Forum. She speaks about the rural-urban divide amongst India's youth, their aspirations and their dreams, their struggles and challenges in the 21st century.
June 16, 2010
5 GATE toppers share their prep mantras
While a multitude of engineers are increasingly opting for career opportunities outside their primary field, some chooseto pursue their passion by taking up research in their choice of specialisation. Meet these GATE toppers.
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 08, 2010
At 13, this champ knows his way around the world
Winner of the 2010 National Geographic Bee Aadith Moorthy is a boy who will never get lost.
June 07, 2010
This start-up blossomed despite economic recession
Radhika Gupta and Anant Jatia, start-up entrepreneurs, speak about the impetus for their unusual start up, that led them to switch countries and gamble on their futures. They also discuss what it takes to succeed with their unique business proposition, why they quit lucrative careers to start a company in India and their success mantras. Against all odds: Shoeshine boy cracks the IIT JEE
journeys to one of India's poorest neighborhoods to meet a young man whose success has made headlines.
June 03, 2010
Giving the Ramayana a pop culture avatar
Sanjay Patel retraces his journey to Ramayana: Divine Loophole, his illustrated version of the ancient Indian epic, for .
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 28, 2010
Boy wonder: IIT topper at 14
Youngest ever Indian to crack IIT entrance exams at 14, Sahal Kaushik and his mother Ruchika Kaushik speak about his success mantras and what Their 5-crore T-shirt venture started with 25 lakh
IITians Kashyap Dalal and Navneet Rai started, a unique online T-shirt store where users submit and vote for their favourite designs.
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 20, 2010
'Education is a democratic tool of empowerment'
Maheshwer Peri, publisher of Outlook and Careers360 magazines, discusses the inspirations in life, his mantras for success, the rationale behind starting a careers magazine and offers his dos and don'ts to young entrepreneurs.
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 14, 2010
This start-up company is betting big on the IPL
Co-founders Vamshi Krishna Reddy and B Surya Shive Shanker of Apalya Technologies, which is betting big on live streaming of IPL matches till 2012 share their success mantras.
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 11, 2010
'India's youth can make her a global superpower'
Bala Balachandran of Kellogg's School of Management discusses his life's challenges, achievements, ambitions, inspirations, success mantras, what he thinks about India's youth and why top-rung foreign schools and universities will never come to India.
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.
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
These college kids want to light up 'dark India'
Am amazing story of how students from a Mumbai college conceptualised and executed their plan of lighting an entire tribal village on the city's outskirts. What's more, they now dream of lighting up 'dark villages' in the entire country. JK Rowling: 'Don't 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
'It's the team that decides a start-up's success'
In an interview with Sabina Chopra,'s co-founder and executive vice president, operations, spoke about the company's initial challenges, how they overcame them, their hiring plans and do's and don'ts for young entrepreneurs. Topperspeak: Do your best, 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.
April 09, 2010
'Indian edu doesn't allow critical thinking'
Raju Narisetti, managing editor, The Washington Post, in a frank interview talks about the state of Indian education, media's role in improving journalism standards, relationship between advertising and editorial amongst others...
April 07, 2010
'An entrepreneur can impact lives of many people'
Raghav Mimani, a third-year student of BITS Pilani, and the proud recipient of the 'Green Globe Foundation Award for 2010' instituted by TERItalks about his passion...
April 06, 2010
'Start-ups need a lot of optimism to succeed'
Isha Siraj Kedia, CEO and one of the four partners of start-up company, discusses the company's busines model, why they started a gifting company, their fear of failure and how they are coping with it and how they manage their business between taking care of their kids and building strategies for their newborn enterprise.
April 05, 2010
These good samaritans help the elderly find jobs
Meet Dr Avani Maniar and Shivani Mehta a student-teacher duo who run, a website that is dedicated to making job opportunities available for senior citizens.
April 02, 2010
How drunk driving affects your car insurance
Reading of the motor insurance policy documents and discussions with the general insurance companies seem to suggest that the affected third parties are eligible to be paid the damages despite the driver causing the accident while under the influence of alcohol. They gave up steady incomes to follow their hearts
Yashi Desai, Dipti Doshi and Frenny Shah kept a steady job till the entrepreneurial bug bit them. They now run Idea Hub, an advertising agency.
April 01, 2010
'I was classic IIM: Insecure, hyper-competitive'
Debutant author Amish Trivedi discusses life at IIMs, his career amd the core philosophy behind his novel The Immortals of Meluha.
February - March 2010