Achievers Series

March 29, 2010
Saina Nehwal: Come what may, don't leave studies
Badminton player and Padma Shree awardee Saina Nehwal reminisces about her school days, hurdles she faced when she started playing badmnton and shares what it takes to turn professional. Scientist who ushered the Indian space programme
Meet India's best students: Space scientist Vikram Sarabhai, renowned historian Romila Thapar and chemist and research professor C N R Rao.
March 25, 2010
The philosopher who became India's President
A look at the stellar careers of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Verghese Kurien, BR Ambedkar
March 24, 2010
India's best students: The 'Metro Man's' journey
A bright student, Elattuvalapil Sreedharan enjoyed building mud houses, bridges and roadways in his compound.
March 23, 2010
'All my life I have chased anomalies'
While most know his professional accomplishments, not many are aware of his humbe roots. A look at R A Mashelkar's life story.
March 22, 2010
'Their smiles are worth more than the money'
Meet entrepreneur Arijit Bhattacharyya whose company Virtualinfocom not only creates quality products but also trains quality professionals. India's best students who became CEOs
Five outstanding achievers who shone right from the get-go.
March 18, 2010
The boy from Rameswaram who became President
Dr Kalam, the scientist with the poet's heart started the journey of his life from an obscure town in Tamil Nadu.
March 17, 2010
Indian-American takes third in Intel competition
Akhil Mathew, an 18-year-old resident of Madison, New Jersey, Tuesday night won the third place in the Intel Science Talent Search India's best students: Zubin Mehta, Medha Patkar
A look at the careers of Zubin Mehta, Sam Pitroda, Medha Patkar and Jagdish N Bhagwati.
March 16, 2010
India's best students: Homi Bhabha, Arun Sarin
A look at the outstanding careers of Homi Jehangir Bhabha, Arun Sarin, Rabindranath Tagore and Hafeez Contractor.
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. India's best students: Kiran Bedi, CV Raman
A look at the outstanding careers of Kiran Bedi, Dr P Venugopal, Professor CV Raman and Shyam Benegal.
March 12, 2010
10-year-old Naina creates academic history
She is the youngest girl to ever write the Intermediate or plus two examination. India's best students: Dr Manmohan Singh
No rich parents, no influential uncles. No wealth, no inheritance. A brilliant student, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stood first in class throughout his life.
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 focus 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. My work is the best in India: Bhanu Athaiya
In a tete-a-tete with Insiyah Vahanvaty, Bhanu Athaiya talks about the films she has designed for, how Gandhi happened, and what it means to be a woman in a man's world.
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 05, 2010
'It's a myth that start-ups need venture capital'
Nandita Lakshmanan, the feisty founder and CEO of public relations company, The PRactice, shares career tips and her success mantras for young entrepreneurs.
March 04, 2010
This CEO quit his job to become eco-entrepreneur
One man's passion about an environment friendly mode of transport has got the humble bicycle competing with the automobiles.
March 03, 2010
'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 pick people just 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 25, 2010
'Google and Apple are our only competitors'
Meet Sreelaj John who has developed I Duple, a webtop where you will be able to store your entire digital life.
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 19, 2010
'As engineers we are tuned to take up an IT job'
24-year-old Jayanth Gurijala, who wrote his debut novel Exotic Engineer Entrepreneur in six months flat, talks about what it takes to become an author and how India today is buzzing with young entrepreneurs.
February 04, 2010
Subroto Bagchi: 'No substitute for hard work'
The vice-chairman and gardener of MindTree, and author of three business bestsellers, shares his story of success.