Skilling them for success

Rutam Vora

Late last year, the Narendra Modi Government announced 12 brand ambassadors of Industrial Training Institutes. Alumni of these government-run institutes, they have scripted 12 unlikely success stories. BusinessLine profiles four of them, including Sardarsinh Ladhubha Jadeja, who took inspiration from Gandhiji's charkha »

The machinist

From 40p to Rs35 crore: A Gopalakrishnan, Chief Executive, Unity Overseas, Tirupur, which trades in imported textile machinery. - K ANANTHAN

LN Revathy

A Gopalakrishnan’s passion for machines grew into a business »

‘Students, parents yet to absorb the importance of vocational skills’

S Ramadorai, Chairman, National Skill Development Corporation

Adith Charlie

Worried about fixing a leaking pipe, or need to repair the bookshelf? Now imagine if there... »

A tech-savvy entrepreneur

Taking risks: Nagendra Rao at his plant in Mysuru

Anil Urs

Nagendra Rao’s printed circuit board business is path-breaking »

Businessman by chance

Books to machines: Sanjay Aggarwal, Promoter, JMD Polymers Pvt Ltd, at Paonta Sahib in Himachal Pradesh. - RAMESH SHARMA

Debabrata Das

Sanjay Aggarwal’s first love was teaching. But he changed gears easily »


Financial inclusion

The urban hurdle

Meera Siva

Why do the poor in cities remain intimidated by banks? Meera Siva reports »


Helping hand A woman signs to receive loan from a microfinance company
executive in Sadasivpet, Telangana. While they have had an impact, MFIs are
hampered by their inability to accept deposits

Turning small could be the big move for MFIs


With the Government stepping on the pedal to make the country financially empowered, the role of... »


For a future Canara Bank's microfinance branch in Madurai. Much of
financial inclusion's focus is on women, who are the most unbanked

Cracking the rural code

Radhika Merwin

Serving the hinterland is a costly affair, but some banks are beginning to see their efforts show results »
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Diptiman Sengupta, Convenor of BBEECC. - ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY

Diptiman: His people’s voice

The activist used his marketing skills to push the enclaves' cause »


NOTHING OFFICIAL ABOUT IT: With no administration, NGOs provide basic amenities like this school in Paoturkuthi, a Bangladeshi enclave in

No Man’s Land

The boundary agreement will regularise holdings. But a few are worried »


LIFELONG WAIT:104 year-old Azgar Ali is one of the oldest residents of the Madhya Masaldanga enclave. For nearly 70 of those years, he has lived without a country

Searching for an identity

Pratim Ranjan Bose

With India-Bangladesh land pact set to be ratified, 51,549 people will get a home. But will the wounds heal? Pratim Ranjan Bose reports »
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