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Get inspired with Masaba Gupta’s six pillars of success



Venturing out into the wide, wild world of fashion rather early, at only 19, Masaba’s meteoric rise has made her one of the most renowned names in the industry. She credits her success to her zealous ambition to stay ahead of the curve and her scrupulous focus towards making fashion accessible yet elusive, catering to a wide spectrum of consumers through her label – ‘House Of Masaba’. Her signature designs are inspired by her roots of vivid cultural identity, that also channel her unconventional style sensibilities.

Over the years, the brand has forayed into beauty, fashion jewellery, accessories, menswear, swimwear, and many more segments. The House of Masaba brand has built a significant presence in key international markets including Dubai,UK, US, Singapore, Bangkok, and the Maldives. With a global brand presence, Masaba Gupta has proven her mettle as a successful entrepreneur.

Revered as the ‘Queen of Prints’, Masaba has featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list (2017) along with the Fortune 40 Under 40 list. Garnering praises for her work, Masaba has recently delved into the world of entertainment, being the first and only Indian designer to have series on her personal and fashion journey.

Lending her voice and platform to multiple relevant causes concerning the environment, body positivity and gender inequality, Masaba has also been a leader and vocal champion for women empowerment and rallied to break stereotypes in fashion and other fields.

With over a decade of experience, complemented by her multifaceted personality and talent, Masaba Gupta has become an icon and inspiration for fashion aspirants of this generation, and we gather 6 pieces of inspiration from the Queen of Prints for budding entrepreneurs and aspiring leaders.

Focus on what is in front of you

While it is important to plan ahead, make sure you finish the task in front of you. You’re only as good as your last project, so give it your all.

Be very disciplined with yourself

Others you can’t control as to how disciplined they will be, but you can control the kind of discipline that you bring into your own life. In doing so, you will hopefully inspire and push other people to be disciplined as well. 


Find people who are better than you, and make sure that they do what they are best at so that you can be freed to do what you are best at. 

Don’t take any professional failures personally

Remember: you the person, and you the entrepreneur are two different people. Business failures are not always a factor of something that you have done or you may have done. Sometimes they are a function of so many different things that don’t work. So make sure you don’t take that personally. Separate the two, otherwise, you will always be stressed and you will always be unhappy. 

Try and have fun

It is easier said than done, but try to put this into practice. Instead of being stressed or overwhelmed or just generally anxious about something, try to enjoy it and have fun while you address this challenge.Enjoy yourself, and that way you get better work done always. 

Always show up

No matter how you feel, no matter what is going on with you, no matter how hard it gets, you have to show up and get the job done. No matter what.

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Freshwork’s inspiring success story makes employee crorepatis



Freshworks IPO has made 500 employees crorepatis

Freshworks Inc., led by Girish Mathrubootham, became the first Indian Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company to get on the NASDAQ, which helped the valuation of the company reach a sky-high value of $13 billion.

Through stock options, around 500 of Girish’s employees turned into ‘crorepatis’, out of which 70 are said to be under 30.

Born to a former bank officer in 1975, Girish co-founded Freshdesk (now Freshworks) with Shan Krishnasamy in 2010. Atwell College from Australia was the first of many clients on board. The company managed to get 22 clients worldwide in the initial days.

Entrepreneurship is never a smooth journey, with success never guaranteed. “Success and happiness are two different things – One should focus on staying happy irrespective of what is happening around you. We always hold the key to our happiness,” says Girish.

Girish also mentions how grateful he is to all his employees and that the 500 new ‘crorepatis’ deserved a reward for their contribution over the years. About 4300 of Freshwork Inc’s employees globally hold equity options in the company.

Girish strongly believes in mentorship. He also founded SaaSBooMi, a community of founders who share hard-learned experiences by making these learnings available to all. “Passion and purpose are more important than almost anything else,” said Girish talking about young entrepreneurs looking to leave their mark. In the long run, he hopes to build a SaaS company that is recognized globally.

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Shaji Thomas: The Indian Superhero who is saving the Amazon Rainforest



Global warming, forest depletion, and other hazardous effects on our environment have been increasing rapidly as days go by. There are still a few souls who do everything they can to make sure they somehow play a part in saving us from what is known as the end of our existence.

One such hero is Shaji Thomas. He has been in a fight for the last 26 years to protect and save the Amazon Rainforests of Brazil. Here is a look into his heroic struggle to ensure a better future for us all. 

Shaji Thomas: Guardian of the Amazon Rainforest

Shaji Thomas who hails from Kerala carried his bags and shifted to Brazil as a young student. This young smart superhero is now an environmental conservationist and a lawyer, but what is more fascinating about him is the fact that he stayed back after his education for one special cause.

Shaji Thomas decided to fight and protect the Amazon Forests of Brazil and the rights for the 60 plus communities that reside in the region. This passion began when he was in his mid-twenties and was a part of the Quilombola Community. 

The battle was not easy in the beginning. Thomas had to acquire Brazilian citizenship and become the only Indian-origin lawyer in the region. He stood up to the mafia and lived on a boat in the rivers of the Amazon for years. 

This superhero has been holding up a strong fight for years but there is still a lot of work to do. Climate change is something that has been on the rise leading to major destruction of the rainforests. Thomas claims that almost 20 sq. km burns every year due to forest fires.

Shaji Thomas is working hard every year and inspiring people all over the world to play their part to ensure that the Earth’s lungs are safeguarded, and we have a sustainable future.

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Ramesh Babu: A Story Of Rags to Riches



Some people are born billionaires, some have to work hard and stay dedicated to achieve their dreams. In the latter case, the stories of how they rise from nothing are inspirational and truly spark a sense of respect in the eyes of the people. 

One such story is of Mr. Ramesh Babu. This barber who came from nothing is now a billionaire in India who owns a series of cars including a Rolls Royce. From a rental car business to owning 75 high-end luxury cars, Ramesh Babu’s story is truly inspiring.

The Rough Start

Ramesh Babu was born in an extremely poor family. His father was a barber. However, tragedy struck when Ramesh’s father passed away when he was just 7 years old.

To make ends meet, Ramesh’s mother began working as a maid in houses. The family business was a barbershop. Babu’s uncle took over the store after the death of his father. 

During his pre-university days, Babu decided to take over the saloon while continuing his education to help his mother run the home. 

The idea that turned Ramesh Babu’s world upside-down

In 1993, Ramesh Babu decided to buy a second-hand Maruti van. Settling the loan was a big deal and this was when Ramesh was blessed with an idea to rent the car out to earn some extra money

After this, Ramesh began taking the rental business extremely seriously and he started adding more cars to his business. By 2004, he had six cars. However, the competition in the market was high and Ramesh had to think big. This is when he decided to move into luxury cars. 

Ramesh Babu: The Barber with a Rolls Royce

In 2011, Ramesh Babu hit the peak of his business. He bought his very own Rolls Royce in 2011. A lot of people warned him about the risks and the possible downfall of all his income as he purchased an extremely expensive car. However, Ramesh Babu kept his head high and his feet on the ground, he believed in himself and moved forward with his business.

Mr. Babu has plans for the future but it all depends on planning and how the organization decides to pay the road taxes. Ramesh Babu was also a part of a TED Talk where he gave students and budding entrepreneurs some great advice on how to start and stick to a business plan. 

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