Idea issue

Brainstorm playing at The Half Moon pub, a popular rock music venue, in London in 2013. Photo: Konstancja Herbert<br />

New Year Ideas | Start a band

3 min read . 04 Jan 2014
<br />An original: Narang, who just graduated from IIT Delhi, in one of the photocopying shops at a campus. He estimates that PhokatCopy is currently catering to around 75,000 students in Delhi. Pradeep Gau<br />

Phokatcopy | He is no copycat

3 min read . 18 Sep 2010
Why didn&#8217;t I think of that idea?
<br />Out of the closet: Kumar realized that it was difficult to buy queer books in India; even Amazon would not deliver them. Abhijit Bhatlekar / Mint<br />

Queer Ink | Not just straight talk

3 min read . 17 Sep 2010
<br />On call: Mayank Dhingra wants to make buying books as simple as ordering pizza. Pradeep Gaur / Mint<br />

Dial-A-Book | Speed reading

3 min read . 17 Sep 2010
<br />Calling card: Designing business cards for a backpacking company was Shah’s big break. Abhijit Bhatlekar / Mumbai<br />

Karigari Design | Designs that talk

2 min read . 17 Sep 2010
<br />In class: Mohan spent two years building the software. Vinod Karimatt / Mint<br />

Edyounet | Easy virtual learning

2 min read . 17 Sep 2010
<br />Read and ride: Dedhia (left) and Mehta successfully partnered with autorickshaw drivers. Abhijit Bhatlekar / Mint<br />

Meter Down | One for the road

3 min read . 17 Sep 2010
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Type Foundry | A man of many letters

2 min read . 17 Sep 2010
<br />Click and buy: Dutta turned his passion into a business. A Chowdhury / Mint<br />

Aporv.com | Made by hand, sold online

2 min read . 17 Sep 2010
<br />Skyshade founder Sekar Nori. Bharath Sai/Mint<br />

Light and shade: harvesting sunlight

3 min read . 17 Sep 2010
<br />Founders Motiwala (left) and Nahata (far right) with TringMe’s software developer Ranjith Haridas.<br />

His voice at your service

3 min read . 18 Sep 2010
<br />Take two: Hutkay Films was not Kala’s original choice of name for the company, but she is glad she chose it over the more ‘limiting’ Happily Ever After. Pradeep Gaur / Mint<br />

Hutkay Films | Shooting the bride

4 min read . 16 Sep 2010