Cristiano Ronaldo

“Don’t let small obstacles be in the way of being victorious. Remember you are stronger than the challenges you face.” Yes, we may have heard many motivational quotes like these, but only a few people say the things as they implement in their lives. Cristiano Ronaldo He has inspired people not only by his words […]

Warren Buffet

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” Today’s story is about an eminent personality who initially worked as a stockbroker, took public speaking courses and even taught investment principles’ night class at the University of Nebraska, but later, availing what he learnt, he confidently kept striving […]

J. K. Rowling

J.K Rowling is the creator of the Harry Potter universe. Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born near Bristol, England. Growing up, she was always surrounded by books as she loved reading and writing. She published her first book when she was only six years old and her first novel at the mere age of eleven! She worked at a company in London, when she had the brainchild ‘Harry Potter.’

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone grew up with negativity around him. Facing many problems and traumatic past he still managed to stand tall and become an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and artist. Stallone cleaned tables, theaters and worked as an extra in films until he hit his remarkable success as an actor, when he performed in a role of a boxer Rocky Balboa, in the blockbuster film Rocky.

Lata Mangeshkar – The Nightingale of India

Lata Mangeshkar was the oldest child in the family, from the four siblings. Her father, Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar was a well known Marathi classical singer and theatre actor. Right since the time she was 5 years old, she had been trained by her father in classical singing. At the young age of 13, she recorded her first song. She also started working in her father’s plays from a young age. In the 1940s, when Lata was a teenager, she struggled to support her family as a struggling performing artist and singer. In 1949, Mangeshkar recorded the song “Uthaye ja unke sitam” for the movie “Andaz”, she became a hit all over the country.

Lakshmi Mittal

Laxmi Mittal, also known as Laxmi Narayan Mittal, is an Indian entrepreneur who owns the world’s largest steelmaking industry. He was born in a Baniya family in Rajasthan, in June 1950. A few years later, his family moved to Calcutta. It was at this time and place Mittal learnt about managing a business, from his father Mohan Lal Mittal. Mohan Lal Mittal was building a steel industry at this time. Whereas, Lakshmi was busy gaining his laureates in business and economics from St. Xavier’s University, Calcutta. 

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first non- member of the Indian National Congress who served a full term as the Prime Minister of India. Vajpayee was born into an ordinary Hindu Brahmin family, to a teacher. He was brought up in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. He completed his education with a bachelor’s degree in Hindi, English and Sanskrit. He completed his post-graduation in Political Science.

Elon Musk- The Tech Tycoon

“I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” These are some very important words, said by one of the smartest, richest people on this planet- Mr Elon Musk. This is a name that isn’t unfamiliar to anyone, in any corner of the world today. He is an engineer, entrepreneur and industrial designer.

The 1962 Rezang La Battle

“There is no war that will end all wars.” On the 20th of October in the year 1962, the Chinese attacked the Indian border along the North-East Frontier Agency and Ladakh. This came to be what we know today as the Indo-Sino War. In November 1962, at about 3:30 am, clashes occurred at the Rezang La pass at Chusul Valley. Today, we will reiterate this incident.

Amitabh Bachchan- The Icon of Bollywood

Bollywood is a vast and greatly advanced industry in today’s time. It is an integral part of India’s media. An integral part of this industry happens to be our person of topic today- Mr Amitabh Bachchan. An excellent actor, orator, artist and poet. He is one of the most important people in Indian cinema and has contributed greatly to its progress and development over the years.

Byju Raveendran- The Pioneer of Online Education

“This is not a business, I started as a business. It's a passion which ended up becoming a business.” Raveendran Byju is the founder of the edtech app, Byju’s the learning app enabling thousands of students to prepare for the competitive entrance exams. This is his story.

Marie Curie, The Wonder Woman

Marie Curie was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867. She was the daughter of a secondary school teacher, and although she received only a general education in local schools and some scientific training from her father, she volunteered to help other girls by getting involved in a Students’ Revolutionary Organization. Watch her story and Eureka Moment.

Lee Byung – Chul: Magnetism of the technological world

Born in February 1910 Byung-Chul was the son of a wealthy landowning family in Korea. In 1938 he had established a trucking business and then moved to nearby Daegu city and founded the Samsung group as a trading company at a grocery store. Samsung started as a small trading company with forty employees. Be great strong and everlasting was the motto of Samsung meaning 3 stars, Number 3 in Korean ‘Sam’ is a popular number which means the grand and mighty and star pronounced sung means ‘eternally shining’.

Chanakya- The Great Strategist

“Once you start working on something, don’t be afraid of failure ,and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely, are the happiest.” Today’s story is about an Indian philosopher, teacher, jurist and economist. He is known for his intelligence and clever decisions. A person of unappealing appearance, accentuated by his broken teeth ,and crooked feet, he suffered great humiliation before he became a significant person, in the foundation, expansion and building of the Maurya Empire.

Ekta Kapoor: The Empress of Indian Television

"Expect the unexpected from me!" Quoted by Ekta Kapoor. Ekta Ravi Kapoor, the czar of Indian television industry was born on 7th of June 1975 to the legendary Bollywood actor Jeetendra aka Ravi Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor. Her younger brother, Tusshar Kapoor is also a Bollywood actor. This is her story.

Strictly Ballroom- Conrad Coelho

“Dance is an art, paint your dream and follow it.” One such person who has beautifully illustrated his dream into his life is Mr Conrad Coelho. Mr Conrad Coelho is a professional dancer who has established his own dance school- The Conrad Coelho Dance Company. Eureka Moment is delighted to bring to you his story.

Azim Premji- The Czar of the Indian IT Industry

Ever wondered why and how Wipro Limited, became one of the most successful IT companies in the world and how it came into existence. Let me tell you a fairy tale that transformed a Vegetable oil manufacturer into a billionaire. In the year 1945, when India was on its way to get her Independence. Somewhere in Mumbai, Azim Premji was born to M.H Premji on 24th July. Muhammed Hashim Premji was a noted businessman and was popularly known among the folks as the Rice King of Burma.

A single man who saved over 2.4 million unborn babies – James Harrison

James Christopher Harrison born on 27 December 1936 hailing from Australia. He holds the record for making the most blood donations. On the surface, James Harrison appears to be just an average guy but once shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. It’s what under the surface that makes him unique. He has a very rare blood type known as Rh Null which has been termed by scientists as the Golden blood type. His blood contains a high level of anti-D antibodies which are given in cases where an Rh (D) negative mother carries an Rh (D) positive baby. This results in Rhesus Disease, a condition where a pregnant woman’s body makes antibodies to destroy the baby’s blood cells. This could result in brain damage or death of the child.

Dr Aniruddha Malpani – Nurturing Embryos and Entrepreneurs

A Genius, Investor, Influencer and Philanthropist are few attributes that go with his personality. He is a doctor by profession, angel investor as a businessman and influencer by a hobby. He is very active in the startup ecosystem and always sharing his experience and knowledge with many entrepreneurs through social media. Dr. Aniruddha Malpani, founder of Malpani Fertility Clinic and Malpani Ventures who will be sharing with us lots of insights about his initiatives and his eureka moment

Intellectual Property 101 – Roshni Lachhwani

Learn about Intellectual Property. Roshni Lachhwani is a talented young lawyer who after completing her LLM started a law firm Intellexsys which is specialised in dealing with Intellectual Property. She will be discussing how important is Intellectual Property and what needs to be done to protect it. The video will help entrepreneurs to understand IP and the need for an IP for their company.

A story of a girl who was once unable to afford a pair of shoes became an ambassador for the same company

Hima Das, born near Dhing village in the state of Assam and is the youngest child among 5 siblings to parents who are farmers. Belonging from a poor family, A girl who was once unable to afford a pair of shoes became an ambassador for the same company. For her success she has been given the nickname “Dhing Express” which is based on the name of her hometown Dhing.

Home Away from Home: Belong Anywhere – Brian Chesky

Whether it's a nice vacation in Europe or a weekend getaway in LA, Airbnb often comes as a viable option for everyone. A unicorn in the space of hospitality is a brilliant work of Brian Chesky and his co-founders of Airbnb. Brian Chesky – the man provided a home away from home.

How to teach your parents – Trupti Natekar

Trupti Natekar initiative Path Finders is about educating Parents and empowering them to speak to their children on topics which normally uncomfortable for parents but atmost important. Trupti is a professional Behavourial Counsellor and has been running this initiative from last 2 years and helped many parents who needed guidance. She will be talking about her initiative and her eureka moment today.

Building the future in the night – Nikita Ketkar

Nikita worked in different capacities as a Journalist, Lecturer and Social Worker before qualifying for the prestigious Union public Services commission. After spending over 3 years in various administrative positions in DRDO, Air headquarters and NCC directorate, Nikita felt the urge to do something beyond and left the service to work for various NGOs. She spent some time at Save the children India and Sahas Sports foundation. It was while working on a social project she came across night schools accidentally. What she saw and heard compelled her to start Masoom in 2008 an organization focused on improving the night schools.

You Know Zara but do you know the man who built it? – The story of a true gentleman – Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega the owner and founder of Zara who has kept low media profile but is the among top 5 richest people on earth. The company spread to United States of America, Europe and other nations. The Spain-based company has hired more than 92,000 employees, operates more than 7,000 stores and reported earnings of 20.9 billion euros, or $22.7 billion, in January 2016.

How to become Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional – Saineshwar Bageri

Saineshwar Bageri, who is an evangelist, tech blogger and an technologist. He has contributed 200+ articles on various upcoming technologies and 32 github projects. He has been awarded as microsoft most valuable professional which is given to very few notable contributors around the world.

The decision that made Bill Gates the richest man in the world

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft who has changed the way we use software technology. A constant source of motivation to many entrepreneurs and technologists for Bill Gates has received a lot of awards for his innovation and business leadership. Check out his story and his eureka moment.

A hobby to a profession – Purvi Jhaveri

Purvi Jhaveri, a travel enthusiast who was bit by the travel bug as a teenager and traveled all across India & trekked the Himalayan region including Nepal. Her wanderlust was so strong that soon after she embarked on another journey of travel planning for friends and family which lead to her initiative, Ways2Wander, a travel company that provides tailor-made holidays and experiences that are one-of-a-kind and unforgettable.

Aryabhatta – A Man beyond his years

Born in 476 AD and died in 550 AD Aryabhatta made contributions to the Gupta age which is considered to be golden age of mathematics and ancient Indian learning. The capital of this kingdom of Magahda (modern Bihar) Patliputra, was a great center of learning, the famous university of Nalinda was situated here and it is widely speculated that Aryabhatta might have been head of the astronomical observatory. He was only about 23 - 24 years old when he composed his most distinguished work known the Aryabhatiya.

Decorating Homes Online – Abhijeet Deshmukh

Abhijeet Deshmukh is a startup evangelist. He is a serial entrepreneur, starting from Monday Mantras (A weekly newsletter) ZoomStart India(a coworking space) Startup Navi Mumbai (Initiative) and now started Dezine Box with his co-founder Shweta Deshmukh.

Kathak with Science – Sunil Sunkara

Sunil Sunkara is a Scientist, Chemical Engineer, Founder and Volunteer to many cultural initiatives and most importantly a Professional Kathak Dancer. He has performed in various shows across India and abroad and been an active promoter of Indian art across the world.

Missile Man of India – Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, (15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was an aerospace scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering. He spent the next four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and was intimately involved in India's civilian space programme and military missile development efforts.

The invention of Email – Shiva Ayyadurai

An email has been an important part of communication for the last few decades. Having an email address is like having an online identity. The man behind this innovation was a 14 yr old boy from India who made it available for everyone. Today's story is about Shiva Ayyudarai the man who invented Email.

Biking by heart – Shilpa Balakrishnan – India’s first female solo rider to travel across India

Shilpa Balakrishnan who hails from Mumbai, A motorcyclist who loves to travel around the world promoting India's tourism in the best possible way. She started riding in 2004 and merged it with her love for travel and search for adventure. Having traveled around the country in bits and parts, She decided to see *her* country in one single tour. She built on *her* endurance and successfully completed the Iron Butt Association's Saddle Sore Challenge in which she rode *1643* kms in 24 hours.

Wolf of Wallstreet – Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort, most popularly known as ‘the Wolf of Wallstreet’. He is a former stockbroker, author and a motivational speaker who is inspiring millions to follow their passion and do something phenomenal. Jordan is an immensely talented Sales Guru and has been conducting various programs across the globe.

Getting the right portfolio for your investments – Abhishek Mehta

Abhishek Mehta has completed CA, CFA and CS and had previous experience in Deloitte and Anand Rathi. He along with his friends Krishna and Madhavi, he started a company for Wealth management and Tax Advisory Services. Normally, these services are provided to the higher income group segment or HNI but Abhishek is disrupting the market by providing it to the middle income group.

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