Day 1: Clixflix
This DVD rental company has proved that the only way to succeed is to give film enthusiasts choice.
Day 2: Garcia
European in taste and Indian in price — that’s the potent combination that made Garcia’s Famous Pizza a hit in the city — and one that its founder Ashit Patel, 49, came up with to break into a crowded market in 2004. How did Patel convert his idea into a fullblown business, with 20 outlets in the city? Read about how he chased his dream —and how you can too.
Day 3: Metropolis
Can getting your blood tested ever be a pleasant experience? The diagnostic lab Metropolis thinks it can be quick and smooth, if not entirely painless.
Day 4: Meru cabs
A year ago Neeraj Gupta started a 24-hour taxi service that ferries passengers in style in a city where ‘commuting’ and ‘comfort’ are rarely uttered in the same breath.
Day 5: Swarg
All that glitters is not gold. That’s what Swarg, a one gram gold jewellery retail chain, is cashing in on.
Day 6: Raj travels
Lalit Sheth started Raj Travel World in 1976 with Rs 2,200, no office and no contacts. Today his business churns a revenue of Rs 300 crore a year.
Day 7: Rajdhani
What began in 1947 as a tiny Udipi joint is today part of a chain of 28 restaurants across India that was among the first to serve the Gujarati thali in air-conditioned comfort.
Day 8: The loot
This clothes chain made big brands like Levis and Adidas affordable even to college students.
Day 9: Thyrocare
This diagnostic laboratory caught the zeitgeist by offering a slew of hi-tech, low-cost tests for lifestyle diseases, which are on the rise in our rapidly transforming city.
Day 10: Mahesh tutorials
Mahesh Tutorials is the first Indian coaching class chain to have attracted foreign investment, when Helix Investments ploughed $12 million into the company in 2007. There’s a reason why.
Day 11: Natural’s
Take the traditionalmatka kulfi, the creamy handmade ice-cream and add slivers of fresh fruit – the unique combination that has Mumbaikars drooling.
Day 12: Just dial
In a city on the move, where you may hardly ever bump into your neighbours, where do you go for up-to-date information about the best bhelpuri wala or a flower delivery service in your neighbourhood? Call Just Dial.