“I’ll be glad to support anybody pursuing open source entrepreneurship opportunities”

“Once I get the taste of the comforts provided by a large company, I might not be able to start my own.” This thought was what helped Dr Devasia Kurian, managing director, *astTECS, on his successful entrepreneurial journey. Having...

Creating a life I longed for: O P Nangia

“My life is an open book,” proclaims O P Nangia, founder and managing director, Stead Electronics Industries, a reputable producer of wire wound resistors, rheostats and potentiometers, whose products are extensively used by electronic industries, technical institutes and laboratories. With over 56 years of experience, Nangia is one of the oldest manufacturers in the electronics industry. Explicating the ‘never say die’ spirit of his father, Nangia’s son, Girish Nangia, says, “My father has been a true karamyogi. He has been a mentor and a friend to me. His sound moral values and consistency towards work have always been an inspiring and motivating force for the company. Even at this age, he is as laborious as he used to be 20 years ago.” The dynamic 73-yea r­old shares snippets of his life with Himanshu Yadav of Electronics Bazaar and narrates his journey to success and the inevitable pitfalls he encountered along the way.

Solar will always occupy a good place in my life: Rajeev Arya

The first thing people notice about him is, almost invariably, his flawless personality. Born in a journalistic and writers’ background, he had always been anxious to prove he is more than just a son of two popular writers—his parents—and this is reflected in the challenging roles he took on since he was very young. He is known and recognised in the industry as a senior technology leader with an experience of over 25 years in the solar energy space. He has built and integrated professionals into result oriented multidisciplinary teams and has been instrumental in scaling up and validation of thin film technologies from research into production. Meet the man who brought sunshine in many a lives and saw very closely how solar energy completely changed people’s lives. Changing the direction of his life a couple of times, Rajiv Arya is presently the CEO of Moser Baer Photovoltaic Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Moser Baer India Ltd. Arya’s story is one of determination, focus and perseverance

“We plan to continuously invest and earn returns by keeping a strong connect with...

“To become a dependable supplier to our customers and a reliable partner to our principals” is the notion that has brought Deepak Methi, president, Pankaj Electronics, a long way and helped his firm gain a strong foothold in the...

Quest for business growth keeps me going: Pawan Sharma

From a modest beginning more than 20 years back, Victor Component Systems Pvt Ltd is today one of the leading manufacturers of electronic components in India. The force behind the company, Pawan Sharma, has worked hard to bring the...

“I joined Livingston so that I could start seeing the world not from my...

“We will provide you with the right equipment at the right time,” is the mantra that has brought Shailendra Kalra, director, Livingston India Pvt Ltd, a long way and helped him become a successful entrepreneur in the T&M industry....

I want to be remembered for my contributions to society: Ganesh Gudigara

As I waited at Nirmitsu Technologies, I saw a simply dressed man walk into his cabin. He greeted everyone around with a smile in his eyes, through he has a visual problem of adjusting to light and see clearly due to a retinal problem. Meet Ganesh Gudigara, managing director and CEO of Nirmitsu Technologies, a technology solutions provider. Gudigara has always been determined to not let his disability come in the way of success. Gudigara, who suffers from a retinal problem called retinitis pigmentosa, runs Nirmitsu Technologies, along with his brother, Ashok Gudigara, and a friend, Satish B

“I have a passion for electrifying villages”

If you don’t just think about yourself but about others too, and you are honest in your intentions, then the Almighty is always with you.” This is what Rajinder Kumar Kaura, CMD, Bergen Associates Pvt Ltd, believes. Kaura started...

Solar can equip India to become a great country: K Subramanya

Born in a small town like Hassan in Karnataka could not deter him from reaching for the sky, with the sun as his guiding light. This simple yet intelligent boy would rise to heights, believed his school teachers. His passion for the environment and determination to achieve the impossible has made him the man he is today. Meet the solar man, who believes in the potential of solar energy to build a better world, who lives a simple life in harmony with nature, who aspires to bring light to more than a billion lives, who has great faith in Generation X, and is optimistic about seeing his country on the world map as a super power. In a freewheeling chat with Srabani Sen of Electronics Bazaar, K Subramanya, chief executive officer, Tata BP Solar, looks back with pride at the millions of lives the company has touched and impacted. With about three decades of rich experience, Subramanya is steering Tata BP Solar into an exciting new future. His leadership has made a lasting impact on the solar industry. He narrates the interesting and eventful story of his life, which begins in a small town, but with the backing of a large family.

“I see challenging situations as opportunities for me to make a change”

“Striving for excellence is important for one’s profession, so one must try to implant quality into everything one does.” This the mantra with which Kapil Sood, CEO, Fusion Power Systems, has built his company. In a candid conversation with...

“As long as I continue to learn and grow, I know I’ll always move...

We talk about great people and their great deeds, but we hardly notice the great deeds of the not so great people—the stars who somehow remain hidden among the 1.2 billion people India boasts of. Who are these people,...

“I always focus on hiring people who are better than me and stronger in...

“Achievement comes from ordinary abilities applied with extraordinary persistence,” is the mantra that has brought Vijay Gujarathi, director and COO of EOS Power India Private Limited, a long way and helped him become a successful entrepreneur. In a lively...

Unstinting support by the industry boosts my confidence: Sanjiv Narayan

There is more to what appears behind the gentlemanly facade of Sanjiv Narayan, managing director, SGS Tekniks. He is a man with strong will power and an indomitable attitude. The reputation, recognition and fame that Sanjiv Narayan enjoys was not earned overnight.

“We aim to become India’s largest network-data acquisition and media provider”

It’s not important to measure how many times you fail, but to evaluate those failures and learn from them. This is the belief that has helped Vikram Puri, CEO, Transworld Technologies Ltd, get a strong foothold in the electronics...

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