The 'new economy' constantly throws up a multiplicity of entrepreneurial ventures trying to solve the problems of modern India. By telling their stories I try to catch a glimpse of the entrepreneurial evolution that India is going through. I have a weakness for the gloss of novelty and chase it in all experiences, from exploring new cities and restaurants, to changing what I read.
Forbes Asia announced its first ever ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ list on Thursday, featuring 300 innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders under the age of 30. The list features 57 Indians across 10 categories: The arts (art & style, food & drink); manufacturing & energy; entertainment & sports; consumer technology; finance & venture capital; enterprise technology; media & marketing; health care & science; social entrepreneurs; and retail & ecommerce.
The entertainment and sports category feature prominent Indian sportspersons such as cricketer Virat Kohli, tennis ace Sania Mirza and badminton sensation Saina Nehwal. Forbes India ‘30 Under 30’ alums actor Shraddha Kapoor, filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane and comedienne Aditi Mittal also found mention in the category. Amputee mountaineer Arunima Sinha is the other notable entrant on the list. Sinha also made it to the 2016 Forbes India 30 Under 30 List. The category also includes K-pop idol Kwon Ji-Yong.