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In Pokhran, online shopping is no mirage for Flipkart customers

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Pokhran is famed as the birthplace of India’s nuclear program. This sleepy desert town in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district is enclosed by the sands of the Thar, and its people — both locals and émigrés — paint a picture of resourcefulness, tenacity, and a true passion for online shopping. Another heartwarming customer story from our Digital India series

Samsung On Max and low-light photography = #BringAliveTheDark

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Never be afraid of the dark again. Flipkart Stories photographer Arjun Paul took the Samsung On Max for a spin in the desert dunes of Khimsar. Take a look

How Flipkart’s Project EVA empowers women Wishmasters

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For some customers in Bengaluru who shopped on Flipkart in 2016, opening the door to receive their deliveries became an experience to remember. In an innovative move that brought gender equality, women’s empowerment and equal opportunity to the doorstep, these customers discovered that their orders were delivered by a woman Wishmaster (delivery executive). A confident woman dressed in a t-shirt and trousers handed over their wishes, with a smile and a sparkle in her eye. This is the story of Flipkart’s Project EVA, an innovation that aims to empower women in the supply chain industry by proving that no workplace and no job description is an all-male bastion.

How women engineers at Flipkart are closing the gender gap

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They are risk-takers and adventurers, willing to jump into the unknown, making the most of opportunities that come their way. They have remarkably positive and open attitudes, even when their work proves difficult or when times are hard. Meet the inspiring women engineers of Flipkart — each with a unique story about their journey in one of India’s most progressive workplaces. In conversation, we unravel their stories as they navigate and claim their rightful place in what is globally seen as a male-dominated industry

Fliptales – How Flipster Prarabdh Awasthi scales the mountains of the mind

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What does it take to cross the finish line in an Ironman challenge? Can it be achieved by forging nerves of steel, or constantly reinforcing one’s faith in that pursuit? Or is it beyond all that? Prarabdh Awasthi, Engineering Manager at Flipkart and conqueror of the Half Ironman challenge, goes on record about his 7-year journey at Flipkart and his passion off the grid

FlipTales – Stefaan Van Hooydonk and the Tao of Unlearning

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Did you know that the ability to unlearn might be what got you to where you are today? And that it may be the very thing that will help you grow in life, business and your career? No, we aren’t talking about forgetting. Unlearning is connected to understanding. The American author Isaac Asimov said it best: “I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.” Chief Learning Officer Stefaan Van Hooydonk is one Flipster who lives by these words. Schooled in Latin and Greek, and proficient in Dutch, English, Mandarin, German and French, Belgium-born Stefaan pursued his passion for Eastern and Western schools of thought, and attempts to apply both in his line of work. Unlearning, he swears, has stood him in good stead and guided him as he built from the ground up Flipkart’s exemplary internal knowledge management engine.

Ganapathy Poojari, the Ekart wishmaster who beats the clock

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To deliver over three hundred and forty packages a day, single-handed, is no modest feat. Now, imagine doing that while beating Bengaluru's infamous traffic. Not only does Ekart Wishmaster Ganapathy Poojari accomplish the seemingly impossible every day, he fulfills the wishes of Flipkart customers without breaking a sweat — or a single traffic rule. There's one other thing he's good at — breaking his own record. Peep under his helmet and there's more to this personable, polite man — he's a hobby filmmaker who has also acted in a Kannada television serial. Flipkart Stories had a tough time catching up with Ekart's own Flash Gordon but when we did, we learned of his extraordinary story. Read on...

Kavita Viswanath takes on the Alps, Everest and Big Billion Days

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When was the last time you ditched the tie and took a stroll on the wild side? While most of us only manage to imagine the possibility, there are a few who live by this as a rule. Say hello to Flipster Kavita Viswanath, a senior strategist in the Flipkart Ads Group who, despite her busy schedule, plans her escapades to perfection.

How Flipster Ashish Vikram writes his own success story

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Fun is as essential to work as dedication. Our Flipster in focus, Ashish Vikram, proves he knows just what we mean. Ashish, who is vice president of engineering for Flipkart’s Ads Group, isn’t just an ace at his job. He is also a programming whiz, a published author, a certified scuba diver and, most importantly, a funny man who loves to tickle people pink with his witticisms. Read to know how he makes Flipkart more fun and why we think he’s on the crest of a wave.

Meet the maverick of creative pursuits – Flipster Anand Vijayasimha

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The multitalented are most often misunderstood. Even the phrase ‘Jack of all trades’ has a bit of a negative caveat. But Flipsters like Anand Vijayasimha are some of the few who flip the notion of ‘having one's fingers in many pies’. Music composer, busker, writer, organic farmer, motorcycle enthusiast and LP collector, Anand makes the most of every second. And his story is one that’ll surely make you reflect on how you’re using your 24 hours in a day.