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Vivek Tejuja
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Meet Benyamin, trailblazing novelist and JCB Prize winner

Known for his intense, moving novels concerning the lives of immigrants, Benyamin has established himself as one of the most gifted Indian authors of our times. His novels combine themes of loneliness and alienation with the social and political issues of the time. His latest novel, Jasmine Days, won the inaugural JCB Prize for Literature 2018. Here, we talk to him about his latest success, the process of translation and the state of regional literature in India.
Team Flipkart Stories
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Flipkart WiRED 2018 – How the top Business Schools got WiRED for India

In July 2018, WiRED, Flipkart’s flagship campus event for B-schools in India, returned for its second edition. A business case challenge, this year’s competition saw students from all over the country take their shot at increasing online user engagement. Over 1,000 teams from 11 of India’s premium Business Schools put on their thinking hats and submitted over 615 ideas with the potential to decipher this dilemma. Forty nine days into the challenge, and after multiple rounds of evaluation by the WiRED panel members, 9 teams traveled to the Flipkart Headquarters in Bengaluru to showcase their solution to the grand jury. Did any of them crack the problem? Read ahead to find out.
Team Flipkart Stories
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Customers speak: With Debit Card EMIs, Indians can shop guilt-free

In a country where debit card users are significantly higher than credit card users, it is quite limiting to only be able to shop on EMI using the latter. Recognizing this gap last year, Flipkart partnered with leading Indian banks to introduce Debit Card EMIs, an innovation that lets shoppers pay in instalments without a credit card. One of Flipkart’s ingenious Payments innovations, Debit Card EMIs have been a boon for many. Here’s a snapshot of Flipkart customers who’ve reaped the benefit first-hand.
Team Flipkart Stories
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#IndiasHappiestWarehouseQuiz – What makes this Flipkart warehouse smile?

Nestled amid lush fields on the outskirts of the historic city of Hyderabad is one of Flipkart’s largest warehouses. This high-tech, state-of-the-art facility caters to a large chunk of Indian online shoppers. But do you what makes this the happiest warehouse in India? Play #IndiasHappiestWarehouseQuiz to find out! 10 lucky winners stand a chance to win gift vouchers.
Vishnu Nair
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Flipkart’s eBikes are pedalling for change, one delivery at a time

If you’ve recently spotted a Flipkart Wishmaster delivering orders on a bicycle, rejoice, because you’ve taken a sneak peek into the future of e-commerce. Having started out as a tiny pilot project in Mumbai in 2017, Flipkart continues to add more eBikes to their delivery fleet every month. With their sleek, eco-friendly design and smooth performance, Flipkart’s eBikes present a cheaper alternative to motorcycles, with a much smaller carbon footprint. We take a look at the story so far.
Team Flipkart Stories
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Best smartphones to grab on sale during the Big Billion Days 2018

India’s biggest sale is back, and it’s the perfect time to get your hands on the best smartphones from the best brands. Whether you’re looking for the best selfie camera, a battery that has your back, a processor that allows you to multitask, or a memory that stores all your favorites without complaint, the Big Billion Days 2018 has the finest in store for you. With the lowest prices ever, combined with power-packed features, these top-notch smartphones can be yours. Read on and shop smart.