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Bijoy Venugopal

Bijoy Venugopal
Bijoy Venugopal is Editor, Flipkart Stories. A former journalist and widely published travel writer, he was the Travel Editor at Yahoo India. He has worked with Rediff.com and Infosys, besides moonlighting as a biographer for the rock band Thermal And A Quarter.
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447-C, 12th Main, Koramangala — The house where Flipkart was born

Even as One Flipkart hogs the limelight, history still pervades Flipkart’s humble origins. At 447-C, the house where Flipkart started its journey 11 years ago, Flipsters still convene to conjure up a bit of the old magic
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At Flipkart’s new office, a tribal art mural tells a proud Indian story

Celebrated Gond and Bhil artists brought together by A Hundred Hands painted an 80-foot tribal art wall mural at Flipkart’s new corporate office, fusing tradition and modernity in a pictorial depiction of a vibrant Indian marketplace. The panoramic wall mural is a surefire conversation starter. And just as well, because marketplaces begin as conversations.
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With AI & ML, Flipkart is addressing the uniquely Indian problem of problem addresses

Street addresses in India tell a story in themselves. Some are short, some are long, and some are detailed, and some are incomprehensible. A uniquely Indian problem, addresses pose a riddle to data scientists, and a frustrating, revenue-bleeding headache for businesses that rely on last-mile logistics. Flipkart’s data scientists have developed a machine learning model that not only makes sense of complex Indian addresses but also finds application in detecting and eliminating address fraud. Read all about another #AIForIndia solution that Flipkart pioneered
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Flipkart Wants Data Scientists and Engineers to Build AI For India: Sachin Bansal

Artificial Intelligence is no longer the future. It is here. To build AI For India, to make Indians realize and reap the benefits of AI, data scientists and engineers must passionately embrace the mission of solving unique problems for India. And Flipkart, says co-founder Sachin Bansal, is the best place to make a trailblazing career doing just that
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How Happy and Flipkart birthed the Flipkart Kids

It wasn't a marriage of convenience but Flipkart Kids was by all means a love-child. Discover the story behind the famous No Kidding No Worries ad films and how the Flipkart-Happy partnership made Brand Flipkart a national sensation
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Meet Renuka Khandelwal, Flipkart’s first woman engineer

Renuka Khandelwal walked into an all-male engineering team in 2010. Flipkart’s first woman engineer reflects on the excitement of startup life and that core Flipkart value of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
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Vinoth Poovalingam, the Flipkart fresher who built eKart

In 2010, an inexperienced B-school graduate built the foundation of Flipkart’s game-changing outbound logistics organization. Vinoth Poovalingam, who took eKart from the drawing board to reality, reflects on the excitement of his roller-coaster ride as a Flipster
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Meet Saurabh Sharma, Flipkart’s bestselling novelist

Words can break barriers, create bonds, connect strangers, and even script a change. Saurabh Sharma’s bestselling novel has done all this and more. Armed with qualities of ruthless tenacity, innovation and thinking big — values that every Flipster strives to live by — Saurabh has written his own success story
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This gang of Wasseypur gets its thrills from shopping online

In quest of big tales from small-town India, Flipkart Stories ventures nervously to Wasseypur. In this coal town made darker by Anurag Kashyap’s films, we found Digital Indians hungry for more than just Bollywood and bullets. Shoppers in this crowded little town in Jharkhand are savvier than you think. They have refined tastes, and they 'gang up' at cybercafes to make collaborative buying decisions. In Wasseypur, Digital India has arrived!
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FlipTales – Stefaan Van Hooydonk and the Tao of Unlearning

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.