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Bijoy Venugopal

Bijoy Venugopal is Editor, Flipkart Stories. A former journalist and editor with Rediff.com, and India Abroad, he was also Travel Editor at Yahoo India

With AI & ML, Flipkart is addressing the uniquely Indian problem of problem addresses

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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

How Happy and Flipkart birthed the Flipkart Kids

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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

Renuka Khandelwal, Flipkart’s first woman engineer, raises a toast to equality and respect

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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.

Vinoth Poovalingam, the Flipkart fresher who built eKart

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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

This gang of Wasseypur gets its thrills from shopping online

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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

In Asansol, Flipkart customers innovate to beat delivery woes

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The map of Digital India is ever expanding to accommodate the spread of e-commerce, but not without its share of growth pangs. In Asansol, West Bengal’s second-largest city, suburban customers find unique solutions to overcome last-mile delivery hurdles

In Makhu, Punjab, Flipkart steps into a new customer’s shoes

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During Big Billion Days 2016, a young man in Makhu, Punjab shopped online for the first time and ordered a pair of sneakers. Flipkart Chairman Sachin visited the village of Joge Wala to meet this new Flipkart customer and deliver the shoes in person. Read this extraordinary story

In Ranchi, youngsters have a love affair with online shopping

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Ranchi, one of 100 cities under the Smart Cities Mission, is not new to online shopping. Flipkart customers here seek more than just deals and discounts. What will it take to win their hearts, to turn their flirtation with online shopping into an evergreen romance?

At IIT Delhi, Flipkart founders relive a tryst with destiny

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Ten years after graduating from IIT Delhi, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal are seen as role models for giving entrepreneurship a good name. This is the story of how they met

Ankit Nagori, startup superhero, flies on a new mission

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Entrepreneurial failure fueled Ankit Nagori's quest for glory. Six years later, the poster-boy of meritocracy at India's largest e-commerce marketplace is poised to scale new heights on his own steam