For the thousands of small- and medium-sized sellers in Flipkart’s Marketplace ecosystem, The Big Billion Days sale is the most exciting and stressful time of the year. With the number of orders going up as much as ten times, they need all the help they can get. That’s why this year, Flipkart launched the Flipkart Troops initiative — an enthusiastic group of young students who traveled from warehouse to warehouse, helping with packaging. This logistical dream team not only finished the mountain of work on time, but also put a smile on the sellers’ faces. Read their story
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.
On September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India made a landmark judgement, striking down the draconian Section 377. The ruling sparked widespread celebrations across the nation. On this occasion, we look at some of the best works of fiction by members of the LGBTQIA community.
From playing Captain Vyom in the 1998 television series to the Florida Ultraman challenge in 2017, Milind Soman has been capturing the imagination of the country for over two decades. After shooting to fame as an actor-turned-model, Milind Soman has now made fitness the focus of his life, competing in high-endurance marathons across the world, and defying his age time and again. On August 17, 2018, the 53-year-old fitness icon offered Flipsters a drink from the fountain of youth.
Celebrated novelist and Nobel prize winner V S Naipaul’s books changed the course of English literature in the 20th century. But Naipaul, a man of many contradictions, was also a controversial writer who divided critics and readers alike. Here, we take a look at some of his best works and the man behind them.
Dr Soumen Chakrabarti is one of India’s foremost AI researchers, working in the field of knowledge graphs and search. His work has also contributed greatly to development of the Open Web. Dr Chakrabarti addressed Flipkart engineers recently in a Blue Sky talk about his favorite area of research. We caught up with him to pick his brains about some of the most pressing issues surrounding the state of the information highway
June 21 is World Yoga day. Take a deep breath, spread out your yoga mat, stretch out your limbs and get in position for your favorite asana. Millions of people the world over swear by the healing and restorative power of yoga. If you haven’t made yoga a part of your life, here’s reason why you should. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, this comprehensive list of yoga essentials will guide you in your quest.
As the smartphone revolution rages on at full tilt, every year in technology is more exciting than the the previous one. Although we’re only five months into 2018, companies like Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo etc are already blazing trails in the Indian smartphone market, pushing out affordable, yet technologically solid models that deliver great results. We take a look at some of the best mobiles on offer.
On Mother’s Day, Flipsters came together to celebrate the spirit of motherhood through a fundraiser for the amazing Miracle Moms who provide care and support to thousands of children without parents.
Over the years, Flipkart has developed an open, clutter-free work culture that enables Flipsters to collaborate in unconventional ways. Free of hierarchy and red tape, it is an environment that enables employees to bring their whole selves to work, including, in this case, their considerable musical gifts. The launch of The Big Band Theory, Flipkart’s very own music club, marks a new chapter in the development of that culture.