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
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.
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
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.
Men and women who are seldom in the spotlight, but work day and night — they are the supporting pillars that make workdays at Flipkart a hundred times smoother. Flipsters spent the afternoon of November 18 expressing their gratitude to the heroes behind the scenes — Flipkart’s support staff. As part of Flipkart’s Month Of Giving, they switched roles to serve Flipkart support staff a sumptuous special Oota (Kannadiga festive lunch)
With donation drives, outreach programs, and employee-enabled on-ground initiatives, Flipkart and Flipsters have always given generously with their time, effort and money. As Flipkart turns 10, these initiatives have been brought under one umbrella. Read more