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
In July 2011, Akshaya Shetty made a decision that was to change her life. She joined Flipkart, a small, enthusiastic e-commerce venture that was quickly expanding its footprint in India. However, between then and now a different story has transpired in Akshaya’s life, which was marked by changes when she stepped back into Flipkart for a second time in 2014. In Akshaya’s own words, this is what the transformation looked like.
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
They are risk-takers and adventurers, willing to jump into the unknown, making the most of opportunities that come their way. They have remarkably positive and open attitudes, even when their work proves difficult or when times are hard. Meet the inspiring women engineers of Flipkart — each with a unique story about their journey in one of India’s most progressive workplaces. In conversation, we unravel their stories as they navigate and claim their rightful place in what is globally seen as a male-dominated industry
In March 2017, Flipkart celebrated Women's Day with the launch of a special content series on social media called #WomenOfFlipkart. Be inspired by these amazing Flipsters and get a first-hand view of what life is like at Flipkart, regardless of gender
Four years can seem like an eternity at Flipkart, which at age ten is already an elder sibling to a generation of Indian startups. Padmini Pagadala, who designs Fulfillment Centers, reflects on being a 'dinosaur' in a company that she says has changed the way India buys. Padmini Pagadala, Associate Director - Design, reflects on being a dinosaur at Flipkart four years since she designed her first Fulfillment Center. Padmini, the finalist of the CEO For A Day contest conducted among Flipsters, was selected by CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy to take over the reins of Flipkart for a day.
What does it take to cross the finish line in an Ironman challenge? Can it be achieved by forging nerves of steel, or constantly reinforcing one’s faith in that pursuit? Or is it beyond all that? Prarabdh Awasthi, Engineering Manager at Flipkart and conqueror of the Half Ironman challenge, goes on record about his 7-year journey at Flipkart and his passion off the grid
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.