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Empathy, compassion, and a Customer First approach – meet Jagruthi Shetty!
A star performer in Flipkart’s Service Recovery team, Jagruthi Shetty receives high praise from the customers she interacts with on a daily basis. A particularly thankful customer wrote to Kalyan to appreciate just how much Jagruthi was invested in making sure he had a wonderful experience on Flipkart. Listen now to hear the full story!
Flipsters donate blood in the fight against Thalassaemia!
In association with Sankalp India Foundation, Flipsters donated over 500 units of blood to give children suffering from #Thalassaemia a fighting chance! Listen on as Arpit Vaish from Sankalp India Foundation talks about the key problems we face as a country when it comes to blood donations.
Lights, Camera, Shop! – Behind the scenes of the newly-launched Flipkart Photo Studio
Great products deserve a great catalog, and great catalogs have great images! We’re enriching the shopping experience on Flipkart with the newly launched Flipkart Photo Studio — Sumant Arya tells us more! Also featuring celebrity stylist Harmann Kaur, who tells you how to up your style on a budget, in 60 seconds!
Flipkart Supermart Live in Mumbai – take a look behind the scenes
Grocery Ala Re! Mumbaikars now have access to #grocery on Supermart, Flipkart’s very own Grocery Private Label. Manish Kumar, Vice President – Home, BGM, Grocery, tells us all about the work that went into making it happen. Listen on as we celebrate yet another milestone for India.
Of Myths and Men – In conversation with Devdutt Pattanaik
What is myth? What is religion? Is the samosa Vedic? India’s favorite mythologist answers these questions among several others in our special podcast interview and also gives us an inside look at his newly launched book, Faith: 40 Insights into Hinduism.
Flipkart’s Private Labels – The story so far!
It all began in 2016, to give India quality products at affordable prices. Three years later, Flipkart’s private labels have spread out across 150 verticals ranging from home & furniture to grocery and fitness. Take a peek into their incredible journey.
Sunil Chhetri on being ‘Captain Fantastic,’ Integrity, and Football!
Sunil Chhetri may be India’s most recognizable footballer on the global stage now, but he didn’t always have it easy. In this interview, he talks about his childhood, the journey he’s made so far, Indian football, and what integrity means to him.
The Women’s Week special – Hear from the remarkable women@Flipkart!
While organizations around the world celebrate International Women’s Day, women Flipsters were treated to a week-long extravaganza of contests, merchandise, and events, culminating in a grand celebration. Listen on for a peek into the Women’s Week at Flipkart.
A serving of gratitude for the heroes behind-the-scenes at Flipkart
Flipkart’s support staff make sure Flipsters have a neat, tidy, and well-equipped office where they can do their best work. Every year, Flipsters come together to feed them a scrumptious meal as a token of their gratitude. Listen on as we bring you a glimpse of the occasion.
Kalki Koechlin on motorcycles, gender equality, and more!
An actor, a thespian, a poet, a master of spoken word, and above all, a modern, forward-thinking Indian woman. Listen on as she shares with us her answers to some thought-provoking questions.
The Jeeves-F1 story – transforming after-sales support, one installation at a time
To love is to serve, and as far as service is concerned, Jeeves has no plans of slowing down. Bolstered by its acquisition of F1 Info Solutions in 2017, Jeeves has grown by leaps and bounds. Listen for a peek into their remarkable journey.
Celebrating groundbreaking achievements – The Flipkart Annual Awards 2018
Whether it’s business excellence, innovation, or community service, Flipsters are achievers of the highest level. Listen on as we connect with the winners
Prestige, recognition and WOW
The prestigious WOW Awards inspire Flipsters to do groundbreaking work and change the landscape of e-commerce in India. Listen in for more.
A year of resurgence – celebrating the 2018 Big Billion Days sale with the BGM team
Books are where it all began for Flipkart, and after strategic priorities pushed books to the sidelines for a while, the Books and General Merchandise (BGM) team orchestrated a strong comeback during 2018’s Big Billion Days sale. Listen now to find out more!
United we stand – learn how PhonePe is transforming the checkout experience on Flipkart!
Get an insight into the amazing synergy between Flipkart and PhonePe, two organizations with a single purpose: enabling you to shop to your heart’s content, and with zero hassles. Listen on to know more!
Let’s talk digital – what does Simon Say?
Simon Kemp, founder and CEO at Kepios and one of Asia’s Most Influential Digital Marketers, talks about the value of data in today’s fast-paced, data-driven world, and the importance of digital marketing. Tune in.
Meet the women who keep Flipkart safe!
Rigorous drills, multiple shifts, and challenges aplenty – Flipkart’s women security guards are always calm under pressure. Listen on as they share their experience working at Flipkart, and their firm resolve to excel in a traditionally male-dominated profession.
Siddhartha Basu on quizzing in the post-Google era, his new book, and more!
Quizmaster extraordinaire Siddhartha Basu shares his thoughts on the Indian quizzing scene, along with a sneak peek at his new book – Indian Century.
Milind Soman reveals he hates working out – listen now to know more!
Milind Soman is impressed with Flipkart’s brand campaign, #ChooseYourAge. At 52, the model-turned-entrepreneur and the fleet-footed driving force behind Pinkathon shares his experiences as a champion for defying age-related stereotypes.
Suraj Mani on MotherJane, getting into music at the age of 40, and more!
Veteran rock star Suraj Mani cut his musical teeth as a vocalist for Motherjane. Now, as he kicks off Flipkart’s music club, he shares his thoughts on the Indian music scene, picking up the guitar at 40, and more.
Meet the women@flipkart – also featuring Nisha Millet and Anu Menon!
Hear from all the super-talented women at Flipkart, along with Olympian Nisha Millet and stand-up comedienne Anu Menon at Flipkart’s Diversity & Inclusion event – WERock!
Madan Padaki on CSR, what it means to be socially responsible, and more!
An advocate for CSR done right, Madan Padaki talks about what a single individual can accomplish for society with the right level of commitment, and what large corporations can do beyond the textbook definitions of CSR.
The Month of Giving Oota at Flipkart – listen now to know more!
Flipkart’s leadership came together to serve the company’s support staff a traditional South-Indian meal (Oota) – hear them talk about their experience, along with members of the service staff, who share the joy and the pride of working at Flipkart.
Meet Flipkart’s Customer Support Heroes
Flipkart’s Customer Support stars weigh in on the challenge and pleasure of addressing customer concerns that begin in despair but end in delight. What makes their jobs challenging and pleasurable? Hear it straight from these CX Heroes!
The Power of Partnerships
The Power of Partnership #FlipkartPartners meet in Bengaluru on August 30, 2017 was the glittering finale to the Month of Partners. Among the attendees were partners whose success has been interwoven with Flipkart’s decade-long journey of disruption. Listen in to this #Studio34 podcast!
Flipkart Chai! Meet Mohammed Imran, Flipkart’s vital refuel agent!
Supplying 12,000 cups of tea every day to Flipkart offices, Mohammed Imran is the vital refuel agent for Flipsters. His association with Flipkart is almost as old as the company itself, and to say that he is the cup of joy in the lives of thousands of Flipsters is an understatement. Imran has spent the better part of a decade crafting his extraordinary success story. Listen to Imran tell the story of Flipkart Chai!
Kartik Iyer of Happy mcgarrybowen reflects on the Flipkart partnership
In 2010, Flipkart brought on board Happy Creative Services to make its first television commercials. By 2011, the series of ad films dubbed No Kidding No Worries was a national sensation, projecting Brand Flipkart into the limelight. The Flipkart Kids earned a place in Indian advertising’s hall of fame. Kartik Iyer, Co-founder and CEO of Happy mcgarrybowen, recounts the agency’s partnership with Flipkart.
How S M Fathaulla gave Flipkart a business address
In 2007, the year that Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal started up Flipkart, a genial gentleman named S M Fathaulla gave the Bengaluru-based startup the proverbial roof over its head. In the quiet residential neighborhood of Koramangala 4th Block, the Flipkart founders moved into the first floor of a modest two-storied building. Listen to his story in this exclusive Studio34 podcast for Flipkart Stories.
Xiaomi MD Manu Kumar Jain chats with Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy
In this Studio 34 podcast for Flipkart Stories: Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishhnamurthy and Xiaomi MD and Global VP Manu Kumar Jain have a hearty chat about the strong partnership between the two companies. Listen and share.
#FlipkartCustomerDay – Flipkart customers speak up
On #FlipkartCustomerDay, we invited Flipkart customers to experience how India’s most exciting e-commerce company works. On July 26, 2017, a group of customers visited us. Among them was 81-year-old Meenakshi Padmanabhan, an app-savvy grandmother who strode in elegantly attired in a Kanjeevaram silk sari. She listened attentively to all our sessions and wowed us with her wisdom on online shopping. “I can’t go to the shop to buy anything,” she laughs, one hand on her walking stick. “So shopping on my mobile phone helps me.” Her voice, in Tamil, is the first clip you will hear on this Studio34 podcast. Also listen to our Shashi Diwan, Ramakrishnan V and other eloquent customers, speaking in English, as they explain why they prefer shopping on Flipkart. Listen up and share!
Flipkart’s transgender customers have left a message on the wall
A wall is a blank space. Until the proverbial writing goes up on it. Flipkart’s customers from the transgender community, together with Aravani Art Project, painted a wall at a Flipkart hub in Bengaluru to send across a strong message of inclusiveness that enshrines the core Flipkart value of Customer First. Studio34 went behind the scenes with Priyanka, Shanthi, Sowndharya and Kanchana to listen to their views about how online shopping has shown them an avenue towards social equality.
(Track contains English, Kannada and Tamil)
Gridlock Hackathon – Sridhar Pabbisetty on solving Bengaluru’s traffic woes
Sridhar Pabbisetty, CEO of Namma Bengaluru Foundation, speaks to Flipkart’s Studio34 about solving Bengaluru’s infamous traffic woes. Flipkart’s unique outreach to citizens, Gridlock Hackathon, calls techies, smart innovators and concerned citizens to put their energy and minds to work recommend practical solutions to Bengaluru’s traffic problems.
CEO For A Day – Padmini Pagadala on being a dinosaur Flipster
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.
Studio34 Podcast – Leena Kejriwal on being human
In this Studio34 podcast, photographer and installation artist Leena Kejriwal speaks about her art and awareness campaign, M.I.S.S.I.N.G., which addresses the issue of millions of girls who are lost to sex trafficking. Listen to her narrate her story.
Happy Holi from students of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
Students of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, who painted the colorful Holi cards for Ekart, share their life ambitions and wish you a Happy Holi! Listen to this heart-stirring Studio34 podcast.
Be inspired: Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar – Founder, Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
In this Studio34 podcast for Flipkart Stories, Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar, the eloquent Founder Managing Trustee of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, speaks about the work done by the trust and its impact on the lives of people with disabilities. Listen to this Studio34 podcast.
Studio34 Podcast – What inspires triathlete Nagaraj Harsha?
At 27, Nagaraj Harsha is an inspiration. This 3-time Ironman & Triathlete has completed 4 International Triathlons, 1 National triathlon and numerous endurance events, while also juggling his full-time job as a Business Development Manager. Studio 34 interviews Nagaraj Harsha for Flipkart Stories in the first of the Blue Sky Studio34 podcasts.