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
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.
To deliver over three hundred and forty packages a day, single-handed, is no modest feat. Now, imagine doing that while beating Bengaluru's infamous traffic. Not only does Ekart Wishmaster Ganapathy Poojari accomplish the seemingly impossible every day, he fulfills the wishes of Flipkart customers without breaking a sweat — or a single traffic rule. There's one other thing he's good at — breaking his own record. Peep under his helmet and there's more to this personable, polite man — he's a hobby filmmaker who has also acted in a Kannada television serial. Flipkart Stories had a tough time catching up with Ekart's own Flash Gordon but when we did, we learned of his extraordinary story. Read on...
When was the last time you ditched the tie and took a stroll on the wild side? While most of us only manage to imagine the possibility, there are a few who live by this as a rule. Say hello to Flipster Kavita Viswanath, a senior strategist in the Flipkart Ads Group who, despite her busy schedule, plans her escapades to perfection.
Fun is as essential to work as dedication. Our Flipster in focus, Ashish Vikram, proves he knows just what we mean. Ashish, who is vice president of engineering for Flipkart’s Ads Group, isn’t just an ace at his job. He is also a programming whiz, a published author, a certified scuba diver and, most importantly, a funny man who loves to tickle people pink with his witticisms. Read to know how he makes Flipkart more fun and why we think he’s on the crest of a wave.
The multitalented are most often misunderstood. Even the phrase ‘Jack of all trades’ has a bit of a negative caveat. But Flipsters like Anand Vijayasimha are some of the few who flip the notion of ‘having one's fingers in many pies’. Music composer, busker, writer, organic farmer, motorcycle enthusiast and LP collector, Anand makes the most of every second. And his story is one that’ll surely make you reflect on how you’re using your 24 hours in a day.