How on earth are these two experiences similar?
Hear it from our very own Rajesh Radhakrishnan who works in the Digital team at Flipkart. He has a very cool story to share.
Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a concert by the stalwarts of Indian Rock – Indus Creed at the Hard Rock Cafe – Mumbai.
They played a host of songs from their newer albums and a few of their older tunes. Their encore set included their all time hit classic “Pretty Child” followed by their first ever hit “Top Of The Rock” (from their Rock Machine days). The keyboards, the guitars, the drums, the vocals were all in perfect sync. All in all a memorable show for any rock lover.
But that was not the highlight of the show for me. There were two moments that made my evening.
The first moment was the opportunity to talk to Uday Benegal (their lead singer).
When Uday walked in, I went up to him and spoke to him. First I congratulated him on their new album. Then I mentioned what a big fan I was and also slipped in that I work for Flipkart. (I was also wearing the Flipkart t-shirt.)
This got his attention and he mentioned how he loved Flipkart and ordered books for his family from there. He was amazed by the speed of delivery.
Then I told him I work for the Digital vertical. And his first question was “Great, how is Flyte doing?“. I was pleasantly surprised that he used the word “Flyte”
He went on to endorse his support of what Flyte is doing for the Indian Music scene. In his words “It’s about F$@#ing time someone did something”
Moment #2 : The BIG Moment
Midway through the concert Uday announced that people who have not brought their latest album should buy it.
On being asked “where?”, he pointed towards the crowd and said “There is a man here who is wearing a blue shirt with a big F on the front.”. As I waved back to him from the crowd, he continued “There he is. He is from Flipkart.com. They are really friendly people and have excellent service. I buy from there all the time”.
Someone from the audience also cried out that they loved Flipkart’s service.
Someone else suggested that Flipkart had given him some incentive to talk about Flipkart. To this he immediately quipped that he was not getting anything from them (Flipkart) and continued to say “You can buy the physical album or can opt for the digital download. They are priced very reasonably too”.
That was a very proud moment for me.
Felt really good to be working for a company which
a) People recognize and
b) Speak good things about
Keep Rocking Fellow Flipkartians