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Top Five Companies To Work At In The Year 2018

Smruthi Kishore



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From homegrown companies to leading corporate giants, India is booming with regards to the startup ecosystem. The year 2018 has just begun and with an increase in career options, the leading firms to work at are those who offer employees a fighting chance to innovate and propagate change. If you are looking for a career change, then this list of companies will help you in making your choice!

1. Amazon India 

E commerce giant, Amazon, has been investing heavily in Amazon India. Recently, it received a funding of $ 5 billion from its parent company in an effort to compete with its arch nemesis, Flipkart. With a global headcount of 5,60,000 employees, Amazon India offers just the right kind of environment needed for growth in all aspects. Current perks include eight weeks of flexible or partial work hours for new parents, and the ability to give six week’s paid parental leave to a partner who isn’t eligible at their own firm.

2. PayTm 

PayTm’s parent company, One97 Communications, definitely knows how to take care of its employees. With a headcount of over 17,000 employees globally, PayTm works at fostering a healthy work place. The company seeks to reward its fast growing team by offering stock plans to its top performers. More than 20 PayTm employees recently became dollar millionaires following a secondary sale of stock options.

3. Flipkart 

Set up in the year 2008 with a team of two, Flipkart now has over 8,000 people on its roster. Flipkart plans on increasing its headcount to around 10,000 by the end of this year. New employees or Flipsters, as they are commonly called, are given a treasure hunt on their first day. This helps them get acclimatized and get a hold of their bearings right from the beginning!

4. Directi 

Directi, a company known for all things weird, has a fun way of hiring new employees. Responsible for a range of technology companies, including the voice calling app Ringo and workplace messaging tool Flock, Directi has over 1,500 employees globally. Candidates are asked random questions like “how many diapers are sold in Mumbai?” and if they pass all the rounds, they are rewarded with a free Kindle as a part of their welcome kit. In addition to this, they are also given full access to the Games Room whenever they want.

5. Oyo Rooms 

Indian budget hotel aggregator OYO has grown quickly since its launch in 2011, and last year moved closer to achieving the much coveted Unicorn status after closing its latest round of funding. As a result, the company is on a hiring spree and looks to take on an additional 2,000 staff in 2018. Successful applicants can expect to have a say in the running of the business, including the design of its office.


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Twitter: Everything You Need To Know About This Platform

Smruthi Kishore



Twelve years ago, Jack Dorsey fired off his first tweet without realising the impact his social media platform would have on people. Little did he know that the five words tweet would fire off a 160 characters revolution! From being a regular platform back in the day, Twitter now has over 500 million tweets on a daily basis from people across the world. The next time you Tweet something online, take a moment to look at these completely bizarre facts about Twitter!

1. It all began in a playground 

What is now a unique social media platform initially started off on a playground. While most success stories began in backyards, bars or cafes, Dorsey went the other way!

2. The limit on followers 

Twitter does not allow users to follow more than 2,000 people unless they have 2,000 followers as well! Why? Because Twitter believes in equality!

3. The name of the bird

While the name of Twitter itself was supposed to be “Twttr,” the name of the blue bird has been consistent from the beginning. The bird is named Larry!

4. Quickest growing Twitter nation 

With more than 3 million active Twitter users, Saudi Arabia, with a 300% year on year growth rate, ranks #1 in the world as the fastest-growing Twitter nation.

5. Twitter did NOT invent the hashtag

#NoReally. The usage of hashtags dates all the way back to 1988 when people used to talk to each other through chat rooms called Internet Relay Chats (IRCs.) The first hashtag ever used on Twitter was in the year 2007, when Chris Messina (a former Google employee) proposed using them to clump words in tweets. The idea took off and people started using them on a regular basis!

6. The one billionth tweet

It took 3 years, 2 months and one entire day for the one billionth tweet to go up on Twitter! Not bad at all.

With Twitter being the phenomenon it is today, there is still a lot to be known and a lot to be found out. If you think we missed some truly interesting facts, please feel free to comment and let us know!

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Instagram Unknown Facts

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When Instagram started, it was a simple photo sharing app created to change the way the world thinks. Through the years, the app now has 700 million users on a daily basis. With new features being introduced everyday, this particular app shows no sign of stopping. If you still are not on Instagram, then these reasons might just help make your decision!

1. Un tag yourself 

Did you know if you wanted to hide yourself from unwanted pictures, the best way to do it is to hide your profile? You do not show up on their feed and they cannot tag you. Life made simple right there!

2. Top 3 users

Did you know the top three users of Instagram are based out of the United States, Brazil and Japan?

3. Highest liked picture 

The most popular photo on Instagram has close to six million likes. The picture belongs to none other than Beyonce, who announced her pregnancy on Instagram through this popular post.

4. Revisit posts you liked

Instagram has not been able to give us the option to find posts previously liked. However, for those of you who really want to look for the particular post,  click the options wheel, and then select “Posts You’ve Liked.” This will open a feed composed of every picture you have ever liked! You are welcome.

5. Popular hashtags 

While there are a lot of trending hashtags on Instagram, the most popular ones are #socialmedia #social #branding #entrepreneur #success #sales #entrepreneurship #tech #branding #marketing #contestalert #business #sweepstakes #giveaway #travel #discount #deal and #smallbiz.

6. Male to female ratio 

Ironically, there is a very narrow gap between the number of women and men using Instagram. According to recent statistics, 21% of the daily users are men as compared to 31% female users!

7. The one with the most selfies 

The one with the most selfies is none other than one part of the Kardashian family. Kylie Jenner has 451 selfies, a record breaking number!

With so much happening on Instagram, do not miss out on the action! Join in on the fun now! Comment and tell us about some of the weirdest things you have posted yet!

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Life Lessons From Jack Ma

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Jack Ma, a Chinese entrepreneur, who launched several successful startups in the face of severe criticism, was recently named “Person of The Year” by Financial Times. How, you ask? By focusing more on the bottom line than any other person around him. While people around him are always astounded by his stupendous success, these rules of life helped him get to his current position. If you wondered how he got there at all, then these inspiring life lessons might be just what you need!

1. Help others if you want to change the world 

Help others. A principle Jack Ma always follows is to make even the smallest man work hard. According to him, small people will always grow big and become successful in life over the years.

2. It doesn’t matter where you start. Where you finish counts 

Like Jack Ma did, do not focus on where you started your life. Your level of upbringing, your method of education and your lifestyle all do not matter as long as you do something with it towards the end. Dig your heels in and give every opportunity a shot!

3. Giving up is the biggest failure 

According to Ma, “giving up is the greatest failure.” If you go out, try your best and fail to achieve your goal but see it through to the end, you are still a success.  Like all great leaders, Ma recognizes a person is able to learn the most from obstacles and hardships. The key to success is persevering and learning from your mistakes. Give up and everything comes crumbling down.

4. Act swiftly 

If Jack Ma had not jumped at the opportunity which was Alibaba, the world would have lost a truly great e commerce platform. Acting swiftly helps put you in the front and through acting on your feet, life can show you different things!

5. Persevere 

There were several times during Alibaba’s early history where the company seemed doomed. If Jack Ma had not fought against all odds to become great, he would not have made it anywhere near the top three. Hard times come and go but what you do in the face of these hard times is what makes you great in life.

With only $ 20,000 in hand and a dream to achieve, Jack Ma became the first Chinese entrepreneur in the world and is now the 118th richest man in the world. With a net worth of $ 29.7 billion, Jack Ma stands tall as a revolutionary inspiration!

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