Throwback decade

A throwback to some of the memorable moments and events personally and professionally in the last decade or should I say first 10 years of the new century.

1. Blessed with a baby daughter – my little princess Tisya.

2. Enjoyed a larger part of the decade building product and communities around them at Times Internet and checked-in to OYO rooms in mid 2018.

Some of the products I loved building in the last decade

a. Indiatimes Email (now deprecated)
b. Times Points (User engagement & Loyalty Program)
c. Central Identity (SSO) for Times Internet
d. OYO Wizard (Loyalty Program for OYO)
e. All new consumer experience on OYO Apps (Android & iOS and oyorooms.com )

https://youtu.be/XKGeHb7hDNw

3. Continued my learning with first certified online course for Gamification and attending IIM, Calcutta for an executive management course.

4. Watched live cricket match at stadium.

at the kotla ground

5.Nokia E63 & Blackberry were my choice of business phones before I got addicted to Android. Check out my blog about best android apps.

Graduated from first hindi post to a blog about interesting facts in hindi and my first android app 🙂 .

6. Conquered some fears with Bunjee Jumping at Sentosa Island and Paragliding at Manali.

7. Started a bit of running and completed my first 10K and half Marathon.

Amit Gupta Half marathon Airtel India

Just completed a personal challenge of running 500Km this year (Today on the last day of the decade)

8. Travelled for work and leisure.
Within India – Goa, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Dalhousie, Shimla, Mussoorie, Lucknow, Agra, Chennai,
Kochi, Allepey, Jammu, Manali, Haridwar, Munnar, Ahmedabad, Kolkatta, Vrindavan, Jim corbett
International – Chicago, New York, London, Bath, Singapore, Bintan, Macau, Hongkong, Macinac City

9. Last but not least, met and made friendship for life with some of the most extraordinary people. Looking forward to the next decade with open heart and mind.

Overall a wonderful decade. I took my chances and made some bets, won some and lost some but learned from every bit of it.

“I never lose. I either win or learn” – Nelson Mandela

Ending this note with a clip from the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.


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