Beer + Bhaang + Bhangra = Wholly Celebrated at Wingify

It turned out to be an evening of overindulgence – too much dance, too much color, way too much booze. But much before the madness peaked, everyone was already in the groove for Holi celebrations, turning up in carefree clothes and faded whites. The office too was done up beautifully in colorful décor.

The dhol-beats set the pace as everyone let their hair down.

Besides all the razzmatazz, we also had a bunch of games going on. What got the most volunteers? (Beer) Golgappa competition. 

The party-nosh was all about street food. We binged on pakoras, golgappas and sweets.

And the fun continues…

Wingify Pune caught in classic holi romps

Holi is unbearably close and we can't be immune to this festival that celebrates fun and play in all beautiful forms. 

On Tuesday, 22nd March, Wingify Pune gave in to all the classic holi romps and frolic. Rahul, our go-to guy for all the fun things organised a wide ground for us to go all out and go all out we did. 

Games played: Tug of war & Musical chairs 

Childishness level: Over 9000

Fun and laughter: Over the moon

Here are the pictures.

Humans of tug

Musical chairs for the 20+ year olds :)

And some more lovely pictures 

Holi hai!

Wingify Pune's overnight camp at Shirota lake

Wingify's move to Pune has been a pleasant one so far. We started with a handful of members and grew to 25 in three months. 

Most of us coming from Delhi have found the evenings in Pune quite delightful. Our office is at the centre of the coolest parts of Pune, with microbreweries and pubs surrounding us. That will also explain the beer bellies we quickly got ourselves. 

However, Pune is also home to a lot of hardwork that multiple teams are putting in. We are experimenting with ideas at a break neck pace and are constantly busy with work. The past weekend, we decided to calm our senses in the company of some breathtaking views. 

On Saturday, March 19th, we hopped on a bus, armed ourselves with music and beer and lurched forward to Shirota lake at Lonavala. 

We reached a meeting point about 2 hours later, where some team members decided to trek the 10 Kilometer path to Shirota. Most were not willing to indulge in any kind of exercise, so we hopped onto rusty Sumo cars that drove us uphill to the campsite. 

Here are the pictures, of both the serene lake and the histrionics that accompanied it. 

What the images don't convey is the endless chatter around barbecue and bonfire and the amazing memories we all made. 

To more such beautiful times together!


Who let the Wolves Out??

What happens when you let the ever-hungry (for business ;)) sales team out in the open with paint-filled guns? Utter chaos ensues! The team went to “The Paintball Co.”, located in a small suburb of Gurgaon sector 31.Dressed up in fatigues and scary masks, the otherwise charming women looked menacing enough (Charu & Sonam :D)

After heavy firing (no friendly fires, I tell you that much), drenched in paint and dirt, the team ventured out to greener pastures (for drinks and dinner). Pictures from the fun evening.

Next Stop: Underdogs Sports Bar located in Sector-43, Gurgaon The sales team ditched the India-Sri Lanka T20 match for some sporty fun at the Underdogs Sports Bar. Be it Pool, Jenga, Foosball, or Darts, the team left no spot unexplored and no game unchallenged. Bhavan and Vibhuti’s amazing Jenga team was enough to take the attention away from their awful pool skills. Kushal & Anmol battled it out in Foosball (and had their own who-could-run-the-bar-out-of-Mojitos competition going on.) 

Pravash and Bhuvan did try arm wrestling, before the table crumbled under their “Dhai-Dhai Kilo Ke Haath”Rohit, Bharat, and Deepak couldn’t get enough of the drinks; Sanjay, Shashank and Arjun were busy gulping down copious amount of food - all this under Raj’s beaming glance, playing the gratuitous host, as usual.

Wingify Sports Day 2016!

"Play a sport. It will teach you how to win honourably, loose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble." And, Wingify Sports Day held on 22nd January 2016, was the opportunity to demonstrate just that. Here is a sneak peek into all the fun and fervour.

Wingify's annual vacation in Malaysia!

Most of us weren’t quite acquainted with the place before, but now that we’ve been there, Langkawi has turned out to be a cherished experience. Some laid-back time spent in the company of beautiful beaches, bountiful beer, and fresh sea-food gave us long-lasting jolts of pleasure. Here’s a throwback from the trip gone by, in pictures.

Until next time.......

The Diwali Dhamaal 2015!

Wingify Diwali celebration 2015 was in every way a blockbuster with the tough-to-please crowd. Reason – there was something for everyone! Thanks to the constant teasers, everyone did turn up in ethnic.For those who missed out, here’s how the office space was done-up for Diwali.

The day began (late) with the usual pouring in of people around noon. Slowly, pouts and victory signs replaced hands pulling out laptops. The Diwali celebrations had begun…now was time for some Thunder Games.These games had 7 different teams competing against each other in various “2 minute” games – yes we were secretly celebrating Maggie’s comeback as well. And after a neck-to-neck competition, Team 4 (comprising of Ankit Jain,....etc.) managed a clear-cut victory :-)

A sumptuous lunch wasn’t enough for the hungry hearts at Wingify. Thankfully, there was an array of events lined up for the remaining day. Wingify's Got Talent was next in row with performances by our in-house singers like Ashesh, Aditi, Aanand, Jatin, Samrat, Hemkaran and Kanishk.While Rudi chose to do something completely different with his coding & music, Ashish entertained the audience with some Bollywood mimicry.Raman & Abhay rocked the stage with their rapping skills. Kush was awesome at beatboxing. Shilpa chose to shake a leg or two making it a completely masala packed show!

The monthly camp was next wherein Paras & Sparsh shared some company updates followed by announcing Vivek Kishore as the Hamster of the month. Sales Team put up an interesting presentation introducing their team and what each team member does.What made Wingifiers as well as Wingify Culture Guardians (WCG) smile a little more was that their participation was acknowledged and rewarded with gifts and vouchers. The camp ended with cake cutting and of course the customary beer!

 A fun-filled evening followed with Tambola and Poker. People ate more than their tummies would otherwise allow, as a tense atmosphere prevailed over who would get a full-house. Equally engrossed were those at the poker tables.Though rumours were out 4 days before celebrations, the Diwali gift this year was a slender and smart Fitbit. Also, we unveiled the first edition of our company handbook, The Wingify Ways, on this auspicious occasion.While some of us hit the in-house dance floor, post a happening and eventful day, others geared up for the special Hackathon planned for the night. We couldn't have asked for anything more to make it a memorable day!! Cheers to the Diwali Dhamaal 2015 & more fun to come...

Away From City Shor, In Serene Shoghi

An unheard terrain tucked in the hills of Shimla, Shoghi offered the best of weather, scenery, and food! And with Vatika Resorts situated in the middle of nowhere, we couldn’t have asked for a more solitary vacation. It turned out to be a splendid affair that lasted a little too short.

All this talk of scenery, but no orangey-glows in sight? Well, Vishnu couldn’t have let the sun set without capturing the evening halo.

And therapeutic peals of laughter never stopped pouring in. Samrat proved to be the one armoured with comebacks, which he tossed out instantly every single time an attempt was made to pull his leg. Right from teen patti to making those party packs with just the right (over)dose of alcohol, Snehal’s experience and wisdom guided us along, unfailingly. Rohit waited for his teen patti resurgence all day long, it never showed up. Meanwhile, Shivangi was the sole proprietor of all things cool. 

Nights were made unforgettable with bonfire and drinks. While booze turned some non-dancers into dancers, it made others go through-the-woods full on berserk (Ankita danced atop a tree! Too bad, we don’t have those pics to share)

Not the ones to keep freakery in check, Sushant, Nitin and Ankita were all up for some dare devilry (never mind the ice-cool expressions, it was daunting!)

And here is the customary family picture. “Take this yelling (sans the smile) as my plea, I don’t want to go back to work,” one didn’t comment.