Wingify runners get bitten by the Pune monsoon bug

In the last post, we celebrated Wingify Runners, a small and growing cult within Wingify. You know what they say about passion being infectious, don't you? Rachit, one of the members is now working from our Pune office and he decided to take advantage of the gorgeously green western ghats. This saturday, lads from Pune team ran the Pune Monsoon Running (10k) marathon. 

Some were painfully unaware of their bodies and some were quite jubilant on overcoming them. I've heard running does that to you. 

Here's to running a long distance, together.


Wingify's first run in a midnight marathon

Gurgaon, recently named back to its original name, Gurugram, hosted its first midnight marathon. A lot of Wingifighters ran their first marathon and successfully finished it. 

Running marathons is slowly gaining street cred at Wingify and Sandeep Singh, our PM is the backbone of it. 

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.” 

― Christopher McDougallBorn to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Here are a few pictures that capture the first milestone of Wingify Runners. 

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.......