We are now back from our December vacation, a week long holiday that we go on in the last week of December. After the vacation, a single question echoes in cafeterias and chai/coffee breaks:
“So what did you do over the holidays?”
This time, we decided to answer this question collectively. Here are the pictures contributed by our team members that summed up their holidays – so you know the answers well in advance 🙂
Vipul from VWO marketing took his parents on their first international trip to Singapore. He says “I know I can’t repay all they’ve done for me but trying my best :)” Mukul from the Wingify admin team took a trip to the island of Diu and also visited the Gir wildlife sanctuary taking quite a few pictures of the lions.
Anshul Gupta from the data science team in Kovalam, Kerala doing yoga. Anshul said ” The recent holidays gave me a chance to connect back with my hobbies of Dance and Yoga, which were left long back. The image is a depiction of the restored connection, The Dancer Pose.” From Shubham Gupta in VWO sales, fulfilling a dream of 19 years in the Manchester United Stadium, Manchester UK.
Shahnawaz from VWO design “had a short getaway from work and devoted it entirely to Pluto, working out, Ghalib’s poetry and of course cheat meals! Needless to say, I enjoyed it to the fullest. Now it’s time to get back in the grind.” Pluto and Shahnawaz
Ankur from VWO marketing visited the Golden temple in Amritsar. Reflected upon the decade that went by, and prayed for the new one to be as kind. Ankit, heading VWO engineering took a trip to the temples in Sanganer, Jaipur with his extended family.
Himanshu in our sales team spent time with his family and his love, Ceaser. Nupur from the recruitment team curled up with a book and sun bathed in Delhi winters.
Neha Virmani, in our partnership team “From waking up to this view, parathas each morning in 8 degrees .. to basking in the sun all day reading my fav book.. ending each evening with a rum in hand at the bbqs with bonfires with my closest .. Kasauli was an amazing break !!” Shubham Soni from VWO engineering spent his holidays with his wife at Hampta Pass, Himachal in sunkissed snow capped mountains.
Priyanka, our Customer Success Manager was at her hometown, Kanatal, Uttarakhand and she says this picture is made special not only because of the snow but also because it was clicked by her mother. Hariom Balhara from VWO engineering spent his holidays with his family in the city of lakes, Udaipur in Rajasthan
Anubhav Narula from marketing team “Spent the holidays with “my sunshine.” Went on long walks with this very cute alien creature. Made an Instagram story on it and tried to make him an overnight star!” Shubhi Ahluwalia from VWO marketing “Always great to welcome the new year while on a vacation, especially when it involves being atop the world’s tallest building!”
All photos courtesy Varun PK from VWO security team in his hometown, Kannur in Kerala. This is his favourite spot to catch the sun and relax at home.
Abhishek Tyagi from VWO sales enjoyed the snow at Mussoorie. Venus from Wingify Support couldn’t stay away from her team even during the holidays and caught up for an outing.
Aeshwarya, our colleague from the sales team was with her brother who underwent a ligament surgery over the holidays and is recovering steadily now.
Anil from VWO engineering on Christmas eve with his son. Amir Kamran, member of Wingify accounts team was on a memorable trip of Udaipur where he went with friends. ” Visited Sajjangarh Fort, City Palace, Ropeway Temple. The most amazing experience was seeing Udaipur City from the top of Ropeway Temple at night.”
Sanchit Singh, VWO marketing on the frozen Serolsar Lake in Himachal Pradesh after a trek.
“I’ve spent my holidays in Bhutan with my friends and had an amazing time in Bhutan. Surely Bhutan is one of the happiest place in the world. People are so kind and amazing in Bhutan. Bhutan is known for its natural beauty, forest conservation, gross national happiness, great culture & heritage and biodiversity. Bhutan covers 72% forest area of the country which is one of the large biodiversity places in the world. People live with nature, which is one of the biggest life force”
Megha from Ideact team “I visited Katra this time and found this hidden waterfall and its beauty is really hard to put in words”
Dhruva Sharma, our support engineer learnt photography and practiced her portrait editing skills over the holidays. She compiled a collage of the portraits she took at office
Meet Cocco – a pup Neha Verma from Wingify support adopted over the holidays Divyanshu from the Wingify Data Science team summarised his holidays in this picture – doggo + lays + PS4
Meet Aadhya who was the center of attention for Manju Rawat for these December holidays. Diksha Shukla was in Manali and said “Travel is the best therapy and the new year resolution I always follow The only thing better than snow, is the freshly fallen snow and I could not stop playing”
Eshan Jain from Wingify Sales in Malaysia. “An awesome trip with family to welcome 2020. Ready to kick off the new year with all energy restored.” Paras Chopra, Wingify founder spent his holidays at home – reading and drinking some great beer
Abhimanyu Vashisht’s Trip to Srilanka. “Somewhere between the dawn and dusk at beaches, we were stuck. Went there with my four college mates” Dinesh Kasliwal from Customer Success spent his holidays in Nainital with his and his wife’s parents
Golden Temple, Amritsar where Karamvir Singh spent his new year’s eve.
Too much of monotony ends up creating stress that no one needs in their life. And that’s why Wingifighters take a year-end break. This is the time we make sure that we never get so busy making a living that we forget to make a life – Aditi Malhotra from Wingify Support wrote.
Ashish Khanna from Wingify Support team had a great time with family on a trip to city of forts and places (Jaipur) over the year end holidays 🙂
Chhavi from Wingify Engineering team also spent the new year with family.
Devina from Wingify Support said “Vactioning with my family and framily is the best thing ever. It’s not what you achieve in life, but whom you share it with matters.”
Say hello to Ms. Weedy, Jayantika’s floof friend for the holidays. She spent the holidays pampering her and getting pampered in return.
2019 brought lots of good memories but the most cherishable one was my marriage. The year ended with me being at my in laws place and what an amazing trip it was. Here is a picture of me being a child again with my brothers in law – Maninder Singh from Wingify Pre Sales
Megha Aggarwal from Wingify marketing team said, “my holiday went great! I was in Mumbai the entire time where my family lives and got to spend considerable time with them which was fun. P.S. Food was an important component of the vacation cuz that’s what happens when I visit my family ” :p I had my 9 month old nephew come over for two days at home and those two days were the highlight of my year end break.
The holiday period around Christmas & New Years allowed me to spend quality time with family & friends, said Raghav Bindal from the sales team Sachin Vats from the marketing team built an end-to-end home theatre system and enjoyed movies with family.
Sparsh Gupta, Wingify, CEO took his parents on their maiden snorkelling trip to Maldives
Hope you enjoyed browsing the pictures of Wingifighters on their holidays. Holiday time was sombre for a few of our team mates who lost grandparents and were healing from their loss. Our hearts and prayers reach out to everyone of them. So many of us made memories in travel while a lot of us decided to spend this time at home – in the comfort of home cooked meals and the warmth of family. Every story is special.
Here is Wingify team wishing all the readers a spectacular decade to come – in learning, in exploring, in reaching out for goals that are beyond us and in being kind.