Wedding gifts the couple will cherish

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As the saying goes, “Shared happiness is doubled happiness”. Marriage is a big turning point in everyone’s lives. It’s a promise, an everlasting bond sealing the love between two people. It’s the first actual step in life where people have to come to a common ground about anything and everything that is pertaining to their wishes. It is a bond, rather a sweet bond, which grows with sharing and caring.

When we think about wedding gifts for newly-wed couples, there are a lot of options people usually stick to – crockery items, clothes, mementos, curios etc. These things definitely are useful for the newly-weds when they set up a new house from the scratch. But often, there will be a mismatch between what they look for and what they get. They sometimes end up having a pile of same stuff, which will eventually gather dust in some corner of their house. We have heard innumerable stories about crockeries piling up after almost every wedding ceremony.

Gift Cards are the best options for wedding gifts: Why?

One of the wisest choices is to present them with a gift card with which they can select home appliances or other accessories depending on their choice. Home decor is something which every couple would want to lay their hands on. Hence, instead of gifting them bed covers or rugs of your choice, you should give them a gift card which would give them the freedom of choice.

Gift hamper for both men and women, branded perfume for couples, custom made album/photo magnets capturing the wonderful wedding moments, rotating photo crystal, scented candles, a pair of watches are the usual wedding gifts options. If the couples insist on not bringing any gifts, you can provide them with a restaurant gift card at some posh restaurant where they can have a romantic candle light dinner.

Nowadays more people book for a honeymoon package at some resort as a gift. But one has to check with the time and availability of the couple before going ahead to book. Travel gift cards would be an ideal gift for the couple to make plans according to their convenience.

One must keep in mind that the first few weeks after the wedding are most often very hectic for the couple. Gift cards, e-gift cards or gift vouchers as wedding gifts are, therefore, the best gifts as they usually have a validity of six months, which would give the couple ample time to settle down and then purchase the things they require, at their own pace and comfort.

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(Post updated on 30 Nov 2016)


Gifting in the times of Demonetization

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Demonetization has caused a major upheaval in the Indian economy. Cash is not only very easy to use, it is reliable because it does not require any additional infrastructure, it can be used by those without bank accounts, and it provides privacy and anonymity.  Suddenly, the cash has been taken out of the system. The problem of replacing this cash is one of enormous scale. And so it has been a time of hardship for many as they struggle to get hold of legitimate notes they can use.  In the absence of cash, other alternative payment mechanisms are gaining acceptance. E-wallets, debit and credit cards are showing a sharp increase in usage, while the “cash-on-delivery” mode that was so popular with e-commerce has been curtailed.  The country is being nudged to a digital economy. True, it is still hard to imagine acceptance in rural India, but in the cities and tier-2 cities, the shift is happening.

So, what about gifting? The Indian culture is full of occasions for gifting. And, in most cases, gifting in cash is the norm. So, what happens now that the cash has dried up?

Imagine a few scenarios:

Simran is getting married to Raj. How will friends and family organize the gifts in the absence of cash? There was a picture circulating on WhatsApp where a couple sat with POS machines – presumably to collect their gifts via credit/debit card. Is there a better option?

Rohan has just graduated from his college. His doting Uncle – Balu mama – has been in the habit of rewarding Rohan’s success with some “baksheesh” – money that he hands over to Rohan. How does he give the baksheesh to Rohan now?

Krishnan and Asha are moving into a new home. Normally, friends and family would have gifted selected items or cash to help them settle into their new abode.  What do they do now?

Sundar is now retiring from office. It is the norm in the office to collect money from colleagues and hand over to the person retiring. In the present scenario, people are not keen to part with the cash. Will there be a break in tradition?

The Indian culture abounds with such occasions where gifting is the norm:  Festivals through the year from Makar Sankranti to Diwali to Christmas and New Year, engagement and weddings, naming ceremonies, birthdays and anniversaries, graduation, housewarming, retirement or a send-off to a colleague, awards at competitions, … the list is long.  Hard cash will be saved for occasions where there is truly no option but to use cash. Transferring cash from one bank account to another is a possibility, but it is not always practical in the above scenarios. Therefore, where possible, alternative mechanisms would be welcome.

One extremely viable option brings the notion of cash and gifts together: Gift Cards. Yes, buying a gift card in today’s scenario would still require the adoption of a digital payment mechanism. But, in a cash-strapped economy, it is the practical option. And, after that, in the hands of the receiver, the Gift Card is as good as cash.

A gift card can be personalised; more so in a digital gift card where one can choose audio/video messages or photos to be used. The gift card can thus convey emotions, recognising the special bond between the giver and the receiver, recognizing the occasion and the sentiment, which is the essence of gifting.  Simran’s friend Farida sent her a collage of their school photographs along with the gift card. Balu mama’s gift card included a brief message that conveyed the pride and joy he felt, and his blessings and encouragement to Rohan.

A gift card gives the receiver the power of choice. There is plenty of variety available: Physical Retail Stores, Online e-commerce stores, Travel and Hospitality Industry, Restaurants, Stores selling electronic goods and appliances, Apparel brands, Gold and Jewellery stores, and even those dealing in selling Experiences. There is a further option of using semi-closed or open-loop gift cards which give the user a greater flexibility because they are accepted across multiple merchants.  Simran-Raj, Rohan, Asha-Krishnan, Sundar each has different needs, different priorities, and the gift cards give them the power of choice to spend as they desire!

A gift card can easily be delivered across towns. Indeed, with digital gift cards, it can be instantaneous delivery via email or mobile! It could even be scheduled to be delivered on a specific day. Most cities and towns have outlets of the brands that will honour the gift card. So, the sender is assured that his gift will be useable, with no change in terms or conditions.  Simran’s chachi from Chandigarh can’t make it to the wedding, Asha’s co-sister from Coimbatore is unable to come for the housewarming, but they can easily send their gift card, right on time, with full knowledge that it will make a difference!

There is no doubt that the decision on demonetization has delivered a shock to the Indian economy. While it has posed challenges, it has also catalysed India towards greater adoption of digital payments. In this changed scenario, Gift Cards provide a viable option to gifting cash. In the hands of the receiver, the gift card is akin to cash. It is practical, it is flexible, it is convenient, and it is very likely that the person who receives it will indulge and treat herself – which is exactly the sentiment behind a gift!

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead, try it now!

Author: Sanjay Tambwekar (CTO, Qwikcilver Solutions Pvt Ltd)


Indian Retail: Heralding the New Cashless India

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November 8th will be remembered the world over for more reasons that the US Presidential Elections – what with the Indian Prime Minister leading from the front in making the demonetisation announcement towards a more transparent economy.

This move of demonetising the OHD notes of Rs 500 & Rs 1000 has been one of the most impactful moves announced by any country the world over. Given this scale and swiftness of the move, it is only to be expected that in a democracy that we operate in, there would be naysayers and counter arguments to this decision. That in essence, is what makes India the nation that it is.

While there are various objectives to this move, the need to drive a cashless and electronic mode of transactions across our economy, that has always been a cash based transactional economy is also one key aspect.

While there are various operational aspects of this demonetisation drive that has caused hardship across India, it is to be seen in the light of the fact that the Indian consumer has largely come out on the roads (pun intended )  – by queuing up in an organised manner at the Bank Branches.

The Indian Retail ecosystem has been the bulwark of the touchpoint of consumers for their essential needs. This retail segment is arguably the largest employer in Indian services – and does warrant its place in this context in India. The Indian retail ecosystem is clocking 12% CAGR on its current size of USD 600 Billion. The Retail sector with a significant  15% contribution to the GDP ( PWC statistics), does play a significant role in this large demonetisation drive and making the electronic mode of payment transactions effective.

After the focused efforts to increase acceptance of credit cards and debit cards by consumers across organised retail, the next wave of growing focus and acceptance is the Prepaid Cards of Retail Chains. This has also been a strategic drive by organised retail sector to get the consumer base to partake in the Fintech revolution in India.

It is pertinent to observe that Indian retailers have proactively cranked up significantly to take on the need of this hour. Many leading retail chains have taken the initiative to grow the convenience factor for their consumers.

With the crunch of High denomination notes due to this shift from the old notes to the new notes,  some impactful efforts by organised retail sector to enhance the shopping experience of the Indian consumers and alleviate any hardships on cash based transactions.

  1. Wedding Season Gifting

    The top 150 leading brands & retailers have launched & scaled visibility of their Prepaid Gift Cards for providing the choice to consumers to handle their required gifting needs this wedding season. These Prepaid Cards have been made available across more than 500+ towns & cities in Tier1, Tier2, Tier3, Tier4 towns of India. Wedding related gifting this season will see a trending shift to Retailer specific Gift Cards from Cash based Gifting – due to these efforts of the brands & retail chains. In this light, leading brands have enhanced their Gift Card Portfolio to provide options for consumers from Rs 50 onwards to a value of Rs 50,000 or more. These Gift Cards for wedding based gifting are available in wedding occasion based packaging and envelopes. This has seen an offtake by consumers to shift from gifting cash in envelopes to Gift Cards of brands of their choice.  Gifting via Gift Cards of Rs 501, Rs 1001, Rs 2001 or any auspicious amount is speedily made available at the Stores and also at online platforms for instant digital delivery across India.


  1. Grocery Shopping Needs

    Consumers feeling the crunch of cash mode of payment for their grocery needs across markets in these times are being supported via the Prepaid Cards launched by leading supermarket brands across all their stores in India. The Prepaid cards are available for purchase across the counters of the supermarkets – and can also be topped up easily from these counters. Additionally, the Grocery related Prepaid cards are available for purchase online from Prepaid & Gift Card sites like Woohoo. This is available for consumers by national Supermarket and Hypermarket chains like Spencers, Hypercity and Godrej Natures Basket.


  1. Advantages of Retail Gift Cards

    Branded Prepaid cards can be purchased and given onward to friends, family members or colleagues  very easily with relatively minimal KYC norms. These Prepaid Cards are tracked and managed in a safe and secure manner and can be used by the bearer smoothly at the brand stores for their own purchase needs. The Prepaid cards can be purchased from stores across India and handed over to the recipients for their use without fear of misuse.


  1. Enabling the needy to shop & Spend

    In likely Instances over the next few weeks, if old parents or family members are not able to stand in long queues anywhere in India, they can be aided by children purchasing the Prepaid Cards from the stores or even online from specialist providers like Woohoo giving them these Prepaid cards for their essential shopping needs.


  1. Increased Distribution Spread of Gift Cards

    Prepaid Cards of more than 250 popular retailers have been launched and made available for consumers to easily purchase across online shopping destinations like Woohoo, EBay, Amazon, Snapdeal, Indiatimes, Nearbuy, Grofers, Rediff. This width of distribution availability enables the speedy purchase and usage at the brand stores in lieu of cash mode of payments across retailers.


  1. Catch Them Young

    In these times of cash crunch, the retail Prepaid Cards can be availed by parents to get their children to spend at their chosen set of retail stores to enhance the financial freedom of children in their needs for entertainment with Prepaid Cards for Movies, Bowling Alleys, Sports Events, Dining. These Prepaid cards are usable by the children in a safe and secure mode to also instil financial discipline and learnings.   Established players like PVR Cinemas, Just Books, Landmark, Crossword, PVR BluO, Dominos, Pizza Hut, KFC have made their Prepaid Cards available for the needs for parents to get their children to spend smartly.


  1. Healthcare and Hospitals

    The need for cash is felt in healthcare even in top cities and towns for long. This is being addressed by Prepaid Cards available for services by Pharmacies and Hospitals. In this context, consumers across India can avail of the Prepaid cards by national providers like Apollo Pharmacy that enable repeat needs for medicine purchases to be done in an electronic-cashless manner. Fortis Hospitals has launched a Prepaid Card Program that can be used to avail of their services across the Hospital.

The collective efforts of the India Retail sector to reinforce the Prepaid Card revolution that is already clocking 300% annual growth – will see an additional inclusion of 5 million new consumers shifting from cash mode to Prepaid mode of transactions by end of the year.

These proactive measures taken by the organised retail sector to drive the Prepaid Card acceptance does behove well to get the Indian consumer to participate wholeheartedly in this Prepaid Card Fintech Revolution being witnessed across Indian payment ecosystem.

Author: Pratap TP (CMO, Qwikcilver Solutions Pvt Ltd)


Gifting cash? How to gift Rs. 501 or Rs. 1001 in these cash-crunch times.

It is not every day that you feel miserable with a wad of notes in your hand. There is nothing which keeps you ready for a situation where cash cannot be splashed. You could be planning for a wedding, you could be thinking of the perfect birthday gift for your loved one. Heck I was thinking of gifting my wife a dress! However, right now, the thought of gifting cash of Rs. 501 and Rs. 1001 for next event feels like a night mare.

However there was light at the end of the tunnel, or rather there was a melody which sounded like Woohoo!! I was bit sceptical of Woohoo at first. But once I started using it, the options were mind blowing. With a Woohoo gift card the recipient could choose anything – be it jewellery, clothes or if they preferred a nice dinner or the latest gadget, they could pick anything from the best of brands (online or in-store). The gift card opens up a world of endless opportunities and it does not run on cash.

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What are you waiting for? Do not be that person who waits hours to get the right gift (or in the current scenario – waits in queues for hours at the ATM for gifting cash) when you have the power to gift denominations of your choice in seconds. Experience the convenience of going digital and see the happiness in your loved ones’ eyes when you can give them the gift of “their” choice.




By Anahita Irani

I Need to salute my History, Math, Marathi teacher for teaching me the subjects I detested and never liked. But most of all I need to thank my Mom who was also a PT teacher in the same school I studied in. A strict disciplinarian but a kind-hearted soul. She would feel deeply for the children and get involved with her students’ problems, solving them like a mother would do. I have learned a lot from her and cherish my best moments spent in school under her guidance. I salute her today on #Teachersday.

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By Preeti Gupta

My Favourite Teacher is Mr. Deepak Dewan. He is the bestest teacher in the whole world – someone who churns out stones into rare gems. I remember the phobia of mathematics I had. But he was the one who made it so simple. The tips and tricks he gave were very useful. Till date if I get stuck somewhere it’s those tricks that I remember.
Not only that, it’s been 14 long years – a journey from my first public exam of class 10th till date, he is my mentor and someone whom I look upon for any advice. Just like my parents keep a track of me he has been doing that for years. He takes pride in my achievements, advises me at times of stress, encourages me to do better.

The role of a teacher is not stuck to simply teaching a subject , rather to mold his student to independently take assignments and wise decisions. Dewan Sir has been that guiding light whose blessings and sound advice has been an aura in the journey of life.

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These stories, shared by our dear Woohoo fans, are part of the #WoohooDiaries series. If these stories inspire you (as much as they inspired us to launch this series) or if they remind you of someone you’d like thank, say hello or just send a note to, we at Woohoo would be more than happy to be the medium for your message. To send personalized little e-gift cards / e-notes to them via an SMS, Whatsapp or email, click here. If you’d prefer to have a physical gift card delivered to them, visit us at

If you’d like to check out other stories from our #WoohooDiaries series, they’re right here:



Why is Woohoo the One Stop Solution for all Your Gifting Problems?

How many times have you forcefully tried to smile whenever presented with the wrong gift? I bet we all know how that feels like. Often, we dismiss our displeasure and acknowledge the gift out of  respect to the good intention and love behind the gesture, still, there would have been instances in our lives where we had complained in secret about the colour, texture or size of the gift. Most of those gifts are likely to end up as ‘white elephants’ gathering dust in some corner of the house. An ill-matched furniture or ill-fitting clothes will take the joy off gifting-  from both the giver and receiver. How should we avoid embarrassing situations like that? The answer lies in gift cards!

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When Is a Gift Card a Right Gift Solution?

Anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, house warming, festivals, you name it, gift cards are the best solutions during any such occasions. Nowadays with a gift card, one can buy a range of products like clothing, electronic goods, home appliances, mothercare and babycare among many others. One can even use gift cards to pay for services at spas and salons, hotels and restaurants or book flight and train tickets. Almost all leading brands and retailing franchisees have gifts cards issued to their customers.

Now that we have agreed on the convenience factor of gift cards, a problem still persists in finding the right ones. It’s equally cumbersome to go and check across websites of leading brands to find out who offers what kind of gift cards. To help you deal with such difficulties, has put all the cards under one roof. On Woohoo, one can find a variety of cards across different categories which can be redeemed at India’s leading brands. It is that one place which meets all your demands when it comes to choosing gift vouchers!

Can I Personalize a Gift Card?

An added attraction is the fact that you can personalise your gift cards with custom messages and designs to make your loved ones feel unique and special. Personalised cards can be also kept as souvenirs.

Apart from gift cards, also features gift vouchers which can be used at top restaurants, spas, salons and several other retail outlets. It also has a section on e-gift cards of leading brands. ‘Insta gifts’ is another amazing speciality of Woohoo, with  which  e-gift cards could be delivered instantly via SMS, Whatsapp or emails to anyone. Apart from all these, they even have gift cards to go with different  festivals or varying occasions of personal interest.

Keep up the Tradition of Gifting with Gift Cards Online

Gifts cards are in vogue, and they are here to stay. With the advancement of technology, the idea of gifting smart has become the latest trend these days. Keep up with time by adapting with the changing fashion, but not losing the traditional appeal the same time. Visit and find gift cards for all the memorable occasions that deserve a great gift!

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(Post updated on 17 Nov 2016)



Gift you can never go wrong with. Have you gifted yet?

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Gifting – one of the most rewarding experiences when the gift-giver and the recipient’s choices are in sync. But how often does that “sync” really happen? We’ve all been through instances when we’ve spent countless days looking up the net or visiting every possible store just to find a gift that would suit the taste of the recipient, only to fail miserably or to realize it was something he already possessed. We’ve also been on the other side of the fence, when we received a gift we valued only because of the sentiments behind it, though it still lies around somewhere in the house gathering dust because it never really did serve its purpose, nor could you bring yourself to send it to the “recycle” pile.

Definitely not the situation we’d want to be in again? Here’s where Woohoo App comes in. With all its personalized gifting features and the power of choice and flexibility it offers, it sure is a gift you can never go wrong with!

 What makes Woohoo the best gift?

Instant gifting

The whole process of gift selection, getting it packed, sending it via post and ensuring it reaches the recipient on time can be daunting. The Woohoo App simplifies this. Just a few clicks and the perfect gift is delivered instantly on your loved one’s mobile, via SMS, WhatsApp or email.


The Woohoo app offers features that ensure your e gift voucher conveys the warmth and love behind your gesture of gifting. You could choose to send a selfie, an image from your gallery or one of the app templates, a voice note and a text message to your loved ones. All of this beautifully wrapped into a virtual package delivered instantly on their mobiles.

Freedom of choice to recipient

Don’t we all love and appreciate the feeling that comes with the words “go ahead and pick whatever you want. It’s on me!” The Woohoo app enables you to gift this very feeling. The recipient of your gift can purchase anything of his choice from a host of online stores like Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, Cleartrip, MakeMyTrip. He could also shop from brick-and-mortar stores of brands like Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Marks & Spencer, Levi’s, Croma. It doesn’t end here. If your loved one decides to spend some time relaxing and de-stressing at a spa or salon, he could choose to use to redeem your e gift voucher at any of the top spas and salons, such as, the Four Fountains Spa or Lakme Salon. A foodie’s in for a treat at any of the restaurants like Copper Chimney, Noodle Bar, Rajdhani or Spaghetti Kitchen.

100+ brands

The brands mentioned above are just a few of the many that are available on the app. The Woohoo App empowers you to provide your loved ones with a wide range of choices from the 10000+ merchant stores of these brands across the country. With Woohoo App he can not only shop online, but also shop at physical stores at his own convenience. All he has to do is just key in the amount to be paid and generate the code to pay for any merchandise or service of his choice.

Why limit, when you can gift so much more? So go ahead, let the gifting begin!

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Winners of the #DearDiwali contest

The #DearDiwali contest ran on our social media pages, with our Woohoo fans tagging their family and friends to the Diwali gifts they expected to receive from them on Diwali. We’ve shared the winning posts below:

Facebook Winners

Anil Vishwakarma

#DearDiwali Manoj Kumar how about going for a movie this Diwali, and then having dinner at Bawarchi Rtc X Roads with all our classmates together.

And make this Diwali a happiest, memorable and a echo friendly Diwali ?

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Dr Vinay Ishnava

#DearDiwali #GiftCard i want to get one handy i-pad of apple from my wife Hetal Ishnava. As i am doctor, i am working in government health department.

With help of the i-pad i can make my presentation. I love music so in my free time i can enjoy melodious songs. I can also refer to many e-books at any time and store my memorable job related and family photos. This i-pad may be become my e-diary and last but not the least thanks to #woohoogifting for conveying this message to my wife in unique digital way.

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Twitter Winners

kiran ‏@icebucket7

@woohoogifting #DearDiwali @baludks I would love a PVR gift card as a gift for Diwali.

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Anita Sahu ‏@anublue30

@woohoogifting I would love to get a beautiful pair of anklets from my hubby #DearDiwali @nita1407 @priyalpoddar join in guys.

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Vertical is a SaaSy space for investors with deep pockets

As appeared in The Economic Times on 1 November 2016 by Shadma Shaikh



Inbound investor interest, big pocket deals and increasing revenue have attracted a lot of traction and growth in the number of players operating in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) industry.

While the success of larger players, including the likes of Salesforce and Microsoft led to startups such as Freshdesk, foraying into the horizontal SaaS landscape, industry growth is also being witnessed in the vertical SaaS domain. As opposed to horizontal SaaS that provides software technology that could be used across different industry domains, vertical SaaS caters to a specific vertical, like hospitality or retail. According to data from Tracxn, over 60 startups operating in the vertical SaaS domain received funding in 2016, comprising 50% of the overall SaaS funding during the year.

“Vertical players in SaaS are opening up markets that were underserved earlier. As the SaaS industry evolves, we see scope for new market makers than just fast followers. While the potential for a market maker to scale in a horizontal space is more, vertical players are also attractive considering the scale of market they operate in. A clear example of this is Zenoti (a startup that provides software solutions to wellness centres),” says Sharad Sharma, cofounder of iSPIRT. SaaS applications that have traditionally addressed broad business functions such as customer relationship management (CRM)or enterprise resource planning (ERP) could be served by an industry agnostic large horizontal player.

However, for specific and critical business needs, of say a large retail player, a vertical player that specialises in retail solutions stands out as an obvious choice. This has led to the success of players like Capillary Technologies and Rategain that specialise in retail and travel sectors, respectively.

Also, a SaaS tool that can be hosted on cloud and accessed across locations, gives more flexibility and uniformity to traditionally offline vertical players. For Qwikcilver, a startup that specialises in gift card solutions for retailers, having a centrally hosted gift-card solution helped manage inventory and records for retail players and gave more flexibility to consumers, thus increasing the convenience of gift-cards.

“The gift-card ecosystem is huge given the complexities of the Indian market. Being a vertical SaaS player, we understand the market well and by providing a SaaS platform that manages a centrally hosted transaction via our platform also enables easy scaling up of a programme,” says Pratap TP, director of Qwikcilver.

Serial entrepreneur Sudheer Koneru’s Zenoti, a vertical SaaS startup that addresses the needs of wellness industry also raised $15 million in August in a round led by Norwest Venture Partners.

Horizontal customisation
While vertical players in SaaS are finding solutions for precise industry requirements, large business serving horizontal players are providing customisation of products to suit varied business needs of enterprise customers.

Delhi-based Wingify that provides web-optimisation tools for online business, uses mass-customisation of products. “While most of our products do not entertain personalised customisation, we rely on configurable environments to make specific feature enhancements or changes,” says Sparsh Gupta, CTO, Wingify.

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By Rujuta Jadhav

Teachers are one of the greatest people you come across in your life. They are not only the selfless givers but also the mentors in your life. I would like to thank Arpeeta ma’m for creating an environment of enthusiasm for learning, appreciation for growing and room for making mistakes along the way. I am grateful to have her as my teacher. She has treated her job not like a profession but her passion. She has been a teacher who never showed me the way, instead taught me how to search for it myself. She has been not just a teacher but a parent to me. No amount of thanks will be enough for all that she has done for me. I found guidance, friendship, discipline and love, everything, in one person. Without her, I would have been lost. She has inspired me to do better in life and guided me throughout. Thanks for being a true mentor.
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By Gurjeet Chhabra

There are people who come into our lives and leave a burning sensation that lights up inside each of us. In my life there is a Ravi Lekhwani Sir, who I met twelve years ago. He has had the biggest impact in my life and has kept this feeling of hope inside me.

I am able to look into the mirror and, for one of the first times ever, be proud of the person that I am. You believed in me, and that’s all that I really needed. You took the time to care, and not only that, but you made sure that I knew you cared. That has made the difference.

I remember one incident. I went for an interview and because of low confidence I was not able to complete the task they had given me. I felt disheartened and felt like a loser. In place of going home, I went to my computer teacher at the institute. He ask me to do the same project which tha interviewer had given me and I failed. He tried to boost me and remarked that “being disheartened can’t make you a winner. If you want to be a winner, then keep rolling.” His words had done a motivational magic and pumped a lot of confidence in myself, resulting in me getting my dream job at the leading university as a computer lecturer.

We will probably never forget that person because we owe a little part of our identity, who we truly are, to them. Without them we might never have become the person we are today.

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These stories, shared by our dear Woohoo fans, are part of the #WoohooDiaries series. If these stories inspire you (as much as they inspired us to launch this series) or if they remind you of someone you’d like thank, say hello or just send a note to, we at Woohoo would be more than happy to be the medium for your message. To send personalized little e-gift cards / e-notes to them via an SMS, Whatsapp or email, click here. If you’d prefer to have a physical gift card delivered to them, visit us at