Booohoo to Yahoo!

This post has been updated after advice from my Brand Image Consultant, whose name will not be revealed even if I am forced to marry again!

Friday, the 15th was my last day with Yahoo India. The first three months of my time in Y! India were a breeze but after that I stopped having fun. I would have stayed on because of the flexibility it offered me and the brand that Yahoo is, but then some unmentionables happened and I was soon looking out I am not the kind to work in a place that doesn’t provide the freedom to think, innovate and build.

When I got in touch, was happy to offer me the role of a Sr. Product Manager. After a few phone calls and a single interview, was excited in offering me the right mix of risk & freedom (the hallmarks of a start-up) and I asked myself: “What the heck…why not Ibibo?” I think, it was my wife who said: “Because it means we have to shift to Gurgaon!”

Shifting to Gurgaon is the only issue – but then, Rekha and I are fine with it. After a Rs 17,999/- diamond and a few hours of begging Rekha is gung-ho about Gurgaon. From the gurgles that my 75-day-old daughter manages, I think she is also ready for the re-location.

Another thing my daughter is happy about is me being appointed β€˜Director` of a web-enabled loan marketplace called HoneyBee India. It is a start-up (and the quality of their website shows) and needs all the support it can get. What would be my roles & responsibilities as the Non Executive Director of Honeybee India? Click on the link and find out. Sounds heavy, doesn`t it?

And hey, wish me luck.

By Jamshed V Rajan

Jammy, as Jamshed V Rajan is affectionately called, is a wannabe stand up comedian. He has a funny take on most things but documents only some of them. If you are interested in chatting up with him, do drop him an email at or message him at +919650080255.

19 replies on “Booohoo to Yahoo!”

Good Luck @ delhi jammy.

Your time has changed till now you have seen the warmth of chennai but now u have face the 4 seasons of delhi. ;). (Akhir dil walo ki nagri hai dilli)

Ha ha.. Jammy.. You will make it man .. Look now you are a Non Executive Dir. of Honey Bee India… Am happy for thats my screen Name… All the BEst Man.. You will Rock.. wherever you are.. dont forget to post regularly and also start replying to the comments section…

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