Just a day after making derogatory remarks against Naukri’s CEO Sanjeev Bikhchandani in an interview, today, Housing CEO, Rahul Yadav, once again took to social media to pass comments against industry veteran Ravi Gururaj.
Earlier today, Ravi Gururaj posted an update on Facebook sharing his viewpoints on the on-going cold war between Snapdeal and Flipkart.
Yesterday, WSJ had carried a story quoting Snapdeal’s cofounder, Rohit Bansal – “India doesn’t have adequate quality programmers.” Sachin Bansal, taking advantage of the situation, responded to the story on Twitter, “Don’t blame India for your failure to hire great engineers. They join for culture and challenge.”
Later today, however, Rohit Bansal in a blog-post said, “It is never a fun feeling to be misquoted (or quoted out of context), and hurts when people do that as a way to get headlines for themselves. Hence I thought I’ll substantiate on what we said, and clarify this to our team, users, country and the world.”
Ravi Gururaj in his status said that when he initially read the article, it appeared to him as if Snapdeal is playing for some PR to help bolster their US recruiters working on hiring some top talent in Silicon Valley. But after Sachin’s tweet and while reading the article once again he found that Rohit’s statements were factually correct and a fair casual assessment. In his opinion, the WSJ article title was certainly misleading as it leaves one with the impression that the Indian ecosystem is bereft of product talent and that seems to have rightfully got Sachin’s ire up.