25 Sep

Ridlr spotlight of the week – Vikas Jain

What makes Ridlr so special? Your answer might revolve around its cutting-edge services along with real-time traffic updates but the truth is, Ridlr is special because of the people behind the scenes. People who run the show! This is why we’ve come up with a series of posts where you get know the Ridlrites up close and personal. This time we got Vikas Jain to take time out of his ultra-busy schedule to answer a couple of candid questions.

Vikas Jain

Vikas Jain


A brainy Chartered Accountant by profession with years of experience, Vikas has been spearheading the finance team at Ridlr. Commerce & markets run into his veins which is why you would find him glued to latest issues on IFRS, stock markets, economic news and analysis. Read on to find out more about him.

What are you currently working on?

Everything related to finance, tax, accounts, investments, HR, legal compliance, liasioning and so on.

What is the wackiest thing you’ve ever done?

3-year long articleship before appearing for finals.

If someone gave you a billion dollars in cash, how would you spend it?

I would spend it for the betterment of underprivileged segments of our society.

Given an option to change one thing around you, what would that be?

This might sound extreme but I would ban substance abuse (alcohol, tobacco, smoking etc.)

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given to you?

Pursue Chartered Accountancy.

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?

Be invisible.

What is the oldest thing in your refrigerator?

A pack of dried fruits.

What’s the one thing that you can’t live without?

Work for Roti, Kapda aur Makan with some spice of Social Media.

If given a chance, who would, you like to be for a day?      


If you were on an island and could bring three things with you, what would it be?

Family, food, & internet enabled smartphone!

What’s that one thing for which you can max-out your credit card?

Preventive care, if need be.

Your favourite movie?

3 Idiots.

What does Ridlr mean to you?

India Ka Transport Mere Mobile Mein, Ab Hai Pahle Nahi tha; thanks to Ridlr! 

So that’s Vikas for you. If you do end up meeting him at any of our conferences or symposiums, give him a high five, he deserves it. If you have any questions for him just a drop us a line in the comments section and we’ll get him to answer you.

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