The meeting happened last week. On Tuesday. Called the OVPL or the Operational Leadership Team. Present at the meeting were many top Snapdeal employees: Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, the co-founders; Vishal Chadha, the Chief Business Officer; Jayant Sood, head of customer experience; Anup Vikal, the Chief Financial Officer; Rajiv Mangla, the Chief Technology Officer; and Anubhav Goyal, who heads price analytics.

The team had asked for the meeting. Just so they could get up to speed with what was on. They had been in the dark for a while about the much-discussed deal with Flipkart.