Contributed By: Ridhima Khurana
Picture Credits: Tarun Kaushik
Two months ago, I decided to talk to people about IIMB. You know, just to get an insight into what I was getting into. And let me tell you, everyone I talked to had only one thing to say – “SLEEP right now because you’ll never get the time again.” There were also words such as ‘intense’, ‘priorities’ and ‘no chill’ that came my way.
For the love of me, I couldn’t figure out why these people were trying to scare me. Mostly I just shirked and said: Sure! I mean, I understand it is a top B school. I also understand it is demanding. But hello, I have been working for the past 3 years – managing a demanding start-up job, side-projects, hobbies and relationships. It is not like I just Netflix and chill. So I figured I’d be okay.
Now, just a month down in Bangalore, I can only say: boy, could I be any more wrong? (Classic Chandler style) Over the past month, I have come up with a hypothesis – IIMB follows a different space-time continuum all-together. And, I have my reasons.
On some days. No scratch that. On most days, the 1.5 hour-long lectures just don’t seem to get over. Especially those DS classes – P(sleeping in every session) = 1. Without fail! On other days, time is such a joke. Just a blink and the week is over.
I remember those days before B – the office meetings that felt eternal and the family meet-ups that, let’s be honest, were pure torture at times. I constantly wished I could fast-forward and be done with it. Seems like the universe took me a little too seriously! Life at IIMB is Debrati Basu ma’am at 2.5x the speed. Also, you are 0.5x Bangalore’s traffic speed. Good luck with that!
But you know what? This is it. As we all settle down, it is time we embrace this experience – the speed, intensity and uncertainty – all of it. And of course, enjoy.
Enjoy your #LifeatIIMB
Ridhima and Tarun are students of PGP 2019-2021 batch of IIM Bangalore.