• Experiencing The Place to B – One Day at IIMB

    Contributed By: Ashay Sinha Vikasana, the Social Impact Club of students of 2 year MBA programme at IIM Bangalore organized One Day At IIMB and Sahay on January 13. One Day At IIMB One Day At IIMB provided a unique opportunity for the public to experience the life of an MBA student at India’s premier business school. The event comprised insightful lectures from renowned professors, case study sessions, interaction sessions with the current MBA students and a tour of the IIM Bangalore campus. This year, the lectures were delivered by Prof. Y L R Moorthi from the Marketing Area, Prof. Padmini Srinivasan from Finance and Accounting Area and Prof. Ramya…

  • Life Without Barriers

    Contributed by: Arun Nayan Singh Imagine, you are 19. One day you wake up and realize that you can’t see. And you have no experience around the blind before. However, you decide to go about your life. People tell you that the blind can only make cane furniture or chalk pieces or be a telephone operator. And you think, they might be wrong. That is the story of Divyanshu Ganatra, the first blind Indian to paraglide solo, a psychologist and the founder of Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation (ABBF) and Yellow Brick Road. He visited the IIMB campus to deliver a motivational talk, organized by Office of Disability and Entrepreneurship and…

  • New Year, New You – IIMB Writes its 2019 Resolutions

    Contributed By: Karthick Selvan and Arun Nayan Singh With the last stroke of the December sun setting upon us, we looked at “the year that was” and set our sights on the year ahead. We have learned that we can endure even the hardest challenges of life and the passion to win is what that keeps us going, aspiring for greater heights.  We make resolutions to correct the mistakes of the past and make new ones in the future. After all, life is all about experiencing change. Yet, 80-90% of us fail to keep up with the resolutions made. At IIM Bangalore too, we asked the PGP students what they had in mind for this…

  • Technology and the Disruption of Finance

    Contributed By: K. Prasad Edited By: Karthick Selvan Dr. Raghavendra Rau, Director of Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance, visited the campus on 31st December 2018 for a talk on technology and the disruption in the field of finance. The session was filled with a lot of information and wit. In his inimitable style, Dr. Rau started the discussion with a familiar question: what is the best way to coordinate people on a large scale? There are two ways: first is using Markets, which facilitate a voluntary exchange of goods and services, with the price being the coordinating mechanism. The second is using a firm or an organization, where the command…

  • Conversations on Crony Capitalism – Interview with Professor Luigi Zingales

    Contributed By: Abhishek Gaurav Edited By: J K Varshika On the 20th of December this year, IIM Bangalore’s Research and Publication Division, and Chicago Booth’s Stigler Center organized a lecture by the eminent economist Professor Luigi Zingales on the topic “Crony Capitalism”. Here are the excerpts from the interview given by the speaker about the session. Has there been an epoch in history when capitalism has been devoid of cronyism that we often blame it for? Is crony capitalism just the practical face of capitalism – capitalism in practice? Clearly, there is a tendency in capitalism to go into the direction of cronyism. And, this is where a healthy democracy…

  • Venturing into the biggest VC Investment Competition of the year

    Contributed By: Ishita Kataria Edited By: J K Varshika Established in 1998, the Venture Capital Investment Competition is the world’s largest venture capital competition among top business schools in the world run by UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, USA. It is a unique event in which MBA students emulate the life of Venture Capitalists. Unlike business plan competitions in which students pitch their own ideas to investors, at VCIC the students are the investors with real entrepreneurs pitching to them. It is a very powerful learning experience for both parties. Actual VCs assume the role of judges and assess student teams’ performance. You have what we call it as “win-win-win” situation…

  • The Hard Problems

    Contributed By: Akanksha Dewaker The distinguished member of Parliament, Mr. Feroze Varun Gandhi was in the campus for an informative session. The session was conducted by the Public Policy Club in association with Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell on the issue of the role of youth in building the nation. His talk covered a wide array of issues focussing on inequality and rural sector in the country. Mr. Gandhi is also a poet, having published two volumes, ‘The otherness of self’ and ‘Stillness’. He is an eminent columnist and frequently writes in major newspapers. His articles and studies show his concern for poverty eradication and equality that goes beyond politics. His book, “A Rural…

  • The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go – A Memory of the Himalayan Mountain Challenge 2018

    Contributed By: Karishma Patil and Kishore Balaji Rajan Edited By: J K Varshika ‘The mountains are calling, and I must go’ is a quote by John Muir, one of America’s most famous and influential outdoor enthusiasts. The urge to be outdoors gives a feeling of being in one with nature. It doesn’t have to be just the mountains. Things like kayaking, hiking in the woods, skiing hills or just sitting in a park – they all give bliss, energy, and joy. It was this urge that made a bunch of us students from IIM Bangalore to sign up for Himalayan Mountain Challenge. But it was more fun than challenge, to…

  • International Mountain Day – An Ode to Anveshan

    Contributed By: Team Anveshan Edited By: Ashay Sinha ‘Climb Mountains not so that the world can see you, but so you can see the world.’ -A Mountaineer Adventure takes you to places where you’d have never imagined before. It is what keeps that adrenaline rush inside you intact and keeps you curious to explore more. Our life is filled with several adventures, and on this International Mountain Day, Team Anveshan wants to share an astonishing story of our fellow Junior Coordinator. An experience on the Sahyadri ranges and the Honeybees! “I, along with my 17 friends, planned a kayaking and an adventure trip to Dang forest in October. It was…

  • In Conversation with the Differently Abled Champions who Live Among Us

    Interviewed: Eshaan Kudtarkar, Himanshu Mittal, Jagadeesh Muthusamy, Pratap Bala and Prof. Rajaluxmi V Murthy Edited By: J K Varshika December 3rd is recognized as the International Day of Disability across the globe. Although we shouldn’t really need a specific day to recognize the magnitude of mettle that these people show on a regular basis, it is still worth to dedicate a day to celebrate their strength of character. Being at IIM Bangalore gives you an even deeper respect and appreciation to these community of people, given that the institution takes in persons from such backgrounds as well, trying to give them as much of equal opportunity as possible. You may…