• A Step Towards Sustainability

    Contributed By: Tanmay Agarwal Edited By: Karthick Selvan As the various shades of green leaves and vibrantly colored flowers welcome the visitors at IIM Bangalore, they provide a sharp contrast to the reality of Bangalore’s pollution and concrete landscape. The IIM-Bangalore campus, spread across 100 acres, encompasses 62 acres of green cover and around 50,000 trees. There are around 150 coffee plants and four varieties of bamboo shoots. The campus is also home to more than 60 bird species, including ten migratory species. There are 57 ground recharge wells to which the stormwater is diverted through drains. IIM Bangalore has a robust in-house program of water management, spearheaded by the…

  • The Celebration of Pride

    Contributed By: Abhishek Ghosh Edited By: Arun Nayan Singh Love. That universal feeling that defies definition. We’ve all looked for it in stolen letters in school, late night walks on campus and increasingly, on dating apps. It’s a feeling that starts first within yourself, for how can you share affection with anyone, if you don’t believe you yourself are worthy of it in the first place? The celebration of Pride is to turn something that is shameful into your very source of pride. We at QUEst, are committed to ensuring everyone at IIMB should bring their true selves to the forefront, without fear of judgment. A world of acceptance of…

  • In Conversation about Solar Energy and Electric Mobility Need in India

    Contributed By: Ankush S Edited By: J K Varshika In the summer of 2016, with an aim to create awareness and sensitize people about the importance and need of sustainable clean renewable energy and electric mobility, Sushil Reddy, an IIT Bombay alumnus, initiated a movement called “The SunPedal Ride”. Sushil rode a solar-powered electric bicycle across 9 states in 79 days and 7424 km and delivered seminars via public speaking and community engagement on solar energy. There was a support crew comprising of Rajendra Bhaskar, Krunal Tailor, and Himanshu Singh. This environmental awareness cause to promote sustainability was a Guinness and Limca World Record for the longest journey on a…

  • Utthan – The Public Policy Summit of IIM Bangalore

    Contributed By: Himani Gupta The first ever public policy summit of IIM Bangalore – UTTHAN, meaning an endeavor to rise, was launched on November 11th, 2018. The theme of the summit jointly organized by Post Graduate Program in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM) and Public Policy Club (PPC) of Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) was ‘De-globalisation: Is the tide reversing?’ The summit has been initiated with the mission of bringing awareness among student community towards national issues in public policy and endeavor to drive change. It provides a common platform for experts to deliberate, discuss and for enlightening talks that spark conversations around contemporary issues. The summit consisted of…

  • IIMB’s very own Retailers – MARS, The Merchandising and Retailing Society

    Contributed By: Vinod Edited By: Karthick Selvan Pursuing an MBA from one of the best colleges in the world is an arduous journey. Taking time out of a busy schedule to run errands outside the campus for everyday essentials is the last thing one wants. At IIM Bangalore, the students pay very little attention to the shops outside the campus. They know the restaurants and pubs across the street but have never paid attention to the fancy or the Kirana stores. This is because of a group of students who come together, take care of all student needs and make sure the MBA journey is as smooth as possible. The…

  • Sangram’18 – Where the Champions Rose

    Contributed By: J K Varshika “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They are made of sweat, determination and guts.” – Dan Gable As the sun broke over the green campus of IIM Bangalore, the trained contingents from the southern institutes of IIM Kozhikode, IIM Trichy and IIM Visakhapatnam descended into the stonewall boundaries to compete for the championship trophy of the season – Sangram’18. The 3-day battle encompassed 22 sports being played by over 600 students who had put in all the practice for months to be ready to fight it out and bring glory to their respective institutes. Started decades ago to encourage the spirit of sports, Sangram,…

  • 45th Foundation Day Celebrations at IIM Bangalore

    Contributed By: Medha Sravani Boddeda Edited By: J K Varshika It has been 45 years since this elegance of an institute was born and the campus was looking extra special to celebrate its foundation day which falls on the 28th of October annually. 1973 marked the beginning of a legacy that has stayed with the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and just keeps getting better every year. Before being a silicon city, Bengaluru was public sector capital in ‘70s. Ideated in 1972 to address to the needs in Public sector, in 1973 the third Indian Institute of Management was established. The foundation to the campus was set by none other than…

  • PAWS – A Look at the People for Animal Welfare Society

    Contributed By: Pushpesh Hemrom Edited By: J K Varshika “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi At IIM Bangalore, we are committed to creating value-oriented leaders for tomorrow. According to the United Nations, the key challenge any growing economy faces is to achieve dual objectives of economic as well as environmental growth. Thus, while addressing the growth of the institute, it is also important to pay attention to the ecosystem we live in. Moreover, Article 51 A (g) of the Constitution of India (under Fundamental Duties of a citizen) states that – “It shall be…

  • #WeToo – A Step in Solidarity with the Campaign that is Taking over the World

    Interviewed: Sreelekha Dhanireddy and Eshwar Gowda Contributed By: J K Varshika “You are not a victim for sharing your story. You are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth. And you never know who needs your light, your warmth and your raging courage.” – Alex Elle 80% of women and 43% of men have experienced sexual harassment. 25% of women experience workplace harassment. One in every 10 men is stalked or followed. Only 6 out of every 1,000 perpetrators will end up in prison. The numbers are staggering. And disappointing. Although we have moved from an era where sexual harassment and abuse victims were told to hush…

  • How the Nine Days of Navratri Signify the Nine Stages of our Career

    Contributed By: J K Varshika Navratri (meaning nine nights) signifies the battle between Goddess Durga and Demon Mahishasura that went on for nine nights wherein each day Durga undertook one of her avatars (divine versions) to kill the monster. The end of Navratri is celebrated as Dussera, the celebration of triumph of good over evil, prosperity over poverty. It is also believed that it is on this day that Rama (one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu) kills Ravana (the Demon King from Lanka who abducts Rama’s wife Sita, one of the avatars of Goddess Lakshmi) to bring peace to the mankind and enlighten the path of following truth and…