• A Night of Musical Wonder – Spicmacay 2018

    Legend has it that Miya Tansen could perform extraordinary feats through his music; he could, the legends go, melt a marble slab through his rendering of Raag Malkauns or light lamps by singing Raag Deepak or hypnotize a deer by singing Raag Mrigranjini. He could even make it rains as per his whims by singing Raag Megh or bloom flowers by singing Raag Bahar. A bit far-fetched one might think! Melt marbles or not but anyone who attended Padma Shri Ustad Faiyaz Wafizuddin Dagar would agree that music so pure and spiritual sure can melt one’s heart. As IIM B played host to one of the most celebrated exponents of…

  • Breaking the Ice!

    Contributed By: Nalli Naimisha Edited By: Anirudh Agrawal No, I am not complaining. Even I love the Bangalore weather just like you do. But I caught the flu, and the weather is so not helping me recover. Attending classes till 4pm was a huge task itself. And by the time classes were over, all I wanted to do was take a pill and chill. Pre-reads, assignments, case studies, project work, IIMB made sure I had no time to sleep. And then I received a message in our section group. “Carrom at 8:30pm and Throwball at 9:30pm”. You must have guessed my reaction by now. Icebreaker is the informal five-day sports…

  • Lights, Camera, Aarambh!

    Contributed By: Arjun Chorangath The new academic year at IIM Bangalore got off to a great start with Aarambh, the cultural extravaganza that celebrates the talent of the incoming batch of PGP students. Aarambh, aptly named so, has been a tradition at IIMB and the current batch of PGP1s lived up to the expectations, putting on an extravagant show. Organized by a bunch of enthusiastic PGP1s, ably led by their POC Dhruv Batra, in just four days, Aarambh 2018 promised to take us on a joy ride through vibrant hues and a myriad of emotions with their theme of “Emotions Overloaded”. And boy, did they live up to their promise!…

  • Here’s to New Beginnings – What We Learn in the First Week of IIM Bangalore

    Contributed by: Aashritha Rao Edited By: Anirudh Agrawal Walking around this beautiful campus, for the first time, can be rather overwhelming! The distance to my new room from the hostel office took quite some time to cover, considering the unplanned but conspicuously frequent breaks to try and take in all the dozens of incredible sights that you’ll casually come across, all over the campus. Some of these are the result of brilliant architectural design, while some others are just the seamless integration of nature with it. Apart from the day in between, which was mostly spent in settling down, the Programme started the day after, on the 14th of June,…

  • How It All Starts – Orientation Week at IIM Bangalore

    Contributed By: Dyuti Mandal Edited By: J K Varshika For a lot of us, coming to another city like Bangalore is like uprooting our lives – we live or study in another city, maybe halfway across the country or halfway across the world; and then one day, pack our entire lives into suitcases to come to the place to B. So the first thing that we encounter when we come to IIM Bangalore sets a lot of precedents. The orientation week at IIM Bangalore is exactly that – first, fast and furious. But in retrospection, I feel the very busy first week is designed to save us from the crippling…

  • The Summers of 2018 – Part 7

    The Summers of 2018 is a miniseries about the various categories of roles offered by companies for summer internships. The author talked to interns from Consulting, Finance, Marketing, General Management, Product Management, Operations and International Intern roles to understand a bit more about their work life. The articles are meant to give the reader a glimpse into the life of an intern, and maybe help the reader understand their own fit in that particular role. This article, the seventh in the series of seven, describes the life of an international intern. Contributed By: Nitish Varma Edited By: J K Varshika INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP IN DUBAI This last summer I had the…

  • The Summers of 2018 – Part 6

    The Summers of 2018 is a miniseries about the various categories of roles offered by companies for summer internships. The author talked to interns from Consulting, Finance, Marketing, General Management, Product Management, Operations and International Intern roles to understand a bit more about their work life. The articles are meant to give the reader a glimpse into the life of an intern, and maybe help the reader understand their own fit in that particular role. This article, the sixth in the series of seven, describes the life of an operations intern. Contributed By: Shardul Agarwal Edited By: J K Varshika OPERATIONS IN AMAZON INDIA My summer internship was with the…

  • The Summers Of 2018 – Part 5

    The Summers of 2018 is a miniseries about the various categories of roles offered by companies for summer internships. The author talked to interns from Consulting, Finance, Marketing, General Management, Product Management, Operations and International Intern roles to understand a bit more about their work life. The articles are meant to give the reader a glimpse into the life of an intern, and maybe help the reader understand their own fit in that particular role. This article, the fifth in the series of seven, describes the life of a general management intern. Contributed By: Chandrashekhar Muramalla Edited By: J K Varshika GENERAL MANAGEMENT IN ADITYA BIRLA GROUP The Aditya Birla…

  • The Summers of 2018 – Part 4

    The Summers of 2018 is a miniseries about the various categories of roles offered by companies for summer internships. The author talked to interns from Consulting, Finance, Marketing, General Management, Product Management, Operations and International Intern roles to understand a bit more about their work life. The articles are meant to give the reader a glimpse into the life of an intern, and maybe help the reader understand their own fit in that particular role. This article, the fourth in the series of seven, describes the life of a product management intern. Contributed By: Bharat Khanna Edited By: J K Varshika PRODUCT MANAGEMENT IN MICROSOFT I interned as a Product…

  • The Summers of 2018 – Part 3

    The Summers of 2018 is a miniseries about the various categories of roles offered by companies for summer internships. The author talked to interns from Consulting, Finance, Marketing, General Management, Product Management, Operations and International Intern roles to understand a bit more about their work life. The articles are meant to give the reader a glimpse into the life of an intern, and maybe help the reader understand their own fit in that particular role. This article, the third in the series of seven, describes the life of a finance intern. Contributed By: Ameya Kulkarni Edited By: Chandrasekhar Muramalla FINANCE IN J P MORGAN I did my summer internship at…