• The Summers of 2018 – Part 2

    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 second in the series of seven, describes the life of a marketing intern. Contributed By: Malti Gupta Edited By: J K Varshika MARKETING IN HINDUSTAN UNILEVER LIMITED I was a Sales and…

  • Inauguration Ceremony 2018 – Welcoming the 45th Batch of IIM Bangalore

    Contributed By: Anirudh Agrawal It’s that time of the year again. As the 45th batch of IIMB PGP was officially welcomed into the campus, the air was filled with enthusiasm and joy. Youngsters filled with their dreams and aspirations took their seats while their parents watched them, proud and their heads held high. The inauguration ceremony commenced with lightening of lamp followed by an address by the PGP and Admissions chairpersons. Mr. Saugata Gupta, an alumnus of IIM Bangalore (PGP Batch of 1991) was the chief guest for the ceremony. He started his address by mentioning the importance that choices play in one’s life and commended everyone for making the…

  • The Summers of 2018 – Part 1

    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 and Product Management 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 first in the series of seven, describes the life of a consultant-intern. Contributed By: Mudit Verma Edited By: Chandrasekhar Muramalla   CONSULTING IN STRATEGY& Working at Strategy& was both extremely challenging and immensely fun at…

  • Anusmaran 2018 Chennai Chapter – A Homecoming

    Contributed by Yash Verma The radio room was lit, greetings were exchanged, class room memories made at IIMB came to life. It was an afternoon full of laughter, hugs, nostalgia, delicious food and good music. After all, May 26 was a homecoming….. Anusmaran Chennai 2018 saw participation of more than 70 alumnus and their family from various batches and programmes at IIMB, right from the batch of 1980 to batch of 2018. The meet took off with the welcome address by IIMBAA Chennai President Madhusudan CP, which was followed by IIMB Director’s note to thank alumni for their constant support and continued engagement with the alma matter. In addition, the…

  • The Last Flight – Udaan 2018

    All perfect things come to an end, they say. Udaan 2018 came to a beautiful end. A lot of happy tears, a lot of emotions, each sketch pen was held with a lot of memories in them and the white T-shirts were worn with a lot of pride. The evening of 22nd February was a night to remember for the second years. The whole campus was lit with fairy lights as feelings of joy and sweet melancholy descended upon the otherwise busy lives of students. The assignments were suddenly forgotten, and the hectic days seemed to be not enough. It was a night were people only remembered to cherish the…

  • It’s Time We Listened to the Unheard Voices!

    “When I was in college, my friends were curious to find out what a sex organ of a transgender looks like. They gheraoed me in the bathroom and started pulling out my clothes. After an hour of putting up a resistance, I was raped. Covered in semen, I went to the principal and demanded justice. His reply was ‘If only you had behaved more like a man, this would not have happened.’” “Most people tell me that people are offset by the anomaly that is us. Our behavior irks them. But have you questioned why we are like this? We only want to be loved and accepted. When the society…

  • Chai Pe Charcha – Create & Connect!

    “It is necessary to set up your mind for failure. As an entrepreneur there is no incoming supply of money like an ordinary job. And once there is no supply you have to ration out the spend.” – Samvit Majumdar, Founder and CTO, Airim A group of enthusiastic students gathered for the Create & Connect @ Chai session organized by ENI to listen to Samvit Majumdar and Sujoy Chaudhary, the founders of Airim. Their entrepreneurship story was full of ups and downs and there was a lot to learn from it. Airim is a smart FAQ- driven website navigation platform that shortens the time taken to make high ticket purchases…

  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

    The moment everyone was waiting for is over now. We hope it went as planned and now you can go ahead and pat your backs. Summer placements are over for PGP1s and PGP2s will be heading towards the end of the term in a couple of weeks. Before getting caught up in the complexities of life at IIM Bangalore, let us take some time to sit back, lay low in our rooms and binge read/watch some of the marvelous recommendations below. Let us get started! Books A Man Called Ove: You can’t miss this masterpiece. Written by Frederik Backman, this novel wasn’t a hit as soon as it was released. Slow…

  • QUEst IIMB – KASHISH Forward Campus Film Festival

    -Nikita Garg Student Coordinator, QUEst Senior Coordinator, Student Media Cell PGP 2016-18 Embracing diversity is a key requirement for any campus of higher learning. IIM Bangalore, as a community, has been striving to be more inclusive of people from diverse academic backgrounds and of minorities in terms of sex and physical ability. Having created an inclusive campus for persons with disability and moving the needle onto gender diversity (26% in the batch of 2016), IIM Bangalore seeks to lead the way to inclusive campuses, encouraging difficult conversations on LGBTQ and other forms of diversity. QUEst IIMB, a student-led interest group aimed at fostering meaningful conversations around diversity and inclusion issues, along…

  • The Fermi Paradox: Are we alone in the Universe?

    -Aakash Ghosh Senior Coordinator Student Media Cell PGP 2016-18 Is Earth the only place with life in the universe? Are we really alone? Have we ever asked ourselves this question? I bet most of us have. It has and continues to be one of the most fundamental questions in astronomy that are yet to be answered. Yes, there is no definite and conclusive evidence of life elsewhere as of now. But let’s just first consider some basic facts. The Earth is a small part of the Solar System, which itself is part of the Milky Way galaxy. According to NASA, the Milky Way has more than a 100 billion stars.…