• Drishti 2019 – A Vision for Leadership

    Contributed by: Drishti Core Team Students of the Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM) at IIM Bangalore, in association with IIMB’s innovation and entrepreneurship hub NSRCEL, hosted new economy leaders and entrepreneurs at ‘Drishti 2019’ – a Visionary Leadership Summit and Alumni Reunion, which was held on February 10 (Sunday), 2019. The industry leaders at the summit showed a glimpse of what the future holds. In addition to the interesting keynote speeches and panel discussions, the event included workshops on digital marketing. The introductory speeches were delivered by Professor G. Raghuram, Director, IIM Bangalore, and Sumit Chauhan, Head – Lifestyle Business at HARMAN International. The Chief Guest of the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Where Memories are Made

    Contributed By: Arun Nayan Singh The PGP batch of 1993 gathered up on the campus of IIM Bangalore to celebrate their 25-year reunion on 27th December 2018. While they are busy with their work and life, they nonetheless managed to come together to celebrate this as a batch. The reunion was planned for the entire extended weekend – starting on 27th with a series of performances planned. The event started with some exquisite poems by Sapna Agarwal, currently working with Career Development Services at IIM Bangalore. Satya Narayanan, founder of Career Launcher dazzled everyone with his shayari, with very helpful explanations in tow for the benefit of the audience. While…

  • For the Love of Literature: LitFest 2.0

    Contributed by: Arijit Manna Edited by: Arunjyoti Das LitFest, the flagship event of LitSoc – the Literary Club of IIM Bangalore, is currently going on in the campus. This time, the event is spread from 23rd December 2018 to 6th January 2019 with multiple workshops, online competitions, and an open mic event. The first event to be conducted was the Storytelling Workshop by Lakshya Datta held on 23rd December 2018. Mr. Lakshya Datta is the founder and CEO of Launchora, a platform for storytelling and creative learning. Prior to starting up and founding Launchora, Mr. Datta was a lecturer at San Diego State University where he taught Finance & Valuation…

  • 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…

  • Milan: Going Beyond the Classroom

    Contributed By: Akanksha Dewaker Culcom- the cultural club of IIMB recently conducted the first Student-Faculty Cultural Meet, “Milan”. The students are often left in awe by the profiles and experiences of the distinguished IIMB professors, this time, we experienced the same awe for their stage talents. The initiative for Milan was taken to bring the students and faculty together outside the classroom and bring out the hidden talent within us.  Even though the exams are near, the students were very excited for the faculty performances on stage and came out in large numbers for the programme. The professors were equally excited, and the fits of laughter and the sound of claps…

  • Carnatic Vocal Concert by S. Aishwarya and S. Saundarya

    Contributed By: Ishan Sinha Edited By: Arunabh Kalita IIM Bangalore was graced by a soulful evening of Carnatic Music on 16th November, to the admiration and rapt engagement of an auditorium full of enthusiasts and admirers. The stage saw an exciting mix of young and senior artists, who were given a standing ovation by the discerning audience upon curtains to the evening. The event, organized by the student volunteer team at  SAAMA, IIM Bangalore, saw mesmerizing performances by lead vocalists Ms. S Aishwarya, and Ms. S Saundarya, great grand-daughters of Bharat Ratna MS Subbulakshmi and grand-daughters of Sangeetha Ratnakara Dr. Radha Viswanathan. The internationally acclaimed maestros, trained in Carnatic Music…

  • 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,…