• Exchange and Me

    Contributed By: Hari Eswar During the exchange, someone described the whole thing quoting the Khalid song as “Young, Dumb and Broke”. I thought it was the aptest way to describe this complex emotion you feel while there on Exchange, trying to figure out how to navigate your way back to your host university via the cheapest possible route. I was in Grenoble, a town in the southwest region of France, conveniently situated in the plains between the alps. When I went there for the first time, the beauty of the town was overwhelming – but I had my doubts and reservations about Exchange. I was not sure how I was…

  • A Journey That Was – 2017 Exchange Students at IIM B

    For the past three months, we have seen and interacted in various measures with about eighty new faces from Italy, France, Belgium, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Sweden, Poland and Austria at the IIM B campus. While we missed the company of more than a hundred PGP2s, the exchange students filled the campus with excitement. Most of them had spent their whole lives in Europe or North America, and like every one of us, had always dreamt of exploring the unknown. For them, India held the charm of an exotic and mysterious land, and that’s exactly what brought them to this country.   A Box Full of Surprises The relatively few days…

  • Message to an unconvinced European friend- Why India?

    As students brought up in Europe all their lives, we’ve always dreamt of exploring the unknown in our world. Back home in Europe, India is especially perceived as an exotic, mysterious and chaotic country that embraces such a different and beautiful culture. Despite all the research you can do about the country, you can never understand the real feel of India without experiencing it in loco! Coming to India was not a travel experience, it was a long and strong desire; a deep dream for an exciting adventure. And let me tell you, here your expectations are easily exceeded! So, what can you do in India? Well, there are fascinating…

  • The colors of Exchange Aarambh’13

    To experience and understand one’s own culture to its fullest, it is often important to see it from another’s eyes. A cohort of foreign students on an exchange programme to IIMB has offered us exactly that opportunity and brought colour and life to an otherwise stressful quotidian. Exchange Aarambh was an event aimed at both welcoming our guests and facilitating more widespread interactions with the exchange students. It allowed members from different communities abroad to showcase any element of their culture they wished to. Though initiated by the Cultural Committee, the event was handled almost entirely by the exchange students themselves, who rose to the challenge marvellously.