• Conversations on Crony Capitalism – Interview with Professor Luigi Zingales

    Contributed By: Abhishek Gaurav Edited By: J K Varshika On the 20th of December this year, IIM Bangalore’s Research and Publication Division, and Chicago Booth’s Stigler Center organized a lecture by the eminent economist Professor Luigi Zingales on the topic “Crony Capitalism”. Here are the excerpts from the interview given by the speaker about the session. Has there been an epoch in history when capitalism has been devoid of cronyism that we often blame it for? Is crony capitalism just the practical face of capitalism – capitalism in practice? Clearly, there is a tendency in capitalism to go into the direction of cronyism. And, this is where a healthy democracy…

  • In Conversation with the Differently Abled Champions who Live Among Us

    Interviewed: Eshaan Kudtarkar, Himanshu Mittal, Jagadeesh Muthusamy, Pratap Bala and Prof. Rajaluxmi V Murthy Edited By: J K Varshika December 3rd is recognized as the International Day of Disability across the globe. Although we shouldn’t really need a specific day to recognize the magnitude of mettle that these people show on a regular basis, it is still worth to dedicate a day to celebrate their strength of character. Being at IIM Bangalore gives you an even deeper respect and appreciation to these community of people, given that the institution takes in persons from such backgrounds as well, trying to give them as much of equal opportunity as possible. You may…

  • #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…

  • “I am what I am, so take me as I am”

    Contributed By: Shivam Gupta Edited By: J K Varshika It took 18 long years, for the courts to finally do what was needed. Since the first time Naz Foundation filed a PIL in the Delhi High Court in 2001, till 6th September 2018, when the Hon. Supreme Court finally gave the historic verdict. Much has been written about this judgement, but how does it affect me as an LGBTQ person? India’s higher judiciary has always shown the way whenever there has been a conflict about the right thing to do, and as such, the law is the first step to affect an overall change in the mindsets of the people.…

  • Dhwani – The Soulful Sound of IIMB

    Contributed By: Thomas Pegu Edited By: Beulah Madda “Music is the perfect blending of poetry and melody. It is a charismatic approach to human thoughts layered with dulcet melody.” Dhwani, since its inception in 1982, has always been active in the mission to keep the spirit of music alive in the campus. The music club has been formed in order to encourage talent in music – instrumental as well as vocal. The goal is to do justice to the huge musical talent pool we have so that the music association is not just a dalliance and lost amid all the chaos. The club gives a platform to express melody and…

  • 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…