• Shared wisdom over pasta

    Contributed By: Ridhima Khurana It was three weeks into the first term at IIM Bangalore. Five people from different walks of life were having pasta on a lazy Monday afternoon. What they didn’t expect was that this evening would be the start of good relations along with professionals and personal growth. Created by a random algorithm, groups such as this one have people coming from different states, professional backgrounds, and different contexts of life. Their job is to meet after classes and work on projects. Somehow we don’t realize, but these project groups make up for one of the most essential parts of the IIMB experience. Working with a bunch…

  • MBA of Unusual Courses

    Contributed By: Deepika Iyer MBA, sure to say, is a unique and unusual experience for every person- we all have different takeaways from our respective MBA coursework, but yesterday I was laughing it off with my friends that someday when people ask me what my MBA specialization would be, I would proudly say it is the MBA of Unusual courses. This is because, apart from the general league of courses on Finance, Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Org. Behavior and Marketing, I have explored my MBA to include a host of very unusual courses.   For instance, last term, I had 3 unusual courses (by unusual here I mean courses one…

  • Life at IIMB!

    Contributed By: Ridhima Khurana Picture Credits: Tarun Kaushik Two months ago, I decided to talk to people about IIMB. You know, just to get an insight into what I was getting into. And let me tell you, everyone I talked to had only one thing to say – “SLEEP right now because you’ll never get the time again.” There were also words such as ‘intense’, ‘priorities’ and ‘no chill’ that came my way. For the love of me, I couldn’t figure out why these people were trying to scare me. Mostly I just shirked and said: Sure! I mean, I understand it is a top B school. I also understand…

  • The Beautiful World at IIMB!

    Contributed By: Prateek Goyal Edited By: Pravar Vir Gupta IIM Bangalore campus is a perfect blend of the brilliance of global management principles and excellence of Indian values. Ranked #1 in NIRF rankings, it is indeed a testimony to the fact that the college stature stands tall in academic excellence and research domain. But is this all about the institute that makes us feel proud of it? Amidst the hallowed stone walls of this beautiful and lush green campus, breeds an incredible culture. Respect for diversity simply cannot be ignored by anyone who visits our campus, and this applies not only to physical infrastructure but also in terms of social…

  • Sangharsh – The Battle at HelL

    Contributed By: Karthick Selvan Sangharsh 2019 – the annual sports meet between the elite management institutes of the country (IIM A, IIM B, IIM C, and IIM L) came to a close on 13th January with the hosts IIM Lucknow emerging as winners. The tag line for this year was “Hustle, Hit and Never Quit”. IIM B ended at 85 points with three gold, five silver, and three bronze medals. We saw a lot of heroes emerge during the tournament, giving their best for their alma mater and proudly chanting “Go IIMB”. As the 180 member IIMB contingent arrived at Lucknow, we were embraced by chilling winds from the north…

  • Experiencing The Place to B – One Day at IIMB

    Contributed By: Ashay Sinha Vikasana, the Social Impact Club of students of 2 year MBA programme at IIM Bangalore organized One Day At IIMB and Sahay on January 13. One Day At IIMB One Day At IIMB provided a unique opportunity for the public to experience the life of an MBA student at India’s premier business school. The event comprised insightful lectures from renowned professors, case study sessions, interaction sessions with the current MBA students and a tour of the IIM Bangalore campus. This year, the lectures were delivered by Prof. Y L R Moorthi from the Marketing Area, Prof. Padmini Srinivasan from Finance and Accounting Area and Prof. Ramya…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • New Year, New You – IIMB Writes its 2019 Resolutions

    Contributed By: Karthick Selvan and Arun Nayan Singh With the last stroke of the December sun setting upon us, we looked at “the year that was” and set our sights on the year ahead. We have learned that we can endure even the hardest challenges of life and the passion to win is what that keeps us going, aspiring for greater heights.  We make resolutions to correct the mistakes of the past and make new ones in the future. After all, life is all about experiencing change. Yet, 80-90% of us fail to keep up with the resolutions made. At IIM Bangalore too, we asked the PGP students what they had in mind for this…

  • 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…