• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 Mountains are Calling and I Must Go – A Memory of the Himalayan Mountain Challenge 2018

    Contributed By: Karishma Patil and Kishore Balaji Rajan Edited By: J K Varshika ‘The mountains are calling, and I must go’ is a quote by John Muir, one of America’s most famous and influential outdoor enthusiasts. The urge to be outdoors gives a feeling of being in one with nature. It doesn’t have to be just the mountains. Things like kayaking, hiking in the woods, skiing hills or just sitting in a park – they all give bliss, energy, and joy. It was this urge that made a bunch of us students from IIM Bangalore to sign up for Himalayan Mountain Challenge. But it was more fun than challenge, to…