• The Summers of 2019: Analytics at Puma India

    The Summers of 2019 is a series about the various categories of roles offered by companies for summer internships. We bring to you the experiences of interns from Consulting, Finance, Marketing, General Management, Product Management, Operations, Analytics and E-commerce 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.  Contributed by G. Pavan Kumar I interned with the Planning Team which deals with Data Analytics of Puma India Private Limited at the country level. My location of internship was the head office…

  • The Place of the Place to B

    It was the early morning of the scheduled quiz. I had woken up around 6am to do some last minute preparation for the subject in an attempt to look knowing on an exam that I knew would anyways be a disaster. As I groggily wandered to the washroom to splash some water on my sleep ridden face, I saw the lights in the room beside mine on. I knocked on the door, thankful that I had a companion in this condescending journey of quiz preparation. The door opened, and one sleep deprived face met another. “Woke up early for this pest of a quiz, eh?”, I asked. “Nah man. Didn’t…

  • Exchange Diaries: A Japanese Student’s Perspective

    Contributed By: Miho Tanaka Edited By: Anirudh Agrawal My name is Miho Tanaka and I am an exchange student from the International University of Japan. I am the only Japanese student at IIM Bangalore. It has been a month since I came to India and I had an amazing time with plenty of pleasant surprises. First of all, the biggest thing I was surprised to see was the rapid pace at which India has developed in the past few years. I had visited India seven years ago and had travelled alone to Taj Mahal, New Delhi, Kolkata, Ganges River, Mumbai and Bangalore. Things were different back then. Earlier, the auto-rickshaw…

  • Express Talks by Mr. Harish Damodaran

    Contributed By: Nihar Akunuri IIM Bangalore played host to a scintillating talk on the topic,’ Is economy an issue in the election year and why?’ by Mr. Harish Damodaran, National Editor of the New Indian Express this week. The event saw participation from students of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) and the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy Management (PGPPM) courses. About the Speaker: With 27 years of experience in the field of journalism, Mr. Harish Damodaran specializes in reporting on agriculture and rural affairs. He writes extensively about the effects of policy on the agricultural sector. He is also the author of Indian’s New Capitalists: Caste, Business, and Industry…

  • Farm to Frontier – India’s Path to Success

    Contributed By: Karthick Selvan The students of IIMB were honoured to host MoS Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha at their facility. Mr Sinha, a former consultant, a Harvard university student and a pupil of Micheal Porter raised the expectation level of the aspiring MBA graduates gathered in the auditorium. Mr Sinha’s talk was about his idea of a unique development model for India. He compared the economic growth of India with that of US and China for the next 20 years, assuming India is growing at 7% per annum. The graphs showed that India would only reach the current GDP level of China, while the other two countries still growing…

  • This is Water – The Truths of Life

    There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “What the hell is water?” If at this moment you’re worried that I plan to present myself here as the wise old fish explaining what water is to you younger fish, please don’t be. I am not the wise old fish. The immediate point of the fish story is that the most obvious, ubiquitous, important realities…

  • The Fall Diaries – The Fault in our Hair!

    Contributed By: Akanksha Dewaker with inputs from Malti Gupta and Fellow Students You come back to your room after a long day, assignments due and projects to make. The club mail for this week needs to be drafted asap. You turn the key in and stand in shock! The floor is filled with hair strands that were a part of you until this morning. Shocked, you fall on the bed and spend the next hour searching for solutions to your hair problems- home remedies, dermatologist contacts, medicines and superstitions if any! After achieving PhD in the subject, you realize that your head is going to be as shiny and bright…

  • The Art of Inclusion – The Aravani Art Project

    Contributed By: Bhavna Saxena Edited By: J K Varshika They say that art is the most potent form of magic that there is. IIM Bangalore witnessed the truth in these words during Eximius 2018, when Quest, the society of IIM Bangalore students working towards inclusion of all diversity, hosted members from The Aravani Art Project at campus. The Art of Inclusion was a painting workshop held by Quest in collaboration with The Aravani Art Project where participants spent a couple of hours soaking in the inspiring story of the transgender community in Bangalore and painting their heartfelt messages to the transgender community on postcards. The Aravani Art project is an…

  • Spardha 2018 – The Battle of Pride

    Contributed By: Arun Nayan Singh 4 days. 16 sports. 106 matches. 6 sections. 1 winner. For those not familiar with the lore, Spardha is the inter-section event at IIM Bangalore where PGP1s and PGP2s come together to battle out for the eternal (or at least lasting for the year) glory, the euphoria of holding the trophy for their section. It is the biggest sports event for the residential students. The main objective is to involve as many people as possible in the sports. This year it was held on 9th-12th August. The 3-day sports extravaganza started on Thursday evening with the traditional relay race, which Section E won amidst enthusiastic…

  • Sangharsh 2018- The Battle Begins

    Sangharsh started all the way back in 2007 as a sports tournament between IIMA and IIMB. In 2011, IIMC and IIML joined the roster, making it the tournament it is today. 2018 would be the 12th edition of the sporting fest, with IIMA winning the maximum number of times, followed by IIMB, IIMC, and IIML. The 2017 edition was held in IIMC, with the hosts emerging as winners followed by IIMB as the runner-ups, followed by IIML and IIMA respectively. Sangharsh follows a unique system with multiple medal and non-medal sporting events. Then non-medal sports are generally played for 2-3 years before being accepted as medal sports by general consensus.…