• Women Leadership Summit 2019

    Contributed By: Sonakshi Hota The 5th Annual Women Leadership Summit was successfully held at IIM Bangalore on the 27th of January 2019. Organized by the student-run Women in Management Club (WIM) of IIM Bangalore, the theme for this year was ‘Leading and Inspiring change.’ With attendees including both women and men across all age groups and sectors, the summit saw the participants benefit out of experiences shared by the eminent speakers and panelists. Dr. Tessy Thomas, an Indian scientist, Director General of Aeronautical Systems, was the Chief Guest for the day and shared lessons from her own experience gathered from her stint at DRDO. She emphasized that her success can be…

  • Yamini 2019

    Contributed By: Shivali Pande SPIC MACAY – IIM Bangalore Chapter is a student organization established for promoting Indian classical art forms among students. Bangalore is a melting pot of various Indian cultures and students at IIMB come from diverse cultural backgrounds. It is our endeavor to enrich their understanding of India’s cultural diversity in classical art forms by organizing music and dance concerts (Virasat) during the year where stalwarts of each discipline perform and interact with students and the audience. Our flagship event – Yamini, aptly titled ‘the incredible night’ is held on the eve of Republic day and has been a tradition for the last 16 years. It is one…

  • Analytics in India: The Growth Story and What the Future Beholds

    Contributed By: Ankit Saxena Analytics industry in India gained steam in the late 1990s and early 2000s when prominent IT giants in US such as HP and Adobe set up their global analytics centers of excellence in India, leveraging India’s cost-effective and highly-talented IT workforce. Since then, the industry has grown exceptionally fast, generating $2.8 Bn annually at a growth rate of 35% per annum. The proliferation of this profession is being compared to the IT and BPO revolution of the early 1990s. Analytics is turning out to be one of the most sought-out professions in India, with multitudes of opportunities, respectable salaries, and high job satisfaction. The industry now…

  • 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…

  • Technology and the Disruption of Finance

    Contributed By: K. Prasad Edited By: Karthick Selvan Dr. Raghavendra Rau, Director of Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance, visited the campus on 31st December 2018 for a talk on technology and the disruption in the field of finance. The session was filled with a lot of information and wit. In his inimitable style, Dr. Rau started the discussion with a familiar question: what is the best way to coordinate people on a large scale? There are two ways: first is using Markets, which facilitate a voluntary exchange of goods and services, with the price being the coordinating mechanism. The second is using a firm or an organization, where the command…

  • 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…