• 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 Hard Problems

    Contributed By: Akanksha Dewaker The distinguished member of Parliament, Mr. Feroze Varun Gandhi was in the campus for an informative session. The session was conducted by the Public Policy Club in association with Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell on the issue of the role of youth in building the nation. His talk covered a wide array of issues focussing on inequality and rural sector in the country. Mr. Gandhi is also a poet, having published two volumes, ‘The otherness of self’ and ‘Stillness’. He is an eminent columnist and frequently writes in major newspapers. His articles and studies show his concern for poverty eradication and equality that goes beyond politics. His book, “A Rural…

  • 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…

  • International Mountain Day – An Ode to Anveshan

    Contributed By: Team Anveshan Edited By: Ashay Sinha ‘Climb Mountains not so that the world can see you, but so you can see the world.’ -A Mountaineer Adventure takes you to places where you’d have never imagined before. It is what keeps that adrenaline rush inside you intact and keeps you curious to explore more. Our life is filled with several adventures, and on this International Mountain Day, Team Anveshan wants to share an astonishing story of our fellow Junior Coordinator. An experience on the Sahyadri ranges and the Honeybees! “I, along with my 17 friends, planned a kayaking and an adventure trip to Dang forest in October. It was…

  • 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…

  • A Step Towards Sustainability

    Contributed By: Tanmay Agarwal Edited By: Karthick Selvan As the various shades of green leaves and vibrantly colored flowers welcome the visitors at IIM Bangalore, they provide a sharp contrast to the reality of Bangalore’s pollution and concrete landscape. The IIM-Bangalore campus, spread across 100 acres, encompasses 62 acres of green cover and around 50,000 trees. There are around 150 coffee plants and four varieties of bamboo shoots. The campus is also home to more than 60 bird species, including ten migratory species. There are 57 ground recharge wells to which the stormwater is diverted through drains. IIM Bangalore has a robust in-house program of water management, spearheaded by the…

  • The Celebration of Pride

    Contributed By: Abhishek Ghosh Edited By: Arun Nayan Singh Love. That universal feeling that defies definition. We’ve all looked for it in stolen letters in school, late night walks on campus and increasingly, on dating apps. It’s a feeling that starts first within yourself, for how can you share affection with anyone, if you don’t believe you yourself are worthy of it in the first place? The celebration of Pride is to turn something that is shameful into your very source of pride. We at QUEst, are committed to ensuring everyone at IIMB should bring their true selves to the forefront, without fear of judgment. A world of acceptance of…

  • Milan: Going Beyond the Classroom

    Contributed By: Akanksha Dewaker Culcom- the cultural club of IIMB recently conducted the first Student-Faculty Cultural Meet, “Milan”. The students are often left in awe by the profiles and experiences of the distinguished IIMB professors, this time, we experienced the same awe for their stage talents. The initiative for Milan was taken to bring the students and faculty together outside the classroom and bring out the hidden talent within us.  Even though the exams are near, the students were very excited for the faculty performances on stage and came out in large numbers for the programme. The professors were equally excited, and the fits of laughter and the sound of claps…

  • Carnatic Vocal Concert by S. Aishwarya and S. Saundarya

    Contributed By: Ishan Sinha Edited By: Arunabh Kalita IIM Bangalore was graced by a soulful evening of Carnatic Music on 16th November, to the admiration and rapt engagement of an auditorium full of enthusiasts and admirers. The stage saw an exciting mix of young and senior artists, who were given a standing ovation by the discerning audience upon curtains to the evening. The event, organized by the student volunteer team at  SAAMA, IIM Bangalore, saw mesmerizing performances by lead vocalists Ms. S Aishwarya, and Ms. S Saundarya, great grand-daughters of Bharat Ratna MS Subbulakshmi and grand-daughters of Sangeetha Ratnakara Dr. Radha Viswanathan. The internationally acclaimed maestros, trained in Carnatic Music…