• A letter from Europe!

    – Nakul Sehgal, PGP 2014-16 I am currently doing my exchange term at University of St. Gallen in the heart of Europe, Switzerland.Unlike other universities, IIM grads don’t join the regular Master’s classes but actually participate in the International Study Programme (ISP). With a combination of nearly a dozen nationalities, it has been a great cross-cultural experience so far. Apart from the fabled Swiss landscape ( more beautiful than what they show), it is the sheer exactness and precision in everything that amazes me the most about Switzerland. Discovering Europe has been enlightening, each city has its own history, its own cuisine and art. If I have to list down…

  • Yashodhara Lal on life beyond the Corporates

    Yashodhara Lal graduated from IIMB in 2002 and has over a dozen years in the corporate world, mostly in the Marketing space. She has three bestselling books to her credit – Just Married, Please Excuse (2012), Sorting Out Sid (2014) and There’s Something About You (2015) -her latest book debuted on the AC Neilsen Book Scan at No. 2, a feat achieved by very few women authors in India. Despite a very busy schedule she graciously agreed to answer a few pertinent questions SMC had for her. Following is an excerpt from the interview. Many of us enter and go through our MBA’s hearing and practicing frameworks, 2X2’s etc. whereas…

  • IIMB Club Series: Tejas

    We all have heard of the Harvard Business Review – in fact their articles and cases have given us all sleepless nights! But we have something very similar much closer home – ‘IIMB Management Review’ and it’s brainchild ‘Tejas’.In Sanskrit , Tejas means ‘brightness’ or ‘brilliance’  and the guys at ‘Tejas@iimb’ are certainly living up to the name ! They have developed a knowledge portal that aims at providing the corporate and management community across the world with ‘a unique blend of contemporary business insights and academic inputs, keeping in mind a practitioner’s point of view across sectors, functions and geographies’. To put it simply, although the work that these…

  • IIM Bangalore- Vista 2015

    Come September 25th to 27th, IIM Bangalore will host the 15th edition of its International Annual Business Summit, Vista 2015. With the theme “Indi-Genius” in the spirit of the “Make in India” Campaign, the summit celebrates all things local and home-brewed. Vista 2015 is expected to host a line-up of eminent speakers such as Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Mr. Siddharth Roy Kapur, Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai and Mr. Nandan Nilekani among others. The fest is also proud to associate with FICCI, the apex industry chamber of India, to host the FICCI Young Leaders Forum which will see stalwarts across startups and industries addressing youth on issues like business…

  • Europe diaries

    – Dylan Fernandes, PGP 2014-16 Recycled and rehashed wisdom always harped on the fact that the first foreign trip is always the best one. For someone who’s closest tryst with transcending India’s borders was a work trip to Sikkim, the first trip to Europe held a lot of promise – excitement (genuine), jitters (really) and tonnes of potential Facebook posts (the quest to stand out to the virtual world of unemployed stalkers). So with much anxiety, pomp, shopping and hope I embarked on a 3 month travel (or maybe travail – read on to know more). First things first – promised mom that’d I’d be a good boy (like I’ve…

  • IIMB Club Series: Dhwani – the music club

    Dhwani means melody and that is exactly what the music club of IIMB strives for. It is a vibrant group of music enthusiasts brought together by their passion to create mesmerizing melodies. Dhwani aims to find meaning in the hectic schedule typical of IIM-B and uses music as a medium to relieve stress and rejuvenate the soul. The club aims to get the best of campus musicians to practice together and perform as frequently as possible. The club puts together concerts in a variety of genres – blues, rock, metal, bollywood style, indie pop, electronic, fusion and others! Dhwani specializes in improvisation and adds its own spin to the songs…

  • ENI Enposium: Mr. Sashi Chimala at IIMB

    Self confessed serial entrepreneur and Executive Vice President of the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), Mr Sashi Chimala visited IIM Bangalore on Friday, 18th September 2015 to interact with an excited crowd of budding entrepreneurs and students. As the keynote speaker, at the Entrepreneurship Enposium organized by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Cell (ENI) – IIM Banaglore, Mr. Chimala shared his own story and the learnings with the audience. He narrated how he started his entrepreneurial journey at a young age by selling coffee made through neem leaves and how that bitter sweet failure hooked him onto entrepreneurship. He said, “Entrepreneurship is not only about making money, it also helps you create…

  • IIMB Club Series: ShARE @ IIMB

    The simplest way to describe ShARE is that it is a think tank. It connects talented students to global leaders to discuss global  economic issues. ShARE has 6 knowledge networks – energy, industry, ICT, business strategy, global economics and finance. ShARE has 32 teams in 16 countries across 4 continents. In India, ShARE has a student chapter in prestigious institutes such as IITD, IITB, IITK, IIMA, IIMB, IIMC among others. The student chapter of ShARE at IIMB comprises of 18 members, 9 of whom are senior coordinators and 9 are junior coordinators. ShARE provides its members with an opportunity to network globally with other ShARE members, gives them an access…

  • Anveshan- The adventure and mountaineering club

    With students drowning in academic and cultural activities on campus, Anveshan provides them an opportunity to come up and breath. They organize a host of trekking, mountaineering activities along with food trail walks to provide a welcome break with a new experience to the students of IIM-Bangalore. Last year, the team from Anveshan organized a series of day treks – “Low frills, high thrills”, to Makalidurga and Shivganga. The day began with a train journey followed by a walk along the railway tracks. “The beauty of the place put my heart at ease and I felt completely de-stressed”, said Ankur, a Senior Coordinator at Anveshan. The entire event was organized…