• Published Author – Gargi Verma, PGP 2017-19

    –Gargi Verma, PGP 2017-19 IIM Bangalore Born in the picturesque city of Chandigarh, I am a graduate of PEC University of Technology in Electrical Engineering. For as long as I can remember, I have had an affinity for literature. I was 9 when I read my first book, The Naughtiest Girl by Enid Blyton, and by the age of 12, I wanted to be JK Rowling. My book, Top 5 Reasons PR is Important, is written to have a concise understanding of what “Public Relations” is and “How” it can be leveraged effectively for a business. It’s designed for brands, small or large, looking to build or manage their PR…

  • Lead Child Actor in a National TV Show – Karan Attri, PGP 2017-19

    –Karan Attri PGP 2017-19 IIM Bangalore In this journey called ‘Life’ the more we open ourselves to diverse experiences and people, the more influential we become! In my pursuit of experience, I try to participate in all kinds of activities I come across. Coming straight as a fresher to IIM Bangalore, I did my graduation from NSIT college in Computer Engineering. Although a manager-in-making, I have always enjoyed acting very much. My passion towards acting lead me to a way in which I was selected as the lead child actor at the age of ten in a national TV show: Golu ke Goggles, which was televised on Star Plus. The…

  • The roles we play – Ashish Vidyarthi

    We are all actors and we play different roles, be that of a son, a student, an employee, or the CEO of a firm. And the role we play determines what we perceive. What we perceive sets out our target and our target determines our journey, our path. And we absolutely must own this path. This was the message that Mr. Ashish Vidyarthi, the National award-winning actor, thinker and speaker, had for the enthusiastic audience in the jam-packed auditorium of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. The talk was organized as part of Vista, the annual business summit of IIMB. Mr. Vidyarthi emphasised that life is on 360 degrees and…

  • Vista 2017 – Day 3

    Vista, the annual business summit of IIM Bangalore, continued onto its third and final day with the same vigour and excitement of the previous days with a wide assortment of events, speaker series and workshops. The second day concluded with the Corporate Conclave, the flagship panel discussion by visionary leaders of some of the biggest organizations across the globe. The panellists included KBS Anand, the MD & CEO of Asian Paints, Ms. Sheelika Ravishankar, Jedi Master – Marketing and Outreach, Team Indus and Dr. Raman Venkatesh, CEO-Technology and Corporate Development, Eureka Forbes. The speakers discussed the need for disruptive innovation across fields. They also emphasised the importance of potable water…

  • Akshaya Patra: Unlimited Food for Education

    Mr. Ganesh R., the CFO of Akshaya Patra, Professor G. Raghuram, the director of IIM Bangalore and Richa Valecha, a current student of PGPPM program of IIM Bangalore formed the panel for a discussion on accountability of an annual report in a social sector. The consequences of a regulatory mechanism for NGOs and benchmarking the performance had to be discussed. The panelists uniformly agreed that an annual report would add credibility to an NGO and help the organization also understand to what extent has it been effective in attaining goals. Mr. Ganesh R described how Akshaya Patra provides meals to around 16 lakh children and their largest kitchen makes 1.5…

  • Vista 2017 – Day 2

    The second day of IIM Bangalore’s International Business Summit, Vista, carried on the vigor from the eventful first day with impactful speeches from a diverse set of speakers and business leaders, corporate conclave, exciting workshops, and events. The enthusiasm on this day was higher than the first day with final rounds for various events scheduled and also evident from all the wishes of “Make a wish tree” being fulfilled with a day to spare. Delivering on the promise of its theme “Creative Disruption”, there was no dearth of knowledge flow throughout the campus as attendees lined up for the numerous proceedings. The Speaker Series for the day was kicked off…

  • Vista 2017 – The Beginning!

    The IIMB campus was decked up with beautiful lights, posters and the “make a wish tree” stood in a corner. Some people were looking enthusiastically for wishes that they could fulfill whereas others rushed to the auditorium and classes so as not to miss the start of the grand event. The auditorium was jam packed with people eagerly waiting for the start of one of the biggest business fests in the nation. Vista 2017, is defined by the theme “Imagine. Disrupt. Repeat.” which stands for the creative disruptions that we encounter in the field of business. Organized in collaboration with several important industry bodies such as JSW, Strategy&, American Express,…

  • TedX, IIM Bangalore 2017

    IIM Bangalore organized the highly popular TedX event on the 10th of September, 2017 in its campus. TED is a platform shaped to spread ideas in the form of short and powerful talks. It began in 1984 as a conference where it catered Technology, Entertainment and Design but today it covers almost all topics be it science or business or global issues in more than 100 languages. Based on the theme ‘Transformational Ideas’, and attended by over a hundred academicians, students, alumni, faculty and government personnel, it witnessed some very thought provoking speeches from speakers belonging to a wide range of professions. The TedX talks amply justified the theme and…

  • Prof. TN Krishnan’s Concert at IIM B

    IIM Bangalore played host to Padma Bhushan Prof. TN Krishnan on Aug 21. The concert organized by SPICMACAY was a curtain raiser to Yamini, their flagship event that happens on the eve of Republic Day. A Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee, Prof. Krishnan is an era in himself with an unparalleled ability to bring ragas alive and cast a magical spell on the listeners. He is regarded as one of the “Trinity of Carnatic Violin” for his immense contribution over a career spanning 8 decades. The concert began, after a small delay as mridangam vidwan TAS Mani could not make it to the concert, with the traditional lighting of…