• QUEst IIMB – KASHISH Forward Campus Film Festival

    -Nikita Garg Student Coordinator, QUEst Senior Coordinator, Student Media Cell PGP 2016-18 Embracing diversity is a key requirement for any campus of higher learning. IIM Bangalore, as a community, has been striving to be more inclusive of people from diverse academic backgrounds and of minorities in terms of sex and physical ability. Having created an inclusive campus for persons with disability and moving the needle onto gender diversity (26% in the batch of 2016), IIM Bangalore seeks to lead the way to inclusive campuses, encouraging difficult conversations on LGBTQ and other forms of diversity. QUEst IIMB, a student-led interest group aimed at fostering meaningful conversations around diversity and inclusion issues, along…

  • The Fermi Paradox: Are we alone in the Universe?

    -Aakash Ghosh Senior Coordinator Student Media Cell PGP 2016-18 Is Earth the only place with life in the universe? Are we really alone? Have we ever asked ourselves this question? I bet most of us have. It has and continues to be one of the most fundamental questions in astronomy that are yet to be answered. Yes, there is no definite and conclusive evidence of life elsewhere as of now. But let’s just first consider some basic facts. The Earth is a small part of the Solar System, which itself is part of the Milky Way galaxy. According to NASA, the Milky Way has more than a 100 billion stars.…

  • Twaran ’17 – Kicking off Daan Utsav ’17!

    –Malvigha V Senior Coordinator PGP 2016-18 Student Media Cell 3 am. October 2nd, 2017. With the skies pouring in, the WhatsApp group consisting of the organizing committee of Twaran (representatives from Vikasana, Alumni Committee, Sports Council) was buzzing with apprehensions if the skies will clear to make way for Twaran, which was scheduled to start at 6.30 am. As good things will always find a way to happen, the skies cleared at 4 am, giving a huge relief to the coordinators who managed a mere 2-hour sleep to start prepping for the event. As optimistic as this sounds, this is something that changed into a tradition every year. It pours…

  • Continue to Change the World Through Education – A Chat with Jessica Lynn

    –Chandrashekar Muramalla Junior Coordinator, Student Media Cell PGP 2017-19 Jessica Lynn, a transgender rights advocate and activist, was the main speaker on day 3 of the distinguished speaker series organized as a part of Vista 2017, the annual business fest of IIM Bangalore. She spoke at length about her life and struggles faced both before and after her transitioning surgery. We caught up with her after her moving speech to know a little more about what she was fighting for and how it could be achieved. Chandrashekar: That was an excellent speech, ma’am. Is there anything you would like to add to the IIM Bangalore student community in particular? Jessica:…