• Exchange Diaries: A Japanese Student’s Perspective

    Contributed By: Miho Tanaka Edited By: Anirudh Agrawal My name is Miho Tanaka and I am an exchange student from the International University of Japan. I am the only Japanese student at IIM Bangalore. It has been a month since I came to India and I had an amazing time with plenty of pleasant surprises. First of all, the biggest thing I was surprised to see was the rapid pace at which India has developed in the past few years. I had visited India seven years ago and had travelled alone to Taj Mahal, New Delhi, Kolkata, Ganges River, Mumbai and Bangalore. Things were different back then. Earlier, the auto-rickshaw…

  • Express Talks by Mr. Harish Damodaran

    Contributed By: Nihar Akunuri IIM Bangalore played host to a scintillating talk on the topic,’ Is economy an issue in the election year and why?’ by Mr. Harish Damodaran, National Editor of the New Indian Express this week. The event saw participation from students of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) and the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy Management (PGPPM) courses. About the Speaker: With 27 years of experience in the field of journalism, Mr. Harish Damodaran specializes in reporting on agriculture and rural affairs. He writes extensively about the effects of policy on the agricultural sector. He is also the author of Indian’s New Capitalists: Caste, Business, and Industry…

  • Vista 2018 – A Three-Day Action-Packed Business Summit

    Contributed By: Arunabh Kalita The 2018 edition of Vista, IIM Bangalore’s annual flagship business summit was successfully conducted last week. Vista is organised by the business club of IIMB, Forum for Industrial Interaction, and attracts huge crowds from across the country. This year was no different and the campus was buzzing over the three days with speakers, guests and students from all over the country. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Ajay Shah, President of Polymer Chain, Reliance Industries in presence of G Raghuram, the director of IIM Bangalore and Padmini Srinivasan, PGP chair. Day 1 of this edition of Vista had a nice palette of speakers, competitions and other…

  • Farm to Frontier – India’s Path to Success

    Contributed By: Karthick Selvan The students of IIMB were honoured to host MoS Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha at their facility. Mr Sinha, a former consultant, a Harvard university student and a pupil of Micheal Porter raised the expectation level of the aspiring MBA graduates gathered in the auditorium. Mr Sinha’s talk was about his idea of a unique development model for India. He compared the economic growth of India with that of US and China for the next 20 years, assuming India is growing at 7% per annum. The graphs showed that India would only reach the current GDP level of China, while the other two countries still growing…

  • “I am what I am, so take me as I am”

    Contributed By: Shivam Gupta Edited By: J K Varshika It took 18 long years, for the courts to finally do what was needed. Since the first time Naz Foundation filed a PIL in the Delhi High Court in 2001, till 6th September 2018, when the Hon. Supreme Court finally gave the historic verdict. Much has been written about this judgement, but how does it affect me as an LGBTQ person? India’s higher judiciary has always shown the way whenever there has been a conflict about the right thing to do, and as such, the law is the first step to affect an overall change in the mindsets of the people.…

  • This is Water – The Truths of Life

    There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “What the hell is water?” If at this moment you’re worried that I plan to present myself here as the wise old fish explaining what water is to you younger fish, please don’t be. I am not the wise old fish. The immediate point of the fish story is that the most obvious, ubiquitous, important realities…

  • The Fall Diaries – The Fault in our Hair!

    Contributed By: Akanksha Dewaker with inputs from Malti Gupta and Fellow Students You come back to your room after a long day, assignments due and projects to make. The club mail for this week needs to be drafted asap. You turn the key in and stand in shock! The floor is filled with hair strands that were a part of you until this morning. Shocked, you fall on the bed and spend the next hour searching for solutions to your hair problems- home remedies, dermatologist contacts, medicines and superstitions if any! After achieving PhD in the subject, you realize that your head is going to be as shiny and bright…