• Life Without Barriers

    Contributed by: Arun Nayan Singh Imagine, you are 19. One day you wake up and realize that you can’t see. And you have no experience around the blind before. However, you decide to go about your life. People tell you that the blind can only make cane furniture or chalk pieces or be a telephone operator. And you think, they might be wrong. That is the story of Divyanshu Ganatra, the first blind Indian to paraglide solo, a psychologist and the founder of Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation (ABBF) and Yellow Brick Road. He visited the IIMB campus to deliver a motivational talk, organized by Office of Disability and Entrepreneurship and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Virasat 2017 – “Qawwali Evening”

    Friday, 17th November 2017 It’s not every day that one gets to listen to a Qawwali Concert, and the IIMB community got just that opportunity last Friday as we hosted Ustad Ateeq Hussain Khan Bandanawazi and his group, Bandanawazi Qawwal as part of SPICMACAY’s Virasat series of concerts. Qawwali is a form of Sufi devotional music with a rich tradition that stretches back for more than 700 years. The great Sufi saint Amir Khusrao is credited with fusing Persian, Arabic, Turkish and Indian Classical musical traditions to create Qawwali as we know it today. Originally performed at Sufi shrines, it gained mainstream popularity and international audience in the late 20th century.…

  • 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…

  • Comedy ain’t no funny business- Catching up with Anuvab Pal

    -By Abhishek Aloke Ghosh, Senior Coordinator, Student Media Cell, PGP 2016-18 On the occasion of the Economic Times Young Leaders Program 2017 (B-school edition), Anuvab Pal, noted comedian and columnist with The Economic Times, talked about his unique journey from B-school to comedy. Anuvab Pal is a comedian of international repute, with his stand-up comedy special- The Nation Wants to Know, clocking up over 500 shows in Mumbai and several runs from Sydney to San Francisco.  He has also been a screenwriter to satirical Bollywood hits such as Loins of Punjab and The President is Coming. He is also a prolific writer for The Economic Times and The Times of…

  • Panel Discussion on India’s Union Budget 2017

    The Union Budget that was presented on February 1 has received a mixed bag of comments with some praising it and other criticizing it for lack of concrete policy measures. The Public Policy Club of IIM Bangalore in association with Center for Public Policy, IIM Bangalore organized a panel discussion on the Union Budget 2017, with the focus being the budget’s impact on the macroeconomic conditions of the nation. The panel boasted of names of Mr. Shekhar Vishwanathan (Vice Chairman and Director Toyota Kirloskar Motors), Mr. M. Govinda Rao (Emeritus Professor, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy) and Dr. Rajeev Gowda (Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha). Despite the date…

  • Sahay ’17 – The Social Summit

    Sahay ‘17, the annual social summit organized by Vikasana, the social impact club at IIM Bangalore, brought together eminent personalities such as Ms. Pritha Dutt (Empower Pragati), Mr. KG Mohan (RuralShores Business Services Pvt. Ltd), Ms. Poonam Sinha (NIESBUD), Ms. Anupama Gowda (Workbench Projects), and Mr. Dipesh Sutariya (Enable India), to shed light on the theme of “Upskill and Upscale – Employment Generation and Skill Development in India.” Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan set the context for the event by stating that skilling people for India meant skilling people for the world. She stated the importance of recognizing that there is going to emerge a strange situation where there will be a…

  • An Alternate World View- The Grameen Bank and Beyond

    An Alternate Reality- The Grameen Bank and Beyond Building Bridges- Social and Capital NSRCEL Talk, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore Muhammad Yunus 8th February, 2017 “I spent a lot of years studying economics, but at the end of it all I felt utterly useless.” Professor, founder of the Grameen Bank (‘village’ bank) and now an active social entrepreneur, Muhammad Yunus is all set to captivate the 400-strong audience at IIMB. “In those days, I was teaching at the Chittagong University. Ayub Khan, the Pakistani general-ruler had purposefully located all universities in the heart of Bangladeshi villages, to keep away potentially rebellious students from the cities. This turned out to…