• 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…

  • 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…

  • Jenny & Robert go India!

    During the exchange semester offered by our home university in Jönköping/Sweden we had Asia in mind from the start. It differs a lot from our home countries and has a great variety of cultural aspects to offer – and so, India here we come! And here we are: Jenny – German, 26 years old, studies International Management, most prejudice thought about India: That there would be cows everywhere! (And it is true!) – and Robert – Swedish, 31 years old and studies Logistics & Supply Chain Management, most prejudice thought about India: That all food would be made with Curry! (Not so true.J) As a Western European citizen one may…

  • The colors of Exchange Aarambh’13

    To experience and understand one’s own culture to its fullest, it is often important to see it from another’s eyes. A cohort of foreign students on an exchange programme to IIMB has offered us exactly that opportunity and brought colour and life to an otherwise stressful quotidian. Exchange Aarambh was an event aimed at both welcoming our guests and facilitating more widespread interactions with the exchange students. It allowed members from different communities abroad to showcase any element of their culture they wished to. Though initiated by the Cultural Committee, the event was handled almost entirely by the exchange students themselves, who rose to the challenge marvellously.