A visit to the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

How and where does one find peace and quiet in a program designed to put one through an endless grind of case discussions, lectures, speaker events and committee meetings? Where is the scope for me-time when you’ve willingly paid a good fortune to sign-up for non-stop interactions in class rooms, syndicate rooms and seminar rooms …

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Transforming India: Ideas to Implementation

"It’s the millennial’s world, that’s moving fast Through fabled path, we connect the dots From systems and processes, to technology we sway Disruptions and innovations, all here to stay For greater good, in a world of foray The cadence carries me and I drift away Experience we carry and we seek reflections Through diverse disciplines …

ConneXions 2016

TEMPO IS SET TO RISE !!! IDEAS READY TO BE EXCHANGED !! Come October 14th , And Countries Best Brains will come together & discuss startegies on how to take India Forward.   When the best minds of the industry and the academia interact on the grounds of a 55-year old institute celebrated for its …

PGPX Speaker Series 2016-17 : Mr Shankar Krishnan, Group Head, Strategy, Shapoorji Pallonji Group

Strategy in the Context of a Diversified Business House The New Campus at IIM Ahmedabad played host to another accomplished alumnus this Friday afternoon, as the PGPX class of 2016-17 and the wider IIMA community got a chance to hear Mr. Shankar Krishnan, Group Head – Strategy for the Shapoorji Pallonji Group (and an alumnus …

PGPX Speaker Series 2016-17: Mr. Sorabh Agarwal

"The most precious commodity is time" It was 3:45pm of 8th of July,2016 as the XI batch of PGPX students dressed in sharp business formals as well as few other interested audience filed in to CR-1 to attend the talk of Mr. Sorabh Agarwal, Catalyst at Esha Foundation and an experienced finance professional. Mr. Agarwal …

PGPX Speaker Series 2016-17 Mr.Raghu Raman

Leadership at 26000 feet The classrooms of IIM Ahmedabad have had many a leader from the Corporate World, everyone an accomplished achiever in many a different business battlefield. The uniqueness of this visitor was the battlefield that he got his MBA from, the highest and most difficult war terrain the world. For, guarding the Siachen …

PGPX XI pays homage to the “tree of life”

0430      on a Sunday morning, the alarms blaring….Oh darn that was another long night, the syndi discussions were never ending, it took sheer will power not to punch people…Why is everyone so damn smart here….ahhhhh somebody shut that damn thing off. Why did i agree to go riding into Ahmedabad city…..today of all …

PGPX Speaker Series 2016-17: Mr Raza Beig

LEADING FROM THE HEART How do you react when adversity hits you when you least expect it, not once but twice. Well, if you are Raza Beig, you turn it into an opportunity and become a famous and fashionable CEO of a major fashion retailer in the Middle East. Addressing the IIMA PGPX batch, the …

Speaker Series :Mr. Anil Iyer, Business Head of Established Medicine, Novartis International

The PGPX class of 2017 at IIM, Ahmedabad put on their best business formals to welcome Mr. Anil Iyer, PGP batch of ’87, Business Head of Established Medicine, Novartis International for the first edition of Speaker Series. Motivation behind this excitement was to get an insider’s view of the Indian Pharmaceutical industry through a very …

Believing

Time just flies… 3 months away from home and my 2.5 year old has undergone a breakthrough product innovation, from just talking he is now into full scale conversing. My town seemed all the same, but different, my wife is showing more affection and my ex-boss is getting interested in my career. Isn’t that a …

UNION BUDGET 2014

OVERVIEW "Minimum Government Maximum Governance" is the mantra of the new Modi government and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has presented a Union Budget treading in same direction. The budget has received a good response and has been termed as a forward looking budget. The Union Budget is preceded by Economic Survey which states the economic …

Bhartiya Mahila Bank – Thoughtbytes

When I was at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), it was through office gossip that I first learnt that an all ‘mahila’ bank was in the offing. At that time some of us poked some fun at the idea and the topic went somewhere in the deep abyss of my memory. I hardly realised …

Indian Equity Markets

I start this discussion with a rhetorical question. Is the Bull Run witnessed by the Indian capital markets over the past six months a respite from the long wait investors have had since the debacle witnessed in FY’08, or is it a Kafkaesque short-lived one? Should we pre-empt the irrational exuberance because the Oracle of …

Dr. A.P.J. Kalam with PGPX on the dynamics of leadership

Dr. A.P.J. Kalam with PGPX students at IIM Ahmedabad

Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam addressed the 9th batch of PGPX students as a part of “Speaker Series” at IIM, Ahmedabad (IIMA). Dr. Kalam spoke about the dynamics of leadership and described leadership characteristics that India's future business leaders, including PGPX students, would be expected to adopt. This article distills his principal messages. Essence …

Thoughtbytes – Private Equity

Private Equity in India

The announcement of Adlabs Imagica Intial Public Offer(IPO) comes after a long dry spell of issues in the Indian primary markets. Though it is a small $67 MM issue, it is significant for two reasons. First, it is the first major IPO following Just Dial’s May 2013 IPO and secondly, and more importantly, the IPO …