Of Learnings outside the classrooms

That we get the best management education in IIMA would be an understatement of understatements, but it would be interesting to know that some of the best management lessons we learnt during our time in PGPX did not come from the faculty, but from a few legends in IIMA known for altogether different roles. One …

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Syndicates: Through Winter and Spring

'Walking with a friend in the dark, is better than walking alone in the light.' ~Helen Keller   I often get questioned on what the secret ingredient of the secret ingredient soup at IIMA is. All of us before coming out here had an idea this was going to be a training on lines of …

Holi @ The Red Bricks

Holi comes at a time when most of us are done with their end terms and assignments. A few unfortunate ones do have submissions to make, but the day warranted we forget all our woes. it is one of those occasions that brings together the entire IIMA community, and none of us wanted to miss …

Have we learnt anything ?

“We have learnt nothing,” uttered the class in unison. The last class of ‘Elephants and cheetahs’ was perhaps a fitting end to term 4. A term, that had begun with the words, “I still haven’t found what I was looking for”. A number of electives had a deep impact behind changing our outlook to how …

Term 2: The end of everything

The campus was unusually quiet. It wasn’t the lull before the storm. It was what happens after the storm has come, ravaged everything in its way, and blown over. We- the survivors, were holed up in our bunkers, trying to recoup from the onslaught. We had known second term was going to be tough- but …

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 …

Progress report: One down, Four to go !

End terms came and went. The accounting, eco, operations, stats juggernauts had us all flattened. We were literally begging for a breath of fresh air, an opportunity to get outside campus, to feel that we were still alive after the mauling meted out to us in the first two months. So, the term break was …

Election Fever

It was election day at PGPX. Weekends tended to be hibernation zones for students, when everyone caught up on their lost sleep, and built reserves for the coming week. The desperadoes though, decided to catch up on lost studies, and build on their bank of those interactive questions to be put to the professors. Not …

Campus Diaries: Mid Term Blues

Its 2 am. We have just finished decoding the beauty secrets of the Japanese Geisha, and developing the strategy of how to market Geisha inspired cosmetic products in the not-so-Asian-product-friendly American markets. For the first time since our inception, we start harbouring hopes of retiring early to bed (2 am is early by IIMA standards), …