0.2 X MBA – End of term 1

Of the ten lacs of my “expenditure”, two lacs today got reclassified as “expense”. To understand the difference you need to wait till you attend your first class of FRA at PGPX, IIMA. If you haven’t guessed what made the chunk of two lacs convert then let me tell you that it has nothing to …

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PGPX@ Mumbai and New Delhi

Time Place Location Thursday 5 July 1800-2100 Mumbai The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Appollo Bunder Mumbai 400 001 India Saturday 7 July 1500-1800 New Delhi Hyatt Regency Delhi Bhikaji Cama Place, Ring Road New Delhi 110 066 India

Open House Session@ Bangalore on 27th May

IIMA is conducting open house session in Bangalore at Le Meridian on May 27th for its PGPX. Chairperson, PGPX - Dr.Arvind Sahay is the speaker of this event. Please visit http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/pgpx/news.htm for more details.

Mungeris meet Maverick @ Entrepreneurs Club

Reveries will turn into realities at the slightest of opportunity and the day is not far off!  It is a class full of ‘mungerilal’s … each and everyone is a dreamer in possession of plentiful desires (though some may name their ‘haseen sapne’s a ’strategy’) However, there are a few whose dreams are of a different type. And a MAVERICK who …

PGPX goes club-ing..

It has been over a month at PGPX and right from the word go there has been a heightened sense of expectation and excitement with various activities happening at a feverish pace on every front, be it quizzes, group submissions, weekend movies, pani-puri sessions...   The highlight though is the starting of various clubs that have gone …

Hit by Train Grand Vitesse

First month at PGPX is coming to an end and the whole month I have had the feeling of being atop a Train Grand Vitesse. The course had moved at such a frenetic pace that it was just not possible to see what was going on in the outside world. If you take a day …

Farewell Function – Behind the scenes

It was one month before we had to hit the roads of Ahmedabad. At that time, there was suggestion from Tejbir to give the seniors a farewell function. The suggestion was widely welcomed by all sections of our group and no questions asked on why we should not give one. There was Rakesh’s simple logic …

Looks like mine is a ‘Gone Case’

Our level of activity last week was so slow that except for eating and sleeping, the only other thing that we had on our “plate” was to take care of our physical and mental faculties and make sure that we were in tip-top shape to handle the famed IIMA rigor. And thankfully we were able …

MunnaBhai PGPX

We are just two days into the program and most us have already lost our sense of date, day of week and what not. I had seriously started arguing with Tejbir that it was a Tuesday on the night of Monday. The rigor is not totally unexpected though. (All of us have happily embarked on …

PGPXII takes retail relationship building to the next level

This is my first post from the campus and needless to say the going has been great so far. I don’t want to write about our accommodation facilities here or our “dining” experiences because then I might risk jinxing it, especially considering the fact that we have only started out. But I can’t get to …

PGPX Pre-admission Meet – The Culmination Of

Read the story so far here …To pick up the thread, I remember Darsha, Tejbir, Kannan, Anuj and Rohit as the earliest arrivals at IIMA. As the forenoon progressed, more appeared on the scene, including a Jackie Shroff-look alike who introduced himself as Vaibhav! Thanks to circulating the questions in advance, everyone had a fair …

Pre-IIMA PGPX checklist

There are many things to tie up before joining the PGPX at IIM, Ahmedabad. I have listed below a few, from my experience: Make up your mind early: It is always better to plan your B-school admissions well in advance especially if you are married and with children . Apply in R1 for all target …

IIMA PGPX – A Survivor’s Guide

Back to school after years on a job? To IIMA? Oh! Oh!! All too soon we’ll be listening to lectures again, doing homework, studying for exams and juggling all sorts of campus activities while planning for our next job. It isn’t going to be easy. So here are some survival tips: Acquire/refresh quantitative skills: The …

Musings on cash flows!

The PGPX 2nd batch would converge on campus this month-end, leaving behind cushy jobs to join the ranks of unemployed in this country. But none of us would be looking forward to the Employment Guarantee Scheme of the UPA :-), as all of us carry dreams and aspirations, with varying degrees of clarity and tons …

Budget – A figurative snapshot

1.       Fiscal Deficit 3.3% (3.7%) of GDP and Revenue deficit 1.5% (2%). 2.       Financial inclusion for additional 5 million farmers targeted. Allocation to bring additional 2.4 million hectares under irrigation. 3.       Aam Adami Bima Yojana introduced with govt. to share 50% of the premium – Rs.200 per year per person and balance to be funded …