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 …

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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 …

A Safe Budget

I’d like to hazard a guess that PC had two versions of the budget with election results almost coinciding with his tryst with the “aam admi”. And with the unpleasant result at hustings, he came out with the copy of budget that didn’t take any stern measures. That guess apart, an overriding visible concern was …

PGPX Pre-admission Meet – The Setting Of

…To continue the story, once a pre-start visit to IIMA was decided upon, the next step was to finalise the date and the number of participants. Sounds simple! Isn’t it? But believe me; it wasn’t, since willingness to attend was directly impacted by the likely date of visit. The initial suggestion to visit towards end …

Budget aashayein!

The steering of a country’s economy is in the hands of the finance minister and he shows his prowess with the wheels on 28th Feb. He is supposed to drive towards the country’s economic progress by negotiating deftly the turns and cuts thrown in by the nation in form of expectations. Let’s see what such …

It’s raining jobs at IIMA

Trickles of placement information from IIMA about PGPX placements are catching every one's attention. I have received numerous calls since morning from friends and well-wishers, either wanting to understand the full story behind placements and some inside information. This is after some media reports claiming a PGPX student getting a US$ 300K job offer. I …

Budget Blues!

As a student of science I could never make out why my dad won’t allow me TV on the 28th of Feb. However it hardly bothered me for day was the birthday of my college crush. But later I realized the importance of the day to the economics of Valentine’s Day!  With hopes to make …

Managed to perfection

I forget the bloke who defined man-age-ment as an activity that makes man age mentally at a real fast clip. Nevertheless, to me it definitely seems that he is a little too close for comfort. Age has always been a tricky thing when it comes to management. Is there a right age when a person …

Life at IIMA

Looking forward to a year of, sleep deprivation and surprise quizzes. Fuccha, Tuccha, Muggo, MANAC, dbabble, CP, RG, arbit, global - words that will become a part of our vocabulary, for life. and finally the dunking sessions... (especially in May when the mercury touches 45 °C.) -- Uma