International Immersion Program @ ESCP Paris

Term 2 had been tough, and the prospect of leaving for IIP (international immersion program) promised a welcome break for us all! Most of us were supposed to leave on the 8th. Classes got over at 4. We had three hours to pack and get go. We (we = forty-four of us) were travelling to …

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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 …

T-Nite: Do it, or Don’t

Do it, or don’t. There’s no try. Said Yoda, the mascot of Section X (that’s how we address PGPX), before T-Nite was about to begin. It was going to be an epic battle- X’s against the Fachhas and Tatchas (Section A to E of PGP). You just can’t walk down the battleground- just like you …

T-Nite approaching: Yodas are ready

T-Nite is here. And so are the Yodas from PGPX. It was the curtain raiser event- which was supposed to be an excuse to test the pitches and get to know the opposition. We had turned up decked in green, our theme for T-Nite. And the only lines coming to mind on seeing the arena …

Evaluating PPP Models in handling emergency healthcare services in India

Efficient healthcare services forms an essential pillar of any society that values its well being and productivity. And emergency management is a critical part of it. In a country where a chunk of the population still hasn’t got access to healthcare services, it becomes all the more relevant. And when you think that in India, …

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), …

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 …

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 …

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 …