Convocation: The Final Hurrah!

It feels like just that day when we all came rushing in through the gates of IIM Ahmedabad, a hundred and fifteen souls, hundred and fifteen dreams- all ready to make them come true. We believed in our hearts that this was the magical place that would make them all come true. our journey over …

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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 …

Bahubali Ignites Chaos

The world was falling into Chaos. Jai Mahismati were the magic words required to bring it into order.   A crowd of 200+ people had gathered at PP Gupta auditorium, eagerly awaiting the arrival of SS Rajamouli and Shobu Yarlagadda, the makers of Bahubali. Our dear Professor Arvind Sahay was out on a mission to …

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 …

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 …

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 …