Monday, January 24, 2011

Its time to relax & enjoy!

Unmaad was an experience! Here comes the next for those who are inclined more towards traditional culturals.

Yamini 2011, a nocturnal cultural program organized by IIMB & SPICMACAY from January 25, 6PM to January 26, 6AM.

More information about Yamini and schedule @

Download the passes @

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Unmaad 2011 Day 2!

Bandh in Bangalore. What? No way!, its celebration time at IIMB.

In spite of the bandh today in Karnataka, it doesn't seemed to have even a single effect on day 2 of Unmaad 2011. Even though, we had our mid term exams, most of us managed to view the events and contest in many!

JAM, quizzes, dramatics and the list continues for the events that happened today. Is the cultural fest only about competitions? NO, we had our second workshop today which was on film making. There are other workshops like those on photography and artistic photography. Also there is a magic show and mentalist show by Nakul Shenoy tomorrow. We even had book reading session on 'Field'. The crowd puller among the competitions was BSOR - B School of Rock which saw fierce competition enjoyable to the audience and participants...

And to spice this all up, we had the pronite Indian Ocean & TAAQ!!!

Missing the fun??? 

Don't worry you have one more chance, see you tomorrow @ IIMB!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Development: A conundrum & its effects...

How is it that places such as US/Europe/MiddleEast/Japan 'developed' (as in material and consumer terms) like crazy - is it industrial revolution as a result of scientific spirit and the agency theory? 

Why has Africa/Asia not been that 'successful' or gung ho - is it because of subjugation of their populace by imperialist forces? Or was it a conscious decision? Some even put forth racial/genetic reasons, climate etc which I dont think is true. And are we now getting sucked in -  blindly following the West - taking the same damned route - these are making me think ....

We just follow MIT - Harvard Biz School and want to settle down in US etc. since we are able to get a 'good life' there? Am wondering... why this is so. 

Many are saying the 1991 liberalization in India has actually caused immense damage and increased the gap between have nots (life is tougher now) and haves in India due to the skewed development. However majority beneficiaries will not agree.

It is one thing to utilize the best resources and facilities (opportunistic/each takes care of themselves so everyone is happy story) - however what about the future? All the environmental devastation is now being replaced with 'green' tech - needed maybe, but in the first place greedy industrialization created all the devastation. A capitalist mindset, rapacious mindset from the time man had machines.

Some shining feats of engineering and technological marvels have come to the fore. However has it reached levels inhuman now? The workers and the managers - always way apart in all terms. Education itself again is like a means or a ticket to riches, is that the reason for education - standardized minds as output.  

And what about the recent financial mess... We cannot conveniently forget - something is to be changed in the system as a whole! Learning financial complex jugglery is fine when these financial instruments wreak havoc in the economy - isn't something wrong with the logic behind it all?

Qualified minds need to consciously think of reforms (which I am sure they are capable of) rather than use the same textbook formulas (with deep flaws) to continue running an ailing system - although this is easier due to the instant benefits available (milking the system). The rules are created by the people who can get richer by implementing them - finding economic value in everything and an economic angle to everything is quite obnoxious.

And the statement that I remember distinctly from Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park - We can only destroy ourselves (species) and not the world! Where are we going - greed and speed - the fatal keywords!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

PGSEM Admissions are now open!

Hey everyone!

Well actually, the admission portal has been open for quite a while, so it's high time for you to get started with the necessary formalities. There's been some confusion on the Yahoo! group about which links to look at, so here they are. Take some time to go through them.

General Info on the PGSEM Programme

PGSEM Admissions Announcement

Admission Procedure for PGSEM 2011

Online Application Portal

Best of luck to all the prospective candidates! We look forward to inviting your batch this year amongst these hallowed halls!

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