An Open Letter to the Batch of 2017-19

Dear Fachch(i)as, First off, huge congratulations on making it here. I can understand the jubilation and trepidation that you guys might be feeling right now. I felt the same exactly one year ago. Over this year, I realized that this campus can provide an enriching experience to any student irrespective …

Bounteous mother, prodigal son

I finish packing and place my bags outside my room. As I step out, I see a lady sitting in the living room, relaxing on her chair reading an old book. While she is considered very attractive by modern standards, her beauty scarce betrays her age, wisdom and intellect. A …

Information Exchange on Student Exchange

170+ outgoing students each year. 5 continents. 33 countries. 60 partner universities. While we don’t have a strict barometer for comparison, one can hazard a guess that IIM Ahmedabad’s student exchange network is perhaps the most extensive among all universities in the country. For the uninitiated, student exchange, as the …

Beyond the Casemats

“Do barriers of entry make an industry attractive or unattractive?” asked the professor as he turned to face a class of 90. He is joking right? We are about to complete one year at IIMA and he asks us this question? Barriers are unattractive or they wouldn’t be called barriers. …

Of Myths and Reality

I came across a book extract about the paradox of choice explaining how a multitude of choices makes one more stressed out than having fewer options that entail relatively straight-forward decisions. I must acknowledge it to be a first-world problem but it certainly is the one that quite a few …

An A perspective

  For most this may seem like a “first world problem”ish article, but who said that they aren’t fun? To begin with, “Animals may not have been hurt during this process” (except may be for the dogs we would bump into while running for the 8:45 class) but life sure …

Inviting Applications for A Day @ IIMA – Joy of Giving Week

Like every year, IIM Ahmedabad would be celebrating Joy of Giving week this year from October 6 to 12. Prayaas, the NGO on campus, will be conducting this week. IIMA has a strong legacy of celebrating the Joy of Giving week with events such as Wish Tree, Clothes collection drive …

Win-wians!

  The victorious contingent of Wimwians, as students of IIM A are called, landed safely back on home soil today with the spoils of Sangharsh – the inter IIM A, B, C, L sports meet, firmly in their grasp. It was a sensational display of sporting prowess and the best …

Understanding India – an exchange perspective

(Daniel Warmuth is an exchange student at IIM Ahmedabad. He is currently studying Strategy, Innovation & Management Control at the WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business. Born in Vienna, Austria, he can be found mingling with his local and exchange friends at the sports complex, tennis courts, one …

IIM-A launches Heritage Club

Ahmedabad, with its rich and diverse history, has always been a favorite destination for visitors looking to soak in the cultural milieu. It’s no wonder then, that heritage walks and history trails have found great resonance with the students of the institute, with many a weekend trails to parts of …