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THE HIGH OCTANE RIDE: FRESHERS NIGHT ‘12
“Dance like nobody's watching,
Love like you've never been hurt,
Sing like nobody's listening,
Live like it's heaven on earth”
An apt quote to describe the sumptuous freshers' party for the MBA batch of 2012-14, organised by the seniors on 17th August, 2012. As with all freshers' parties, the gist of this night was to make every Y’14 MBA student feel like being an integral part of the IIT-K family, younger and ever new to take the challenge of the years ahead, ever fresh through the year and carrying the legacy ahead.
The proceedings started as early as 7pm, as all the students geared up for an evening of fun, enjoyment and relaxation. After ambiguity, predicament and lots of discussions over what to wear for the occasion, almost everyone reached the venue for the night, old SAC ground, by 7.15pm where the party finally began at around 7.45pm.
The event, compered by Sagar and Kanwardeep, kicked off with the Y’14 students being called on to stage in pairs and asked to perform according to certain situations. Now, every freshers' party usually involves a bit of friendly ragging, but everyone was in for a sweet surprise as the situations lined up for the participants were incredibly funny and hilarious, and had everyone in splits.
The events had participants performing in situational comic acts, dancing to sober as well as popular Bollywood item songs, mimicking popular personalities as well as using marketing concepts to sell totally awkward products to the audience, all of which were judged by a panel of seniors.
And how can a freshers' party be complete without crowning Mr and Miss Fresher? After two rounds of fun performances, where the freshers’ demonstrated their extra-curricular skills with fervour and a considerable amount of talent, the titles eventually went to Abhishek Pradhan and Tulika Awasthi as Mr and Miss Fresher, while Rajat Bhakri and Ankita Sahare were crowned as Mr Fantoosh and Miss Bindass respectively.
The evening finally came to its culmination, and with the mercury rising, the dance floor was left open for some unbridled high-octane exuberance. Colours of joy, happiness and togetherness could be seen in the students as the evening manifested youth and enthusiasm at its full flow. With pulsating ambience, flashing lights and foot tapping music, the DJ let the people shed all inhibitions and burn the dance floor. Few people, who were a bit reticent to step up and dance, eventually could not resist the latent dancers in them and joined in the party. All the hidden dancers came out with the typical unabashed and unrestrained dance moves, but as they say, we danced like nobody's watching, sang like nobody's listening and partied like it was the last day.
All in all, it was an evening to remember leaving behind memories to cherish for life. Gracias seniors!-Angshuman SarkarMBA 2012-14
“Opportunities multiply as
they are seized.” -Sun Tzu
am an IITian’, even after two months here at IIT Kanpur this one line still fills
our heart with excitement. Each one among the 54 students here who have started
the journey into the MBA programme of IIT Kanpur, batch of 2017-19, feels that
pride and with that equally realizes the responsibility it carries. We
started our journey here on 20th July. Meeting our batch mates for
the first time still feels thrilling. Though we knew each other through the
whatsapp/facebook group that was created by our seniors to make our
registration process as smooth as possible. We were given several assignments
before the registration to give us an inkling of the idea of how life at IIT
Kanpur is going to be. Assignments were planned in a way such that we get a hands-on
experience on case studies, presentations, group activities and article
reading. We began burning the midnight oil as a precursor to actually doing it,
and how! These assignments u…
“I am convinced
that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the
end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.” - Lawrence Bossidy, GE Human
resource is an asset on which companies wager immensely. To talk on this prevailing
topic, DIME at IIT Kanpur hosted Ms. Kiran Bhatia Tandon, Ex-Head, Talent
Acquisition, Stryker. In her career, spanning over a decade, she has had
experiences across diverse industries from Automobile to E-Commerce giving her a
bird’s eye perspective of the industry. As charismatic as you get, Ms. Kiran,
started off with asking us on the topics we wanted her to discuss upon, keeping
the interaction open and filled with candour. While
discussing the difference, she experienced in Automobile and Ecommerce, she
shared an anecdote which implied that it is always important for an HR Manager
to understand the mind-set of an employee with a substantially larger earning
potential than their own…
Leadership is one of the most desired traits for success in
life and MBA students at IIT Kanpur were fortunate to get a fresh perspective
on the topic from the top echelon of corporate world, when Mr Amit Kasliwal,
India head of corporate sales at Ford India visited the campus to interact with
Sir described leadership as the zeal to identify and solve
problems. Citing an example, sir said that India has a myriad of problems and
out of those; transportation was one of the major issues. Ford is dedicated to
solve this problem. Talking specifically about the corporate sales department,
he told that by selling cars to taxi operators, they created entrepreneurs, thereby
solving the problem of job creation at that level.
Further describing leadership, sir claimed that a leader
must have a long term view, and should be enthusiastic about other’s agenda,
thereby creating opportunities and ‘win-win’ situations. According to sir, and
rightly so, sustainable leadership can be …