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Want to know about how placements at ISB work? Here is how it all starts:

"Pre-Placement Talks"

Placements are the most highly-discussed, significant and anticipated (with equal portions of stress and excitement) event at any B-School, including the ISB. Placement season usually begins in late November with Day 1, but it is precluded by Pre-Placement Talks (PPTs) which herald the imminent saga of placements.

PPTs are organised by the Career Advancement Council (a student body) in conjunction with Career Advancement Services team (part of the school administration).

Why?

PPTs are sessions held by recruiting companies at the campus (in some instances by tele-presence) to introduce the organisation, it’s culture and the roles being offered (usually) and to allow them to answer questions prospective applicants might have. Simultaneously, it allows recruiters to gauge the interest level of the students and serves as a critical first impression for first-time recruiters.

While most major recruiters conduct PPTs, not every recruiter does so.

Who?

The recruiters are usually represented by the senior management (Principal/Director/VP/Co-Founder) which can often include a few ISB alums, ISB recruits from the last year and an HR personnel.

All students are eligible to attend any PPT and there is no cap on the maximum no. of PPTs one can attend. To ensure attendance at all PPTs across the months, each student is allocated a few PPTs that they are expected to mandatorily attend, which they easily can swap with another classmate if desired.

When?

They are conducted in a phased manner, usually a few weeks before the commencement of the interview process of the company. The first PPTs start as early as late August/September with the frequency picking up as Day 1 draws close, continuing until almost a week before Day 1. Students are usually informed a few days in advance and these are always held outside regular class hours, though there might be two PPTs going on simultaneously in rare instances.

Where?

PPTs are held at both campuses, with several companies sending teams to Hyderabad as well as Mohali, while some companies prefer to connect via video-conference.

What?

The PPT begins with the guests introducing themselves, following which a senior employee usually takes the audience through a slideshow that includes:

· Introduction of the company
· Its major businesses
· Leadership profile
· Geographical coverage
· Organisation structure
· Values and work culture
· Growth areas

Most companies discuss the roles being offered that year with respect to the job description, eligibility, preferred background and experience etc. Companies may or may not reveal the exact CTC at the time.

The slideshow is usually followed by an alum discussing his/her experience and journey at the organisation and may also include his interview process and what helped him/her land the role. The HR personnel may step in to cover any other details. Post this, the floor is opened for questions, moderated by the campus placement team. Students usually enquire about the job role, eligibility and work environment.

The PPTs usually last between 45mins to 1.5 hours. Almost all companies participate in an informal break-out session outside the venue, where students can engage in free-wheeling one-on-one conversations with the team and network.

How?

There are several ways a prospective applicant can leverage a PPT to his/her advantage.

The most critical is obtaining an understanding of the company and role and assessing his/her personal fit. Once that is established, he/she can use the PPT to ask insightful questions about the organisation to demonstrate interest and knowledge, and network with alums who are usually very helpful when preparing for the process later.

Tip: Researching the team on LinkedIn prior to/during the PPT can immensely help in finding the relevant person to connect with and strike a more fruitful a conversation with them.
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FROM ISB Admissions Blog: The Prism that is Pride
Originally celebrated in memory of the Stonewall riots in New York in 19(69), every year in June, homosapiens all over the world celebrate Pride Month. Overtime, pride has evolved to become a movement that recognizes and celebrates sexual diversity. It aims to increase awareness amongst the members of society, and help the misinformed and straight-minded broaden their horizons.

Much like a prism, it helps people realise that though we may have a pre-conceived notion about the colour of light (i.e., it’s white), light, much like love is a combination of every colour there is. At ISB this year, the Co19 held its second annual pride parade on June 30th, 2018 across both the campuses at Hyderabad and Mohali.

The run-up to the parade saw the campus decked in rainbow colours, discussions on Section 377, and awareness sessions on the ISB radio amongst other activities. The actual pride parade saw an attendance of 400+ students across both campuses, and it ended in a carnival that boasted a street play, a flash mob, rainbow cupcakes, games and even cotton candy. The student community came together to show their support towards creating an inclusive environment in a sea of diversity.

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Whilst the times they are a-changing, one could argue that it is only the Louis Armstrong generation that was insensitive to such differences. The Tentacions of today are wired differently and should probably focus on more pertinent issues, like how little doggos and old puppers have taken over the internet. However, that would be a deterministic statement to make about a stochastic reality. Not all genocide is tangible; some of it is purely psychological.

At the risk of sounding naïve, I’d like to end by saying that there will soon be a day where we will no longer need this Prism of Pride. It may take time to erase centuries of socially inherited prejudice, but the function of time is empirically exponential. Till then, I’m sure we’ll find ways to forge genuine bonds of solidarity with all people irrespective of who they choose to love.

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The Business of Family — The Hindujas –Https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/podcast-the-business-of-family-the-hindujas-2732971.html



Why Family Philanthropy will Gain Importance in Resolving Today’s Challenges-Http://www.forbesindia.com/article/imd-business-school/why-family-philanthropy-will-gain-importance-in-resolving-todays-challenges/50761/1



Tech Savvy Next Gens Urged to Bridge the Family Digital Divide –
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Europe has Fewer Family-Run Firms but they’re Worth More  – http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/65065288.cms?Utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
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FROM ISB Admissions Blog: An August Australian Affair
“Accounting is the best shield any system has against corruption.”

These were words spoken at the very outset by Her Eminence, Ms. Harinder Sidhu, right after the initial round of introductions with a bunch of future MBA graduates, and one could easily estimate that this was going to be an insightful interactive session. It was her first visit to the Hyderabad Campus of Indian School of Business and was accompanied by fellow diplomat and Australian Consul General in Chennai, Ms Susan Grace. Representing ISB were the Deputy Dean, Directors of Admissions and Marketing Communications teams along with a few other officials, and a contingent of 12 students representing the Public Policy Club, Women in Business Club, Debating Club and the Marketing Communications Council of the GSB. In an expansive discussion over tea, the HC enlightened the gathering with her experience and take on a plethora of domains ranging from climate change to women leadership to immigration into Australia and even sports. Throughout the session ,the HC was at her candid best and was brimming in enthusiasm to speak on any topic that was raised during the discussion.

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A senior diplomat, Ms. Sidhu spoke about her ancestry (and the India connection) and thereafter her journey through the ranks of the Australian Foreign Service, and the challenges she had to encounter therein. She was extremely upbeat about promoting leadership initiatives for women and working with ISB in programs such as the Women In Leadership and Entrepreneurship (WLEP). She mentioned how the times have indeed taken a course for the better back in her homeland for women leaders – be it in the government or otherwise, and how India was showing a positive trend in that regard, although much remained to be accomplished in the years to come .

In the domain of public policy too, she took keen interest in learning about ISB driven initiatives such as India Insights and spoke at length about how young business graduates have substantial pedigree on offer to tackle some of the core issues crippling efficient administration of a nation state. Recounting a few memorable anecdotes from her journey, she expressed how she had been a part of multiple federal budgets and fiscal policy drafting committees, how she handled the 9/11 crisis being a part of the PM’s defense and security team (with the PM being in Washington himself when the fateful incident took place), and how thereafter, she was an integral part of the team that oversaw an overhaul of the Australian Intelligence framework.

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The topics that probably gained maximum traction during he discussion were Climate Change and the role of China in the Asia-Oceanian landscape in particular, and the world- scape in general. As to climate change, the HC highlighted how it is much easier proselytised than enacted into policy bindings due to the tremendously unexplored grey areas in the subject when it came to societal consciousness.She reiterated that it is and never was a dichotomy of either being for or against – as is projected in International summits like the ones in Kyoto or Paris and how the internal struggles are rather disparate than what meets the foreign eye. On the topic of China relations, the HC mentioned that the underlying and overarching theme which defines country relations, especially for a nation like hers that is heavily dependent on imports of a wide genre of things, trade relations define the crux of the relationship between any country and theirs. And that is where China emerges as a power player not only in this context but globally so. However, she did reiterate that fundamentally the Indo-Australian relation over time has developed organically and has been buttressed with a “live and let live” approach when it comes to diplomatic ties.

She envisioned this bond growing only stronger in the years to come. She also mentioned that how she believed in the importance of India as a strategic partner to Australia, and how she herself chose to be posted as the HC here after rejoining the foreign service office back in 2013, after donning multiple hats in different government functions.

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In the Q&A session towards the end, there were a wide variety of domains touched upon which prominently included sports in India and how Australia could play a role in helping India look beyond cricket. The HC expressed delight in the progress she witnessed upon her visit to a SAI Regional Centre in Chandigarh wherein visiting Australian coaches from a range of sporting domains continually assessed and assisted Indian athletes.

She saw it as an avenue of exploration that would only get better with time. The HC was also asked about Australia’a take on immigration and specifically, the migration from the sub-continent, to which she unabashedly replied that post the 1970s, Australia has welcomed immigrants in the form of students as well as skilled workers with arms wide open, and shall continue to do so. She mentioned the dearth of software engineers on Aussie soil and how India is playing and needs to keep playing a major role in helping them shore up the necessary technical workforce. The migration of unskilled workers however, remained a hotly contested area in Australian politics and it was difficult to ascertain a definite outcome to it.

By the time it was occasion to bid goodbyes and click a few farewell photographs together (duly including selfies), there had been an excellent flow of information in topics meaty as well as light-hearted, and everyone present did sport visible delight to have been a part of the session – the students and team ISB, absorbing the knowledge and the insights shared aplenty; and the diplomats taking their understanding and love for this vibrant nation of ours, at least a tiny notch higher.

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FROM ISB Admissions Blog: The General Speaks
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The General Speaks
It is a moment of significant weightiness when you are present in a room with two Generals and a Colonel of the Indian Army and some of the brightest management students of the country, correlating strategies of war and social transformation with problems of life and business.

The event was the visit of Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain, a retired three-star General whose last assignment was as the Military Secretary of the Indian Army. The regular good morning wishes were replaced by a resounding ‘Jai Hind’. The audience listened in rapt attention as the General recounted many a story of valor, gave instances of maverick decision-making in a leadership setting.

He elucidated the methods of transactional leadership, commitment and trust which uphold the culture of the Indian Amy. He also paid homage to the legendary Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw and the decorated General Kodendera Subayya Thimayya and their styles of command. He delineated eight limbs of leadership which he had formulated through a keen sense of observation, attention to detail and constant attempts at connecting the dots.

Speaking about the power of Intellect, he narrated stories of how, as the in-charge of an army war school, he empowered army officers (Read: “Tigers”) with tactical battle skills, courage and most importantly, knowledge (Read: “to Earn their Stripes”). Promotion of optimal usage of army resources, instilling self-confidence among officers and staff alike, incentivizing performance and promoting quality education gave quite a few pointers to the future Business leaders in the room.

His interactions with army-men of all ranks and people from all strata of society, helped him gain a holistic perspective of scenarios and find amicable solutions to seemingly impossible status-quo problems, be it at the war school or in the valley.

This went hand in hand with the idea of power of empathy, for which he is very well known, and which was in part responsible for the near resolution of the conflicts in Kashmir post the turmoil from June 2008 to November 2010. Giving instances of his time in Uri he emphasized the need to get rid of arrogance and to be sensitive in matters of failure.

The General spoke at length on the power of appreciation and recounted the story of Subedar Major and Honorary Captain Bana Singh, a recipient of Param Vir Chakra and how his valiant effort, helped us recapture the critical mountain peak in Siachen from Pakistani infiltrators.

In explaining the power of emerging from failures he narrated the awe-inspiring tale of Major General Ian Cordozo who rose from the ashes and overcame challenges to achieve even greater heights. So much so that the army had to tweak rules to acknowledge his capability by reinstating him despite his disability.

He also spoke about the power of Self-Esteem, power of Emerging from failures and the power of focus and corroborated several examples from his life to explain them. He also gave us a peek at his impossibly packed schedule and his modus operandi during active service years. I am sure like me, most students in the room, who routinely complain about the rigors of the ISB life, would have felt stupid looking at the regime this fifty-something year old man followed even during his later years of service.

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The General elucidated his approach for long term conflict resolution in the valley drawing from the proof of concepts he ran as the GOC of the army amidst the disturbing state of affairs in Kashmir (2010 onward) which is analogous to its current state. He embarked on the following ideas at a strategic level:

  • Consultation with all sections of society and subsequent inclusion in decision making.
  • Restoration of people’s self-esteem.
  • Promoting learning, education and subsequently, informed decision making.
  • The constant evolution of strategies and to be able to anticipate the future event.
  • Doing a ROI calculation from a social perspective which might not be obvious at the onset.
At the tactical level, he initiated several seemingly simple but highly effective methods which resonated very well with the masses and helped bring back normalcy. Some of them are detailed below:

  • Building on the enthusiasm of 2011 Cricket World Cup and the IPL 4, he started the Srinagar Cricket League. The army efficiently carried out the tournament (three hundred and ninety matches) which had widespread participation from locals across the valley and practically kept four hundred thousand people off the streets. The tournament was carried out at about one five-hundredth cost of what BCCI would have incurred. Reason being, the motivation was social welfare and not personal profit. This tournament also brought out players who gained repute in future national tournaments. Some of these teams also played with Rotarians and interacted with the likes of Ganguly and Manoj Tiwari during their stint at Kolkata.
  • Focus on skill development of people through vocational training centers and efforts to provide them sources of income.
  • Army runs several schools in Kashmir which are now benchmarks of quality education and there is a rush of people wanting to send their children to these schools.
  • Organizing public gatherings (‘Awami Sunwai’) where the army, politicians, bureaucrats, educationists and the masses could come down and voice their opinions and concerns freely. This broke the ice and people gradually started gaining trust.
In the highly stimulating Q&A that followed, the General, speaking of China, mentioned the unlikeliness of India getting into a head-on conflict in the next twenty years while One Road One Belt (OROB) is not fully functional. He pointed out that the Indian Ocean was the lifeline of energy supplies for China at this point. While transgressions like Doklam or in Sikkim or Arunachal have been frequent in the recent past, they are merely a deception to keep India distracted in the mountains while China quietly builds their naval arsenal. Sun Tzu would agree, saying, “All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” Also, India’s failure to keep pace with China (in terms of Media, Legal and Cyberwarfare as well as conventional warfare) and to an extent even with Pakistan in terms of gathering intelligence (several decades post-independence; though we are now slowly catching up). Given the volume of trade between India and China, a war in the near future seems a distant possibility, though, we are essentially corroding our bargaining power in economic and political matters by not keeping up in the game of military supremacy.

All in all, the students and the ISB community gained major lessons in historical and social context, which we often do not find in textbooks and can only be gained through experience of being in the thick of it all. The students gave a standing ovation to the been-there-done-that-General who left all of us with goosebumps.  This evening would remain forever etched in a lot of minds.

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  • Wipro to acquire India services of US-based Alight Solutions -https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/wipro-to-acquire-india-services-of-us-based-alight-solutions/articleshow/65070540.cms
  • Hindalco arm Novelis to acquire Aleris for $2.58 bn - https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/hindalco-arm-novelis-to-acquire-aleris-for-2-58-bn-118072600895_1.html
  • UPL has emerged as prime challenger to the four global giants who control most of the agrochemicals market- https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/company/corporate-trends/upl-has-emerged-as-prime-challenger-to-the-four-global-giants-who-control-most-of-the-agrochemicals-market/articleshow/65142638.cms
  • New wave of next-generation leaders take charge of global businesses-http://www.campdenfb.com/article/new-wave-next-generation-leaders-take-charge-global-businesses
  • Birmingham family firm wins £11m military medals deal- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-44970111
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  • Wipro to acquire India services of US-based Alight Solutions –https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/wipro-to-acquire-india-services-of-us-based-alight-solutions/articleshow/65070540.cms
  • Hindalco arm Novelis to acquire Aleris for $2.58 bn – https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/hindalco-arm-novelis-to-acquire-aleris-for-2-58-bn-118072600895_1.html
  • UPL has emerged as prime challenger to the four global giants who control most of the agrochemicals market- https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/company/corporate-trends/upl-has-emerged-as-prime-challenger-to-the-four-global-giants-who-control-most-of-the-agrochemicals-market/articleshow/65142638.cms
  • New wave of next-generation leaders take charge of global businesses-http://www.campdenfb.com/article/new-wave-next-generation-leaders-take-charge-global-businesses
  • Birmingham family firm wins £11m military medals deal- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-44970111
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FROM ISB Admissions Blog: Neutralizing Gender in Sports at ISB: One Disc-in at a Time
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Disc in – called by player to signal that the disc is in play, the game is on!

Having arrived at ISB in a whirl of ‘I can’t believe I got in’ frenzy, I, like every other student, resolved to make this a year of experiential learning. On my quest for experiences, I came across an invitation to attend a frisbee workshop during O week; this was my introduction to the world of Ultimate Frisbee.

The first ISB frisbee workshop that I attended had alums, who already seemed like the titans to us mortals, whisking a frisbee back and forth across a 100-meter field in the most graceful manner. Someone mentioned that the game was first invented in 1968, and in recent times has really increased in popularity. The alums also mentioned the fact that this was a self-regulated sport that also emphasized gender neutrality, but I was too enchanted by the flying frisbees to fully register what this meant.

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It was only weeks later, when I watched a girl walk onto the field like she belonged there, and out played every single guy on the field that I started to further ponder the alums’ words. An Ultimate Frisbee team consists of 7 players, of which 3 at least are always women. Having had some experience in tennis, I observed the disparity in strength and speed between that of a man and woman; differentiating the competition by gender made sense to me there. This is the case with many sports played across the world. However, Ultimate Frisbee is all about the wrist movement, game sense, and quick movements. The girl mentioned above out-maneuvered taller, stronger, longer-legged opponents with superior technique, a perceptive read of the game, and explosive movements; and that is the beauty of this sport.

How many times, in the past, have we shied away like skittish horses when awkward subjects such as sexuality, feminism and gender diversity have come up? But now, we are in a bubble of knowledge and enlightenment. The students that come to ISB are well-read, well-travelled, and (not counting the little ones), worldly. When people talk about sexual fluidity here, they are not scorned; when people advocate for transgender rights, they are not booed; and when I say that there should be no ‘best woman athlete’ award but just a ‘best athlete’ award, I am not scoffed at. A major reason for this is the culture cultivated by the alums; and one of the main advocates of this culture is frisbee

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Basically, what I’m trying to say here folks is, ditch football, come play frisbee! (just kidding, just kidding). What I’m trying to say is that, we have been introduced to a new-age sport that provides everyone with an equal opportunity to thrive – be they men, women, hand-eye coordination challenged, vertically challenged or suffering from nerd-syndrome – so, let’s come out and play, ISBians!

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  • Yogesh Agrawal’s positivity helped Ajanta Pharma grow from Rs 25-26 cr in ’90s to over Rs 9,000 cr- https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/blast-from-the-past-when-yogesh-agrawal-was-proud-of-ajanta-pharmas-3000-sq-ft-rd-facility-in-1996/articleshow/65142522.cms
  • Manipal group in talks to buy AMRI from Emami for up to Rs 1,000 crore –https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/healthcare/biotech/healthcare/manipal-group-in-talks-to-buy-amri-from-emami-for-up-to-rs-1000-crore/articleshow/65249892.cms
  • Max Life set to add 145 branches, lines up Rs 250-crore expansion plan –https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/healthcare/biotech/healthcare/max-life-set-to-add-145-branches-lines-up-rs-250-crore-expansion-plan/articleshow/65191609.cms
  • Awakening The Sleeping Board Of Directors – https://www.forbes.com/sites/dennisjaffe/2018/08/01/awakening-the-sleeping-board-of-directors/#401a8a884246
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Family Businesses: Promoters’ Skin in the Game 2001-2017 – The research study reveals the pattern of increasing stake of promoters in NSE and BSE listed family firms –

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A 28-year-old scion is earning the spurs at $13 billion JSW Group – Next Generation leader bringing fresh energy to JSW is the focus of this article-

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Navroze Leaves Godrej & Boyce Executive Director Post  –  The article discusses the changes in next-generation leadership at the Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.

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A generational shift in corporate governance – Article describes, how a few family businesses are taking governance to the next level –

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FROM ISB Admissions Blog: AIKYA 2018 In A Glimpse
Hyderabad: The Host Family Network Program of the Indian School of Business, AIKYA, has been one of the oldest and most sought-after student engagement initiatives. The program aims to give students an opportunity to interact with some of the most elite families of the city, seek guidance – personal and professional – in a conducive and distinctly familial setup. AIKYA’18 symbolized the commencement of this tradition for PGP Co2019 and was launched with much fanfare on Sunday, the 29th of July.

The focus of this year’s event was to give a rich and unforgettable experience to the AIKYA families and no stone was left unturned to achieve the same. Right from the warm reception of families by their respective students to their entertainment at the Khemka auditorium, the minutest elements of the event were meticulously planned. For the ease of families, student profiles were shared upfront with the families to facilitate ice-breaking. This year, AIKYA saw the on-boarding of 5 new families. Over 200 students became a part of the program, one of the largest participation AIKYA has seen till date.

The theme of Royalty reflected from every element of décor: from the Welcome Rangoli, to the Palatial grandeur of Khemka and the Atrium lobby. Every inch of the décor was deigned in-house and were contributed by the AIKYA Core Team and the Spouses & Families Association. In the run up to the launch event, Radio Club hosted Team AIKYA on the talk show “AIKYA Hai Kya” at ISB’s Radio Channel Iisb.

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The cultural program began with the Welcome Address by the Lead Coordinator: AIKYA’18, Ankur Badonia in Khemka. Professor Rajendra Shrivastava, Dean: ISB, officially inaugurated the program by addressing the audience. This was followed by the lamp lighting ceremony during which the stage was graced by Professor Ramabhadran Thirumalai, Dean: Academic Programs, some of the oldest AIKYA families & the President: Graduate Student Board, Nitya Samuel.

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The stage was set for the performances to begin and the Dance Club’s Footwork Factory with its eloquent welcome dance “Ghoomar” won everyone’s hearts. The Theatre Club then presented a beautiful play portraying the dynamic life of ISB and the significance of AIKYA in students’ lives. Amidst a thunderous round of applause from the audience, all the esteemed 35 AIKYA families were introduced with their names projected on the large Khemka screen.

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Following the family introductions, a mesmerizing royal dance performance “Deewani” by the Footwork Factory enchanted everyone in Khemka & the beautiful “Shayari – Jugalbandi” by the Poetry SIG left the audience awestruck. With its final performance for the day, the Footwork Factory set the stage on fire with the victory song “Malhaari”. The showstopper of the night was a medley of Hindi & Telugu songs performed by the Music Club. The cultural program ended with a vote of thanks, delivered by the Director: Student Life Council, Anusha MD.

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After the cultural event, the families headed for the gala dinner at Atrium. Even as some families had dinner, others were found busy clicking memorable pictures at the AIKYA Photobooth with a stunning palace background. A souvenir photo frame with pictures taken at the photo booth was presented to the AIKYA families as a token of gratitude. Lastly, families left their memories of the launch event on the AIKYA Experience Board. The evening has served as a splendid beginning to the AIKYA tradition for Co2019 and has solidified the bonds which will only get stronger during the year.

A few messages from the families summarizing their experience at the event:

“The best of the AIKYA performance in the last 7 years. Kudos! Blessed to have such a lovable extended family. Looking forward to our bonding”

“Really very great planning and coordination by all students. Wishing you all the very best in time coming”

”Wonderful interacting with students on a one to one basis. You guys are talented. Keep shining. Enjoyable evening”

“Thank you AIKYA! Lovely Performance”

“The performances were definitely best so far in ISB History”

“Absolutely superb reopening to AIKYA tradition. We really enjoyed all performances & look forward to an engaging & fun year with our new family”

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Article Courtesy: The AIKYA Organizing Team
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