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Life of a ‘Sneakerhead’

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When you go out, what is the thing that you put on to make your outfit look on point? It could be that one shirt that makes you stand out like a “green hat with an orange bill” (the Eminem fans should get that reference). This piece of clothing or accessory is the one thing that gives you confidence and makes you feel like a million bucks. For me, it’s my sneakers. I am what you might call a “sneakerhead” or “sneakgeek”. The term simply defines the fact that a person, is a sneaker How-to-Be-a-Sneakerheadenthusiast. My love for shoes goes way back to when I was a kid. I saw a pair of light up shoes, and I knew I needed them, and when I did, all I did was wear them all day and everywhere. I wore them so much that I did not care even if they were falling apart. When I got older, I started drawing little sketches of shoes in the corners and the back pages of my books at times, dreaming what it would be like to own my own line of sneakers. It was then I found out about Michael Jordan and his line of shoes with Nike, titled aptly the “Air Jordans” or the hip hop/ rap group Run DMC who signed a contract with Adidas back in the day. It was then I realized, the dream wasn’t just a dream anymore.

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Leadership Series- Hyderabad Metro Rail Project by Shri NVS Reddy

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IMT Hyderabad had the opportunity to invite a prominent personality, Shri NVS Reddy, Managing Director of Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited, to give his valuable insights to the students. With over 33 years of managerial experience, Mr. NVS Reddy has held several senior government positions. He has contributed to systematic improvements in Indian Railways and won many awards. He is presently heading the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project.

Shri NVS Reddy started his speech by stating that every person is here to make a difference to the society and that the young generation is in a fortunate position as they have many facilities which they can use to their advantage. He expressed his belief in the young generation to bring about change in the society through innovation.banner-metro
He quoted that ideas pursued with courage and conviction make the impossible possible. He also encouraged the students to take risks and not be afraid of failures or obstacles in the process.

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A Traveller’s Diary

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If someone were to pay for my travelling expenses, believe me, you wouldn’t ever see me again…such is my passion for travelling. It lets you discover yourself. Even better if you do it alone! You tend to enjoy your own company, you starts to love and care for yourself and most importantly- you seek freedom. Freedom from the grind, the hustle and bustle of a chaotic life.

A few years ago, I went on a trip to ladakh-winterLadakh and soon enough realized that I had started off on a journey, a journey which was more rewarding than the destination!
Several thoughts flooded my mind, and I felt that the  impulse to travel was a mental and physical curiosity. Travelling is a passion with the highest physical and mental involvement, and I can’t understand why some people say they wouldn’t want to do it. Travel while you can, even if it means you saving money for it because the experience you get out of it is much more valuable than money. You see life in everything, you come close to not only nature but also to yourself.

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Leadership Series: Opportunities and Challenges in Banking industry in India by Shri. Arun Tiwari

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It was indeed a great opportunity for IMT, Hyderabad to be have invited Shri. Arun Tiwari, the chairman and managing director of Union Bank of India on 28th January, 2017. He has an extensive knowledge in areas as diverse as banking, finance and computer programming. He has undergone training at prestigious institutions, like: Kellogg School of Management, Indian School of Business-Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai.IMG_6085Shri Tiwari started the dissertation by talking about the scenario of the banking sector in India as well as across the globe and the opportunities this nation has due to the demographic advantage and stability and that all banks in India follow Basel III norms which have set very high standards of performance.

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Periodos’17-Day 2

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Our passion for sports represents the true Phoenixes. The mythological creatures symbolize virtue and grace, a representation of resurrection and victory. This magnificent bird is the official mascot of Periodos 4.0. When the old and aged bird burns out, a new off-spring rises from its ashes.  With this belief; learning from our mistakes and tending to our wounds, rejuvenated, we rise up to go into the 2nd day of the battle.

All the players had already started their practice early in the morning, curious about the final day’s outcome. I went up to one of them and asked him, “What is going on in your mind, how are you feeling?” He just smiled and replied “Remember that guy that gave up?” ;puzzled by this I asked “Who?”, he then answered “Nobody does.” With that he went back to his practice and I got my answer. The arrangements were done, the ground was set, the crowd roaring and cheering for their teams, today will be ever so much beautiful than yesterday. Let the games begin.
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The battle included of six sports which were Cricket, Football, Throwball, Volleyball, Basketball and Table Tennis; and a digital war called Counter Strike! This battle which meant a humongous deal to all the armies who participated was fueled with the spirit of sportsmanship and positivity instead of blood and gore. The armies involved in the annual sports fest or battle as I am referring to it, were IMT Nagpur, SIBM Hyderabad, IBS Hyderabad, NMIMS Hyderabad, NICMAR Hyderabad, Guru Nanak Business School Hyderabad and IMT Hyderabad.

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Periodos- Day 1

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Sunshine on a winter morning is looked forward by everyone. 21’st January began on this very note, perfect for sports. Periodos’17 was off to an ideal start, with the weather playing the good guy for a change and not freezing people into human popsicles that it usually does.

With the official opening ceremony done the previous night in a grand manner, the day was open to jump directly into what Periodos’17 was all set to be- 2 days of ultimate exhilaration and pure sporting fun. The day began with people’s favorite- football. The host team, IMT Hyderabad was matched up to play with its sister from the central part of the country, IMT Nagpur. Both the teams were kitted up and full of energy going into their first match, and they took to the ground running, literally.DSC_0294

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Periodos’17- The opening ceremony

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Troth.Pride.Glory. Three words that define any sport to its fullest. Three words on which the grand, two-day event has been built. Periodos 4.0, as the students and faculty fondly call it, has already surpassed the number of registrations seen by the college in previous years. If last year was any indication of how the events were going to transpire, the students are in for a treat this year!

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This year’s opening ceremony was graced by the faculty mentor and the driving force behind the sports club of IMT Hyderabad, ALTIUS, Dr.Sourabh Bhattacharya, along with Dr. Shabnam Priyadarshini, and Murthy Pujari sir. Prachi Tyagi, one of the members of the organizing committee of the event, introduced Periodos and its evolution through the past years. It was indeed a moment of great pride for the college to be hosting an event at such large scale. Dr.Sourabh Bhattacharya, Dr.Shabnam Priyadarshini and Murthy Pujari sir were henceforth requested to ignite the symbolic lamp to begin the event on an auspicious note.

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Lohri- The Harvest Festival

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The Indian culture is amazing and a person has so many reasons to celebrate, every Indian can and will have a reason to cheer and enjoy all of the festivities. Be it spiritual or geographical phenomenon; the same day or the same night is celebrated across the country with equal enthusiasm and immense joy. One such reason for the Indian folklore to celebrate is Lohri or should I say Sankranti, Pongal or Bihu? These are Festivals that fall in the Indian calendar month of Pus (Pousha), and in the very second week of the beginning of English calendar.

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Impact of Digital Technology on Marketing- By Prof. Jagdish N Sheth

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Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs.” – Peter Drucker

 

dpp_023 (1)A fine Friday evening was all set to welcome a very esteemed guest at IMT Hyderabad. Born in 1938, he is famously known as the “Father of CRM” and very renowned business consultant. He is the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.

It was indeed an honour to have bought Prof. Jagdish N Sheth to our campus to offer a small workshop on the topic “Impact of Digital Technology on Marketing”. With over five decades of academic, consulting and various other leadership positions it was a pleasure to witness him live at IMT Hyderabad.  The list of his contribution to the world of Consulting, Marketing and Relationship Management is endless with a number of accolades and research papers under his name.

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Demonetization and its soul crushing effects on the students of IMT, Hyderabad

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One fine November evening, our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi Ji, decided to cease the usage of all Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes in India. The announcement was made during an unscheduled live telecast at 20:15 hours.

The government claimed that the demonetisation was an effort to stop counterfeiting of the current banknotes allegedly used for funding terrorism, as well as a crack down on black money in the country.

1478676599-9203Although most of us applauded the smart move made to improve our country, the fear of doing transactions was apparent on everyone’s clueless faces.
I still remember rushing to the cafeteria in an attempt to get Rs.500 ka chhutta but the guy denied straightaway. Then began the pain every IMTian went through, living in the outskirts of Hyderabad, surviving weeks without cash.
So, I thought why not have a last laugh on our situation. Better than crying right!?
1. Our reaction on hearing the news.
People possessing notes of SUCH HIGH denomination were heartbroken.
Modi Ji, why you do this?

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