31st August: Talk by Avinash Birader of EduPristine

31st August witnessed a guest lecture by Mr Avinash Birader of EduPristine. EduPristine New Knowledge Management Pvt Ltd is a leading training academy for CFA, FRM and such internationally recognized courses. Mr Birader explained in great detail how completing such courses would greatly benefit an individual’s career in finance. He also spoke on the various trends followed by students the world over. His friendly style made the whole seminar seem more like a conversation.

The event was organized by InFINite- the finance club at SIMS.

30th Aug: 4th Inter-institute SIU Swimming Competition

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The 4th Annual SIU Inter-Institute swimming championship was held at the SCHC at SIMS, on 30th August 2013. Students of 15 different colleges under the SIU banner came forth to participate and the event was a roaring success. Out of 110 participants there were 53 boys and 47 girls. SIMS students (Arjun Sarwate, Jose Thomas, Rommel Majumdar and Niranjan) came second in the 4×25 metre Men’s Freestyle relay. SIT’s Kaustubh Chatorikar and SCMS- UG’s Sakshi Ahluwalia, where the stand out athletes in the event.

The event was managed and made a reality by the Sports cell, a motley crew of volunteers and was covered by the Editorial and Media Relations Cell.

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Bhutto, Media Bias and Lunch with Cyrus Bharucha

288660_159250414161560_272447489_oInterviewed and compiled by Akshant Dhruvraj (Batch 2013-15). Junior Editor @ Editorial and Media Relations Cell.

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Investigative journalists are becoming a rare commodity. In future the term might just be referred to as an oxymoron. Today anything and everything is breaking news, so much so that we might consider Priyanka Chopra’s affair with Shahrukh more important news than war in Syria. We have our media that sensationalizes every piece of journalistic brilliance that they can get their hands on, whether it be an India TV reporting about the haunted potholes of Mumbai or Times Now being…well…Times Now. (Are you listening Arnab Goswami).

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Mr. Cyrus Bharucha @ SIMS, Pune

Amongst all this, it’s refreshing to meet someone who comes from the old school of media and journalism. Remember that time, when journalistic accuracy was more important than garnering TRPs by making people use glycerine on “panel debate” shows.

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August Newsletter

EDITORIAL

Freedom is in the air. The sky is just waiting to be coloured with the beautiful saffron and green and in the midst of all this we bring this month’s edition in its true spirit: “Freedom”.

After the roaring success of last month’s “Pandemonium” we continue in our pursuit of enlightenment. “Happiness Machines” is an eye opener about the way advertising today fuels the wants of the Consumer. “Peer group approval – interviews redefined” elaborates about the inclusion of relaxed interviews by peers. “Illusion of Freedom” gives the pre and post orientation comparison of “freedom” as perceived by the student managers. “Gandhi, the Manager” presents an interesting take on how Mahatma Gandhi is probably the best manager our country could ever have.

Starting from this month we are introducing “The Month That Was” which briefly muses over the happenings of the previous month with a whiff of nostalgia. This issue covers the 360° talk by renowned nuclear scientist Dr. Anil Kakodkar, the enlightening insights shared by Mr. John Clark, MD, Credit Suisse, the funfilled ice breaking event between the senior and junior batch, the blood donation drive conducted by Pranay, and “Vichaar” the first Annual Inter Division Debate competition.

Wait, there is more! Continuing with the tradition this time’s Vox Pop divulges the student managers’ take on freedom and the notorious Rumour Mill in its tryst with tales is here again to befuddle you (Be careful where you’re standing?). Read on…

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