Games. Dance. Rains. This is how we Break the Ice.

This article is contributed by Akshaya Ravi (Batch 2014-16). Akshaya is a part of the JEdi ( Junior Editor) team for 2014-15.

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What is the most difficult thing for a Junior? Ask a senior out for an evening.

It has been more than a month since the new batch joined SIMS and seniors got back to the campus and until now we never got a chance to interact with the senior batch. As this is placement time for seniors and it is raining assignments on us, this is the perfect time where we have to get to know each other. In order to break the barriers and comfortably interact with each other, the Events cell organized Ice Breaker 2014 from 16th July 2014 to 18th July 2014.

Junior student managers were told to bring along a senior with them as their partner. Well, some were lucky whereas others had a hard time. The event started with musical chair where the juniors were seated facing the seniors in a circle. What happened if you don’t manage a seat when music stops? Well you get a Penalty- the most overused word of the season.  It was then, when we got to know about the hidden talents in our batch. The dancers (of all kinds), rappers, mimicry artist, polls and singers came into the limelight through this game. This was followed by games like Tug of War and arm-wrestling where in seniors and juniors battled it out to show their strength. No party is complete without dance. The event ended with a bang as everyone danced their heart content. Rains and buckets of water made the evening better. It was “Rain Dance” at SIMS after all.

An amazing show was organized up by the JETS. Although it was the first event organized by them, they kept their guests busy and entertained all along.

 

I,AN EARTHLING

This article is contributed by Gaurav Nayal (Batch 2013-15)

 

Earth. Our planet. Our home. Let me reiterate. Earth. My planet. My home. There are things when looked from a different perspective become different altogether. The reason why I changed ‘our’ to ‘my’ is because unless we change our perception towards the problems that plague planet earth from looking at them collectively to actually feeling them inside (within ourselves), we shall never be able to truly do anything tangible about them. So once again I say, unless I take the onus of being an earthling true to the sense of its meaning I shall hardly be able to make any difference to my planet at all.

Now what differences am I talking about making here. It’s simple really. Innumerable issues infesting Earth need immediate amendments. From  sustainable development and climate change(read global warming) to transnational organised crime, from global convergence of the IT sector to the pervasive rich-poor gap, from status of women to democratization, from clean water to education, from plea for peace and dodging conflict to increasing population and scarcity of resources, from global health issues to science and technology, from energy to pollution, from global foresight and decision making to anti-fur movements and much needed animal cruelty sensationalization, from everything that matters to everything you think does not just because it’s happening a thousand miles away from your cosy home; we need to tackle them all ! And together we can, if and only if each one of us does our own bit.

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Reaching The Pinnacle !!

This article is contributed by Lipakshi Gera (Batch 2014-16). Lipakshi is a part of the JEdi ( Junior Editor) team for 2014-15.

“Once we accept our limits we go beyond them”

                                               -Albert Einstein

 

The experience of metamorphosis is flabbergasting, 4-june-2014 with the commencement of a new account began a journey of self discovery .It instills in me a sense of pride that we all have been a part of this glorifying tradition and completed this rigorous journey. Orientation helped us to understand the meaning of “Symbiosis” from the morning wake up calls to the run for submission of assignments we have supported, bonded, helped, assisted and been dependent on each other and today life sans these new relationships seems inoperative.

The tik-tok of the clock kept us in rhythm and with each step there was a new learning experience; not missing the beat, matching steps and have the accurate synchronization with time. The 3 week long journey made us leader, manager and a team-player and this amalgamation is a strong foundation what SIMS has given us for building our dreams .The credit goes to the senior council members who are the best of actors, with there tough looks and brittle attitude and i us with fear for them. But like a caring pal, they heard all our stupid questions, cribbing sessions and silly excuses .

As they say tough times don’t last long  the orientation came to an end with a roar of relief and announcement of the junior council members. Life at SIMS is an extraordinary  journey to be cherished for life.!!!

 

A Note to the JEdi

This article is contributed by Mihir Haryal (Batch 2013-15). Mihir is a part of the JEdi ( Junior Editor) team for 2013-14.SIMS-blog-mihir

Tomorrow the first semester would come to an end, and I must admit it was great to be in a team with guys as great as you all.
The creative ocean that Nupur is, the boss in bhadrakali, the dependable Akshant, cheerful Akida, quiet and composed Tania, witty Shagun, cute Avneet, chilled out Shyam and Shrey.
I never thought I’d get close to being even the slightest amount of emotional here, but somehow it was difficult for me to withhold this message. You guys have given me some brilliant memories to cherish and I have found an adorable teacher in Smita. I love the pride I felt when we guys moved around as a team, the blue badge was of the few things that kept me clicking all the time, trying to fit my way into this team of gloriously talented people.
The high I felt at being in the Editorial was inebriating.  I’ll be honest here, I wasn’t sure if applying for the Ed Cell was the best decision back then, I’m glad that time proved me wrong. I generally prefer not to get close to people, but with the wonderful group of people at the cell I couldn’t help but be a fan of each one of you.SIMS- blog
I respect time for the unifying love it spreads, as much as I do that I can’t help but fear it, for things fade. I really hope that any day in the future when I look at the Ed Cell room, at the black t-shirt, at that badge, at the lovely people in the cell, at the newsletter at the Facebook page and those little things that defined us, I can think to myself, “I’ve felt them as if they were a part of me”
I really wish that in the future I can still someday look myself in the eye and feel proud to be a Junior Editor.
Be proud of that one force that binds us all.

Be a JEdi all my life.

The rise of Swipe Telecom and the Story of Shripal Gandhi

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Amid much media hype at the launch event of Swipe 3D Tabs, with the presence of Malaika Arora Khan, Swipe Telecom started it’s operations in India by selling Budget Tabs through online channels last year July. In the past year, it has shifted to offline channels as well and is among the leading Tablet companies in India. Based out of Pune and headed by Mr. Shripal Gandhi, Swipe derives its main strengths from the design and consumer centric marketing efforts on its products. Many features like localized languages and student centric information and apps have also contributed to its major success, especially in smaller towns and cities across North India.

On September 29, 2013 SIMS was honoured by the presence of Mr. Shripal Gandhi. Zainul Siddiqui (Batch 2012-14) writes about the address he delivered to enlighten the young entrepreneurial minds. Click on the link below to get your hands on an informative and compelling read:

http://mytabletguru.com/the-rise-of-swipe-telecom-and-the-story-of-shripal-gandhi/

Euphoria tackles Malice

This poem has been contributed by Gaurav Nayal (Batch 2013-15)

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Did I ever try to figure out the malice in the problem

That lay between us, two stubborn souls

What was the cause and what went wrong

Still we stood aside, playing our roles

The sarcasm that my spectral fate had played with me

Left a mark of pity on the inference in your way

Perhaps you noticed it, I do not know

But surely the dying respect had let you make your day

No sort of understanding could clear this exhausting fuss

Making it useless to fight the one-sided battle

Now what lay between us mortal beings

Was the sound of silence; the undying rattle

Yet the uncanny part of each of our lives

Is how we decide what disturbs us most

Whether to face it one on one

Or to escape away from coast to coast

How harsh this world would seem at times

And at times, a heavenly abode

If only we could trust each other

We’d be walking down this ‘Glory Road’

The very spirit embodied my soul

Fostered me to discover the ‘Phlegmatic dove’

Who dwelled in my heart to reveal the needless rift

Now bridged by the mercy of ‘Phantom love’

Truth and Technology

This article has been contributed by Gaurav Nayal (Batch 2013-15)

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God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please – you can never have both.  Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. He in whom the love of repose predominates will accept the first creed, the first philosophy, the first political party he meets- most likely his father’s. He gets rest, commodity and reputation, but he shuts the door of truth. He in whom the love of truth predominates will keep himself aloof from all moorings, and afloat. He will abstain from dogmatism , and recognise all the opposite negation between which, as walls, his being is swung. He submits to the inconvenience of suspense and imperfect opinion, but he is a candidate of truth, as the other is not, and respects the highest law of his being.
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Orientation ~ A Parallel Universe

This article has been contributed by Gaurav Nayal (Batch 2013-15)24980_337871472764_2305805_n

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I entered the threshold of SIMS, for the very first time, on the 3rd of February, 2013. The occasion was a GE/PI session for admission in this prestigious institute. Little did I know that in a matter of a few months I would be standing under the same dome in sharp formals and a closely-trimmed head a.k.a. “The SIMS-Cut” along with three hundred others who’ll share the same fate as me for the next couple of years. The orientation had started and we were all in for an out-of-the-world experience.

The first thing I noticed about the orientation was the systematic nature in which each and every thing was being conducted- from the official batch mails informing us of our upcoming tasks to the execution of the batch meets where our entire day was summarized and evaluated individually. I was thoroughly impressed by the entire smorgasbord of this management haven. Continue reading

This is the way I found, special to be here

This lovely piece of poetry has been contributed by Ms. Parul Dev Gupta, ExPGDM (2013-14). Here she speaks about her experiences at SIMS.IMG_6250

Some liked gym, some liked pool;
Some liked library and some liked technical tool

Few got break, few got chance;
Few got opportunity and way to enhance

Learning is more, if you want to learn; now my thoughts are very clear.
This is the way I found, special to be here. 

Thanks to Mr. Divekar, who taught basics of Accounts & Finance;
So we are in, balance sheet romance.

Phadke sir’s magical teaching tricks;
Made us learn complex Accounts & Statistics

Knowledge is everywhere, if you want to know; now I have no subject fear.
This is the way I found, special to be here.

Grateful to have Mr. D’souza who,
taught us organization emotions.

Same for Ms. Harshali who,
Solved, machines to human equations.

Be at any place, never forget to be a human; now I have some emotions to share.
This is the way I found, special to be here. 

Beauties with brain,
Ms Sukhatme & Harshali mam;

Helped us to see, eyes of law
And to measure Eco scale, without any flaw.

When interest gets mixed with dedication, no chance of non justification; now I know how to become management player.
This is the way I found, special to be here.

Thanks to Londhe sir’s innovative classes;
For innovative alignment;

Also helped us to complete;
Mr Srinivasan’s weekly assignment.

Innovation is nothing but the same work with a bit difference; now I believe that I can dare.
This is the way I found, special to be here. 

Ms. Mita taught us management rule;

And geared up us, with required fuel.

Dani sir taught us, how to drive market;
Which strategy to pick, to hit the target.

Management may be a science or may be an art; now I know first “Time” needs to be adhere.
This is the way I found, special to be here.