• Manjhi: A Review

    Manjhi: A Review

    “That Nawazuddin Siddiqui movie..” is all I hear after speaking the name of the movie ‘Manjhi: The Mountain Man’, the story of Dashrath Manjhi (Nawazuddin) who is just a low caste poor man, struggling throughout his life, living in a remote village cut off from the world by a mountain range. The story depicts his immense love for his wife Phaguniya (Radhika Apte), who died slipping from the mountain while bringing him food. Overwhelmed by grief, Dashrath decided to carve out a path through the mountain, so that no one else would suffer his fate. For 22 years, all by […]

  • Mess Food. Things you didn’t think about.

    Mess Food. Things you didn’t think about.

    The mystery and aura associated with this particular facet of college life never seems to fade. Perhaps it the greatest misnomer of History, because what is served in the mess is not food, only a vestige of it, a mere mirage of the true delights that they wish to mimic.
    Mess workers are equally talented beings, they manage to convert every conceivable item that the mess committee could think of into a miraculous, horrendous and stomach-churning tasteless treat! They should be credited with having pioneered cooking with almost no oil or spices, the stuff all these multi-national health brands claim to […]

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  • An Open Guide for the Freshers

    An Open Guide for the Freshers

    A new session…2015-2016

    Amidst the eager hearts of the “coming up seniors” and the scared hearts of “going to be juniors”. Here’s something I would like to share,

    To my juniors,

    So fachhas(first yearites), believe me every single one of you is going to experience the life changing four years of your life, and yes when I say life changing I literally mean it. Need explanation huh!, here it is, upcoming story of “life at ISM”.

    The first few days,

    After waving a goodbye to your family which is indeed hard you will enter the most happening place of your life, yeah right “hostels”. Right […]

  • ISM Alumnus: Prateek Singh

    ISM Alumnus: Prateek Singh

    Prateek Singh, ISM Alumnus, Batch of 2009, Asst. Manager, Citi. Even though being from an Earth Science Engineering background, he has actively captured the opportunities and pursued his field of interest in analytics.  UDAAN as a part of his initiative has interacted with him and here is the full extract of his interview.

    When and how did you get the motivation to pursue a career in Risk Analytics?
    ANSWER:With the growing competition among business, it is important to think out of box to beat your competitors. Analytics industry provides such a opportunity where you use your mathematical skills to beat your rivals. My […]

  • ISM Alumnus – Ghazala Tabassum

    ISM Alumnus – Ghazala Tabassum

    Ghazala Tabassum, Batch of 2005, Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young, PGDM, Management, IIM Lucknow. She has been actively pursing her interest in consulting. She has been a role model for all the ISMites aiming for a career in consulting and analytics. UDAAN as a part of its initiative has interacted with her. Here is the full extract of her interview.
    1. Is being a consultant, a better career option for Undergraduate students, who have less experience regarding business perspective of an organisation?
    Answer: Not exactly. Career choice should be driven by interest. When you get into a consultancy job, more often than not you are required […]

  • गुजरे पल

    गुजरे पल

    उन गुजरे पलो मे जीकर,
    आज को जीये जा रहा था मैं।
    कल के बीते सपनो मे रहकर,
    आज को सपना बना रहा था मैं।।
    उन निर्मल हस्तो को,
    अपने समक्ष पा रहा था मैं।
    उनसे बने अमृत को,
    फिर से ग्रहण कर रहा था मैं।।
    लेकिन आज उस ममता की प्यास को,
    नहीं बुझा पा रहा था मैं।
    उनके उस आँचल की शीतलता को,
    महसूस कर रहा था मैं।।
    कल के बीते समय मे जाकर,
    कुछ खुशियाँ समेट रहा था मैं।
    फिर भी आज के दौर मे,
    आँसु नहीं रोक पा रहा था मैं।।
    उस कोमल फटकार का,
    उस मीठी मुस्कान का,
    लुत्फ उठा रहा था मैं।
    अपनी माँ को समक्ष पाकर,
    बस रोये जा रहा था मैं।।
    उस असीम […]

  • ISM ALUMNUS – TUSHAR MISHRA

    ISM ALUMNUS – TUSHAR MISHRA

    “Believe in yourself, do what you enjoy and follow your dream. No career option is better or worse than others, it’s a personal choice depending on your area of interest and ability.”

    Tushar Mishra, Batch of 2006, Senior Manager- Insurance Analytics at Inductis. After graduating from ISM, he found his passion in Analytics and pursued his career path in it. UDAAN as a part of its initiative , interacted with him, here goes the full extract of his interview

    1. When and how did you get the motivation to pursue a career in Analytics?
    Answer:I started my career with a software giant but soon realized that […]

  • A “PANGA” in ISM

    A “PANGA” in ISM

    “Bhai, kya hua? kon tha saala?”

    “Bhai, ruk main bande leke aata hun!”

    and some other phrases which could not be written here because of obvious reasons :p. These phrases are sufficient enough to convince you that there is a Panga aka Matter etc. going around you for sure.

    The next thing you need to figure out is what’s your role. So let me go through this step by step –

    First, try to identify if a Bhai involved in this Matter is your Bhai too. If yes, then just  pick up a tool : stone, bat, stump, hockey stick and just rush towards the place. If […]

  • Lonely India

    Lonely India

    They say ‘We wander for distraction, but travel for fulfillment’. When I quit my job & packed my bags to leave the city I loved for good, I had made a choice that was pretty clear – I was traveling. I had talked and listened a lot about India’s natural beauty & cultural opulence. Now it was time to realize this compelling urge of knowing her better. Knowing her, not just by looking, but by breathing her. 

    And then started this story of being on the road for 60 days in South India, covering 8300+ km on a bullet and living our dream.

    Since then, I have […]

Mess Food. Things you didn’t think about.

The mystery and aura associated with this particular facet of college life never seems to fade. Perhaps it the greatest misnomer of History, because what is served in the mess is not food, only a vestige of it, a mere mirage of the true delights that they wish to mimic.
Mess workers are equally talented beings, they manage to convert every conceivable item that the mess committee could think of into a miraculous, horrendous and stomach-churning tasteless treat! They should be credited with having pioneered cooking with almost no oil or spices, the stuff all these multi-national health brands claim to have finally mastered, what’s better they do not require any new gadgets for it, their skill serves them well enough.
Mess food generally has the impact of making us want to cry like babies or it puts an expression on our faces that is so apt for soldiers going into battle. However, people overlook certain good aspects of it. Here are a few points we should consider as they would serve to fortify us with more courage and determination so that we can handle the three time a day battle with the mess food with ease.
1.) Mess food is just like the absolute zero. There’s no going lower than it. It serves as the gold standard for bad food. Since, we are so adept at dealing with such food three times a day, it possibly builds inside us a resistance for bad food. We expect less from the food we eat. As a result, in future if our spouses prepare something for us, we are less likely to find it bad enough. It could avert a potential family fight!
2.) They say health is wealth. Mess food contains no or almost no oil and possibly no spices. It’s highly unlikely to affect […]

Manjhi: A Review

“That Nawazuddin Siddiqui movie..” is all I hear after speaking the name of the movie ‘Manjhi: The Mountain Man’, the story of Dashrath Manjhi (Nawazuddin) who is just a low caste poor man, struggling throughout his life, living in a remote village cut off from the world by a mountain range. The story depicts his immense love for his wife Phaguniya (Radhika Apte), who died slipping from the mountain while bringing him food. Overwhelmed by grief, Dashrath decided to carve out a path through the mountain, so that no one else would suffer his fate. For 22 years, all by himself, with just a hammer and a chisel, he hammered away at the rocks, till the path was carved.

Manjhi is a fiction inspired by true events. The story is remarkable. Dashrath was married to a girl in his childhood. After growing up, he went to work in the mines. He found a girl whom he liked at once. After returning to his village, he found out that the girl was the one he was married to, Phaguniya. Phaguniya’s father refuses to accept Dashrath’s as her husband, so he decides to elope with her. Dashrath decides to work across the mountain for the care of his family. Phaguniya, while bringing food for him slipped from the mountain. Dashrath carried her to the hospital across the mountain but his attempts were all in vain as the doctor declared her dead.
Dashrath devastated by loss of his love decided to carve out the mountain all by himself using just a hammer and a chisel. He also tried acquire Government’s help but was cheated by the corrupt people. The story of struggle starts from the very beginning, due to his low caste and runs to the very end. All incidents were perfectly depicted by the […]

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Manjhi: A Review

“That Nawazuddin Siddiqui movie..” is all I hear after speaking the name of the movie ‘Manjhi: The Mountain Man’, the story of Dashrath Manjhi (Nawazuddin) who is just a low caste poor man, struggling throughout his life, living in a remote village cut off from the world by a mountain […]

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ISM Alumnus: Prateek Singh

Prateek Singh, ISM Alumnus, Batch of 2009, Asst. Manager, Citi. Even though being from an Earth Science Engineering background, he has actively captured the opportunities and pursued his field of interest in analytics.  UDAAN as a part of his initiative has interacted with him and here is the full extract of […]

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Hi guys , if you are planning to buy a new camera, do read this before investing in one.
Lets start with basics, there are three types of camera available now a days in market :

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A “PANGA” in ISM

“Bhai, kya hua? kon tha saala?”

“Bhai, ruk main bande leke aata hun!”

and some other phrases which could not be written here because of obvious reasons :p. These phrases are sufficient enough to convince you that there is a Panga aka Matter etc. going around you for sure.

The next thing you need to figure out is what’s your role. So let me go through this step by step –

First, try to identify if a Bhai involved in this Matter is your Bhai too. If yes, then just  pick up a tool : stone, bat, stump, hockey stick and just rush towards the place. If […]

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The mystery and aura associated with this particular facet of college life never seems to fade. Perhaps it the greatest misnomer of History, because what is […]

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Highway Movie Review

A Mesmerizing ride up North with two Scarred Souls.                                                       

In one of his interviews, Imtiaz Ali said Highway is the movie he always wanted to make. So, shunning his comfort zone of romcoms; he goes for his darkest work yet and excels in his new “debut” cinema. It’s not an easy film to digest and many can argue at its fundamental concept. But, then there’s no good or bad
way to portray fictional characters! Imtiaz really pushes […]

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A Brilliant mix of Shayarana Nazakat and Storytelling Finesse.                                                   

Vishal Bhardwaj has never been known for Masala Films rather for a good story coupled with fine acting in all his attempts. Again with Dedh Ishqiya, he paves his own way and portrays Nawabi lifestyle mixed with mostly Urdu dialogues. And if you haven’t seen the predecessor, need not worry. Because only link (if any) apart from the two central protagonists, wily Khalujaan (Naseeruddin Shah) and lusty Babban […]