SIBM Pune, without a doubt, comes with the most picturesque campus imaginable. The mountains call you, the wind rushes through your hair and the valleys carry your laughter from the hilltop to the base. But all this wouldn’t be half as thrilling without this bunch of idiots who have turned into my family in the last 30 days. Introducing my home, away from home!
Jewel James: #goodcrazy #TyrionLannister #IWillTellYouOneThing
Most people would be ready to trade-off half their fortunes to get the kind of academics he has. But our sensible friend here wants to do his bit for society and leave this world a better and happier place. Needless to say, he has already started his journey and has designed cooling jackets for traffic personnel who have to work and regulate traffic in the scorching heat.
Another one of his projects has been funded by IBM (a whopping sum of Rs. 80 lac) for designing an air conditioning system for the poor.
His craziest fantasy is to be a Formula 1 racer. He loves cars and has driven for 2000km at a stretch.
Jewel’s Mantra: If you have a dream, hold it tight and protect it.
Abhishek Palteru: #RobbStark #OldSoulCrazy #ListenToMe
He claims that he’s scared of heights, but at the same time believes in overcoming his fears. Abhishek has para-glided from Bir Billing, the second highest paragliding point in the world. To further drive his fear away, he has tried his hand at Zip-lining and Rappelling.
Having stayed in different parts of the country, he’s familiar with most of the Indian languages and is open to new ideas, people and places. He has an insight on almost every topic imaginable and is always open to discussions. In his spare time he loves to read and likes to call himself a Potter-head. His craziest fantasy is to conduct a boardroom meeting underwater near the coral reefs of the Andaman Islands.
1. I can and I will, watch me.
2. (Because one wasn’t enough) Kill them with success, bury them with a smile.
Malaika D’ Sa: #AryaStark #SassQueen #HeyDontLetAnyoneSpeakToYouLikeThat
Malaika is known for her zingers. What with her dry sense of humour, there’s not a single dull moment when she’s around. Music gives her tranquillity and she loves to bring a smile on our faces by playing her Ukulele and guitar. Dancing to the beats of Pop Music is her getaway after a tiring day. She’s someone who has always got our backs and the best person for a trust-fall.
She is a pro at content writing and enjoys indulging in writing poems once in a while.
She doesn’t agree but we believe that she loves dogs more than humans. Her craziest fantasy is to bungee jump in the fjords of New-Zealand.
Malaika’s Mantra: Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.
Kuhu Mehrotra: #DaenerysTargaryen #FashionDiva #IWantToStudy
She has worked as a researcher and a policy analyst with the Ministry of Finance. If you need to get any work done, you approach Kuhu who is full of ideas and energy to execute them. We believe she laughs more than she talks. Pay a visit to our campus and you’ll hear ‘Kuhu’ echoing all over the place.
Beware though, she brings with her a black belt in Taek-Won-Do! She invests her free time in acrylic painting, singing and dancing.
She manages to find the perfect balance between being a Tom-boy and a fashion diva.
Always on the tip of her toes to help others, Kuhu has a soft and sensible heart. She has contributed more than 360 hours of her time to NSS. She has volunteered for NGOs like PRATHAM, HelpAge India, KATHA and Rotary International. She likes to call herself a people’s person. Her craziest fantasy is to walk the Red Carpet at the Cannes film festival.
Kuhu’s Mantra: Act like a lady, think like a boss.
Darshan Mehta: #JonSnow #Explorer #HowMuchDidYouRead
Darshan brings with himself a vast experience in IT, having worked as a Developer, Analyst and a Resource Manager. With all this, integrity and ethics remain at the core of his work.
Spotting Darshan in a crowd is one of the easiest things, thanks to his remarkable height.
He likes to explore unexplored places. He Nathula pass, the passion of Wagha border, beaches of Pondicherry and Goa among other things.
Darshan thinks he’s a procrastinator, but surprisingly gets all his work done on time. He enjoys reading books and writing.
Darshan’s Mantra: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Which ABG company I would like to work with and why?
I would like to work with Idea cellular. Vodafone and Idea will merge by 2019, making it the largest merger in the telecom sector in India. Vodafone-Idea will thus be able to leverage the combined market share. But with this merger, there’ll also be challenges which come up with any kind of merger.
As a future HR manager, I would like to work with this unit, learn, put forth my ideas, and implement them. Getting to experience ‘Change management’ in one of the biggest mergers will not only add value to my knowledge but help me get a hands-on experience. I would put in my best efforts’ to help the company stay on the top.
Sayali Dinesh Chandwadkar