Alright. Dear IIM Intern aspirants, I have been asked a gazillion questions related to the internships in IIM. I have written a big blog on landing an internship in an IIM-but that doesn't cover the aftermath of sending emails. Further, I get a lot of queries related to how to select a domain for internship and which professors would be willing to hire interns. I will try and cover all these queries in this blog. 1. Choosing an area of interest: The academic areas in IIMs are of many kinds which may seem obscure to all the engineers. You might…

“Can the class think of an example of escalation of commitment from our day-to-day lives?” asked the Organizational Behaviour Professor, expectantly looking at everyone in the class. I found myself stretching my hand high up in the air. “Yes, Dania?” came the response from the instructor. I didn’t know if I had the nerves to utter the answer I had mentally reflected. Term 1 was being an excruciatingly tiring term, making me realize that maybe MBA is a lot more than dressing smart and speaking sense. I always knew that it won’t be easy competing with equally motivated…

The dark-brown tangles fell like shreds of silk on her pearly skin. The sheen on her face looked so cherubic, it made the angels envious. Lying on the bed of her modest bedroom, she believed herself to be the happiest woman in the world. His hands tucked the sleek bunch of her hair behind her ear. It brought about a surge of satiety in her presence as his lips caressed her neck. The excitement made her clench his hair in her fist. Tick Tick. Tick Tick. Tick Tick. All of a sudden, the unwelcome sound of the timer made me…

Hi there! I had the fortune to attend the University of Pittsburgh for my summer research internship this summer. I was in the States for two long months and I loved every second of my stay! I landed in New York and I thought I would spend two days in NYC, knowing the city and living its feel but my metabolism had different plans. I ended up puking after the 14 hour long flight and felt weak and senile. I was battling jet lag with a difference of 9 and a half hours and I made it to Pittsburgh with…

Just today as I was having lunch with a college friend, I acceded that love is not about feelings. It's not about emotions, it's not about Psychology or any other volition shit. It's about hormones. Yep. Google defines hormone as "a regulatory substance produced in an organism and transported in tissue fluids such as blood or sap to stimulate specific cells or tissues into action." Love is a complex and inscrutable emotion only because there have been myriad attempts to understand it. If you leave it right where it is, you will save a lot of time in understanding the…

You know of those fantastic deals which seem too surreal to be true? Yes, the ones which promise a pair of jeans at INR 500 and stuff? I was lucky to get one of those. I bought a fantastic dark pink coloured hoodie by River Inc. for INR 400. That's right. Don't sweat. For 400 Rupees only! That day, I basked in the glory of my frugality. I exuded of unstoppable happiness and pride at being able to have bought such a fantastic woolen wear at such an economic price. I went back to the hostel and made my friends…

Hi there! This is one the most asked questions to me on Quora and hence I have decided to write a blog on it. Hope this helps! STEP 1: Choose an area of interest. If you like Marketing, intern in Marketing. If you think you are good with Finance or Political Science or maybe Economics, choose that. The problem could be that you are a Science student, and more specifically and Engineering undergrad. Don’t worry. Once you cast a glance on the various areas of studies in an IIM, you will realize that there’s always a small, tiny…

I was tired, to say the least. It had been a busy day with assignments, classes and a little of CAT preparation. As the clock struck 00:00 at night, I realized I couldn’t keep my eyelids open for another second. In a room lighted with a 60 Watt tubelight, and some amount of noise, I fell asleep as soon as I laid myself on the bed. The mosquitoes did seem to vex me for a few seconds, after that, I remember nothing. I am a compulsive dreamer. Even if a take a catnap, the probability that I would…

I know a friend who’s madly in love with a guy. A guy who doesn’t respect her, gives her no time, abuses her verbally and is an addict. An addict who is always high on marijuana. Time and again, we have tried explaining her that this relationship is doing more harm than good. She’s either upset or angry. It’s difficult to see her happy. She’s not what she used to be- a cheerful girl with a few goals in life. Instead of making her realize the good things in life, he has made her a…

My room-mate can't date a guy she likes because he isn't from the same caste. My cousin can't marry a girl because she isn't from the same religion. A friend of mine can't attend a sleepover at one of our friend's place. Why? We are all girls, what's the issue? The friend whose home we will be staying in is from a lower caste. The other friend's father won't allow that. Two comminites fought in a village near Bhopal. Now there's communal tension and hence, a curfew. Youngsters have to ensure that their lovers believe in the same God, otherwise…