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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Two Different Encounters!

Who says B School talks only about business & money. The respectable & responsible institutions of the country always caters to all, may not be directly, but at least indirectly!

We had two events in last weeks, one a workshop for better living based on eastern philosophy and the other a public screening of documentary on Bellary - Iron Ore issue. Both were impressive and eye opening.

Drawn on various un conventional thoughts derived from Indian & Budhist tradition, the workshop on enlightened leadership was conducted by Mr. Sanjeeb Patra, an IIM Calcutta alumnus and Director, HSBC. The session was interesting since, whatever concepts were discussed during the session were backed by his own personal experiences during his 18+ years stint at HSBC. Some of the areas that were discussed during the one day session were:

- Happiness and skillful ways of living life
- Developing mind strength/control and the benefits of meditation
- Motivating others and team members

I am in no way ready to write a excerpt on the workshop, since me my self is trying various areas touched by Mr. Sanjeeb. May be one day I will write a post on motivating others and living a commendable life! Meanwhile, sharing couple of wonderful videos which will help you to improve yourself and keep with you for life time.

Talk by Prof. Srikumar Rao on this topic:

TED Talk by Prof. Dan Gilbert on "Why Are We Happy? Why Aren't Happy?"

The second event was a public screening of a documentary on Bellary Iron Ore Mining issue in Karnataka. Titled, Blood & Iron: A Story of the Convergence of Crime, Business and Politics in Southern India was created by a renowned journalist, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.


  1. nice article.... MBA helps to build a network of
    colleagues around the world.. It also helps to develop lasting contacts and business relation ships...