Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Singapore : 29/5- yogaRUN

hello everyone

re; 29/5 meeting; 8 pm
the wine company, evans road

Since there is not much of an interest on playing sport, before the dinner I am suggesting a YOGArun in the botanic gardens. 630 pm start; end by 730 pm and still have time for a fresh up and ready for dinner. Any takers?

Best Wishes

ReVive Consulting Group

Europe : Alumni Meet Invite for 30th May 2009 - Basel

Dear All,
I invite you to the Alumni Meet in Basel on Saturday,May 30th, 2009.
The programme is as follows:
1) 5.15 p.m-7.30 p.m. : We meet at Cafe Bar Fumare Non Fumare, Gerbergasse 30, Near Barfusserplatz for drinks.
2) 7.30 p.m-9.30 p.m. : We proceed towards Centro am Barfi, The Italian Restaurant for dinner. Its a short walk from Cafe Bar Fumare Non Fumare.

Looking forward to meeting you and spending a good evening together.

Warm Regards,
Pallavi Bhargava

Monday, May 25, 2009

xl spring time 09 meeting - Singapore - confirmed 29/5 - 730pm


here are the details again-

  • date: 29/5
  • time: 730 pm
  • location: the wine COMPANY at 26, evans roadt - NOTE EVANS ROAD not dempsey road. ph: 67321229 ( write this down)
  • cost per person - 29++ ( the reservation is under xlri)
  • south african wines + chilean wines + german wines + beer+ pizza + pasta + salad + yummy chocolate dessert on offer.
  • vegetarians - and rastafarians - NO PROBLEMO!!
  • parking: lots available in the NUS campus
  • bus / taxi - come along BUKIT timah road and turn into Evans road
SPORTS: PJ - has nicely suggested bowling - I did not hear anything from anyone after that - I am wondering ?? Any interest...

In the meanwhile, thinking aboout activities - any interest in tennis or badminton. I can book the court in the CCA building opposite where we plan to meet.If there is an interest pelase send me a text - . the facility has changing rooms. those who want to play should be ready by 530 pm; I can book the courts for 2 hours; We can after the game, just walk over to the the wine company.

guys and gals - who are seeing this mail - could you please send a friendly phone call or email to some of the friends who are not in the yahoo group or those who are not seeing them to see if they would like to come for the 29/5 Friday get together. let me know by 28/5.

Best Wishes

ReVive Consulting Group.

Latest Campus Update from Prof M G Jomon

Hello Friends,

May like to catch-up with the happenings at XLRI since the XL News April-2009.

Alumni Meet 2009: Many of you may have seen the communication on Alumni meet 2009 providing specific details of the meet and also the XLRI invitation for the event along with the family. Incase you may have missed out here is a brief indicating the city, date, venue time and contact persons with their mobile numbers:
Delhi: 23rd May, Tivoli Gardens, 7.30 pm, Richa Malik,Nakul Jain;
Mumbai: 23rd May, Mayfair Banquets Worli, 7.30 pm, Gaurava Sahi:, Gayathri Krishnan: ;
Hyderabad: 23rd May, Taj Deccan , 7.30 pm, Siddharth Chatterjee: ;
Chennai: 23rd May, Hotel Abu Palace-P.H. Road, 7.30 pm, Krishnan S: ;
Bangalore: 30th May, Jayamahal Palace Hotel (on Miller's Road), 7.30 pm, Sumit Singla:
Calcutta: 13th June, Vishal Agarwal: ).

Home Coming 2009 Announcement: The home coming 2009 will be organized during the third week end of November (November 21-22, Saturday and Sunday) as per our convention. Let us plan ahead and make it this years Home coming. Kindly pass on your suggestions to making this event successful.

Graduations of XLers: April 4, 2009 witnessed the graduation ceremony for the Satellite Program students of XLRI. Mr B K Jhawar, Chairman Usha Martin Group, was the Chief Guest. 409 students received certificates in this ceremony in the streams of Business Management and Human Resource Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Sales and Marketing Management, and Retail Management.

The Graduation Ceremony of the One-Year General Management Programme was held at XLRI on May 9, 2009. Mr. Shubhendu Amitabh, Senior President (Corporate Affairs and Business Development), Aditya Birla Group was the Chief Guest. May 9, 2009 also witnessed the Graduation Ceremony of the Executive Diploma in HRM Program. This was the first batch of the Dubai Program and the second batch of the program in India.

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations: Two significant events, among others, are being planned as part of the XLRI Diamond Jubilee Celebration. The first is the 15th World Forum of International Association of Jesuit Business Schools being hosted at XLRI from June 7 to 10, 2009. Theme for the event is "Taking the Lead Towards Sustainable Development". About 75 delegates from various parts of the world (Latin America, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South Asia) will be participating in this Forum. Dr. J. Singh (70 BMD) is the Coordinator ( of the event.

The second event is a Conference of Indian Academy of Management (IAoM) to be held at XLRI in December 2009. Prof. E.S. Srinivas is the Coordinator (

XL at Top: The Special Issue of Business World dated 25 May 2009 on India's Best B-Schools 2009 has ranked XLRI Jamshedpur as No. 3.

Alumni on News: Sandeep Bakshi (83 BMD) is the new Dy. Managing Director of ICICI Bank. Shatrunjay Krishna (PMIR 05) has been appointed as Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education, UAE Government. Shankar Sundaram (78 BMD) has enrolled himself for the Executive FPM Programme of our institute.

Faculty on News: Dr Ashis K Pani and Dr Supriya K De received the "Best Paper Award" on "Digital Strategies in Managing Knowledge and Collaboration in Health Care" at the International Academy of e-Business [IAEB] 9th Annual Conference held in Hawaii, USA during April 9-12, 2009.

Friday, May 22, 2009

XLRI Duo to Open e-store:

From The Telegraph

XLRI boys to make shopping fun
- gets campus backing, to host top brands with wardrobe management & cash on delivery feature

Jamshedpur, May 20: Want an Olive green branded T-shirt? Log on and have it delivered at your doorstep. Two second-year students of XLRI School of Business and Human Resources are set to make men’s shopping easy and fun.

Branded apparels from stores in Jamshedpur and Calcutta will now find a place on, part of XLRI’s first commercial venture in the city.

B. Prathik and Manoj Joshi, two business management students heading the e-commerce plan aim to bring popular brands on one platform, giving competition to single-branded stores.

“We want to make online shopping an experience. The concept came from our own shopping habits. Brand conscious people look out for their preferred colour and the perfect fit and we are going to give it to them,” promised Joshi, adding that seniors had inspired them by taking up similar projects as a part of social entrepreneurship, but this was pure business. The venture is being funded by the two students and a third-party.

The students feel what sets them apart from other online shopping websites is a tool called “wardrobe management”. The website will use this system to ensure that fitting of garments bought would not be an issue for the customer. The students did not wish to elaborate on this yet, as the website was still under construction.

Among the list of items to be made available on were fabric, accessories like ties, cuff links, belts, caps and branded merchandise. Levi’s Signature and New Bombay Stores, based in Jamshedpur, have already signed up. A store from Calcutta is also on board. Zodiac, Lee, Wrangler, Polo, Arrow and Adidas will also have merchandise on display in the first phase.

The website will also provide style tips every day.

The duo plans to have more brands on board and also expand the delivery to cities other than Jamshedpur.

“We feel stores have space constraint issues. Here, a customer can log in, find his favourite items, surf through the entire range and place an order. The products will be delivered at their doorstep and one can opt for cash on delivery,” said Prathik.

The young entrepreneurs are getting full support from XLRI to start the venture. It has allowed them to use the XLRI address for registration purposes and has also given them office space on campus.

“We are trying to provide all possible help. We will try to link them with the finance houses if they have funding issues. We want to promote entrepreneurship,” said Prabal Kumar Sen, chairperson of the Entrepreneurship Development Cell, XLRI. is still under construction, but if you head over there and sign up for their newsletter, they promise you exclusive offers once the site is launched :)

Akshat Mullick (05) - Finalist at ET 'Power of Ideas'

From The Economic Times

. . . Akshat Mullick started a business in healthcare last August. When the Power of Ideas programme started, he sent in another idea, also on healthcare, which he had been thinking about for some time.

“There is tremendous opportunity in healthcare today. It is very under developed and fragmented,” reasons Mr Mullick. His idea revolves around wellness and healthcare outside hospitals. His existing business offers training in first aid and a number of other hygiene-related areas to schoolchildren, among other things.

At the group mentoring session, Mr Mullick says he got an insight into the evaluation parameters and how a start-up should approach investments. At the one-on-one session, he is hoping to talk to an investor with some experience in the healthcare business who can grill them and point out how to improve on the shortcomings. . . .

Read the entire article here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Swarathma in the UK!

Dear Friends

Swarathma is off to the UK! This goes out from the flight minutes before take off.

We've been invited by the British Council to play at The Great Escape Festival, Brighton: one of Europe' largest new music festivals. We'll also be launching the Soundpad album, produced by acclaimed UK producer John Leckie (George Harrison, Radiohead, Hari prasad Chaurasia).

We then head off on a 4 city tour...
17 May Cardiff
18 May Oxford
19 May London
20 May Manchester

If you're in the UK please do come.


Saturday, May 09, 2009

XLRI Alumni Meet 2009 - Delhi Chapter

Hi All,
It gives me great pleasure to announce the following details for the XLRI Delhi Alumni Meet 2009.

Date: 23rd May 2009
Time: 7:00 pm Onwards
Venue: The Grand Ball Room, Tivoli Gardens

More details for the event will be uploaded soon.
Watch this space!!

The Delhi Alumni Meet Team

Richa Malik
PGDBM – XLRI (2010)

Nakul Jain
PGDBM – XLRI (2010)

Vignesh Kalyanaraman
PMIR – XLRI (2010)

The XL Alumni Meet 2009 - Chennai


The XL Alumni Meet 2009 - Chennai has been scheduled for the 23rd of May (Saturday). The venue for the meet is not decided yet (subject to the sponsorship we can manage for the event) and will be communicated soon. We would be grateful if you could fit this event in your plans and it would be great to meet as many of you guys there as possible.

XL Alumni Meet Team - Chennai

Krishnan S
Meesam Rizvi
Rajat Brar

PS - We would be grateful for all the help that we can get with respect to sponsorship. Please get in touch with one of us at the above mentioned phone numbers if you can help us in any way.

Hyderabad - Alumni Meet 2009


Now that I'm back in Hyderabad (joining Deloitte Consulting), I feel nostalgic about the great time I had during summer internship last year. It was fun organizing the alumni meet under the able leadership of Prof Shukla and the constant guidance from Harinarayana S., Kumara Guru, Ranjeev Lahkar, Neti Srinivasan, S. Nandkumar, Kaushik Mitter, Siddhish Sriganesh, SV Nathan and all the XL seniors at Deloitte.

Its that time of the year again. We have summer interns of the 2010 batch in Hyderabad, it gives me great pleasure to introduce the organizing committee of Hyd Alumni Meet 2009 : Suvid Anand (who is also the Placecomm Secy),Archana Rao, Debayan Biswas, Siddharth Chatterjee and Hariharan R.

We had a meeting yesterday and hope to successfully organize the meet on 23rd May at Taj Krishna.

We would be grateful if you could help out with suggestions, tips, sponsorships, good deals for venue, etc so that we can plan out a enjoyable evening for all.

Organizations that sponsor the XLRI Alumni Meet get high impact visibility in front of Hyderabad's elite and can choose to sponsor the meet in the following ways:

1. Rs. 20000: Mention in all email communication to alumni and mention in media ads of the alumni meet.

2. Rs. 30000: All of the above & 1 Banner (dimensions 6 X 3) placed at venue. Pamphlets in all the gift packs.

3. Rs. 50000: All of the above & one extra Banner (dimensions 6 X 3) placed at venue. Access to the database collected at Venue.

4. Rs. 1 Lakh: All of the above & stalls can be put up by company for showcasing their products. Literature and Samples/Gifts can be distributed. Exclusive rights to the alumni meet.

Hope to hear from you soon.


Harbir Singh Rissam

PGD PMIR – XLRI (2009)

Land of My Childhood: Stories from South Asia

A certain book titled "Land of My Childhood: Stories from South Asia" (Oxford University Press) has a dozen of stories.
At least three of them - I think - are by Indian authors
one is by Ruskin Bond
another is by Anita Desai
and the third
well, not prizes for guessing!!
by Anu Kumar (aka Anuradha Chakravarty of 94PMIR)
Congrats, Anu!

Mumbai - Annual Meet - 23 May 2009

Dear XLers,

The preparations for the Alumni Meet 2009 are underway. We have finalized tentatively the date and venue as follows:
Date: 23rd May, 2009
Venue: Mayfair Banquets, Worli
Time: 7:00pm onwards

At this stage, we are facing severe issues as regards sponsorship is concerned.

This being a period of recession, there are very few avenues to raise sponsorship and we have not received favourable responses from any of the avenues we have explored so far. After 3 weeks of efforts towards raising funds for the meet, we realize that this year is going to be a tougher nut to crack than we had earlier expected.

We request you to lend us your support towards this end, and help us in giving you the best Alumni Meet yet.

We seek your direction and support in this regard. Please feel free to contact any one of us for any queries / suggestions etc.
Thanks and Regards,
Gayathri Krishnan
Secretary, External Linkages,

Bangalore - Annual Dinner 2009! - Sat, May 30

Hey Everyone,
IT'S HERE AGAIN!! The Annual Alumni Dinner bash for this year is being organised on the 30th of May at the Hotel Jayamahal Palace.
The Alumni Committee along with the summer trainees for the 2010 batch are working hard to make it a fun filled event for all.
  • Please plan your calendar and make sure you are in Bangalore and at the bash on the 30th, along with your families
  • Pour in with you suggestions on what we can do to make the experience better!
More details will follow.
See you all!
Pratik Bhartia
Seceretary, Bangalore Chapter, XL ALumni


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