Anurag Jain's Blog
Friday, October 31, 2003

Big Guys in campus

As a part of our management festival, IIMB-Vista, we have Prof C K Prahalad (think Core Competence!) speaking at the Open Air Theatre tonite @ 6PM. And tomm we would have Mr P Chidambaram talking in auditorium during 630-830 PM. All are invited.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

The Festival of Lights beckons

I'll be away for a while. Wish you a very Happy Diwali and festive season.

Sunday, October 12, 2003

Blogs: Future Perfect?

Wherever (e.g. nimbupani ) I have voiced the following opinion of mine, I have been blasted for desecrating the holy temple of current technology fad - the blogs.

In my opinion, following kinds of blogs would not survive:
a) Personal Blogs - They are reward-expctation based blogs: Blogger's enthusiasm is fueled by expected comments. In the long run, however, the small fan following wouldn't stick with the same personal blogs! (unless the blogger is a celeb)

b) Feeder Blogs - Blogs that link to other news /stories without much to say of their own. You can also call such blogs recycling blogs. They are headed for doom, again unless they from some reputed agency (e.g. O'Reilly etc). People don't need yet another place to spoon-feed them about whats happening around on the Net. Today net users are sophisticated and know where to find the info of 'their interest'!

What will survive are the blogs that add value (no jargon) to the reader. For example, a professor in Harvard might be talking about copyright issue and thats what will remain there. Rest of 'em blogs will just vanish in the obscurity of the Net just like the millions of never-updated-anymore geocities homepages!

This latest research from Pegasus only supports my PoV. Lets see what you have to say.


Saturday, October 11, 2003

More B-School Events

ISB Leadership Summit
December 10th -12th, Hyderabad, India
contact: interface @ Website
Ramki: +91-40-23188539
Vijay: +91-40-23188061, +91-9848422950


Friday, October 10, 2003

Hitchcock Thriller & Amitabh Comedy on Saturday 11th October

From: Film Club
We invite you with your family and friends to the screening of this weekend's movies on Saturday 11th October at the Students Recreation Hall, IIMB.

(Nice movie.. Recently watched this on CD but I guess will watch it again! )
1. Movie: North by Northwest (1959)
Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll, Philip Ober, Martin Landau
Directed and produced by: Alfred Hitchcock
Timing: 8 pm
Venue: Students Recreation Hall IIMB Auditorium
Runtime: 136 minutes
Language: English
Subtitles: No

Colour: Colour
Rating: PG - children below 13 yrs of age to be accompanied by an adult

2. Amitabh Comedy
Chupke Chupke (1975)
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Om Prakash, Usha Kiran, Asrani, David, Keshto Mukherjee
Timing: 10.30 pm
Venue:Students Recreation Hall IIMB Auditorium
Runtime: 150-180 minutes (exact duration not known)
Language: Hindi
Subtitles: No
Colour: Colour
Rating: General

A synopsis of the movies is available at spidi (right hand top corner of the webpage).

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Bangalore Events

1. Dandiya Raas

Venue : Shankara Foundation Its before the Art of Living Ashram on the Kanakpura Road
Date : Friday 10 Oct 7 pm onwards

Passes available on Venue . (100 bucks !!1)


RIVERTRIBE combines instruments from around the world to create music that takes listeners on a journey to places only conceived in the imagination. It breaks down walls to go where songs with words can’t go. A group of 4 Australians who started to play instrumental music by waysides, they have grown a long way from the by sides to some of the biggest stages human annals can provide to perform. Using the ancient textures of the didgeridoo blended with a soundscape of violins, Native American flutes, Irish whistle, African drums, piano, Armenian duduk and sounds of the Australian native forests, Rivertribe has created a unique texture of rhythm and harmonies. This multicultural sound has a beautiful, deeply reflective and soulful quality that has won over audiences across the world. They have performed on streets to big auditoriums, including the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, the Singapore River Festival, the Asia-Pacific Political Forum, Sydney Opera House, Melbourne International Festival, United Nations Day of the Older Person, and Awakening 200 concert at Stadium Australia.

Date: 11th October 2003
Venue: Ambedkar Bhavan, Millers Road, Bangalore
Time: 7 pm
Ticket Denominations are: Rs100/- and Rs500/-

1. Casa Picola (cunningham road, indira nagar, residency road and koramangalam)
2. Nilgiris supermarket (airport road and brigade road)
3. Music World (Indira nagar, jaya nagar and brigade road)

3. Kishori Amonkar Live

The Hindustani Classical Music Mastero - Kishori Amonkar is performing live in Bangalore on Saturday October 11, 2003 at chowdiah memorial hall at 7 p.m.. Ticket denominations are 1000, 750 and 500.

Please feel free to contact Sathish on 98450 31413 for further information and tickets. or contact pdschandra AT

Date: 9th October 2003, Thursday.
Time: 4.00P.M

Venue: Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS)
466, 9th Cross Madhavan Park,
1st Block Jayaganar
Bangalore - 560011
Phone: +91-80-656-2986
Contact Director Vpin Vijay: vipinvijay AT


B-School Events

1. MICAnvas '03
31st Oct to 2nd Nov 2003
Details :

2. Anveshan II: National Search for Innovation
Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship(CIIE), IIMA and Entre, Student Affairs Council(SAC), is organising Anveshan II: National Search for Innovation.

3. Confluence 2003, IIMA
20th and 23rd of November 2003

4. Paper Contest(IIM,Ahmedabad)

The Agri-business Club of IIM Ahmedabad is organising a paper contest on organic foods.
Rajesh Panda,
Agri-business Club,
mail: 2rajeshp AT


Anurag Jains of the world

When I was in school (Lord Mahavira Academy), we used to have two Anurag Jain in our class. Anurag Jain 'A' and Anurag Jain 'B'. I was the latter one. I dunno though how teacher decided on which one would be A and which one would be B. A coin toss, maybe.

So you see, I lived with my identity firmly entrenched as Anurag Jain 'B' from nursery till standard 6th. Neither of us two Anurags would leave the god-forsaken place! Finally, it ended when I moved to another school for 7th grade.

And now, after so many years, it is being repeated all over again! There's an exchange student for this term from York University living on my floor. What did you say, you guessed his name? Well, congatulations. And to those who might believe in my good luck, nope I have none: the name of this guy is Anurag Jain too, you dorks. The result is confusion unlimited. Whether it is phone calls, or friends of one Anurag Jain shouting for him when the other one responds, this comedy is endless. The best part is when I met this Anurag Jain for the first time in block party, first thing he said to me was: "You have taken my domain name" ( And I then told him: "Maybe you have taken my yahoo id!" (my yahoo id is anuragkjain and not anuragjain).

The only fact that we can take solace in, is that we also have two other exchange students, both named Phillip (one of them staying on my floor) and who also suffer from identity problems!

Anyways, we are planning to have an Anurag Jains' Association. In fact, I have recieved a few requests for the same over the years on the internet. Reckon, this will be the first association in the world without a charter.

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

IIMB Events

Lec-Dem on Veena

SPIC MACAY IIMB sub-chapter takes pleasure in inviting you to the first ever lec-dem being held under the aegis of the sub-chapter. The details of the event are-
Date - 8th October 2003
Time - 7 pm
Venue - IIMB auditorium
Artist - Veenai Jayanthi Kumaresh (accompanied by Ananth Shivaramakrishnan on the Mridangam and Sukanya Ramagopal on the Ghatam)

Lec-Dem - Lecture Demonstrations in classical music and dance are crucial components of SPIC MACAY's activities. Programmes here are informal with close interaction with the audience and artiste, wherein the artiste demonstrates the art form with the help of explanations.

30th IIMB Foundation Day Lecture

Mr. Balu Doraisamy, President, HP India, will deliver the 30th IIMB Foundation Day Lecture on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 5.15 p.m. in the Auditorium. He will speak on Mission Execution.

Tuesday, October 07, 2003


Ensemble 2003
XLRI is proud to present Ensemble 2003, the annual Inter B school festival from the 7th to the 9th of November, 2003. Website

India Brand Summit
12th Business School Affaire is scheduled from 27-30 November 2003 at Hall of Harmony, Nehru Centre, Mumbai. The Business School Affaire is a part of the India Brand Summit, scheduled during the same dates.

The 12th Business Affaire will host 4 competitions, viz…

1. Best Placement Brochure Contest
2. Best Student in Management
3. Paper Presentation Contest
4. Presentation Contest
Rudinov Vincent, Project Manager
India Brand Summit
Coordination Office
Beach Croft, 1st Floor,
Juhu Tara Road, Santacruz (W), Mumbai - 49
T: 022 - 26607383/95 F: 26607406


Monday, October 06, 2003

Latest Trek

Recently posted an account (alternate link 1, 2) of my latest trek to Antharganga. I was waiting for pics to come but my trek partner, on his next adventure trip, dropped the camera containing the particular roll in the river Sita!! He was rafting in the white-waters, you see!


Sunday, October 05, 2003

Sunday Special

Love's in the air...


Saturday, October 04, 2003

Party Time

Party tommorrow!

----Original Message-----
From: Students Cultural Committee
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 9:20 PM
Subject: Party on Sunday


Since PGP 1 are returning on Sunday and lots of PGP 2 are on vacations we are having the L square party on Sunday.

Be there

Friday, October 03, 2003

MBA institute, anyone?

Apparently a top-10 MBA institute in Delhi is up for sale - lock, stock, and barrel! Caught this ad in the 1st October, 2003 Economic Times:

Highly Reputed, internationally renowned MBA INSTITUTE (*why did they have to do caps with this word!*) with top 10 rating fully equipped with state of the art infrastructure and faculty is available for acquistion. Placements in leading Indian and MNC corporations with high visibility. Possible utilization also for accessing high quality talent & internal training requirements. Expression of interest invited from parties with sound financial background. Please email your interest and contact to or contact +91-9820127156

State of the art infrastructure is understandable, but state of the art faculty? huh?

Anyways, any guesses on identity? Any takers?

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Nothing to say

Won't say anything about this wonderful CH strip:


Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Intranet on Internet

Our institute's student intranet Spidi is now available on internet!