Friday, November 05, 2004

See through the 'IRIS'

All of us are busy with IRIS work. If I say I couldn't update my blog because of IRIS, it'd be nothing but sheer excuse. But I gotta say that we are indeed really busy, and activities and meeting people from other B-schools score over updating the blog. Nevertheless, since I wrote something about IRIS for the news reports, I decided that I'll put the same content here.


Indore is all set to explode. For, IRIS the annual management fest of Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIMI) has already begun. Filled with a unique set of 22 events spanning all the domains of management, IRIS is set to boggle the best of minds from all over the country. Close to 200 participants from 17 of the crème-de-la-crème of the management institutes of India have landed in the hallowed portals of IIMI to take part in the multifarious challenges in front of them.
Mr. Pradeep Bhargava, the Managing Director of Newage AVK SEG India, formally inaugurated IRIS at 3 pm on the 4th of November.
The opening day saw a multitude of games that marked beginning of the fest. First in line was the marketing event ‘Marksmen’, followed by ‘Fix the Mix’, the on the spot ‘Melange’ competition. Several teams stared hard at their elimination from ‘Fix the Mix’ and ‘Marksmen’ right after the preliminary rounds. ‘Word War’, another marketing event, tested the bargaining talent of the future managers to the hilt. ‘Word War’ truly makes sure that only the fittest of the buyers and sellers survive, by simulating a free market environment where multiple sellers and buyers compete with each other for survival space.
If you thought IRIS is all about management alone, you couldn’t have been more mistaken. With fun and music filled exuberant parties in the night, IRIS never stops to engage the participants. The ‘Informals’, true to its name, is a set of events exclusively designed to stimulate and test the non-intellectual part of the participants. The various events of ‘Informals’ are interspersed throughout the four days of the fest to achieve a proper brain-and-bliss balance.

IRIS doesn’t stop there. Keeping up with the tradition of bringing top-notch music bands to Indore, IRIS this time brings Indian Ocean, one of the most original and creative bands in Indian history, to Indore. The band has several accolades behind its name, which includes the ‘MTV Artists of the month’ award. Indian Ocean has also performed in various international locations spanning USA, UK and Japan.