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Khanna to Helm South Asia Initiative And Launch Significant Interfaculty Initiatives of Relevance to Contemporary South Asia

In his new role as director, Tarun Khanna will work to advance Harvard’s research and educational mission within the field of South Asian studies, working with faculty colleagues on the institute steering committee, and reaching across the faculties of the University. The South Asia Initiative welcomed Tarun Khanna, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard…

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India

In this space, I shall present a quick guide to a different country every other week. If you would like to share your culture with us or send us feedback, please write to me at [email protected] Namaste (greetings from India!) When we join our palms facing each other at chest level we offer our reverence…

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Yummy Yum from Around the World

From the Bun Bo Nam Bo in Vietnam and the Ajiaco in Colombia to the Pakodes in India and the Satay in Indonesia; from the Enchiladas in Mexico and the Chicken Teriyaki in Japan to the Baked Eggplant in Greece, the Whisky Pork in Spain and the Roasted lamb in Iceland; from the Pecan Pie…

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Yummy Yum from Around the World

From the Bun Bo Nam Bo in Vietnam and the Ajiaco in Colombia to the Pakodes in India and the Satay in Indonesia; from the Enchiladas in Mexico and the Chicken Teriyaki in Japan to the Baked Eggplant in Greece, the Whisky Pork in Spain and the Roasted lamb in Iceland; from the Pecan Pie…

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SABA’s Annual India Conference 2010

SABA’s annual India Conference on March 6 featured some very influential speakers from India and a wide variety of industry panels addressing the most pressing issues in the country. The annual India Business Conference held by the South Asian Business Association (SABA) took place on March 6 and featured influential businessmen and policy makers from…

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IXP – UAE/BAHRAIN

As a native-born Israeli carrying an American passport, I was nervous about participating in the UAE/Bahrain IXP despite assurances that entering these countries wouldn’t be a problem (you can only imagine how worried my Jewish grandmother was). My unease was exacerbated when I applied for my visa to Bahrain; “Israel” wasn’t even listed in the…

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Diwali

Last month, hundreds across HBS gathered in groups large and small to celebrate Diwali-the Festival of Lights. Also known as Deepavali, the celebration is observed by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists to commemorate the victory of good over evil and to mark the end of the Hindu lunar year for many. One popular belief…

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Yummy yummm… From Around the World!!!

Alexander and Socrates, the Olympics and the Acropolis, islands and sailing, olives and oregano-so much have we heard of this country and their passion for good food. How can we not stop by? Join us as our dear friend Georgina takes us on a yummy yum tour of this land of heroes and philosophers. “Kalos…

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Yummy Yummmm…from Around the World

As somebody who has always been intrigued and mesmerized by the diversities of cuisines, I have come to know of and tasted over the last year, I couldn’t resist but join the HARBUS team on their quest to unravel the secrets, to discover the truths behind some of those delicious and exotic dishes. Over the…

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Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Naren Shaam (OF)

The Harbus chatted with Naren Shaam (OF), who split his summer between two very different internships. He called his job before HBS – engine design in the automotive industry- “one hundred percent manufacturing and really enjoyable” but decided to challenge himself this summer. He started in Los Angeles working for media investment fund, his first…

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2009 India IXP

Forty-two HBS students decided to spend their spring break on the India Immersion eXPerience, a trip that proved to be one of the most amazing learning experiences of their MBA curriculum. Led by faculty professors Shawn Cole and Aldo Musacchio, the IXP clearly surpassed all expectations providing exposure to many diverse aspects of the Indian…

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Cuba Uncovered: Beyond Mojitos and Cigars

As our motley group of four representing Japan, Russia, the United States (U.S. citizens require special permission to visit Cuba for educational/cultural travel) and India descended upon Havana, the air was rife with a spirit of adventure and mystique. Whilst we waited in line for immigration, we were hesitant to get our passports tainted with…

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Incredible India!

Sixty-three Harvard Business School students flew half way around the world to join the South Asian Business Association (SABA) trek beginning in Delhi, India and traveling through six different provinces and stopping in 10 villages/cities. The 13 jam-packed days from December 27, 2008 to January 10, 2009 will prove to be some of the most…

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The Satyam Scandal Explained

The global corporate community was flabbergasted and scandalized when the Chairman of Satyam, Mr. Ramalinga Raju resigned on 7th January, 2009 and confessed that he had manipulated the accounts by $1.47-billion. Background “The truth is as old as the hills” opined Mahatma Gandhi, christened the Father of the Nation by Indians. So a company named…

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Immersion Experience – Actualizing Dreams in the Developing World

Three students volunteered on a service trip to the Philippines during the winter break. We recommended ways of using the country’s hydropower efficiently to enhance rural electrification. One of our guides in the Philippines pulled me aside early on and said, “The Philippines is still a developing country with its flaws, but I wouldn’t change…

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Year End Tragedies-Where does Mumbai go from here?

It was a brazen attack the city of Mumbai had never witnessed the likes of. On the evening of November 26, young gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on crowds in various places including a fancy café, a hospital, the train station, a Jewish centre and two luxury hotels. Hostages were taken. Hundreds were killed. Many more…

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The Iron Chancellor at HBS

I have had some terrific experiences both inside and outside the classroom during my first three months at HBS. A few months here has been enough to blow away all the myths that are associated with this great institution and the people who make it what it is. I really hope I don’t wake up…

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Notable Alumni

Entertaining, driven, vivacious and intuitive, Ravi Venkatesan (HBS 1992), Chairman, Microsoft India, is the single point of leadership for Microsoft in an exciting pluralistic, multilingual and multiethnic country with complex needs, rampant piracy, intricate bureaucracy but yet unlimited potential. Let’s get to know Ravi. What are your most memorable memories from the HBS experience?Fifteen years…

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Indian Business Leaders Converge at HBS

The annual India Conference, to be held at Harvard Business School on March 16, 2008, expects to draw huge crowds this year, with top Indian business leaders speaking about India’s growing importance in the world business arena. The India Conference will be showcasing 10 panel discussions, in fields ranging from Healthcare, Infrastructure, Macroeconomics, Retail, Social…

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Students Meet with Pratham to Discuss Education in India

The International Business & Development Club hosted a discussion with Pratham, an organization that aims to wipe out illiteracy in India. Forty students engaged in an interactive dialogue with Mr. Vikas Taneja who described himself as “a BCG partner by day, the head of Pratham’s Boston Chapter by night”. About one hundred students who attended…

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Indian Kabaddi Fever Grips Harvard Business School

Baker Library lawn on a blustery October afternoon may be a far cry from the plains of the Punjab, but Sections I and E engaged in the most quintessential of Indian sports: Kabaddi. The rules of Kabaddi are simple. Players from each side take it in turn to charge into the opposition’s half with the…

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Searching for the Meaning of Life

What is the meaning of life? Furthermore, how does one discover the purpose of life? HBS students who plan to embark on the India trek over Winter Break will particularly appreciate the philosophical and artistic beauty in Darjeeling Limited. Directed by renowned Wes Anderson, Darjeeling Limited is a seriocomedy about the spiritual journey across the…

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HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL ANNOUNCES FIRST EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM IN INDIA

New Program Uses 10 years of Harvard’s Research in India to Build Tailored Curriculum BOSTON – September 18, 2007 – Harvard Business School (HBS) in conjunction with the Harvard Business School India Research Center (IRC) today announced plans to offer its first executive education program in India in February 2008. The first-of-its-kind, Building a Global…

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ERRATUM

Last week, we published the article, “The India School Fund Needs You.” The author of the article wishes to correct an error in the following statement:“Thanks to Francesco Cefalu and Ankit Singhvi’s support, eight students gave a total of $650 immediately after their return on campus, and SABA gave an additional $5,000 for purchasing school…

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The India School Fund Needs You

The vision of ISF is so brilliant that when the “India treckers” of 2007-08 visited the education center, they decided to contribute. Thanks to Francesco Cefalu and Ankit Singhvi’s support, eight students gave a total of $650 immediately after their return on campus, and SABA gave an additional $5,000 for purchasing school materials and equipment…

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