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In Search of Home

As a girl of Indian descent growing up in Chicago, I was taught to regularly seek blessings from elders in the family, particularly my paternal grandmother. She would place her hand on my head, and pray that I would be… Continue Reading →

And suddenly your phone is ringing… After months of hard work towards perfecting your MBA application, all applicants are waiting for “the call”. I still remember when I got the call from France: “Congratulations you got accepted into INSEAD”. There… Continue Reading →

Like two mirrors facing each other

Dear reader, Before you begin reading this post, keep in mind that it’s not a quick read. It goes a few levels deeper than what I usually share. So, grab a coffee and dig in! If you’d like a lighter… Continue Reading →

Feeling At Home

Dear All, While discovering Phuket these past few days, I would never have expected to feel like I was back “home in Russia” as a child. This experience was so fascinating to me and it initiated so many memories, or… Continue Reading →

The culture of feedback

Over the last weekend of February, three other classmates and I were in Barcelona for a three-day case competition hosted by IESE and sponsored by Roland Berger. Less than 2 months into the MBA and there we were: our first… Continue Reading →

When INSEAD comes to you…

  Six people, six languages and five different nationalities… just within the Recruitment Team! At INSEAD, the staff is as diverse as its student and faculty bodies. The Marketing and Recruitment Team travels around the world throughout the year to… Continue Reading →

Walking the line

On the brink of finishing P1 now, a delightful anticipation is building inside of me because I know that I will finally have some time to sit back, relax and continue reading (hopefully until the end, before the intensity of… Continue Reading →

How I chose my electives at INSEAD (and how you can choose yours!)

The first time I saw the electives list for P3, my thought was “I wish I could do all of them”.   INSEAD’s curriculum is divided in two main pieces: the core courses, which lay the foundations of your knowledge… Continue Reading →

First Impressions

“A stunning first impression was not the same thing as love at first sight. But surely it was an invitation to consider the matter. “ – Lois McMaster Bujold, American author   My first impressions of my INSEAD MBA course, as I hurtle towards the… Continue Reading →

In the Depth of Winter

After two periods of sunshine and humidity in Singapore, I moved to Fontainebleau campus for P3, and only P3. People are questioning why I’m going to the France campus in such a bad season, but people probably don’t understand how… Continue Reading →

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