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You’re Not the Smartest Kid in Class, Enjoy it.

I remember before coming to INSEAD one of the things I was wondering was “So exactly how smart are my classmates going to be? How will I compare to them? Will I feel like they are all geniuses and they… Continue Reading →

With the finish line in sight

Reflecting on my INSEAD experience so far on my last day in Kampala, Uganda, brings a fresh perspective on what was and what could have been. A lot has happened in the past 7 months, and as the recruitment drive… Continue Reading →

The 6 most famous catchphrases on campus

Since my 1st blog was a bit serious, I wanted to keep my 2nd blog a lighter read. Again, I promise to make this short but entertaining. Growing up as a 90s kid, I loved watching sitcoms. And until today,… Continue Reading →

Ask.

The 19Js are going into recruitment season, the 19Ds are preparing for their internships, and the very air on campus is tense but buzzing. I feel this is the right time to write about asking for and offering help –… Continue Reading →

Beyond INSEAD

Dear All, When I joined consulting in January 2016, I was told to ‘make My own McKinsey.’ Which not only meant that the next months and years to come could be anything I wanted, but also that it was ultimately… Continue Reading →

How to Make Friends with Culture

Many people say that getting along with Culture is an art, as with all relationships. But the optimist in me would like to think that what we call “art”, like magic, is just science waiting to be understood, and technology… Continue Reading →

Last Tango in Singapore

  I’ve always felt that the vibe at INSEAD is like a rapidly growing, brilliant startup. That it’s one year, that it’s unattached to a larger university, that there are three campuses and expanding into America, that the operations feel… Continue Reading →

And 10 years later, not too young anymore

Flashback, 13 June 2008, Singapore I timidly entered the INSEAD Singapore campus at the Ayer Rajah Avenue and attended a class discussion by Prof. Horacio Falcao, as a part of the MBA In-House Event. It was my first experience of… Continue Reading →

In Transit

  Its 3:30 pm and I am sitting in the swish and swanky Terminal 3 of the New Delhi International Airport. The contrast is rather stark with the outside sky which remains as smoky, dusty and dull grey as I… Continue Reading →

Therapy: A 2-for-1 Deal

I begged and begged to not have to go to therapy. But my Class Dean at Babson College wouldn’t have it. By the third year, she knew me as an ambitious, high-performing student who was determined to graduate a year… Continue Reading →

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