XIMB is all set to host “Xpressions”; one of the biggest and truly magnanimous shows in all of India from 8th -10th November 2019. The festival shall give wings to the desires and aspirations of the young minds from almost 100 colleges by providing them a stage to express themselves and showcase their talent.
The grandeur of Xpressions-2019 will be supplemented by the innumerable business events that would test the acumen of the future corporate honchos as this year’s carte du jour reveals the sizzling array of events lined up for the aforementioned period. The different business events include Jack of All Trades ( A National Level Case Study & Simulation Game Competition by the Gaming Committee of XIMB), Case Connect (National Level Case Study Competition by XSYS: the Systems Association), Inquizzitive (Flagship Quizzing Competition by XQuizzite: The Quizzing Committee), Maven (a National-Level Case Study Competition, organized by Constrat: the Strategy Association), MPower (A Marketing based Business event by MAXIM: the Marketing Association), Nirnay (Business Simulation Game by X-Ops: the Operations Committee), Trade Wars (Trading Simulation Game by XFIN: the Finance Association ), XIMB-MUN ( a UN Simulation Competition by SpeakUp, the Oratory Club), Resonance ( a Business Simulation Gaming Event by XSYS: the Systems Association), Ad-Valorem (a Business Ideation Competition by XSEED: the Entrepreneurship Cell), Aarohan ( a Case Study Competition by X-Ops: the Operations Committee), Fincaso ( a Case Study Competition by XFIN: the Finance Association), Vakritva (A SRC and Speak Up featured event aimed at social issues) and Vriddhi (a CSR Action Plan Competition by SRC: the Social Responsibility Cell).
With a plethora of choices on offer, the fiesta is surely going to witness quite a large number of battles for supremacy amongst the brightest minds in attendance.
Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) was established in accordance with the Xavier University Act 2013 and was inaugurated on the 7th of July 2014. The University is India’s first digital University and an institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. It is a self-financing institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. XUB offers its Masters in Business Management through its flagship school, XIMB. It also offers Masters in Human Resource Management through Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Rural Management through Xavier School of Rural Management, Sustainability Management through Xavier School of Sustainability and graduate programme in commerce through Xavier School of Commerce. Apart from these it has proposed to set up other schools of higher learning in various areas like Public Policy, Sustainability, Media & Communications, Finance, Education and Centers of Research in Public Policy & others.
XIMB, a 29 years old business school of global repute is the Flagship School of Xavier University. Inspired by the Jesuit spirit of ‘Magis’, or excellence, XIMB strives to be a premier institute globally recognized for management education, training, research, and consulting that help build a just and humane society. The Institute today has become widely recognized for its excellence in imparting management education. It is counted among the leading management institutions in the country.
Registration for the fest can be done on the website: https://www.ximbxpressions.com
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.