IIT-IIM alumnus S Gopalakrishnan appointed as additional secretary in PMO

S Gopalakrishnan, a senior Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer, has been appointed as an additional secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office. The 1991 batch IAS officer is currently serving at the ministry of electronics where his responsibilities include issues related to e-governance, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, emerging technologies, startups and innovation. Gopalakrishnan is an electrical engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and a postgraduate from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

On behalf on the IIMB community, we wish you hearty congratulations.

Source: The Hindustan Times

Camellia launches New Breathable Masks with Triboelectricity Technology

Camellia has received an exclusive license to manufacture and market a very comfortable and effective mask that has been designed by an Indian scientific research org. CeNS, under the Dept of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. The mask is now trademarked, called 3BO, inspired by the concept of Tribo-electricity which is central to the mask design. These masks are made on the concept of Triboelectricity. The ingeniously designed layers of the mask generate a small electric charge (called electroceutical charge in healthcare parlance) which is harmless to the wearer but prevents virus transmission*. (*under testing)

Harish Mittal, PGP 1988, is the Founder and MD at Camellia, a Bangalore based clothing company. This mask is an advanced tech product and completely Made in India.

Rajiv Srivatsa, PGP 2004 appointed as Head of Operations, India – Antler

Rajiv has been appointed as the head of operations in India for the global VC firm Antler. Antler plans to launch in India and aims to build more than 150 startups in the next four years, enabling more entrepreneurs to leverage their platform, support and global reach. Rajiv has formerly been the Co-Founder and Chief Product & Tech Officer at Urban Ladder.

Our best wishes for his future endeavors.

A New Pedagogy is Emerging

Rakesh Godhwani, IIMB alumni and Faculty has written a very interesting article in the Deccan Herald where he talks about how the educational culture and practice have been breaking away from the conventional podium and embracing a more media-friendly online curriculum.

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Happiness amidst a pandemic – Sanjay Thirumalai, PGP 1999

Sanjay Thirumalai is a Managing Director in Grant Thornton’s Advisory practice. He writes about happiness, a subject close to him and his research. A very interesting read and something we can all use in the present times.

A few years ago, I had written an article about six happiness hacks based on neuroscience. I wanted to stress test this theory in the light of the coronavirus pandemic, an event that has created enormous anxiety and uncertainty. The good news is that the hacks still work, and some of them are actually even more relevant now. I share my analysis below.

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Urvasi Re-imagined – An ode to WIIMMEN

The series and versions of lockdown brought us some heartburns and headaches, but we have seen some brightness amidst all this crisis. Some of us got creative, learned something, did something new and some did all of those. One such bunch are the 30 women all alumnus of various IIM’s (across time zones) who came together in collaboration and reimagined & enacted the song Urvasi by famous musician AR Rehman. Urvasi reimagined..