IIMCAA, Maharashtra Chapter held its ninth meeting on Saturday at the sprawling park complex bordering Mithi river and overlooking the hottest financial streets of the Bandra-Kurla complex.
These days Bandra-Kurla complex has acquired more political colour than business, thanks to the RamLeela Maidan sized MMRDA ground hosting rallies organised by different political parties.
Saturday, when we were about to hold our meeting, hundreds of Mumbai Policemen were running security check for the upcoming rallies by Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi. The chapter President Suryakant Mishra and I reached early. After little wait we started digging into delicious Maharashtrian food, when other Mumbai based IIMCians started coming in. Over cups of hot tea we started our meeting. The highlight of the meeting was the enthusiasm and insight from two alumnus- Deepak Sharma (2006, Delhi) and Kamini Patil (2013, Delhi).
Deepak has made us proud by working as a writer for major Bollywood movies . He left his lucrative career in television to become a full time writer for movies and has achieved significant success despite initial struggle. Deepak is currently a Asia Society Fellow and is exploring different hues of India through his meaningful writing.
The other alumnus Kamini is one of the most energetic alumni members. The young lady came to journalism after being brand manager at Goodearth and Fab India. A budding lawyer and astute marketer, Kamini is currently teaching at IIMC Delhi.
Our meeting was very informative and helped us in deciding new plans to strengthen the association in Maharashtra. The chapter decided on internship and job opportunities for financial journalism aspirants in Mumbai. Chapter's Mumbai members are constantly in touch with publishers for any suitable opportunities.
We also noted the name of IIMCians living in Mumbai but have not been able to connect with the association and will approach them. An off site has been planned for member details of which will be decided and communicated to members in due course.
Thanks & Regards,
General Secretary, IIMCAA, Maharashtra