An Update: I was trying to post the article that actually got published in the Business Standard, however blogger’s image uploading tool doesn’t appear to be functioning right.
Anyway, the crux of the whole thing is that the article that finally got published in the paper took about 3 mm x 3.1 mm of space in a tiny corner of the paper. It was edited beyond recognition and printed beyond sight.
I spent about 40 minutes writing it and re-reading it.
I want my time back. Please. Oh please. In return, I shall write another article. I promise.
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Yesterday was quite eventful. The Net Impact club over here along with Asha for Education organised a corporate quiz. 40 teams registered for the event and we were able to raise Rs. 2 Lakhs for the Asha foundation! A month-long effort went into making this a success.
In addition to the corporate teams, we also had kids from the government primary schools visiting the ISB as part of this event. They started off the event with a couple of songs and prayers.
Here is the press-release, written by you-know-who, and should most probably appear in the Business Standard either today or tomorrow.
The Net Impact chapter at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad in association with Asha for Education, Hyderabad, conducted its annual corporate quiz “ACE 2006″ on Sunday, July 30th. The event was held at the Khemka auditorium of the ISB.
Net Impact’s mission is to improve the world by growing and strengthening a network of new leaders who are using the power of business to make a positive net social, environmental, and economic impact. Their chapter at the ISB, the first one in Asia, is striving to foster a sense of lasting social responsibility and to inspire student interest in applying business skills toward positive social impact.
Asha for Education, is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization dedicated to socio-economic change in India. In pursuit of this goal, Asha focuses on basic education in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change.
ACE 2006 was truly a battle among the best brains from some of India’s top corporate houses. The teams that made it to the final were Google, Deloitte Consulting, Infosys (two teams), Kanbay and Satyam. Out of these, Deloitte Consulting emerged the winner. Infosys and Kanbay came second and third respectively. In addition to the interesting questions thrown at these top corporate teams, there were various questions for the audience as well with each correct answer being awarded by chocolates and mementos.
The proceeds received from this quiz shall go towards the welfare of needy students at Ramakrishna Upper Primary School at Yellammabanda, Kukatpally, Hyderabad.
The quiz master for the event was J. Krishnamurthi from Quizerati.