Reminisce Volume 7 - The Global Stage - The Official Annual BBA Magazine of Navrachana University

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The New Normal for a Better Tomorrow


THE WORLD IS A GLOBAL STAGE AND YOU ARE THE PUPPETEER; YOU PULL THE STRINGS AND, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR.

THE WORLD IS A GLOBAL STAGE AND YOU HAVE TO PERFORM; IT IS ALSO UP TO YOU NOW, YOU RUIN IT ALL OR YOU BRING A STORM. THE WORLD IS A GLOBAL STAGE AND IT'S ALWAYS FULL HOUSE; REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT ALONE, EVEN WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR BOWS.


Editor's

Note

The essence of "Reminisce", the annual students magazine, and The School of Business and Law, is to interact, communicate, inspire, and inform the community of readers — within and beyond the University. The seventh volume of this magazine celebrates the uniqueness of its concept, and diversity of its writing, along with the visual presentation, thereby maintaining its accuracy, healthy discourse, and editorial balance. It is not only endeavors to reflect the values and the quality of the institution and its people but, It also stands for the act of indulgence in the enjoyable moments of the past. Every article encompasses the high spirit of the members of the school of business and law and reflects their ideas and experiences in the current situation. The theme for this year’s magazine, “The Global Stage,” metaphorically and literally illustrates that we have been the biggest audience of the “global shows” going on the world currently – from nature’s fury to the applause towards a better, gender-fluid world. The theme is an eye-opener to the real world and communicates the amalgamation of the threats and opportunities imposed by it. We hereby present to you, “the stage of life” that calls out the protagonist in us for a better, fresher tomorrow. It celebrates the beginning of the “new normal” optimistically. As the Editor-in-Chief, on behalf of Business@NUV, with unceasing support from the SBL family and the management, I take immense pride in releasing Reminisce Volume 7 and hereby declaring it a success. The efforts put in by every individual to craft this magazine and to make sure it reaches the acme is highly commendable and praiseworthy. We take pride in presenting this from the platform provided to us by Navrachana University, for which will be ever grateful. Lastly, we thank our readers, for the time you vested in our magazine.

Rushi Vyas Editor-in-Chief Reminisce Volume 7 Batch of 2020

This is a gift from the "Class of Quarantine" (Batch of 2020) to all the potential readers with a lot of takeaways.


S E C T I O N S

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FROM THE MANAGEMENT'S DESK

FOREWORD the University from the Chairperson from the Provost the School of Business & Law

FROM THE UNIVERSITY

02-05 06-09 ARTICLES AND EXPERIENCES the Head of SBL the Faculties the Committee the Student Articles the Alumnis Speak

FROM THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020

EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES & ACCOLADESÂ the the the the the

Events Placements Internships Achievements Magazine Team


About

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Navrachana

University

Navrachana University was established through the Gujarat Private Universities Act, 2009 with the intent to offer superior education that befits the high educational standards of the Navrachana Educational Society in Vadodara. The University has embarked on a new educational paradigm that lays simultaneous emphasis on disciplinary education, inter-disciplinary education, professional education and general education. This paradigm is facilitated by the University’s unitary character and offers comprehensive learning and helps develop T-Shape students who have a breadth of knowledge though general and inter-disciplinary education and a depth of knowledge though focused disciplinary education. There are five important aspects that direct the new educational paradigm at Navrachana University: Professional education must prepare students with strong disciplinary insights needed to address the challenges confronting the professional community and inculcate a sense of lifelong learning to be successful and excel overtime Offer interdisciplinary education that cross-fertilize learning with new ideas from desperate disciplines so collision at the fringes raise appropriate questions and create innovation General education must inform students about the issues that arise in their lives, personally, professionally, and socially and help them to be reflective about their beliefs and choices, and their presuppositions and motivations. Make the process of learning more effective through exposure into real working conditions by practically applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom Invite students to work on “messy�, seemingly intractable problems through a focus on social entrepreneurship and address pressing problems in our immediate community. Disciplinary-specific entrepreneurship is being developed to create job creators who will create opportunities for themselves and for others. All Educational Programs follow modular, semester-wise curricula and allow taking courses that cut across program boundaries. The unitary character allows the University to innovate new educational and pedagogic models grounded in interdisciplinary thinking and capitalize on the shared infrastructural and educational resources to achieve a rich academic and life experience.


from

the

Chairperson's Desk

Dear Students and Faculty of the School of Business and Law, To bring out a journal – however modest – for seven years in a row, and that too by a students’ body, is indeed most creditable! I am really proud of all of you, dear students … I congratulate business@nuv – BBA Students Body at the School of Business and Law, Navrachana University, and especially to the Editorial Team of the BBA Students Annual Magazine for launching the 7th Volume of ‘Reminisce’. Business Management students today have an immense responsibility in terms of understanding the transformation of business and economy from pre-COVID to post-COVID era. The on-going pandemic is challenging the very basics of managing manpower, materials, and money. In fact, it has created a 360 degree turn in the way we think, we work, we live. How are we going to deal with this in a positive and proactive way? I am glad that the practical and applied education at Navrachana University is helping our students to have a critical edge over others. Our efforts in imparting ‘education beyond books’ are making our graduates industry-ready and transforming them into responsible citizens. Through its interdisciplinary ideology, Navrachana University provides our students with an excellent academic environment, that helps nurture a healthy set of values and attitudes which guide our young graduates to make the right career choices towards future goals. Once again I take this opportunity to congratulate all the students and wish you a safe and healthy years ahead. Best Wishes Smt. Tejal Amin Chairperson Navrachana Education Society


from

the

Provost's

Desk

Congratulations to the Editorial Team of the BBA Students Annual Magazine for launching the 7th Volume of ‘Reminisce’. I appreciate the thought of launching a digital version of ‘Reminisce’ this year. Considering the threat of COVID it is most appropriate to have an e-magazine. This will also give a wide reach to your magazine. I am also glad that 2019-20 has been a remarkable year for BBA students, as you have won

several

awards

and

recognitions

by

participating in various competitions and events across the region.

Many of you have demonstrated entrepreneurial skills by innovating and starting new ventures and many of you have got Placements in leading organisations. These accomplishments by you, dear students, prove that you are industry-ready and possess skills that are required to start a successful career in the field of business and management. I also take this opportunity to congratulate the Faculty at the School of Business and Law for mentoring our students and transforming them into skilled professionals and responsible citizens. I extend my best wishes to the students and wish you continued success in your career ahead. With Regards Dr. Nilay Yajnik Provost Navrachana University, Vadodara


About

The School of

Business & Law

About SBL Working in close association with the industry and the academic experts, right from the curriculum development stage to student's projects, internships and job placements, School of Business and Law (SBL) at Navrachana University offers several unique undergraduate and postgraduate level programs in the field of Management (BBA and MBA) and Law (BBALLB Integrated). At SBL we make students learn, assimilate, and practice the skills required to excel in today's dynamic world. Faculties at SBL focus on basic concepts and theories of business and management along with real-life practical cases to develop managerial and decision-making skills among the students. We also emphasize on developing the right kind of values, ethics, and attitude required for being a socially responsible citizen. About the BBA Program BBA Program at Navrachana University is a full-time, three-year innovative undergraduate degree program designed to provide students an intensive experience in the field of management education. Students are taught basic concepts and theories of management, which help in developing their managerial and decision-making skills. In addition to the regular management courses, the program offers a variety of interdisciplinary courses on Communication, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Critical Reasoning, and Business Ethics. Students are also encouraged to participate in business and management symposia and competitions. The program is designed to produce business executives, managers, and entrepreneurs with adequate theoretical and practical expertise for taking challenging tasks in industry and their ventures. The program also focuses on developing the right kind of values, ethics, and attitude required for being a socially responsible citizen.


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Wisdom from the GURUS

HEAD'S LETTER & FACULTY ARTICLES


from

the

Head's

Desk

It gives me immense pleasure and a proud feeling to contribute to the 7th Edition of Reminisce, Business@NUV’s annual magazine. Business@NUV at the School of Business and Law, Navrachana University is the first and the oldest student body at the university. Since the last eight years, Business@NUV has been providing

its

members

with

an

exciting

environment of extracurricular activities, which has helped them to learn the functions of management through practice, and I am sure, it will continue to do so, in the future. Over the years, our students have made a mark for themselves — from getting enrolled for higher studies in the world’s top institutions to getting placed with leading corporates; they have created their own space in the competitive world. COVID-19 has formed the biggest disruption in modern history. It is not just limited to a health and economic crisis, COVID-19 and its after-effects have disrupted the entire social fabric across the globe. New mankind will evolve during the post-COVID-19 era and will be wiser and connected to mother nature than ever before. Education, innovation, and technology have also witnessed their biggest challenges during these times. Only those skilled and able to innovate for better will survive. Those in schools and colleges today have an opportunity and time for adapting to the needs of the new world order. Information and Data will be the new gold.


Applying them to create technology that produces for masses will be rewarded more than anything else. As a teacher, we have a great responsibility today to help students to view the post-COVID-19 world in the right perspective, a world full of opportunities for those who have new skill sets and determination to contribute to the betterment of society and economy at large. I urge my students to grab this opportunity in terms of time and convenience to improve their mental health, develop critical thinking skills, cross-over to other areas of interest through interdisciplinary education, and gain knowledge for a purpose. I once again take this opportunity to congratulate the members of Business@NUV, BBA students’ body at School of Business and Law, Navrachana University to release the 7th edition of Reminisce and the first one in its digital form.

"There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." — Ray Goforth

Dr. Hitesh Bhatia Head – School of Business and Law Navrachana University, Vadodara


Animal Love & Anti-Veganism There is much more to loving animals than not just eating them. “You can’t love animals if you eat them� is an incredibly ignorant and unfair thing to say. The problem is not eating meat. It is eating too much of it rampantly -which is not good for our environment--and allowing food industries or poultry farmers to beat,

confine,

mishandle

and

even

misprocess the animals we eat. This can never be healthy for anyone. Humans do not have to stop eating meat. Instead, they need to be extra conscious of the poultry farms or retails shops they purchase it from, and how much they consume.

What one can ensure as a meat eater, as an animal lover, or as both (because one can be both), is to buy meats that have no added hormones, are pasture-raised, grass-fed, organic, or with humane certifications. One should always keep in mind the fact that the animals served as Non-Vegetarian food stuff are specially raised in poultry farms and are meant only for consumption purpose. Loving animals as pets or volunteering for animal rescue organizations can be purely out of concern for preserving biodiversity and ecosystems. The human brain is also capable of naturally processing the two activities viz. eating animals vs. taming animals as two distinctly separate brain functions. In fact, Neuroscience says that Hunger and Intimate association with humans or animals are processed by two separate areas of the brain such as Hypothalamus and Nucleus Accumbens respectively. There are separate chemical processes designated for these functions within the human physiological system.


Evolutionary Biology says that Humans resorted to hunting and eating animals as hunter gatherers, several millennia before they started domesticating animals for safeguarding their farms or keeping them as companions. Thus associating petting habits with the habits of eating seems to be some kind of a psychological deconditioning, especially for those who think of consuming animals or animal products as a sin only because they are meant to be loved and domesticated. But for people, who were raised as Vegans / Vegetarians since childhood, viewing this as a cruelty to animals could be quite a natural tendency.

“There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery. But one cannot forget the utiliatrain aspect of the same concept too"

— The extension of the Charles Darwin theory

Dr. Amol Ranadive Associate Professor School of Business & Law Navrachana University


The Impact of COVID-19 on IPR COVID-19 outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on January 30, 2020. Barring a handful of countries, COVID-19 has spread across the globe bringing along deadly infections, and health & economic adversities. This is indeed a tough time for the world and the number of cases and deaths may climb even higher as per the Director-General of the WHO [1]. In India, Central and State Governments are doing every bit to fight the adversities of this pandemic. India's efforts are being praised for not just protecting its people but also for helping other nations by providing anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), which has gained vast popularity as a measure to fight against COVID-19 outbreak. At this time of hardship, world organizations and countries should not be afraid of using the powers vested in them by virtue of provisions written in their Intellectual Property Rights Acts and save the lives of their people. Many Countries like Chile, Israel, Germany, Canada, and France have proactively worked on it and eased their laws, even enacted new laws to favor Compulsory Licenses to be granted to effectively use, produce and sell any medicine or vaccine protected by IPR in that country. India, fortunately, has certain provisions in its Patent Acts that allow the Central Government to take over any patent that can be of use in a state of national emergency or circumstances of extreme urgency under Section 100 and 102 of the Patents Act, 1970. The provision of compulsory license can also be availed if a potential IP is of use in a state of a public health crisis or against any epidemic under Section 92 of the Patents Act, 1970. Several companies and universities have signed the ‘open COVID pledge‘ to encourage the development of treatments and cures for COVID-19.

1. WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 (March 11, 2020) 2. The Open COVID Pledge (April 7, 2020) 3. Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Change the IP Domain for the Better (May 21 2020)


The pledge assures researchers of access to the technology needed to massproduce masks, ventilators, and testing kits. The development of COVID-19 diagnostic kits only a few weeks after the outbreak began is an example of this global cooperation. We have also seen international cooperation in sharing medicines. Governments have also actively stepped into the patent system with discussions of compulsory licensing and creating public patent pools [2]. Political leaders around the world have also been developing plans to improve access to COVID-19-related IP rights. The EU is for example contemplating buying COVID-19-related rights to establish a publicly-owned patent pool or fund. This is a significant development in the IP domain because it’s an unprecedented effort by governments to ensure patents don’t obstruct the fight against the pandemic. Several countries are also exploring a compulsory licensing mechanism, whereby the governments authorize a third-party to make or use a particular process without the permission of the patent’s owner [3]. As discussed above, the IP regimes have come up in their scientific ways to come together with a hope to eradicate COVID-19 pandemic from the world. The biggest question which encountered that, are we trampling on the rights of inventors and investors. Whether the legal and financial rights of inventors and investors can still be protected by the government? Yes, the government negotiates with the patent owner for lower prices instead of evoking compulsory licenses. Negotiating for voluntary licenses at reasonable rates does not impede the rights of the patent owner. This will harmonize technology and royalty flow as well as better channel public goods. The best part that we can notice here is that the government is putting its maximum efforts to go for a voluntary license rather than a compulsory license, with an intent to safeguard the interest of the patent owner. Let us hope that the shared information could be put to the best use and generate a solution to this pandemic.

Dr. Sujatha S. Patil Associate Professor & Principal for Law School of Business & Law Navrachana University


Indian Startups & Global Opportunities Startup has been the buzz word in the 21st century and India boasts of world’s third largest startup ecosystem closely behind USA and China. Home to more than 50,000 start-ups, with over 1300 startups added in 2019 alone and 21 startups with unicorn status, the intriguing question is: where do these start-ups get their funding from? As per McKinsey report, only about a quarter of funding received by Indian startups comes

from

domestic

investors.

This

proportion is quite low when compared to countries like Japan, China, Australia where the contribution of domestic funding to startups stands at 84%, 57% and 49% respectively. For the Indian startups, lion’s share of funding comes through venture capitalists(VCs) in North America, Europe and advanced Asian countries mainly Japan and China. The world is truly a stage for these startups to exhibit their potential in order to attract funding. In 2019, Indian startups attracted more than $10 billion funding from venture capitalists. A major chunk of the capital came from Softbank (Japan), Tencent (China), Alibaba (China), Sequoia Capital(USA) , Accel Partners (USA), Tiger Global (USA) and T. Rowe Price (USA).In addition to VCs, the corporate giants like Facebook and Linkedin also invested in startups in 2019. There may be several reasons for domestic investors for shying away from investing in domestic startups including lack of deep pockets to pour huge amount of capital in startups, most of which are yet to make any profits; less advantageous regulatory framework for investors as compared to countries or the preference of the Indian startups to leverage the deep expertise and vast experience of foreign VCs.


The relationship is symbiotic. Indian startups provide a plethora of opportunities to venture capitalists across the world to enrich their portfolio by investing in novel ideas in one of the biggest economies of the world catering to more than 1.38 billion people. Most of the Indian startups are growing and scaling at a fast pace attracting VCs to park their funds with them for brighter prospects. Many Indian startups including Zomato, OYO rooms, Ola, Paytm, Zoho etc. have also expanded beyond the national boundary portraying their relevance globally. Is the synergy in the funding ecosystem here to stay? How long will foreign VCs remain bullish for Indian startups? How long will foreign VCs allow Indian startups to prefer growth over profitability? Will the present economic growth slowdown influence foreign VC investors? Is too much dependence on foreign VCs, a bane or a boon? It’s time for Indian startups and policy makers to ponder over some of these questions to ensure that the growing startup ecosystem in India is not hampered and it remains a fertile ground for investors globally and locally.

"People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy." — Tony Robbins

Mrs. Neha Taneja Chawla Assistant Professor School of Business & Law Navrachana University


What NOT to do during COVID-19 We’re in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, with cities and even entire countries in Lockdown. It’s time to accept the anxiety inherent in living in the time of COVID-19. The

invisible

emotions

running

in

background of our mental functions may trigger anxiety, boredom, fear, worry, etc. Below is the list of ‘5 not to do’ to manage emotions & regain inner calm.

Don’t believe every thought coming to your head Thoughts drive through our minds all the time. Not all of them are important, true and meaningful. It was found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those thousands of thoughts, 80% are negative. What we need to realize that mind is a useful tool, but it’s a terrible master. So here is the acid test: ask yourself ‘am I actively thinking about the issue (COVID-19) or negative thoughts are coming to me. It’s surprisingly the later one, most of the time. Don’t engage with negative emotions During the crisis times, each one of us may find ourselves in between whirlpool of emotions. These emotions fuel negative thoughts that dominate our mind again and again. We may face questions that bother us, like - ‘what will happen to me, or to the World.’, ‘Why me or why us are facing this problem?’, ‘Is it the end of everything?’ etc. The moment you realize that you are stuck with these emotions/thoughts, divert your attention to activities that calms you down and regenerate your creative spirit. It could be listening calm music, walking, gardening or meditation.


Do not watch news channels if you start feeling overwhelmed If fear, restlessness and anxiety are recurring emotions, then stop following news channels. In case, if you want to receive the updates, limit your media consumption to a specific time of day (i.e. half an hour in evening). You can also avoid the media completely by asking someone to share important news you need to know about. Don’t try to resist, control or fight reality in your mind Human beings have tendency to control everything at every time. It’s time to accept that there are things we can control and there are things that we can’t. When we find ourselves helpless, we still mentally resist & fight with the issue which brings unnecessary anxiety and fear. It’s time to accept that we cannot control everything and that’s fine. The acceptance of vulnerability brings peace and serenity. Don’t isolate yourself Social distancing is the need of this hour (or year)? But social distancing comes with its own risks. We are social animals. Isolation and loneliness can aggravate anxiety & fear. That’s why it’s important to stay connected as best as we can. Phone calls, chat, or video calls helps us to feel connected. Face-to-face interactions help us to express ourselves in better way. It’s like vitamin for our mental health, reducing your risk of depression and helping ease stress and anxiety. Just ensure that your COVID don’t dominate your social media interactions. It’s important to enjoy each other’s company—to talk, to laugh, share stories, and focus on other things that matters to our lives. And remember ‘We are all in this together, stay positive! This too shall pass.’

Rushit Dubal Assistant Professor School of Business & Law Navrachana University


Live, and LET Live! As long as men massacre animals, they are going to kill one another. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy and love - Pythagoras. The horrific death of an elephant in Thiruvizamkunnu forest of Kerala sparked nationwide debate over laws related to animal cruelty. A female elephant suffered tragic death after eating a pineapple laced with explosives allegedly kept for wild boars. Crackers exploded in its mouth thereby causing grievous injuries and after helplessly roaming around for days it went inside Velliyar River to alleviate its pain. It succumbed to the injuries on 27th May, 2020. As the human population grows, forest cover shrink, it is inevitable that human and animal compete over the same resources leading to human-animal conflicts. Tigers, elephants, leopards attacking and killing humans or monkeys, nilgay, wild boars damaging crops and consequent ‘revenge-killings’ has become an order of the day. There are theories of collateral damage put forth by conservationists, but the brutality involved in the killing process is far from being justified. Overview of Legal Provisions: Article 48A of the Constitution of India says that the State shall endeavour to protect & improve environment and to safeguard forest & wildlife of the country. Article 51(g) says that it is the fundamental duty of every citizen to protect & improve natural environment and have compassion towards living creatures. Section 428 of Indian Penal Code makes ‘mischief by killing or maiming cattle & animals’ a punishable offence. Section 11 of Prevention of Animal Cruelty Act, 1960 does impose fine on a person for allowing or for beating, kicking, torturing an animal subjecting it to an unnecessary pain and suffering; but the amount of fine is meagre. Only in case of repetition there exists a provision of imprisonment up to 3 months.


It is important to note Section 9 of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. It strictly prohibits hunting of wild animals listed in schedule I, II, III and IV of the Act except under section 11 and 12. Section 11 and 12 says hunting such listed animals could be allowed only if they have become an ‘eminently dangerous to human life’ and only with the written permission of Chief Wildlife Warden to authorized person. Analysis: Wild Boars, nilgay are declared as menace in some states and their killing is allowed with strict guidelines. These guidelines mandate the constitution of hunting team and killing the animals at once by shooting. It does not allow the killings by locals, farmers by using the brutal method like explosives. It is legally as well as ethically unjust. This is the reason why chickens, goats are generally killed at once. The whole point is about the ‘brutality’ and infliction of unimaginable pain and hence for any sensitive mind, it is quite natural to express concern. It is time to scrap the ad-hocism in the policymaking and to think for long-term solutions aiming at peaceful co-existence.

“The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.” — Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality

Madhura Thombre-Kulkarni Assistant Professor of Law School of Business & Law Navrachana University


The Revival of the Environmental Ecosystems The world today is witnessing the mysterious pandemic COVID-1 which has hit the society unanswerable to the cause of the spread. May it be human-made or artificially created the virus has led all to think how, what and when to this life of oneself and the loved ones. But the other side of the pandemic has led to a different activity in the world of Mother Nature.The Face of the Earth along with the Ecosystems has taken a U-Turn towards its self –revival.The Ganga River in Haridwar has clear water and which is now suitable for the drinking as well as after the chlorination process .These many years the waters of the Ganga had never witnessed such a change.

The human intervention through waste-dumping activities, religious waters being utilized for disposing dead bodies and the dead remains, industrial and municipality waste had led Ganga waters to pollution.The Government had taken out the Ganga Clean Water Project towards the cleansing of the Ganga River.But the immediate lockdown has helped in the self-revival of the Ganga Waters Ecosystem leading to the clear waters, fresh aquatic species of flora and fauna and also making it portable water for the people living in and near Haridwar. The other positive impact was on the most polluted cities of Delhi and Mumbai which became air-pollution free. The whole of the eco-system became clean and which was available for fresh air breathing, decreasing level of the Carbonmonoxide in the atmosphere of the roads and lanes and bringing down the air quality index from 900 to 200.The skies appeared blue to the people living in Delhi where they could feel the fresh-air and the see the birds flying in the clear sky. The roads were clear and people were able to see till far places.


Furthermore, there was an increase in the number of the migratory birds in the city of Navi Mumbai which had turned the city to glory by their immense flight in large numbers. The natives first time witnessed such a large increase in the number of the Pink Flamingoes which had landed to the areas turning the whole of the city ecosystem pink. The Bombay Natural History Society has estimated around 25 percent increase in the flock of the migratory pink flamingoes which have arrived in the wetlands of the Mumbai after 2019.The blue-green algae being a feast for the flamingoes this year without any human intervention to their activities and nil human tourist the birds have followed in large numbers and this is how the positive impact of the covid-19 has been much a blessing to the migratory birds. Wild Animals like Neelgai , Porcupine, Snakes, Alligators, Tortoise, etc. are out of the forest areas and had come to the roads to take their positions again to the mother earth in Vadodara and other parts in India. The animals were witnessed by many people .The River Dolphins were seen at many places and last but not the least the Ozone Layer holes was itself in a healing process. Even though the tough times of pandemic has lead us to lockdown and quarantines but this has contributed to the self-revival of Mother Nature.

It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing rather than just one or two stars — David Attenborough

Stella Joice Faculty for Law School of Business & Law Navrachana University


COVID-19 from an International Perspective Due to coronavirus pandemic, several countries around the world resorted to lockdowns to decrease the number of infections. These lockdowns forced millions of citizens to their homes, shutting down businesses economic International

and activity.

stopping

almost

According

Monetary

Fund

to (IMF),

all the the

global economy is expected to shrink by over 3 per cent in 2020 – the steepest slowdown since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

The pandemic has pushed the global economy into a recession, which means the economy starts shrinking and growth stops. Various sectors such as Oil and Gas, Industrial metals and Food and Beverages have been severely hit by this Pandemic. Countries across the world are taking different measure to revive their economy. In India, Finance Minister announced Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package, to provide relief to Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) in the form of an increase in credit . Many developed economies in the world came up with support packages. While India’s economic stimulus package is 10 per cent of its GDP, Japan’s is 21.1 per cent, followed by the US (13 per cent), Sweden (12 per cent), Germany (10.7 per cent), France (9.3 per cent), Spain (7.3 per cent) and Italy (5.7 per cent).


Furthermore, even as economic activities are resuming gradually, the situation will take time to normalise, as consumer behaviour has changed as a result of continued social distancing and uncertainty about the future. Therefore, along with clear and effective communication, broad monetary and fiscal stimuli will be required to be coordinated for maximum impact, and that would be most effective to increase spending in the recovery phase.

One intriguing subplot of the economic crisis is the failure of most economists to predict it. We have had the most spectacular economic and financial crisis in decades - possibly since the Great Depression - and the one group that spends most of its waking hours analyzing the economy basically missed it.

— Robert J. Samuelson

Mrs. Ankita Sharma Visiting Faculty for Marketing School of Business & Law Navrachana University


Changing Tides "Intelligence is an ability to adapt to change" - Stephen Hawking Uncertainties and insecurities have suddenly engulfed the human race due to pandemic which has affected at unprecedented scale both economically and psychologically. Layoffs, pay cuts & leaves without paid are grabbing frequent headlines in indsutries — ranging from Airline to Software. The question in front of us is loud and clear — " Can we adapt to the changing business environment? Can we re-skill ourselves to tackle the dynamic challenges posed by Covid-19?"

Across the world, number of companies have tried to answer this by diverting their production & supply chain capabilities to essential items. While teams from Ford, Mercedes, F1, Mahindra, etc. have started working on ventilators and face masks; Dior and Givenchy converted the perfume making capacity to hand sanitizers, we have seen supply chain partners for food delivery to cater into essential grocery delivery need. From online classes to work-from-home schedules, from OTT movie launches to virtual sports events, adaptability will be the major theme for continuation of the business. Hopefully, preventive vaccine will be available by the end of 2020, based on promising trials of leading research institutes and things may go back to normal as they have in the past, but it would be interesting to observe which trends continue to persist considering the cultivated habit of isolation & social distancing. We all will be a part of a tide that will carry us afloat or flip our boats.

Mr. Firdos Solanki Assistant Professor School of Business & Law Navrachana University


The Bid Adieu "Intelligence is an ability to adapt to change" - Stephen Hawking "Each one of us is a hero. We just don't know everyone we're inspiring." Dear graduating batches of 2020- the year that will forever be imprinted in our memory for years to come! You will be remembered not just as the bright, crisp and amiable people that you are but also as warriors! Inspite of all the setbacks, you have finally crossed the threshold and how! Mrs. Manisha Banani Faculty for Communication Navrachana University

May you continue to fight all odds in life and shine like the stars you are! Farewell dear ones!

Dear Students, My wish for you all is that you see the light in this world, in yourself, and in others. I see the light in you. Compliment others, and be proud of your own accomplishments. I am proud of you all. Believe in yourself, for you are stronger than you know. I believe in you. Try hard, but know your limits. Ask if you need help, and trust others will help you. I will help you. Fill your heart with laughter and smile often. I love to see you all smile. You all are a unique, special, and amazing people.

Mrs. Noopur Vyas Shah Founding Owner Sutra Embrace Yoga

Dream, believe, wonder, inspire, love, nurture, and always listen. That is what I wish for you.


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COMMITTEE AND EXPERIENCES

COMMITTEE SIGN-OFF, WISHES FROM TORCH-BEARERS & STUDENT ARTICLES


SIGNING OFF A legacy handed over to us by our esteemed seniors, the name of the student body itself brings with it a sense of honor, respect and dignity. A dream team that's like an icing on the cake for the University as it works for the making of this university life even better and helping us students be professionally as well as personally active and equipped. What then commenced at a sapling has now grown into Banyan tree of resources, experiences and skills from diverse fields and members who help one another to grow. But now as we sign off, we wish that this legacy continues because this organization is not a destination but a journey in itself.


THE

President's

Words

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts…” - William Shakespeare And mine was that of the First Female President of the Student Committee of School of Business and Law. Sounds dreamy right? I lived through it. I have never been on a rollercoaster ride because I am afraid of heights... But this journey was no less than that. I will always be thankful for faculties in showing trust in my abilities and giving me an opportunity against all odds to prove my worth. I am a staunch believer of the two concepts - KARMA and DESTINY. I really believe that there is someone above us who has written our life stories in a way that all of us are destined to learn lessons in this journey of the soul. Each year a new set of committee is formed in order to transform member’s individual growth and experience both in a productive and nurturing way which not only helps them in their personal growth but also gives them a brand new experience of something called life! This university has given me everything I could probably ask for as a fresher to my senior year - enlightened faculties, friendly classmates, interestingly boring lectures to fun filled canteen spaces, tears of both happiness and sorrow, friends turned foes... to friends who’re now family, events, dance nights, interdisciplinary projects which lead to making new friends and getting to learn various new things and so many bitter sweet memories.....the list is endless.... I can go on and on about. I’ll be forever grateful to everyone for making these years one of the most wonderful and enriching experiences of my life and I’ll cherish them forever.


I’ve always been fascinated towards the entertainment industry and PR has been my forte. Interacting and Communicating with people, Volunteering and Hosting various events throughout my school life and was fortunate enough to experience that during ollege as well. Right from the very beginning, got selected as the Event Committee Head, then, got into the Steering Committee and finally, Third Year brought to me the President ship. These years have added volumes to my personality and wisdom and I’ll like to share some of my lessons with you. Life throws you curve balls, but you can learn to swerve them or hit them like there is no tomorrow.....the choice my dear friends is always yours. So instead of focussing on the negativities, try to make the most of every situation that comes your way and definitely one day you’ll emerge as a winner. Ups and downs are bound to be there, they are a part and parcel of life, it’s the way you handle them that makes you a stronger and confident person from within and gives you the experience which shall help you in your future endeavours.Remember“You are not a drop in the ocean, You are an entire ocean in a drop.” - Rumi So just be yourself, and I’m sure you’re gonna rock it! All the best.

Ishita Talwar President Business@NUV Batch of 2020


THE

Secretary

General

You face your greatest opposition from your nearest relations. That’s when you are the closest to your furthest dream. The 21st-century leaders use their brain cells more than their heart and muscle tissues. Well, that’s how it should be! If I had told you a few months ago that we would still have online events, conduct online seminars, work remotely, and still release this magazine you would have laughed — if I had told you that we would open up a new chapter with just a few people, shut down all offline events without losing the zeal amongst our community, you would've laughed — if I had told you that we would welcome our junior batch completely online without making them feel bored — if I had told you all that, you might have said my sights were set a little too high. But here I am, narrating my story to you. During the remarkable three years that I reigned supreme over my weaknesses and limitations, I always looked up to the people who inspired me despite the challenges that were always in disguise. After the first committee results were declared in 2017, the start of my tenure, the one thing everyone was looking forward to was my performance and determination before I finally and formally reached the apex. If not this then what do you call a true leader’s journey? As any leader would or should, I chose my words wisely and kept everyone going. For someone who is in a position of authority, arrogance can come easy and integrity can be easily compromised, but never I let either usurp your mind. A leader’s mettle is also seen in his modesty. As a mark of humility, always acknowledge your team who backs you up by giving their best under your leadership. To all my remarkable committee members, for three years, and some of you a whole lot more, I have drawn from your energy. When times got tough and frustrating, you all guarded me against cynicism. These three years changed my life enough to provide me with all the strength — social, professional, political, psychological, and emotional — to become a life-long fighter.


A leader must continue to inspire despite challenges and roadblocks — situations or people. To achieve what you set out, for many, may seem impossible, but continuously and actively working towards it will not stop you from reaching your aim. During this tenure, I not only managed to dream the impossible but also, I eventually succeeded in realizing that very dream. That’s the point I proved successfully — positions don’t matter, performance does. One should ask people to believe not in one’s ability to bring about change — but bring it out in yours. There’s a huge round of unending applause when one successfully does this. Deservingly so. Only a true leader can garner such massive love and support. I would hereby like to mark an end to my journey with this university with a quote by Israelmore Ayivor, “Never be afraid to speak your mind on relevant issues; good leaders stand for relevance and they are never afraid to face the facts head-on even if it turns other people against them. Bad leaders see the problems, close their eyes, and gain sympathy, nothing else!” All the best to the junior batches. I am sure you will too, continue the legacy of this magazine even in the toughest of situations.

Rushi Vyas Secretary-General Business@NUV Batch of 2020


THE

Treasurer's

Wealth

Have you ever started writing a paper and could not think of the right sentence to begin with? Well that’s exactly what is happening to me right now. It is just so confusing that I want to give up. But when I think of it, I realise my mistake. I have realized that if you ask for someone else’s help on your paper, the final product is not what you expected it to be like. So why is it that most people don’t even try? It’s because they think failing is the only component to their result of trying. Well here is a statement for you “try and try till you succeed.”

Initially it seems impossible, but if one never tried, the world would be a dead pond of crushed dreams and lost hopes and I have literally felt that. After Completing high school, my inclination towards business brought me to Navrachana university. The freshman year was filled with enthusiasm, excitement, opportunities and new experiences with little anxiety of language as a barrier. As students, we strive for academic excellence and when working towards earning our degrees, one of our goals remain to gain practical exposure to the outside world challenges that are lined up as we walk out of the university premises, and Business@ NUV has provided ample opportunities to face the real world problems, whether it be an organizing events or managing the committee funds and accounts. The journey was very fascinating as CSR member in a freshman year to Treasure in senior year, and this process has made me more independent and confident. I will always be grateful to faculties for showing faith in my abilities and for all the opportunities given.


Being Assigned as a treasurer has made me realise that spending money over unnecessary goods makes the usage of money weak, instead saving money for tomorrow makes the money more strong and becomes crucial for future spending. So, someone has rightly quoted that “we should not lose the treasure of our self for the pleasure of our sense.” Recalling past three years feels like time has flown away, all the hangouts, bunking lectures, pranks played, the small fights, last minute submissions, requesting faculties for remedial and most importantly preparations for exam only a night before, from all those situations we lived our college days In the most beautiful way. Those four walls of classrooms had witnessed varied acts of ours, though all are now going reside in new lives, yet the memories linger in classrooms and corridors where we all laughed and cherished every moment…… TOGETHER.

“Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.”

— William A. Ward

Shaily Shah Treasurer Business@NUV Batch of 2020


THE

Symphony

of Synergy

It was a pleasure being a committee member these 3 years, being a part of all the remarkable events and contributing in the same. It gave me the opportunity of learn to plan the overall event and work with fellow students. Chirayu Jain - TY BBA Steering Associate - Business@NUV 2019-2020

While working for the committee i got to experience how things work outside in the practical market. It has given me the right exposure to enhance my professional skills apart from all the experiences and hard work i have gathered many memorable moments of my college life which I'll cherish lifelong. Shlok Pandya- TY BBA Steering Associate - Business@NUV 2019-2020

Learnt tons from the committee and the college. the good, the bad and the worst but I wouldn't change even a single bit of it because it all had such a big part to play in the person that I am today. Thanky ou for the endless lessons! Priyanka Maniar - TY BBA Steering Associate - Business@NUV 2019-2020


Being a part of Business@NUV since past two years has given me a great platform to showcase my management skills, learn new things and improvise with in. It's been an amazing journey till now and I am sure there are much more opportunities in coming future. Megha Shrivastav - SY BBA Steering Associate - Business@NUV 2019-2020

Being in the committee has given me a great sense of judgement and decision making skill. And from what I know judgment comes from experience and great judgment comes from bad experience Aditya Talekar - SY BBA Assistant Treasurer - Business@NUV 2019-2020


04

S E C T I O N

Pondering over Real World PROBLEMS

STUDENT ARTICLES


A NEW WAVE OF TALENT The School of Business & Laws is 11 years old and the Batch of 2020 was the 9th Batch of outstanding students that graduated from Navrachana University. While, the coming batch of 2023 will be the 12th wave of fresh ideas, talent and zeal.


MAKE Change Happen! “Be the change that you wish to see in the world’’

India

has

come

a

long

way

in

its

economic, social, and political evolution in the

short

space

of

20

years.

The

geographical landscape, both urban and rural has changed and is unrecognisable from its 20 years vintage. Socially it has changed

almost

unbelievably

to

the

extent that generation gap is not about between parents and children, but even within the generation.

What a 30 years old has seen in his formative years is a matter of mere hearsay for 15 years old! This is what evolution is all about and it happens almost imperceptibly. Yet, we must be aware of these changes and evolve along with the times. Else, we risk being stranded between the past and present and lose out on the future! This is one reason why I have tried to keep pace with the onslaught of timealways ready for its relentless march - yet ensuring that I don’t resist it, but adapt to it so that I do not get isolated in a world that has no place for misfits today. The difference between misery and solace, sorrow and happiness is all about how we respond to changes in our lives. Once we learn to understand that change is the only constant and reconcile to it, rather than resign ourselves to it, we would have won the battle and come out supreme!


My advice to everyone is that, always is to learn to make the most of the opportunities for growth which are now available in plenty as compared to a few years ago and to give ‘change’ a new meaning, by making it happen rather than allowing it to the dictate terms for you to adhere. Experience the immense satisfaction and happiness you get out of being able to successfully negotiate and win over change at every stage of life.

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself; so try to change yourself according to the situation, the world will automatically gets changed.”

Falguni Bharsakale BBA Batch of 2021 Head of Social Media - Business@NUV 2019-2020


िह

तान का नेता ँ ह तान का नेता ँ सफ वादे झुमले दे ता ँ पॉ ल ट स है ब त आसान यहा पे

इतनी धम जाती भाषाएँ है कहाँ पे ? एक सरे से बस इ ह लाडवा दो जहा जो माइनॉ रट है , उनमे एक दो को मरवा दो समाज क हर दरार का फायदा उठाता रहता ँ ह तान का नेता ँ सफ वादे झुमले दे ता ँ बहारी है मु बई म पराया मुसलमान पता नही कहा से आया द लत क रजवशन से हमने वकास गवाया अपर का ट ने द लत पर ब त ज म है ढाया बस यही बात पछले स र साल से दोहराता ँ

ह तान का नेता ँ सफ वादे झुमले दे ता ँ डर लगता है क कह यह जाग न जाएं हमारे झुमले कही यह पहचान न पाए बेरोज़गारी, ग़रीबी, इनक लाचारी इ ह याद न आये युही नफरत क आग मे मेरा झंडा लहराये मुझे दोष न दो म तो इनक दल म छू पी नफरत का साया ँ


ह तान का नेता ँ

ह तान का नेता ँ

सफ वादे झुमले दे ता ँ

सफ वादे झुमले दे ता ँ

अरे मेरी चोरी पकड़ी जाए तो कह ं

जब तक यह वोट जात - पात पर दगे

ओ पो ज़शन का ष

ं है

जब तक यह बेवकूफ मं दर मज़ जद पर लडगे

नीच से नीच हरकत भी यहाँ चाण या नी त और राज त डीवाईड् एंड

जब तक झुटे भाषण से भावुक होकर मूख बनगे है

ल तब भी माहा मं था

और अब भी माहा मं है

तब तक मुझ जैसे इन पर राज करगे न ये बदलने वाला है और न म बदलने वाला ँ

जनता जाए भाड़ मे म तो मी डया को जेब म रखता ँ

ह तान का नेता ँ सफ वादे झुमले दे ता ँ

ह तान का नेता ँ सफ वादे झुमले दे ता ँ अरे मैने इ ह बाटाँ नह यह तो पहले से ही बाटे ए है हर दं गो म

यजन तक इ ह के कटे ए है

य क एक सरे के

त नफरत का जाप

यह पहले से रटे ए है म तो बस थोड़ा सा भड़काता और थोड़ा डराता ँ

Elisha Pope BBA Batch of 2022


The Sixth Extinction If the entire history of the earth was converted into a 24 hour day, humans have been on the Earth for only 1 minute and 17 seconds before midnight. That's how microscopic we are, in terms of the wider view of our planet. Interestingly, biodiversity is not spread uniformly around the world – the coral reefs, the tropics, the rainforests – all of these are biodiverse. But think about it for a moment, what else do you know about these areas? Social issues. In these areas, poverty is paramount amongst people. So when one thinks about biodiversity, one should also consider that – where some of the richest biodiversity exists, is also where humanity suffers the greatest problems. This turns out to be an important issue in conservation. And why should we care about it? There are some practical reasons behind it. We can probably divide them into two categories - selfish-utilitarian and aestheticphilosophical. The utilitarian concept deals with the direct use of plants and animals, that we all are aware of. And the aesthetic purpose deals with the contribution to human well-being through elements of biodiversity. All of these things underpin the existence of human society and the cogs that make that machine turn are made of biodiversity. Without biodiversity, there is no future for humanity. You may pause to consider how much of it we can afford to lose before that machine stops working. This means that the fashion of the moment is to try and put a cash value on biodiversity, to illustrate to politicians and policymakers just how important it is. The diversity of life on the planet, at any given time, depends on how fast new species evolve and how fast existing species go extinct. In the past 500 years, nearly 1000 species have been recorded extinct. That does not include thousands of species that have disappeared under the radar, many of them before we even know they exist. Extinction is generally invisible, yet each extinction removes one break from the ecological foundations of this planet. Eventually, entire ecosystems begin to unravel.


The evolution of new species in the extinction of others is a natural process. So, why is the current wave of extinction and massive ecological change a problem? The problem lies in the rate of change. Extinction may be natural but species today are vanishing at an unnaturally rapid rate. The earth systems are usually fairly stable for a long period of time and background extinction is very low. But when rapid changes occur, life forms have a hard time keeping up and extinction rates increase. The current extinction rate is up to 1000 times more than the historical rage scene in the fossil record and the projected rates are even higher for the future. Although it is very rare, the earth has seen mass extinction five times before, when the diversity and abundance of life suddenly plummeted. In each mass extinction event, more than 70% of all species on the earth disappeared. Once a mass extinction event occurs, it takes millions of years for the year to recover. And these rates are accelerating, this time as a result of human activities they are altering the planet in dramatic ways. We are now approaching the sixth mass extinction. We need to remember that humans do not rule the earth. No one else except us has declared us the “supreme species”. We all are already aware of the various ways to save this biodiversity and I would not be focusing on that, that is not my purpose behind this article. Making small changes in our lives – in our homes, businesses, daily choices, energy choices – does impact the bigger part of the planet. And this “new normal” will hopefully save us from the sixth extinction if we wish so.

Rushi Vyas BBA Batch of 2020 National Geographic certified Wildlife Conservation Enthusiast


Are you really an Animallover if you eat animals? Over the last few years, I have realized, felt, and researched about all the different sorts of Animal Cruelties that animals of all kinds are subjected to in our world, and have always been. The more I read and researched, the more I realized how bad the condition is. As I started feeling more strongly about the subject and wanted to do my share to stop the cruel practices, as one of the steps, I made it a point to share these cruelties and educate people through the social platforms which we have been blessed with. This has led me to a lot of diverse opinions from people regarding the rights and wrongs of animal rights. These arguments range from ‘Plants have feelings too’, ‘But Chicken Wings are so delicious’, ‘There are a lot of bigger problems in the world than this’, etc. While I tried my best to keep my stand, I know at the end of the day, you can only do so much to change a person’s perspective. Although, as I say this, I realize that even though I don't eat meat, I am not vegan, and the meat industry isn't the only one responsible for the cruelty towards animals. The dairy industry, the fashion industry, the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic industry, and so many others have such a big part in conducting inhumane and extremely painful practices and experiments on animals and somewhere or the other, I am supporting them by consuming my medicines or using a certain brand of shampoo. This makes me question if I am the hypocrite for just blaming non-vegetarians and excusing myself just because I am not the direct cause of someone’s death?


Secondly, in a broader aspect of this argument, it all comes down to Speciesism, which is defined as biased behavior and discrimination that is based on species. One aspect of this is the fact the humans are considered the superior species and therefore their lives hold a greater value than any other species, which is a major factor around which the world works, the laws are made, and the decisions are taken. Another aspect is we tend to love some species, like cats, dogs, and other domestic animals, and feel higher compassion for them, while we eat chicken, mutton, fish, or pigs as our dinner. This is where most “animal lovers� need to question themselves. This way of thinking and acting has been ingrained in our society over ages, which is why it's hard for people to even realize how wrong this thinking is. Therefore, I want these people, who believe themselves to be animal lovers, to ask themselves if they are speciesists? Are they being biased towards some species while causing harm to another? And once they have these answers, they can maybe re-evaluate their perspectives and opinions and know if they really care and feel for animals or if they are just compassionate to certain species. Lastly, while we are fighting for feminism, LGBTQ rights, racism and other such causes where we want everyone to be treated equally and not be given certain tags and roles based on just their gender, sexual preferences or color, this is exactly what we have been doing with animals for centuries. We need to open our minds and try to eradicate this way of thinking and grow above speciesism. Every life on this planet has an equal right to live and we are in no position to choose who gets to live and love, and who doesn't.

Priyanka Maniar Batch of 2020


Depression – The Next PANDEMIC “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also harder to bear. The frequent attempt

to

conceal

mental

pain

increases the burden. It is easier to say, “My tooth is paining” than to say “My heart is broken”” Every person might have gone through depression, anxiety or sadness at certain points in their life. The question arises is what exactly leads people to this? People go through continuous thought process that occurs between the mind and the intellect The mind is a place where your thoughts take up emotions, sentiments, and imagination. Where as, intellect has the power to think, reflect, and judge. The mind doesn’t have control over things but the intellect can have self control to think logically and differentiate between the right and the wrong. So here the point is even if you go through some negativity in life let your intellectual power overcome your thoughts in the mind; let the intellect rule over your mind so that you don’t end up doing something wrong as it has the ability to absorb the positivity around you. You can tackle through depression in either of the two ways: Fight Response or Flight response. When you let the intellect rule, you become the one who fights through the negativity and comes up back to livelihood which is stated as fight response. But when you let the mind decide things you give up on everything and in some cases it take lives too and this can be stated as flight response.


As the famous saying goes – “You are your own best friend” and “Believe in yourself.” Consider yourself capable enough to fight yourself through it. When you know you can’t speak up to someone else, learn talking to your own self. Speaking up is the only way to tackle this problem, the more quite you are; the more chance you give to your mind to store the negativity and weaken the intellect. Everyone is strong enough to help themselves; it’s just how wisely one uses their abilities to overcome the difficulties in life. Due to this Covid-19 pandemic has taken many lives; due to the fear of virus, financial problems, loneliness, no social gatherings etc people suffered through emptiness and gave up their lives. But the fact is reality doesn’t work like that, giving up on your self is just an end to your pain. When will you have a look around others suffering because you are gone? Try to deal with your problems, try to find a solution, be brave enough to accept the challenges and lucky to get a life that god choose for you. “Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.”

Sharda Patel BBA Batch of 2021


The Increasing Paranoia Now-a-days, people all over the world are practically glued to Social Media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc, more frequently in addition to watching movies and series, subscribing to web channels like Netflix, Amazon, HotStar, etc. indulging in online games and what not. All these activities are supported by Internet and thus, many a times, directly or indirectly, people give certain permissions in applications in order to access their services or make some purchases.

All these activities open doors to malware/spyware attacks which may result in huge losses to people not only financially but also otherwise. Nobody can guarantee a safety certificate along with that. With 2020, we have seen a rise in all kinds of malicious crimes which vary differently such as hacking of celebrity accounts to bank account frauds, etc. I belong to a beautiful small city called Bokaro Steel City, in Jharkhand. Yes, you read that right, Jharkhand. This is the same state which on one hand takes pride in having the Steel City of India - Jamshedpur but on the other hand is in limelight for the not so positive aspect – Jamtara – The Cyber Crime Hub of India. When the whole world is struggling to fight this pandemic, Crime rate has increased at a tremendous rate everywhere. Social media not only is a boon but also a bane in disguise. It has influenced and affected us largely be it from hate speeches to controversial statements and misleading WhatsApp forwards. People need to understand that whatever they see on social media is not true. We can be easily fooled by it if we aren't careful enough. Fake news is created within the blink of an eye.


People take to social media even in a non significant matter like a brawl or a difference of opinion which could have been solved by two individuals easily and the repercussions are damaging. But no, who doesn't like to be the centre of attention right? In small areas, stealing is at peak because this virus has created unemployment and now people have lost their source of income. News reporters being harassed by politicians, sometimes getting beaten up or even being shot at and for what? Being brutally honest with the public or for that matter gaining strength and telling truth on national television. We get headlines every now and then and what do we do? Just sit there and feel sad. Two days ago, a UP journalist was shot dead by goons because earlier he lodged an FIR against some men for misbehaving with his niece. Journalists Sandhya Ravishankar and M Suchitra attacked in Chennai while covering illegal mining, to name a few. Leave alone all this, the very famous Republic TV host Arnab Goswami was not spared and was attacked by goons while returning from his office, on his way home. Just because I'm taking their side here doesn't mean I support the journalists completely. It's just that I'm not asking you to believe whatever they say on the news or trust them blindly but to develop some common sense and IQ to know what's appropriate or not. I seriously believe reporters should have some basic sense while doing their job and I say this with regards to late Sushant Singh Rajput's Suicide case when ABP and AajTak reporters, were seen harassing members of his family who were clearly too distressed to comment. How long are we gonna sit behind our screens, see all this happening infront of our eyes everyday, and just hope, hope that one day, this too shall pass, whereas the reality is the one way? The so called idols of truth and justice shall pass away, fighting on behalf of us, raising their voices on our behalf, when will we raise our voice for what’s right and against all that’s wrong? “If not us, then who? If not now, then when?”― John Lewis

Ishita Talwar BBA Batch of 2020


A True Feminist "Feminism stands for empowerment of all genders and not disempowering men. Sadly, people often get it completely wrong." Feminism

doesn't

have

any

gender.

Feminism is a multicultural cause. Today's feminist activists are women and men of all walks of life who seek to fight sexism ir any other discrimination. It doesn't just liberate women; it also liberates men by breaking down the standards which society has put in place for both women and men. Men are taught in this society to control emotions,be leaders, and to never showcase their weakness.They are not allowed to cry or ask for help in various time. These socially constructed rules cause men to be socially confined. Feminism says that it's okay for men to show weakness, be followers, and to show their emotions. Being a feminist, you appeal for the same opportunities that men have in our society.

In today's world the word feminism focuses more on gazing superiority and not equality. Feminists of today should be focusing on self-love, equal responsibilities, gender equality, and empowering everyone. They should preach that gender, sex, and sexuality do not determine humanity. Have a conversation over domination. Work on proving that they’re more than what they look like. Don’t let anything hold them back. Demand equal pay as men, prove that they can accomplish the same tasks. Don’t chastise themselves for looking a certain way.


We stand for equality, respect and acknowledgement of all the genders.We stand for empowering humans as whole no matter which categories they belong to.

Thus, I would say I am a feminist, but that doesn’t make me blind to the unfairness men face. I’m a feminist, but all I want is equality and not control over men. I am a feminist, and I do not hate men because feminism is not about women getting better treatment than men but to just receive equal opportunities. I am a feminist, and I see how wonderful men are while playing various roles like father,partner ,friend or a stranger.I do not support humiliating any gender, disrespecting them or gaining control over them. Besides telling boys to ‘Respect Women,’ it’s also imperative to teach girls to stop being judgemental because “All men are not same.”

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men.

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

Megha Shrivastav BBA Batch of 2020


05

S E C T I O N

Hands-On use of ALL THE SKILLS

EVENTS


LEARNING IN THE REALWORLD Events form an integral part of our life at SBL. Events range from academic to nonacademic and are as short as an hour to a complete week-long "fest". The flagship event for Business@NUV is known as "Eclipse" consisting of various sub-events for business and non-business students inviting them from various cities. An innovative lecture series called "Samwaad" marks the constant learning from mentors who have had the first-hand experience to the world's challenges


Feb Fest

A fact that February is short, still filled with lots of love and enthusiasm. As being the most unique month of the year, the student

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throughout the entire week. The Feb Fest included series of days like: Black Day, Formals Day, Group Day, MisMatch Day and Traditional Day along with fun activities like Talent hunt, Ramp walk, Fun and engaging Games, DJ Eve.


The Freshers' Party Since you come with a clean slate, nobody knows you and vice versa, there is uncertainty in your mind and cautiousness in your demeanour. Thus, Business@NUV organized the fresher’s party that provides a chance to remove these uncertainties and welcomes the newest and nervous members to life in college.

Freshers' Orientation An orientation was organized by Business@NUV to make the freshers feel connected with new space and make them familiar with the rule, regulations and systems of Navrachana University. This event provides the new students to explore the culture of the place and maintain uniformity in atmosphere.


Khushiyon Nu Kabaat

School of Business@NUV volunteered for Ananta Charitable Trust’s “Khushiyon nu Kabaat Season 3”, an event organized for the underpriviledged. We were a part of 15 days long donation drive and a full day sale campaign meant to help the poor.

Investiture Ceremony

The Investiture ceremony signifies the reliance and confidence that the college consigns in the newly invested committee bearers. Donning the mantle of accountability, they also pledge to bestow their duties to the best of their abilities.


Kaarigari by Golden Agers 3.0 School of Business and Law in collaboration with Circle of Care, took the initiative of encouraging elderly people by making KAARIGARI 3.0 a great success. Mr. Jigarbhai Inamdar, Regional Director, ICCR-Govt. of India, graced the event with his much appreciated presence. Our elderly buddies created and sold a variety of festive and handicraft items with the help of volunteers and could manage to host an exhibitioncum-sale of the same!

NUVKhelaiya

Navratri, a major festival that lays importance of worshiping Goddess Durga. Typically the festival’s nine nights are dedicated to different aspects of the divine feminine principle. People come together with full of joy and dress up with special Traditional attire and celebrate through a dance form called Garba, this was also celebrated by the students of Navrachana University.


Rising Stars

Rising Star being “The Talent Hunt” competition among the BBA students created a path way for them to express their talents and uniqueness through the form of performing Music, Poetry pieces, Dancing, Singing and Rapping. The Eve of Rising Star competition was rejoicing and power-packed because of the wonderful student Artists and our enthusiastic audience which made the whole event more memorable and magnificent.


NUV Samwaad Lecture Series

Business@NUV organized the most awaited and enriching event, NUV Samvaad 2020 - industry lecture series.

Shri Alok Shah Shri Ashok Shah graced the event and enlightened us with his stimulating thoughts on “Achieving Lifetime Employability”. Shri Ashok Shah has been the former vicepresident of Global Professional Services at Alcatel Lucent Technologies and former vicepresident at Global Professional Services at Hewlett Packard, USA.

Mr. Harsh Purohit Seminars provide a chance to interact with experts from the specific field. Discussing about the relevant topics of the particular subject, students tend to learn about the latest information and new skills related to the concerned subject. Business@NUV was honored to have Mr. Harsh Purohit, FounderDirector at Cognito India. He has an expertise in sustainability advisory and advertising frameworks supported by 25 years of industry experience. The seminar was focused on current practices, opportunities and challenges in the advertising industry.


BBA Sports Fest Futsal and Box Cricket “Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company you don't even mind if you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game.�

The commitee organizes multiple sports events throughout the year. The games celebrate the inseparable bond between the batches that is proudly showcased on the game fields.


The sports events bring a participation that's unbelievable. The SBL family is so fond of these events that even the Alumni can't resist from coming back every year. In every event the number of players has always increased and the spirit of competiton and sportsmanship is brilliantly seen during the events.

CSR Activity For most of us the idea of winter means cuddling under the blanket for warmth, lying in our comfort zone and sipping coffee sitting beside the fire. But for those on the streets, with every drop in the temperatures it’s a fight for survival. Business@NUV made a modest attempt to serve humanity and there is no better gift than providing warm clothing and some needy.

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From the Sands of TIME

THE ALUMNI SPEAKS


BETTER THAN THE BEST Every year 100+ graduates are placed in world's top universities across the globe in countries like US, UK, Singapore, Canada, New Zealand and Australia to name a few. Futhermore, many students have even started their own business as well as joined their family businesses to push the legacy to a new height.


"Navrachana" means "New Creation or Navi Rachana" The word itself speaks everything . A decade back, I was a weak student in my school days. And today I am given an opportunity to share few words in this magazine! Such a Huge positive change! I dedicate my 4 years of Experience in Advertising to this very university that moulded my personality as well as my confidence in stepping into the corporate world. I did BBA and MBA from the School of Business and Law, Navrachana University. I can bet that no other institution will provide The amount of support that I got from the NUV and it’s highly qualified faculties. I once again thank each and every faculty and staff members to make me what I am today.

Nisarg Mankad BBA Batch of 2014 MBA Batch of 2016 Former President — Business@NUV 2014-16


Being a Navrachnite has been part of me since very early years of my academic life. But being at NUV was beyond my comfort zone, so I owe it to the team of faculties and the system that made me to realise that this was a boon in the waiting. The BBA program here is a pool of opportunities to learn, grown and connect for the one who is ready to soak it as it slowly untangles. The only way to maintain the momentum here is to keep a balance between the academics for your excellence and the activities for your wellbeing and growth.

Stuti Chokshi BBA Batch of 2018 Former Treasurer— Business@NUV 2017-18


As an alumni and former president, I feel lucky to be a part of this troop. The journey over so many years has been very ambitious and fun loving. I always wanted to be one such person and be a part of the university and soon got a chance for the same. Goodbyes are hard but then stepping ahead requires a goodbye as well. I am hereby wishing a farewell to the Batch of 2020. Due to the COVID-19 situations we weren't able to get a LIVE farewell as it was decided but virtual farewells are a thing and I am sure you'll enjoy that too! The committee tried their level best to host virtual events and distracted everyone from this pandemic outbreak; thank you Business@NUV! Hope you all will have a great future when you step out in the business world. I would also like to welcome the upcoming batch of NUV. I am sure you all will have the best of the college experiences one can have. Your journey with NUV Family is going to be delightful. We are all excited to have you here, as a part of the NUV family. Thank you

Ahfaz Vohra BBA Batch of 2019 Former President— Business@NUV 2018-19


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From the Class to the CORPORATES

INTERNSHIPS PLACEMENTS


Corporate Internships@SBL Two Months Full Time Corporate Internship is an integral part of management education at the School of Business and Law, Navrachana University. Every year, students are required to pursue an internship with a company where they seek on the job training in an area of their choice like HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations among others. Even this year, nearly 190 students from MBA, BBA, and BBA-LLB are pursuing their internship in companies across the state of Gujarat. The internship provides them an opportunity to take a first-hand experience of the corporate world and get trained for a specific function of management. The interns are placed across the sectors from Banking and Finance to Manufacturing and Exports, from Retail and Consultancy to Digital Marketing and Taxation. We are thankful to the corporate fraternity for extending their support and providing an opportunity to the students of the School of Business and Law, Navrachana University to pursue their Internship with them. HDFC AMC, HDFC Bank, Aditya Birla Capital, Airtel, Angel Broking, Big Bazaar, Surat, DCB Bank, Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited, HPCL, Lupin Ltd, Piramal Glass, Modern Foods Ltd, Sharekhan, Sayaji Steel, Sterling Biotech, Sure Safety India are few among many where the students are currently pursuing their internships.


Placements@SBL COVID 19 could not deprive our students from BBA and MBA to gain a lucrative placement opportunity. Our students got successfully placed with corporate across the country. Some of the top recruiters at School of Business and Law, Navrachana University in 2019-20 were HDFC Ltd, Alembic Pharma, Extra Marks, Byju’s APP, Nielsen, Phone Pe and Kotak Mahindra Bank among many others. Our Training and Placement Cell headed by Shri Giri Sharma played a crucial role in networking with the companies and sourcing the opportunities for those who were eligible and determined to make a career in industry. Our students have been well accepted in industry across the sectors due to their practical understanding of concepts and theories they studied both in discipline and interdisciplinary courses. Students from BBA and MBA were placed across the sectors from Banking and Finance to IT, Pharma, Education, Infrastructure and Advertising among others.

Placed Right! It gives me a lot of pride and joy to share that Placements@SBL are going from strength to strength with each passing year. We have successfully placed our students across industry sectors, thereby exploring and conquering new frontiers. The students who would be graduating in the coming years too, are being groomed to take ON challenges still TOUGHER, and achieve successes, still HIGHER!! Giri Sharma Head Training & Placements Navrachana University


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Striving beyond THE CLASSROOM walls Winners of Phoenix Life Science's Photo Blurrb

ACHIEVEMENTSÂ & AWARDS

BBA Baazigar Winners - Team Mirzapur Janhvi Khanna - 2nd Position - U19 West Zone Badminton at Goa

Kashish Shah at the IIT Madras E-Summit 2020 presenting his idea


Kashish Shah SY BBA 1st Position - NUV Sports Fiesta Chess Business Quiz - MBA Management Fest Published a research in IJRAR in the August 2019 Issue IIT Madras E-Summit 2020 Finalist among 108 national teams Filed national and interntaional patent for innovative versatile bag Rushi Vyas TY BBA Selected among 5000 national applicants for a fully sponsored internship at Spotify India HQ in Mumbai Manal Jain SY BBA 2nd Position - Ad Spotlight at MBA Management Fest Runners Up - Eloquence Competition at MSU, Baroda Devanshi Bhatt FY BBA NUVKhelaiya Group Prize Kruti Panchal TY BBA 1st Position - NUV Rangoli Competition - NUVDeep Vishwa Kapoor SY BBA 1st Position - Photo Blurb Competition - PLS Club Shrungali Sukhadia FY BBA 1st Position - Rising Stars by BBA - Dance Janhvi Khanna 2nd Position - U19 West Zone Badminton at Goa 1st Position - U19 Badminton State Level Singles 2nd Position - U19 Badminton State Level Doubles AND Mix Doubles BBA Baazigar MSU - 14th Edition - 10th Consecutive Win Best CFO Award - Falguni Bharsakale Team - Falguni Bharsakale, Megha Shrivastav, Sharda Patel, Hesha Nahar, Riya Pathak, Nikhil Singh, Pruthvi Raj, Shivane Katoch Kashmira Karkare SY BBA 1st Position - Rising Stars by BBA - Monologue Devesh Bhandari FY BBA 1st Position - Rising Stars by BBA - Singing NUV Annual Sports Events - Football, Futsal, Cricket, Box Cricket - First Position TY BBA - Jatin Agicha, Siddhant Shah, Jagtesh Patel, SY BBA - Nikhil, Sufiyan, Mit Thakkar FY BBA - Jayneel Jasapara, Devang Vaghela, Varun, Zunaid


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Crediting the CREATORS

MAKERS OF THE MAGAZINE


Rushi Vyas Editor-in-Chief & Designer

Megha Shrivastav Events Content Writer

Falguni Bharsakale Content PropagatorÂ

Elisha Pope Proofreader

Ishita Talwar Content Initiator

Mrunali Thakkar Events Content Writer

Sharda Patel Content Propagator

Priyanka Maniar Publicist


BUSINESS@NUV 2019-2020