March 25, 2012

IIM Raipur Launches Special Issue of Strive on Retail

On 11th March 2012, the Operations and Supply Chain Club of IIM Raipur, OPEP, launched the second issue of its magazine Strive. This issue of Strive focuses on the Retail Sector, an area which has been in the headlines for quite some time and needs immediate attention. The Magazine was launched by Prof. B S Sahay, the Director of IIM Raipur, along with Mr. Satyan Mishra, Co-Founder & MD, Drishtee Foundation and Mr. Bahadur Ali, MD, IB Group. Prof. Sahay lauded the efforts of the club in bringing together the various aspects of and challenges in the retail sector in a special issue of the magazine.

From Left : Akshay Aggarwal, Rohit Bhagat (Editor, Strive) , Mr. Bahadur Ali (MD, IBGroup), Mr. Satyan Mishra (MD, Drishtee Foundation) , Prof. B.S. Sahay (Director, IIM Raipur) , Anshu Katiyar and Nitin Kuraien at the Launch.

Just as the inaugural issue, this issue of Strive has also been launched in a Tablet Friendly version which helps it to be viewed easily on smartphones and tablets. The magazine was launched on the second day of Enspirit 2012, the inaugural edition of the Entrepreneurship Summit of IIM Raipur. Other eminent personalities who graced the occasion were Mr. Abhishek Sinha, CEO, EKO India Financial Services, Mr. Nirmal Kumar, Founder, Nirmal Group, Mr. Snehanand Sinha, Advisor to Social Businesses, Mr. Phanindra Sama, CEO, Redbus, Mr. Rustam Sengupta, CEO, BOOND and Mrs. Rashmi Bansal, the well-known Author & Entrepreneur.
Speaking on this occasion the Editor of Magazine and a Second year student, Rohit Bhagat, highlighted the salient features of the magazine. The second issue of Strive contains articles from both academia and the industry with Companies like Jubilant Foodworks (formerly Domino’s
Pizza India Ltd.) and Technopak contributing articles for the magazine. The magazine features an exclusive interview of Mr Arvind Singhal, CMD, Technopak. Other noted contributors include Mr Ajay Kaul, CEO, Jubilant Foodworks, Prof. Bhalender Singh, Prof. Omkar Prasad Vaidya and Prof. Naval Bajpai.

Students have written articles on the role played by Farmers and Middle-Men in the Supply Chain, emergence of E-Tailing in India, Retail in China, Book Review of “It Happened in India” and Success stories of Amul and Walmart. The local challenge discussed in this issue is the upcoming Logistics Hub in Raipur. In addition to the earlier column on Summer Internship Experience, two more columns have been added. Through the column of Gurumantra, some relevant technical terms would be explained. In this issue, the RFID technology has been explained in details. The other column is a debate, where students have presented contrasting views on “Should India allow FDI in Retail?”

Rohit thanked his team for the successful release of the special issue of Strive. The magazine will now be available for students of all B-schools across India and abroad and also for Retail Professionals in the industry. To access the magazine, please click here.

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