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Posted by: on September 8, 2020

Taking Oxford MBA learnings from the classroom to the real world

Have you ever applied what you have learnt in the classroom to the real world as the MBA journey is approaching to its end? Perhaps many of my fellow MBAs are still in the process of finding a permanent job, like I am, and are eager to bring new wind and implement change in their […]

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Posted by: on August 18, 2020

Trinity term at Oxford during the pandemic

I feel like I have stepped into a new life twice in my life — the first when my family left Nepal amidst the civil war and sought political asylum in the US, and second my Oxford experience. Sixteen years ago, my family landed in JFK airport New York to seek political asylum in the […]

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Posted by: on July 27, 2020

Why I am going back to India

The British summer is luring everyone to don their swimsuits and have a pint by the river. It is 30 degrees and a cool breeze flows in from my window in Oxford. I see horses grazing at Port Meadow on the banks of the river Thames. They are slowly getting outnumbered by people carrying sling […]

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Posted by: on July 14, 2020

Stepping into the Oxford Union & British Parliamentary Debate

Through the loving support of my MBA colleagues, I am very honoured to have been elected in first position into Oxford Union’s governing Standing Committee. At the heart of the Oxford experience, we are the world’s largest and perhaps most well-known debating society. We host speeches and debates by distinguished guests ranging from global leaders […]

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Posted by: on June 16, 2020

Pandemics within a Pandemic

My homecoming has been beleaguered with grief, anger, heartbreak, angst, exhaustion, and hope. Ten weeks ago, as in-person classes suspended, borders shut down, and toilet paper ran out, I scurried out of Oxford and sought my mother’s warm embrace in Queens, New York. Little did I know then that I was stepping into one of […]

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Posted by: on May 22, 2020

A tale of two viruses

It started when I was in the queue at immigration. This was at Brussels Airport. The elegant lady looked at me, almost apologetically, then whispered to her partner. He turned and looked, decidedly less friendly, pulled her towards him and they moved forward. They didn’t have to tell me what they were thinking. I was […]

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Posted by: on April 26, 2020

Will we have the courage?

A few weeks back, I wrote a blog post about the start of my GOTO (Global Opportunities and Threats Oxford) experience. I ended that post stating I was keen on improving my systems thinking skills for approaching wicked problems. Today, we are living a wicked problem in real time. It took me a long time […]

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Posted by: on April 22, 2020

Gratitude during Covid-19

It is without a doubt an incredibly challenging, unprecendented and unimaginable period that humanity is facing today. With all the hardship and difficulty that we are all facing, I wanted to take a moment to practice some gratitude and share with you all various things I am most grateful for. Breathing in the fresh and […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2020

A time to reflect

It’s a week before my third term at Oxford starts. I’m still struggling to come up with clear thoughts on writing this blog post, summarizing my time over the last three months. Hilary term, the second term at Oxford, is named after the feast day of St Hilary falling on 14th January. Like many other […]

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Posted by: on April 9, 2020

Hilary term: the Oxford MBA so far

Like any great adventure, time does truly fly. It seems like yesterday my family and I were packing our “life” in a few bags to move to Oxford. It has now been almost 8 months since our big move; Michaelmas and Hilary term have come to an end, which means we are more than halfway […]

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