Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Every journey brings you to some place new and every destination makes you discover.

The National Leadership Development Seminar is a pioneer in its league in shaping the minds of the youth, along with giving the best ever introduction of AIESEC to any new member in the organization.

I, being a senior member in the organization, travelled as one of the Organizing Committee member for the Seminar, alongside a group of new recruits from Hyderabad, group of leaders. I’ve been to a national conference earlier, and I was familiar with the kind of roller coaster of emotions that was going to follow the next 7 days. And I witnessed a group of strangers, a group of new recruits to the organization come together, gel so well; I saw them grow, I saw them lead. . By the end of the Seminar, these individuals were sculptured; they were moved while they shook everything else.
The 6 days of tremendous workshops, the sessions from the first hour of the morning to midnight tested the strengths of the delegates, both mentally and physically. The agenda of the seminar was made to cast the newest AIESECers into leaders. It was like alchemy for Hyderabad. The Fictitious Local Committee stage of the seminar saw 16 OCPs and 6 LCPs from a delegation of 34. Now beat that! The Facis, Ashwath and Nagarjuna, along with Himanshu, our LCP, kept our spirits up always, forever motivating, advising them to do better, telling them to do what they felt was good for them.
All in all, Hyderabad Delegation showed tremendous amounts of energy that stood them out among the other 20 representing local committees. They were out there, doing everything. From screaming roll calls that shut the whole national plenary up, to participating in every activity; from jiving to every song with everyone, to making amazing friends, that are sure to stay on forever. . And nothing could stop us from getting the deserved, Best Delegation.

A Hiran knows his way of getting things round; a hiran knows how to be in the group and yet, lead. A hiran knows his strengths and plays by it, while forever trying to strengthen. A hiran stays calm, yet explodes with excitement. A Hiran, knows where he belongs, preserves his predecessors’ name. A Hiran shows humility, leaves his mark. A hiran leads, he wins. And yes, these new members have proved it all. I give you the more developed, the charged, the house of energy, the NLDS delegation, the winners, the leaders. I give you the newest bunch of Hirans, straight out of the National Plenary; the Best Delegation.


Monday, August 30, 2010


"Breaking Barriers....Creating Bonds"

The 23rd of August 2010 will go down as an illustrious day in AIESEC Hyderabad's history. Over 100 countries made their presence felt in the picturesque Sampradaya Vedika, bringing with them their cultures, cuisines and characters.

But then the day meant more than that to me. For someone who has been a part of AIESEC Hyderabad for over a year, the international experience wasnt exactly new to me, but Global Village with its sheer diversity and energy completely blew me away. From being handed a Swiss chocolate by an actual Swiss person to watching the Japanese enthusiasm for a song as Indian as Tunak Tunak Tun, the word 'globalization' to me became devoid of all its politico-economic undertones and simplified itself to a gathering of young people from the world over just having fun.

Imagine talking to a Dutchman about how much you supported their team in the finals, only to walk to the spanish stall to try out their delicious cured meats. So much for international diplomacy.

At the end of the day the biggest positive was the fact that GV as a platform was a great opportunity for us to bond, learn and feel united in the greater cause of hoping for a better, more united future.

Varun Pawar.

I still remember the day, I was standing on the edge of the pool and Anishay and Ashwath were announcing the names of the people who got selected as Organising Committee of Global Village. I was tensed as they have already announced and pushed Mahati and Ruthika into the pool and it was the best moment when ashwath pushed me into the pool. It was one of the best experiences I have ever experienced in my life, I call them precious moments.

This is the best learning experience a person can ever get from AIESEC and Thank you AIESEC Hyderabad for giving me the Best Experience ever.

The learning I have got , the fun I did, the type of team experience I have experienced is price less, I will remember this event and this experience for life time and I would once again want to thank Anishay Raj, Ashwath Vyas S, Himanshu Charan and my beloved OC for giving me this opportunity. Thank you to Hirans because without you we would’nt have delivered such a fantastic event , thank you so much.

Varun Panuganti.


Saturday, August 14, 2010



"Breaking Boundaries And Creating Bonds"

The unison of 700 dynamic young delegates from 110 countries, a vibrant display of traditions and cultures, great music and the chance to make a difference…..THIS IS GLOBAL VILLAGE 2010!

AIESEC, the world’s largest student run organization provides an international platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential so as to create a positive impact on the society. This year, AIESEC in India is hosting the largest international youth leadership summit ever held in the country. The 62nd AIESEC International Congress 2010 will see the convergence of 700 young leaders from over 110 countries, top management bodies of over 100 companies, and various youth icons from across the world.

GV 2010 is an endeavor to create global citizens and sensitize the youth to an array of socio-economic issues on a global level, that need attention. Come be a part of GV 2010 on 23rd August, 2010 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Sampradaya Vedika. To live diversity and not just talk about, and understand sustainability in its true essence, to interact with the face of gen-y from across the planet and maybe even get inspired to be a leader like them… to Represent our country among other internationals from 110 countries, to Learn about the culture, food, music and lifestyles of the people from these countries, to earn the chance to Apply for an INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP and a chance to become a member of the AIESEC family! THIS is what GV 2010 holds for you! This is an opportunity of a lifetime, to network, learn and imbibe the global fusion of all things spectacular. Whether you are a part of the AIESEC family or not, this will be one event that you're bound to remember for a long time!

Help us make this event a big one AND REACH OUT TO THE WORLD, and let them know, we're here to change things…we're a force to reckon with!


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Friday, June 25, 2010


After the completion of its 1st quarter with greater zenith and newer elevation, AIESEC HYD presents its Newsletter - "REFLECTIONS 2010 " ! The Newsletter gives you an Insight of our accomplishments and lot more...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pocket Recruitments, 2010....

Organizing Committee shares its Experience......

Tania Rao, Organizing Committee President

AIESEC has been a life changing experience for me. I was nervous when i was announced as the President. Then i got my team in a few days. We knew that the next two weeks would be intense. The kind of work and the promotions we were expected to do would need a lot of hard work. It didn’t go that well in the beginning but then pressure started building up eventually. My team, the organizing committee, was very cooperative.I think team effort was one thing that made our OC strong and successful. I am proud to say that we recruited a bunch of really bright individuals who definitely will exceed expectations and get a good learning experience from AIESEC. Hard work, learning and fun defines my term, i am glad i got an opportunity to live this experience.


Smita Gupta, Vice-President, Finance.

It was an exceptionally amazing experience to be on the Organizing Committee. It was good to recruit other people into the organization and share our experience with them. Constant interaction with different individuals, giving seminars in different colleges and convincing students to apply fo the internship has definitely improved my communication skills. The experience of working in a team of four different individuals, perhaps, has been my biggest learning. The pressure of meeting deadlines, being punctual, the skill of interacting with hundreds of individuals, the time commitments, every bit i did as a part of this organizing committee has helped me grow as an individual and the learning has been immense. This term has been an experience worth living. :)

Sonali Bantia, Vice-President, Venue and Logistics.

The Organizing Committee experience has been very nice. Even though we recruited just 30 people, I think we recruited the 30 BEST people. It was really nice working with Tania, Varun and Smita. I miss the fun we had during our term. Co-ordinating with different kind of people, working in a team and achieving our targets, all this, was fun and challenging at the same time. We accepted all challenges cheerfully and gave our best. It was a wonderful experience.

Varun Guptha Panuganti, Vice-President, Promotions.

Two weeks of time and huge targets ahead…

Initially, I was nervous, but, once we started working, those targets looked achievable. Getting 30 potential students as interns for AIESEC - Hyderabad, in the month of April when all colleges shut down for vacation, was not easy. But WE did it!

I got the best of the team experiences from this term. Met the craziest students of Hyderabad, gained tremendous amount of knowledge, improved my communication skills and most importantly I have learnt a lot more about AIESEC. My first and probably the best team experience of my AIESEC journey. :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Living the AIESEC Experience...

"Have you ever wondered what marks our time here? If one life can really make an impact on the world? Or if the choices we make matter? I believe they do. And I believe that one man can change many lives... for better or worse" -Lucas Scott.

AIESEC is a reflection of life and society” and it is not the opposite as several would like to believe.

If you had a chance to be born again, and correct all the mistakes you made wouldn't you do It?

AIESEC is one such chance where you can see yourself grow over the years, learn immensely and make the biggest mistakes and still get right back up.

There are very few opportunities that one can avail; to be born again and live life all over again.

AIESEC was my opportunity to be born again, to grow up, mature and pass away.

I have read most of the previous experiences of several AIESECers, and I can assure you that I had all the very same experiences, just different learnings.

The AIESEC Experience is a cycle made up of different phases. Here's a a sneak peek of my AIESEC Experience in its true sense:

First, "Introduction to AIESEC": I was just another member like the other 100 recruited in the year 2007. I was happy to meet people and network in this new city I was thrown into. And unlike other students of my age I thought I was cool since AIESEC gave me an opportunity to walk into the offices of Multinational Companies in the city.

Then came; "Taking Responsibility": The year 2008 was probably the steepest learning curve in my life with two very intense learning experiences in the form of being on an Organising Committee for Recruitments, and Organising Committee President of Balakalakaar.

Being on an OC meant me shedding all inhibitions and walking up to people and telling them to buy something from me for a sum of money. Surprisingly, this was one of the toughest things for me to do.

Just the thought of me being 18 years old and managing an event for 5000 under-privileged children, raising funds of close to 4 lacs, managing a team of 5 individuals (all elder to me and an International from new Zealand ) involving heavy advertising and media still scares me. And this was being the Project head of Balakalakaar 2008, which was a huge success.

"Leadership Role:" AIESEC is known for the leaders it produces. This role is very vague, as an AIESECer can assume the position of leadership 3 months into this organization and if you happen to spend 6 years in AIESEC it's very likely your still are going to be in this stage of learning.

Fortunately or Unfortunately I was able to live only the two smallest Leadership positions being the OCP of Balakalakaar I spoke about and being Vice-President of the Corporate Sector.

In the year 2007 I was a delegate at the National Leadership Development Seminar as a new recruit and in the year 2009 I was there at the same conference Facilitating it now!!

The last phase of the AIESEC Experience is "Heading for the Future:" This is the part where you are harshly thrown back to the actually journey called LIFE. I haven’t done too much of it so I cannot write about it :)

I would like to Thank AIESEC for teaching me so much and most of all thank you to the people who taught me so much. It is a beautiful platform and I will forever remain grateful to it for giving me some of the best years of my life.

When I started putting pen to paper to give the readers a new angle about my AIESEC Experiences, I realized that my thoughts should just stick with me, because some things just can’t be explained in words or even pictures. I can’t put down what I learnt in close to 3 years in 3 pages and expect someone to read it and be inspired. Somethings just need to be learnt by experience. So if your in college or getting there.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Here goes NOTHING.....

When I first thought of penning down my experience, I was pretty confident that I’d
go on for volumes together without a halt, only because that was
something I did a lot over my stay in this organization. The startling fact is, that I find
mighty difficult to pen it down now. Reasons being; there was no particular pattern/protocol which I could follow/abide to, to write this “case study”. Secondly, and more importantly, I had, and still am having so many conflicting, or not so much as conflicting as provoking thoughts and emotions when I think about this place, that it just overlaps each other, and then overlaps again until it all just stops making any comprehensible sense. Not making too much sense, am I? Anyways, moving on, since there’s no protocol, I’d rather make my own.

So being as neat and as blunt as could be, I’d like to share my experience of everything which was and everything which could have been during my term as a member of AIESEC, and more importantly, of AIESEC Hyderabad (please do not expect ground shaking levels of inspiration from this article, as I have not been able to move mountains).

In February 2008, I got recruited, without the slightest of realizations of what I have gotten myself into, and without the slightest of ideas about what I’m going to do with it either. I would like to disclose the fact that I was mighty confident of myself when I saw the application form, but shrunk when I saw the competition. I missed my first day of the Local Training Seminar, and when I arrived on the second day, I was taken aback by the sheer amount of familiarity everyone showed for each other. An awkward day it was, as I was still trying to make acquaintances and everyone else was already to the stage of being chipmunk pals. It was rather dull, keeping in mind the fact that 40, nineteen year olds were screaming and dancing when they saw 10 suited up people do the same.

Stuff I Realized here (SIR): *People wearing suits don’t look very good when they dance. *Shouting out the most random war cries (roll calls) doesn’t necessarily have to be embarrassing. *You don’t need to know EVERYTHING about something to conclude it’s not harmful for you.

I’d like to believe that I had a very uneventful and boring first quarter of a year in AIESEC, only because I DID have one. This was basically the time when I was more interested to look interested rather than genuinely being. I guess I only stuck on, because I found a few people whom you can envisage, and more so because I had nothing better to do. And also, I never wanted to leave without giving myself a chance in AIESEC.

SIR: *When you have nothing better to do, even doing something new, which is equivalent to nothing, seems interesting.

And a matter of chance it was, when I got onto an organizing team, 3 – 4 months after I got recruited. I always wanted to see how things went about in AIESEC and being part of an organizing team for an event was the best bet. This was the first time I actually started to understand what we do, and more importantly, I started doing what we do. Tons of funny/not so funny experiences, but some other day.

SIR:*When things don’t go your way, they just don’t, no matter what! *There is always a way out.

First time that I was leading a team, in fact, first time I was leading anything. I did nothing great, or out of the ordinary, neither did I expect myself to do so, nor did anyone else. But I did start to realize that for me, or if I may talk on behalf of a lot of people who were with me, that this was the stage where I began to understand this organization very intricately. Now I did mention before that there was this time when I learnt what we do in this organization, now was the time when I started realizing WHY we do what we do. This is, according to me, a very important question to ponder upon. And the best part of this is, after you reach certain level of understanding and comprehension for this organization, you are bound to tread paths with this question.

SIR: *A leader comes in all sizes (true). *It is very easy to give up. *People who ask too many questions are painful, if you don’t know the answers.

Then, I was more or less satisfied with whatever I had done in AIESEC, and it was pretty much the time for me to hang my boots, but I think one of the most devious diseases which a lot of AIESECer’s suffer from, got onto me, Ambition. I was good enough to get selected, I was good enough to not get thrown out, I was good enough to be a part of a team which executed a decent enough recruitment program, and I seemed good enough to not get killed by a bunch of new/fresh kids when you give them inspiring (read: not-so-inspiring) speeches. Now I wanted to see how far I can be good enough. This led to only one thing. And I did it, again because of a lot of reasons, predominantly because again, I had nothing better to do, and also because I was suffering from the disease I mentioned before.

SIR: *People need to be more careful about what they ask for, especially me. *Sometimes it’s better to shut up.

Surprise Surprise! A couple of weeks into December, transitions in the leadership body of the local committee leads to a new Local Committee President being elected, and I become a Vice President! Too big a position for too little a person actually (quite literally), but nonetheless, I managed to get myself into something I had no anticipation about. There were 10 other Vice Presidents along, to dilute the position and dampen the experience, but we’ll just have live with what we get.

Now to talk about all the details of what I did as a Vice President would be awkward, long and probably boring, but still, there are few highlights which are seriously worth mentioning.

I fortunately was able to handle a portfolio which I could very heavily brag about, and oh how much did I do that! I, along with my co-VP (told you we were a lot), and a huge team, was supposed to associate AIESEC with all the huge corporate names you see partnered with. And this probably gave me a very strong sense of understanding of how the organization works, in relation to a real world corporate entity. And that was one substantial learning I have been able to gather in AIESEC . Apart from this, my portfolio allowed me to start feeling comfortable in formal clothing, and to ask for free coffee whenever I can.

Now, as a part of being a “VP”, we had to delegate, facilitate and manage Local Training Seminars and Conferences. And that, is something fulfilling I must say. Ever felt like Superman (only difference being that everyone knows who you are, and you don’t have a set of tights inside your clothes)? That is how the feeling runs through when a bunch of loud and jumpy people scream and cheer for whatever you do. And the funny part of this is, most of the times, they don’t even know what or who they are cheering for. But then, Superman doesn’t really mind that. J

The only other thing worth mentioning through this term was being part of a team. Now, from the time I’ve gotten recruited, I have always been in some or the other team and it will be so for everyone, because that’s how it is. But being a part of a team with 10 other hooligans, all of whom are very tall, ugly, smelly and hairy, and are very much capable of crushing you like a fly with their left palm, is not something you’d honestly expect. There were lots of times when I wanted to take a handgun and shoot the brains out of one (and more than one most of the times) or the other person I was along with. And I’m very sure the feeling was very much mutual. But with everything said and done, and not said and not done, I was surprisingly able to cruise through the year without breaking any jaws, or getting my own jaws broken.

Apart from this, my term as a “VP” (still sounds posh eh?) also gave me a very strong sense of responsibility. Responsibility in every sense of it. I knew for a fact that whatever the organization would be on course of the year, and would end up shaping to be by the end of the year, would be as much my accountability as it could possibly be. And the best part of being responsible for something is that you end up having sense of indomitable ownership for that. AIESEC started being as much a part of me, as I started being a part of it. I had mentioned before that it’s important to question why you do whatever it is that you do. And it goes the same here too. I started realizing that it’s not only the members or the people associated with the organization who ponder upon reasons for their part or existence in this organization, but also the organization itself ponders upon such questions. And this HAS to be the one startling fact about this place for me. Reminds me of those long conversations I used to have with people about all these things. About what we do, about how we do whatever it is that we do, and about why we do whatever it is that we do.

SIR: *Life could be simpler, but then, it wouldn’t be even half as fun. *People bigger and stronger than you are not very intimidating when you know where to pinch them. * 11 boys in 1 room smell bad.

And this was probably the end of the road for me in AIESEC, and even it was not, I chose for it to be. Not because I was cured of the disease, but because of reasons I still have not been able to identify.

It is rightly said by Gregory David Roberts, that “You only start to realize how much you love something, when you start taking it out of you.” And that holds to be true for me I guess. And even though I have not been able to move mountains (the feeling of being a Superman is just a feeling by the way), the last two years personally were in very short,

Evolutionary and Revolutionary.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Kiran Mayee

“Go and conduct AIDS Awareness workshops. How hard could that be??” I thought! So when they asked in the interview, “why genesis??” I answered “why NOT genesis??!” I mean, how difficult could that really be? The base was set, the task was not that difficult , and I had the will to do it...

But the next thirty days proved to be the most excruciating, hectic, demanding, and of course the most memorable days of my life. There were so many possibilities for one simple task to go wrong. I couldn’t even imagine the way things could get twisted the way they did. It was definitely not some 1-2-3 instant maggi noodle recipe as I wrongly assumed.

When taking up social responsibility becomes a necessity, a priority, an obsession and not just a bonus, Project Genesis for me became a struggle to set things right. I learnt so much and I used to think I knew everything! It made me realize that every little experience is just a part of a bigger learning process, something much larger than the scope of any of ours’ imagination.

Heading Genesis was one of the chief, most intense and major terms of my learning experiences. Although, it was the shortest!

I found a friend with a different equation in each of my team members. I learnt many things about team dynamics. Most importantly, I found my very own leadership style. :)

At the end of this term, I sure as hell realized that I did not achieve my humongous targets, but I’m satisfied. Because I know and believe that I did deliver what I promised to; Quality workshops, Quality AIESEC Experience,and Quality learning for me, my members, my trainees and the youth of Hyderabad!

No matter how hard the College bandhs, frequent agitations and re-scheduled exams tried discouraging us, we stood strong. In the end, I am satisfied!

Thank-you AIESEC HYDERABAD... :)

Kiran Mayee,
Organizing Committee President,
Genesis HIV/AIDS Project.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Experience of an Experience.....

Ruthika Modi

“Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. “

My term on the Organizing Committee has been the most memorable, rewarding, satisfying and challenging experience, both personally and professionally, for me, in AIESEC. I got recruited in August '09 and the phone call which said I was 'in' changed my life. I was amazed to see a *student* organization run so efficiently. It was astounding to see individuals of my age working hard to be THE CHANGE AGENTS.

Then i attended the Local Training Seminar, It was one of the best seminars i had ever attended! I entered a new world. A world which gave me everything. Work, friends, experience, fun, jives, roll calls, PUNISHMENTS and countless joyful memories. I got a chance to attend the AIESEC CONFERENCE. These conferences are bound to change the way you think, the way you act and the way you live. Three FANTASTIC Conferences that i attended were truly life changing experiences.

Then i decided to apply for the post of organizing committee president for February recruitments, 2010. A grilling interview, serious faces and worried conversations, I went through it all. Little did i know, it was just the beginning!

I wanted it, I applied for it and......I GOT IT!!!

I was at a high. It was a wonderful feeling! It was not over, yet. I was overwhelmed to get my CO-President, Nitish Reddy!!! I knew, both of us together would make it possible. And then came the time, when Nitish and I got a family. A bunch of diverse, innovative and bright individuals made their way into our lives, Nikita garg, Nain reddy, Tania Rao, Ashmita Chabaria, Swati Arun, Seshu Kumar and Eeshan Reddy.

the rOCk'n'rollas!!!

Together we experienced some of the wackiest moments: college rides, the form sales, the arguments, the permission letters, the joy of counting tallies, tasty canteen food, the small treats, the seminars and many more wonderful moments which made our term memorable!! Ohhh what fun we had!!! Bunking college and going to someone elses college to sell forms... how vague does that sound?? haha... but that's what we did and had the time of our lives. So many fragments of memories associated with so many people. But these 9 people were SPECIAL. An extraordinary league altogether and I am so proud to be one of them!! :)

There are stories in abundance. One, from every college. Something funny that happened or something valuable that we learnt. From nikita falling from the chair or swati being left in JBIET( :P),to the principals scolding us, to each and every one of us delivering successful seminars and impacting thousands of students. From facing bandhs to not fixing appointments, we faced a lot of challenges. And every single challenge, made us stronger!!! From being able to sell forms to pulling off an entire event on our own, from breaking records to creating new ones, we did it all. These 45 days have been the most memorable, mind blowing and remarkable days of my life.

This term was my baby!!! And to be able to deliver it successfully makes me feel like a proud parent today! :D. I had a Fantastic Organizing Committee and now we are friends for life. It’s funny how a term gets you such amazing friends whom u never really knew. I will terribly miss those days when all of us left everything (college, home, friends, etc..) to make this possible. The infinite online meets, the small chats, the long talks over the phone, coming up with strategies :P, the screaming, the ordering, the walk-in video (wuhoo.. ) and the jives!! One helluva experience.

From shouting in the corridors to announcing the names of selected candidates, from declaring not- so- good news to those who dint make it to getting blasted by the Executive Board, from crying to laughing till I almost cried, we lived all the possible emotions at once.

Attending my Local Training Seminar was a great experience,Helping to deliver one was greater..!! :) I was so Happy to see 84 baby AIESEC’ers sitting there, the ones whom we sold the forms to, now are a part of US.

What we dint realize then was that we were constantly growing and learning while having so much fun. I have changed in these 45 days by

Heaps and bounds and for the better! Such is the intensity of the OC term!

Now that it’s over, I feel I am missing something, there is a void that is created which can never really be filled, which can never be substituted.

But, since all good things have to come to an end, this did too. I am just glad that i happened to be a part of this magical term. I am sure, in the coming days, i will have many more terms to live, experience and cherish. :)

Thank you Aiesec Hyderabad for giving me one of the most enriching experiences of my life....

Signing off,
Ruthika Modi,
Organsing Committee President
Feb Recuitments, 2010.
student, St. Francis.