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The Power of Why Web Series

The Power of Why Web Series

The Power of Why Web Series


A key aspect of the pedagogy at ISBF is questions. Questions lie at the heart of all academic pursuit and discovery, and our faculty encourage students to inquire incessantly. This is imperative for students to be able to tell the true from the untrue, to challenge the status quo and, in true LSE spirit, to understand the causes of things. To add a new dimension to this endeavour, the ISBF faculty have curated a web video series entitled The Power of Why. It is intended to showcase the might of a seemingly innocuous question and inspire each viewer to ask one. Having been developed to initiate new ISBFians into this spirit of inquiry, the videos exhort them to ask questions even about seemingly commonplace phenomena related to economics, finance and management, and to re-explore them from a fresh perspective. Starting 7th June 2019, one learning video will be released here each Friday for the next 8 weeks. The schedule of videos is appended below. Following each video, participants in the series must complete a related activity, for which they will earn points, win weekly prizes, and compete on the Leaderboard below for a consolidated grand trophy on Orientation Day 2019. May every participant learn, and the most enthusiastic one win!

Schedule for 8 Weeks:



Learning  Theme

(Every Friday)

Week 1


Understanding the causes of things

Week 2


Crack open a case study

Week 3


Know your programme*

Week 4


The language of numbers

Week 5


ISBFian’s speak

Week 6


Stock markets – Bubbles, Bulls & Bears

Week 7


Is the world re-thinking globalization?

Week 8


The power of why

* A webinar by Dr Jorn Rothe, Academic Director of the EMFSS Programmes, LSE.


RankStudent nameProgrammeAverage ScoreNo. of Activities
1Aaron Alexander JensonBSc (Hons) Economics & Management91.67%5
2Mihir RaravikarBSc (Hons) Economics86.67%6
3Yuktha BhadaneBSc (Hons) Economics85.83%7
4Rochak SobtiBSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance81.67%5
5Siddharth ThiagarajanBSc (Hons) Economics & Management81.67%7
6Ansh BakshiBSc (Hons) Economics & Management81.67%7
7Udayvir GrewalBSc (Hons) Economics & Finance76.67%4
8Shubhangi SinghBSc (Hons) Economics75.83%6
9Swapnil AgrawalBSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance75.00%5
10Divya DabasBSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance71.30%5


1.This table ranks only those students who have completed at least 4 activities and are therefore eligible for the overall power of why prize.

2. The rankings are based on the average score across the best three activities.


RankStudent nameProgrammeAverage ScoreNo. of Activities
naRishi VinodBSc (Hons) Business & Management70.00%1
naMuskan KabraBSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance60.00%1
naSanskar DugarBSc (Hons) Economics & Finance50.00%1
naYashaswi ChoudharyBSc (Hons) Economics & Management50.00%1
naChandini ThirumalaiBSc (Hons) Business & Management47.43%3
naKanan GuptaBSc (Hons) Business & Management43.65%2
naKandukuri Sai SampathBSc (Hons) Business & Management37.00%1


1. This table lists in descending order of average score, the students who have not yet completed 4 activities and are therefore ineligible for the overall power of why prize as of now.

2. The average score here too is taken from the best three activities/all activities completed (whichever is greater).