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Depreciation of Indian Rupee has only negative impact on the economy - Group Discussion Group Discussion 06-27-2012 07:11

AM Depreciation of Indian Rupee has only negative impact on the economy

For - Due to European financial crisis the value of Rupee has been depreciated which has resulted in an increase in the value of dollar. Thus, affecting the economy. - The demand of dollar has increased in contrast to that of Rupee and has startled our economy. - It has resulted in the depreciation of the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). - Depreciation of Indian Rupee has resulted in increase in inflation and thus, stagnant growth of the economy. - Dollar is being appreciated amongst all the currencies including Rupee and has marked an increase in its buyers. - These frailties and volatilities among the European market is sure to have an impact in the entire Asian markets including India. - Government would have to pay more in terms of Rupee for its imports. This would lead to rise in fiscal deficit which in turn will raise the level of inflation. Against

- The exporters gain from the depreciation of Rupee as they get more of the local currency in exchange of the foreign one. - The depreciating value of Rupee is like a boon to Indian IT sectors as it generates more than 80% of their revenue from overseas market and this will enhance their actual realization of revenue. - Emigrants living outside India also benefits from this depreciation. MyYlzIJqFxMFXFXGF Satchell 08-19-2013 03:32 AM cheap car insurance quotes ny Indianapolis :D nj auto insurance quotes rlfii car insurance teenager =( quote car insurance best cycy cheap auto insurance 8P

Present Education System in India


Drawbacks :Present education system focuses more on scores rather than knowledge. It's having 90% theoretical subjects. Even remaining 10% practical subjects are of limited experiments and of expected output. There is no scope for students to do experiments on their own. Some colleges are not conducting practicals. Instead, they are giving full marks and allotting that time to mug up theoretical subjects. In the end, students are coming out of schools and colleges only having bookish knowledge in the mind as the method of learning doesn't connect to reality.

There is so much meaningless pressure on students because of the too much competitive spirit in between private institutions. Children in school are not being guided well about careers. They hardly know about what the options available in career except doctors and engineers. Because of that they are taking courses of their parent's choice (mostly) after coming out of schools. They even don't know what career options available with that course. Many schools are not concentrating on extra curricular activities. This may lead to the false assumption in children that only education is important in life. Some teachers are giving marks based on the no. of papers rather than the content. Thereby students will try to fill papers instead of focusing on to write the actual answer. There are some cases that students are giving up their lives as they are unable to cope up with too much pressure laid on them by private schools and colleges. Solutions : Teachers must say the purpose of education to the children of school level. Teachers must encourage the children to understand the concept and to write it in their own words in exam. Every theoretical subject must have practicals if possible. Communication skills and reasoning must be a subject from school level. There must be seminars and projects from schooling to make students understand the subjects rather than mugging up. Personality development classes and extra curricular activities must be compulsory. Jobs should be provided based on knowledge rather than percentages. In practical examinations, marks should be given for the process rather than output. The method of teaching and lessons in subjects must be modified. They must be in a way to understand real world. Career guidance must be there in schooling.

Conclusions :Govt. must concentrate on modifying the education system to give wonderful life for students. There is a role of educational institutions too to improve the method of teaching. A good education system leads to a good society.

Social networking sites - Boon or Bane?

Points to be known: There is no need to say about social networking sites(SNS) to the present generation. Everyone is much aware about Facebook, Orkut etc which are the examples of social networking sites. Social networking was started on the internet in the form of generalized online communities to group the people having same interests and to share their ideas. The first recognizable social networking site is SixDegrees.com which was launched in 1997. Till now, there are more than 200 social networking sites are in the internet. In 2011, based on research, the global average of who access daily the social networking sites accounts is 46%. Facebook, launched in 2004, has become the largest social networking site in the world. In Favor: We can keep in touch with friends in today's busy world. We can improve ourselves by sharing our ideas,information and knowledge and by discussing with the people, who have same interests, even if they are so many miles away from us.

Teachers and professors are making groups to extend classroom discussion to posting assignments, tests and quizzes, to assisting with homework outside of the classroom setting. Many companies are developing interactive communities that connect individuals to share business needs & experiences. Students are making a network with professionals for job opportunities and internships. We can find our friends easily, if we lost contact. Generally social networking sites have a positive atmosphere. For example, Facebook sends notification, if they are on the top their friend's lists, but it don't send notification, if they were removed as a friend by another person. So there is a least chance for the person to know that. In Against: Many people are getting addicted to the social networking sites that they are preferring online conversation rather than face-to-face. It'll effect communication skills, relationships and even mental health. Some children are playing games on social networking sites with their friends, and they are not at all concentrating on the physical activities. It'll have a effect on their physical and mental health. Privacy is an important issue in the drawbacks of SNS. Some people are using other person's personal information for variety of purposes. There is a high risk for children and teenagers to be mislead by SNS. Gossips and rumors spread soon. Spending in front of computer for long hours creates so many health problems. Conclusion:

Social networking sites are a boon in today's world. And it completely depends on us how we use them, whether to improve ourselves or to degrade. But children and teenagers must be guided by their parents and well-wishers as they don't know what is good and what is bad. And everyone, who are using SNS should take care about their personal information. Life will be great, if we spend less time on social networking sites and more time in the real world. Relevance of Gandhi in modern world.

Why Gandhi is relevant in modern world? In modern world violence is increasing rapidly. Nuclear weapons and terrorism are becoming common in this modern world. So many people are getting more and more divided into national, religious and ethnic compartments. We need guidance and the direction to save the world from this desperate situation. In this situation, Gandhi is becoming more and more relevant because of his ideology,non-violence and so many good things, which should be learned by all. Things we should learn from Gandhiji: Non-violence:- Gandhiji practically proved that anyone can win through non-violence. Speak truth always. Let your life be your message:- Live your life the best way you can. Improve yourself by learning from your mistakes. Do the right thing and Fear Nobody. Lead a simple, stress-free life:- Gandhiji used to ware simple dresses and simple things, which are required to live peacefully. he lead a simple and stress-free life. Learn from your mistakes. Eat simple food:- Gandhiji used to take a balanced diet and he is a pure vegetarian. Keep trying and do not lose confidence in yourself. Equality:- Gandhiji used to say that everyone must be treated equally regardless of their place, religion, sex and money. Do not submit to injustice from anyone. Unity is strength:- Gandhiji is the leader of the masses. He used to talk with people directly and he used to say 'Let's fight together'. Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Stand for an idea:- If you believe in something, just stand for that in whatever situation. Believe in yourself. Forgive:- An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. Do not bear ill will toward anyone. Reduce, reuse and recycle:- There is enough in the world for everyones need, but not for everyones greed. Be humble, whichever position you have. Start today:- The difference between what we do, and what we are capable of doing, would solve most of the worlds problems. Accumulate little:- By possessing fewer things our life automatically becomes simpler. Conclusion:To the Indians, Gandhi gave a democratic nation. And to the world he showed that how the politicians should be. He practically proved that we can win without doing violence. He taught so much to the world. We should learn from Gandhiji's principles. Let's learn the good things from Gandhiji and lead a peaceful and successful Life. ..

Balance between Professionalism and Family Points to be known:

Professionalism and family can be described as the two sides of the same coin as both are equally important in one's life. Profession gives us an individual identity and financial security and family gives us an emotional security. In today's hitech busy lifestyle one cannot find the time to spend with his/her family. They may lead a luxurious life but there is absence of peace of mind. Without profession there will be no meaning of our life in present generation. Profession is not for just to earn money for family but for our self satisfaction.

With the development of newer technologiesand each and everything we need money not only for fill our hunger but also for survival in the better society. professionalism is important but not as much as relationships. Professionalism is not all about being a workaholic. It is all about knowing your priorities and acting professionally both at the workplace and at home. Being more workaholic leads to express frustration on family members. It will lead to a bad impact on children. Some people are not spending with their family even in holidays, to earn more money. They should remember that money is just a tool for happiness. Money can't give someone who shares our sorrows and happiness. If we concentrate only on professionalism we may get fame and money but we loose many sweetest moments in our life. Going to abroad for just to earn money is not a good choice. He can't be replaced by money for his family. Some people are not concentrating on their children because they are giving much more priority to their profession. So children may feel insecured and it may lead to wrong path. To achieve goals sometimes we need to sacrifice family. For example the people in the army ,inorder to serve the country they have to stay away from their families. If both parents are working it's better to stay in joint family. So that children will be taken care by their grand parents or relatives. Avoid procrastination. Plan the weekends with family by keeping the office matters aside. Prioritize the things and plan effectively. So that one can have free time. We should not do office work in the home unless we really need to. If we spend some time with family, obviously there will be no need to go to the psychiatrist for stress relief. The ultimate goal of everyone is being happy. So, We must make ourselves and our family happy. Make a habit of saying 'no' to the unimportant matters and spend that time with family.

if one of the track is damaged in railway track, train will be derailed, so as in life, professionalism and family plays same role. Inner strength plays a big role in balancing professionalism and family. If we learn to balance between professionalism and family, our children follows us and stays in the correct path.

Conclusion:-

The important thing to balance profession and family is saying no to unimportant events. By planning everything before, anyone can balance both. Only one of these can't fulfill a person. We should remember the fact that the ultimate goal of anyone is happiness and peace.

.. Examination - Has it killed Education? Points to be known:

Ancient China was the first country in the world that implemented a national wide standardized test, which was called as 'Imperial examination' in 605 AD. The purpose of examination was to select for able candidates for specific governmental positions. This examination system was later applied to education. In closed book system, the test taker was tested based on the memory to respond to specific items. In open book system, the test taker was tested based on the analyzing capability, test taker can use a reference book and a calculator when responding to an item.

In Favor:

Most of the exams pattern is not sufficient to evaluate the real capabilities of the student. generally, there are some important questions which comes every year. So some students just byhearting the answers for them like robots and getting good score even though they are not aware of the actual concept. There are many exams annually like daily, weekly and monthly tests. So, students barely has any time for extra curricular activities. In present generation schools and colleges unnecessarily pressuring everyone including kids to get above 90%. Most of the private colleges are not conducting practicals, they are just focusing on theoretical subjects to make their students toppers so that their college can become famous. By this students are not knowing the applicability of subjects. Because of excess pressure of examinations some students committing suicide. Some of the persons, who corrects the paper are giving marks based on number of papers without seeing the actual content. This discourages the students who have real worth.

In Against:

Examinations help to evaluate an individual academically. It helps the student understand the pressure which he/she will face in their professional lives. Exams help in facing competition. Exams help the students stay connected to their books.If there are no exams, most of the students don't concern about studies. Through Exams students can know the areas which they are weak, so that they concentrate more on those areas. If we qualify a person without exams, it may lead to critical situations like a doctor would kill many of his patients.

Conclusion:Examinations are not killing the education, but the pattern of some exams are killing it. Questions must in a way to make students think about it in order to write an answer. The weightage of practicals should be more than the theoretical subjects. Exams must include projects, assignments and presentations to judge the actual worth of a student.

Women Empowerment in India Need for women empowerment :

"There is no chance of the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on one wing. "Swami Vivekananda. There are so many women, who are silently baring the harassment of their life partners because of the lack of education, lack of legal awareness and lack of empowerment in women. When women are empowered, all the society benefits. Educating women about health care promotes healthier families. Even though a woman works 24/7 to raise her children and to maintain her family, she is not getting recognition for her work at least in her home.

Points to be known :

Year '2001' was declared as the "women's empowerment year". Article 15(3) of Indian constitution - Special provisions for women. Article 16 - Equal opportunities for all citizens in public employment irrespective of caste, sex, religion.

Article 39 - The citizen, men & women equally have the right to an adequate means of livelihood. Article 51 A (e) - One of the duties of every citizen is to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of woman. Judiciary : Section 14 of the Hindu Succession Act 1956 - Property of a female Hindu to be her absolute property. Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act 2005 - Women get equal share in the ancestral property. STEP (Support to training cum Employment for women) - To increase the self-reliance and autonomy of women by enhancing their productivity & enabling them to take up income generation activity. SSA (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) - For girl child education. It lead to increase in the Gender Parity Index (GPI). The National literacy Mission or Saakshar Bharat - Literacy of women. Literacy is the critical instrument of women's empowerment. National Rural Health Mission - Educating women on health care. It has resulted in the decline in fertility rates, Maternal mortality rates (MMR), Infant mortality rates (IMR). SHG (Self Help Groups) - For economic development in women by giving micro finances. GB (Gender budgeting) - Identifying the felt needs of women and reprioritising and increasing expenditure to meet these needs. NMEW (National Mission for Empowerment of Women) - To ensure economic & social empowerment of women.

How can we take part :

First of all, the woman must have the will to be independent & to be the best of herself, then rest of everything follows. Creating legal awareness among women about their rights. Educating women. Education makes them independent. Skill development programs. Forming groups. Unity gives strength to everyone. And many more little things which makes significant difference and leads to the great future.

Conclusion :-

The Government and we, the people have responsibility towards women empowerment. And we can achieve this 'Millennium Development Goal' definitely. One day will come, when gender inequality will only be present in the history books.

Group Discussion Topics And Explanation Listed Below are a few Group Discussion Topics For Freshers Satyam GD Probables: 1. US war on iraq-justified or not. 2. Role of UN in peacekeeping. 3. Position of Women in India compared to other nations. 4. Environment MAnagement. 5. Is China better than India in software. 6.Should SONIA gandhi be made the PM 7. BPOs in INDIA 8. Govt contribution to IT 9. will punch lines rule the Advt 10. premaritial sex 11. is china a threat to indian industry 12. india or west , which is the land of opportunities 13. water resources should be nationalised 14.BALANCE BETWEEN PROFESSIONALISM AND FAMILY 15. Effect of cinema on Youth 16. Education in India compared to Foreign nations 17. Is it necessary to ban COCOCOLA in India. 18. What is the effect of movies on youth.(is it good or bad)

19. Are studies more benifitial in India or in Abroad. 20.UNs peace activities and Americas war on Iraq. 21.Environment-Whose Responisibility. 22.Is China a threat to the indian software industry. 23.Role of UN in Peace keeping 24.War on Iraq 25.About Hockey being the primary game in India. 26.Can america occupy iraq 27.Cricket shud be banned or not. 28.IS CHINA A THREAT TO INDIA 29.Present state of Indian Cricket team. 30.Love marriage/Arranged marriage. 31.Advantages of Co-education. Hot Topics: 1.How to deal with international terrorism. 2.Should we pursue our policy of dialogue with Pakistan? 3.Is peace and non-violence outdated concepts? Current Topics: 1.A Unipolar World spells disaster for underdeveloped countries like India. 2.Is Globalisation Really Necessary? 3.What shall we do about our ever-increasing Population? 4.Corruption is the price we pay for Democracy. 5.Foreign Television Channels are destroying our culture. 6.What India needs is a Dictatorship. 7.With media publishing and telecasting trivia, censorship is the need of the hour. 8.Kaun Banega Krorepati is less about knowledge but more about money and personality. 9.Beauty contests degrade womanhood 10.The rise of regional blocs threatens independent nations like India 11.Six billion and one bronze! 12.Is dependence on computers a good thing? 13.Should the public sector be privatised? 14.China and India are similar nations with contrasting ways

15.Is India a Soft Nation? 16.Value based politics is the need of the hour 17.Religion should not be mixed with politics 18.How to deal with high oil prices 19.Our cricketers are not to blame for match fixing 20.Why cant we be world players in industry as we are in software? 21.Multinational corporations: Are they devils in disguise? 22.Should there be limits on artistic freedom (the controversy on Fire). 23.Should there be private universities? 24.Does banning fashion shows and New Year parties save our culture? Social Topics: 1.Are Big Dams Necessary? 2.Films are corrupting the Indian Youth 3.A Gandhian State selling liquor is an anomaly 4.Bride burning and dowry may look bad, but are an integral part of India. 5.Our Culture is Decaying 6.We are not serious about saving Wildlife/Environment 7.The education system needs serious reforms 8.The impact of MTV on our psyche 9.Showing Violence and Crimes should not be allowed in films and on television. 10.Let us legalise gambling Management Topics: 1.Is management an art or a science? 2.The Rush for MBA is really a rush for big money 3.Ethics in Business are just a passing fashion 4.The objective of Management is to maximise profits 5.Do professional managers have a chance in our family run businesses? 6.The Internet is an exercise in hype 7.Is an MBA necessary to succeed in life? 8.Family owned business vs professionally run businesses 9.Smaller businesses and start-ups have more scope for professional growth. 10.Dot com or doubt com?

Creative Topics: 1.The Wheel is Turning Round and Round 2.If I was the Finance Minister/Prime Minister 3.There is no right way to do a wrong thing 4.Group Task: How can we have Mount Everest in India? 5.Do Beauty and Brains Go Together? 6.When I woke up in the morning I saw 7.A ship docked in harbour cannot face the storms 8.Up the Down Staircase 9.Just as we have smoke free zones, we should have child free zones 10.Marriage is a social trap SOCIAL TOPICS: 1. The Internet chains have come on the wings of science and technology but are no less restrictive for all that. 2. Secularism has become a tool to justify the wrongs done by the minorities. 3. Media is a mixed blessing/How ethical is media? 4. To fight AIDs, stop being coy about sex education. 5. What should India strive for- Westernization or modernization? ECONOMIC TOPICS: 1. Developing countries need trade, not aid. 2. Why do we lag behind China? 3. Capitalism is a very flawed system but the others are so much worse. 4. Flexibility of labour laws is the key to attracting more Foreign Direct Investment. 5. Is the business of business only business? POLITICAL TOPICS: 1. Reserving seats for women in Panchayat has not only been a farce but has distracted from developing a more genuine voice of women. 2. Have the nuclear tests of 1998 benefited or harmed India? 3. Voters, not, political parties are responsible for the criminalisation of politics. 4. The voters are required to be well informed and educated about their

candidates so that they can elect the right aspirant by their own assessment. 5. India should go for the presidential form of democracy. ECONOMIC TOPICS: 1. In our economic matters, there is an excessive tendency towards the thinking rather than doing. 2. Every cloud has a silver lining 3. Can the economy achieve an 8 percent growth rate?. 4. Is disinvestment really that good for India or is a rethink in order ? 5. Are co-operatives relevant in todays globalised environment?. 6. Foreign aid is a dangerous drug that can stimulate in small doses but become fatally addictive in larger doses. 7. Modern day sport in industrialised society is an industry, as anything else. 8. Government should clean its own hands before pointing finger at the private sector for corruption. 9. Is the NPA ordinance too harsh? 10. Reforms have to grow up. 11. The future lies with glocalisation . 12. Is the consumer really the king in India?. 13. Globalisation versus nationalism 14. Conditional access system for cable TV watchers: boon or bane? 15. If India is poorly governed, the reason is that we have designed our system of governance for protecting, if not encouraging, corruption? 16. Commercialisation of health care : Good or Bad ? 17. For globalisation to succeed in India people must be able to see what is in it for them 18. Is the US economy headed the Japanese economy way? 19. Economic freedom not old fashioned theories of development will lead to growth and prosperity 20. Markets left to themselves encourage greed. 21. For globalisation to succeed in India people must be able to see what is in it for them 22. Should businessmen run the finance ministry 23. Should important services like transport be left to market forces?. 24. Is there any point in having a business strategy when the world changes from month to month?

25. Is the patents bill good for India? . 26. Is the business of business only business?. 27. Globalisation is good for developing countries 28. Public sector being a guarantor of job security is a myth. 29. Is industryless growth here to stay ? 30. Capitalism is a very flawed system but the others are so much worse ? 31. How can business get rid of the bad name that it has earned? 32. Government pumping money into the economy is not the solution for our economic problems 33. Business ethics are no longer a luxury for corporates but a necessity? 34. How should privatisation proceeds be utilised ? 35. Is the budgeting exercise of any use? 36. Should agricultural subsidies be stopped ? 37. Will Mumbais film industry ever evolve into a truly modern corporatised one? 38. Will market reforms enrich rich states further, while poorer ones lag further?. 39. Why do we lag behind China ? 40. Who says MNCs are superior to Indian companies ?. 41. Why not use a brand index to measure national prosperity?. 42. What we need to reduce scams is better regulatory bodies. 43. War rhetoric is misplaced in a country like India which is trying to globalise its economy. 44. Trade can help the poor ? 45. The power ministry should cut off supplies to all the defaulting SEBs. 46. Steal a few lakhs and youre a criminal. Steal a few hundred crores and you become an industrialist. 47. Should PSUs be divested through strategic sale or public offer? 48. The state is above the law? Management Education Topics 1. Managerial skills learnt in the classroom can never match those learnt from experience 2. Democracy is hampering India progress 3. MBA in India is highly overrated. 4. Religion is a private affair and should be of no concern for the state

5. Decreasing defense expenditure and increasing social expenditure is the need of the hour TCY Online: 1.Public sector is more a hindrance than help to promote socialism. 2.Economic betterment of the poorer nations is as important as disarmament to ensure lasting world peace. 3.From public sector to privatization as in the U.K., is the right answer for Indias instant economic breakthrough. 4.The doctrine of limited nuclear war is an ill-convinced, ill- logical, irrational and extremely dangerous concept. 5.Some simple but effective electoral reforms will enable us to retain the present parliamentary system and ensure the preservation of democracy in India. 6.We must have only two national parties to contest parliamentary elections and regional parties should not be allowed to contest for the same. 7.We can increase our food production not only to match our population explosion but also for export provided we adopt modern, mechanized farming methods with large size land holdings. 8.Nuclear war cannot be won and should not be fought. 9.Private enterprise and not public sector will contribute to faster and higher economic growth in India. 10.Inflation is inevitable in our developing country. 11.The policy of reservation is a legacy of the British and it has done more harm than good. 12.Do you think MBAs are useful in the manufacturing / production department? 13.For a marketing post graduate, without prior work experience working in a big marketing firm is a disadvantage when compared with working in a small firm. Discuss. 14.Consumerism is destroying the social fabric of Indian culture. 15.Free market is a prerequisite for growth. 16.Cricket as a national obsession is a detriment to other sports. 17.To develop India has to empower women. 18.Formulate the governments health policy to control the spread of AIDS. 19.Advertising is a waste of resources. 20.Privatization will lead to less corruption.

21.State is the biggest violator of human rights. 22.There can never be a classless society. 23.Beauty pageants are a marketing gimmick. 24.Voting rights to illiterates in India is illogical because it is widely misused. 25.Joint family is a blessing in disguise. 26.Higher education should be made possible only for those who can pay for it. 27.The weaker sex is the weakness of the stronger sex. 28.Women cannot successfully combine both career and home. 29.Women are good managers. 30.Executive should be allowed to form unions. 31.Effect of liberalization on poverty. 32.Indians perform better as individuals rather than in groups. 33.Business and ethics go hand in hand, or do they? 34.Developing countries should spend more on development than on defense. 35.Political parties have outlived their utility. 36.Is Swadeshi relevant for India today? 37.Money is required to earn more money. 38.Foreign trade is necessary for any country to survive . 39.Presidential Vs Parliamentary form of government of India. 40.Technology: The Ism Of The New Millennium? 41.Religion And Politics Should Not Mix 42.TRIPS Controversy And The Patent Act Amendment 43.Export Stagnation: Causes And Cures 44.Excessive Depiction Of Sex And Violence In Films 45.Classical Music Heritage And The Growing Pop- Culture 46.Decentralisation & The Panchayati Raj Institutions 47.Should India Sign The CTBT 48.State Interventions In Market Kind Or Mixed Economy 49.Science Is A Boon Or Bane 50.Is Swapping Terrorists For Hostages An Encouragement For PlaneHijackers? 51.India and the political dynasties: The Nehru Family context 52.Nice Guys Finish Last 53.All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy 54.Individual Freedom And Civil Society 55.Conventionalism And Modernity: The Ever going Debate

56.Should There Be A Restriction On Permissiveness Being propagated by The MTV Culture And Foreign Media? 57.Marxism And Its Future All Over The World 58.The Growing Menace Of Casteism And Regionalism 59.Presidential Form Of Government Is Needed In India 60.Bullet For Bullet: Is It The Right Policy? 61.Capitation Fees Should Be Abolished 62.Arranged Marriages Are Better Than The Love-Marriages 63.Brain-Drain Has To Be Stopped 64.Business And Ethics Cant / Dont Go Together 65.Are women As good as Men Or Inferior? 66.Nothing Succeeds Like Success 67.The Malthusian Economic Prophecy Is No Longer Relevant 68.Secessionism In The North-East: Whos To Blame? 69.Should India Break Diplomatic Ties With Pakistan? 70.Age and Youth: Experience And Young Talent 71.`East Is East & West Is Where All The Action Is: Mark Twain 72.Freedom Of _Expression And The State Authority. 73.Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished 74.Tuitions Should Be Banned 75.India Needs Gujral Doctrine For Better International Relations 76.Doctors Accountability To Improve Health -Care 77.Universal Disarmament Is A Must 78.Indian Cricket Team Shouldnt Be Allowed To Play Abroad Does India need a dictator? The following points could be discussed under this topic: The current political structure.Drawbacks of it.Bureaucracy, layers in decision making, anarchy. Dictatorship would mean centralised power and faster decision making.But, country run on whims and fancies of an individual.Freedom on individuals could be clamped ..etc.. Present a balanced argument for and against and take up your position on the issue. Is coalition politics here to stay? The following points could be discussed under this topic: Nature of coalition politics.Indecisiveness of elections. No particular party is

getting the peoples mandate.Advantage of coalition politics in enabling formation of government. Flipside of coalition politics- a party with a handful of seats become powerful.Government falls before tenure. Fresh elections each time. Suggest a way out of this problem, for e.g.: once a party pledges support to a coalition, it will not withdraw its support until it has watched a governments performance for atleast three yearsetc The future -will it only have coalitions, emerging political trendsetc Is India moving away from a secularist state? The following points could be discussed under this topic: Define secularism.Constitution calls our country such a state, but how things have changed over the last 50 years.Spread of nationalism. Division into majority and minority groups-e.g. benefits given to minority groups perceived as a threat by others. Role of non-tolerant neighbors in fuelling fundamentalism. It is a passing phenomenon. We have the national character to overcome this.. Points along these lines can be discussed. Education in India-or the lack of it. The following points could be discussed under this topic: Discuss current education system. Discuss our sociological structure.Poverty which forces kids to drop out to supplement family income.Vicious circlepoverty due to lack of education and vice versa.Suggest solutions to get out of this-for e.g., governments are doing a commendable job with the midday meal schemes but we need more of such efforts. Going down further, why restrict it to government alone? why cant private people, NGOs and other voluntary bodies come forward to do the same? How about tapping corporate funds for such causes ..etc. What ails Indian sports? The following points could be discussed under this topic: A nation of 950 million, we fail to produce great champions barring the occasional Vishwanathan Anand or Geet Sethi. Sports system steeped in bureaucracy. Overriding popularity of cricket leading to neglect in other sports.Traditionally, sports not accorded much importance by us as a career. Need to develop sports from the primary school level- catch em young. Various incentives to be given to budding sportsmen like academic credits,

sports in lieu of a few other subjects etc. Development of sports infrastructure, making it amenable and affordableetc.. The Age of Information. The following points could be discussed under this topic: Today a plethora of sources to provide information-Newspapers, radio, Television, Internet etc. Information available at the touch of a button. Greater decision making power to the individual. Also easier decision making for the individual. Information is the key to ones success today. One who is more informed forges ahead. The flipside-information overkill. At times deciding is tough due to too much information etc.. Is Philosophy just arm chair theory? (This is an example of an abstract topic which is thrown up to students once in a while by the examiners) The following points could be discussed under this topic: Talk what you know about this topic . Talk of its relevance in day to day life( or irrelevance if you feel so..). Talk of its influence in literature e.g. Influence of Kant on the romantic poets especially Wordsworth or of Bacon, Voltaire et al on the Enlightenment period etc. Talk of its influence in politics e.g. Influence of Nietszche on Hitler and subsequent genocide during Nazi regime etc. Talk of ethics and morals and their importance in life. talk of Indian philosophy. the Gita. Discuss whether we use any of these in our lives and their importance in moulding our valuesetc Success is all about human relations The following points could be discussed under this topic: The most important skill for success in to have people on your side. One can get a lot of work done by superiority and hierarchy but one cannot be a leader of men unless one maintains excellent human relations.Its importance not only in professional life but personal life too.Knowledge and expertise does one no good if one cannot maintain proper human relationsetc. Borderless worlds-Dream or reality? The following points could be discussed under this topic: Globalisation of business.Opening up of the various economies. Cross cultural

exchanges. More and more people getting an opportunity to work in different lands among different peoples and absorbing a bit of their values and culture.This leads to greater tolerance and understanding of others problems. The other side-people despite all this have nationalistic and regionalist chauvinism. A world divided into first, second and third worlds. People still talk of their economy and not world economy. Europe has shown a step in this direction with EU but its feasibility remains to be seen.So while people clamour for globalisation, they still think only in terms of their national interestsetc Quality is a myth in India. The following points could be discussed under this topic: The Indian products and manufacturing techniques. Why are we unable to sustain against global competition.Our mindset towards quality. Indian attitude of chalta hai which leads to an undemanding customer which in turn le ts people get away with substandard products and services. Today competition is forcing our industry to adhere to global standards so we are getting there in terms of quality. Examples of our software industry which is recognised for its ability to meet global standards etc. Since the topic is general, we can extrapolate it to our quality of life-the air , the water , the facilities we have, the infrastructure we have, the services we get and put up with .etc Education and success-Is there a correlation? The following points could be discussed under this topic: This is a topic which provides ample scope for dialectics. One can argue for and against it. One of the best examples is Bill Gates who went on to become the richest man in the world despite dropping out of hid education. Closer home we have the example of Dhirubhai Ambani. What a person learns and what he really wants to do has no correlation many a times. A person succeeds only if he likes what he does.The argument for education will be that, in practice, it is your marks and qualifications that opens doors for you. While one can become successful without education, education brings about a richness in ones life. One is able to appreciate many facets of life due to the extended knowledge that education provides. It opens a new window and provides a different perspective towards things, ability to distinguish between ethical and unethical, moral and amoral .etc.

We dont learn from history, we repeat it The following points could be discussed under this topic: Relevance of history. Reminder of our past telling us what to do and what not to do. Still we have numerous examples which have occurred again and again for e.g. Time and again we have had innumerable wars and bloodshed, Hitler made the same mistake as Napoleon and Napoleon in turn the same ones as Alexander and all the three wanted to rule the world, countries making similar mistakes in world war II as they did during world war I .etc. But despite this there are also many examples which have not been repeated ( or rather not brought out to the fore as they were not repeated). This could mean we have indeed learnt from history and avoided those mistakes. In fact that has been the purpose of teaching history so as not to repeat them. Today fear of war is directly due to the record history places before usetc. Indian villages-our strength or our weakness? The following points could be discussed under this topic: A typical Indian villages and its myriad problems. Lack of basic amenities and infrastructure. their contribution to the economy both in goods and services vis-a-vis their urban counterparts. they could be an even bigger drivers of our economy if they are made self reliant by improving infrastructure and reducing the general disparities between cities and villages etcetc Agrarian Economy in India-boon or bane The following points could be discussed under this topic: Speaking for the topic one can argue the following- time and again it has made us self reliant in food. This increases our bargaining power tremendously in the world economy. Internally also food prices can be kept low and this will have a direct bearing on inflation. This would bolster the economy and provide us freedom from world bodies and other nations. Against the topic-agrarian economy is at the mercy of climatic conditions. A bad summer, monsoon, or winter could bring the nation down. It will have a spiral effect as increased prices will lead to inflation and problems associated with it. World bodies and other nations will dictate terms..etc. If there were no armies in the world

The following points could be discussed under this topic: Wishful thinking indeed! It would be the key element for world peace. There will be no instrument to wage a war. It will also remove fear and distrust among various nations. We wont have a defence budget. This means more funds channelised into other productive areas. Reduced terrorism and very little separatist groups But the disadvantage could be imposition by one group, anarchy, laissez faire politics, lawlessness..etc.. Do we need a global policeman? The role of some countries in disciplining others. Assuming on itself to decide what is right and what is wrong for the whole world. Bullying others into submission by its sheer economic power. Overriding the brief of world bodies in world politics C he ta naS Suggest alternatives like more authority to world bodies like UN etc which is more representative of everyones interests. More assertiveness to be shown by other nations to such policing nations . making more nations self reliant so that we have less of Big Brother Syndrome.etc.. Indian customs-are we in a time warp? The following points could be discussed under this topic: Some undesirable practices over a long time. Dowry- prevalent even among the educated class, Sati- recent example of a lady in North India, Child marriages- still prevalent in backward areas etc. Reason on why do we still follow such customs. Traditional subjugation of women-present even in big cities among upper class society. Allied problems due to such customsintolerance, fundamentalism, exploitation, etc Suggest ways out of this like education the masses, indicating the outmodedness and irrelevance of such practices todayetc How green was my valley...Are we paying the price of nature? The following points could be discussed under this topic: As every one tries to be one up on the other in the race for industrialisation, deforestation is taking place on a large scale. This effect is more pronounced in developing countries. It has made a perceptible difference in the last 50 years with rising temperatures. Global warming. Greenhouse effect. Ozone layer

depletion. El Nino type effects. Similarly it has affected other living beingsboth plant and animals driving many of them to extinction..etc But people have realised it now. A lot of NGOs and voluntary bodies are working on it. Infact there is even a Greens party in Germany which has been winning elections using the environmental planketc. Management Education-Is it necessary to succeed in business The following points could be discussed under this topic: This is again a topic where we can have for and against arguments. There are many examples of great visionaries and leaders in business who have succeeded without any formal management education. People have simply done it by their will, passion and desire. But management education has also produced many bigwigs. A management education gives a perspective towards analysis and problem solving.It enables one to take decisions in a scientific manner, it enables you to handle the stress and strains of a demanding jobetc The role of NGOs in economics and politics The following points could be discussed under this topic: NGOs have become very powerful today. They have a major role to play in politics as they swerve peoples opinion. They enjoy a lot of support and goodwill of the people. They can also make or break a business. They protect the interests of the people and represent a collective voice against anything that goes against their interests. Most of the times NGOs are more capable in securing a fair deal for the general good. Also the NGOs have shown that they are in a better position to handle social issues than most governments etc Suggested GD Topics: 1. 2. 3. 4. Is coalition politics here to stay? Does India need a dictator? Is India moving away from a secularist state? Education in India or the lack of it

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. groups? 22. 23. 24. 25.

What ails Indian sports? The Age of Information Is Philosophy just an armchair theory? Success is all about human relations Borderless worlds Dream or reality? Quality is a myth in India. Education and success Is there a correlation? We dont learn from history, we repeat it Do we need a global policeman? Indian villages our strength or our weakness? Agrarian Economy in India boon or bane if there were no armies in the world Indian customs are we in a time warp? How green was my valley.. Is nature paying the price? Management Education Is it necessary to succeed in business The role of NGOs in economics and politics NGOs Do they serve peoples interests or are they pressure Death of Socialism Role of women in development Kids today are not what they used to be Casteless India A pipe dream

26. 27. 28. 29. spirit? 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. power . 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46.

Should Trade Unionism be banned in India Repeated elections Should taxpayers pay for it? Indian bureaucracy foundation strengths or colonial hangovers? In India, the whole is less than the parts Do we lack in team Generation X Drivers of our future or are they our lost souls? Do we need a cut in the defence budget? Dot.com companies Is there room for everyone? Artificial Intelligence Will man be ever replaced by machines? if I were to choose my person of the millennium All the world is a stage. when managers become Hamlets If Patel were our first Prime Minister. Materialism Have we sold our souls to the Devil? Youve come a long way, baby The rise and rise of feminist Role of ethics in tobacco industry, liquor industry etc. Should gambling be legalised in India? Are we unfit for Democracy? Survival tools for the new millennium Examinations has it killed education? Cultural Invasion through the air waves Should doctors be tried in Consumer Courts?

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Abortion and Euthanasia Is it morally right for society Are beauty pageants necessary? The relevance of Gandhis today India and the WTO Did India handle the hijack issue properly? Is E-Commerce the best thing for India

Is coalition politics here to stay? The following points could be discussed under this topic: Nature of coalition politics. Indecisiveness of elections. No particular party is getting the peoples mandate.Advantage of coalition politics in enabling formation of government.Flipside of coalition politics- a party with a handful of seats become powerful.Government falls before tenure.Fresh elections each time. Suggest a way out of this problem, for e.g.: once a party pledges support to a coalition, it will not withdraw its support until it has watched a governments performance for atleast three yearsetc The future -will it only have coalitions ,emerging political trendsetc Does India need a dictator? The following points could be discussed under this topic: The current political structure.Drawbacks of it.Bureaucracy, layers in decision making, anarchy. Dictatorship would mean centralised power and faster decision making.But, country run on whims and fancies of an individual.Freedom on individuals could be clamped etc.Present a balanced argument for and against and take up your position on the issue. Is India moving away from a secularist state? The following points could be discussed under this topic: Define secularism. Constitution calls our country such a state, but how things have changed over the last 50 years. Spread of nationalism. Division into

majority and minority groups-e.g. benefits given to minority groups perceived as a threat by others. Role of non-tolerant neighbours in fuelling fundamentalism. It is a passing phenomenon. We have the national character to overcome this.Points along these lines can be discussed. Education in India-or the lack of it. The following points could be discussed under this topic: Discuss current education system. Discuss our sociological structure. Poverty which forces kids to drop out to supplement family income. Vicious circlepoverty due to lack of education and vice versa. Suggest solutions to get out of this-for e.g., governments are doing a commendable job with the midday meal schemes but we need more of such efforts. Going down further, why restrict it to government alone? Why cant private people, NGOs and other voluntary bodies come forward to do the same? How about tapping corporate funds for such causes..etc.. What ails Indian sports? The following points could be discussed under this topic: A nation of 950 million, we fail to produce great champions barring the occasional Vishwanathan Anand or Geet Sethi. Sports system steeped in bureaucracy. Overriding popularity of cricket leading to neglect in other sports. Traditionally, sports not accorded much importance by us as a career. Need to develop sports from the primary school level-catch em young. Various incentives to be given to budding sportsmen like academic credits, sports in lieu of a few other subjects etc. Development of sports infrastructure, making it amenable and affordableetc.. The Age of Information. The following points could be discussed under this topic: Today a plethora of sources to provide information-Newspapers, radio, Television, Internet etc. Information available at the touch of a button. Greater decision making power to the individual. Also easier decision making for the individual. Information is the key to ones success today. One who is

more informed forges ahead. The flipside-information overkill. At times deciding is tough due to too much information etc.. Is Philosophy just arm chair theory? (This is an example of an abstract topic which is thrown up to students once in a while by the examiners) The following points could be discussed under this topic: Talk what you know about this topic. Talk of its relevance in day to day life (or irrelevance if you feel so). Talk of its influence in literature e.g. Influence of Kant on the romantic poets especially Wordsworth or of Bacon , Voltaire et al on the Enlightenmentperiod etc. Talk of its influence in politics e.g. Influence of Nietzsche on Hitler and subsequent genocide during Nazi regime etc. Talk of ethics and morals and their importance in life. Talk of Indian philosophy. the Gita . Discuss whether we use any of these in our lives and their importance in moulding our valuesetc Success is all about human relations The following points could be discussed under this topic: The most important skill for success in to have people on your side. One can get a lot of work done by superiority and hierarchy but one cannot be a leader of men unless one maintains excellent human relations. Its importance not only in professional life but personal life too. Knowledge and expertise does one no good if one cannot maintain proper human relationsetc.. Borderless worlds-Dream or reality? The following points could be discussed under this topic: Globalisation of business. Opening up of the various economies. Cross cultural exchanges. More and more people getting an opportunity to work in different lands among different peoples and absorbing a bit of their values and culture. This leads to greater tolerance and understanding of others problems. The other side-people despite all this have nationalistic and regionalist chauvinism . A world divided into first, second and third worlds. People still talk of their economy and not world economy. Europe has shown a step in this direction

with EU but its feasibility remains to be seen. So while people clamour for globalisation, they still think only in terms of their national interestsetc Quality is a myth in India. The following points could be discussed under this topic: The Indian products and manufacturing techniques. Why are we unable to sustain against global competition. Our mindset towards quality. Indian attitude of chalta hai which leads to an undemanding customer which in turn lets people get away with substandard products and services. Today competition is forcing our industry to adhere to global standards so we are getting there in terms of quality. Examples of our software industry which is recognised for its ability to meet global standards etc. Since the topic is general, we can extrapolate it to our quality of life-the air , the water , the facilities we have, the infrastructure we have, the services we get and put up with .etc Education and success-Is there a correlation? The following points could be discussed under this topic: This is a topic which provides ample scope for dialectics. One can argue for and against it. One of the best examples is Bill Gates who went on to become the richest man in the world despite dropping out of hid education. Closer home we have the example of Dhirubhai Ambani. What a person learns and what he really wants to do have no correlation many a times. A person succeeds only if he likes what he does. The argument for education will be that , in practice, it is your marks and qualifications that open doors for you. While one can become successful without education, education brings about richness in ones life. One is able to appreciate many facets of life due to the extended knowledge that education provides. It opens a new window and provides a different perspective towards things, ability to distinguish between ethical and unethical, moral and amoral .etc. We dont learn from history, we repeat it The following points could be discussed under this topic:

Relevance of history. Reminder of our past telling us what to do and what not to do. Still we have numerous examples which have occurred again and again for e.g. Time and again we have had innumerable wars and bloodshed , Hitler made the same mistake as Napoleon and Napoleon in turn the same ones as Alexander and all the three wanted to rule the world, countries making similar mistakes in world war II as they did during world war I .etc. But despite this there are also many examples which have not been repeated( or rather not brought out to the fore as they were not repeated). This could mean we have indeed learnt from history and avoided those mistakes. In fact that has been the purpose of teaching history so as not to repeat them. Today fear of war is directly due to the record history places before usetc. Indian villages-our strength or our weakness? The following points could be discussed under this topic: Typical Indian villages and its myriad problems. Lack of basic amenities and infrastructure. their contribution to the economy both in goods and services vis-a-vis their urban counterparts. they could be even bigger drivers of our economy if they are made self reliant by improving infrastructure and reducing the general disparities between cities and villages etcetc Agrarian Economy in India-boon or bane The following points could be discussed under this topic: Speaking for the topic one can argue the following- time and again it has made us self reliant in food. This increases our bargaining power tremendously in the world economy. Internally also food prices can be kept low and this will have a direct bearing on inflation. This would bolster the economy and provide us freedom from world bodies and other nations. Against the topic-agrarian economy is at the mercy of climatic conditions. A bad summer , monsoon, or winter could bring the nation down. It will have a spiral effect as increased prices will lead to inflation and problems associated with it. World bodies and other nations will dictate terms..etc. If there were no armies in the world

The following points could be discussed under this topic: Wishful thinking indeed! It would be the key element for world peace. There will be no instrument to wage a war. It will also remove fear and distrust among various nations. We wont have a defence budget. This means more funds channelized into other productive areas. Reduced terrorism and very little separatist groups But the disadvantage could be imposition by one group, anarchy,laissez faire politics, lawlessness..etc.. Do we need a global policeman? The role of some countries in disciplining others. Assuming on itself to decide what is right and what is wrong for the whole world. Bullying others into submission by its sheer economic power. Overriding the brief of world bodies in world politics Suggest alternatives like more authority to world bodies like UN etc which is more representative of everyones interests. More assertiveness to be shown by other nations to such policing nations . making more nations self reliant so that we have less of Big Brother Syndrome.etc.. Indian customs-are we in a time warp? The following points could be discussed under this topic: Some undesirable practices over a long time. Dowry- prevalent even among the educated class, Sati- recent example of a lady in North India, Child marriages-still prevalent in backward areas etc. Reason on why we still follow such customs. Traditional subjugation of women-present even in big cities among upper class society. Allied problems due to such customs-intolerance, fundamentalism, exploitation, etc Suggest ways out of this like education the masses, indicating the outmodedness and irrelevance of such practices todayetc How green was my valley...Are we paying the price of nature? The following points could be discussed under this topic:

As every one tries to be one up on the other in the race for industrialisation, deforestation is taking place on a large scale. This effect is more pronounced in developing countries . It has made a perceptible difference in the last 50 years with rising temperatures. Global warming . Greenhouse effect. Ozone layer depletion. El Nino type effects. Similarly it has affected other living beingsboth plant and animals driving many of them to extinction..etc But people have realised it now. A lot of NGOs and voluntary bodies are working on it. Infect there is even a Greens party in Germany which has been winning elections using the environmental planketc. Management Education-Is it necessary to succeed in business The following points could be discussed under this topic: This is again a topic where we can have for and against arguments. There are many examples of great visionaries and leaders in business who have succeeded without any formal management education. People have simply done it by their will, passion and desire. But management education has also produced many bigwigs. A management education gives a perspective towards analysis and problem solving. It enables one to take decisions in a scientific manner , it enables you to handle the stress and strains of a demanding jobetc The role of NGOs in economics and politics The following points could be discussed under this topic: NGOs have become very powerful today. They have a major role to play in politics as they swerve peoples opinion. They enjoy a lot of support and goodwill of the people. They can also make or break a business. They protect the interests of the people and represent a collective voice against anything that goes against their interests. Most of the times NGOs are more capable in securing a fair deal for the general good. Also the NGOs have shown that they are in a better position to handle social issues than most governments etc

Internet - a boon or a bane?


In Favor: Because of internet world has became a global village. Students can take any course in any college through E-learning. The new innovations and resources can be shared because of easy communication. We can easily book railway tickets and movie tickets in online. Transfer of files made easy. There is no limit to store information in internet. Easy communication with relatives, who are staying far away. We can find information about anything. We can develop our skills through many free courses available in internet. We can be in track of updates. We can buy products easily in internet. We can apply for jobs in online. Everyone can express their own views. Internet can be used for entertainment such as playing video games, watching movies etc. In Against: Lack of security as hackers can easily theft data or can manipulate it. Children and youth can be easily mis leaded by the wrong content in some wrong websites. Through Internet, viruses spread easily and total data can be corrupted. Some are wasting their precious time because of internet. Everyone can express their own views. But if they provide wrong information about something, many people may mislead. For example, the lives of celebrities.

Conclusion:Internet is definitely a boon. We should utilize technology to compete with this fast world. Every coin has two sides. It's up to us to receive good and to leave bad. ..