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Hello Puys, I just thought of putting across some topics on which we all can have a debate, thus helping us understand those subjects better. It is not the CAT GD/PI or CET GD/PI but it is general. Every 4-6 days, one topic will be poste...
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Are we giving too much liberty to children when it comes to the usage of technology?

An outline:

Today, children are being given the luxury of mobile phones, computers music players etc. which they use to the brink of addiction by spending hours on chatting, sms, social networking sites etc. Recently, a school in Mumbai have made it compulsory for it's students to have mobile phones so that it can communicate with it's students. Are we heading into an era where children will no longer be associated with 'innocence'?
For:
  1. They loose focus on studies and get a bit too involved with technology

  2. They care less about the family warmth

  3. Do not develop socialising skills since most of the time is used in "virtual socialising"

  4. They loose their innocence at a young age and combine it with immaturity, it is a violent and fatal combination.

Against:
  1. Today the world is advanced and hence it helps in keeping children updated.

  2. Technology is children's friend which will help them in their growing years by imparting knowledge through mediums like the Internet.

  3. Helps children in developing networking skills.




Discuss



FOR : I certainly believe excess of anything is not good so had there been a right balance of technology in a child's growing up years, that would have been more appropriate but today thats not the way it is a teenager , a pre-teen or tweens and even children in the age bracket of 7-10 are making their presence hugely felt on the internet in the name of social networking sites , online games and have access to PSP'S , the latest and the most trendy cell phones, laptops and what not and as a result they become anti-social elements or the so called rebels in their classrooms and there respective communities . they may know how to interact with some one in a chat room but when it comes to that one on one face to face conversation , they stutter , stammer and most importantly become under confident . So , yes in the name of exposure we are giving way too much liberty to our children when it comes to the usage of technology .
Waiting for the change , wondering as when it will actually happen.
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Are we giving too much liberty to children when it comes to the usage of technology?

An outline:

Today, children are being given the luxury of mobile phones, computers music players etc. which they use to the brink of addiction by spending hours on chatting, sms, social networking sites etc. Recently, a school in Mumbai have made it compulsory for it's students to have mobile phones so that it can communicate with it's students. Are we heading into an era where children will no longer be associated with 'innocence'?
For:

  1. They loose focus on studies and get a bit too involved with technology

  2. They care less about the family warmth

  3. Do not develop socialising skills since most of the time is used in "virtual socialising"

  4. They loose their innocence at a young age and combine it with immaturity, it is a violent and fatal combination.

Against:
  1. Today the world is advanced and hence it helps in keeping children updated.

  2. Technology is children's friend which will help them in their growing years by imparting knowledge through mediums like the Internet.

  3. Helps children in developing networking skills.




Discuss
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Since it's the admission season, I want a topic to be debated by puys.

Back in 2007, the Mumbai University implied a rule that all premium courses like B.M.S. will have a quota system. The system was as follows:

Commerce - 50%
Arts - 25%
Science - 25%

It had a disastrous effect on Commerce students. Students from Science and Arts stream were given admissions into colleges with about 20-25% lower percentages than Commerce students.

Students from Science and Arts were those students, who had slim chances of making a decent career in their respective streams as they had lower pecentages so in desperation, they took up B.M.S. since it is a premium course while students who genuinely wanted to pursue were left with no choices.

Is it fair?


P.S. I have also been a victim of this and was forced to waste a year.



The government/university should have considered the actual number of people applying from each stream and then decided on the quota.

But even apart from that, I am not aware of how elite that course is, but still people like you shouldn't have wasted an year at least.

If we assume you were anyways going to pursue MBA in future, why did you wait for an year?

You could've taken admission for some other course and then focused on preparation of the various entrance examination because if you pursue your post grad from some good college, then these things wouldn't even matter... :clap:

(personal opinion. no offense intended. )
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Since it's the admission season, I want a topic to be debated by puys.

Back in 2007, the Mumbai University implied a rule that all premium courses like B.M.S. will have a quota system. The system was as follows:

Commerce - 50%
Arts - 25%
Science - 25%

It had a disastrous effect on Commerce students. Students from Science and Arts stream were given admissions into colleges with about 20-25% lower percentages than Commerce students.

Students from Science and Arts were those students, who had slim chances of making a decent career in their respective streams as they had lower pecentages so in desperation, they took up B.M.S. since it is a premium course while students who genuinely wanted to pursue were left with no choices.

Is it fair?


P.S. I have also been a victim of this and was forced to waste a year.


What is BMS?????
Three Lives. Three Destinies. One Name. CAT'12 : 95.86%ile
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Since it's the admission season, I want a topic to be debated by puys.

Back in 2007, the Mumbai University implied a rule that all premium courses like B.M.S. will have a quota system. The system was as follows:

Commerce - 50%
Arts - 25%
Science - 25%

It had a disastrous effect on Commerce students. Students from Science and Arts stream were given admissions into colleges with about 20-25% lower percentages than Commerce students.

Students from Science and Arts were those students, who had slim chances of making a decent career in their respective streams as they had lower pecentages so in desperation, they took up B.M.S. since it is a premium course while students who genuinely wanted to pursue were left with no choices.

Is it fair?


P.S. I have also been a victim of this and was forced to waste a year.

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India is a mixed economy so neither capitalist or socialist approach individually work. The real estate prices are left on the market forces to decide. It also has many factors linked to it like interest rates, individual raw material costs, competition etc. A cap on these prices is practically impossible.

Selfish business? Someone has rightly said that, 'Business = Selfishness'. I agree that there are rackets and "mafias" involved but that applies to almost any field today in India. If we look at it theoretically, the Government must try and abolish such practices but if we look at it practically, it is impossible in a country like India.

Also, let us not forget that in real estate, demand will keep increasing as it is directly proportional to population as well as income but the supply is/will be less/lesser or even stagnant one day as humans cannot go beyond earth so ultimately, prices will soar even further. Capping won't be a solution but eradication of the 'black' elements is necessary which, in my opinion is a dream.


Lastly, sorry for a late reply.

Regards

Neel

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Todays Topic:
" Since a house is an essential need for every individual, real estate prices should be controlled by the government and legal action should be taken against people who are using real estate for selfish business purpose and putting the pressure on people working in the IT industry"
Three Lives. Three Destinies. One Name. CAT'12 : 95.86%ile
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Since no one is interested in the Rupee weakening topic, I am posting another one:
" In todays world of uncertainty, is it wise to go for Government service and earn a few bucks less with mental satisfaction or is it better to go for Private companies who pay more but treat like cats and dogs? "

This is a subjective choice. In my opinion though, working in a private company (pvt.) serves more benefit than govt. Pvt. offers more challenges than govt. Not all pvt. treats you like dogs.

Well educated people will mostly prefer pvt. and not govt. Being educated, they know that pvt. will make their pockets heavier but will also provide them with sufficient challenges and opportunities to grow and earn respect amongst one's social circle.
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dear Puys and Pagals, here is debate if you get time you can discuss today India's rupee has weakened against dollar being 54.56 and it may also touch to 55.
well if India is able to sell products in US cheaper than Chinese products then will it strenghten the Value of rupee if yes then why and if no then also why?kindly give your argument with instances for justification of your arguements.

Sorry I wasn't around here so...

Well I think the primary reason for rupee weakening against the dollar is that there has been a profound effect of BOP with the European countries.

Putting Indian products at a cheaper rate than China would be not possible in the near future. The Chinese products has dominated US market shelves for the past 6-7 years. China comes 2nd only to Canada in trading with US and the lower wages in China makes it attractive for US as well. So I just don't see that coming.
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