One of the most challenging aspects of the XAT is the section on Essay writing. It is clubbed with General Knowledge, and applicants are given a composite time of 40 minutes for both the sections. XAT essay writing is unique as it is a part of the first stage of the admission process, unlike WATs of IIMs and IIFT Essay, which form a component of the GD/ PI stage. Thus, every candidate appearing for the XAT has to prepare for the Essay.
Government is not able to implement the policies properly due to the huge magnitude of poverty.
The pursuit of knowledge distinguishes man from beast. However, it has never been linear or smooth, being interrupted and redirected by dogmas, suppression and extremism. Democratic systems were supposed to provide freedom of speech but limitations still exist due to our inability to listen without ulterior motives.
Selective listening is a hurdle in our efforts to synthesize diverse viewpoint. Political discourse in the country has been reduced to a sham, as opposition leaders are more interested in finding faults in the government, rather than discussing our nation's problems. Public debates are limited to finger pointing and name-calling, as there is no room left for listening to voices of disagreement.
Fault lies with the media as well, wherein quality of journalism has somehow become a function of the decibel levels of news anchors. While discussions in news channels are supposed to highlight national problems, they now behave like entertainment channels, with the sole aim of increasing TRPs.
As we continue to embrace liberalism, there is a greater need to adopt it more comprehensively. When we open our mind and heart to different views, only then will true harmony be established. When we stop being offended at the slightest opposition, only then will social consciousness strengthen. When we actually start listening, only then will we speak in one voice.