XAT Essay Topics of past years

XAT Essay topics of Past 19 Years

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2016 - Technology and nature are natural enemies.

2015 - Listening is a dying art. We hardly listen to understand. We only listen to refute or reply.

2014: The most beautiful things in the world cannot be touched or seen but are only felt with the heart

2013: Corruption is the root cause of economic slowdown in India

2012: i) Poverty is a big menace in India. Due to its complexity and magnitude, most of the government initiatives fail.
ii) Poverty is a consequence of failure of government policies due to the fact that governments do not target the root causes.

2011: “The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals would not only load himself with most unnecessary attention but assume an authority which could safely be trusted to no council and senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of man who have folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it. “

2010: “Earth provide enough to satisfy every man’s need but not every man’s greed need”

2009:  “The Inherent vice of Capitalism is unequal sharing of blessings and the inherent virtue of Socialism is equal sharing of misery”.

2008: “Consequences of Gender Imbalance - The Third World War”.

2007: “Economic growth without environmental damage – a mirage or a reality.”

2006:"India has one of the largest pool of talented manpower – but few innovations and patented products"

2005: More than one billion Indians: A gigantic problem or a sea of opportunities.

2004: Asked at the age of 83, as to which of his project would he choose as his master piece, Frank Lloyd wright, the architect answered, “The next one”

2003: To give real service, one needs to add something that cannot be bought or measured, like sincerity and integrity.

2002: “Indian Economy in the Post WTO Era.”

2001: “Economic Growth without distributive justice can only lead to violence."

2000: Ships are safer in the harbour. But they are not meant for the same.

1999: “Television really is, another eye so you can see anywhere, another part of your heart so you can feel and care about things you never felt and cared about before, another ear to hear strange music.... The first and only international language.”

1998: “Max Weber, a German Sociologist, defined state as an entity that has a monopoly over legal violence. India proves that the converse is also true; if criminals cannot be punished by the law, its effect they become the state.”

1997: “By the third or fourth week of the term, business school had succeeded in affecting me with a variation of the Stockholm syndrome, named after the incident in which a hostage in a Stockholm bank robbery fell in love with one of her captors”

1996: “There is no right way of doing a right thing.”

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