Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2016 – Week 21: “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.”

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22 May  2016

Write an essay on the following topic in not more than 1000-1200 words:

 

“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress”

  • Thank you insights.. 🙂 🙂 good morning people!! To all those who will be writing today, how about giving a rough sketch in the beginning of the essay, so that we can learn whats missing in our write up and our demerits, or our strong points? i will write the rough sketch in the beginning, humble request to others to to the same.. THANK YOU!!

    • ajay

      simran can u review my essay thanx in advance:)

    • Vats Ujjwal

      Please review mine.

    • @night_thinker:disqus Please review my essay!

  • Jaya Swatantra

    Thank you insights!!

  • Chethan

    Thanks INsights..

  • Vats Ujjwal

    Nice topic..will start essay writing from today..got only 94 in Mains 2015..long way to cover !

    • Shankar Kinagi

      grt at least u wrote the mains…..may i knw how many essay’s u practiced before mains…

      • Vats Ujjwal

        Not more..only few..5-6 at max in test series..

        • Shankar Kinagi

          Hmmm….do well this time….

      • sankar

        plz rvw mine frnds

    • ESWAR

      Brother, please review mine.

  • ESWAR

    Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress

    Please review

    It is blunder to assume that every time your thoughts, planning, work is agreed to. Most of the time, one’s actions if not complied with society is rejected. But it is not true every time. If your association is with rogues or ill characterized people the chances of your proposal or action the disagreement rate is less. In this case, the consequences of such actions will be severe.

    great leaders have used their dissent voice or disagreed in past on key issues. The same later helped to bridge gaps in society though certain sections were not happy then. One such personality was Gandhi who was went on fast in yerawada jail unto death opposing a separate electorate for dalits (SC,ST) among HIndus. Learned person, Ambedkar wanted to implement a separate electorate provision for dalits on Indian soil as he feared of age old oppression could even continue post independence. But Gandhi with all his insights, forthright behaviour was able to convince Babasaheb Ambedkar.

    The result of Gandhi disagreement then , is no separate group in Hindu community exists today. Dalits are elected by upper castes and vice a versa. There may be oppressions, in human behaviour over dalits across different parts of country but separation has been reduced drastically.

    The prediction of disagreement whether it is honest or dishonest is very difficulty. Most of the time it is not noticed. It is more common in one’s personal life. Elders do not agree to the children’ biased interests over property. Now a days digreement taking place in a different shape at national and multi lateral level. Regional interests, power politics, loss of popularity take centre stage while expressing disagreement over key legislations like GST bill in Parliament, Syria issue etc.

    Experts, economists and even a common man who has knowledge of economics are being supported for GST, it’s object is to transform indirect taxation system as it affects more on Masses. Implementation oF GST also improves fiscal capacity of the state. Nonethless, due to disagreement of some opportunistic politics the GST bill has not been passed and lingering in indian parliament over one decade. It may not be a honest disagreement.

    Syria has been facing unprecented civil war which displaced lakhs of people, loss of property, killings of women, children. Human rights violence is at peak, children especially girls are being used for suicide attacks by radical groups. Every nook ofof the world today knows about the situation of Syria and it’s adjacent countries. Even EUROPEAN Union has not been fared from the affect of Syria. Though world powers like USA, Russia, China, NATO countries are not agreeing to a immediate redressal of Syrian crisis. It is nowhere a good sign of progression.

    Blocking of India’s move on Masood Azar recognising international terrorist for sanctions at UN by China is reflection of disagreement for bad consequence. USA which had thought of alqaeda that it could not harm them however the outfit had crashed WTO building. Such attack or violence may happen with China – chances are high. So there must be rationality for disagreement which is honest.

    People should not become prey for disagreement of vested parties. Condemnation of bad disagreement at whatever situation must be welcomed as it reduces bad consequences and strives for progressive solutions.

  • Good morning sir and friends 🙂 I came across a BBC radio series where Sunil Khilnani tells us about 50 persons, who have been important, according to him, in history of India. The series is really good and it covers almost all important personalities. It may be helpful in our ethics paper. He has also written a beautiful book “The Idea of India”.

    Here is the link => http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05rptbv/episodes/player

    Thank you 🙂

  • Stalin B

    Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress
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    1946: The great disagreement started. But there was a platform which was created with years of toil to express the lively disagreement. It took nearly 4 years to bring the great consensus. 26Th nov 1950 – consensus took the shape of constitution. It was the consititution of India. It incorporated the ideals of freedom struggle. It incorporated all the good features of all the constuttions of the world. It incorporated the basic fundamental freedoms to lead a life, not mere mundane life but the lively sustainable life with dignity and respect. The result nearly 75 eons passed … we still live together, relish together despite being one of the diverse nations of the world. Even today we disagree to finally agree and we agree to disagree. Thus honest disagreement culminated in Rule of Law.

    1920 s, Great depression, there was no growth. People were thrown out of employment. Then came a short man with short moustache, just a party man in core right wing party. But with great oratory skills he could attract industralists, aristocrats and middle class. But the speech was one sided. There was no conduit to express the other side of coin. Most people disagreed. Yet he could form the govt thru coercion, by choking the fundamental freedoms and finally the disagreement. That was the Hitler! There was no conduit for disagrement and even the slightest element that kindled in the hearts was suppressed. The govt thus formed could not sustain for ever. For whom the govt was formed, the same govt was crushed by the people themselves thru a huge revolution. Thus the suppression of disagreement resulted in collapse of entire govt.

    Essay line of thought –> Why do we disagree? Is there a conduit to express disagreement? What happens if no conduit? What are other mechanisms to express disagreement? What do we acheive by disagreeing? how should we disagree so that we realise fruitful progress?

    Why do we disagree? : We perceive from outer world and this forms part of our value system. All this after undergoing years of sociolisation gets modified into core of value system. This value system of individuals is fundamental for disagreement. For ex., a glass half filled with water. An optimistic person says – it is only half empty, and one just need to fill this remaining half. Now a pessimistic person says – it is only half full! – thus the disagreement.

    If there is a conduit to ventilate the disagreement, the consensus can be evolved. Consensus thus evolved will be agreeable to all. In above case, it helps in making pessimist an optimist. Consensus takes long time but the fruits were worthy of the grand wait. First, inherent to is the espirit de corps(we spirit)as disagreement brings together all the participatns. It helps in finding a solution which is mean of all the differing values, a solution mutually agreeable to all!It helps in ventilating greivances, problems etc. It helps in finding solution to them. It analyses the problem in all dimesions. Thus we reach comprehensive solution – the consensus.

    The consensus thus arrived will be acceptable by all. This is quite relevant for public administration. Democracy thrives on dissent and disagreement. The more we disagree, the more we engage with governance and the more we ventilate our problems and more we demand accountability for action.

    Consensus through disagreement helps in conflict resolution. We disagree to agree and this thus we resolve the conflict. As disagreement helps in expressing our view points, it helps in making the process more inclusive. The local panchayats at the grass roots thru Gram sabha meetings helps in engaging the disagreement of all at the grass roots. Here the platform was created to express disagreement and realise true direct inclusive democracy.

    Consensus through disagreement is thus very imp for policy making. It helps in keeping the policy informed of public opinion, makes the policies more socially relevant. Not only in policy formulation, disagreement is also fundamental for policy implementation. For ex., wrto improvement of literacy levels, a scheme for improving primary education is hardly relevant for a cent percent literacy state like kearla. The policy if imposed from the top without expression of disagreement of local people of kearla will makes policy related to improving literacy levels less relevant. So CSS which were imposed from the top without accounting what people agree to and what they disagree failed the schemes. So recently CSS were rationalised. Liberty given to states along with funds (by devolving more funds to states from 32% of net tax revenues to 42%) to frame there own policies is a mechanism to ventilate disagreement and make it part of policy.

    What happens if there no platform to ventilate disagreement? – there the nation will crumble. The governance mechanisms would beaten up by the own people for whom the govt was made. It was the lack of platforms to disagree the people of tunisia revolted against their own govt and thus the arab spring emerged. It was the burst of all the accumulated disagreement. Because of the lack of platform to disagree, civil war was prevailing in the African continent. Terrirosm and insurgencies destroy such platforms and make the govt obtained by cooercion irrelevant.

    What are other mechanisms to ventilate disagreement? : It is eventhrough voting, people express disagreement. It is through dialogue opposition party makes criticism of govt policies at national level. But oflate, this criticism is pulling the parliamentary functioning in negative direction. The disagreement was made just to tamper the govt, Just to bring the govt down. Such disagreement with no mens rea to find the solution constructively again leads to dialogue paralysis.

    Even the educational insituttions are mechanisms were students within themselves and with teachers disagree to reach a consensus. This make the core of research and innovation. This is how new technology kindles. It is through this disagreement, the process of cognitive enlightenment takes places in these educational insitutions.

    What do we need to convert this disagreement into fruitful progress?: we need following for fruitful disagreement evolving in to a solution

    – a platform for dialogue

    – Dialogue must provide a chance to all – to express individual disagreements making the dialogue inclusive and relevant to all stakeholders.

    – It should not be one sided/majority dominated. Minority views consideration should form the core along with majoritarian views

    – we should disagree to find a solution, not to bring the dialogue into deadlock

    Only then we will have progress else we just hit a deadlock.

    Pls review, my first essay on insights.

    • ajay

      BHAI U HAVE WELL DIVIDED THE STRUCURE OF THE ESSAY into many questions and explained them with relevant and meaningful examples..but i think u have to relate honest disagreement with progress and structure on your ans on similar lines like u have written in last lines…try to re-organize better..and pls review mine:)

      • Vats Ujjwal

        please review mine.

    • May2017

      Picked up the consensus part from ur essay, thanks for that, I think the flow could have been better, also u why disagreement etc, can be subjective, but facts are objective, so try and include some facts and developments. Thanks, do look at my essay, if time permits. Thanks!

    • Sudanita Sanchez

      Once you are all done with this , one may try writing on

      * Fraternity, was meant to complement civil rights, not to destroy them.


      Very relevant and interesting topic!!

      • Stalin B

        Fraternity, was meant to complement civil rights, not to destroy them.

        18th century: A ship with tea reached Boston. Suddenly the local natives disguised as red indians boarded the ship and threw the tea into sea making the “tea party”. Cause – denial of rights. Local produce can not be sold in international markets. It to be sold only to Britain and that too using the ships of Britain. No representation in the then parliament, yet taxes were imposed by representatives of one country who are not related to people on whom the tax was imposed. Several other rights were denied. All this denial of liberty led to movement for rights and culminated in American revolution of 1787 for life, liberty and persuit of happiness.

        But the only movement for rights without fraternity, the universal broherhood, is not complete in democracy. It may lead to infringement of minority rights, may lead to majoritarianism, another form of autocracy. So there is need to balance rights with fraternity. It is rights without primacy to fraternity that led to disintegration of Balkan states. It was assertion for nationality and corresponding rights that created antagonism between several nationalities like serbs, romanians, greeks, croats etc that led to disintegration. It was the same reason why yugoslavia was disintegrated. So the need is to balance the rights with fraternity.

        This was the one of the ideals cherished by freedom struggle of india. This became the spirit of consituttion. The words “… to ensure justice, liberty, equality and promote fraternity , sense of dignity…” in preamble of india show testimony to this. This was the reason why the fundamental duties to complement the fraternity with rights was inserted via Art 51A in constitution of india. This was the same reason why the utmost sacrosant fundamnetal rights of india were made qualified instead of absolute. Absoluteness of rights creates anarchy and chaos. This must be balanced with need to create social cohesion. For this fraternity forms the core.

        Though nationalism-inform of rights of a community- Thought to unify people, the same nationalism disunified. It resulted in distortion of balance of power and culminated in world wars. Nationalism informs of rights assertment is narrow in the sense that it gives primacy to majoritatiaism. It created intense competetion between nations which tried to overpower the other. It was this which led to militarianism and thus spread animosity between the nations. Result – world wars and chaos.

        How fraternity can be stressed with equal focus on rights? – Make freedoms subject to reasonable restrictions and encourage citizens to oblige with fundamental duties. Rabindranath Tagore in this context opposed nationalism and emphasised universal brotherhood (vasudhaiva kutumbakam). He institutionalised santiniketan for realising the notion of fraternity/universal brotherhood in the young hearts and minds of future citizens. Negative tendencies need to be nipped in the begining itself and thus shantiniketan rightly fit in this void.

        In India, fraternity was acheived through 2 ways – reasonable restrictions which are ensured throught the courts. But the obligation of citizens in return of rights – fundamental duties – are not legally enforceable. Even the fundamental duties are part of lawyer’s paradise. The words – spirit of common enquiry, scientific temper etc are beyond the understanding of a lay man. For enforcing fundamental duties, and of course to exercise rights, citizens need basic education. India misses the target of MDG Goals with respect to universal primary education. Though India realised near-universal primary eduction, the quality is very poor. ASER report points that a student of 5 who can not do basic addition, substraction testify this fact. Without education, legal awareness or the so called exercise of rights can not dawn upon, let alone following fundamental duties. We need to take great leaps and bounds to achieve quality education.

        India spends around 3.5% of GDP on education. Hardly 4 times, 4% GDP on education made. This is well below the global standards. For exercise of rights and the step beyond – exercise of fundamental duties – we need to increase the expenditure on education. Probably to complement the govt expenditure, voluntarism in form of NGO efforts on education, CSR on education, PPP in creating educational infra, FDI in higher edcation can help in filling the budget gap.

        Another flaw in fundamental duties for fraternity is that they are not comprehensive. For ex., right to vote, military service for youth which is important for unifying the common brotherhood etc are not included. Interesentingly some countries have made fundamental duties enforceable. For ex., Australia has made fundamental right to vote mandatory by creating incentive system. Those without proper explanation for exercising of voting right will loose govt incentives. This can set example for India where votes against a candidate are more than votes in favour. Making fundamental duty to vote make democracy truly representative and truly inclusive.

        Another example for enforcing fraternity can be learnt from Israel. Israel made compulsory military service for its youth. Such military service subjugate individual interests before fraternity of nation. India being diverse interms of race, religion, region, caste, decent etc can follow the example of israel in introducing the compulsory military training for youth. It can help in preventing communal violence which is pulling the India back to earlier days of anarchy.

        Instead of forcing through legal inforcement, the best way lies in govt creating the internal “urge” in citizens to follow fundamental duties for fraternity of society. But how can this urge be created???

        Noble peace prize winning book – “Nudges: improving Decision about health, wealth and happiness” provide solution in this direction. People take sub-obtimal decisions due to cognitive biases. It is these biases which create propaganda, steriotypes etc. We know that without fraternity, rights are meaning less yet we take decsions that distort the very existence of society. If society existence is threatened, where is the question of rights??

        Here comes the role of govt – to eliminate the cognitive biases in the minds of citizens. How can the govt do that? Take recourse to nudge theory. Nudges are like map directions to desired goals – obtimal decision which in this case is to enable importance of fraternity along with rights. For ex., It is fundamental duty of a citizen to use power without wastage. Presently India is energy starving. In Singapore this was enforced by displaying the electricity bills of locality in common public area. This resulted in reduction of electricity bills. In same way, India can advertise on the importance of unity in diversity. Movies can also help in creating importance of being socially united. All these act as nudges to exercise fundamental duties for fraternity. It is rights along with fraternity that make democracy complete, inclusive and sustainable.

        • Sudanita Sanchez

          Vague essay… Seems lost in the middle… Too much stress on military services… You entirely missed the crux of the topic…. And deviated from the theme. Will not fetch you more than 30 marks out of 125 in the mains exam…..
          But your other essay was better.l…
          Keep writing…..don’t feel disheartened I M HERE

  • vishnu

    Discussion debate and dissent are essential for any society to progress. From the ancient times flow of knowledge has been given the hisghest importance in our society. From the time when some of the upanishads contradicted the existence of god to the rise of charavaka school,budhism, jainism our society has always shown a tendency of change and disagreement which is healthy among our people
    This tendency of healthy disagreements has resulted in evolution of new ideas, different forms of thinking a new way of life and as a whole the progress of our society. Thus for a progressive democratic society disagreements are a must that is why our constitutional makers has granted right to freedom of speech in Article 19(1) of our constitution as fundemental right. This has encouraged wide scale debate and discussions among people regarding many social political and economic issues and make people more aware. Even in our parlimentry form of system discussion and debate form its basis. The government eventhough if it may hav brute majority it has still to take the concerns and view of the opposition in mind if it has to move a legislation. This multi dimensional way of thinking as no doubt furthened and deepened the democracy in India which beeing a multicultural society and emphasize on unity in diversity which makes it rather much more important to take into consideration both agreements and disagrements among different sects of people.
    But there still occours a danger in our country, many people inorder to avoid a conflict stay away from disagreeing with the people the care about and “nod” their head to whatever they do. This process of agreeing with everything maybe dangerous and will not be able to save a person who is treading down a wrong path nor realize his mistakes and keep repeating it until it gets too late.
    Presently in the Indian political system which follows either dynastic or powerful individual leadership their collegues whose political future largely depends on them mostly follows the “yes man” in order to gain favoritism and other advantages. This dangerous tendencies may result in autocratic style of function and effects the life of millions of people without any checks and balences on them. The lack of disagreements may lead to stagnation among socities and this was one of the reason eventhough India had a glorious past it could not move forward because people clutched onto the old ideas while new ideas and thoughts flourished in the west whic later showed its tremendous progress in various field while we stagnated and eventualy led to our conauest and coloniolism which still has its after effects today.
    Eventhough a healthy disagreement is good but it should be made sure these disagrements take a violent turns. In emotive issues like relegion and other factors a fine balencing line has to be kept. These emotive issues may flare up sections of people and may lead to communal clashes caste clashes and other law and order problems. So freedom of speech is important in terms of healthy discussion debate dissent and disagreement for better progressof society so is restrictions on it as provided by Article 19 (2) in our constitution.
    The progress which we see today is the result of disagreements and people mooving beyond the envolope of accepted norms. India has always been a progressive society where different line of thoughts and ideas has been encouraged. It can be seen as a shining light in our multi cultiarilism which is the basic foundation of our nation where as other countries are strugling to cope with this idea of multiculturalism in the increasing world of globalisation. But there is a problem which we face as a nation of “hero worshiping” which is very relevent today in our political life and which can lead to blind faith and stagnate our society thus people should be encouraged to freely think and express their opinion within the ambits of morality and sensitivity for progress of the nation

    Plz do review guys

    • ajay

      your points or topics u have taken up in the paras are very good eg-dynasty politics wala..emotive,religious issues ,muticulturalism wala…but u can express it more coherently..and try to expand more..words are not sufficient..keep writing:) and pls review mine as well

      • vishnu

        Thanks for the review ajay. I vl definitly work on it

  • naren

    honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress :
    – many scientist fight for bringing truth in ancient times like Galileo
    -past movement of freedom for equality,
    -constitution of India provided right to speech, opposition for discussion
    -multidimensional approach
    -dishonest agreement lead to fall of nation like Iraq, ottoman empire

  • ajay

    “HONEST DISAGREEMENT IS OFTEN A GOOD SIGN OF PROGRESS”

    PROGRESS,growth and development is the buzzword these days.they readily attract the attention of all.whether economists,policy makers or others all seem glued to this concept.they continously search the ways and means to achieve it.though many things are required for progress, on of the most imp ingredient is acceptance of mutual and honest disagrrements of conflicting ideas on same topics.without it it is difficult to imagine a mature,tolerant and progressive society.the same, applies to personal and professional life as well.for a holistic personality development it is imperative to listen,analyse,discuss and imbibe,the opinions contrary to ours.if we don’t ,it reflects poorly on ourselves and our personality.seeing its significance, we can discuss the interrelationship b/w honest disagreements and progress in some detail.

    few examples can help us understand this relationship better.recently we have seen a disagreement between our finance ministry and RBI.the issue of formation of monetary policy commitee had taken centrestage.it demanded stripping of RBI governors power to decide interest rates.while,initially their WAS opposition to this but it was in a nature of an honest disagreement.seeing best global practices and future economic progress and well being of nation.both came to a mutually agreed solution.there was no showdown,deadlock or open revolt.

    while maturity was shown here,the same can’t be said for our parliament and state assembly discussions.elected legislators representing popular sovereignity engage themselves in discussions.but their are no honest disagreements.many show the most dishonest,unethical and immoral conduct,voting and siding with those who fulfill their short-term,vested and parochial interests.the scourge of criminalisation of politics keeps haunting ourselves as we see these live discussions.the recent showdown between our principal parties over passage of crucial bills(like GST,bankruptcy,coal) is testimony to the fact ,how our progress and development has been put off due to such dishonest disagreemnets

    the relevance of these disagreements are visible in economic and political spheres.but one area we miss out is our society.being a multi-cultural and diverse nation we have many ethnicities,religions,castes,languages,tribes and jatis,which have been living peacefully for centuries.but with increasing communal riots,divides,disunity,conflicts and violence in the recent past, we are moving towards a fragmented society.such a situation is dangerous.to counter it the best method is to inculcate more tolerance and acceptance.it can be achieved if we start listening to others opinions,their culture,lifestyles,practices,food prefences and tastes.a disagreement is possible but it should be honest.if sati,child marriage,gender violence,discrimination,illogical superstitons are there,we must protest.but core matters concerning religions and festivals which bind communtites can at best be honestly diagreed upon.such a gesture will maintain inter-regional and religion peace and harmony and promote individual,social and national progess

    individual progress is imp here, but needed in other spheres as well.one such area is personal life.their are many couples who live happily and peacefully.they are able to do so because they manage their difference and disagreements honestly.many extended families live under a single roof maintaing inter-generational bond and love by sorting out differences through maturity and experience.such progess can’t be achived without accepting disagreements and resolving them honestly.many incidents of marital discord,break-up of relationships,family violence,dowry related incidents,violence against elderly are rising due to immature handling of close relationships.we fight and quarell over the most petty and trivial things.this is not good for our progress.if we are in a continous state of mental turnmoil and torture it will affect our productivity and performance.
    this personal discord and disagreements will spillover in our professional life.we will be agitated with our juniors and senoirs over simple disagreements.we might not achive time-bound targets and goals.this will affect our promotions,incentives,growth and progress and will be detrimental for our personality .in such a scenario,its imp to be patient,collaborative and tolerant.listen what the other person is saying.try to think from his/her perspective.if there is a gross disagreement say it,but respect contrarion viewpoints,ideas and opinions.only such honest acceptance of disagreement can sail your boat towards a happier,loving,peaceful and worthy life.

    through this discussion of relationship between honest disagreement and progress it won’t be incorrect to say that it continuosly affects our economy,polity and society at large.similarly it remains relevant in our personal and professional life as well.the need of the hour is to resolve such dilemmas and differences through concerted,mature and meaningful discussions.then only can we dream of a progressive nation with happy,joyful and peaceful citizens.

    • ajay

      pls review

    • May2017

      I think u could have started with individual and then moved towards bigger aspects. Directly RBI may not be so apt i guess. Why are you so against politics, they are as bad as people. Look at TN, amma is elected again, she is giving everything free and people voted her to power again, so is she wrong there? I don’t think so,

      ethnicities,religions,castes,languages,tribes and jatis, multicultural and multiethnic suffice, those words take more space, there are two three sentences like this. Many more things could have been covered, federalism, judicial over reach etc. I attempted something like, please do take a look, especially the structure aspect. Thanks so much!

      • ajay

        thnx for detailed review ..will work on your feedback:)

        • May2017

          Can you review mine?

    • ESWAR

      Ajay. U have given more importance to personal life. May2017 remarks to ur essay are partially relevant. If u are using one or two different words in a sentence please elaborate them.. Using multiple different meaning words may not fetch good marks. I am very sorry being critical. Good writing skills u have dude. Please review my one if u find time

      • ajay

        thnx for reviewing:)

    • vishnu

      Very well written ajay. I like the way u moved from an individual to family to politics giving a large picture. Uve got skill bro keep it up

      • ajay

        thnx vishnu for the encouragement and review:)

      • sankar

        bro plz rvw mine.thanks

    • dileep

      Ajay ur essay is quite different from other essays..I will incorporate some of your points or way of presentation in my further essay.Please review mine

      • ajay

        thnx dileep for saying that will review yours in a moment:)

    • FinalAttempt

      i liked ur examples like RBI and GST. productivity and performance is a good point.. conclusion is balanced. just to add ur intro is a bit technical.. try to make it lucid. overall a good read .. keep it up

      • ajay

        thanx sir for reviewing:)

    • Anit ifs

      Hey Ajay.. nice attempt, but I am not satisfied with the essay because you didn’t tackle the issue head on. Sure, you have put several angles in a single para.. but that doesn’t cut it. You have to first state what the issue exactly is and then go on to state how it’s reflected in various spheres. I am not saying that I am the master of essay, but I feel like your essay is skimming the surface of various topics, without the depth that would fetch you marks.

      Sorry if I hurt your feelings.

      • ajay

        no yaar we are here to learn,no hard feelings thanks for review ..will try to improve further:)

    • Ecop

      Nice essay ajay.. with nice examples…you can also add the international dimension with examples

      • ajay

        Yup can add thanx ecop

    • Hope

      Start was a bit heavy but examples related to various social evil part was good. Good writing skill but keep it little more simple become easy to read.

      • ajay

        Thnx for feedback will try to improve:)

    • Himanshu nn

      nice multi-dimensinal essay, touching several levels of scales like individual, political group etc done in a good way but can be polished. also conclusion need improvement.
      feel free to disagree. 🙂
      keep writing and reviewing!!
      plz review mine.
      cheers

      • sankar

        frnds rvw mine…thanks

      • ajay

        Will review himanshu by evening

    • Hi Ajay, introduction and conclusion are satisfactory. The content is good. Your examples of RBI, diversity demands listening to other opinions, GST and others are very good. Keep writing.

      Review mine when you find time => https://beyondgoodnevil.wordpress.com/2016/05/22/honest-disagreement-is-often-a-good-sign-of-progress/

      • ajay

        Thnx netaji will review in a while 🙂

  • Nivedita Singh

    Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

    From the beginning of civilization to the modern time world has been passing through many changes – some are good, some are bad but all have given some experiences. With those experiences series of development could be possible. These developments have been incentivising the humanity to move forward. The journey of these developments is known as “progress”.

    The birth place of the progress is thinking about the progress. The progressive thinking can only be developed by deep analysis of existing issues. The understanding of issues and making own rational view is the first sign of the progress. While framing these views some matters look as flowing in the existing direction of progressive flow, but some looks as are going somewhat different from the existing flow. At that point of time a pragmatic thinking is required to understand the feasibility as well as possibility of the progress. In course of time if the progressive development is possible to see in coming future then all possible steps should be taken. Disagreement with the existing flow is also a good initiative to make some positive changes in the existing flow.

    Progress is needed in all sphere of human development. The genesis of progress begins at individual level. Human is the inalienable part of society. Social environment matters a lot for the individual development. The progressiveness of society has great impact on its entities progress. But, if society is not progressive, then how its members can be progressive? Here some honest disagreement with the existing issues matters a lot in changing the future of society. For instance, from centuries the situation of women in society is deteriorated. One of the biggest reasons is lack of women empowerment. Other reasons are existing dowry system, lack of education, patriarchal mindset, etc. The problem is existing because women have allowed the patriarchal society to overrule them. For this their pragmatic disagreement on existing wrongdoing will be first step for progressive development as well as their inclusive development.

    Likewise, history is full of examples of progress which was based on honest disagreement. In ancient India, the rise of Buddhism and Jainism was the result of disagreement with the existing way of life of Brahamanical society and their sacrifice rituals. These two religions promoted a sense of equality in terms of caste and gender. In modern India the first war of Independence was also a result of honest disagreement which kept fundamentals for the future India’s Independence movement. During the independence movement the rise of revolutionaries was also result of existing hassle between moderates and extremists. This energized the freedom movement by creating deep sense of nationalism in masses. Above all the move of Dr Ambedkar was extraordinary instance of the honest disagreement towards the age old evil custom of untouchability. He was probably the first person who took such a bold step by serious disagreement with the existing customs. He not only set examples for the community he belong but for whole world to stand with disagreement if the existing flow of the development is not progressive.

    In today’s time with increasing technological development the threat on our natural resources are increasing day by day. The burden of our environment is increasing in form of climate change, global warming, uncertainty of monsoon, etc. The funding for adaptation and mitigation are the biggest bone of contention between developed and developing nation. The disagreement of developing nation on the stand of development nations has drawn out many reforms from the international forums. Recent Paris Climate change convention has given a positive result for the inclusive progress to combat the threat of climate change.

    The honest disagreement of developing nations for the interest of poor in Bali and Nairobi WTO agreement has given some positive result in form of peace clause and TFA. Thus disagreement is important if we want to orient the flow of development in progressive path.

    The disagreement is in fact the first step for acceptance of realization of existing wrong. The reason for disagreement should be reached to every section of society. Masses involvement is important to get the path of development progressive. In today’s globalized world, the technological communication and rationalized thinking has taken a great place in the development process. The process of communicating large section of mass is no more being a difficult task. The honest disagreement can act as a good path giver for progressive development

    • Nivedita Singh

      Please review this assay…..

      • Vijay Krishna

        Madam , Disagreement simply means contradiction of that rule which has applied or to be applied.As we know different people have different minds , so the people like ambedkar who had really realised the evil rules which were present on that day finally overcomes all the circumstances by virtue of disagrrement.Hence we can see changes in society and it gives the chances of lower classes also to live with humanity in a peace environment.You have wrote on woman empoperement i agreed with your points but
        1.due to women empowerement why there is increse rate of divorce cases
        2.as you wrote above the climate changes are mainly due to the some also natural cause like changes in solar radiation volcanic eruption but human are acting as ghee in fire.
        3.in recent we can disagree on inland waterways act because due to one advantage of economy we will lost our precious thing whic is existing on nature

        • ESWAR

          Dost please review mine if time permits

        • sankar

          vijay sir plz rvw mine as well …………thanks

      • Vats Ujjwal

        Hii..your essay touches various aspects. But I feel the paragraph of Buddhism and Jainism should have been written earlier, just after the introduction where you have focused more on defining progress. It would have led to better integration of the topic. i.e honest disagreement and progress.
        Also more words have to be written so add few more points.

        Plz review mine..thanks.

    • ajay

      good essay positive and optimistic.nice touch o f history,society and even climate change..and conclusion that an honest disagreement can pave way for progressive development is very gud..pls find time to review mine:)

    • amrendra

      nice coverage

      • sankar

        frnds plz rvw mne ………..thanks

    • FinalAttempt

      a good read.. your examples of buddhism and jainism are unique and appealing. conclusion is apt. keep writing..

      please review mine if possible 🙂

    • Bharath

      alignment is clear. nice flow

      can focus on more areas such as
      family level (how imp decisions can be taken)
      school (analytical skills can be developed in students)
      political ( how intra partisan disagreement and inter partisan disagreement help in refining policies and programmes)
      Historical ( moderates +extremists)
      international (cold war politics & non alignment, India and WTO, UN)

      • sankar

        plz rvw mine frnds

  • May2017

    Yudhistira, a man of virtues, bet his kingdom with Duryodhana, losing it he went on to bet his brothers, himself and his wife as well. What followed was a destructive war, that wiped out the whole of the Kuru clan, in the legendary Kurukshetra war. Disagreement of his decision by any of his brothers would have had the kingdom in the right hands and saved hundreds of thousands of lives. This shows how agreeing to a wrong decision could lead to destruction.

    Honest disagreement can however can lead to progress. This is very much reflected during the Indian freedom struggle, where the extremists honestly disagreed to the methods of the Moderates, which made the movement, a mass movement allowing Gandhi to lead a mass movement and achieve independence. This depicts how honest disagreement could lead to the progress of the society as a whole. This is one of the most important aspects for the progress of Indian society and forms the bedrock of a vibrant democracy. We can trace this in the evolution of the Indian republic.

    Historical aspect :

    Independent India like every other decolonized country had an option to join either of the communist or the capitalist blocs. India however has disagreed to be part of these blocs and has been instrumental in the formation of the Non Aligned Movement, this has allowed India to preserve it’s sovereignty and also ensure aid from both the blocs. This has formed the basis of Indian democracy and ensured progress of India in various fields.

    India has also disagreed to adopt either the socialistic and capitalistic patterns of economy and has therefore adopted a mixed model which ensures the progress of the economy, without having to give up on the aspect of equity and distribution of wealth. Had india succumbed to either of the blocs or even adopt one of the modes of economy, india would have suffered greater inequalities and further marginalisation of the marginalised.

    This is further evident in the approach of states in the Indian federation which had not been shy of disagreeing with the centre on political and economic aspects. This though has initially led to a confrontationaI at attitude in the beginning, today this has led to a cooperative federalism and is even favouring competitive federalism. The operation Barga of West Bengal for land reforms has succeeded the most despite its deviance from the other states.

    Contemporary developments :

    The judiciary, the states, the civil society and the people have often disagreed with the centre’s stand on various aspects and so did the centre with them. The judiciary has often gone out of it’s way to make sure the constitutional ideals, this has led to many progressive aspects such as the Basic structure doctrine, adoption of due process of law and the invoking of judicial review in crucial aspects such as presidents proclamation. This has not only ensured protection of democracy and constitutionalism. This has also led to a significant progress in the federal aspect. It is the honest disagreement that lies at the basis of separation of powers.

    The opposition to various projects such as the Vedanta aluminium plant in niyamgiri hills, and Sardar sarovar projects have shown that such disagreement is essential in protecting the interests of the marginalized sections of the society. These form an effective feedback for policy making making the policies better. Woodrow Wilson, the American president has said that the governments have to respond to the multitudinous monarch called public opinion, making democracy more participative and in ensuring that policies are made according to the will of the people, who are sovereign in a democracy.

    This is further evident in India’s stand on various aspects such as climate control and the WTO, where india has disagreed with most developed nations. This is very important in not only protecting the interests of India, but also the developing world. For instance the clause of AOA prevents countries to procure large amounts of food grains or other agricultural produce. This is crucial for the developing world where 90% of the population who are under abject poverty reside. So is the case with climate change where the norms effectively take away the right to develop of the developing world.

    Is disagreement always desirable?

    While Wilson emphasised the importance of public opinion, he was also aware that this could well turn into a nuisance, same is the case with judiciarl overreach. One of the agencies has said that the protests regarding development project has led to almost 2% loss in GDP. The finance ministry he gone ahead and said that judiciary is obstructing the functioning of the government, so are other aspects such a the GST, where states and the opposition parties have been obstructing the despite it’s benefits over issues which can be resolved.

    India for its honest stance on aspects of climate change etc has been targeted as obstructionist for the passage of trade facilitation. Its efforts to ensure the setting up of Green fund is also seen as against their interests.

    Mechanism to accommodate disagreement :

    Disagreement arises wherever there is a conflict of intersts , while some benefit, some others may have to lose. Hence, the need is to ensure to serve interests of most people, without leaving many worse off. Institutional measures have to b taken to ensure that the disagreement is accommodated effectively. For instance the NDC, is supposed to take up and resolve the issues between the centre and the states, same is the case with the UN General Assembly and the Security council. There is a need to reform these, the security councils veto should b one away with and it should include more people, to accommodate such disagreement and to develop consencus. On various aspects.

    It can therefore be said that honest disagreement leads to progress with effective institutional mechanisms in place, in their absence, it is very likely that it leads towards anarchy and even entropy. Consensus mechanisms are therefore as important as disagreement.

    Please review!!

    • Eswar Sai

      Hi, nice essay with good introduction and nice flow throughout the essay, but i think much can be written like recent disagreement between the executive and judiciary like NEET, creation of National Disaster MItigation Fund etc which are leading to conflict between those 2 organs of the government. Also i think we are disagreeing with the nature (to protect it) by expansionist policies in urban areas, hence leading to coastal floods, global warming etc. WTO point is good. But last para and conclusion doesn’t satisfied me much.Also write abbreviation of NDC, UN so that negative impression can be avoided. Please feel free to be critical if i am wrong.

      • May2017

        Thanks man, first review I got, so, yes I could have included more examples, there are too many, was trying to be selective. Yes, conclusion could be better and bigger, again time factor. I type on a micromax tab,( one of the negative externalities of make in india, cheap though) won’t do that in exam.

        • Eswar Sai

          What is negative externalities of Make in india bro?. Sorry i don’t understand, forgive my ignorance.

          • May2017

            I meant the cheap quality of micromax, irrelevant and unintended comment!

            • Eswar Sai

              Ha ha ha i think nothing is irrelevant for UPSC and we should know everything under the sun to the least possibility.Anyways ATB.

        • Sudanita Sanchez

          Why blame micromax… When it is you and your hands I the exam…. Get over ot

    • dileep

      Bro NDC in your answer! Are you referring to National development council which doesnot have any existence with the advent of NITI Aayog..Questioning part of your essay and contemporary developments are really awesome bro.

      • May2017

        Yes, I am aware, wanted to mention other councils but was too lazy, won’t repeat that in the exam! Thanks for reading through it so thoroughly. Thanks so much for the review

        • dileep

          It’s ok bro in our hurry sometimes we overlook or miss some points.you wrote very well.In my next essay i will try to emulate contemporary development part of ur essay.Well done bro

      • CAG

        What? I think u r getting confused between planning commission and ndc…

        • dileep

          Iam not confused bro.Planning comission reports used to discuss at NDC.NDC role was to approve plans formulated by plannin commission.

          • CAG

            I did not read d essay.. i dunno in what context u have writted dis.. u hav mentioned it does not hav any existence.. but acc to my knowledge though it is in moribund state but technically it has not been scrapped yet…talks are in progress for scrappin it… m i wrong ?

            • dileep

              Bro we now have governing council in NITI aayog which comprises of states and UT’ representation will be there.so there is no logic in maintaining NDC (where states used to represent and approve plans).When there is no FYP what function can we expect from NDC? So proposal was there to scrap it last year.

              • CAG

                Basically we both are on same footing.. u wer talkin abt d essence i was talking about d technical aspectdat its yet to be formally scrapped… ?

                • dileep

                  Yeah may be as it was created through executive resolution.Govt has to come out with new resolution to scrap. But while reading essay it gave me impression that its still functioning and remain.so i mentioned it.My intention is not to counter unduly buddy.:)

                  • sankar

                    dileep bro plz rvw mine…..thanks

                • sankar

                  cag plz audit my esay………thanks and higlight the way through which better utilisation of resources should be taken

    • ajay

      good points covering nice range of topics..have divided into sub-headings but justified it pretty well..way forward suggestion,international issues,historical developments are nicely articulated..a good write-up keep writing:)

    • Mehaboob T

      Well structured, good flow and to the point of demand. Good one ??.

      • sankar

        frnds plz rvw thanks

    • sankar

      very good….you have covered various aspects of honest disagreement..plz rvw mine….

    • Himanshu nn

      language and presentation-excellent, content-its always good to see a multi-dimensional essay like yours, negatives-need to work on conclusion……

      feel free to disagree. 🙂

      keep writing and reviewing!!

      plz review mine.

      cheers

      • May2017

        U said good things, why ll I disagree?? :p

        • Himanshu nn

          i have written that because although i am getting an impression of a good piece of writing but u may feel otherwise. one is the best examiner of oneself.
          hope u will review my essay.

    • vijay- the ray of hope

      REVIEW MINE IF POSSIBLE

    • Chanakya

      Hi May2017!
      I liked your structure as well as flow. Mechanism to accommodate disagreement : was a stand out point. please review mine

      • May2017

        Can review if u make ur disqus public!

    • KAutilYA

      Good writing bro…keep it up..???

    • Suraj Sahoo

      nicely structured. you can add:
      -real meaning of progress at first (e.g. availability of alternative and ability to choose).
      -the aspect of the capability to disagree that needs ability under stand deeper meanings of issue that can be nurtured through education.
      feel free to contradict.

      • May2017

        Good points, thanks so much! Essay is always incomplete, do let me know if you have any other points!

    • Himaanshu

      well done 🙂

  • Ankit

    The purpose of disagreement is not victory or defeat, it is progress – TEAL SWAN

    Try beginning your essay with a quote. It will fetch you more marks 🙂

  • sankar

    thank you sir

  • Pankaj Nimbolkar

    ?Thank you sir?

  • dileep

    Buddies please review.This is my first essay on insights.

    • ajay

      in the limited words nu have tried to express urself its gud..a perspective of supressing honest disagreement fuelling confilct is a gud and relevant one ..obviously see other essays ,learn new dimensions and write better..thnx:)

      • dileep

        Thanq so much Ajay for your review..I incorporate other dimensions and emulate best parts of others essay.

  • Kunal Aggarwal

    Disagreement and agreement are a result of one’s views on actions and thoughts. They are a part of interaction between two people in this world which is inevitable. Honesty is a fundamental moral which will hold a positive interaction between individuals. Similarly, honest disagreement is often a good sign as it shows the zeal of individuals to discuss and resolve conflicts. These thoughts have applications in more than one field including personal, professional, governance and foreign relation between states.

    I have myself faced such situations in my personal and professional life where I had a disagreement with my team members on a project proposal. My honest disagreement with them during meeting helped in opening a discussion channel. Agile strategy prevalent in IT industry used for project management is based on similar fundamentals. Each team member puts in individual inputs to project timelines and then based on disagreements, they discuss and finalize on common timelines. Similar instances can be found in foreign relations and governance. China has recently announced that they are looking forward to India joining Nepal-China railway project after India had pointed out their disagreement with Nepal’s engagement with China for the railway project. India’s disagreement with China’s policy on border management has often opened channels and shown a good sign of progress. India’s foreign policy often rely on conflict resolution through discussion which emerges from policy of honest disagreement.

    Even economic sphere has huge scope for improvement by adopting the policy. Criticism of economic, monetary and fiscal policies have helped states improve upon them. RBI governor in recent times, have criticized various steps taken by government on similar lines. Similarly, international criticism of tariff and subsidies has opened forums of discussion and paved the way for international cooperation for better policies.

    Historically also, the benefits of this policy are evident. Gandhi ji and Nehru’s agreement could have led to a complete spoiling of freedom struggle. It was for their policy of constructive disagreement that helped in continuing the freedom struggle. Even if they criticized each other and did not agree on the policy of avoiding mass struggle, they avoided emergence of any confusion and drift between them. Journalism is the career of honest disagreement according to me. Journalists criticize government and its policies that are against the basic fundamentals. Many times, news coverage of incidents help governments take note and correct their mistakes. For example – journalists have contributed in protect environment, raise people’s concerns and correct policies.

    As shown in above incidences, there are benefits of adopting this strategy. It helps build a reputation with your opponents and trust among community members. A disagreement if not addressed leaves scope for confusion and conflict which can spoil the complete relations. Better career, better policies, less chances of revolutionary overthrow of government are some of the advantages that can be seen a public life. The policy holds great importance in public sphere for politicians, bureaucracy and people. It opens up the channel for democratic discussion and democratic process of policy making.

    The struggles for freedom of speech and expression have led to establishment of this policy of honest disagreement. These fundamental rights give immense power to people for constructive criticism to resolve conflicts. People’s dissent and complaints gets channeled only if the governments allow this disagreement to surface. Otherwise, it may lead to overthrow of governments through political revolutions as seen in the history in French Revolution, Indian Freedom struggle and others. This policy become all the way important in a society like India with multiples religious and linguistic communities. These individual associations have their group interests which play a big role in society as seen in cases of water conflict, state divisions etc. These interests may be in disagreement which needs to be resolved through discussion.

    The disruptions seen in Parliament are due to disagreement among the parties and members on their policies and ideologies which are impossible to be resolved without discussion. The first step to resolving these conflicts is constructive criticism and a zeal to solve problems i.e. an honest disagreement. Honest disagreement will bring in a revolution in the functioning of our parliament, a productive government and better policies. Various committees and bodies of parliament offer such solutions to arrive at commonly agreed policies.

    The channels have to be opened for criticism. Open forums for debate on religious and linguistic issues. Online and offline channels such as grievance redressal systems for public feedback and political dissent will be needed going forward. Freedom of press is all the way important to ensure better public policy by government. Some of our laws that hinge upon the colonial systems have hurt the system. Sedition law, criminalizing defamation are some of the examples that need to be removed. The IPC needs a relook in promoting constructive criticism. Similarly, even associations other than government will need to open channels that will help its members show disagreement. These associations should not become the power of the ruling class.

    Historical and present day evidences clearly show the importance of honest disagreement in social, economic and political life. Some of our biggest problems have solution in the policy which should be cautiously and strictly adopted.

    • Kunal Aggarwal

      Please review.

  • Smart Work

    During the partition of India during 1947, the biggest question which our national leaders faced was that since Pakistan was being created on religious identity, should India remain secular? Not only the Muslim league, but also various other right wing organisations also pressurized that even India be based on religious identity. But, our visionary leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad outrightly and honestly rejected the demand. And now the result is in front of us. India has emerged as a successful democracy and is looked upon by the world with optimism, on the other hand Pakistan not only is a failed state but also a hotbed of terrorism.
    What is the most important component of effective communication.? It is unanimously agreed that the answer is “honest feedback”.Until we express our opinion, communication becomes one way and sooner or later is bound to create differences.The reason why women in our country are not at par with men is the fact that women are not allowed to express their view-points and honestly disagree with the prejudices.
    At individual level, various factors prevent us from honestly expressing our views to others. We think that honest disagreement may lead to confrontation, may affect relationships, hurt others ego etc. But we fail to realise that blatantly agreeing to others can make the situation worse in the long run.
    At Organisational level, consensus among agencies becomes even more important but even more important is an honest communication among them.One of the major reasons for the low efficiency of public sector is the fact that due to a rigid hierarchical structure, an employee finds it extremely difficult to honestly disagree with his boss and express his/her view points.On the other hand, private organisations value the ideas and concerns of even the junior employees, which leads to effective decision making.
    Consensus building becomes even more important at Government level. For inclusive development of a country, their has to be a smooth two-way communication at different levels – Among ministries, between centre and states, between local bodies and states, among the states , and most importantly between the government and the people.Scrapping of the Planning commision was one of the best decisions taken by the govt. The socialist era body relied solely of top down approach in which states had no say in planning, leave alone expressing their concerns. The NITI Aayog is a inclusive body which considers the concerns and expectations of all the stakeholders and allows to honestly express their reservations.When asked about his views on the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” scheme being proposed to be expanded to all the districts, the former Kerala Chief Minister Mr. O. Chandy outrightly rejected it saying that there is no point in bringing the scheme to states which already have a far better sex ratio and female literacy. This could not have been possible had Planning Commision still continued.

    At International level, the need for stakeholders to honestly come up with their concerns is imperative to reach an important conclusion. During the Cold war era, India was the first country to honestly express on global platform that it had no intention of joining either of the power blocks and coined the term “Non-Alignment”. Following India, many other countries also agreed and did the same . Had India not explicitly disagreed to join the power blocks, today even India would have been turned into a geoplotical battlefield like the middle east.
    What is the reason that their is almost negligible progress in eliminating the terrorist organisation ISIS ? Yes, the answer is lack of honest disagreement of the regional powers. Countries with vested interests are subtly supporting ISIS with funds, logistics, arms, and even purchasing oil from the terrorist organisations. Until and unless, the countries identify and put sanctions on the vested interest groups, solution to the radical Islamic terrorist organisation will remain in doldrums.
    Climate change has become a global concern, and is on top of agenda of any global meet.However, developing and least developed countries have been courageous enough to disagree with developed world for sharing equal responsibility for GHG reductions. This has led to the coining of term “Common but differentiated responsibilities (CBDR)” – because of historical emissions, the developed world has agreed to help developing and least developed countries to cut down emissions by providing financial and technical support.In the recently concluded Paris conference, the all countries have come up with respective INDCs and developing countries have been provided various relaxations.
    As far as world trade is concerned, the national interest should be the guiding principle. India has been successful in honestly rejecting the accusations of the US govt of violating IPR norms. India has maintained a standpoint that in order to provide medicines to the poor at affordable prices, the IPR norms can be relaxed and is well within the law.Thus, honest disagreement has ensure we did not succumb to the powerful US pharma lobbies.
    But how to ensure that our disagreement is based on logic and honesty , and not biased? Well it can be best ensured, when perspectives and view-points of all the stakeholders is taken.Reactions should not be knee-jerk responses, but should be taken after contemplating on various pros and cons. It has become a trend for opposition parties to block the sessions in Rajya Sabha, but this is not based on valid arguments or honest dissent, rather it is an outcome of obstructionist politics. This has led to blocking of essential bills, and also is causing huge loss to the exchequer.
    Honest disagreement does not necessarily mean parting ways, rather it emphasizes on amending ways.Just like a positive feedback, honest disagreement should be taken as opportunity to improve further.Resolving the apprehensions and concerns in the right time saves much time and energy. Once all the concerns are addressed , the road-map becomes very clear. Afterall, a job agreed upon by all the stakeholders is a job half-done !

    • Ecop

      Hey really nice essay.. I especially liked your points on the international dimentions – ISIS, CBDR, IPR etc and the intro is good.
      Although i am not sure if one should write that the scrapping the planning commission was the best decision coz some were of the view that it could have been improved rather than scrapped altogether. Else very good essay.

      Please could I have your honest review of my essay.

      • Smart Work

        thanks for ur valuable review .

  • Hope

    “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress”

    When i was in last year of my graduation, one of my friend came with a novel idea of starting a printing press. The environment of college was such that every third student was disenchanted with placement scenario and wanted to start their own business. While i use to write quite often but starting a printing press was not ball of my game. My friend had political links too which assured that he get regular subscription for advertisement but some how something inside me was telling that i would not become a good entrepreneur in printing business. I collected my all strength, went ahead and politely refused his offer. That did in fact became a souring point of our friendship but that was an honest disagreement to be what i didn’t want to be.

    It is immaterial to what happened to that printing press but one thing i realize today that the gut feeling to express my disagreement with my friend helped me to become what i wanted to be and not what my friend wanted. Many a time we are carried away with wisdom of other without applying our mind. Perhaps we are more confident of others decision rather than our. And many a time the fear of enraging or disappointing our near and dear one we tend to agree with each and everything. This is not a way to live a life. If sometime we are in agreement it is quite natural that sometime we will be in disagreement. And expressing our disagreement honestly is the only way through which we will be honest with our self and others.

    When we read books related to our struggle for independence we find that great stalwart who became defining figures for independence of our country where many a times loggerhead with each other. The aim and destiny was same but the path and method where in disagreement. While Moderates followed a more polite and appeasing methods the extremist followed a more violent one, yet they were unified in the final outcome. If we analyze the disagrement between Gandhiji and Jawahar Lal Nehru we find that occasionally their thoughts were in disagreement yet they never allowed themselves to be be dragged in agreement against their wisdom.

    History provides an insightful knowledge to our generation. At the time of independence when world was divided in two poles and Cold war was engaging each and every state India decided to stay away from the two polars. Our the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru went ahead and in collaboration with Indonesia, Egypt and several other countries led foundation of Non Aligned Movement(NAM). The decision to not to be intimidated by Eastern or western Power block helped not only NAM countries but also to the Cold War countries to come to term with each other. In short term NAM did enraged United States against India and other but gradually they did understood its importance.

    Currently American president Barack Obama during an interview told accused European countries for not playing their due role in foreign NATO led interventions. He even went ahead and criticized Cameroon and Hollande government to drag America in to Libyan quagmire. While America can’t be absolved of there own several decision to draw other countries in similar situation against their will, it certainly reflect the cost which one has to bear when one goes ahead against his will and take unwanted decisions just to act in consonance with other.

    Being a citizen of country having a great ancient civilization and leading other countries in field of spirituality and meditation, i should well accept the its core tenets of Honesty and truthfulness. Being in ‘honest disagreement’ is bound to have short term losses but definitely long term gains should be kept in perspective and well proven path of Honesty should be followed.

    The term Democracy itself is founded on basis of disagreement. Had not their been disagreement perhaps we would have not needed a democratically elected political class to rule over. It would had been rather a monocratic consensus ruled society. Human being is a social animal and in its coarse of life, agreement and disagreement on various issues are quite natural. It is better we accept disagreement honestly and help our self and others be true and faithful to what one does and be in state of happiness and serenity.

    • ajay

      good essay personal story is good..covered history,nam,america,obama…democracy part is relevant as well..but the best thing is flow.its readable and engrossing..though u can add more buts its not necessary..gud attempt,nice skills,keep writing and pls review mine:)

      • Hope

        Thanks a lot for review. Have already reviewed yours.

  • FinalAttempt

    “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.” – Mahatma Gandhi

    “ Neha and Ankit were in same class and were good friends . Neha was brilliant in studies and Ankit was an average student . Being good friends both like to share their up and down of there life with each other this made their friendship more close with time. When both reached to class 9 and final exams approached, Ankit have not studied sincerely and Neha was doing well. Therefore Ankit thought to ask Neha to help him to copy in exams, otherwise he will fail and may have to repeat class again and also will be unable to face his parents and friends. Neha thought over it and finally after observing everything she Disagreed to help him copy in exams. As it will not only be the cheating with education , her honesty and discipline but also a sign of playing with the career of ankit. Once he helped him to copy he may face similar problems in future. Therefore she disagreed and for the sake of her healthy friendship she said to ankit that she will help him to prepare notes, books which can help him to pass the exam. Ankit also understood the cause and agreed. After result declaration with marginal marks ankit got passed in exam and was thankful to neha. In 10th standard Ankit knowing his real problem he worked hard from day one and score much better from his average score.

    Therefore , Neha’s “HEALTHY DISAGREEMENT WAS SIGN OF PROGRESS “ for ankit “.

    In human history we have faced several such incidence , from Ancient history to modern India. when Alexander Invaded India , alexander first have to face King porus , porus was a strong ruler but not as much as Alexander therefore Alexander asked porus to give your support to Invade India but porus refused and thereby Porus lost the battle but Alexander decided not to attack India. this strong disagreement saved India from a great Invasion and foreign rule.

    A strong honest decision not only removes the ambiguity over thoughts but also sign the symbol of Honesty, fraternity, peace and Integrity . Several decision have to be taken according to time and condition of our needs. India also have faced several such a issues in recent era. During the India’s struggle for Independence britishers tried to lure our national leaders with several offers so that to break unity and to create a divide among people . In second world war britishers offers August offer that Indians will be allowed to form Government if india will support them in 2nd world war, But Gandhi ji knows the real intention of British he refused to help and even called the August Offer as “Post Dated cheque” . Later this decision helped our freedom fighter to adopt the similar tactics to tackle with british. Even After independence India had a pressure from west to decide between Socialist and capitalist economy but India adopted mixed economy by considering its historical percepts and present situation of farmers, refugees, artisans, agrarian society and industrialist. Similar was the case of Indias nuclear test in 1974 where india faced criticism from west.

    Strong honest disagreement is a vital decision but it need to be cover accordingly and without any personal perspectives. In our Parliament , loksabha has passed the bills which are beneficial for the nation interms of political , economical and social conditions. But due to disagreement situation in rajysabha bills are being lapsed , bills like GST, Whistle blower ,land acquisition & rehabilitation and reservation of women in election are which can upthrust and boost the social condition , which will improve the trust deifict among citizen and government and allow for a good governance but due to disagreement a deadlock is created.

    Similarly issue of Rising global temperature, pollution had created a adverse problem especially for third world countries. Where Several meetings, conference, convention has been done but some or other nation disagrees over the decision like Kyoto protocol was disagreed by USA by giving its industrial reasons, similarly in the case of paris climate change where nations have refused to adopt all the measures. Nations are busy and in greed of development playing with the climate and causing a acute pressure in nature. Similar is the case of recent refugee crisis in west Asia where several European nations has refused to provide shelter to migrants and consequence was migrants have to adopt illegal and risky measure like by crossing Mediterranean sea which lost the many lives. These strong disagreement may be helpful and may in favor of some but in large view these has created a crisis on Humanitarian ground and resulted into disparity, loss of innocent life, problems for young, rise in unemployment, poverty and inequality and which will lower the progress .

    Therefore the each and every decision should be considered with acute need , present and visionary view, global humanitarian and economic social impact. Considering personal benefit may advise to move forward but may lower the progress for other. Honest disagreement is beneficial if its considering the Every needy which takes inclusive and sustainable progress for all without leaving behind the even a single individual of any caste, religion race, boundary..

    • FinalAttempt

      Please review its my 1st essay..Thanks

      • Ashutosh

        Good approach, clear structure and flow. When u practice more some deep thoughts will emerge keep it up

    • ajay

      good range of topics covered sir..history,personal example,global temp,pollution and refugee crisis..though sir i think organisation can be still better and need to explain more some points u have mentioned..overall nice sir ..keep writing and pls review mine:)

      • FinalAttempt

        thanks bro a good review.. if possible please tell which points should i elaborate and Organisation too.. 🙂

      • Sudanita Sanchez

        Plz REVEIW my essay… Only single aspect though

    • Sathiyam S

      opt to the topic.. covered various dimensions with relevant contemporary issues… your essay is more general and simple.Good essay. Maintain this flow and link. Good luck.

      • FinalAttempt

        Thanks .. please keep writing and reviewing 🙂

        • Vats Ujjwal

          nice essay..plz review mine.

          • vijay- the ray of hope

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            • Sudanita Sanchez

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      • sankar

        sathiyamji plz rvw mine too…….thanks

      • Arun

        Please Review mine Sathyam.

    • dileep

      Bro Ankit and Neha example is really fantastic.Gave me interest to further read your essay.

      • FinalAttempt

        sure bro.. i will keep on writing.

        Thanks for review 🙂

    • Eswar Sai

      Introduction with story was nice, but continuing the story till the end by connecting dots in between the body of your essay will be very nice as many and insights official review suggested. I think essay is too historic and IR related and also short one. Many things like socio (national leaders disaggreeing with sati, ban on widow remarriage), political (recent executive vs judiciary), trade related (WTO disagreement between developed and developing world), NJAC issue can be incorporated. Sorry if i am critical. ATB

      • FinalAttempt

        i m v thankful for ur review.. u really provided a broad perspective of essay. i will make corrections in my next essay/answers.. thanks 🙂

        • Eswar Sai

          One more addition bro, you wrote “there” in second line of your intro 3 times, i think it should be “their”. Please check and correct me if i was wrong.

          • FinalAttempt

            oh yes.. right. thanks again 🙂

            • Eswar Sai

              It’s ok and we should be careful about our spellings and grammer in our essay, because i listened that essays are evaluated by english professors. So please be careful if it is your FINAL ATTEMPT. ATB

              • FinalAttempt

                right bro.. i will work over it, hope with practice ,time and review i will remove my mistakes…

      • sankar

        Eswarji plz rvw mine……….thansk

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      • Sudanita Sanchez

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    • Rahul saxena

      good.. ur intro and conclusion is good.. in middle u have also provided valid points. but u need to elaborate some points either in favor or against the topic.. keep writing.

      • FinalAttempt

        thanks man.. i will work over it..

      • sankar

        rahulji plz rvw mine frnds

        • Sudanita Sanchez

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        Plz REVEIW my essay… Saxena g criticise me

    • Dipjyoti

      Beginning is too good.
      I feel, you can do better with smaller paras. and by including more dimensions like personal, societal, civil services…etc.

      Keep writing.!!

      Please review my essay as well

      • FinalAttempt

        ya i missed,i will incorporate multidimensional from next writing . its my 1st essay on insights.. ll try to improve. thanks ..

      • Sudanita Sanchez

        Plz REVEIW my essay As well

    • Well Written, But I am not sure if we should write stories as you did in starting.

      Rest is Good!

      Please review mine.!

      • FinalAttempt

        have to confirm then !

        thanks for review..

      • Sudanita Sanchez

        Plz REVEIW my essay Atin

    • Himanshu nn

      overall it was a nice read. flow and examples are good.
      however, contrary to other comments i found the beginning a little dry and narrow.
      feel free to disagree. 🙂
      Keep writing.!! Plz review mine also.
      Cheers

    • Hi, your content is well and good. But you should take care to avoid grammatical mistakes as it creates bad impression in the eyes of examiner. Apart from this, you have written very well. Examples are also apt. Keep writing.

      Please review mine too when you find time 🙂 Here is the link to the essay => https://beyondgoodnevil.wordpress.com/2016/05/22/honest-disagreement-is-often-a-good-sign-of-progress/

      • Arun

        Please review mine Netaji.

      • Sudanita Sanchez

        Plz REVEIW my essay
        Netaji…
        I found your link useful… But haven’t take. Any points from there.

        • Hey Sudanita, you have written it well. The choice of words are very good. One point though – I think you should give diverse examples and not only of Gandhiji.

          At some points, you have unnecessarily eulogized disagreements. For e.g. when you say that “Further Inherent to is the espirit de corps , as disagreement will bring together all the participatns. It helps in finding a solution that is mutually agreeable to all.” Here I think it is much more exaggerated.

          You should have also written about the importance of HONEST disagreement because often, people disagree for furthering their personal interest or showing people in bad light and so on.

          A paragraph can also be added about the proper way of expressing disagreement. It is very important in today’s world. Because you see, Naxals are also expressing disagreement, but their way of expressing it is totally deplorable.

          Thanks friend 🙂 Keep writing 🙂 Review mine also.

          • Sudanita Sanchez

            Your review is too good even better that insights official…Thanks and keep following me ….your Sudanita

          • Sudanita Sanchez

            NETAJI ROCKS…. NETAJI ABHI ZINDA HAI …. MODI HAM SHARMINDA HAI …..LOL

    • Mrinal Mukherjee

      –Try using smaller sentences.The structure was good but the flow needs improvement.A couple of grammatical mistakes
      –Third Paragraph : An Honest Decision MAY NOT be an honest DISAGREEMENT.The first two lines focus more on honest decision.Even the conclusion to some extent.
      –You have missed on the verticals like : Why and How is honest ” disagreement ” is a good sign of progress (increases tolerance and acceptance ,paves way for more compromising solutions etc etc )
      –Try including more examples not only from the past but also from contemporary times.You have given one full paragraph to explain the August offer and its aftermath which has made the paragraph monotonous.Some examples can be :

      #Mahatmas’ Non Cooperation and CDMs in ousting the colonizers had garnered the support of thousands. => Independence

      #RN Tagores’ disapproval in accepting Maculay’s Minutes to modernize Indian Education=>Creation of Shantiniketan

      #Raghuram Rajans’ frank denial to cut down the rates despite of repetitive requests from banks =>Economic stability

      #Constitution has also empowered the citizens through Art 19 and 20 ( freedom of speech and exp and to form peaceful associations) which has given way to a constructive and healthy criticism on the governments policies.Eg Public Resentment against the recent taxing of the EPF can be highlighted

      –Talk about when has honest disagreement hindered with progress (As the topic says that “Honest disagreement is OFTEN a sign of progress clearly means that it isnt ALWAYS true.Mention some examples like :

      —India’s disagreement in being a party to the Non Proliferation Treaty,MTCR ,Wassenar Agreement etc has made the permanent members of the UNSC to consider India’s’ membership to the security council

      —The issue of agricultural subsidy and the creation of a Special Safeguard Mechanism to protect the Interests of Indian farmers has affected its relationship with the other WTO members to some extent

      –Add How can the spirit of participating in an honest disagreement be enhanced ? (Promoting more frankness and openness , blah blah (GS 4 gyan here )

      Keep writing keep improving 🙂

      • FinalAttempt

        i am splendid with your review, its really helpful for me. .
        i will note down your all points and will improve in my next essays.. thanks a lot buddy.. a valuable review. keep writing and reviewing 🙂

      • Ashutosh

        Very nice, but you have divided your essays into many short paragraphs this misses the flow sometimes. Over all a good approach. Please review mine too.

      • Sudanita Sanchez

        Plz REVEIW my essay …..

      • Tanu Singhal

        Hey can u pls review mine as well !!
        Will be of much help!!!!

      • Unformidable

        I have written my first essay thus really need review of where i stand !

    • vijay- the ray of hope

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    • J.P

      Very nice you can add that honest disagreement means disagreement to the present status quo,based on the facts logic and rationality for example Rajaram Mohan Roy’s disagreement to sati is an honest disagreement at that point,Socrates killed for his honest disagreement to then society ,right brothers honestly disagreed and proved man can fly,Gandhiji disagreed to violent struggle showed new path of struggle to the world etc…I guess any society which allowed honest disagreement would become rationale and open minded it is also part of freedom of expression ..that is how I viewed hope it would help

      • FinalAttempt

        thanks JP, its helpful for improvement .. keep writing & reviewing ..

        • Ashutosh

          please review mine

      • Arun

        Please review mine JP.

      • Sudanita Sanchez

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    • KAutilYA

      Nice 1 stru bro…????

    • gomuki

      some inputs:
      1) example is boring to read …..dont give known things as examples instead try to quote some interesting examples : how gandhi stopped NCM when the movement was at peaks and congress deliberations and how leaders disagreed with gandhi.

      2)u should have explained the contemporary scenario: how disagreement is not accepted :anti defection, inner party, how media writing populistic articles,
      3) social institiutions: family, marriage, school, friends
      4) yes man theory;; people say yes for everything
      5) u should mention role of philosophers they only disagree most times —french revoluiton….liberty equality fraternity
      5)Benefits: S&t, new ideas, religious reforms, Ambekar –untouchables
      6) how can we encourage— lower judiciary, scientific temper(dpsp), accepting disagreemnt since childhood, rational n logical approach, questioning attitude for childern by teachers
      7) conclusion: Since years we call india is a developing country due to poverty, unemployment. for that advancement in technology for that new ideas –new ideas only with disaggreement wwith existing ideas and start ups —and growth and removal of poverty and developed country —–cycle

      • FinalAttempt

        u have provided a fantastic review.. your points are new and unique . i can imagine if these points were there in my essay then how it would have been.. i will note down these and will add in my next answers and essay..

        thanks for review.. KWKR 🙂

      • Tanu Singhal

        Hey can u pls review mine as well !!
        Will be of much help

      • nishant singh

        gomuki, very good inputs

    • Sudanita Sanchez

      Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
      PLAESE review writing an essay after a long time & sticking to a single theme

      Human minds are subjective and there is no absolute reality. The only way a society works Is through compromise and negotiations in the form of some commonly derived norms after due deliberation. Therefore, some amount of disagreement is bound to happen among various stakeholders representing the diversity of opinion and preferences. However, how this disagreement is channelised is key to arriving at a consensus that will prove to be a progressive alternative.

      If there is a conduit to ventilate the disagreement, the consensus can be evolved.
      It helps in ventilating greivances, problems etc. It helps in finding solution to them. It analyses the problem in all dimesions. Thus we reach comprehensive solution – the consensus. Consensus thus evolved will be agreeable to all. Further Inherent to is the espirit de corps , as disagreement will bring together all the participatns. It helps in finding a solution that is mutually agreeable to all. The largest democratic freedom movement of all times, in the Indian subcontinent presents a case in point.

      GANDHIJI in leading the struggle for freedom gave exemplary evidence of this phenomenon. Truth and non-violence as a matter of principle were definitely the main plank of the strategy against the colonial masters. However, the fact at Gandhiji commanded such a vast following, even sent the opponents at odds. Even those who were not consistent with his mantras of non-violence, appreciated his universal appeal. This provided him added legitimacy, that was hard to find amongst any who stood against the powerful imperialist force of the time.
      However, having said the mahatma definitely has his own shares of disapproval by his contemporaries. There were disagreement to his policies and decisions across the spectrum of constituents of freedom movement right from the moderates, conservatives to the extremists. Some were opposed to his religious inclination that he often put to use to legitimise various principles that he adhered to in the course of the satyagraha. While few others were sceptical of the fact that the masses could be held accountable for long in an open call for disobedience. Few others doubted the personal credentials of the man himself. Notwithstanding such strong opposition from different quarters across the political spectrum and social classes, Gandhiji stood his ground. However, this steadfastness was not one characterised by authoritarianism, albeit a more nuanced one. Gandhi completely believed in the democratic virtues of debates and discussions and found them useful in arriving at the further course of events. There is absolutely no doubt that the man in concern
      Proclaimed that Honest disagreement is often a good sign

      Debates of Gandhiji with Bhim Rao Ambedkar, shed some more light of the approach used by mahatma even for religious questions as distinct from the political ones of the day. Although both disagrees on critical and fundamental points of the caste system and the religious backing that it enjoyed according to the shastras, Gandhi was always acceptable of the criticism showered by the latter. In fact, the success of the Poona pact can be ascertained to the fact that Gandhiji despite the overt disagreement on the question of the Dalit representation by Ambedkar, was able to convince him finally to shed some ground for further progress of the Dalits within the sphere of Hinduism.
      Even the radical elements within the religious sphere often were at odds with Gandhiji, charging him of being lenient towards the other groups and conceding numerous gains to them. Gandhiji took note of this criticism and tried his best possible to proceed forward in a democratic and all inclusive manner.

      It is not that there were only religious issues that divided the freedom struggle , but often political ideologies were the main dividing line was was the case between the emerging socialists and the other conservative elements within the struggle. Gandhiji acts as an intermediate having a moderating effect on both sides of the centre often blunting the conflict. He often conveyed his personal disagreements towards crucial elements of both the philosophies within the congress circle that facilitated reconciliation among the two factions.
      Nehru represented the socialist ideology aiming at grand transformation, while the moderates and conservatives were more inclined towards the older ways. As a result of these disagreement, the freedom struggle almost neared another split.
      However, the honest disagreement in the way of clear cut objections and the reasons backing those, led to general dispersal of suspicion against each other.
      Thus, at such critical juncture of time in the struggle for independence, disagreements we channelised by an able leadership towards progress in the right direction.

      Diversity is always a sign of healthy existence be it the animals or the human psyche. Diversity facilitates effective transfer of innovative ideas across the spectrum of intelligentsia. Thus, even in the face of so many ethnicities, religions, cultures and languages our nation has been continuously progressing.
      Diversity of opinion leads the way for creativity and adaptation to an ever changing world around us across social, political and regional domains.

      • FinalAttempt

        u have written a well structured essay and had pointed out most of the points.. please improve conclusion.

        Also to review your answers/essay we have to show altruism . like once u will review some one essay or answer then request for your than it will be beneficial for both rather than just requesting for review..

        keep writing..

        • Sudanita Sanchez

          Actually there was not much left to review in your essay … Good night
          Thanks

          • FinalAttempt

            i think u misunderstood .. i am not saying for my essay .. like u can review any one essay and then u can review your.. anyway u can approach from next time.keep writing 🙂

      • Ashutosh

        HI Sudanita,
        Just went through your essay and here is my review:
        1) You are good in language and grammar
        2) You made the essay flow well
        3) Structure was a little bit not there
        4) You have focussed too much on Gandhi ji’s example , you can take more examples too.
        5) You have discussed the basic idea beautifully but your emphasis was more on examples rather than idea, please put more weight on emphasizing the core idea.

        Rest you have written like a good thinker and i appreciate. (request to review mine if you are good in Hindi)

        • Sudanita Sanchez

          Thank you so much Ashutosh … Please keep reviewing me …….
          I m sorry I m not that good in Hindi…. All the best!! God bless
          Thanks again

      • upen

        More dimensions needed
        Like- devils advocate
        -bay of pigs fiasco could be saved
        -concept of veto originates due to this only
        -eg of cag civil society NGOs which disagree
        -environmentalism
        – unipolar world implied less disagreement then bipolar which implied just two sides opposing each other and finally multipolar world
        -ves
        Like unnecessary disruptions
        Eg of non functioning parliament due to disagreement
        Leads to indecisiveness and hence stall progress
        Etc etc

        • Sudanita Sanchez

          How do you get so many examples…..!! Is it spontaneous or a channelised way of thinking ..please help!! UPEN

          • upen

            Hahaha answering how is tough.
            As am psychology student as soon as I read the topic first think strikes was “devils advocate” then just extrapolation through whole syllabus of GS from history to culture to polity to society to environment to international relation to ethics ans in each domain one-two keyword striked as per topic note it down then give more thought reading statement again and again for 4-5min thinking what different implications one can get through from different angle of positivity sceptism and negativism. Etc etc
            Don’t worry just keep writing but before writing go for brain storming and try to look everyrthing through the glass of the given topic.
            Easier said than done. Hope I did little help of yours

            • Sudanita Sanchez

              4-5 min of thinking when will you write then??

              • upen

                Mam,its an essay we have to write 2essays in 3hrs and one can easily write 1000-1200words in an hour time.in essay brainstorming,rough sketch is essential one has to give 15min of time before hand.
                Rest your choice

      • happy dp

        gud ,,,,,plz suggest me ,how to write effective essay ??

        • Sudanita Sanchez

          Just be happy & write

          • happy dp

            hmm……okk ,bt how to amass content ???

          • happy dp

            i be happy …..bt how to generate content ?

      • InsightsOfficialReview

        You have to write more dimensions. It seems as if essay is on Gandhiji rather than a rational argument. Also, you should write smaller paragraphs. The positive part is that you have ability to connect your ideas.

        Marks – 50/125

        • May2017

          Sir, can u please take a look at my essay slightly below? Thanks!

        • Sudanita Sanchez

          Thank you so much … SIR KEEP REVIEWING MY OTHER ESSAYS AS WELL!!
          Actually I based it on a single theme….. The one mastered by the sayer of here words..!
          Isn’t it better in the exam of the examiner is gonna slog through the paper anyways???

    • Tanu Singhal

      I really enjoyed reading your essay
      The flow is really nice
      Examples well placed, work a bit upon flow and connectivity
      The intro with s story seems too mainstream
      Try if u can find !ore of Philosophical aspects.

      If u get enough time pls REVIEW mine

    • TDP abhimani

      nice read………..please review mine if possible,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    • Unformidable

      Please review mine !

    • InsightsOfficialReview

      Nice attempt ‘final attempt’. You still need to work on sentence formation. Use shorter sentences. Also, you need to connect your introductory anecdote throughout the essay to bring an holistic and inclusive feeling.

      Write more, essay is short. Use smaller paragraphs.

      Marks – 60/125

      • FinalAttempt

        Thanks a lot Insights.. it was my first essay and i will keep on improving it..

        But a Query as you said ” you need to connect your introductory anecdote throughout the essay to bring an holistic and inclusive feeling ” .
        i did not got this point how should i connect my essay with intro, as my intro was a story.. please revert.

        Thanks

        • Lucifer

          Your introductory anecdote should be such that it reflects the fundamental theme of your essay,

          • FinalAttempt

            ya.. can u please give me some suggestion how should i connect story with essay…

  • Anit ifs

    IN ISRAEL the rule is that if all the judges unanimously agree on the judgement, the judgement is cancelled.This goes on to say something about the dangers of lack of dissent. In fact, at the core of non dissent, is the crushing of human spirit.

    Human beings are innately irrational beings. They don’t care about the facts and figures as much as the computer does. Emotions, prejudices, fears and even a desire to be un-emotional all distort our perception. Then there are moods, hormones playing havoc with our judgement making. The point is that there is very little chance that all of us would agree to something, even when it’s seemingly beneficial to everyone, for dissent is a natural state of affairs.

    This is true only up to the point that we don’t artificially clamp down on the views of the other person. I believe that the freedom of a country is more at danger from inside than the outside, if the inner atmosphere is of total agreement and harmony. For that should not be possible if everyone was free to voice their opinion. If someone is doing a good job, there is bound to be someone else who is jealous of the job being done, or if someone is doing a bad job, then there are several who are ready to highlight and criticise the case.

    Indian democracy is founded on the principles of honest disagreement. Our early leaders had philosophical disagreements between them about the shape that the future nation should take. This didn’t mean that they were personal enemies or hated each other as a person, it only meant that there was an honest disagreement over what each of them thought was the best way for the nation to go forward. Gandhiji thought it was the village enterprise that would deliver the masses out of their misery and Pandit Nehru thought it was the industrial development that would take India out of the darkness. The keenest of their arguments was in context of their core beliefs of their visions and NEVER on disagreement for the sake of it.

    The current state of the Indian parliament is a stark contrast from what used to be. The MPs are directed by the party whips towards what the party “HIGH COMMAND” desires. This also means that there is no honest disagreement, only for the sake of the opposition to what the other party has said. The sad state of affairs is not only limited to our country. With the increasing power of propaganda around the world, there is a tendency of the people to drink the ideologies whole, and also to give these attitude a very personal flavour, the result being that no one, can bring objectivity at the table.

    THOMAS PAINE had thundered, “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it” This encapsulates the other dimension of HONEST DISAGREEMENT, which is to hear what the other person has to say, even if it seems very disagreeable. Imposing 124A wouldn’t bring out the truth, only when the two ideas which have been given the chance to tussle on the battlefield of an informed mind declare the winner, can one idea be considered superior to other.

    There is a significant correlation between the high human development index and the freedom of the expression of the people in any given country. Repressive regimes tend to clamp down on the basic rights of the people they govern, for the sake of the people themselves. The lack of honest disagreement at the highest level therefore fails to take into account what PEOPLE really want, rather than the impositions of economists and scientists.

    Honest disagreement is also useful at the basic level, of a child that is. If the child cannot express what it really wants to say, then he/she would not be able to develop to maturity. The indian culture forbids arguments with elders, with those who are thought to be wiser than the child and many a times, the child is ossified into a mould that he/she never wants to don. The rest of the life, the child is not able to grow to it’s potential. Perhaps, this is also why we see so many children following ONLY the TRADITIONAL job avenues, for that is what their parents have taught them to go to. There was no honest disagreements in the family, at most an argument, which the parent won. Many children that way fall into entirely inappropriate careers, never to fully blossom.

    The modern world is said to be a more LIBERAL and open space. There is an acceptance of the viewpoints of everyone and certainly, there is no violence in the developed world for having an opposing viewpoint. Or is there? We might not know it apparently, but the gian t propaganda machinery of the MNCs want us to believe certain things without any honest disagreement. It would be shocking to know that at one point of time, it was indicated by research that smoking actually increased life span. Even now, wine is thought to improve blood flow, but who knows! There is a huge media campaign to promote BT crops, GECs etc. The opponents to these come from farmers and traditional growers who’d see their income drop. But, where is the HONEST disagreement initiated and sustained by the public? That remains to be seen for only then can progress be made.

    Even in our most intimate selves, we need someone to critique, disagree and provide their honest views. What is beautiful is subjective, true, but then we do need to hear the honest opinion about this feeling. This is necessary for personal progress. How can a child know if he/she is improving if there is no one to tell him/her where they are at currently. This is true for adults too, for more often than not, adults try to hide their disagreements and opinions in order to insinuate themselves with the other person. But the question is, does the society benefit from this hypocrisy? NOT at all. For, the flattery and jealous criticisms are the two edges of the same sword. They seek to hurt the ego of a person either by deflating it or over inflating it, thereby taking away the chance for a person to really improve.

    The highest traditions of a nation are reflected often in the national media rooms. Anchors are supposed to be the non partisan commentators on the state of things, informing the people about the various facets of truth. This however, is not what we see today. Often the hyperventilating host would overpower every other person/opinion and give audiences a single taste instead of the whole palate that any matter involves. CAUSES can be many, but the one that strikes me most, is the lack of any honest disagreement from others, either because they are too meek to take a stand or their ego is too fragile to take CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM and then respond to it normally.

    BEFORE we go on expressing our views and giving honest disagreements to all and sundry, I would like to state the method that Gandhiji often employed. Any idea that came to him was not passed on to his consciousness without forethought. The first thing that happened to it was to go und3r the rigours of a self debate, within his own mind. He would discuss the idea at length and it’s pros and cons before taking a stand. He would be harsh on himself, truthful to the core, so that when the time came to take a stand; he always knew exactly where to stand.

    At a time, when we have forgotten how to speak, we can only shout out meaninglessness. We have to learn to talk and in spite of all the technology that we have, the only real way to talk is to have a two way conversation, the only way to speak the truth out is to test it against the grind of HONEST DISAGREEMENT.

    • ajay

      anit i like ur essays whenever u write because they are good.this time also u have written nicely..but just for saying it it has become too exhaustive..its difficult to maintain the same enthusiasm througthout the essay i won’t comment on the dimensions because they are really good..cannot fault u there..infact if u delete a few dimensions it can become more engaging..anit u have a different flavour of writing ..and keep up with that..pls review mine also:)

    • Ashutosh

      Beautiful essay with all t major relevant points covered.

    • Samudra gupta

      nice essay

      btw, i do not agree with what you have to say wala quote was by voltaire and not thomas paine?

    • Hope

      Superb essay(Y)

  • TARGET 2016

    “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress”

  • Eco-friendly

    “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress”

    In a village Delpura there is a farmer’s group. They formed the group so as to get the benefit of collective buying and selling. Any decision in group is taken through consensus of all the members. After the harvesting of rabi crop they all decided to meet and lay out the plan for the kharif crop. On the day of meeting a dispute emerged among members over the buying of seeds and fertilizer. One group favored Rahim’s shop who is giving a discount of 20% while the quality is not guaranteed whereas another sub-group favored Ramdayal’s shop as he assures quality. After much deliberations and debate they all concluded to buy input from Avinash’s shop who is giving 10% discount and assures quality material too.

    Above situation of dispute and disagreement is common in every society because we live in a world which is full of diversity. This diversity lead people to follow different culture, religion and practices. But to live collectively with peace and harmony we need to listen to each other and honestly put our concerns, facts etc. in favor or against any topic of concern. Hiding of one’s true nature or doubts may provide some sort of agreements but it will surely lead to division between them over the hidden concerns. And this division of society can never lead anyone to progress. Hence in the words of Mahatma Gandhi -Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

    Mahatma Gandhi throughout his life has seen people, society and actively lead South Africa and India towards their independence. In the said progress he has observed people having different background, socialization, culture tends to disagree with each other. Hence it can be said that this process of socialization, effect of religion and culture, geography and history are the root causes of disagreement.

    But this disagreement can be resolved if people converse and communicate. Ex.- in our Parliament, representatives of people sit and legislate various laws for the betterment of the society. Ruling party proposes a draft bill and the amendments are made to it by taking concerns of people via representatives. Disagreements about various clauses are discussed and a consensus is sought. Sometimes the bill may be defeated (in Rajya Sabha) because of no consensus but such defeat is not considered regressive. It is a progressive step as it indicates that mood of the society and tells whether society is ready for such legislation.

    Similarly in our daily life too we see disagreement in between husband and wife over a dish to eat in dinner, between room-partners for the color of paint in our room or among group of children over the selection of game they wanted to play. But all these disagreements lead us to progress as we were able to get the nature of our life partners, room-mate or friends. At least we tends to know where we disagree. It leads to better understanding, harmonious behavior and respect for others feeling.

    In international sphere after the Second World War India shows how disagreement to join any of the two blocks can lead third world countries to progress without fear through Non-Alignment Movement.

    Dissent, debate and discussion are considered to be fundamentals to any democratic society or nation. India being a vibrant democracy respects disagreement and dissent. And such disagreements makes it internally stronger which can be seen through women organizations protesting against the patriarchal and orthodox mindset of religious leaders, policy of assimilation of tribal society, recognition to minority institutions, etc.

    Diversity is the gift of nature in itself. If there is no diversity then there will be only one season, only one taste only one color and only one opinion. This diversity must be cherished and celebrated because differences in opinion leads society to change with time. If there is no difference in opinion then can we thought of democracy ever, can orthodox religious followers accept our scientific approach which has bought us many accolades and development. So it is important to have differences otherwise society would have no motivation to change.

    But a question arises here is- whether disagreement is always a progressive step. The answer is no. Sometimes people disagree because of some vested interest. Such kind of disagreements are created not to reach at a conclusion. One of the prominent example of it was disagreement of Muslim League in early 20th century to all the proposals of congress to make a united India because some elites want separate nation to rule.

    In present context disagreement over Doha round of talks in WTO to continue shows vested interest of various big corporates and rich countries. Pakistan disagreeing to allow India to build better transport system, communication network over SAARC is also an example of vested interest to block all progressive moves taken by India. China’s blocking of India’s move in UN to ban JeM Chief Masood Azhar is the manifestation of China’s growing closeness to Pakistan.

    Sometimes prolonged disagreements also cause problems and instead of any progress it hampers it. Prolonged litigation and endless legal appeals by the disagreeing party leads to cost over-run, project delays, and stagnation of developmental activities. Also constant disagreement sometimes leads to delay in social welfare activities like use of Aadhaar for DBT and hampers progress of a region eg- Jammu and Kashmir, North-East India. Constant disruption in Parliament and state assemblies are also making disagreements regressive.

    Given the negative side of disagreement we cannot say that every nay-sayer is leading us to progress or disagreement between two parties are a symbol of development always. But the progressive part of it also cannot be ignored. The need of the hour is to understand and set the common minimum set of statements/rules on which we agree like that farmer group which neither compromise on price nor on quality but resolved its issue. We need to build over it in a harmonious and peaceful manner. Open our channels of communication so that disagreement if any can be resolved sooner.

    Like ever coin has two sides so does disagreement has. It is for us to consider whether we wanted progress or disruption, consensus or dispute, harmony or clashes. If we welcome diversity, dissent, disagreement in a healthy spirit and do not simply disagree due to vested interest then it can make society progress fast and smoothly. We need to follow the footprints of that farmer group of village Delpura who despite of disagreement resolve their issue in a peaceful way. We must prove to the world that India is not a democracy on papers but in practical sense too who knows how to agree to disagree.

    • Robinhood

      very well written bro. Instead of starting with a story you can also start with some real life examples as done by someone else. Rest is nice

    • Shaktimaan

      hi eco!!
      bhai nice shot with vast set of examples:)
      flow and language too is nice:)
      but one thing ki>> last k para me gr aisa likhte ki “if disagreement is not HONEST”>> then wt will happen >> then event like indi-pak formation…. etc >> jo baki k example me likha apne bad me QKI>> tittle “honest disagreement” ko progressivity se jod ra h not only disagreement ko to >> direct aisa likhna ki “But a question arises here is- whether disagreement is always a progressive step.” >> toh thoda out of track sa lg ra>> title se bahar ja ra>> hope meri baat samjh ge honge aap:)
      baki seriouslyy kafi acha h >> bt conclusion abi b appealing sa ni lg ra:)
      thank u:)
      PREM:)

      • sankar

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    • Vats Ujjwal

      Flawless essay..maintains the flow of ideas and words..never looked abrupt anywhere.

      plz review mine.

    • minaxi

      Hello ECo…

      Why Start a essay with story when it has both materialist and metaphysical aspect in it. I mean to say.. story is not looking appropriate( IMO)..Just a suggestion- You can experiment with intro,, if find it comfortable..

      Flow and ideas are good. But one thing.. given quota is talking about honest disagreement which is based on reason and logic, rather than disagreement which may be based on prejudices, biases and stigma.. so You can write this point to differentiate between both disagreement than write two side of coin..
      By siding my review.. I can say, conclusion can also improve. But by looking as a single unit, your essay id beautiful and good.
      Plz review my essay to..

      Thanks… 🙂

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    • KAutilYA

      Wellll Bro…nice

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    • Unformidable

      1)You have good points but i felt they could be better strucuted.
      2)Article could not link up better with the theme as the coorelation is not that visible between progress and disagreement.
      3)Good content otherwise.
      4)Conclusion – Super good !
      Please review mine if possible

  • Shaktimaan

    “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress”

    “Progress society” means where everyone enjoys the right to give their opinion, thoughts and dissent freely without any obstruction. Such considerations allow one to go for deep analysis, clause by clause scrutiny and tend then to see both aspects good as well as bad. But there is one condition that disagreement should be “honest” means have the substantial argument base backed with scientific and rational thinking. As great example can be seen from modern history of India, where India’s honest disagreement with British to use her man and resources to enlarge the imperialism, finally accrual as not only independence of India herself but led the many African countries like South Africa to attain its liberty. And move ahead as a nation of progressive, peaceful and powerful mindset.

    But what will happen if one chose duplicity and falsehood to contend? It will leads toward great losses and epic falls. Example terrorism led by ISIS, Taliban and so on cannot be justified as good or bad on humanitarian as well as on religious grounds but terrorist chose such illogic and impulsive apprehensions to reflect his / her actions appropriate. Such deceitful thinking against his/her own commonality now emerges as great threat toward modern, dynamic and progressive society. Public pushed to live under daily butchery, hatred and bloodshed; social property, once a mark of great civilisations and establishments, now forced to fell under gravity and become ghost towns. Every where one can see only destruction not construction!

    So, for being advanced one must has parallel calibre to confront with it. But as diversity prevails everywhere than how to engage varied, contrast and assort deliberations into a one fruitful result? For this amalgamation of stakeholders from every sphere and strata of society-institutions is must. Therefore “democracy” is loved every where for its accompanying character. It is for the people-by the people and of the people and placed everyone in parity. “Parliament” called that “point of meeting” where from discussions to dissents occur simultaneously as it is chosen by “universal adult franchise”, then one can hope that its member will be the pronounced personalities of their respective fields. But it is not always truth because as nothing is “perfect” so it is too. But today maximum progressive nations build upon foundation of democracy only like USA, UK, and Canada so on. India too is the follower that is why most stabilised and calm in between the theocratic states.

    Therefore to evolve own self in the fast moving world with same pace it become necessary to engage in a credible, fair and genuine practices. And this instinct should be coming from individual actions, like teacher in school must be that one who delivers unbiased lecture; doctor in hospital should be that one who treat patient first without looking his ability to pay back him; engineer is must be that one who builds structure without replacing a brick with bundle of penny. If that become ritual of every one, it will NOT only made us progressive; suppress corruption/cases of black money and minimise the chances of “clash” due to disagreements, BUT make virtuous enough to raise standards of living; to enhance happiness among people; to bring equality in status and pushed further economy toward glorious heights.

    Not only in disagreements but in “agreeing” also honesty plays a very profound role. That is if you did mistake knowingly or unknowingly, honesty strengthens you to accept it with big heart and courage. It reduces the fear of getting ashamed, and pushed you toward the path of facing the outcomes of it either good or bad with hard/ strong mind-body-soul. For example after Volkswagen, Mitsubishi now Suzuki accept its treachery game play regarding the pollution emission norms they reflect was false and wrong just to surpass the government scrutiny. But their current acceptance made others too, if any, to come forward. Though this will for time being reduce the confidence among buyers and customers led to their dent in profits but paved the way for two things , one, from now onwards institutions will stringent their test so that no defaulter can get through. Second, companies tries to open up themselves, chose more transparent and accountable means to attract customers back. Because of this face of “honesty” it is been loved by everyone. As it suggest excellent ways of existence and agreements.

    Therefore to grow broadly in perspective and widely in progressivity, one must have liberty/freedom to choose his/ her own actions but simultaneously should be intelligent and smart enough to bring balance and parity in arguments. Then that disagreement not only helps us to open up our horizons but also helps to realise the internal defect to correct; not only defeat our purposes but gives another chance to amend our past wrongs; and not only falls us but lend hand to launch up to the great heights. Thus to be a part of progressive and advanced society start thinking another way around with responsibility, sincerity and fair mind to bring more options; to bring more aspects; to bring more competitiveness; to bring more creativity to kill monotony and hegemony of usual-ity.

    • minaxi

      Hiii Shaktimaan…
      “Progress society” means where everyone enjoys the right to give their opinion, thoughts and dissent freely without any obstruction.? If we flip the words.. like a society which give the freedom to debate and disagree is an progressive society? Then? Anyway, this para is good,, but it is not looking intro?
      think, you like to write metaphorically .. lot of metaphor.. but some times They go over my head..But can not say same about examiner.. so no comment.

      Subject matter is good.. but clarity of argument can be improved.
      like this paragraph-”Therefore to evolve own self in the fast moving world with same pace it become necessary to engage in a credible, fair and genuine practices. ” Every Paragraph must be look like vital part of essay. You have used word disagreement quite economically- good, but could afford to use it more liberally.

      Positive part- Good flow with paragraphs and subject matter.
      Well, Since it is my view and I am not expert in this subject so you have democratic right to disagree..
      Thanks.. 🙂

      • Shaktimaan

        yp thanx budd!!!
        sare suggestions le lie democratically>> is me kuch dissent karne ko tha ni:D

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    The idea of progress has not been static in the history of humanity. It has changed with time. So, a practice which was considered normal and a sign of high status at one time was deemed as horrible at some other time and progress was linked with doing away of such practices. Example can be given of slavery, gratuitous torture of animals, suppression of women etc. Now our moral code has become such that we see the era of slavery with utmost dissatisfaction; now, it is abhorrent to hunt animals just for fun; today, it is but natural that our idea of progress is linked with gender equality.

    These changes in the ideas of progress contained disagreements with the prevailing social practices. And from those disagreements, changes have been brought in the society. Earlier, the idea of development was linked with economic growth and therefore, countries with high GDP growth were seen as developing rapidly. But, around 1990, Economists Mahbub Ul Haq and Amartya Sen disagreed with this notion of development and opined that human beings should be put at the centre of every notion of development. Thus came the definition of development as expanding the choices that people have so that they can live long and healthy lives with dignity. Thus came Human Development Index which included, apart from income per capita, education and health also. These progressive changes could not have been brought about if everyone agreed with the growth model of development.

    However, the disagreement should be honest. It should not be driven by our prejudices or liking/disliking of any person. Our disagreements should be well founded and it should not be to show someone in a bad light with whom we are disagreeing with. Many people disagree in debates and discussions and it often is the case that they are so attached to their own arguments that they are not able to separate their identity and their argument. Thus, a distance should also be maintained between ourselves and our arguments so that we do not find it difficult with any of our erroneous stands on anything.

    Thus, honest disagreement means non-conformity. It also means that those who are disagreeing are active agents and not only passive recipients. Einstein said that “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are incapable of forming such opinions.” It thus means that people are practicing reasoning and are not swayed by dogmas. It also means that there is no trend of hero-worship and anyone’s views on anything is liable to be countered. And this a very important foundation of democracy – that we do not hail any person as an absolutely agreeable person and submit to him/her in all of his/her thoughts or actions. For, this hero-worship often slides into a dictatorial rule which later is devastating.

    Moreover, even those who disagree are alone, we should listen to them as they might be knowing some truth which we don’t know. And if they are wrong, we just found another wrong stand which is also important to us – to know which stands not to take. Thus, JS Mill said that “If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.” The example of Galileo is very relevant here. Most of the people in his time held that earth was at the centre of all celestial bodies. But when he championed the idea that the sun which was at the centre and earth revolved around it, he was tried by the tribunal of church and was forced to live under house arrest for the rest of his life. It shows that we should be ready to new ideas and should try those ideas on the altar of reason to find how far they stand up.

    Many philosophers have disagreed amongst themselves in the past and do disagree now. They disagree about the desirable form of political structure, economic system and societal ideals and so on that any nation or community should adhere to. These disagreements propelled many of them to make their ideas concrete thus refining and improving their own ideas.

    Our independence struggle further throws light on this aspect. Most of the leaders of independence struggle really wanted to free their country from foreign rule. But their ways of bringing about the same were very different. Some like Gandhiji advocated absolute non-violence while others like Bhagat Singh, Netaji Bose held that violence may be the effective weapon in some situations. And everyone did contribute to the independence of India in their own ways. This non-suppression of disagreements among leaders laid the seeds of democratic structure which have endured since then and is a true achievement of ours.

    Those countries where any criticism of the government was suppressed were those where the government had the idea that it cannot sustain itself if it allowed people to disagree with its policies and programmes. Thus, suppressing dissent becomes a sign of rot in the way government is functioning and is, therefore, is a sign of decay, not a sign of progress.

    So then, it can be seen that the idea of progress is linked with the idea of change and the change occurs through disagreement with prevailing conditions. So, progress and disagreements go together.

    • FinalAttempt

      ur essay is good one.. i liked ur multi view intro.. u have mentioned philosophers name that provides new dimension. but i feel ur conclusion should be bold and optimistic.. keep writing.

      thanks for review 🙂

  • Ecop

    Please review. This is my first essay on insights. THank you.

    Honest Disagreement means to differ on views on a common issue but where the stand of each stakeholder is well known. This is the result of a transparent and interactive process where each side has been able to express themselves freely and without fear. It may seem that a disagreement is the end of the road for any further progress on the issue. But more often than not honest disagreement forms the basis of newer and more innovative solutions.

    Let us contrast this with dishonest agreement where one may out of fear or personnel motives go along with the opinion of another on an issue even though it is contrary to their own. This not only takes us away from finding a common solution but also forms the basis of more chaos and conflict.

    An example of this is from the personnel experience of many families in India. Parents and kids often differ on the choice of career for their children. Parents have certain aspiration for them which may differ from their kids own dreams and inclinations. An honest disagreement will require that there be an honest discussion where parents are open to the views of the kids and the kids are able to express themselves without fear of rebuke. This may make parents sympathize with their viewpoints or may make kids understand the value of their parents suggestions. Either way a amicable decision can be arrived at. We have seen many sportsmen, artists, scientist who have pursued their ambitions with the support of their loved ones even though initially their views differed.

    A dishonest agreement in this case can lead to sometimes horrible consequences. Children may agree to pursue a dream that is not theirs due to pressure from the families. They agree although it is not what they truely desire. THe consequences are reported in newspaper often. Take for example, cases of suicides in KOTA where often children who do not have a inclination for engineering are pursuing the option to satisfy their parents. Studies have shown that the highest number of suicides have occurred in the youth in India. This points to a lack of interaction and communication amongst families.

    Honest disagreements through honest discussions exposes one to various viewpoints. It has many advantages. It broaden one’s outlook, makes one sensitive to the other’s point of view. Honest disagreement also showcases tolerance. Tolerance for the other viewpoint even though it is in sharp contrast to one’s one. Our education institutions aim to inculcate this quality. Students from various backgrounds come to study together. Often this diversity is reflected in diverse opinions and viewpoints that enriches the experience of education. Discussions and debates expose one to varied perspectives. This can lead to honest disagreements. Howerver, if students are not allowed to freely express themselves and only majoritarian view is expressed, it can lead to tensions and conflict. In recent times, we have seen protests on campus by students of underpriviledged backgrounds alleging discrimination. Dishonest agreements can lead to pent up anger and resentment that may find outlet through violence in campuses.

    In the political field, this manifests in the form of coalition politics. Parties often come together to form governments out of hunger for political power with parties whose ideologies and methods they do not agree with. This dishonest agreement leads to instability in the governement and hung parliaments. This in turn has economic costs on the society through poor governance and cost of re-elections. Honest disagreements on the other hand can lead to an efficient opposition who work together for the common good. For example, parties in parliament may not agree on certain laws but agree to hold discussions through various committes to arrive at a common solution. This ensures that arbitrary laws and provisions are not passed.

    Internationally, one of the most recent crisis faced by the world economy is the Euro crisis. One of the main reasons for the crisis was the fact that Greece decided to join the EU by being dishonest about its fiscal positions. The consequences of this dishonest agreement is being felt to this day. Banks, financial institutions have suffered huge loses and world trade itself has been effected.

    Honest disagreements can lead to newer solutions. This is also reflected in our constitution. Take for example the special provisions made for states under articles 371 to 371F. It has been agreed that states Nagaland cannot be administered in the way other states of the federal economy are thus these provisions were incorporated in the constitution. They have been allowed to continue with their indigenous customes and rules and govern their economy in accordance with it. This is also reflected in article 370 with respect to J&K.

    The issue of linguistic unification of India post independence led to the acknowledgment that certain states did not wish for Hindi to be the national language. Thus, this honest disagreement led to the pursuance of a three tier language system which the staes were free to adopt or not according to their own requirements.

    Sometimes, honest disagreements also mean that action may be deferred till a suitable solution is arrived at. For example, it is acknowledged that a uniform civil code is to be implemeted in society but it is also true that society is not yet ready for it. Thus, this acknowledgement means that newer methods need to be devised through dialogue with the various stakeholders until a solution is arrived at.

    Thus, we see that honest disagreements form the basis of future growth. In any relation be it personal, poltical, diplomatic disagreements are natural and the norm. It is only the handling of the disagreement that makes a different and honesty is the first step.

    • ajay

      very gud essay ecop thumbs up! good flow ,engaging to read,nice dimensions and choice of words..keep up:) and review mine if possible:)

      • Ecop

        Thanks for the review ajay..

      • sankar

        ajay bhai plz rvw mine …………………i wll by evening.

    • Smart Work

      Very nice flow, and relevant examples … add one more point, how to ensure that the disagreement is honest and not biased … rest of it is very nice . 65-70/125 🙂

      • Ecop

        Thanks Smart work for the feedback and the marks which puts things in perspective..

  • Dipjyoti

    Honest Disagreement is a good sign of Progess

    Let us go back Twenty five centuries to the past. Here we are in 5th century BC, in Athens Greece. The mindscape of people at this time was shaped by priestly dictations, superstitions, social norms more than anything else. Now, here was a man who DISAGREED WITH EACH AND EVERY NORM. He questioned the priests, their rituals and ceremonies. He was ultimately put to death for corrupting the young minds.

    He is none other than Socrates. He would reshape the cultural and intellectual development of the Western world forever. Today he is considered as the father of modern critical thinking. If this is not PROGRESS OF HUMAN CIVILISATION, perhaps nothing is.

    HONEST DISAGREEMENT implies that one disagrees with the accepted norms or others’ diction after analysing an issue on the touchstone of reason and logic. S/he is not automated by others, and rather decides proper reasoning.

    Now, it is worthwhile to see, how ‘Honest Disagreement’ in our lives, in various spheres leads us to ‘Progress’.

    At the INDIVIDUAL level, we are often asked by our family to take up a certain degree or profession or job. In India, especially in the middle class, most parents would like their children to opt for Engineering for Medical Education. But if a child doesn’t have the liking or aptitude for that, mostly he won’t make a good engineer or doctor. Plus, he won’t be happy in his life. If this child now dares to DISAGREE with his parents and takes up a profession of his/her liking, chances of SUCCESSFUL CAREER are highere. Nonetheless, he/she will be happy now!

    At the SOCIETAL level, we see that families won’t lie their daughters to go for higher education or take up a job at a faraway place. We have the classic example of Chanda Zaveri whose parents refused to allow her to go for graduation. But she DISAGREED, fled to the US, did her graduation, and now, she is a BILLIONAIRE.

    It is not that only women face such problems in India. In many places in India, people of the Scheduled Caste, and Backward classes face such problems ,are not allowed to take up a job of their liking. Needless to say, those who refuse to be bogged down by these social norms, are the ones who PROGRESSED in life.

    Now, let us consider the Indian Administration. Undue political interference and improper directions of superiors put into difficulty, a lot of honest civil servants. Here too, HONEST AND POLITE DISAGREEMENT can help him/her.

    Suppose a condition when the political master asks a civil servant to favour XYZ in allotting a tender. The bureaucrat can politely say to him, that the rules won’t allow him so. Plus, sooner or the later, if someone files an RTI application, all information will be in public domain. Such wrongdoing will hamper the bureaucrat’s career as well as the politician’s public image. If the political master still persists, the civil servant can ask him/her to give him in writing. In this way, the civil servant can ensure that Transparency, Accountability are maintained in public work. And, his career progression too would not be hampered.

    Now, we come to the domain of International affairs. Let us see, how the principle of HONEST DISAGREEMENT works here.

    After the end of the Second, World War, most of the countries of the world were divided into two blocs, one headed by the USA, and the other by the USSR. This was the age of the Cold War. Despite much pressure from both sides, the Founding Fathers of India REFUSED TO SIDE WITH EITHER. Rather, we took to Non-alignment. This way, India was able to maintain her hard-earned Sovereignty, and emerge as the moral leader of the Third World. India’s standing in various global forums was greatly benefitted by this policy stance of India.

    Even today, we maintain this foreign policy stance of maintaining our strategic Independence at various global forums like WTO, Climate talks, UN, etc. This has enabled India to have amicable relations with almost all countries of the world.

    Such instances of HONEST DISAGREEMENT are plenty, in the modern history of India, as well.

    Bhagat Singh considered Lala Lajpat Rai, as his mentor, and respected him a lot. But when Lala Lajpat Rai took to communal politics, Bhagat Singh publicly DISAGREED with him, and even wrote poems, pamphlets expressing his disagreement with him. So, while Bhagat Singh was inspired by Rai’s patriotism, he also disagreed with Rai’s communal moorings. This way, Bhagat Singh prevented many young people from taking to communal politics.

    The Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, however, epitomises this principle of HONEST DISAGREEMENT. He had vowed to achieve Freedom by sticking to the path of Non-violence. Despite many popular leaders of the time advocating violent revolt against the British, he stuck to his principle. Many a time, he called off popular movements when they went violent. This irked all others.

    But, in the long run, we see that this stance of Gandhiji, resulted in the sustenance of our democracy. Peaceful non-violent protest rather than violent protest, has become the broadly accepted principle of our political discourse today.

    Thus we see that, whenever, one has honestly disagreed to a proposition, to a norm, or a dictate, by properly applying logic and reasoning, s/he has progressed in life. It is true in every sphere, in our personal and public lives. The principles of LOGIC, REASONING AND HONEST DISAGREEMENT enable us to resolve many a personal dilemma. It enables us to function ethically. In fact, it has led to the very progress of human civilisation.

    Socrates had opined that ‘The unexamined life is nor worth living’. And as such, questioning, reasoning and debating should be promoted in all spheres. These should be cardinal principles of our Education Policy. And in the social and political discourse too, these should be promoted. This way, the country will be benefitted by newer ideas, new innovations and discoveries. In fact, the very development of the country is contingent on these!

    • FinalAttempt

      u have covered multidimensional view, which is good. but ur essay looks on one sided only means u have to balance both sided view. keep writing ..

  • Sudanita Sanchez

    Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
    Another nice topic

    • sankar

      sudanitaji plz rvvw mine..thanks

  • Appa

    Honest Disagreement is often a good sign of process

    In initial years of Indian independence, the presence of stalwarts like Nehru and Patel was the biggest asset to a young nation. Often, they had diametric opposite viewpoints on same issues, as their letters to each other have shown. But unlike politicians of today, who are quick to rebel or defect, Nehru-Patel’s ‘honest disagreements’ could tackle bigger problems like integration of 500-odd princely states. Because beneath those disagreements existed unquestionable respect for each other and statesmanship. The endeavour of this essay will be to highlight the positive aspects of a ‘dishonest agreement’ and how it is a harbinger of progress in the long run.

    Often disagreements and conflicts are something hard to prevent. The causes may be genuine or even spurious. Either these sticking points can be wished away by dishonest agreement i.e. nodding of head when one doubts the proposal the other person may presented. Or the disagreement can be brought out in open with a positive mindset, so that both view holders remain on same page afterwards. The former approach has a disadvantage. Paying lip service to endorsing others’ views makes it much difficult later to proceed further as it delays problem-solving or conflict resolution. The latter approach, on the contrary ensures that any conflicting ideas, issues are resolve at the earliest before it turns into a monstrous proportions.

    The ‘honest disagreement’ can be equated with ‘constructive conflict’ i.e. a conflict that tends to result in positive outcomes, rather than roadblocks and deadlocks usually associated with clash of ideas. This is best signified in a forum like Parliament. Mere politicization of issues is opposition for opposition’s sake. On the other hand, substantive critique of govt’s policies on Parliament’s floor can result in govt opting for course correction and incorporating the suggested reforms. The policy outcome in the form of law is no wonder, stronger than before. This is a welcome progress.
    At household level too, it is disagreement with gender stereotypes and patriarchal rules that has resulted into an era where women are recognizing their true worth. They could’ve remained confined to daily chores of household, but that they
    chose to dissent was the first step towards ushering an era of equality.

    Carefully analyzing, the entire progress of civilization was made possible due to efforts of those few, who chose to question the status-quo – be it Galileo, Newton, Steve Jobs. If it was not for their unease with ‘what is’ and frank admittance of that unease, we would have been left devoid of modernity.

    Disagreements, if seen in positive light, signify how diverse ideas, viewpoints are being presented. That means concerned parties are eager to proceed further. And only when diverse angles are being explored and put into the melting pot of ideas, can one get best of the collective wisdom and experience. Indeed, if parties are courteous enough, the progression of the task at hand is likely to be smooth.

    Is it easy to disagree? Most of the times it may be not. One reason why dictatorial regimes cannot persist for long is that they stifle dissent and eliminate those who disagree with the despotic ruler. And that discontent, grows with time inevitably leading to popular uprising against the leadership. It may have been easy to ignore environmentalists viewpoints till a few years ago. But climate change rears its ugly head, policy makers are realizing today how disagreements with GDP-obsessed economists may be genuine expression of concern. That realization got reflected in Paris Accord with nations vowing to gradual phase out of carbon emissions. To disagree, it requires fearlessness of remaining firm on your stand, yet being open to arguments from the other side. The recent debate on intolerance in India was triggered by those tending to honestly disagree with one-side version of history and culture.

    Differences of opinion, however honest, need maturity of decision-makers to be handled well. If too many of such clashes exist, the handlers will perennially remain in fire-fighting mode and the progress may be paltry at best. To solve such conflicts, it may help by having a trouble shooter in the team, who can build consensus via means of debates, discussion and dialogues.

    Mary Parker Follet, a pioneer in conflict management studies, highlighted that fact that Conflict by nature is not destructive and it is the manner of handling it that decides the fate of the conflict – destructive or constructive. And if opinions are honestly expressed in good spirit, there may be a still better strategy lying beneath those conflicting ideas.

  • naren

    In ancient time people were reluctant to adapt new ideas. Many people were often having honest disagreement to brought real progress in the society. Many lost their life in bringing truth in the society. One was the Galileo who said heliocentrism was nothing to do with the faiths and moral of the Roman church. Heliocentrism means earth is not centre of the Universe which was not consider by the Roman church authority. For this theory Galileo remains in the jail rest of life and faced rigorous punishment. Now Science achieve a great height on the basis of Galileo theory like Jupiter, observation in the astronomy and science revolution in the 17th century.
    If all the people agreed with everything then no new thing will evolve like disagreement between extremists and moderates in 20th century in India brought a new form revolution that was Swadesi movement, spreading movement to all part of the country while Moderates approach was just legislative and constitutional. Swadesi movement united the West Bengal and East Bengal, which united the whole nation against the British, still this element of unity present in our blood which shown by us during many issues like recent Uttapa who survived seven days below a snow in the Siachein, every person pray for his life through out country.
    After second world war II, countries like USA , USSR , France were heading towards building stock of nuclear arms, while India were the pioneer to resist and to oppose this race of nuclear arms in 1954. The strong disagreement with super power led to the formation of Non aligned movement, with four nations to follow principle of non-interference in the internal matter of countries, not to attack any country. That time this principle seems to be useless for the arms nation but now it is most diplomatic step towards peace process which is shown by US president by visiting Hiroshima, Japan after 70 years of atom bomb attack which took millions of live and people are still survive, Syria peace process, Afghanistan dialogues and a apology by the US President for invading Libya and Iraq for a misconception of bio chemical bomb. This shows that dishonest disagreement just show one path that is destruction of life nothing else while honest disagreement is vice versa.
    In 1974 a nuclear test by the India, having honest disagreement with countries who posses it like USA, China , Russia. In reaction to India’s nuclear test a group was formed Nuclear supplier group and a treaty called Non Proliferation treaty to further stop the nuclear test by the different and take the world towards disarmament of nuclear bombs , for example US and Russian START treaty to reduce nuclear arsenal in coming years.
    The disagreement is like a vitamin for a new ideas if there is no opposition then you cannot think about more ideas. It is common perception about the government department and ministry they having lack of resource for executing work and formulating new policy but still IAS officer with their calibre bring fruitful schemes, like Free medicine schemes proposed a by IAS officer from the rajasthan government. if you have firm honest disagreement then you can bring water in the rajasthan desert areas like Indira canal.
    The disagreement is first step towards progress, we saw many people in the past who follow different path like Mahatma Gandhi non violence to get freedom.

    • ESWAR

      Do not write vague statements – in ancient time, people do not agree?????

      Uttappa was a soldier, it was solidarity of people to a brave soldiers. It happens with every soldier generally, u can write but shall not be impressive.

      Build upon construction, an orderly fashion. I suggest u to avoid generalised approach .

      Essay me dam hona chhahiye, kyon nahi ho na chhahi o tum batasakte ho. KWAR.

      • naren

        thank u for review , I do.

  • 847 Words, Please Review @disqus_hW8MOv5DYq:disqus @totaled:disqus and others!

    To start with, I am reminded of the famous novel “ The Argumentative Indian” by Dr. Amartya Sen who contested that Indians are argumentative since the earlytimes there is a general tendency to argue which often results in disagreement.

    Disagreement, per se, is not a bad concept and should be welcomed. For any organization or a country of size as larges as ours, it is almost cerain that there will be disagreement on some topic in some corner.

    Disagreement should be taken and handled with care and caution, as it can lead to wonderful output in the functioning of the group.

    However, “honest” disagreement is what every grup will actually hope for. Disagreement should not simply be predicated on asssumptions and prejudice. A dishonest disagreement can cause true that an greater damage than what an honest agreement can benefit.

    Honest disagreement implies constructive criticism; criticizing with the aim of improving upon the system and not demeaning anyone.

    This is particularly true in the case of Indian parliament where we see whenever political parties of different ideologies come together and debate in constructive manner, keeping in view national interest, the result is socially acceptable and better implemented. The parties come together and scrutinize the bill from various angles and push for reforms with a view to make it more inclusive and cohesive in nature. This opens up new dimesnions and angles and is imperative for sound decision.

    On the contrary, if disagreement is simpley based on the motive of self interest and not the group’s interest, it will lead to more friction in the group and less cohesiveness. The group will not focus entirely on the job in hand but their energy will be more directed towards spushing their disagreement agenda forward.

    Disagreement is also seen in global context wherein it has been particularly true many of the treaties and convetions have not come into force due to disagreement among a few. However, it is also true that in many cases, the powerful are not willing to concede to demands of the minority and are not open to accepting any disagreement , no matter how honest and constructive it is.

    Taking the eample in the society itself, we see multiple points of disagreement between older and younger generation, rich andpoor among others, However, when steps are taken from both directions to resolve the issue by providing constructive criticism it is often seen that result is more likely to keep most of them happy.

    Looking at the environmental angle, there is always debate between development and environment which leads to a standstill. Nowadays development projects are opposed just for the sake of it and without doing propeor Environment Impact Assessment it should be seen that the project might lead to bettwr life, employment and educational opportunities for the tribals we are trying to defend. However, at the same time, if the cost benefit ratio is in negative, appropriate steps should be taken.

    Taking the topic to the economy angle, in our country there was a continuous disagreement between RBI and Central Govt on the topic of inflation vs growth. It kept on going leading to hot debate. However now after both the parties come together, brain stormed, provided honest disagreement, they came up with Monetary Policy committee which will simply take care of the inflation. Thus in this case too, it lead to favourable outcome.

    Now, let us look at the legal angle. Particularly Judiciary. It is a known fact that disagreement is the root cause of all the court cases, be it civil or criminal. At the same time, the large number of pending court cases is also due to disagreement between the parties and the lawyers on a given law or agreement. It is true that every individual seeks to increase his benefit but consideration also needs to be doen for the poor who cannot really keep on going through this cycle. Had the disagreement been honest and simply the clash of egos and muscle power, our courts would have taken lesser time to dispose the cases leading to more justice delivery and accessibility

    Disagreement is certainly a sign of progress. For it imbibes a feeling of identity among the group members and open them up to contribute by bring in various dimensions related to the matter in hand. An honest disagreement has to be valued and appreciated by everyone in general and the leader in particular as it provides the much needed encouragement to the individuals thereby making the group more inclusive and cohesive in nature. It also leads to good decorum and environment apart from making the decision more socially acceptable.

    The world belongs to us and disagreements are nbound to happen. We can either be a leader or a member, in either case, the objective should be of maximizing the output and achieving the common goal, either through constructive criticism or through acceptance of it and deliberating upon it.

    Mahatma Gandhi was indeed correct when he said that honest Disagreement is often a sign of progress and we shall endeavor to encourage the same

    • Please Review!!

    • FinalAttempt

      wonderful multidimensional .. body is good but add make conclusion more effective.
      keep writing.. 🙂

      • Worked on increasing the word count this time! Will try to improve on conclusion next week.

        Thanks for reviewing

    • minaxi

      Hello Atin..

      SOme very simple and effective ideas you have put in your essay. Yet some areas, I would like to highlight..

      Intro- it is looking diffused introduction.. try to consolidate it in future essays. more words as well dimensions can be added, like implication, application, etc-however they are present in this essay but try to explain them more clearly.
      Disagreement based on self interest or group interest? Examiner can counter this view point- what if group disagreement is based on unreasonable argument and individual with self interest has some reasonable argument? then? Do individual have no right to disagree?
      Conclusion can be improved and it also need consolidation.

      Thanks Friend…

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  • Mrinal Mukherjee

    Rough Sketch with some Fodder points :

    “Honest Disagreement is often a good sign of progress” -Mahatma Gandhi

    Intro

    –Explain the meaning #Elaborate on the notion of ” agreeing to disagree”EG If a marriage is not working in its early stages , it is better to clear the air and sort it across the table rather than giving way to it.

    –Why and how is honest disagreement a good sign of progress ?

    # Increases tolerance and acceptance among the opposing parties
    # More the number of disagreeing parties , more the number of compromising solutions (On a larger scale say in a nation)
    # If people admit that they are not getting along , then it becomes a lot more easier to try and find a way to get along
    #Prevents the domination of a particular group (or anarchy)
    #It unearths the flaws of the system from a wider perspective

    Instances where honest disagreement has been a good sign of progress :

    #Mahatmas’ Non Cooperation and CDMs in ousting the colonizers had garnered the support of thousands. => Independence
    #RN Tagores’ disapproval in accepting Maculay’s Minutes to modernize Indian Education=>Creation of Shantiniketan
    #Raghuram Rajans’ frank denial to cut down the rates despite of repetitive requests from banks =>Economic stability
    #Constitution has also empowered the citizens through Art 19 and 20 ( freedom of speech and exp and to form peaceful associations) which has given way to a constructive and healthy criticism on the governments policies.Eg Public Resentment against the recent taxing of the EPF can be highlighted

    How can the spirit of participating in an honest disagreement be enhanced

    #Promoting more frankness and openness in any relation be it citizen-govt or within the members of the family or society in general
    #Discussing the issue with a wider audience would facilitate solutions from multiple dimensions
    #More forums like MyGov that clear the ground to express one’s honest disagreement

    Conclusion

    –Summary of the essay WITHOUT adding any new points

    • Mrinal Mukherjee

      Pls add your points as well 🙂

    • I4anI

      Can you please review mine?

  • Vats Ujjwal

    “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress”

    Since the dawn of human civilization, we have continuously evolved from a nomadic group of individuals to form a society and ultimately establishing various countries and nations. Establishment of modern societies would not have happened without overcoming differences and disagreements on various issues between different components of the society. And whenever such disagreements had occurred it had slowed down the pace of progress. But the outcome of progress would surely depend on the type of disagreement. That is whether the base of disagreement was honesty or dishonesty.

    It is often said that honest disagreement, where the basis of disagreement is by abiding to the tenets of truthfulness, highlights the loopholes in the decision making which brings transparency and results into formulation of more fruitful policy. These policies and actions arising out of honest disagreements benefit individual, society, and country at large and add to their progress on social, economic and political fronts.

    On the other hand if the basis of disagreement is dishonesty then it halts the process of progress and further aggravates the situation leading to loss of time, energy, capital, peace and life. If viewed from the world’s perspective of politics it escalates tensions between nations and disturbs regional peace.

    In the present scenario the conflicts in middle east, turmoil in west Asia, tensions in south china sea, boundary disputes between nations etc can be seen as a consequence of dishonest disagreement between the conflicting parties. Only the scale of dishonesty varies. One with more resources and power tends to increase one’s hegemony by suppressing the rights of others.

    China, which often tends to derecognize the sovereign rights of the bordering countries of the south china sea on their respective continental shelves, always asserts its authority in the region. It not only denies their genuine rights but also undermines the authority of the United Nations Convention on Law of Seas(UNCLOS). It is testament to the dishonest policy of China.

    Similarly the vested interests of USA, Russia and Turkey have aggravated the situation in Syria and Iraq. USA supporting the rebel groups in Syria, Russia supporting the Assad’s government and Turkey providing resources to the militant group ISIS has aggravated the situation in Syria and Iraq. It has obliterated the regional peace and triggered a large scale exodus from the region to the safer countries. Also it is becoming a matter of security concern for the whole world.

    Moving away from the world’s perspective and realizing it from India’s perspective the role of honest disagreement becomes more vital. And that too in the background of a country which had witnessed the spectre of partition, led by the lust of power and followed by unleashing of a communal holocaust which costed millions of lives and further cemented the roots of communalism in the country. The root which ran so deeper that India today also faces some form of riots on communal lines.

    Just after the partition the biggest challenge for India was to come up with a constitution which could bring unity among the diverse groups withing India and help them remain together. The constituent assembly which took upon itself the task of drafting the constitution took part in active debates where disagreements were addressed carefully. And in most cases the disagreements were having honest base. They addressed every minute issue in detail and made sure that no individual is treated unequally under the provisions of the constitution.

    Today India boasts of being biggest democracy of the world and had witnessed progress on many fronts from the pre independence era. Our pillars of democracy that is Executive, Legislative and Judiciary are often seen on various occasions being engulfed in various levels of disagreements. Whether Supreme court reprimanding executive for not doing its duty properly or strucking down the legislation on the basis of violation of constitutional principles is healthy for the progress of the nation. It cements the roots of the democracy in the country and assures that the rule of law and natural justice prevail in the country.

    Adhering to the basis of honest disagreements the problem which India faces today can be solved on a rationale basis. There are various disagreements over the allocation of resources. Many have different opinions that the resources shall focus on the growth of the nation and many have their opinion that more resources shall be vested into the economic development of the nation.

    In this context the issue of eradicating poverty, reducing levels of unemployment, reducing income inequalities and reducing regional disparities seems to be of paramount importance. And the organs of government shall always strive towards solving these issues. There shall not be any promotion of crony capitalism in the country.

    The onus of bringing progress in the country not only lies on the organs of government but also on the individuals. We as individuals have our own ambitions and try to achieve our own level of progress. Meanwhile we often tend to forget our social obligations. It leads to further disagreements between individuals. So our steps shall always be analysed from the perspective of society as a whole. It will not only contribute to the development of an individual but also to the development of society and overall the nation.

    • FinalAttempt

      – please dont initiate with ‘Since” ( please confirm)
      – ur intro is good..
      – please add balanced view it looks u considered only 1 side.

      • Vats Ujjwal

        Thanks for your review..Is there any wrong notion when starting with “Since”?

        I found it some difficult to conclude with a more balanced approach. I will compare with other mates also. Thanks again for your review.

    • FinalAttempt

      also u covered many points that is good.. keep writing

      • sankar

        FRNDS RVW mine plz…thanks

    • minaxi

      Hello Ujjwal..
      I like your intro part.. But, if essay have less diversity, it become monotonous and may be examiner will not like this thing.
      Try to include various aspect of disagreement. Introduction is good. India part is also good. disagreement on world part- actually, we must refrain ourself from direct attacking or accusing any country. Your words were looking little harsh on west and China..if possible plz try to adopt diplomatic language, if issue is complicated and evidence less.
      Try to bring importance of disagreement on various level, like economy, personal ,social etc.
      Conclusion seems offline, hence have chances of improvement.
      It is critical review.. But it does not mean, your essay id not good. It is good,, but I told about the areas, which ”I think ” can be improved.

      Thanks .. 🙂

      • Vats Ujjwal

        Thanks for bringing out the flaws..I agree with your views regarding diverification of issues..will surely inculcate in future essays..and my views regarding west and china seems highly critical so I should have been more diplomatic..thanks again for your review 🙂

  • Cool buddy

    This famous quote is said by Mahatma gandhi,who believed that every one may be its a individual and institutions,should have honest disagreement if it signify the sign of progress.we are living in worlds largest democracy where Everyone has its own opinion and if that opinion is progressive it must be inculcated and welcomed.

    In our history we have witnessed many such incident which led to honest disagreement like Br ambedkar supported the caste reservation to eradicate the socio economic condition of Dalits,which were opposed by nehru ji who supported the reservation for poor thereby determined by the economic condition of people. This honest disagreement by nehru ji compelled many social scientist and jurist to consider the economic condition of individual for determining reservation.

    The recent sedition case which were imposed on Jnu student,where large number of social activist and leaders opposed and disagreed over the use of sedition law by the government,Therefore the government has composed the committee to review the British made sedition law in the light of right to freedom of expression.
    In our day to day life we discuss many things which has some positive and negative attributes and the one who criticizes other put his own way of argument which led to two set of opinion and the one who honestly disagree leads a progressive life because of the introspection and the better choices he made.

    The bitter relation between India and Pakistan is the result of dishonest agreement on the part of Pakistan,India has always initiated a peace talk to make a healthy relationship with Pakistan but Pakistan has always deceived India by attacking on India sovereignty and harms its reputation globally,The USA president barack obama had publicly said that Pakistan must disorganized all its radical group and terrorist camp.

    we are living in a diversified society where everyone is divided among caste line ,sex ,place of birth and each presents its own set of argument according to his or her intellectual power,But our law of land i.e. Constitution of India recognizes and presents the set of belonging and humanity which signify only honest disagreement and not the dishonest one.

    In the 18th century our society was static and the societal norm and standards was very rigid but due to passage of time,It changed very fast like when raja ram mohan roy opposed the sati pratha and idol ship many conservative at that time dishonestly agreed by the views of raja ram mohan roy.But british government intially disagree but later on enacted the sati abolition act ,Therefore by this example we can say that honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

    • TDP abhimani

      nice reas………review mine if possible…………

  • minaxi

    “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress”

    Progress and honest Disagreement, both are interrelated term, progress implies the positive change in present or future pont of time while comparing it to the past or present situation respectively. And by analysing the changing agent closely, it is easy to see, that honest disagreement with present situation is in core of this positive change.

    Disagreement refers to the different even contradictory opinion about a single subject matter.And when various entities have different opinion about a subject matter, it give birth to debate and deliberation from various dimensions. And subject matters may vary from individual importance to social importance to national and international importance.It may also have metaphysical aspect as well as practicle approch.

    What makes an disagreement an honest disagreement- Before knowing the importance of disagreement, It is necessary to understand that, what are factors, which makes a disagreement an honest disagreement? Since an honest disagreement must be based on genuine and reasonable ground on prior basis.And it must be keep in mind that, disagreement is not a battle, where one has to always win. An honest disagreement give due respect to opposite view while presenting own view with reasonable and solid arguments. Most of time, it means to compromise by both parties on their stand to reach a widely accepted view point or path by including most relevant aspect of different opinion.

    Likewise, in past, disagreement by various economist on socialist form of economy and role of government in market and economy. And this disagreement resulted into debate over benefits and drawbacks of socialism as well as capitalist form of economy and govt role. In modern world, while market and economies are largely capitalist but noone can deny the importance of state for welfare of people and facilitator of business . It was a compromise between both ideologies. Since, capitalism is necessary to enhance the capital formation, technological advancement and wealth generation in an economy for development purpose. while state role as socialist element and facilitator ensures that deprived and marginalised section do not leave behind in this progress, and sustainability of environment and inclusiveness of economic growth can be ensured.

    And if, disagreement are not based rational and logical argument, they become verbal and hollow in nature. The debate based on these agreement are mostly to defeat other’s ideology or viewpoint, rather than presenting their own viewpoint. It becomes win or loss game and resulted into conflict and chaos, which eventually hinder the smooth progressive process at various level from individual to social to economic.

    At individual level, unreasonable argument between husband and wife causes the weakened family ties and relationship. In recent time, Indian public has witnessed that how many times, progressive legislation related to economies and social improvement has been hindered in name of disagreement like Goods and services Act, Uniform civil code etc.

    Is Disagreement necessary for progress? To be fair, Disagreement is not crucial for progressive ideas.But Honest disagreement is necessary to develop critical and rational thinking, which is vital for progress. It creates the base for debate, and through which various issues can be discussed and their positive and negative impact on various stake holders like individual, society, environment and economy can be comprehended more effectively. It also teaches us the quality of non-violence,tolerance and respect for different point of view. It also help us to bridge the gap between majority and minority cultures and religions. It is the quality which makes democracy -a most effective method of governance in multicultural and diverse society. It s the quality which makes, diversity is an asset for country rather than liability.

    At international stage, where unreasonable disagreement is creating the problems of terrorism, migration, racial discrimination. An honest disagreement can help to bring people from different continent and culture to debate over socio-economic and political issues of international importance, which will make globalization more fruitful for every country on globe, rather than biased to some developed and more dominant countries.Therefore, honest disagreement leads to the process which embodies and encourage fruitful discussion rather than open confrontation.

    How can one honestly disagree? It is indeed a difficult thing to disagree with an applauded and powerful ideology or action. And it requires lot of courage and logic to be honestly disagree. It is most important thing to notice that, one must be frame his/her argument in this way, so that they seems to disagree with the ideas or action rather than the person who hold them. And most strongest and reasonable disagreement is based on evidences and facts. One has to be a good listener too in order to effectively present their argument.

    But, along with courage and logical thinking, it is also necessary to have a conductive environment which give freedom of thinking and expression. In ancient world where monarchy rule was prevalent, hardly anyone could gather the courage to disagree with rule, if anyone did, the death was the likeliest fate. And it is true even in many dictatorship and autocratic countries and the regions where, terrorism is prevalent in modern days.

    However, Persuasive nature of disagreement and collective approach can provide the desired result in longer duration.RajaRam Mohan roy and B.R Ambedkar are the most ideal example of persuasive disagreement with the that time prevalent social and cultural practices and rituals.They faced lot of difficulties and challenges from dominant groups to do away social stigmas and prejudices of margenalised and discriminated groups of women and Dalits respectively.And result can be seen in progress in form of constitutional and legal safeguards to these groups and social progress in form of more acceptance and equality in social and economic sphere. Disagreement is still there with present situation so as the need of progress.

    Disagreement and debate are the instrument to ensure a more progressive society and t help to establish a balance between contradictory interest of various groups and entities. It help bring equality and removal of discrimination based on arbitrary ground. It continuously motivate human being to do better and best and to continue on the path of progress by rectifying past mistakes while carrying own the positive aspects, attributes and traits of our past culture and society.

    Plz review…

    • Well written, laid too much emphasis on description of dishonest disagreement and lesser on other aspects of it.

      Overall language is good and well presented but I feel should have taken more dimensions in account.

      Kindly review mine too. 🙂

    • Shaktimaan

      gr8 minaxi!!
      ur 2nd lasr para>>awsome paartt!!!
      dis tym u bend ur maximum portion toward philo gyan>> try to balance it!! waise u olways gv more weight age to example portion is tym km q kia>> do adjust with philo:)
      question ans writting sty le good one>> bt bahut mix sa tha >> hr ek k sath example hota chahe reality/pol/soc/eco se juda to yeh b wow!! bn jata >> nt lyk ur last one essays:)
      thank u:)
      waise han y privacy>> bahut difficult hota aise dhundhna jb aapka net slow ho to:D

      • minaxi

        Thanks Shaktimaan…
        I’ll improve.. And Privacy..even I do not know, why it was there .. rectified… 🙂
        Thanks again Friend.. 🙂

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    • vijay- the ray of hope

      VERY WELL WRITTEN AND BALANCED CONCLUSION
      WHAT IS GOOD THING ABOUT US IS THAT WE HAVE INCLUDED RAJA RAM MOHAN ROY AND AMBEDKAR
      NICE MINAXI …….TRY INCLUDE MORE DIMENSIONS WILL COMPLETE UR ESSAY

    • Vats Ujjwal

      Hiii…Your essay is very good..it has touched upon various aspects..You have defined the correlation between disagreements and progress very well..and breaking topics in the form of simple questions is also a nice approach..in international issues few example could be given to bring more clarity..rest all is nice.

      plz review mine. Thanks.

    • CSE2016 aspirant (ABG)

      Nicely written

    • amrendra

      nicly written minaxi jeee

    • Nupur

      Hi Minaxi:)

      Intro is nice. in second para i thin example is missing. i mean to say that yo can give example of any political , theological thought as you have mentioned them. it might make you argument more clear.

      In 3rd para “…Most of time, it means to compromise by both parties on their stand to reach a widely accepted view …..” is it always widely accepted view? i think not always.

      In 5th para you have given examples related to 4th para. so why have you changed para here. A new para should bring altogether new argument.

      6th para is the best one and tolerance point is wonderful. but i personally think that tolerance value should come a little earlier as it is the basic necessity to form a atmosphere of disagreement. but overall it makes good impression.

      overall very nice. keep it up:))

      • minaxi

        Hii Nupur..
        Thanks Yaar…. You should also post your essay Dear.

    • Aravind Varier

      Dear minaxi ,

      I am going to create a ROUGH DRAFT for this essay before giving a detailed review :

      ROUGH DRAFT :

      1) Introduction :

      (a) you have given a basic explanation on the relationship between progress and disagreement in the first paragraph and when a disagreement arise in the second paragraph .

      2) What are the reasons that make a disagreement an ” Honest disagreement ”

      (a) you have said disagreements should be based out of genuine and reasonable ground .

      3) positive aspect of Honest Disagreement

      (a) its leads to compromise between two parties

      (b) honest disagreement leads to the process which embodies and encourage fruitful discussion rather than open confrontation.

      4) when disagreements becomes DISHONEST disagreements

      (a) said about unreasonable disagreements leading to problems like terrorism , migration , racial discrimination at international level .

      (b) at individual level you cited the example of husband and wife and the cause of weakened family relationship

      5) Is Disagreements necessary for progress

      (a) you have talked about various positive aspect of Honest Disagreements .

      6) How can one Honestly Disagree ?

      (a) And it requires lot of courage and logic to be honestly disagree.

      (b) you are telling the persons should not be influenced by others ideas while disagreeing but have to have a frame their own view point which lead to honest disagreement .

      (c) he/she should also be a good listener that makes him/her capable of disagreeing honestly

      (d) also focusing on the political environment that allows one to disagree .

      7) Different ways of putting honest disagreements into practice .

      (a) talked about the persuasive approach followed B. R Ambedkar and Raja Ram mohan roy

      8) conclusion – talking about the advantages of disagreement by citing to establish a balance between contradictory interest of various groups and entities .

      MY DETAILED REVIEW :

      1) In the first paragraph , you said progress and honest disagreement are interrelated but did not write any statement to support your argument .

      this is the problem if we try to explain the meaning directly .

      2) The explanation on the arising of disagreements is good 🙂

      3) when you want to tell about the reasons that makes a disagreement an honest disagreement . you should bring out the context of this part from an example or a event and give a slight reference to direct explanation on the subject which should substantiate your example .

      To make it clear :

      first write an example which brings the context of the statement that you want to convey and then support your example with direct explanation if you feel the example is lacking in bringing the context of the statement that you want to convey .

      THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT ASPECT TO MAKE THE READER ATTRACTED TO YOUR ESSAY .

      The drawback that i could see in your essay is of dedicating a paragraph solely for the explanation and later dedicating another paragraph for example .

      you should blend examples and explanation together .

      a practical example : If you go to a hotel and you ordered vegetable curry . the waiter brings the vegetable curry and place in front of you and say madam ” I haven’t added any salt to this curry ,so please add salt to this curry according to your taste ”
      similarly you are writing explanation ( vegetable curry ) and example ( salt ) in separate paragraphs and asking the examiner to correlate the example with your explanation .

      If the examiner add ( more salt ) his/her views to your explanation ( vegetable curry ) then it will reduce your marks .

      So make sure you give an excellent vegetable curry ( a proper blend of explanation and example ) that is tasting good which automatically brings happiness in the mind of the examiner. I hope you got my point .

      This is an important aspect to improve the flow of the essay .

      4) you mixed up certain aspects of your essay .A error in sequencing the essay

      you are talking about unreasonable argument at international level leading to dishonest disagreements under the section ” Is disagreements necessary for progress ” ( I have written the CORRECT sequence in the ROUGH DRAFT created for this reply and please compare ” at the international level ” point with the sequence in the ROUGH DRAFT with that of its position in the essay . You would easily identify the mistake for yourself .

      example : If you go to a Hotel , the waiter is expected to serve the soup as a starter before the meals and similarly the waiter should also serve ice cream( desserts ) after the meals .

      so the sequence should be

      Mushroom soup in the beginning followed by ( chapati + vegetable curry ) then later Butterscotch ice cream . the order is very important .

      But in your essay you are trying to give mushroom soup between the ( chapati + vegetable curry ) .

      the examiner will surely reduce the marks, if you serve mushroom soup while he/she is enjoying ( chapati + vegetable curry )

      PLEASE SEQUENCE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR ESSAY PROPERLY 🙂

      5) how and when should one disagree is properly explained 🙂

      6) I did not understand why you are telling about persuasive disagreements of B.R Ambedkar and raja ram mohan roy

      you are clearly telling in the first part of the essay , about the framing of arguments by the person without being influenced by other and then later you are telling the importance of persuasive approach .
      I find this paragraph deviated from the demand of the essay .

      7) Conclusion is more looking like the advantages of honest disagreement rather than the importance of the quote for a human being and society as a whole . please try to improve your conclusion .

      From my research in essay writing , i personally felt, giving an ETHICAL touch to the conclusion will make your conclusion look more practical as well as help you avoid repeating the contents that you have said in the preceding paragraphs .

      ALL THE BEST MY DEAR FRIEND 🙂

      • Unformidable

        Please review mine as its my first eassy and i need insights on it.
        You review excellent !

      • minaxi

        Hello Aravind…

        Your rough draft is looking more in order than my essay.But This rough draft is similar to mine, but I did not write sub-topics.
        Yes Actually, whenever, I tried to convey philosophy and example simultaneously, Than, It does not look like orderly write-up and there is another problem to flow maintenance. Well, I will try to write next essay accordingly.

        And I added second last paragraph because, many times, we felt that there is no environment for disagreement. and accept the present fate without fighting. or many times give-p in midway. But persuasive nature of deterrence will yield, If, your efforts and arguments are in right direction and accompanied with your courage and perseverance.

        Ethical touch in conclusion is good idea. But it must not appear out of line from essay. I personally like to end my essay with optimistic and positive note. WHich leave the reader to think more . Not about the essay but about subject matter. However, till now, i am struggling to give that note in my essay conclusion.

        Thanks.. 🙂

  • ACS

    “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress”
    Human nature is very unique because everyone has unique way of thinking. This thinking is often influenced by their social, economic and political aspect of life. And due to this their thinking varies and people have disagreements about a idea or decision or anything else which affect them or their moral wisdom.
    Having different viewpoints on a matter is good as it throw light to different aspects of that matter. We get to know that how a decision will affect different groups of the society.
    Whenever there is a disagreement over any decision, then it shows that the various stakeholders will be getting affected differently. This disagreement shows that people are following the government decisions; they are taking part in the participative democracy actively or passively. Ultimately this is the goal of democracy.
    As given in our laws, i.e., Forest rights act, Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Area act, that before granting the mining lease to any company in the forest area, this decision have to be passed by the Gramsabha of the affected village or the Gramsabha of the cluster of the villages and if the Gramsabha disagrees then mining permission will not be given. We have seen in many of these cases in resource rich states of Orissa, Jharkhand that many Gramsabha disagrees, concerning the protection o the forest, wildlife and the ecosystem, benefiting society at large. This shows that how those villages as an institution have progressed keeping in the mind the past when they had not any say in these matters.
    Disagreements often give rise to the best possible solution, but it should be an honest one. Judicial review which is a result of the disagreement between the constitutional provisions and the executive action is a feature which has resulted in many good rulings which have strengthened the very idea of democracy. Be it the recent Uttarakhand assembly case where the governor of the respective state had recommended for the imposition of president rule before giving chance to the ruling party to prove its majority.
    But when the disagreement is not honest, when they are not backed by proper reason, then they create chaos, they impede the progress of the society. They result in the poor function of the institutions.
    Many a times it has been seen that the opposition parties opposes the important bills presented by the ruling party just for the sake of opposing. To show their disagreement, sometimes they disturb the business of the parliament resulting in the loss to the exchequer and delay in the passing of those bills, which if passed, could have benefitted the society at large.
    But if the same thing is done in little different way, like expressing their disagreement peacefully during discussion, maintaining the discipline of the house, then it will be effective. Their disagreement should be backed by valid reasons. They should propose or suggest suitable amendments to overcome the disagreement then this will be fruitful to all. This will strengthen the credibility of the respective institution and will contribute in the progress of the country.
    Many a time it has been seen that there is disagreement between the reserve bank of India (RBI) and the government regarding the decision taken by RBI. RBI’s decisions sometime go against the populist policy of the government. This causes disagreement, but those actions of the RBI are necessary for improving the economic environment of the country.
    Sometimes disagreement leads to revolutionise the society as we have seen in the past. The idea of equality, liberty and fraternity from the French revolution, or the overthrow of suppressing Czar regime in Russian revolution, they were result of the disagreement of the common people and the ruling society. We can see and observe that how these revolutions have influenced our modern society. Had these not happen, we might have been living in very different societies where anyone might not have fundamental rights of equality, freedom.
    In our day to day life, upon introspection, we can find that many of our action may not be in the correct line where they should be. Then our consciousness may have conflict and different conflicting thoughts will be in disagreement with one another, but if we can find the honest one which have valid reason with it, and if we can correct our future action according to them we can achieve success, peace and what not. If we don’t take any learning from them or if those disagreement are vague, then they will affect our thought process badly and we can’t progress in life.
    So we can conclude that honest disagreement backed by valid reasons will always lead us to a progressive path, and if followed will benefit us and society at large.

  • sankar

    PLZ RVW FRNDS

    “HONEST DISAGREEMENT IS OFTEN A GOOD SIGN FOR PROGRESS”

    Like the diverse and varied number of creatures, flora and fauna created by the Almighty on the earth, the mind, thoughtfulness and sense of every creature of the earth also vary from one entity to other. In the beautiful creation, the creation of human being is the most valuable and unique achievement. As knowledge, perception or sense and thoughtfulness of an individual varies to other, it impacted significantly in every aspect of life while one individual interacts and come in contact to other whether in personal, social, economic, political, cultural and other parameter of human endeavor.

    Here, before going to deal with the impact of disagreement in different aspects of life, a little insight on disagreement is essential. Disagree-ment connotes to have different views about a particular thing and an issue or not being agreed on a particular proposal and a judgement by different persons. Although in this situation, there may be high probability that disagreement may be self-motivated and influenced by vested interest. On the other hand, if disagreement is in the form of honest disagreement then there is a high chance that a disagreement may be for good cause and towards well-being of the society in large.

    From here, let me begin the role and implication of honest disagreement over the different facets of life. As children are the basis of formation of individuals, society and nation, disagreement also begins from the very same stage of life; say for example a mother often take care of child for keeping his/her physical and mental growth in good order. But this task is not easy one and a mother has often undergo through refusal or disagreement from child to consume some particular medicine, nutritious food items like milk etc and physical message etc. But despites this denial, a mother continue to do every requisite work required for children in order to keep them strong and healthy. Similarly, after growing up, children insisted parents to allow him/her to drive vehicles, motor cycles etc but parents often disagree with children’s demands. Like this in family and society, many such issues arise which create different kinds of honest disagreements for good cause of family. On the occasion of festival like DIWALI, CHATH PUJA etc, children insisted to buy highly explosive crackers but parents refused to do so and this honest disagreement often save children from being victim of unfortunate events like KOLLAM incident.

    In other sphere of socio-cultural and religious activities, the role of honest disagreement is also of high importance which can be seen in maintaining high discipline and regard towards each other religion and sects. For example a block in Samastipur district where on the occasion of MUHARRAM, the local administration allows a silent procession of ‘MUHARRAM’ near a temple while ‘jagran’ is on. Despites the demand from Muslim community to have freedom on making merry on muharram, the administrators disagree thus set example of mutual happiness and joy and maintaining peace and law and order. Recently, allowing women to enter into the garbhagriha of shani temple and perform ritual is a good sign of empowering women by equalizing them.

    Also to continue this type of work, there requires a very robust and effective law and better and effective implementation. To maintain law and order, there requires clear and effective laws in the society. These effective and balanced provisions come only after the effective, unbiased and efficient functioning of three organs of the parliamentary system. Honest disagreement of law makers on opposition from upper caste over the issue of reservation to certain section of people like the SCs and the STs have paved way for the special care for such historically deprived and disadvantaged groups. In the recent time, the world is living under the awkward of terrorist groups like ISIS, Al Qaeda and others and mind washing of youth by these groups, the Indian Muslim clerics unequivocally rejected the propaganda of such groups and called for complete refusal to them are sign of honest disagreement.

    The role of honest disagreement in Indian history is also paramount importance. On the issue of appointing white man, the chairman of INC, there has been disagreement but the core members of INC continued in the same fashion in order to avoid direct attacks of the authorities. This gave ample space for the INC to grow and over the time to become robust force to drive out British. Later Gandhi’s refusal to continue NCM after ‘CHAURI-CHAURA CASE’ was also a sign of saving INC and the prominent leaders from direct conviction and arrest.

    However, is it true that honest disagreement in Toto beneficial or good sign for progress? The various instances disfavor this stand. In the first case, historically it has been seen that various Muslim and Hindu religious heads and spiritual teachers have stressed on preserving traditional culture, practices and custom and complete distance from modern practices led to the stagnant or relatively poor growth of social, economic and political growth of such society.

    In another case, during wartime an army of a country knows the capability and capacity of their armed forces and strength of their personnel vis-à-vis their opponents. The chief of the army finds that their strength is not equable with the opponent and then they refused to fight war. This situation raises the indiscipline and immoral act of army in the form abstaining from performing their defined duty. In the social circumstance, honest disagreement with children’s demand often lead to unfortunate incidents like suicide, domestic violence(due to delay or unfulfilling of dowry demand, gift etc), wedge between spousal life, conflict between two community etc. At national level, there is often a conflict over the issue of water sharing in right way but there is often disagreement between upper riparian and lower riparian state. In this case, there may be chance of conflict between the concerned countries which may lead to loss of large scale human casualties, loss of property, flora and fauna.

    THE WAY FORWARD

    There should be a mutual consensus agreement and widespread conversation and discussion before coming to conclusion over an issue. These issues may be of individual, social, economic, political and cultural aspects. In the process of formulating a plan, there must be redressal of the concern of every section of society and due regard plan. There should be always efforts to resolve any issue through deliberate discussion and consensus building. There must be judicious use of available resources, equal respect and regard for every section of people and person in the society. There should be a sense of fraternity and brotherhood and cooperation, coordination and collaboration for every good effort which can fetch good fortune to the humanity, flora and fauna of the earth.

    In the conclusion, disagreement has played a great role in every aspect of social, economical and political life of a person in particular and society in general. As a child is the basis of a family, and an individual and a family is a basis of a society and every person has different mind and view over a particular issue, disagreement may occur. But this disagreement must be for good cause and must not be based on the principle of well-being of humanity and not on vested interest. In every field, people must try to resolve disagreement through discussion, deliberation and mutual consensus at the earliest so that potential time and energy could be channelized to complete other important works or to resolve other issues.

    • Eswar Sai

      Hi lord shiva (sankar), i don’t find introduction to be apt, it is like beating around the bush instead of beating the bush.

      But the second para of explaining the essence of the quote is very nice and it directly hit the nail. I don’t think children’s example in the form of disagreement by their parents is suited to this quote and i think this disagreement is between the people who knows the things (not children who are innocent and unaware of world). Moreover Kollam incident is not related to children and parents but improper storage of crackers (i think you too know it), children playing with crackers may not lead to such a huge accident. Also army incident also not apt, instead there are many good examples to write as others wrote.

      As you mentioned children there you can write as “Todays children are tomorrow’s citizens”, debate and discuss, the two fundamental pillars of our democracy can be incorporated in them from childhood by parents,school etc for the bright progress of our country in future.

      Water sharing issue is nice, mention the name also like SYL(Sutlej Yamuna Link) Canal between Punjab and Haryana where Punjab is disagreeing water to haryana (this is not honest disagreement but the one with vested interests by Punjab) and this shows you are well aware of current happenings. Sorry for being very critical, hope you take it for your benefit. ATB friend.

      • sankar

        agreed frnds for you detailed rvw…………..thanks a ton………..every criticism is welcome……….ATB……lol……….
        frnds my page becomes unresponsive after few minutes …………if any clue plz share……………..because for that reasion i could not rvw anyone’s…….thanks

    • Shaktimaan

      hi sankar!!
      sir??>> itni izzat ni dete bhai:D
      my view:)
      -see u have content to show bt that is not presented in well mannered way>> try to maintain some rhythm>> like history portion comes first and then organise according to ur further demand:)
      -though u have content bt try to bring some essance on it >> i mean like ur 3rd and 4th para both are on same line try to differentiate with inclusion of different spheres/dimensions:)
      -ur way forward wala portion z cooool:)
      – u may disagree with my review if found of no use just through it out:)
      we al r learners>>keep learning:)
      thank u:)

      • sankar

        thanks bro for detailed rvw ……………i will work on your suggestion………..lol.

    • Vijay Krishna

      bhai yaar kisi bhi essay ko likhne ke liye
      1.o topic ke bare me likhe
      2.o topic kya hai
      3.history se relate karen
      4.kucch present evidence de us topic ke bare me
      5.kuchh bato se contradictio kare
      6.last me conclusion de
      aise essay taiyar hota hai use simple words to convince readers
      ye child family ke bare me kya likh rahe hain kuch ministrial decision like inland water pact se contradict karen kyonki aapko des ke vikas ke bare me likhne hai in the light of topic given demande by upsc

      • sankar

        thanks for structudetail rvw. e…….i will work on your suggestion…………keep rvwing………..ATB.

  • Himanshu nn

    Honest Disagreements is often a good sign of progress

    It is rightly said that an honest no is thousand times better than a fake yes. Disagreement involves two parties submitting their differing opinions or ideas on a particular point of discussion. These two parties may be two individuals, two groups of peoples, two countries or even as abstract as two schools of thought. Moreover, honest disagreement denotes disagreement not just for the sake of it or to demean the other party but with a clear understanding of the underlying differences and a developmental motive. On trying to connect honest disagreement with progress, one glaring example which comes to mind is the disagreement between science and religion.

    There was a time when the earth was assumed to be flat and was considered as the centre of the universe. All our sufferings and pains were attributed to wrath of God due to our sinful acts. When we treated rain as a gift from the Almighty and even prayed for it. When only a certain class of people decided what was right and that too based on some writings and scriptures, without even questioning the very idea of its origin. Nobody except a few enquired and disagreed with the convention. These outlaws, immortal in the historical texts, became the torch-bearers of rational thinking. Vasco-da-Gama proved that the earth was not flat, Copernicus showed people that we were not at the centre of everything. The idea of rational thinking prodded people to think beyond the convention and practices. Ask why and how. Learn and discover and invent. And not to accept anything just for the sake of it. The world saw people with different ideas. Soon almost everything was being studied and the people started finding answers to their pains and sufferings and the yet unknowns became knowns. This was the time when we started taming the nature. From then onwards we have never looked back. Passing through the industrial age to present day IT age we have witnessed progress in almost every sphere of our life. But remember it all began with an honest disagreement.

    Not only in the field of science progress in other areas also required, if not necessitated, a disagreement with convention. Socrates’ radical idea of justice clearly was a progress in the thinking of how justice was conceived at the time. Equality, liberty and fraternity proposed by the French Revolution sowed seed for a new type of society.

    In economic sphere where productivity is given high regard disagreements and discussions are ubiquitous. Before taking any economic decision a lot of brain storming is done. Different parties float their different ideas. Every minute detail is paid heed to from different perspectives. And the option with optimum profit is chosen. Clearly, it promotes competition and diversification and thus acts as a sign of progress.

    Between individuals also an honest disagreement is quite helpful for both the parties. It allows them to put forward their own thinking. To discuss and debate the pros and cons of those and if a consensus is not reached then pursue and develop their own thoughts. Thus, in effect it provides space for diversity of thoughts. Also, it is better to disagree whole-heartedly than to follow it half-heartedly as it not only increases the productivity but also saves time from thinking the what-ifs.

    But it is not always fruitful to be disagreeing. Sometimes we need to compromise for the greater good. International relations is one interesting example where this is manifested. Diplomatic talks do not include mere honest disagreements but a lot of tactfulness is implemented too. Also, when a situation of quid pro quo arises one has sometimes to do what one would otherwise never do. But all these are done keeping in mind the longer term greater good for the country. Acceptance of loans given by IMF based on its terms leaning in favour of a capitalistic economy by India during 1991 BOP crisis is one example where India did what it never intended to do in the first place. Although being a follower of mixed economy it accepted the terms instead of outright rejecting them.

    Also, in trying to keep a friendly relationship with Pakistan, India is acting maturely. India knows that with a hostile neighbour it will not be able to focus on its development completely. Thus, although India is having some disagreements with Pakistan, still it is always smiling and trying to befriend Pakistan.

    It is evident that honest disagreement is a good sign of progress. It provides the opportunity to different parties to propose their ideas. It encourages diversity of thoughts. In addition to these, it propels competition to a whole new level which causes innovation to start playing a significant role to generate new ideas. However, for greater good it is sometimes better to act contrary and should not show disagreements. Instead of outright rejection one should consider the ideas tactfully. In doing so also the essence is preserved and not destroyed and progress is not compromised.

    • FinalAttempt

      ur 2nd part is unique .. but u missed many imp points related to socio economic .. keep writing.

      • Himanshu nn

        thanks..

    • May2017

      Whatever u wanted to put down, u put it down well, its about capturing more information in few words, I think that is missing. Try to make your point with strong argument, india Pakistan has no such strong argument. You could have added many more dimensions. No one can capture the whole thing in an essay, yet lot more could have been done. Just my thoughts!! Thanks for the review. While I believe in self assessment, we should be able to convince most who read the essay, only then it can be called a good essay. Thanks again!

      • Himanshu nn

        thanks

    • ESWAR

      I would conclude after reading ur essay that u have ability to do reasoning, criticism. Only missing is multi dimensional with more real egs. Can we attract anyone with more philosophy?

      • Himanshu nn

        thanks for the review. i didn’t get your question. could you explain what u said.

        • ESWAR

          I meant ur philosophical perspective is nice but socio economic plus specific examples could have written here.

          • Himanshu nn

            thanks man…… i will try to incorporate your suggestions in my next writing….hope to see u again next week….cheers

            • Himanshu nn

  • Abhilash M Gowda

    “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress”

    As this great saying is of Mahatma Gandhi’s i would like add one instance from the life of Gandhi itself.
    Once a women came to meet Gandhi with her small kid to the ashram,she met Gandhi and requested him to tell some good words to his kid about the bad habit of eating more sugar.But Gandhi thought for a while and disagreed to advice the kid and asked the women to come after some days.
    After some days the women again came to Gandhi and asked about the advice,this time Gandhi told few good words and its ill effects of consuming more sugar to the kid.Now the women was surprised to see the great thinker took so many days time to tell these words and asked Gandhi about it.
    Then Gandhi told “In spite i was a great consumer of sugar since my childhood till the day came to me first time.So being an wrong doer i cant advice some one about the same thing which is wrong according to ethics.So i first tried myself from decreasing the consumption of sugar and now left totally,then i called you to advice the kid”.
    This shows Gandhi’s honest disagreement which lead to good sign of progress both to himself and to the kid also.

    Honest disagreement is a thing which is related to ethics of the person who disagrees,will judge whether to disagree or not.Its like a bitter pill to the other party but eventually it will have good outcomes in the future. Disagree will dissent from wrong doing and makes a way for healthy discussion.It will make the person ethically strong and a sense of proud felling within himself.We come across such scenarios in our personal life,A institution taking a decision or a country making its laws will one or other way need to act honestly while disagreeing.

    Personal case:
    When my friends thought of learning bad evils like smoke or drink if we disagree with them then it will have two impacts 1) They may obey your words and may keep distance with the evils.
    2) They may orally abuse and the relationship may deteriorate.
    But yourself will have sense of good feeling for doing so.

    Institutional case:
    The ministry of Environment while providing the environment impact assessment(EIA) to a chemicals factory near a river where the firm is owned by a powered politician of that area.Now the ministry need to think of the ill effects of the gases and the effluents it will release during the manufacture of chemicals should be well assessed and dissent the EIA in favor of the firm.Because a factory like this can cause much more health problems to flora and fauna of the area.Eg: Niyamgiri hills aluminium mines case.

    Country or Global scenario;
    India in the PARIS COP21 it has its own stand in the contributions for the climate change regards equal contributions. But India resisted to this and helped in the parties to come to a agreement with INDC which helped more developing countries which are on the verge of development.This disagreement by India helped whole developing countries to make their progress in the filed of development.

    Like this there are in numerous number of examples we can find from history to today but there are some cases where the disagreement is not honest which will thinking of its own benefits. Eg: Pakistan always complains India for funding for terror activities in Baluchistan region to overshadow the problems India faced in the Kashmir reason.These type of illegal or dishonest disagreement will cost in future.

  • Dreamer

    The entire life of human is one of making decisions and which has two aspects to either agree or to disagree, to choose from several alternatives. Here, more focus is laid upon the outcomes rather than on the inputs. Here is where honesty is the most ignored virtue resulting in stagnation of self, nation and even the world. This has been the case from the past and is seen at present also which is sufficient to convince oneself that it will be the same in future as well.

     In the past:

    Many old kingdoms across the world followed the hereditary rule. The next heir despite himself knowing he is incapable of discharging his duties well had most likely accepted to take the crown next. The ensuing rule will result in inefficiency and the society will stagnate. Had he honestly disagreed, though at the beginning he may be laughed at he will have a sense of relief that a more capable ruler will be chosen. But the thirst for power and enjoying it till the last when attained had not allowed many to do so. As a result, we have seen rise and fall of many empires and many human lives have been lost in the struggle for empires. The same can be applied to the present scenario at the level of the world, nation and individual.

    The same can be said of India’s decision in the past to not join the camps of communism or capitalism and pave a new path of Non-Alignment. This has allowed India to preserve her sovereignty and also ensure aid from both the blocs. This has formed the basis of Indian democracy and ensured progress of India in various fields.

    The constitution which is the foundation of our democracy which is the worlds’ largest functional democracy is itself a product of many honest disagreements by the respected constituent assembly members during the debates.

     At present:

    a) At the level of world:

    We can see that many nations have come about with their INDCs of which the climate experts express doubt as to whether it can do the needed to halt the rise in global temperature to the order of two degree Celsius. Here, there are two aspects. One is expectation by the developing as well as vulnerable nations will be boosted and will result in bitterness once the goal is left unmet. This will result in the loss of credibility of such summits and there will be no such platforms to exchange progressive ideas. So, a first dishonest agreement will have a deleterious impact in the course of events which then become incorrigible. It will also end the prospect of any future development. Another example can be said of the WTO whose Doha round has led to erosion of confidence regarding its ability to serve as an effective world trade body.

     At the level of nation:

    India’s decision at the WTO in not compromising with the farmers’ welfare is an example Gandhi’s observation at play that is every decision should have some basic fundamentals which should never be compromised with as it tantamount to all give and no take. This has now resulted in India earning the wrath of some developed nations.

    Sometimes, disagreement also comes while choosing from one among the several lucrative offers. Here, we may take the situation of a people’s leader. He will have to choose keeping in mind the well-being of majority of his nations’ people. He may be pressurised by the powerful nations and even some lobbies with vested interests both domestic and foreign. A recent example can be said of the USTR retaining India in the Priority Watch list in its Special 301 report exuding India to adopt a more favourable intellectual property policy compatible with its own interests. But the Indian government has not gone back on its decision taken by the way of amendment in 2005 to its patent law(Section 3(d)), that has cubed ever-greening of patents with regards to generic medicine. This has indeed made Indian pharma more progressive and has earned it the coveted “pharmacy of the world” and has saved many lives in our nation as well and not surrendering this is laudable; will ensure continued progress. It is an illustration of honest disagreement and its relation to progress.

     At the level of an individual:

    Honesty in respect of agreement can also be spoken of at the level of a person who works- a comparatively smaller scope. Taking an example of a project leader, who openly admits he will not be able to deliver his best as he is not capable. He will have two advantages despite him being described as a person devoid of self-confidence. He will be free to develop himself and at the same time will have a peace of mind that progress is not hindered because of his incapability. He will be free from pressure of delivering the job by the dead line and so be able to make the needed progress. If it is the other way round he will earn the wrath of his superior officials and will feel dejected. The same can be said of all other professionals. This being a formal set up, it can be applied to informal relation as well For instance a parent who teaches/guides a child at home must disagree to teach something he/she has no idea about. Only then can the child gain real knowledge and thereby lead a successful life.

    Thus, honest disagreement proves beneficial at the level of the world, nation and individual as well. It will enable each of the above said entity to look beyond and make decisions that will serve as a strong foundation for progress. It should be resorted to when the assessment as to ability, morality and more importantly credibility is not satisfactory. Hence, it can be said undoubtedly that “honest disagreement is a sign of progress” and can be stated with no second thought that it is a time tested one for sure progress.

  • Magma

    Honest disagreements is often a good sign of progress.

    “Papa, i went to the college today. They are demanding Rs. 100,000 as donation and i don’t want you to pay that much amount of money for me. I did what you said but just to prove Mr. Gupta that you are capable of educating me in that college like him is wrong. I will be happy in a normal college and will surely achieve my dreams.” This conversation had the daughter having the honest disagreement to his father’s wishes which could make him bankrupt. Thus, this was an attempt on her part for his father’s progress as he could invest the money in some other thing. There are numerous examples like these where a person has to compromise his conditions to achieve something even if he/she disagrees.

    To get on to the path of upliftment or progress, u have to be honest with yourself first and then place your opinions for others to understand.

    As a person, everyone has differing opinions, choices, likes, dislikes etc. One may like a thing or place or food and others do not. Like i m not very fond of movies but my sister love it. She pulls me along every time. I try to negotiate on one thing or the other. Sometimes even agree to cook for her but not every time it helps. Sometimes, the agreements or the disagreements are not with the people. It goes on inside. Its important to study right now but a Sunday makes a person lazy without doing anything. Disagreements with yourself over a thing and winning over it in the end, will lead to progress.

    But, is it that simple to say no?
    Not everyone has the courage. Not everyone can disappoint people. Some are people pleasers, some are not very confident, some do not want to spoil friendships, some fear of the consequences, some are selfish and some are coward.

    Too, the other person may not understand your point or may not accept it or may not accept the fact that you have an opinion. But, to be at peace and make the situation at peace, its good to say and differ than suffer for the rest of your life. As it is said, “being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it’ll always get you the right ones.”

    In a conversation or debate too, one has to speak for or against. In for too, not every ‘for’ agrees with all the points of the other ‘for’ and vice versa. If the person is educated enough, he may not show his disagreement publicly and wait for his turn to speak. It takes a mature person to understand the differences and pave a mid way out to get along and not create a rift or a wall. Else, it may lead to clashes, fights, quarrels, attacks, worse communal riots.

    Like we see the Parliament time getting wasted every other day due to disagreements which sometimes do not lead to progress. They are either termed as political, personal, etc motives and it wastes a lot of money too which could have used progressively otherwise. We say that honesty is the best policy but being too honest can lead you to trouble. But in cases like these where a country or states are involved, getting a way out and going along with compromise would be beneficial for both in the long run. Thus,
    ” In some ways, we will always be different. In other ways, we will always be the same. There is always room to disagree and blame, just as there is always room to take a new perspective and empathize. Understanding is a choice.”

  • Harry Potter

    Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

    During the dark ages, the church had the humanity believe that Earth was the centre of the universe. It vilified the role of scientists, explorers & strengthened its position by curbing dissent. Honest disagreements to these views of church by scientists like Galileo ,Copernicus, although did cost them their lives, but provided the glimmer of hope to the rationalists and ultimately laid the strong foundation for scientific growth in Europe.

    Honest disagreement in daily life generally encourages debate, discussions, brings different new points and value addition to the fore. This results in the development of innovative and unconventional solutions / conclusions, which may never have conceived without disagreement in the first place. This in turn shall create the ground for growth and progress.

    This is reason why disagreement and dissent form the essence of democracy. Presence of sound opposition prevents the majority Govt from pushing its agenda without paying heed to the concerns of minorities. A good quality political debate results in better legislation in the parliament. Dissent and disagreement establishes Govt’s accountability & answerability on a regular basis, other than at the end of term of 5 years. Dissent, thus, forms the core of democracy. This is the reason why there was an uproar among the intellectuals and opposition parties when certain JNU students were arrested on ground of alleged sedition.

    Stalling of growth and progress happens when only the predominant new prevails, a view which may or may not be based on correct and rational interpretation. This often results in the tyranny of majority forming the ground for both stagnation and oppression. Had the majority rule prevailed, Sati, child marriage , slavery would never have been abolished. A progressive society must address the violation of rights of its members, whether few or large in number. This, it can do by accomodating the various disagreements and new viewpoints.

    Disagreements result in an assertion of the ‘self’ , it brings value to the ‘self’. Taking a stand on something against one’s interests is not only one’s right but a necessity to ensure one’s growth and progress. This can be seen in respect of the Special 301 report of USTR, which placed India in the priority watch list., for poor regulation of IPR laws, on the grounds of opposing evergreening patents & compulsory licensing. It is in India’s interest to oppose such pressures to amend it’s patent law, for the purpose of ensuring greater and wider access to public health. Moreover, Sec 3(d) & 84 of Indian Patent law is fully compliant WTO’s TRIPS agreement.Thus this simple disagreement with the US from India side is necessary for India’s public health concern & protection of its generic Pharma industry.

    Disagreements, If discussed in an amicable manner , can also help in improving relations with the counterparts. This is the reason , why peace talks & dialogues are encouraged among embittered nations and communities.By way of expressing these disagreements ,two parties can persuade each other.They are more likely to come up with a compromise which will result in the lesser arguments later. Moreover, less energy and resources will be required to manage the relations later. A case in point could be the improvement in Indo-Bangladesh bilateral relations by way of dialogue resulting in the enclaves exchange and award of a piece of EEZ in the Bay of Bengal to Bangladesh.

    But, it should be noted that for growth , disagreements need to be honest. Otherwise, these have the potential to become full blown wars. Indo-Pak partition happened as a result of the disagreement over the nature the Indian state would assume after independence with regard to the treatment of its minorities.It was this disagreement that was blown out of proportion , creating disunity among the Hindus and Muslims and enabling the British to extend their rule in the country(Divide and Rule). Thus, disagreements if irrational do more harm than good.

    Disagreements are also undesirable when there is a general requirement of unity among all ranks , for example , when there is a enemy at the door step. Division in ranks and disagreements in approach ca thus become detrimental in such a situation . Combating Climate change , in the present scenario, requires all nation states to act in unison . Disagreements over technology and capital transfer , establishing responsibilities etc though all good in principle , can compromise achieving the target of limiting the increase in avg temperature upto 2 degree Celsius.

    Disgreements can also result sometimes in political challenges like blockade in Parliament, blockade by Madhesis in protest against the new Nepali Constitution .

    Despite this negative side, disagreements if honest form the core of any democracy. It is because of this , that the Constitution makers wrote Article 19 , the right to freedom of speech and expression, thus giving us the Right to dissent. They had realised that curbing of dissent has a chilling effect on the democracy. SC, too , in many of its judgements has upheld this right eg Shreya Singhal case.To conclude , honest disagreement is essential for development of science , sound polity and a just state. Naom Chomsky had said “If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise ,we don’t believe in it at all.”

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  • vijay- the ray of hope

    Honest disagreement ,criticism,and debate are central to the practice of democracy. growth of any civilized society will be incomplete without honest disagreement. it is undeniable truth that to realize full potential inherent in human being,
    one should not only have honest disagreement with others views but also accomodates conflicting views of others.
    if practiced in effective way helps individual to become more rational , humanistic and develop scientific temper thus giving him /her requisite strength to discard social prejudices.

    take the example of raja ram mohan roy because of his consistent disagreement with practice of sati and child marriages,
    society gradually came to realize the negative consequences of such social evils. even gandhi and ambedkar had disagreement with practice of untouchability.

    one should keep in mind while practicing disagreement that purpose of raising disagreement is not to disturb someones peace of mind but on opposite , it is raised to awaken someone ,make him/her more cooperative , more tolerant.
    our everyday experience teaches us that it is very difficult to hold disagreement with conservative ,fundamentalist people like terrorist organisations ,religious organisations serving selfish intrest because they are more resistant to reforms initiated by honest disagreement.

    but one should consider disagreement as important component of right to freedom of speech and expression. this right has the potential to empower marginalised sections of population like women ,sc ,st and minorities to raise voice against historical injustices preached against them.growth od a nation depends not on confrontations with these groups but cooperation with them.

    one should also take into consideration of the fact that rising level of intolerance in society due to negative impacts of disagreement have led to increasing level of crime in society such as communal violence ,crime against children and women.if used by wrong purpose it damages one’s reputation and prestige.even supreme court has ordered that RIGHT TO REPUTATION is fundamental right under RIGHT TO LIFE AND LIBERTY (art 21) .any violation of it attracts criminal defamation.even in countries like US UK and SRILANKA hold it an offence.so disagreement should be raised in such a way as not to break rule of law.

    disagreement is obvious in multicultered society like india where people follow diverse culture but ultimate goal of disagreement will be bring unity in diversity , equality and harmony in society.we should not be superstitious ,narrow minded and backward outlook while disagreeing with any situation.

    As a responsible citizen one has to disagree with increasing number of crimes against womenand girl child, inactions toward rising level of pollution , decreasing life span,non coordinated actions against frequent droughts and floods.
    so to minimize such disagreements , govt should increase the participation of workers in democratic process,promoting decentralised decision making.as youngest country in the world ,youths have many disagreements about issues affecting to their life so their demands should be accommodated soon.

    One should keep in mind that purpose of honest disagreements lead to achievable progress like giving decent quality of life to its citizens ,breaking barriers to education , access to health, ensuring adequate electricity and water supply , affordable housing to poor,turning waste into wealth, empowering panchayats and muncipalities to effectively deal with local issues.so such disagreements promote nation building.

    VOLTAIRE has rightly said that
    ‘I DISAPPROVE OF WHAT U SAY BUT I DEFEND TO THE DEATH YOUR RIGHT TO SAY IT’

    • Shaktimaan

      hi ray!!
      nice one brother:)
      small paras and connection between them too is gud:)
      critic>> explain more about ambedkar and gandhi ji role to bring more essence in that para:)
      can add other aspects as it is more related to polity>> some eco and other sociatal if possible:)
      concl>nice
      overall good one brother
      thank u:)

    • ESWAR

      There is improvement compared to previous week. A holistic approach is expected.

    • ESWAR

      Defamation and disagreement are different one, u had failed to understand and write here

  • Chanakya

    Honest disagreement is often good sign of progress

    When Mahatma Gandhi returned to India in 1915, after successfully conducting the mass civil movement in South Africa, expectations were high from him. The general as well the leaders of that time expected from Gandhi ji to take the reign of the ongoing movement against the Brithishers for emancipation of millions and millions in the country. However, Gandhi ji had different ideas. He vehemently disagreed with the political methods of that time. In his opine neither the Home Rule league nor the techniques of moderate will give the desired result and so he kept himself aloof from the active politics for more than five years. With the advantage of hindsight, now we can see, how justified his idea was. This is a good example, in my view, of how an honest disagreement can lead to progress.

    If we are going towards a stated objective, both in personal as well as public life, then there might be various instances when there will be conflicting opinions, from within and outside as well. Then the chances of disagreement arise. Hence it is pertinent to know what an honest disagreement is?

    Honest disagreement simply means that, rejecting the prevailing opinion, which in your view, is not befitting as a solution or a mean to the stated objective. Though it is equally important that your disagreement should not be emotional, but on the basis of sound reasoning and rationale.

    It’s important to analyze the perils of, if honest disagreement is not made at appropriate time. Let me put a simple day to day example, which is very much prevalent in our society. Many parents pressurize their child, on the issue of what they should study. So if some student is good at making art, but due to the obscure prestige which the parent associates with some subject, children have to follow that suit. And hence he was sent in to completely wrong direction and that results to depression and even some time it ends with committing suicides. If the child would have honestly disagreed with the proposition of his parents, and his parents would have paid heed to it, then a whole catastrophe could have avoided.

    The above was a simple example of the impact of disagreement, that could have an positive impact. If a person is not able to surface the disagreement at right time, then the conviction of him is not up to the mark as he always doubts the process. And if he is not convinced about the outcome, then throughout the process he will not be able to give his 100%. And in long run, it may lead to disaster.

    Now we look at what it takes to disagree. To go against the prevailing wind is not easy. It demands immense courage and conviction. It demands the fight from the self as well as with others, not necessarily physical. You have to give justification of your point. For that good reasons are demanded. You have to accept the criticizes of the people and many more adversities comes to you.

    But it has to be believed that at the end, if the disagreement is honest then the point of making it will be vindicated. When India test fired Nuclear Weapon in Pokharan in 1973, along with the announcement that India is now a nuclear power, a new international body to sideline India and similar country emerged and that was known as Nuclear Supplier Group. United State has an important role to play. They made a condition that if anyone wants to be a member of it, they have to sign Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which India strongly opposed, because it will hit it’s security need. And now we see our disagreement is also regarded by the US official and they are willing to take us on board of NSG without signing NPT. This can be also a fine example of “Honest disagreement is often good sign of progress”

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    • May2017

      The essay is short, so can’t comment much I can only tell language was good and the areas you chose are right! I can’t comment more than that. Thanks for the review!

      • Chanakya

        I was keeping timer on and with the stipulated time. I wrote that much only. Thank you.

  • Ashutosh

    I am very sad to see that no far has a single essay in Hindi cam up. We know it’s easy to write in English through keyboard but atleast we can write on paper, photo it and attach here. We should start something so that we can gain more by this post.

  • Aravind Varier

    “HONEST DISAGREEMENT IS OFTEN A GOOD SIGN OF PROGRESS ”

    ROUGH DRAFT:

    1) Introduction with the help of a “Daily Life ” example.

    2) Reasons for Honest Disagreement is often a good sign of progress (bring out the reasons from the events OR example that is used in the context)

    (a) cite an event having NATIONAL political importance.

    (b) Cite another event having INTERNATIONAL political importance

    3) Reasons for Honest Disagreement NOT often a good sign of progress (bring out the reasons from the events OR example that is used in the context)

    (a) cite an event having SCIENTIFIC importance

    (b) cite an event having ECONOMIC importance.

    4) What are the FACTORS that have to be taken into consideration before Honestly disagreeing to help build progress (explain the factors directly)

    5) Conclusion – Giving a Fair Judgement on the entire essay and its importance in the life ahead for the entire humanity .( give an ethical touch to the conclusion so as to impress the examiner to get more marks 🙂 )

    FAIR DRAFT:

    A family consisting of wife and Husband having different political ideologies in the morning was closely monitoring the election results of two states on Television . As the counting began in the morning and progressed for 3 hours, it was clear that the political party of husband’s ideology was winning in one state and the political party of the wife was winning in another state. As the counting progressed the wife and the husband kept on arguing to justify their respective political ideologies and the couples were also trying to convince each other about their political ideology.

    Finally at noon once the elections counting were over , the wife and husband ” Honestly Disagreed to the each other’s political stand and had lunch together as a loving husband and a caring wife .This event from daily life shows that ” honest disagreement ” helped the couples to continue their husband – wife relationship happily , which is itself a good sign of progress .

    Honest Disagreeing is not a practice that takes place in a family but it does have implications at National level too. The making of our country’s constitution took more than 2 years and it was an outcome of honest disagreements on matters on national importance.

    The members of the constituent assembly disagreed honestly on many occasions that helped the drafting committee to review the draft to include the concerns of the people of our country having diverse aspirations .The ultimate result proved that the honest disagreements help build a Nation with a strong vibrant democracy showing progress on all the fronts ( social, economic , political ) that we see today.

    Honest disagreements might have helped build a progressive nation by including the expectations of the people but it does also help build consensus which is evident from the recently signed Nuclear deal with Iran by the UN security council members and Germany famously called as P5 + 1 .

    There have been many sittings by the members on the nuclear program pursued by Iran and honest disagreements among the members on key issues helped them to come to an understanding among each other and build a consensus on crucial matters paving the way for a peaceful agreement with Iran.

    This deal help solve the nuclear crisis prevailing in west Asia which is already marred by unrest bringing certain amount of progress and development.

    Progress does takes place through honest disagreements but does that mean honest disagreements can frequently bring good progress? Answer would be NO due to the various reasons as cited from an event from the scientific field.

    At the Recently concluded Indian National there were certain members from the scientific community publishing research papers containing Mythological figures. These scientists later honestly disagreed with the critics who questioned their stand on the inclusion of Supernatural figures and connecting it with science.

    This happens to be a classic example of well learned scientist’s honesty disagreeing with others and sticking to their stand which is actually not good for the progress of the development of science as well as the scientific temper enshrined in the constitution.

    Such type of incidents is not confined to the scientific arena but it can also show its presence in other areas like economic field which have wider connotations leading to more problems.

    The recent economic crisis prevailing in Greece and its impact on the existence of the European Union as the guardian of its member countries have become a matter of discussion throughout the economic circles across the world.

    There were many financially struggling countries in the European Union who were honestly disagreeing to the release of economic package to help Greece come out of the debt trap caused due to its financial management. This had led to distrust among the nations of European Union which can have repercussions in the long run hampering progress.

    We did see how honest disagreements cannot have frequent progress in certain events from our country and around the world but now our thought would be when should people , societies , nations honestly disagree to build good progress .

    There are many factors that the persons, societies and nation should take into consideration before disagreeing honestly to any matter.

    The foremost factor that comes to play is the level of Integrity the entity under consideration possesses. It is a well know fact that, a person or an organisation upholding high integrity automatically becomes honest.

    But being honest doesn’t solve the problem. The second factor that makes a person or an organisation to disagree to a subject under consideration depends on the “rationality “involved in the decision making process.

    The third factor is on how to foresee the goodness, an honest disagreement can bring in .This is a crucial factor which depends on the moral standards and the beliefs of the person which have to be synchronized with the “ethical practices “of the subject under consideration.

    Once the honest disagreement that is arising out of impeccable rectitude, followed by a decision based on facts then, such disagreements will surely lead to progress.

    On the other hand, though the decision of disagreements is arising out of Honesty, without taking the facts into consideration, then such disagreements lead to poor progress.

    The lesson this quote teaches us is the importance of disagreements arising out of honesty which holds the key in collective decision making that ensures JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND FAIRNESS.

    • minaxi

      Hello Aravind…

      Good to see- You crossed 800+ words.. 🙂 Now..My views on essay-

      1- First paragraph is good, since it is telling the importance of honest disagreement and following discussion in better understanding and improved trust. But I think, It is advantage, and we can use it as metaphor for progress. More conventional definition of progress would have been a better idea. (IMO)

      2- In constitution assembly para- excellent and I think, this example could be utilized in much better way. It is disagreement between members, which has helped to prevent the chaos, instability and chaotic condition in infant nation, and prevent India to become a banana republic. Every small detail is taken care off.

      3- UN security council- It is permanent members & Germany, rather than members, And this part needs clarity, since consensus part is dealt in constitutional assembly example, and constitution is result of that consensus.

      4- In disagreement not always lead to progress part- You could explain philosophy behind your argument first before giving examples. e.g- Disagreement disturbed the smooth working of system and create mistrust among members. Plz clerify scientist example

      5- There are many factors- I simply liked the following next two paragraphs.

      6- Third last and second last paragraph needs more explanation and if possible supporting examples too, since these are solid dimensions and can not be called as conclusion.

      7- Conclusion part- need improvement, gist is good but need little explanation.

      Most Fetching thing about essay- simplicity and effectiveness of ideas.. and chronology except third last and second last paragraph.

      Thanks… 🙂

      • Aravind Varier

        Dear minaxi ,

        Thank you for reviewing my essay .

        I am really happy to see someone giving such a detailed review to my essay 🙂

        My dear friend Yogi do this favor to me every Sunday and i am so happy that even you started giving such beautiful reviews .

        The essay is intentionally written less than 1000 words . I have been experimenting on essay writing since last one month . I will surely mail you the results of my experiment on essays writing , that i could understand from different variations applied on the essays so far .

        In the scientist example, i am emphasizing the ” honest disagreements ” made by those scientists to the critics . Though the factor of ” irrationality ” which is mentioned in the later part of the essay is the reason for this disagreement but i did not mention that aspect in this example which makes this point little bit deviated .

        But , an interesting strategy came in my mind which is slightly applied today in this essay . I hope you have noticed me writing ( National issue , International issue , scientific issue and economic issue ) in the ROUGH DRAFT . Further details on my findings will be mailed to our team soon 🙂

        I am still in the learning process of writing essays and i am sure within a month , my essays will be almost perfect like the ethics answers that i write these days .

        This is the reason , i won’t say my essay is PERFECT like the way i do for some ethics answers .
        Its only due to consistent practice for the last 5 months which helped me improve to this level and will continue with the same pace till December first week to become a MASTER in essay writing 🙂

        ALL OTHER POINTS THAT YOU HAVE MENTIONED HAVE BEEN DULY NOTED 🙂

        I have read your essay but haven’t reviewed it because i like to give reviews early in the morning . My mind will be possessing maximum energy in the morning , that enhances my sharpness in thinking about various dimensions . So , i will review your essay tomorrow morning .

        THANK YOU MY DEAR FRIEND 🙂

        • minaxi

          Hello Aravind…

          Well, I have to thank you for review and ethics too. 🙂 And, yes, giving review to essay is quite cumbersome, because whole, essay do not come on screen at once. So I use pen and paper to note down specific point of essay to review.

          I noticed that development in essay . and I think, UN and Iran example was the part of that strategy. To be fair, I liked this essay most till now. In last two essay Your rough draft was excellent. But this essay is much better than rough draft.
          And, I think, till July, we must focus to fix our strategy to approach the essay and it’s structure. and worked to improve it.
          You can review m essay at your ease. I can apply patience for best review. Since I am patient by default. 🙂

          Thanks…

          • Aravind Varier

            Dear minaxi ,

            Yes , you are right , reviewing essay is cumbersome ONLY if the review is given sincerely . Majority of the candidates give reviews with lack of interest , laziness to type AND reviews are mostly given to get a feedback in return .

            Candidates should understand that, InsightsOnIndia is a place to interact with other candidates and MUTUALLY HELP EACH OTHER which i feel is the ” guiding principle of this platform ” .

            I personally help OR support OR share knowledge ,only if i feel the candidate is genuine .In my point of view genuine candidates are the one who accept critical reviews with open hands and simultaneously give reviews to the best of their knowledge .

            It is better to give review to 2 or 3 essays than giving FAKE reviews to 8 or 9 essays .I personally feel , our mind gets mentally exhausted after giving 2 to 3 genuine reviews for essays and giving reviews to 8 or 9 essays looks humanly impossible .

            Most feel, giving reviews will NOT help them . The actual fact is ,giving reviews make a candidate more sharper while thinking on the subject .

            THANK YOU 🙂

    • yogi

      Hello Guruji 🙂

      My views:-

      1. Honest disagreements might have helped build a progressive nation by including the expectations of the people but it does also help build consensus which is evident from the recently signed Nuclear deal with Iran by the UN security council members and Germany famously called as P5 + 1 —––plz write small sentences, I had to read it twice to understand it. (same problem in my essay 🙁

      2. Progress does *takes*( TAKE.) place through honest disagreements —-.

      3. One morething:- We have general tendency of reading “does not” more often than does before a verb—when I was reading ur essay wherever u have used “does take”, “does also help”,etc, I don’t know form where but I read all them as “does not” that created confusion and I had to read again.

      Note: I know this is not ur mistakes, u have written correctly, mistake is in reader’s mind. Being the reader of ur essay, I have pointed out what I felt, the same can be case with the examiner.

      4. What is Indian National??? Do you mean Science Congress??

      5. PARA(ORIGINAL):- There were many financially struggling countries in the European Union who were honestly disagreeing to the release of economic package to help Greece come out of the debt trap caused due to its financial management. This had led to distrust among the nations of European Union which can have repercussions in the long run hampering progress. Now read this (PARA MODIFIED)—“””many European countries honestly disagreed to the release of economic package to help Greece come out of the debt trap caused due to its financial management. This is an honest disagreement as these European countries are themselves struggling to sustain their economy. But this honest disagreement has lead to distrust among the nations of European Union which can have repercussions in the long run hampering progress”””—-There is not much difference between the PARA(ORIGINAL) and PARA MODIFIED), but the later one explicitly mentions why it is an honest disagreement, which I found difficult to find in one go in the original para.

      6. I faced the same problem in the intro, u have said that they honestly disagreed to each other’s political stand,, but HOW exactly this is an honest disagreement. One way could be that they shared their views about why they take the stand for a particular party and concluded respecting each other’s choice. This showed the honesty in their disagreement.[this time the EXACT and EFFECTIVE expression is missing in ur essay]

      7. In the end the three factors that u have mentioned are best part that I liked in ur essay. This has diluted the dissatisfaction that I went through in the preceding paras. That also smoothen the transition to conclusion.

      8. the last three small paras clearly concludes ur essay. I would have liked them more if they were written together in one para, so that it looks like all a comprehensive conclusion and easy for examiner to find that this is ur conclusion. [I really don’t know for examiner whether writing in para or writing in lines would matter at the end, but I expressed only what I would like]

      9. Overall,. Inro is good. This time I did not like the main body, though there is diversity in examples and that too current examples that would fetch you more marks, but, at places I found the explicit meaning of the honest disagreement as missing. Conclusion is good, just one issue as mentioned.

      Thanks !

    • ESWAR

      Brother. I like to ur thoughts, versatility, helping tendency. Sometimes, u think too much and slips to out of track. In this essay, it had happened. Yogi has rightly remarked. Even I liked only conclusion part. U have enormous writing skills, the time is to exhibit them. I expect my friend will write in more energetic, enthusiastic manner in next week essay.

    • Dear Aravind,
      Really a good read 🙂
      Introduction is simple and clearly brings out the meaning if HONEST DISAGREEMENT and its IMPORTANCE that honest disagreement does not ruin relations instead makes it healthier 🙂 🙂

      Liked the next two paragraphs too, dealing with national scenario 🙂 well explained 🙂

      Nuclear deal paragraph should be made simpler, by using short sentences. The whole paragraph is just one sentence 🙂 it becomes difficult for readers like me 🙁

      Indian national SCIENCE CONGRESS, I guess its an error 🙂
      And I feel the two paragraphs concerning with INSC couldn’t bring out the context of why, honest disagreement does not always facilitate progress? It looked weak 🙁

      I somehow enjoyed the read when RATIONALITY point came in! 🙂 Excellent flow, brilliant explanation, you’ve written it very well. 🙂 🙂
      Conclusion is good. 🙂 🙂

      Overall a nice write up 🙂
      Good that you’ve brought in current issues (thus will fetch you good marks) language was simple, paragraphs were short 🙂 but somewhere your examples failed to bring in the clear meaning of the quote 🙁 like the science congress an Greece example 🙁 though Iran and Constituent Assembly were good. 🙂

      A much better essay, with simple and clear structure! 🙂 Thank you.

  • I4anI

    “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress”——PLEASE REVIEW

    There was a girl from a small town, middle class family who wanted to become a doctor after her college. Though it wasn’t totally her desire but turns into after constant listening from her parents since childhood. She was a girl with wings and always try to learn something new and different everytime. In such practice she often came in disagreement with her father several times. In school while doing plays she got to know that she is fond of acting, which is ofcourse she was not quite sure. As expected her father disagreed with such move and strictly advised her to focus on studies to join a good college. She always listened to her heart and to pursue her dreams she left her home at the age of sixteen. She joined theater in Delhi and also tried modeling. Finally the life which she dreamt appeared to change and she got a movie named Gangster. Yes, the girl was Kangana Ranaut from Himachal Pradesh. Presently the three times national award winning actress Ranaut becomes the highest paid actress in Indian bollywood industry surpassing many actors as well.

    Many of girls and boys of our country often kills their true dream in pursuit of the goals set by others. In above story Kangana often disagrees to follow what she desired and kept learning with everything comes in her way. This was an honest disagreement with her father which drives her to follow her passion and finally progressed to all time big Indian actor from a small town girl.

    India is the land of debate discussion from the ancient times which they called Samvaad. Important questions and controversial philosophical and religious doctrines were debated in public discussions from the earliest times.In the course of history one hears again and again about arguments in which important teachers advocated their opinions and defeated opponents in verbal debate. Attempts have been made to describe how such arguments were to be held, which rules they should follow and when a debater could be considered the winner or loser in a verbal fight. Two earliest texts known for their debate style writing are Charkasamhita and Nyaysutra. Charasamhita contains arguments and debate conducted between various famous scholars of that time. Nyaysutra contains logical arguments which still carries essence of our constitution making. Upanishads also contains many such debates and arguments on metaphysics. These debates had been organised not only to find someone superior but to gather as much information from the different parts of the country as well as sometimes outside it.All these had been contributed in growing our civilization to an exceptional level today and renowned worldwide. Sangam period in south India was also full of such discussions and debates. Sangam meaning confluence of various traditions, scholars,etc at that time. Various poets and scholars gather together and through their discussions and arguments built collection knowns as Sangam literature. Not only in ancient India such discussions proved fruitful. In the medieval period Akbar had been known for his famous debate in his Ibadat khana from various religious and spiritual leaders about religions and customs of that time. These discussions and often disagreements against Muslim orthodoxy sect has made the Akbar popular among all religions specially Hindus who were in majority and also the greatest sultan of mughal dynasty.

    Our long fought struggle for independence was also based on the bedrock of honest disagreement with the practise of imperialism against Britishers. Here honest disagreement means we avoid any violence means to curb repressions of Britishers and always abide by the Gandhian methods of Satyagrah and non violence. Gandhi taught us that we can disagree with them many times but not a single instance will follow their methods to meet our goals of independence. Gandhi said if someone slaps you for something provide him with other side too, definitely a time come when he himself aware of the act he is doing. Gandhian method surely takes time to meet the desired goals but the success was sure and decisive. Finally his methods of struggle like non-cooperation movement, civil disobedience movement,etc will force Britishers to leave India one day. Indian gained independence with Gandhiji’s formula of honest disagreement. Sometimes views of Gandhiji and Nehru differ, at such times Gandhiji used to said, ‘Nehru is a leader of modern India. India needs such robust and modern leader in such situation which needs quick decision maker and risk taker. Also he is younger than me, travelled more across the world, he has a good ideas of different country’s governance and administration. We may be disagree sometimes on some issues but our goal to free India from all kinds of deprivation is same.’

    India was on intolerance debate for several months last year. With such large geographical stretch and large number of multi-religious and multi-ethnic people inhibits our country, thoughts are expected to be diverse. With the Jawaharlal Nehru’s principle of ‘Unity in Diversity’ India survived through all odds despite being land of different religious and linguistic sects. Our country’s stronghold and thus foundation is its diversity. With different ideologies and different views we are moving towards a common goal while fulfilling the needs of all. This will only increase our country’s tolerance and perseverance to progress against all odds. Through listening to various activists and critics India is improving towards all odds and established a true democracy on ground and not only on paper than many of our neighbours.

    Our parliament which is a place to discuss and debate various bills and laws governing or wants to govern the country in near future. All the provisions made for smooth and effective passages of the bills are made only to end with a sound and effective law making. Position of the leader of opposition has been made to provide a constructive criticism of the policies of the government. Through all these discussion and deliberations a sound and efficient act comes to the public for their betterment and a step towards a progressive society.
    Our constitution enforces right to freedom of speech and expression(Art.19) and personal liberty(Art.21)which includes right to descent and have different thoughts. It is also our fundamental duty to develop scientific temper, humanism and a spirit of enquiry and reform among ourselves. Instruments like RTI are also helpful in getting information which usually not available in public domains. RTI proved an effective check on the government and various other public authorities. It provides a transparent and accountable governance. We are also questioning on the decisions of our judges using a very modern form of instrument called judicial activism judicial restraint. It refers to judicial rulings suspected of being based on personal or political considerations rather than on existing laws. Through all these means our country is undoubtedly heading towards perfection in every domain whether its human rights violations, economical inequality, justice delivery or any other process specially which needs an ideological debate and arguments.

    It is vital to preserve the pluralistic fabric of India. Hence, leaders across the political spectrum should work together to sustain the inherent quality of a nation that has welcomed people of all faiths and all denominations for centuries. Only in this way we will be a true progressive society and sustain its democratic credentials.

  • Sumit

    “honest disagreement is often a sign of progress”

    If a person comply with the thoughts and opinions of all others, then surely he is headed towards disaster.

    A car manufacturer named Amit Singh was a very diligent, shrewd person, who would rarely trust the motives of other sellers and buyers, engaged in constant demeaning tricks and pitfalls with regard to his life-long build reputation in car trade.During his sales track of 2 years in car manufacturing , he had came around many a persons who tried to persuade him and indulge him false schemes and shaky paths of business and money making techniques. Every time, he chose to adhere to all but one principle i.e he opts for extracting maximum amount of knowledge from the person selling him a product or service, then he would apply that information to his use in such a manner that it turns out to be profitable. And before coming to final decision, he plays one last trick i.e he disagrees with the proposal and counteracts it with more counteracting and pessimistic ideas. By doing this he takes out time to think about the motives involved of the seller in relation to considering his reputation, his annual profits , quality of product and righteousness and need of the person to approach him.

    This final test of amit decison making process has yielded 99% accuracy in decisions, since his venture as a car businessmen. By disagreeing he attempts to make progress in terms of decisions efficacy, how his purchasing of a certain commodity will be useful, will he ever come in a situation so as to feel the necessity of insurance products for his firm, capital goods etc. In every day to day life normal persons ,engaged in different vocations and trades, are often seen in a hurry when purchasing things which may be of little relevance to them.This applies to social persuasion also, where people are seen in getting entangled in a sweet looking but complex process of demagoguery beautifully crafted and woven by the speaker. 1st reaction is of agreeing normally because of lack of time and other alternate sources for info. Gathering which predisposes them to comply, which later turns out to be a -ve setback and seen as been having a -ve impact on their self efficacy. On the other hand, cross-checking by means of disagreeing and resorting to time taking procedure helps in clarification of details , benefits of particular truth and motives as per its relevance in daily life events.

    Individuals like Amit who keep themselves updated about various schemes and policies of various trades, are quickly able to deploy the principle of disagreement as a means to progress. However, in Indian context characterized by low literacy rates, lack of technology accessibility and affordabilty , people are often seen using consent and compliant means for making decisions in individual and community lives. For instance: social trap which induces masses into the illusion of excessive consumption as a means of prosperity,a sign of progress but neglects the invisible side i.e. weakening of moral and ethical standards, -ve influence on psyche of children when using e-commerce websites and smart phones for long hours, usually become the part of insignificant details for parents. These are the consequences to agree with the easy and cheap availablity of information and opportunities while at the same time not resulting in actual progress in improving the quality and human well-being.

    In real world, where India is aspiring to become a super power, it has seen various geopolitical developments, assuming a significant role in world changing dynamics. For instance : US pivot to Asia policy which is seen as using India as a proxy against china, issue of non-compliance with WTO norms in food security, IPR protection, domestic content requirement which have now become a norm in international trade and policies. By disagreeing on developed nations mandates, India has ensured to progress in terms of strengthening of its domestic industrial base, skill development, convergence of institutional and citizen interest and participation, leveraging its Federal character and making states self-reliant in attracting FDI’s.

    On a similar basis, in governance, people collective dissatisfaction with government delierverd public services, masses disagree, thereby giving govt the opportunity to improve their means and methods of service delivery. This approach has led to adoption of decentralized mechanism, DBT in seeds, kerosene, public asset creation under MNREGA, shift to e-governance , recognizing the importance of poor and marginalized section in india’s growth story.

    in social domain, where patriarchal nature, rampant exploitation of basic rights of children, women and marginalized section is witnessed, mass awareness has served as a platform to sensitize the citizens with respect to right based approach, thus making government accountable, responsible for the present atrocities prevalent among pluralistic, diverse nature of Indian society.issues like child labor, women empowerment in legal and economic sphere, transgender rights, labor laws for workers, recognition of community essential involvement in growth trends has resulted into progress based on disagreement among masses with govt in social dimensions.

    Above instances correlate with Amit’s story whereby by not accepting the present conditions, a meaningful, right based, just solution and outcomes were achieved resulting in true progress, slow but long term in nature. Similar model should be replicated in employment creation, and sustainable development. Convergence of schemes like make in India, skill India with digital India will help in rural masses leveraging technology for the benefit in terms of digital infra availability, info accessibility in consonance with Gandhi vision of gram sawaraj.

    Amit on reading the developments in Indian nation in various sectors recent one involving launch of IPR policy 2016, IRNSS satellite for national GPS services, ratification of TFA n WTO, sagarmala project and increased negotiations with nations with economic and strategic principles in mind, cotemplates that india’s growth story is more or less similar to his, and in coming times, India too will progress at a raid pace.

  • Ajay Rathod

    Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress

    What is Honest disagreementHonest disagreement is a sign of progress” – that’s what Ghandi said

    Disagreement is often forced to find a better solutions.

    It is not true in every case like passing of crucial bills in legislature.

    Disagreement happens when some of disagree on something, moreover its like every individual have diffrent opinion.

    When individual disagree on something it means they are clear about there idea .its always good to have disagreement.

    Disagreement always leads to better solutions which is a mid way between two diftenrt opinion .What if there is no disagreement.

    No one will go after good solutions.

    Gandhiji’s theory of honest disagreement is based on truth and honesty .If we go by gandhi’s philophy of truth and non violance.

    We may see many events in the history where gandhiji applied honesty with other aspects which he lived forced

    however in 1921 Non co-operation movement was in full swing throughout the country. people from every strata of the

    country were participating heavily to gain the independence. so much was the faith of ppl in gandhijee when suddenly

    he stopped this movement in suudden that every one was in shock. why has he suudenly pulls out the string.

    We all know the reasons but why, thats what people tried to understand but failed to grasp the idea of honesty with his priciple

    violance in chuari choura was the reason to abandon this movement, Gandhiji was very clear in his ideas of truth and non violance.

    he always abstain from idea of violance and adhered to it by being honest with himself thats a hoenst disagreement.

    Everyone gone haywire on gandhiji for such actions but in behind he saved indian people from violanceof colonial power because its too easy for them

    too supress anything using foce.This HONEST Disagreement leads to Better understanding of movement and it enetually lead us to freedom.

    We already had an example of 1857 revolt which brutually supreesed by colonial powers and to agin in that direction could be suicidle thats what gandhijee honest disagreement

    comes to the rescue.Ultimately resulted into the freedom.

    there are numerous events when india denied techonological assistance in international forum such as in Space exploration,

    missile technology, Nuclear bomb and Computers all these events of disagreement lead us to find a solutions for ourself and

    eventually we progressed in various fields.

    On international platform when Iran was trying to be a superpower ,USA objected it and this disagreement utimately leads both countrys to find a middle way .

    which is a common solution for there problems and historic USA-IRAN nuclear happend and it was in favour of both the peoples.

    Imagine if peoples started agreeing on everything will definatley going in wrong direction and theres is lack of proper decision making and will not come to the positive decision.

    To make better Decision making we need to be honest wit our views and to gather everyone in an idea of SABKA SATH SABKA vikas .Betters solutions with scope of taking everyone one same boat can lead us to progress

  • Dreamer

    The entire life of human is one of making decisions and which has two aspects to either agree or to disagree, to choose from several alternatives. Here, more focus is laid upon the outcomes rather than on the inputs. Here is where honesty is the most ignored virtue resulting in stagnation of self, nation and even the world. This has been the case from the past and is seen at present also which is sufficient to convince oneself that it will be the same in future as well.

     In the past:

    Many old kingdoms across the world followed the hereditary rule. The next heir despite himself knowing he is incapable of discharging his duties well had most likely accepted to take the crown next. The ensuing rule will result in inefficiency and the society will stagnate. Had he honestly disagreed, though at the beginning he may be laughed at he will have a sense of relief that a more capable ruler will be chosen. But the thirst for power and its enjoyment when attained has not allowed many to do so. As a result, we have seen rise and fall of many empires and many human lives have been lost in the struggle for empires. The same can be applied to the present scenario at the level of the world, nation and individual.

    The same can be said of India’s decision in the past to not join the camps of communism or capitalism and pave a new path of Non-Alignment. This has allowed India to preserve her sovereignty and also ensure aid from both the blocs. This has formed the basis of Indian democracy and ensured progress of India in various fields.

    The constitution which is the foundation of our democracy which is the worlds’ largest functional democracy is itself a product of many honest disagreements by the respected constituent assembly members during the debates.

     At present:

    a) At the level of world:

    We can see that many nations have come about with their INDCs of which the climate experts express doubt as to whether it can do the needed to halt the rise in global temperature to the order of two degree Celsius.

    It consists of two aspects. The first being expectations by developing as well as vulnerable nations which will be boosted resulting in bitterness once the goal is left unmet. This will result in the loss of credibility of such summits and there will be no such platforms to exchange progressive ideas. So, a first dishonest agreement will have a deleterious impact in the course of events which then become incorrigible. It will also end the prospect of any future development. Another example can be said of the WTO whose Doha round has led to erosion of confidence regarding its ability to serve as an effective world trade body.

     At the level of nation:

    India’s decision at the WTO in not compromising with farmers’ welfare is an example of Gandhi’s observation that is every decision should have some basic fundamentals which should never be compromised with as it would tantamount to all give and no take. This has now resulted in India earning the wrath of some developed nations.

    Sometimes, disagreement also comes while choosing from one among the several lucrative offers. Here, we may take the situation of a people’s leader. He will have to choose keeping in mind the well-being of majority of his nations’ people. He may be pressurised by the powerful nations and even some lobbies with vested interests both domestic and foreign. A recent example kcan be said of the USTR retaining India in the Priority Watch list in its Special 301 report exuding India to adopt a more favourable intellectual property policy compatible with its own interests. But the Indian government has not gone back on its decision taken by the way of amendment in 2005 to its patent law(Section 3(d)), that has cubed ever-greening of patents with regards to generic medicine. This has indeed made Indian pharma more progressive and has earned it the coveted title “pharmacy of the world” and has saved many lives in our nation as well. Not surrendering this is laudable and will ensure continued progress. It is an illustration of honest disagreement and its relation to progress.

     At the level of an individual:

    Honesty in respect of agreement can also be spoken of at the level of a person who works- a comparatively smaller scope. Take an example of a project leader, who openly admits he will not be able to deliver his best as he is not capable. He will have two advantages despite him being described as a person devoid of self-confidence. He will be free to develop himself and at the same time will have a peace of mind that progress is not hindered because of his incapability. He will be free from the pressure of delivering the job within the dead line and so be able to make the needed progress. If it is the other way round he will earn the wrath of his superior officials and will feel dejected. The same can be said of all other professionals. This being a formal set up, it can be applied to informal relation as well For instance a parent who teaches/guides a child at home must disagree to teach something he/she has no idea about. Only then can the child gain real knowledge and thereby lead a successful life.

    Thus, honest disagreement proves beneficial at the level of the world, nation and individual as well. It will enable each of the above said entity to look beyond and make decisions that will serve as a strong foundation for progress. It should be resorted to when the assessment of ability, morality and more importantly credibility is not satisfactory with regards to the decision that is to be agreed upon. Hence, it can be said undoubtedly that “honest disagreement is a sign of progress” and can be stated with no second thought that it is a time tested one for sure progress.

  • Dreamer

    The entire life of human is one of making decisions and which has two aspects to either agree or to disagree, to choose from several alternatives. Here, more focus is laid upon the outcomes rather than on the inputs. Here is where honesty is the most ignored virtue resulting in stagnation of self, nation and even the world. This has been the case from the past and is seen at present also which is sufficient to convince oneself that it will be the same in future as well.

     In the past:

    Many old kingdoms across the world followed the hereditary rule. The next heir despite himself knowing he is incapable of discharging his duties well had most likely accepted to take the crown next. The ensuing rule will result in inefficiency and the society will stagnate. Had he honestly disagreed, though at the beginning he may be laughed at he will have a sense of relief that a more capable ruler will be chosen. But the thirst for power and its enjoyment when attained has not allowed many to do so. As a result, we have seen rise and fall of many empires and many human lives have been lost in the struggle for empires. The same can be applied to the present scenario at the level of the world, nation and individual.

    The same can be said of India’s decision in the past to not join the camps of communism or capitalism and pave a new path of Non-Alignment. This has allowed India to preserve her sovereignty and also ensure aid from both the blocs. This has formed the basis of Indian democracy and ensured progress of India in various fields.

    The constitution which is the foundation of our democracy which is the worlds’ largest functional democracy is itself a product of many honest disagreements by the respected constituent assembly members during the debates.

     At present:

    a) At the level of world:

    We can see that many nations have come about with their INDCs of which the climate experts express doubt as to whether it can do the needed to halt the rise in global temperature to the order of two degree Celsius.

    It consists of two aspects. The first being expectations by developing as well as vulnerable nations which will be boosted resulting in bitterness once the goal is left unmet. This will result in the loss of credibility of such summits and there will be no such platforms to exchange progressive ideas. So, a first dishonest agreement will have a deleterious impact in the course of events which then become incorrigible. It will also end the prospect of any future development. Another example can be said of the WTO whose Doha round has led to erosion of confidence regarding its ability to serve as an effective world trade body.

     At the level of nation:

    India’s decision at the WTO in not compromising with farmers’ welfare is an example of Gandhi’s observation that is every decision should have some basic fundamentals which should never be compromised with as it would tantamount to all give and no take. This has now resulted in India earning the wrath of some developed nations.

    Sometimes, disagreement also comes while choosing from one among the several lucrative offers. Here, we may take the situation of a people’s leader. He will have to choose keeping in mind the well-being of majority of his nations’ people. He may be pressurised by the powerful nations and even some lobbies with vested interests both domestic and foreign. A recent example kcan be said of the USTR retaining India in the Priority Watch list in its Special 301 report exuding India to adopt a more favourable intellectual property policy compatible with its own interests. But the Indian government has not gone back on its decision taken by the way of amendment in 2005 to its patent law(Section 3(d)), that has cubed ever-greening of patents with regards to generic medicine. This has indeed made Indian pharma more progressive and has earned it the coveted title “pharmacy of the world” and has saved many lives in our nation as well. Not surrendering this is laudable and will ensure continued progress. It is an illustration of honest disagreement and its relation to progress.

     At the level of an individual:

    Honesty in respect of agreement can also be spoken of at the level of a person who works- a comparatively smaller scope. Take an example of a project leader, who openly admits he will not be able to deliver his best as he is not capable. He will have two advantages despite him being described as a person devoid of self-confidence. He will be free to develop himself and at the same time will have a peace of mind that progress is not hindered because of his incapability. He will be free from the pressure of delivering the job within the dead line and so be able to make the needed progress. If it is the other way round he will earn the wrath of his superior officials and will feel dejected. The same can be said of all other professionals. This being a formal set up, it can be applied to informal relation as well For instance a parent who teaches/guides a child at home must disagree to teach something he/she has no idea about. Only then can the child gain real knowledge and thereby lead a successful life.

    Thus, honest disagreement proves beneficial at the level of the world, nation and individual as well. It will enable each of the above said entity to look beyond and make decisions that will serve as a strong foundation for progress. It should be resorted to when the assessment of ability, morality and more importantly credibility is not satisfactory with regards to the decision that is to be agreed upon. Hence, it can be said undoubtedly that “honest disagreement is a sign of progress” and can be stated with no second thought that it is a time tested one for sure progress.

  • shanky

    Sometime something looks like more savourless but takes a taste of little more sweet.same thing is in honest disagreement which leads do individual or organization or country to in more way forward.
    It may be a essential armament to learn from ours mistakes and to remove this and go for progress.in the era of freedom struggle movemt Mahatma Gandhi used this at a several times during disobedient moment or in later stage.by this he joined so many his opponent in his side always even Britishers also.after all India got freedom.
    In the time of Vietnam war India oppose to USA activity and denied there aircraft to use her territory.and in so many occasion USA oppose India term in an international accord but even today Indo USA ties going forward.
    It often goes in positive direction to progress a honest disagreement because honest bring a good clear vision,panchuality, rather than disappointment and ambiguities in owns way.

  • Ashutosh

    ईमानदार असहमति : प्रगति की श्रेष्ठ सूचक

    असहमति क्या है ? असहमति वह अवस्था है जिसमे एक व्यक्ति किसी विचार के प्रति आम धारणा से प्रथक विचार रखता है. उसका विचार उसकी अपनी सोच की उपज होता है जो उसके मूल्यों, विश्वासों , अनुभवों से प्रेरित होती है । यह उसके विचार ही हैं जो उसके जीवन तथा उसके आस पास के समाज को रूप देते हैं. समाज का निर्माण ऐसे ही प्रथक विचारों के संयोग से होता है , अर्थात विभिन्न विचारों का समायोजन ही समाज का निर्माण करता है। इस विचारों के संयोग को असहमति से ही आकार मिलता है, असहमति उस सुनार के हथोड़े की चोट की तरह है जो उसे एक पदार्थ से बहुमूल्य भूषण में बदल देती है। दर-असल असहमति एक व्यक्ति की वह क्षमता है जिससे वह एक ही समस्या को दूसरों के नजरिये से एकदम अलग स्वतंत्र भाव से देखता है । असहमति का होना एक समाज में स्वाभाविक भी है तथा आवश्यक भी, क्यूंकि यह सुनिश्चिति करती है की समाज में हर विचार के प्रति आदर होगा और वह कट्टरवादी सोच को उभरने से रोकेगी । यदि समाज में असहमति के तत्त्व नहीं है तो या तो वह पाश्विक समाज है या फिर तानाशाही राज्य की पीठिका ।

    इतिहास हमे सिखाता है की किस प्रकार असहमति से ही विश्व को नयी दिशाएं मिली । असहमति के कारण ही ऐसी प्रथाओं का नाश हुआ जो प्रगति में बाधक थी और इसी के फलस्वरूप ऐसी संस्कृतियों का विकास हुआ जिन्होंने समय व परिस्थितियों के अनुसार स्वयं को ढाल लिया । भारत वर्ष में जब ब्राह्मण वादी कर्मकांड जोर पकड़ रहे थे और वर्ण व्यवस्था के द्वारा मनुष्य ही मनुष्य का शोषण करने लगा था तो ऐसे में गौतम बुद्ध ने असहमति का विचार रखा ,उन्होंने कर्म कांडों से विपरीत एक नयी धारा का विकास किया जिसमे सभी वर्णो का समावेश संभव था। इसी असहमति के विचार ने भारतीय संस्कृति को अहिंसा और अचौर्य जैसे सिद्धांत दिए । इसके कई वर्षों बाद मराठा सरदार शिवाजी ने भी औरंगजेब के शासन को खुली चुनौती दी , उनके पास यह विकल्प था की वह मुग़लों को आधीनता में अपना राज्य चला लें परन्तु भारत के नए भविष्य हेतु उन्होंने असहमति को ही अपना अस्त्र बनाया ।

    शिवाजी और गौतम बुद्ध का उदहारण यह बताता है की असहमति की राह भले ही कठिन हो परन्तु यह व्यक्ति में स्वतंत्र चिन्तन का विकास करती है । व्यक्ति प्रचलित मान्यताओं को तोड़ता है और विश्व से अलग हटकर अपना मुकाम बनाता है । यह असहमति ही नए नेताओं का उदय करती है जो नए समाज व राज्य की नींव रखते हैं । असहमति इस बात पर बल देती है की केवल

    परिवर्तन ही शास्वत है और परिवर्तन तभी संभव है जब नयी सोच का विकास हो । गैलिलियो गैलिली ऐसा महान व्यक्ति था जिसने अपने विचार को नहीं छोड़ा और आम धारणा को चोट पहुंचाने के लिए उसे मृतुदण्ड मिला परन्तु आज सब जानते है की उसके महान योगदान के कारण ही ग्रहों के बारे में अध्ययन संभव हुआ है ।

    असहमति की अभिलाषा एक व्यक्ति को अपनी विशेषक् क्षमता बनाने में सहायता करती है हालांकि यह काम आसान नहीं, अपने विचार को व्यक्त करना ही काफी नहीं है बल्कि उसका लोगों द्वारा ग्रहण आवश्यक है । बहुदा समाज में किसी विचारधारा या चिंतन के प्रति इतनी अंध-श्रद्धा हो जाती है की उसमे नए विचार के लिए जगह ही नहीं बचती , ऐसा समाज अपनी यथा स्तिथि को ही सर्व श्रेष्ठ मान लेता और ऐसा कोई भी विचार जो उसे बदलने की बात करे वह उसे मिटा देता है । ऐसे समाज में असहमति का विचार न केवल नयी सोच को बल्कि एक संपूर्ण क्रान्ति को भी जन्म देता है । १७८९ की फ़्रांसीसी क्रान्ति इसका जीता जागता उदहारण है जिसमे कुलीन विशेषाधिकारों के प्रति आम जन ने अपनी असहमति जताई थी । असहमति की विषेशता यह है की वह भले ही कोई सकारात्मक परिवर्तन न लाये परन्तु वह सोचने की नयी दिशा प्रदान करती है । राजाराम मोहन रॉय ने जब सती प्रथा के खिलाफ आवाज उठाई तो तत्कालीन समाज में त्वरित परिवर्तन नहीं हुए परन्तु एक नए चिंतन का विकास हुआ जिससे आगे चलकर ब्रिटिश सरकार व्यापक दबाव में इसके उन्मूलन हेतु कानून बनाए ।

    असहमति का विचार परमाणविक श्रृंखला अभिक्रिया के सामान होता है , जैसे एक न्यूट्रॉन कण संपूर्ण क्रिया को शुरू करता है वैसे ही असहमति का एक विचार कई अन्य विचारों को जन्म देता है । भारत में हमने देखा की किस प्रकार चिपको आंदोलन , नर्मदा बचाओ आंदोलन ने सरकार के आद्योगिक विकास मॉडल के विपरीत अपना पर्यावरण वादी मॉडल रखा । इन आन्दोलनों से सरकार की नीतियों में असर दिखा और फिर सरकार ने पर्यावरण रक्षा हेतु कदम उठाये , परन्तु इनका प्रभाव यहीं तक सीमित नहीं रहा । इन आंदोलनों की प्रेरणा से ही कई अन्य सामाजिक आंदोलनों का उदय हुआ जो नारी अधिकार , शराब बंदी , नशा मुक्ति , आदि के विषयों पर बल देते थे ।

    राजनीति के छेत्र में भी असहमति का विचार बहुत मायने रखता है । जे एस मिल के अनुसार हर व्यक्ति को अपना विचार रखने का हक़ देना चाहिए भले ही वह विचार समाज के विचार से एक दम अलग हो , क्यूंकि यदि यह विचार गलत है तो समाज का विचार और दृढ़ हो जायेगा और अगर यह विचार सही है तो समाज को एक परिष्कृत विचार मिल जायेगा । गांधी जी ने भी असहमति को ही सत्याग्रह का मुख्य आधार बनाया , उन्होंने जबरन अपनी बात नहीं मनवाई बल्कि अपने स्वतंत्र विचार पर खड़े रहे । उन्होंने लोगों के अंदर ब्रिटिश सरकार से लड़ने की आग नहीं जलाई अपितु उन्होंने एक ऐसा मानसिक वातवरण तैयार किया जिसमे हर भारतीय ब्रिटिश शासन से असहमत हो गया और उसने सविनय अवज्ञा को नैतिक मानना शुरू कर दिया । उसी प्रकार सरदार भगत सिंह ने भी लोगों को असहमत होना तथा अपना विचार रखने के लिए साहसी बनने का सन्देश दिया । यही आदर्श आगे चलकर हमारी संविधान ने अपनाए और हमे एक ऐसा संविधान दिया सो पंथ निरपेक्षता , भ्रातत्व , सहिस्नुता , और शांति के आदर्श रखता है । पक्ष विपक्ष की संसदीय प्रणाली हमारे देश की बहु-वादिता की रक्षक है , जहाँ सम्पूर्ण भारत के विचार संगम की तरह एक नीति में परिवर्तित हो जाते हैं । असहमति ही वह शक्ति है जिसने हमारे देश को विखंडनीय बलों से बचाए रखा है ।

    असहमति समाज और राज्य के साथ साथ व्यक्ति को भी उसके अपने नीतिशास्त्र निर्माण में सहायक होती है । व्यक्ति किसी प्रचलित विचार को अपने परिवेश से ग्रहण करता है , उसपर वह लगातार तर्क वितर्क करता है और अंत में वह अपना स्वयं का नीतिशास्त्र बना लेता है । वह प्रचलित विचार से असहमत होकर ही नया विचार बनाता है ना की शून्य से किसी विचार का सृजन करता है , इसलिए मूल्यों और व्यक्तित्व के विकास भी असहमति का होना आवश्यक है । आजकल लीव इन सम्बन्धों पर भी व्यापक चर्चा होती है , यह विचार शादी की संस्था को चुनौती देता है , हम यह नहीं कह सकते की यह गलत है या सही परन्तु इतना जरूर मान सकते हैं की इसने नारी मुक्ति को कम से कम एक नयी दिशा तो दी है , जहाँ वह अपने जीवन को पितृ सत्तात्मक समाज से अलग किसी समता वाले रास्ते पर ले जा सकती है । असहमति का यह विचार ही उसे गर्भपात का विकल्प देता है जहाँ वह अपने स्वास्थय को प्राथमिकता देती है ।

    इस प्रकार हम यह कह सकते हैं की असहमति का विचार किसी समाज , राज्य व व्यक्ति की प्रगति के लिए आवश्यक है । जिस समाज में असहमति के तत्त्व मौजूद हैं वो उस समाज को कट्टरता से बचाते हैं , वे ऐसे अवरोधकों और सन्तुलकों की भांति कार्य करते हैं जो समाज को प्रगति दिशा में ले जाते हैं और उसे पश्च गामी होने से रोकते हैं । ये असहमति ही व्यक्ति के मूल्यों का स्वतंत्र विकास करती है , यह नए नेताओं का निर्माण करती है जो अपने विचारों से पूरे समाज में क्रान्ति लाते हैं । कई महान विभूतियों का कथन है की समाज में ऐसी शिक्षा होनी चाहिए जो व्यक्ति में स्वतंत्र चिंतन का विकास करे , ताकि कल वह व्यक्ति अच्छा नागरिक बने अच्छे समाज का निर्माता भी । इस प्रकार यह कथन सिद्ध होता है की

    “ईमानदार सहमति का होना प्रगति का श्रेष्ठ सूचक है “

    • Ashutosh

      Anyone please review mine too,… i know its tough but who knows you get some good points here.

      • xyz

        Ashutosh,
        topic is “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress”- means ” IMANDAR ASAHMATI PRAYAH PRAGATI KA SHRESTHA SUCHAK HOTA HAI” , Not always, Notice the word “often”.
        So, u have taken the essay into single direction considering honest disagreement always a good sign of progress . We need to consider some situations when honest disagreement hinders progress, it would make ur essay balanced.
        Otherwise ur essay is good, keep writing. 🙂

        • Ashutosh

          Ohh thanks alot dear friends…yes in hindi translation i missed the word often (adhiktar)….will try to translate the topic carefully next time.

          • Arun

            Ashustosh Please review my essay.Just posted.

    • FinalAttempt

      a well written.. ur coverage of liquor ban, frech revolution, buddhism give a unique advantage to essay. your intro is also catchy.. the ethical terms u mentioned in essay makes coherent with ur flow. keep writing..

      • Ashutosh

        Thanks friend…

    • sociology

      The goldsmith example,Shivaji,lord buddha,french revolution,raja ram mohan roy,galileo,Narmada bachao andolan,chipko movement,Mahatama gandhi,bhagat singh…..great points…..a very well woven essay…..!!!

      • Ashutosh

        Thanks alot Rashmi… we who are at homes and office will achieve through this only. Have you written the essay too..i willr review it.

    • minaxi

      Hello Sir.. a very good read.. and from start to end.. It was smooth and engaging read..But.. from start to end, you have singly handedly supported the given quota. You could searched some other dimensions also like, why disagreement, how it impact, when it impact, do it always resulted into progress. And, difference between conflict and disagreement.

      Last line is very good.. and you could provide more insight on this by explaining it into a paragraph. Overall a very beautiful essay. and In first reading, I forget that, I should give review on it. 🙂

      Thanks…

      • Ashutosh

        Thanks Minaxi and please dont call me Sir,we all are the horses of same race 🙂 . I value your suggestion and admit the mistake. Actually when i translated the topic into hindi I missed the word “Often” thats why i took a wrong direction. Well thanks alot for reviewing.

    • Nupur

      Hello ashutosh

      Nice attempt. It seems that you have only highlighted the importance segment of disagreement in most of the paras.

      Also why disagreement is necessary for a human being is somewhere not addressed . i mean to say that i agree with your perspective of the advantages caused to the society due to disagreement of great peoples, but how it effects our everyday life, is missing.

      ‘असहमति वह अवस्था है जिसमे एक व्यक्ति किसी विचार के प्रति आम धारणा से प्रथक विचार रखता है’. why it is normal belief? i can disagree to any thought, any day, anywhere. it is also not necessary to only contradict the normal beliefs. from yours this statement it seems that normal beliefs are always wrong, and i think it is not so.
      Thanks:)

      • Ashutosh

        Thankyou for your review, well for your question what disagreement does at personal level , I have taken the example of ethic formation, which i could only think of. Please suggest if you have some other examples for this.

        • Nupur

          Dear Ashutosh you have mentioned ethics formation but virtues which are developed, can also be put in like tolerance, courage to accept mistakes and motivation for reforming himself and at the same time others.
          Thanks.

          • Ashutosh

            thankyou NUpur, you have given me some more valid points. I will keep this is mind while i write the next essay on the forum. Thanks alot.

  • Ritesh Kumar

    Please review:
    (P.S: I have never posted any essay. This is my first. Your review will motivate me to review others.)

    Our Constitution is a very fine example of our beliefs and
    culture. It took shape in its present form after a lot of brainstorming by our
    forefathers whose perseverance and vision gifted us with the sweet freedom that
    all Indians today enjoy and take pride in it. The constitution was written
    after a lot of discussion, views and counter views. One of the most noticeable
    features is the Constitution took great care in ensuring that everyone had a
    say in it. After its draft was completed, it was put up for comments,
    suggestions and lengthy discussions which involved disagreements. These
    disagreements didn’t give rise to disputes. Instead it brought out answers to
    some difficult questions with regard to the way the country is to be run and
    more importantly to ensure that no one was left out and even the marginalized
    were brought into the mainstream. Disagreement thus helped us in bringing all
    the diverse cultures prevalent in the country, together. Had it not been for
    the honest disagreements exhibited by our leaders, the nation would have been
    saddled with discontent among states, linguistic groups and last but not the
    least, religions too.

    Honest disagreements not only shape our civilization, they
    also play a vital role in forging relationships both at the personal and
    professional level. Relationships are based on trust and mutual respect for one
    another. Each individual is gifted with his own set of beliefs which are born
    out of values. Many a times, disagreements pop up between friends, siblings and
    couples. These disagreements if not admitted, lead to discontent and
    frustration in relationships. It is therefore imperative that one admit what he
    or she is uncomfortable with. A particular behavior or a particular remark
    though with candid or a friendly intention might hurt or make the other person
    feel bad. An honest disagreement not only
    cements the bonding between people but also gives us the extent of the comfort
    zone of the people. Disagreement in professional life is also common. We come
    across many instances, where we find our colleagues or our bosses not on the
    same boat. If disagreements are not respected, organization may loose out on
    some great ideas, which might be shining in some unnoticed employee’s brain.
    Ideas have shaped our scientific thought process. Disagreements in work can
    also bring out some better ways of doing things which could be in the form of a
    better system of management of human resource or smarter ways of improving
    production or productivity or even cutting wastage. Some of the best brands
    that we find today have become best due to disagreements at the workplace. Many
    organizations have become multi-billion dollar in value owing to ideas of some
    employees who disagreed with some conventional or traditional way of working.

    Another great example illustrating the importance of honest
    disagreement was the formation of United Nations. Post world war-I, League of
    Nations formation was an attempt to end the hostility of the nations and bring
    world peace. However, this attempt
    turned out to be futile, as many nations were excluded and some were not
    allowed to be members, especially those who had lost in the war viz. Germany. This
    failure on the part of a noble attempt proved costly to humanity in 1939, when
    the world was about to embrace the Second World War. Disagreements between nations were not
    addressed properly and each one with their own designs of colonialism, turned
    out to be disastrous. Honest
    disagreement not only would have brought sense upon these countries but also
    would have saved many wanton wars whose spillovers are being felt even today in
    the west Asian politics.

    Countries like Syria and Iran have bore the brunt of
    nefarious designs of many other countries bitterly divided on the lines of
    ethnicity, religion, as well as region. The
    Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS is one such mistake that could have
    been avoided by setting aside wars and coming onto the negotiation table. Lack of honesty on the part of countries is
    what feeds this organization which has seen rise in the number of people ready
    to join it, including women and teenagers. This is a clear case where ulterior
    motives are at work rather than honest disagreement. People divided on the
    lines of ethnicity are simply ready to kill and be killed for a cause, which
    spells out nothing but hatred and extremism. Disagreements if not spelt out lead
    to illogical conclusions. Just like the weeds, if left over, take over the good
    nutrients meant for the crop, irrational thoughts also start accumulating the
    mind.

    Our values determine our way forward. Disagreements are a
    way of life. No two days are alike and so are humans. All of us have different
    views on different issues. However, our ability to reason and think logically
    allows us to understand the pain and discomfort caused by our own actions
    towards fellow humans. Differences can bring disputes, but if talked about in a
    calm and negotiable manner can also bring solutions that would benefit the
    either parties. Both India and Nepal faced a situation recently which brought
    distrust and Nepal found new friends in China. The ongoing turmoil post
    ratification of the new constitution in Nepal saw a few communities opposing
    it. This was followed by blockade of transport of essential commodities like
    petroleum in Nepal which alleged Indian hands as it believed that protests were
    fuelled by the Indian side. Such misunderstandings and misgivings could be cleared
    if both countries sit down together and express their concerns and disagreements
    that would eventually lead to a harmonious solution among the two that have
    been friendly ever since both achieved independence.

    Nature has given us the gift of being reasonable, ability to
    think and respond. Our disagreements ought not to hinder our relationships
    which stand more valuable. When faced with hostility or distrust, it is more
    prudent to find out the cause. This will go forward in forging better
    relationships not only among people but nations and humanity as a whole.

  • Arun

    Honest disagreement is the proposition of disagreeing on the subject and putting on constructive criticism leading to overall balance approach towards the issue.This is comes inherently as a result of sincere approach and understanding about the issue and thereby accepting to disagree on the certain topics in order to get optimum solution.This can be justified by taking various issue right from historical happenings of Indian society to the modern contemporary issues.

    In this context,growth of Buddhism and Jainism exemplify the excellent example of understanding of Indian society and need for transformation.Therefore great personalities,Buddha and Mahavira put forth constructive criticism along with solutions.This has great impact on prevailing society leading to greater awareness and search of respect and human dignity.Further it had huge impact on subsequent generation and continuous its impact till the contemporary time.

    Further it can also be seen in the context of emergence of Indian nationalism which came out as an offshoot of reform movement and Indian renaissance during the colonial rule.This has put forth constructive and viable alternative to Indian nationalism leading to independence.It further continued with the post independence social,economic,political and environmental issue which is manifested in contemporary development.

    It is in this context,it becomes essential to understand the value of honest disagreement and why is it so important for an individual,a society or a nation to embrace it.This can be demonstrated from various issues such as social,economic,political,national and international issue pertaining to humanity which is not just limited to human being.

    The honest disagreement is the sign of maturity and manifestation of deep acknowledgment of shortcoming in the status-quo.This can true in the individual context in which individual disagrees with the things going around.This helps individual to understand and accept the shortcoming which further push him/her to ladder of success.Further,it is the demonstration of individual’s courage and conviction in certain value.The example of Malala Yousufzai provides excellent insight who not only stood for what she believed abut also demonstrated the limitation and way to move forward.This brings us to issue at societal level.

    The social issues such as gender equality,caste discrimination,tribal issue,transgenders,disability have become the central of debate and ways to uplift them from limitation and providing equality in the society.

    In this context,issue of gender equality has been debated and discussed and prevailing atrocities against the societal pressure.This brings forwards the issues such as social,economic and political deprivation of women along with violence,atrocities,vulgarity etc which deeply impacts the society.The intellectuals,educational institutions,leaders,social groups have been involved in the issue.This has led to number of steps towards empowerment of women such as representation of women in Panchayati Raj Institutions and Municipality along with series of legislation to ensure equality of women in workplace,protection against atrocities etc.

    Further issue of caste and untouchability has been debated and discussed since the time of Gandhi Vs Ambedkar leading to series of reforms such as reservation of seats in state assemblies and parliament.This inherently reflects the serious and sincere disagreement about the current scheme of things which puts pressure on these group of people.

    Moreover other social issues such as issue of transgenders and section 377 has been debated and disagreed upon and this is manifested in the form of Supreme Court agreeing to review its judgement.Further social issues such as upliftment of tribals and disabled person have been the matter of serious discussion and mainstreaming them.

    In this context,the positive outcome has been the enactment of different legislation giving representation in various field such as legislature,govt jobs ans educational institution.Moreover,establishment of institution in the form of PESA and FRA 2006 is significant steps.
    All these social issue and its address shows the development and progress not just in perceptional sense but also the virtual transformation taking place in the society.

    The honest disagreement is the sign of maturity leading to acceptance and further development of new ways leading to overall progress of the nation.This is also manifested in the form of economic development and empowerment of the society.

    It is in this context,independent India went for socialism considering various need and prospects of independent India.However,the serious question about ‘Trickle Down Theory’ leading to realization of its efficacy has led to change in approach and hence direct attack on poverty through various employment and subsidy scheme was initiated which further transformed in the form of inclusive growth.Recent development in the line includes LPG reform and current process of economic growth.This is manifested in the form of Temdulkar Committee and Rangarajan Committee for poverty measurement which inherently reflects acceptance of limitation and thus amendment.

    Therefore,it is evident that constructive and sincere disagreement is the foundation for social and economic progress of the nation.This progress and contradiction is reflected in political development and emergence of democracy leading to largest successful democracy.What is the magic?

    The magic lies in the acceptance of plurality and identity of each Indians which was richly reflected in constitution of India.For instance,the emergence of federalism since the independence has gone far way in the course of recognition of rights and independence of federal units.

    This can be seen in the context of evolution of article 356 and appointment of governor.The Punchi commission and Sarkaria commission forms significant development.In the continuation of same line,the current proposition of cooperative federalism forms the significant development along with formation of NITI Ayog and FFC recommendations.

    This social,economic and political contradiction and disagreement is manifested in the implementation of various plans and schemes.The current administrative reforms along the line of accountability and transparency is significant development.It is in this context,DBT and Jan Dhan Yojana can be explained.

    Further issue of honest disagreement and progress can also be observe is scientific development and progress of human being.This can be manifested in the form of technological evolution and development of various theories in perspective of human evolution.It is in this context,discovery of recent gravitational waves can be related.

    Further it is also seen in the context of international relation and organisation.This is exemplified from the Paris accord and recognition of climate change along with realization of responsibility of different nations such as developed and developing nations.

    However,it is not always the sign of progress when there is serious disagreement.The disagreement can lead to delay in decision making and foundation of conclusion.This is precisely can be related to delay in the passage of GST Bill is the parliament.Further,economic development and environmentalism has become the crux of debate with recent report of climate change and pollution.This has led to serious contradiction between the two often lead to delay in clearance of various projects.

    But it is amply evident that if there is a issue or serious difference,the solution is also in the anvil which requires serious discussion and deliberation.This can be explained in the context of emergence of sustainable development and UN SDG 2030 aims.

    Therefore,it can be concluded that the honest disagreement if often a good sign of progress when it is deliberated and interpreted with maturity,acceptance,tolerance and realization of crux of the issue.This leads to constructive solution with effective means to redress the issue coming out.

    • Ashutosh

      Dear Arun,
      I read your essay , you have very nice points and examples. Your language is also lucid, but in my opinion you need some structure of the essay, some places i found that your examples were not in context and placed randomly.
      I think you are not forming a structure before writing the essay, hence the structure is missing. Also you have started to discuss some good points but you hurried to next points. Discuss a point clearly first and then move on.

      At last i would say you have written wonderful thing but you just need to rearrange the paragraphs and your examples. A request please review mine too.

      • Arun

        Thank You Ashutosh. Hopefully I would improve in my next attempt.I did’t find your essay?

        • Ashutosh

          ईमानदार असहमति : प्रगति की श्रेष्ठ सूचक

          असहमति क्या है ? असहमति वह अवस्था है जिसमे एक व्यक्ति किसी विचार के प्रति आम धारणा से प्रथक विचार रखता है. उसका विचार उसकी अपनी सोच की उपज होता है जो उसके मूल्यों, विश्वासों , अनुभवों से प्रेरित होती है । यह उसके विचार ही हैं जो उसके जीवन तथा उसके आस पास के समाज को रूप देते हैं. समाज का निर्माण ऐसे ही प्रथक विचारों के संयोग से होता है , अर्थात विभिन्न विचारों का समायोजन ही समाज का निर्माण करता है। इस विचारों के संयोग को असहमति से ही आकार मिलता है, असहमति उस सुनार के हथोड़े की चोट की तरह है जो उसे एक पदार्थ से बहुमूल्य भूषण में बदल देती है। दर-असल असहमति एक व्यक्ति की वह क्षमता है जिससे वह एक ही समस्या को दूसरों के नजरिये से एकदम अलग स्वतंत्र भाव से देखता है । असहमति का होना एक समाज में स्वाभाविक भी है तथा आवश्यक भी, क्यूंकि यह सुनिश्चिति करती है की समाज में हर विचार के प्रति आदर होगा और वह कट्टरवादी सोच को उभरने से रोकेगी । यदि समाज में असहमति के तत्त्व नहीं है तो या तो वह पाश्विक समाज है या फिर तानाशाही राज्य की पीठिका ।

          इतिहास हमे सिखाता है की किस प्रकार असहमति से ही विश्व को नयी दिशाएं मिली । असहमति के कारण ही ऐसी प्रथाओं का नाश हुआ जो प्रगति में बाधक थी और इसी के फलस्वरूप ऐसी संस्कृतियों का विकास हुआ जिन्होंने समय व परिस्थितियों के अनुसार स्वयं को ढाल लिया । भारत वर्ष में जब ब्राह्मण वादी कर्मकांड जोर पकड़ रहे थे और वर्ण व्यवस्था के द्वारा मनुष्य ही मनुष्य का शोषण करने लगा था तो ऐसे में गौतम बुद्ध ने असहमति का विचार रखा ,उन्होंने कर्म कांडों से विपरीत एक नयी धारा का विकास किया जिसमे सभी वर्णो का समावेश संभव था। इसी असहमति के विचार ने भारतीय संस्कृति को अहिंसा और अचौर्य जैसे सिद्धांत दिए । इसके कई वर्षों बाद मराठा सरदार शिवाजी ने भी औरंगजेब के शासन को खुली चुनौती दी , उनके पास यह विकल्प था की वह मुग़लों को आधीनता में अपना राज्य चला लें परन्तु भारत के नए भविष्य हेतु उन्होंने असहमति को ही अपना अस्त्र बनाया ।

          शिवाजी और गौतम बुद्ध का उदहारण यह बताता है की असहमति की राह भले ही कठिन हो परन्तु यह व्यक्ति में स्वतंत्र चिन्तन का विकास करती है । व्यक्ति प्रचलित मान्यताओं को तोड़ता है और विश्व से अलग हटकर अपना मुकाम बनाता है । यह असहमति ही नए नेताओं का उदय करती है जो नए समाज व राज्य की नींव रखते हैं । असहमति इस बात पर बल देती है की केवल

          परिवर्तन ही शास्वत है और परिवर्तन तभी संभव है जब नयी सोच का विकास हो । गैलिलियो गैलिली ऐसा महान व्यक्ति था जिसने अपने विचार को नहीं छोड़ा और आम धारणा को चोट पहुंचाने के लिए उसे मृतुदण्ड मिला परन्तु आज सब जानते है की उसके महान योगदान के कारण ही ग्रहों के बारे में अध्ययन संभव हुआ है ।

          असहमति की अभिलाषा एक व्यक्ति को अपनी विशेषक् क्षमता बनाने में सहायता करती है हालांकि यह काम आसान नहीं, अपने विचार को व्यक्त करना ही काफी नहीं है बल्कि उसका लोगों द्वारा ग्रहण आवश्यक है । बहुदा समाज में किसी विचारधारा या चिंतन के प्रति इतनी अंध-श्रद्धा हो जाती है की उसमे नए विचार के लिए जगह ही नहीं बचती , ऐसा समाज अपनी यथा स्तिथि को ही सर्व श्रेष्ठ मान लेता और ऐसा कोई भी विचार जो उसे बदलने की बात करे वह उसे मिटा देता है । ऐसे समाज में असहमति का विचार न केवल नयी सोच को बल्कि एक संपूर्ण क्रान्ति को भी जन्म देता है । १७८९ की फ़्रांसीसी क्रान्ति इसका जीता जागता उदहारण है जिसमे कुलीन विशेषाधिकारों के प्रति आम जन ने अपनी असहमति जताई थी । असहमति की विषेशता यह है की वह भले ही कोई सकारात्मक परिवर्तन न लाये परन्तु वह सोचने की नयी दिशा प्रदान करती है । राजाराम मोहन रॉय ने जब सती प्रथा के खिलाफ आवाज उठाई तो तत्कालीन समाज में त्वरित परिवर्तन नहीं हुए परन्तु एक नए चिंतन का विकास हुआ जिससे आगे चलकर ब्रिटिश सरकार व्यापक दबाव में इसके उन्मूलन हेतु कानून बनाए ।

          असहमति का विचार परमाणविक श्रृंखला अभिक्रिया के सामान होता है , जैसे एक न्यूट्रॉन कण संपूर्ण क्रिया को शुरू करता है वैसे ही असहमति का एक विचार कई अन्य विचारों को जन्म देता है । भारत में हमने देखा की किस प्रकार चिपको आंदोलन , नर्मदा बचाओ आंदोलन ने सरकार के आद्योगिक विकास मॉडल के विपरीत अपना पर्यावरण वादी मॉडल रखा । इन आन्दोलनों से सरकार की नीतियों में असर दिखा और फिर सरकार ने पर्यावरण रक्षा हेतु कदम उठाये , परन्तु इनका प्रभाव यहीं तक सीमित नहीं रहा । इन आंदोलनों की प्रेरणा से ही कई अन्य सामाजिक आंदोलनों का उदय हुआ जो नारी अधिकार , शराब बंदी , नशा मुक्ति , आदि के विषयों पर बल देते थे ।

          राजनीति के छेत्र में भी असहमति का विचार बहुत मायने रखता है । जे एस मिल के अनुसार हर व्यक्ति को अपना विचार रखने का हक़ देना चाहिए भले ही वह विचार समाज के विचार से एक दम अलग हो , क्यूंकि यदि यह विचार गलत है तो समाज का विचार और दृढ़ हो जायेगा और अगर यह विचार सही है तो समाज को एक परिष्कृत विचार मिल जायेगा । गांधी जी ने भी असहमति को ही सत्याग्रह का मुख्य आधार बनाया , उन्होंने जबरन अपनी बात नहीं मनवाई बल्कि अपने स्वतंत्र विचार पर खड़े रहे । उन्होंने लोगों के अंदर ब्रिटिश सरकार से लड़ने की आग नहीं जलाई अपितु उन्होंने एक ऐसा मानसिक वातवरण तैयार किया जिसमे हर भारतीय ब्रिटिश शासन से असहमत हो गया और उसने सविनय अवज्ञा को नैतिक मानना शुरू कर दिया । उसी प्रकार सरदार भगत सिंह ने भी लोगों को असहमत होना तथा अपना विचार रखने के लिए साहसी बनने का सन्देश दिया । यही आदर्श आगे चलकर हमारी संविधान ने अपनाए और हमे एक ऐसा संविधान दिया सो पंथ निरपेक्षता , भ्रातत्व , सहिस्नुता , और शांति के आदर्श रखता है । पक्ष विपक्ष की संसदीय प्रणाली हमारे देश की बहु-वादिता की रक्षक है , जहाँ सम्पूर्ण भारत के विचार संगम की तरह एक नीति में परिवर्तित हो जाते हैं । असहमति ही वह शक्ति है जिसने हमारे देश को विखंडनीय बलों से बचाए रखा है ।

          असहमति समाज और राज्य के साथ साथ व्यक्ति को भी उसके अपने नीतिशास्त्र निर्माण में सहायक होती है । व्यक्ति किसी प्रचलित विचार को अपने परिवेश से ग्रहण करता है , उसपर वह लगातार तर्क वितर्क करता है और अंत में वह अपना स्वयं का नीतिशास्त्र बना लेता है । वह प्रचलित विचार से असहमत होकर ही नया विचार बनाता है ना की शून्य से किसी विचार का सृजन करता है , इसलिए मूल्यों और व्यक्तित्व के विकास भी असहमति का होना आवश्यक है । आजकल लीव इन सम्बन्धों पर भी व्यापक चर्चा होती है , यह विचार शादी की संस्था को चुनौती देता है , हम यह नहीं कह सकते की यह गलत है या सही परन्तु इतना जरूर मान सकते हैं की इसने नारी मुक्ति को कम से कम एक नयी दिशा तो दी है , जहाँ वह अपने जीवन को पितृ सत्तात्मक समाज से अलग किसी समता वाले रास्ते पर ले जा सकती है । असहमति का यह विचार ही उसे गर्भपात का विकल्प देता है जहाँ वह अपने स्वास्थय को प्राथमिकता देती है ।

          इस प्रकार हम यह कह सकते हैं की असहमति का विचार किसी समाज , राज्य व व्यक्ति की प्रगति के लिए आवश्यक है । जिस समाज में असहमति के तत्त्व मौजूद हैं वो उस समाज को कट्टरता से बचाते हैं , वे ऐसे अवरोधकों और सन्तुलकों की भांति कार्य करते हैं जो समाज को प्रगति दिशा में ले जाते हैं और उसे पश्च गामी होने से रोकते हैं । ये असहमति ही व्यक्ति के मूल्यों का स्वतंत्र विकास करती है , यह नए नेताओं का निर्माण करती है जो अपने विचारों से पूरे समाज में क्रान्ति लाते हैं । कई महान विभूतियों का कथन है की समाज में ऐसी शिक्षा होनी चाहिए जो व्यक्ति में स्वतंत्र चिंतन का विकास करे , ताकि कल वह व्यक्ति अच्छा नागरिक बने अच्छे समाज का निर्माता भी । इस प्रकार यह कथन सिद्ध होता है की

          “ईमानदार सहमति का होना प्रगति का श्रेष्ठ सूचक है “

          • Arun

            Dear Ashutosh.I am really sorry.I can’t review your essay since I don’t really understand Hindi and reading is almost nil. :).

  • Equanimity

    Please check these…My first attempt at any essay. Please suggest anything. Some things I need feedback on length of essay, structure, language. Any other inputs. I’m banking on all of you guys. Thanks a lot. Images order 1,4,2,3.

    • TDP abhimani

      well written……….but please upload properly……..I have to rotate ur pics to see in correct form…….please review mine if possible………

  • Tanu Singhal

    Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress”

    Disagreement with someone , or down theory show that a person Is capable and willing enough to think beyond.the point where we start to disagree is the point out brain starts giving us signs range, this doesn’t follow my thought process, I have to be reluctant here and I do not have to just agree.
    The very fact that there can always be different opinions about anything gives birth to disagreement, to discussion, to debates, it leads the curious minds to unfold the mysteries and reach the levek of agree!em based on facts.
    While human nature always tends to please the other person or find coherency to let teh relations develop or at least not get hampered, leads us to agree when you wish to disagree.
    Denying something or not agreeing to something requires courage and reasons.
    And an honest disagreement has both, and that is what makes it healthy . It makes it fair and just, honesty wrt our reasons makes its basis stronger and gives a way out to prove it as well.
    It’s a quote by Mahtma Gandhi, who gave it to enshrine the golden rule of *agree to disagree*
    In our daily life amongst many struggles, we find our morality getting tested on every level, be it giving seat to a needy one in public transport or be it a project tbeing passed on as a burden, saying no, or presenting your computer views becomes difficult but at the same time, going against your own value SYSTEM harms you internally.at this stage , pointing out the point of disagreement become important.
    It not only helps in bringing that moral up but it gives the otehr person a chance to mend the ways with you.

    In politics we see, many a times a party member is having an opinion different to that of his party’s , in such. Situation the one who is stubborn enough to take his stand based on his reasons, is always welcomed in social as well as own party, as being a courageous and honest person.
    Whiel the with fluctuating thoughts is never even properly heard of.
    This is because only when you disagree you find reasons to agree, it helps in growth, of mind, of logic, of the relationship itself and most importantly of Society as a whole, because only then nnew ideas find its way.

    The point where two fierce debators start agreeing, the discussion dies, it ends with a finite conclusion whole till the time it’s open ,it goes to infinite ranges and explores all possible facts, issues, logic, aspects that can be a deciding factor to it.hence, the disagreement gives way to evolution.
    Big parties, big wars , bug economic revolutions are all brought by the tea room discussions,the points of agreement a nd disagreement, leads the way out to solutions, it helps in being the required revolution
    Eg the disagreement of ideologies between the Marxists and feudal lords gave way to total economic revolutions, it lead to socialism.The disagreement between two classmates, being out the best possible answers on their answer sheets.
    Moreover for an agreement to be there, either it is because two people had same thought process or the other was ignorant and indifferent towards it.i n such cases it becomes fatal for both the minds, as now they stop growing, they stop finding reasons, they stop being critical of each other.
    When we say you should disagree, the foremost thing is it shouldn be valid and logical. While we are busy today. To disagree to facts like rising global tenor and need for combined efforts, the need to contact terrorism united, the need to bring peace and economic stability to the underdeveloped, brimgs nothing but further negotiations with no solutions.
    For it to be honest, it must have reasons and proposed solutions.
    Opposition in parliament gives way to true democracy. Similarly, disagreement to accept the old theories gives way to new inventions. Had Stephen hawking agreed to what the books told him, we couldn’t have known about quantum physics and bug bang.
    The fact that, a failure agrees to disagree with the world and give himslef another try ,makes him an achiever.
    Therefore, disagreeing to what you think and know is wrong, what you think is inconsistent with your ethical values or logical mind shall be denied. Else, you betray your kind, you leave a part of it behind to be irritated, while when you step up, you give yourself a chance to find it, and makw others believe too.

    • ESWAR

      The whole essay was revolved around explanation of disagreement though it attracts but a feeling of reduncy. In today’s essay, u could have written good examples In parliament, terrorism etc. Please explore. Thanks

      • Tanu Singhal

        Thanks.. will write regularly.. today I wrote afetr long.. hence couldn’t produce something good.
        Will keep your points in mind..

    • May2017

      Promised a review long back, doing it now!!

      Try avoiding first, even if specifically says your opinion, avoid using it many a time in the answer.
      Language is good
      Essay should have facts, followed by analysis or ur substantiation through facts.

      What you have written is OK, but could have been, better!!

      Do look into mine if u find time!!

      • Tanu Singhal

        Yes could have.. I wrote essay after long time.. hence the result was definitely not good…
        Now on.. will be a regular writer so that could always improve and add on better points.
        Thanks

        Will review in a while

    • FinalAttempt

      your essay’s flow is good and well connected.. intro is catchy. but i wolud like to say add some e.g to make it multidimensional . also if you can add some points related to india will be an advantage.. keep writing 🙂

      • Tanu Singhal

        Yep .. points taken.
        Thanks a tonne 🙂

    • gomuki

      some inputs:
      1) There is some philosophical touch in ur essay I appreciate that
      2) But it is not required here. No need to define disagreement again …as we all know…never use I except in ethics where it asks ur opinion
      3) I find it boring to read….curreent dimension is completely missing
      4) better start with connecting story or current event ….for eg: JNU row how govt. treated them antinationalists or GAndhji example or Anti-defection law or french revolution ..how philosphers fought against existing beliefs
      5) as i mentioned earlier review many dimensions missed … hope u have already gone through
      6) Beyond i find u have structral problem with essay…. there is some strategy in writing essay ….completely missing

      I hv got 128 marks in essay(2015) I follow this structure . If u find relevant u can follow

      How to write Essay:

      (This format I have copied from two toppers of Upsc-2006, 2013. I neither claim any originality nor take credit)

      After reading many essays in the Insights I would like to present my views on “How to write Essay”. Before going to that , what qualities are required to become a civil servant? In my opinion required qualities are- Understanding the problem, always ready to update , maturity, able to see the issue from multiple dimensions, not only pointing the problem but also should know the solution and futuristic oriented. While writing essay(for that matter any answer) how can we tell the examiner that we possess all these qualities.

      I would like to explain how to write essay/any answer by taking a previous year essay: Tourism next big for India(2014).

      First part is Introduction: While writing introduction, ask your self a question, as there are many topics why he asked this question, it means this topic has current relevance, start your introduction by quoting the relevance of the topic. For eg: tourism question, relevance—people talk about demographic dividend but there is no employment, current account deficit, people talk Mgnrega is of no use, rural to urban migration and regional inequality, and through service sector(software) jobless growth, Govt announce swatch Bharat( How we can converge tourism with swatch Bharat). These are the issuses and we can write how tourism resolves all these issues. If we write like this, we will show two qualities, we understand the problem and by quoting contemporary examples we are updating ourselves continuously.

      Next—-Body part …write different dimensions—-historical, political, economic, social, and so on here .try to explore different dimensions of tourism—medical, art, business, local tourism, piligrimage and many other dimensions—It means we see the issue from multiple directions.

      Third thing…….If everything is perfect they will not ashquestion.. it means there is something wrong… so highlight the loopholes ( If asked specifically explore more dimensions, if not try to write core points)……no cleanliness, luxury tax, no safety( can quote current examples like rape in goa or attack on Russian woman) , no infrastructure, no logistics, hypocrisy of Indians, no awareness of tourist sites in India and so on………

      Fourt thing is, we always tell the examiner that we are solution oriented… it means if the queston asks specifically to write solutions ,,,write many points ,,,if it is not asked then write core points(atleast 2 ) while mentioning govt. steps………Here Although govt has taken steps to boost the tourism- visa on arrival, e-visa- but there are some other urgent measures should be taken to boost tourism- no differential charges for tourists, try to include more places in Unesco heritage list, ICCR should conduct more awareness fares in abroad and so on………

      Last thing is conclusion……Through conclusion we need to tell the examiner that we know what happen if present thing is not solved….so try to present what happens in future if issue is not resolved….for this topic… India’s population is growing, and more number will join workforce , if the potential of tourism which provides huge employment with low investment that to for semi-skilled people not utilized , India would not able to enjoy the demographic dividend rather it will become demographic burden. Govt also realized the potential of tourism, has taken some good steps in this regard, if other measures also followed India would not need to go IMF if we have current account deficit, which happened in 1991.

      How can we prove examiner we are matured that is my maintaining proper flow, Please give more importance to flow of your answer, we can compromise some points at the cost of flow. With this we have covered all the qualities. This is not only applicable to essay but also for your answer writing in GS .

      May be I am wrong , you can ignore if you think so.

      • Tanu Singhal

        Hey ..

        Can’t thank you much for providing this review and help.

        I have been writing easy since few months , but constantly facing problems in my regularity and structure, sometimes I get examples right ,sometimes content.. but not reaching that point of a good essay. Perfection would take so much time..

        I will keep this strategy in my notes folder copy pasted and will follow it properly.
        Have been able to write smaller answers.. but lack here..
        Thank again..

        I totally agree with each and every point of yours.
        Will definitely improve . 🙂

    • Khayam

      flow of your essay is too good, but there is lack of aspects like ( economy, philosophy, social, environment related examples ) apart from these rest looks good.

      Plz revive mine

  • Tom Hanks

    “Honest disagreement is often good sign of progress ”
    Since the dawn of human civilization the clash of ideas have been the main reason for the material and spiritual progress of mankind.In Hegelian terms the thesis,anti-thesis and synthesis are the characteristics of developing society.History of mankind is history of evolution of ideas,born essentially out of disagreement with the given wisdom.Earth was believed to be flat but there were those who dared to differ and by conviction Socrates chose to drink poison because he honestly disagreed.As human being is the most intelligent among the living beings and also posses the thinking capabilities the disagreement among them is inevitable.So the only solution to this scenario is that we must honestly disagree with others.The honest disagreement is often good sign of progress.
    Battle is always going on between rational and irrational, between good and evil and the final outcome always depends on how we take or manage different views.Many times when we are at dominant position or authority we try to impose our views on the other without taking into consideration the viewpoint of others.This type of approach is detrimental in long term.
    We have seen various examples and events in past that how disagreement leads to various problems like in World War 1, World War 2 etc,.Similarly history is also filled with examples where a honest disagreement has lead to far reaching positive impact.Like India never agreed with the Communist regime of USSR but it always maintained friendly relations with the country.Similarly the evolution of Non Alignment Movement was the manifestation of the honest disagreement between the NAM group and the blocks of USA and USSR.
    Our legacy of National Movement evolved over a period,came under influence of different ideologies in successive period .It owed its success to the fact that it was open to newer ideas .Mahatma Gandhi was firm believer in this theory and he always encouraged his companions to raise their views even if contrary to his own views.We saw how his colleagues were not ready for Non Cooperation Movement and how many of them criticized him when he withdrew the movement in 1922.
    Most of the problems of today’s world trace their roots in the clash of different views.We as human beings are not ready to accept the opposing views.Starting from individuals to International diplomacy there is problem of different ideas and views.Today in the fast changing world relationship are hard to maintain.We often are on the edge of relationships only because we have differences and we are not ready for honest disagreement.We must realize that ego must not ride on our decision making.Similarly when we see in society we come across various instances where important decision are facing deadlock only because we are too adamant in imposing our on ideas.
    In International diplomacy and bilateral negotiations too we see that strong and powerful nations try to bully or corner the weak nations.This is very harmful in long term it leads to distrust and hatred as we have seen in the form of World Wars.The problems in Syria,Yemen, the menace of ISIS etc are manifestations of the ill called disagreement among the concerned stakeholders. In India too we see that how various policies and program face deadlock in parliament and in various ministries. Here too the disagreement among the concerned parties is the main cause.
    We must try to start appreciate the diversity of views and ideas.Only a thinking human being can disagree.This is the sign of progress and intellectual development.No single view or individual can lead to evolution of a civilization.
    The main problem in our society is that we became habituated with the prevailing ideas and views.Most often we see that the modern ideals are in conflict with our age old ideas and traditions and hence when there is conflict between customs and rationality we prefer the former.The diktats of Khap Panchayats and Fatwas of Clerics etc are manifestations of this ill.These social organisation do not believe in honest disagreement .
    India is a country where people of various class,caste,race and ethnicity lived form generations.People follow different religion,different gods,different language,different scriptures and so on.Hence the differences are inevitable in this context.So the solution lies in honest disagreement.We must try to take care of aspirations of all diverse groups..We as a nation face various ills like untouchability, child marriage,poverty,unemployment, juvenile delinquency and so on.We must try to fight all these evils together and for this we must cultivate the habit of respecting and listening the views of others even when we are not ready to accept that.
    Truth or reality is never absolute..always partial ,depends on perspective.Therefore there is room for an alternative explanation of things.
    We must realize that this world is like a garden with flowers of different colors and fragrance, the more the diversity of flowers the more beautiful the garden looks. Similarly we may try to have more diverse views and try to have honest disagreement even when we are not ready to accept that.World is more beautiful when it is filled with diversity and we can cultivate diversity when we are ready to have different view points.The life is all about unlimited opportunities and this depends upon rational decision making.We cam make rational decisions only when we have ample alternatives and for alternatives we need to have different views.So we must follow Gandhian quote that Honest disagreement is often good sign of progress as it provides us with different viewpoints.

  • Khayam

    Please review !!!

  • Unformidable

    Choosing the right career for onseself is the most difficult decision for any individual as their are alot of risks and uncertainities associated.At my hard time,i went to my father and shared with him my apprehensions and indirectly wanted him to take the final call for me as i was badly muddled up.He told me that how he got into an IIT and later got into a leading B-school but still was not contented as his career choice was taken by my grandfather and not by him.He said that after passing from MBA,.he took a decision to join Dramatics something he was passionate about.He had huge disagreements with my grandfather but today he is satisfied,happy and doesnt have life-long regrets.He is on his way to progress because he had the courage to have that honest disagreement with my grandfather.

    Disagreement is a human tendency where you believe that the decision taken is not with rational cost-benefit anaylsis and thus it has to be corrected.Disagreements may be uncomfortable for a while but gradually when one thinks about them,there is a analysis of why there is a disagreement,could the decision be improved and ultimately how could the decision be resolved? When disagreements are viewed in the light of rationality,one is able to take more better and holistic decisions.Here,it is very important that the disagreement has to be honest which means that it should not be just to pull the other persons leg or without any concrete reason.Disagreements are often a good sign of progress.It might seem the other way around as usually disagreement is seen as equivalent to deadlocks but delving deeper, it could be deciphered that Honest disagrements are often a sign of progress as it helps to see the other person’s perspective.It gives a holistic outlook and thus better and informed choices can be made which ultimately lead on the path of the progress.

    History is a repository of instances where Honest disagreement has given a way to progress.One very crucial example is from our own Freedom struggle involving Dr B.R Ambedkar and Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi.Dr B.R Ambedkar stood for the upliftment of the socially backward castes and thus demanded for a seprate electorate for the Scheduled classes but on the other hand,Mahatma Gandhi who was also a staunch supporter of upliftment of socially backward groups showed disagreement with Dr B.R Ambedkar and believed in other alternative measures for the upliftment of Scheduled classes in India.Mahatma Gandhi believed that separate electorates would fragment the unity of India leading to more divides in the already boiling atmosphere.Gandhiji did not agree with Dr B.R Ambedkar’s seprate electorates idea and instead suggested reservation for them in the constituency.Thus a new solution came up which was a significant progress from the earlier stands as it didnot affect the unity of the country and also solved the purpose of upliftment of the socially backward groups.

    In the present scnerio,Indian Parliament is a greatest example of agreements and disagreements.Every bill introduced in the parliament goes through different stages and widly debated at every stage.Disagreements are made at joint standing level commitees and issues are further debated to come up with a better law.Mostly when a final law comes up,it is removed of its shortcomings and a better law is passed.USA which is the oldest democracy of the world and is going to have election this year goes through debates for the election of its presidential candidate.Debates give way to disagreements and a better alternative is shown up to the electors so that the voters could make an informed choice for the future progress of their nation
    .
    In economics,GDP is an indicator which is used by majority of the countires for measuring its economic growth.Recently,economists and policy makers worldwide have shown dissatisfaction with the use of GDP alone for measuring the economic success of a country as it lacks on certain crucial parameters like Unaccounted work done by a housewife,the care given by a mother to her children and transactions which do not occur in monetary term (barter system) etc.With the disagreements of several prominent economists,a progress has been made to come up with other alternative measures like Gini Coefficient,Human Development Index,Gross Happiness Index used in Bhutan and recent Social progressive Index.These measures compensate for the shortcomings of Gross Domestic Product and thus could act as a complement and not a s a substitute for it.The disagreement of certain index gave way to the progressive development other index which is more inclusive and equitable.

    In the society,there have always been a belief that woman are not good enough for managerial positions as they lack in decision making choices and various other stereotypes attached to the efficiency of woman.These days woman are leading up in all the sectors whether it comes to being a topper in the most challenging exam of the country or leading major MNC’S. Woman have gained strength from the apprehensions raised by the society about it credentials and have shown their disagreement with the progress they are making in their respective fields.Disagreements have given the strength to the marginalised groups like Woman,Socially backward classes ,Tribes and Physically disabled people to show their strength and lead.

    With the advent of globalisation, people have been sceptical about its influence on our great cultural values.The concern has justified grounds as westernization has affected our cultural values and our youngsters feel attracted to their value system and outlook in terms of clothes,music,food and lifestyle.It does not mean that our own values system are completely compromised as there could be certain hybrids which can bring both the cultures together.Jeans with Bindi and Kurta,Mixture of Indian classical music with Hip-Hop gives new hybrids which are a progress and shows different combinations and compatibilities of two cultures.

    It is significant to realise that in all the cases of disagreements, progress could be achieved only if the disagreement has valid and rational grounds.It should not serve the purpose of destruction for a constructive solution.In the Indian Parliament,there are number of laws which have been pending for so long because of the narrow political interests even if they are at cost of citizens of the country.Example – The GST Bill has been struggling in the parliament for so long even when it could bring a crucial change in the tax structure of the country boosting up the economy of the nation.Such disagreement do not have a rational reasoning behind them and even if the disagreements are resolved,the other party might come up with more disagreements eventually defeating the whole cause of the arguement.Such dishonest diagreements increase the tension in the society.

    Disagreement and Progress might see antognisitic in nature but delving deeper it can be infered that they are complementary.Every disagreement must be backed with a rational reasoning and a valid cause.Honest diagreements are often a good sign of progress but the line between the honest and dishonest arguement is very thin to be recongnized.We should never fudge from disagreements as it always broader the horizon of our understanding of an issue

    • InsightsOfficialReview

      Very nice essay unformidable. You should have given more space to ‘malafied’ disagreements. Using examples from polity, economy, society and history is a good approach.
      Marks – 70/125

      • Khayam

        please review mine essay too ..

    • FinalAttempt

      your intro and conclusion is good.. but u need to shorten your examples and paragraphs . it would be better if you can cover some more points.. keep writing .

    • Mrinal Mukherjee

      Is this really your first essay ? If it is then I have some serious competition :p

      Anyway jokes apart , the flow was excellent ,the structure was excellent .It was your addictive introduction that made me go through your essay verbatim …examples you used with a mix of both the past and contemporary times are really commendable

      However , I couldn’t link the third last paragraph with the topic …do you mean to say that with the advent of globalisation Indians have honestly disagreed to adopt the western culture completely but rather found out a middle path through hybridisation which has lead to progress ?( This point was not as strong when compared with the rest ) What’s more interesting is that through this point you have brought one more dimension into your essay – partial honest disagreement ( whose merits/demerits can be compared with complete honest disagreement in the progress of the nation.)

      Also, you have to highlight how an honest disagreement doesn’t always lead to the progress of the nation.Go through my review for Final Attenpt to get a broader picture in this

      You could have also mentioned on how the spirit of honest disagreement be promoted responsibly.

      Overall ,an excellent read !
      Marks : 65-70/125

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    • InsightsOfficialReview

      Your essay is nicely connected and inclusive in approach. You were also able to conclude nicely. Do underline the key-points if you have time (since you have to write 2 essay’s within 3 hours). Your handwriting is also treat to read. Try to write 2-3 pages more next time, because in UPSC mains exam, you will get 13 pages to write every essay and finishing in 7 pages won’t look good. So either write bigger with more space, or increase the content.
      Marks – 80/125

      • TDP abhimani

        thank u insights…………..its a booster for me …………..thanks a tonne………I never expected this review for me…………yes indeed I need to write more

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    • ESWAR

      U had tried to link content with provisions of constitution while doing so u have diverted from constructive criticism. U email me next time onwards if u write on paper. Today, I spent more than 30 minutes to connect all of ur papers and to arrive at conclusion.

      Need improvement.

      • TDP abhimani

        okk …….will do it………sorry for that………….I just hate typing……..that’s y I upload the written papers……………

      • TDP abhimani

        I’ll call u in the afternoon bro………thanks for your review

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    • Equanimity

      Good read with contemporary issues…I missed this in mine. But Indians are not democrats(a party in USA). It is a democratic society. I’m not sure if people who follow democracy are called democrats. Let me know

      • TDP abhimani

        thanks for ur review…………ya thanks for pointing out…..its wrong to write the word democrats……..

  • TDP abhimani

    friends……….please review my essay and give suggestions…….

  • Tom Hanks

    please review mine.Last year I got 106 marks but this year only 92.This is my first essay.So please please give your honest review.

  • Saptarshi Dutta

    Honest disagreement often leads to two types of situation especially when it happens that a subordinate staff disagrees with his superiors- one,he has to bear the brunt of hurting ego of his boss who might be highly sentimental and egoistic and second,he will be appreciated for not being a yes man.
    Consistently agreeing to what others or superiors say might sometimes create problems as in many a case,one might not agree to a certain thing because of one’s morality,ethics and integrity but just because the person in front of whom one has to put forth one’s opinion,there is a tendency towards dishonest agreement. It is a situation in which one compromises with one’s ethics and integrity which can lead to ill consequences in personal,professional and public aspects.
    It has been seen time and again in the past during the struggle for independence that even closest of friends honestly disagreed with one another when one of the persons find something incorrect according to his/her conscience. No changers vs pro changers(swaraj party) was an example when two parties opposed each others stand. After Chauri-chaura incident, Jawahar lal Nehru and Netaji Subhas chandra Bose opposed when the non-cooperation movement was withdrawn by Mahatma Gandhi despite the fact that both were ardent followers of Mahatma Gandhi.
    Honest disagreement may not always be 100% correct but at least it gives an insight into what others are thinking which is so important while taking an important decision. Suppose in a cricket match, a new batsman is not expert in handling the new ball and he has been asked to open as there is no slot to fill in the middle order of star studded batsmen,then he cannot honestly disagree as he is having no other option. This is one of the cases where honest agreement can boomerang on the subject.
    At present,it has been seen that honest disagreement pays dividends mostly in work-life starting from interview to promotion.
    During interviews,honesty is rewarded most of the times as if a candidate does not know an answer,a polite no is accepted better that presenting partially correct answer in a nervous tone,an extension of it is honest disagreement,often interviewers present their view points in a twisted manner just to test the candidates integrity, an agreement would indicate that the interviewee is a yes man and he does not have any personal viewpoint and vice-versa. It does not mean that whatever others say even correct,we have to oppose,it is predominantly based on need,consciousness,ethics and integrity.
    Some examples of needless opposition can be seen in our parliaments where whosoever might be the opposition,they would consistently disagree with whatever the ruling party/parties says/say.This is not the perfect manifestation of honest disagreement. Honest disagreement should lead to construction not disruption in any aspect of life,be it personal,professional,political.
    An honest disagreement acts like a face-saver for many organization which prevents top bosses to take any false steps because of the honest disagreement with reasons put forth by the employees.It is the most important aspect of honest disagreement that it has to be adequately backed by reasons.
    When parents disagrees to their children’s plea pertaining to buying some expensive gift items or any such things which the children’s get tempted by seeing those either on television or in the hands of neighbors or family members children’s,it is the responsibility of parents to present sufficient reasons before their children’s why it is unnecessary.
    Honest disagreement is an important tool which can be effectively used to create a constructive society.

  • sweety

    hello everyone !finally i could write my first essay ,whatever has come to my mind have written,please suggest the improvement area,

    • Khayam

      Do not draw diagrams in essay… nobody recommends to draw diagrams.

  • vineet arora

    Mythological story:
    Eklavya once went to dronacharya to learn archery, but he refused to teach him. eklavya was too eager to learn archery so he made a statue of drona baba and practiced to the extent that he became the best archer of his times and DRona got jealous due to the fact that he cannot be a inferior archer compared to drona so he demanded his thumb finger.

    the above story illustruates how the disagreement by drona although not being honest by standards helped eklavya learn archery. in real life we face similar instances too. often our parents warn us on several events and thus prevent us from getting worse.

    historically too india faced similar instances, like the lure of power and position has often dragged many of the corrupt fighters in the laps of the british however the best ones like gandhi and nehru never fell to them. during the non cooperation and khilafat movement, ali brother were active giving sppeches some of them visious to the british raj, following that the viceroy tried to end lure gandhi and persuade him to prevent ali brothers from giving such sppeches.

    however he denied therby saving a crucial moment of communal solidary which was much needed at the tmes. even the indian capitalist class diaggreed to take foreign fiance and infleunce and thus prevent the neutral nature/pro sociallist nature of our industrialisation. Post independence non aligned movement prevented any bloack formation and india disagreed to powerplay and maintained an independent foreign policy.

    india took the form of socialist and liberal democracy despite some of its neighbours assumed dictatorship. economically capitalism/ free market economy was a good option however india adopted socialism due to the needs and out of colonial experience of exploitation.

    several measures were taken for affirmative action and towards the upliftment of the downtrodden and backward classes. women empoerment issues were addressed. at the same itme reforms in the hindu religion was undertaken and despite disagreemetn with the right wing and a large section of the citizenry hinduism was codified.

    in recent times govt has undertaken various measures like black money bill, gst and DBT, computerisation of the pds although it has dimensions of in convienecne to several sections especially the unskilled manpower and the states wh are at loss of gst adoption. similarly the passing of addhar bill w/o oversight of RS is laos a compromise or to say a disagreement to the polity and constitutionality of the law. but it is necesary tfor the grater good of the society.

    as saint thomas aquinas said all actions are admissimisble when the outcomes are good even the intentions of the actions are not questionable. this telelogical approach tells that we can take whatever measure we want to take even disagreeing the general trands of the time are correct.

    from environmental dimension athough the INDC is a compromise on the national interst yet it is ofr the greater good of the world. the stranded carbon may impact our hydrocarbon market as well as our revenue and economy but in the long run it is going to prevent GW.

    thus in conclusion it can be stated although eklavya was denied archey classes by guru drona but it was for his better ment as it led to his better skill development even more than what he could have learnt from guruji.

    thanks
    vinnet arora

  • Sheetal

    Topic = Honest Disagreement is often a often a Good Sign of Progress

    The honest disagreement of our beloved leader, Baba Saheb Ambedkar over the definition of Independent India, led us to formulate an all round inclusive Constitution. It was a disagreement over the meaning of Independence as a mere political independence, which transformed its meaning to a socio-economic and political emancipation. Today, while uttering the words of “Unity in Diversity”, we are enjoying the fruits of pain and struggle of these noble leaders.

    So, honest disagreement is a key to progression. It is a reflection of Inclusiveness, Equality, Tolerance, Adaptability, Patience, Empathy, and Self-Sacrifice. These are the values, which are the soul and heart of the Disagreement. This “disagreement” has played a vital role in the each and every sphere of our country’s progress. In this essay, we will briefly touch upon on all these aspects, to further consolidate our thoughts.

    No Democracy without Disagreement

    Right to dissent, often heard these days, is the key for Democracy. Democracy is a kind of political system with Popular Control and Collective Decision making. Disagreement is the epicenter of assimilation of diverse views and ideas of ones progress. Disagreement, is a tool for minorities to express their interest against the views of majority. In this regard, India has done fairly well.

    AS we known that, the inclusion of Gram Sabha’s consent and accordance of power of Disagreement, is a revolutionary development in the new era of Democracy. The PRI Extension to Schedule Areas, Forest Rights Act, Autonomous Councils, and new Land Agreement Acts are setting a new norm. Their disagreement over the imposed plan of development is truly evolving a new form of governance in our country.

    This is the beginning of Good Governance, in which we are striving for Maximum Governance over Minimum Government. This shift towards bottom up approach, rather sticking to the unresponsive top down, is something to get delighted. This is the power to build the capacity among the people to participate in the governance, and record their disagreement over the course of action. This disagreement is taking up us high in the deepening of democracy and giving us an opportunity to fight back with the problems like Left Wing Extremism in our country. In this process of Governance, we can’t forget a place which is the Temple of Disagreement, Parliament.

    Parliament, is the place for Disagreement, Debates, and Deliberations. Parliament can’t think of functioning without the process of Disagreement. We have designed many indigenous frameworks like “Zero Hour” to express their disagreement. Here, we can truly understand the importance of Disagreement in our Democracy. In my perspective, it would be completely just to call the Disagreement as the soul and heart of the Democracy.

    Disagreement and Economy:

    Disagreement is never limited to the Democracy in itself. It was the 1991, when we truly saw the Disagreement arising in our Country over the distorted definition of Socialism, where State was acquiring the insurmountable powers. This disagreement, over the command of economy had led us towards the Liberalization, Globalization and Privatization of Indian Economy. The fruits of this disagreement we are enjoying these days. Whether we talk about the giant Automobile Sector of India or the Telecom Industry, we are able to capture many strikes of success. This liberalization has deeply impacted our position in the Global Arena. But, yet again, our economy is badly demanding a one more disagreement.

    Yes, the disagreement over the Autonomy of Public Sector Banks. The problem of Non Performing Assets have deeply routed in our economic system. It is withering away our progress and development. This is the time, when we have to disagree with the current arrangement of control and supervision. Where we have to cede more space to Banks to have the autonomy to function in independent manner. This is the time to seriously consider this disagreement, again for the path of progress and development. But, let’s move forward towards other developments.

    Disagreement peaking into our SOCIETY

    The recent developments of Women Temple Entry, is yet again a form of Disagreement with the age old Rituals and Customs which are not in sync with our current modern humanistic value system. This disagreement over the male dominating society, disagreement to cede the complete control over their life, and disagreement over the capabilities of women in any sphere of life. This development is a definitely a path towards the Women Empowerment. It is throwing an opportunity towards the whole society, to rekindle over the regressive rituals and customary laws. This is further deepening the sense of Equality and Justice in our society. The recent judgment of Mumbai HC for the women entry in Shani Signapur Temple, is the beginning of a whole new chapter in our Society.

    Disagreement is not aloof to International Developments:

    Disagreement is important for our international democracy as it is for the internal democracy. The disagreement of India over Nuclear Proliferation regime, is hopefully taking this world towards Nuclear Disarmament. This disagreement of India, is not for peace and prosperity, but is completely in line with the values of humanity and justice. It is against the discriminatory status of Have and Have Nots.

    India is known for its disagreement in this world, for the betterment of human existence and to uphold the highest values of humanity. The origin of Non Align Movement is somewhere lying in the closed boundaries of Disagreement with Cold War. India’s relationship with disagreement with injustice and discrimination is old and interesting. India’s position against the hegemonic status of developed countries in the international platforms like WTO and UN, is something to appreciate and cherish about. India has truly recorded its disagreement in DOHA Round of Talks, for securing the basic rights of many least developed countries and its own agricultural farmers. So, disagreement is truly serving the interests of poor and poverty in the global arena.

    The recent triumph of India in developing a consensus over the Paris Climate Conference is something to be proud of. India was truly successful in enumerating the Climate Justice and Climate Equality in the records of Conference. This all started with the simple disagreement of India over the denial of rights of development and prosperity to the poor nations, by the so-called developed and prosperous nations.

    The beginning of Green Revolution can be traced to the Disagreement of Indra Gandhi over the insulting pre-conditionality of PL 480 by USA. This disagreement first led to disapproval, then refusal, and at last Empowerment. Now, every hook and corner of our country is known to the success of Green Revolution, which is serving the Food Security of a populous country like ours.

    Disagreement, even structuring our Constitution every day, every moment of our life

    Many will appreciate that the Concept of Basic Structure, which is the heart and soul of our Constitution. Is none other then a result of Disagreement between the Judiciary and Legislature. The question of amenability of Constitutions was raised in the early 50s, with the A K Gopalan, Shankari Prasad, and GolakhNath Case. But, finally at end, with the path breaking judgment in KeshwavaNanda Bharati on 24th April 1973, the day of most important judicial invention, the concept of Basic Structure emerged. So, the dynamism of our Constitution can be attributed to the basic Disagreement over the Amenability, which is yet again serving us in an appreciated manner.

    The sphere of Judicial Activism, where Judiciary are battling with the Executives on the daily basis, to ensure the Socio-Economic development of people is again an important example of Disagreement over the course of Actions. The recent intervention of judiciary in Maharshtra’s IPL Case, is well appreciated across the length and breadth of the country.

    So, we have briefly touched upon the various sphere of Disagreement and its service to our Country. But let’s look some-other aspects, where we badly need disagreement in the current mode of operation.

    We badly need Disagreement over the Acceptance of Corruption as a Norm, which is institutionalizing the corruption in our Society. This is the time to express our disagreement with the Adversarial System of Judiciary, which is costly, time consuming and anti-poor. We have to rethink over it, in line with the suggestion of Malimath Committee to have a Restorative Justice System. We also have to look at our Public Administration, which is crippled with plethora of problems as rightly raised by the 2nd ARC. Now, it is the right time for the disagreement with the current modes of operations.

    So, disagreement looks like a weapon to achieve the means of an inclusive society. But, one shall not forget the basic principles. Where, honesty has to be accorded, otherwise Parliamentary Disagreement will turn into Populist Government. It shall be decisive, otherwise it will derail the development. It has to be accompanied with sacrifice and compromise, otherwise a true democracy will never realize. It has to be well intentioned, otherwise it will lose its charm. It shall be well informed, otherwise it will raise the unconditional demands. It is certainly a weapon for construction, if agglomerate with right values and intentions. Otherwise, it has the potential to derail the path of development, and creating a sense of anarchy in the political system. Where, people will lose trust and will look for the opportunity to defy their responsibilities. And the dream of establishing a truly civilized society will never realize.