I had my XAT on Sunday. The paper was tough, really tough especially the Decision-making part. They included negative marking of 0.25 for first six answers and then 0.5 for further incorrect answers. English was also pretty confusing. There was only 1 passage doable but rest 2 were really difficult. I loved the passages though. I will write it. They were beautiful, though I couldn't attempt the questions. I am writing one of the passages that I found to be very interesting.
Since power is itself a value, forms of influence which include power in their scope are usually themselves forms of power. The king's mistress, though she has only influence, not power, over the king, may have power over his subjects to the degree of that influence.Forms of influence based on power are themselves forms of power only if the scope of influence is included within that of the power in question.The king may exercise influence over standards of morality, say, by virtue of his power position, but he does not necessarily exercise power over morality.
Isn't it so thought provoking?
And the topic of essay was-'The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings, the inherent virtue of socialism is unequal sharing of miseries'.I wrote it and it was the only thing I was happy about :/ I wrote about sub prime crisis, vices of capitalism, the rise of China and India's mixed economy. Don't know that it was what they wanted but I wrote it and I liked what I wrote :/
I saw Fashion today finally. Had it saved on my PC since the last month. Its a good movie.I have been a fan of Madhur Bhandarkar's cinema since Chandni Bar. His Page 3 is one of my favourite movies. It is the story of Meghna Mathur (Priyanka Chopra), a small town girl who comes to Mumbai and has the dreams of becoming a supermodel. She although does not struggle much and easily displaces Shonali (Kangana Ranaut), the reigning supermodel and becomes as they say 'Show stopper'. However, success makes her arrogant and ultimately leads to her own fall, losing her self confidence. She then strives to come back again. When Meghna falls, one doesn't really feel bad as she totally deserved it. The screenplay is good. Salim Sulaiman's background score and music is also pretty good. I loved the song 'Marjava'. Well, people say Kangana stole the show. Not exactly. She had a very small role very similar to Geetanjali Nagpal who was found roaming on the streets of New Delhi.She was brilliant in the Wardrobe malfunction scene. It is Priyanka's film totally. She is there in almost every scene and gives one of her finest performances after Aitraaz. Mughda Godse was also pretty good. Almost everyone delivers a good performance- Samir Soni, Kitu Gidwani, Arbaaz Khan and Arjan Bajwa. However, the fashion industry shown somehow seems artificial. Not every fashion designer is gay but the film portrays it otherwise. Samir Soni however does not play the usual stereotypical effeminate gay but a more realistic portrayal. Finally Priyanka's return to form after four disasters in the year- Love Story 2050, Chamku, God Tussi Great Ho,Drona. My rating ***.