1. Statement: Should cottage industries be encouraged in rural areas? Arguments: Yes. Rural people are creative. Yes. This would help to solve the problem of unemployment to some extent.
2. Statement: Should young entrepreneurs be encouraged? Arguments: Yes. They will help in industrial development of the country. Yes. They will reduce the burden on employment market.
3. Statement: Should all the annual examinations up to Std. V be abolished? Arguments: Yes. The young students should not be burdened with such examinations which hampers their natural growth. No. The students will not study seriously as they will get automatic promotion to the next class and this will affect them in future.
4. Statement: Should Indian scientists working abroad be called back to India? Arguments: Yes. They must serve the motherland first and forget about discoveries, honours, facilities and all. No. We have enough talent; let them stay where they want.
5. Statement: Should we scrap the system of formal education beyond graduation? Arguments: Yes. It will mean taking employment at an early date. No. It will mean lack of depth of knowledge.
6. Statement: Should there be an upper age limit of 65 years for contesting Parliamentary/ Legislative Assembly elections? Arguments: Yes. Generally, people above the age of 65 lose their dynamism and will power. No. The life span is so increased that people remain physically and mentally active even up to the age of 80.
7. Statement: Should new big industries be started in Mumbai? Arguments: Yes. It will create job opportunities. No. It will further add to the pollution of the city.
8. Statement: Should high chimneys be installed in industries? Arguments: Yes. It reduces pollution at ground level. No. It increases pollution in upper atmosphere.
9. Statement: Does India need so many plans for development? Arguments: Yes. Nothing can be achieved without proper planning. No. Too much time, money and energy is wasted on planning.
10. Statement: Should articles of only deserving authors be allowed to be published? Arguments: Yes. It will save a lot of paper which is in short supply. No. It is not possible to draw a line between the deserving and the undeserving.
11. Statement: Should colleges be given the status of a university in India? Arguments: Yes. Colleges are in a better position to assess the student's performance and therefore the degrees will be more valid. No. It is Utopian to think that there will not be nepotism and corruption in awarding degrees by colleges.
12. Statement: Should the prestigious people who have committed crime unknowingly, be met with special treatment? Arguments: Yes. The prestigious people do not commit crime intentionally. No. It is our policy that everybody is equal before the law.
13. Statement: Can pollution be controlled? Arguments: Yes. If everyone realizes the hazards it may create and cooperates to get rid of it, pollution may be controlled. No. The crowded highways, factories and industries and an ever-growing population eager to acquire more and more land for constructing houses are beyond control.
14. Statement: Should the railways in India be privatized in a phased manner like other public sector enterprises? Arguments: Yes. This is the only way to bring in competitiveness and provide better services to the public. No. This will pose a threat to the national security of our country as multinationals will enter into the fray.
15. Statement: Should internal assessment in colleges be abolished? Arguments: Yes. This will help in reducing the possibility of favouritism. No, teaching faculty will lose control over students.
16. Statement: Should all the unauthorized structures in the city be demolished? Arguments: No. Where will the people residing in such houses live? Yes. This will give a clear message to general public and they will refrain from constructing unauthorized buildings.
17. Statement: Should there be a maximum limit for the number of ministers in the Central Government? Arguments: No. The political party in power should have the freedom to decide the number of ministers to be appointed. Yes. The number of ministers should be restricted to a certain percentage of the total number of seats in the parliament to avoid unnecessary expenditure.
18. Statement: Should foreign films be banned in India? Arguments: Yes. They depict an alien culture which adversely affects our values. No. Foreign films are of a high artistic standard.
19. Statement: Is buying things on instalments profitable to the customer? Arguments: Yes. He has to pay less. No, paying instalments upsets the family budget.
20. Statement: Should Doordarshan be given autonomous status? Arguments: Yes. It will help Doordarshan to have fair and impartial coverage of all important events. No. The coverage of events will be decided by a few who may not have healthy outlook.
21. Statement: Should adult education programme be given priority over compulsory education programme? Arguments: No. It will also help in success of compulsory education programme. Yes. It will help to eliminate the adult illiteracy.
22. Statement: Should new universities be established in India? Arguments: No. We have still not achieved the target for literacy. No. We will have to face the problem of unemployed but highly qualified people.
23. Statement: Should non-vegetarian food be totally banned in our country? Arguments: Yes. It is expensive and therefore it is beyond the means of most people in our country. No. Nothing should be banned in a democratic country like ours.
24. Statement: Should a total ban be put on trapping wild animals? Arguments: Yes. Trappers are making a lot of money; No. Bans on hunting and trapping are not effective.
25. Statement: Should Government close down loss-making public sector enterprises? Arguments: No. All employees will lose their jobs, security and earning, what would they do? Yes. In a competitive world the rule is 'survival of the fittest'.