Demand For ‘Purna Swaraj’

The period between 1929 and 1939 marks an important stage in the political and constitutional history of India. The Congress moved from Dominion Status demand to Complete Independence in 1929. January 26 became the day for national oath to fight for Complete Independence. Later, it was on this day in 1950 that India adopted its […]

A Thing Of Beauty Is
A Joy Forever

The phrase is the opening line of the John Keats’s poem—Endymion. The gist of the famous poem can be interpreted in various ways. The sense of beauty and its display which continues to expand is considered eternal and hence utopian in nature—the symbolic emblem. It is ubiquitous but intangible—very soft and dynamic. Oh, it is […]

CORRUPTION IN INDIA

Majority of us are aware of the term “corruption” as it is frequently used in daily parlance. What is corruption? Different pictures emerge in our mind.  The most plausible reference to the nature of corruption could be assessed in the words of Joe Bidden, 47th Vice President of the United States of America, “Corruption is […]

Basic Principles Of The Constitution

Every constitution reflects the ideas and ideals of the people who framed it. Although it is intended to be a document of permanent value, it is bound to reflect also the conditions and circumstances of the period in which it was framed. The Constitution of India is no exception to this; it embodies certain basic […]

Demand For ‘Purna Swaraj’

The period between 1929 and 1939 marks an important stage in the political and constitutional history of India. The Congress moved from Dominion Status demand to Complete Independence in 1929. January 26 became the day for national oath to fight for Complete Independence. Later, it was on this day in 1950 that India adopted its […]

A Thing Of Beauty Is
A Joy Forever

The phrase is the opening line of the John Keats’s poem—Endymion. The gist of the famous poem can be interpreted in various ways. The sense of beauty and its display which continues to expand is considered eternal and hence utopian in nature—the symbolic emblem. It is ubiquitous but intangible—very soft and dynamic. Oh, it is […]

CORRUPTION IN INDIA

Majority of us are aware of the term “corruption” as it is frequently used in daily parlance. What is corruption? Different pictures emerge in our mind.  The most plausible reference to the nature of corruption could be assessed in the words of Joe Bidden, 47th Vice President of the United States of America, “Corruption is […]

Basic Principles Of The Constitution

Every constitution reflects the ideas and ideals of the people who framed it. Although it is intended to be a document of permanent value, it is bound to reflect also the conditions and circumstances of the period in which it was framed. The Constitution of India is no exception to this; it embodies certain basic […]

EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM

“If  you can’t  be on time, then  be early.” —Robin S. Sharma Proverbs are the ones that express truth concisely with the use of most suitable words. There are uncountable  proverbs and we all have heard most of  them. But what is required is to understand the meaningful message they contain. ‘The early bird  catches the worm’ is a […]

GRASS ROOT DEMOCRACY IN INDIA

This article caters to Social segment of General Studies-Paper II andfor Essay Paper in UPSC Main Examination The essence of democracy is decentralisation of power and allowing governance to reach to the grass-roots level for welfare of people. Local government elected by the people thus imbibes democratic functioning of the society involving residents of the […]

HISTORY OF CIVIL SERVICES IN INDIA

Pre-Independence Era Prof. V.P. Gupta Director Rau’s IAS Study Circle, New Delhi – Jaipur – Bengaluru Ancient and Medieval Times The Indian Civil Service system is one of the oldest administrative systems in the world. It had its origin in the Mauryan period during ancient India. The expanding Mauryan Empire required meritorious civil servants for […]

Indian National Movement

Basic Principles Secularism The Constitution aims to establish a secular State. The concept of secular State, envisaged by the Constitution, is that the State will not make any discrimination whatsoever on the grounds of religion, caste or community against any person professing any particular form of religious faith. No particular religion will be identified as […]

IS CASTE BASED RESERVATION JUSTIFIED?

“That all men are created equal, that they all are endowed by the Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.” —Thomas Jefferson Every human being is unique. The opinion, personality and character of an individual depend upon his upbringing, education and the community to which he belongs. […]