AGGRESSION IS THE BEST DEFENCE

Aggression is like a ‘fiery’ ploy, It can either light up or destroy! Human body secretes two types of saline liquids. Tears overflowing the eyelids of a person would dampen his face and evoke pity in the hearts of the people witnessing them. On the flip side, pearls of sweat streaking down the cheeks of […]

ENVIRONMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Prof. V.P. Gupta Director Rau’s IAS Study Circle, New Delhi – Jaipur – Bengaluru This article caters to the Environment section ofGeneral Studies-Paper III and for Essay Paper inUPSC Main Examination Economic development versus environmental sustainability has been at the centre of debate in the modern times. Some argue that for developing countries like India, […]

Const. of India

The Background Wavell Plan AndThe Simla Conference Another abortive effort to solve the political deadlock in India was made in 1945. Lord Wavell invited the leaders of all sections of political opinion. A conference was held at Simla. Discussions went on for about one month. The Wavell Plan, in its essence, was the complete Indianisation […]

ELECTORAL PROCESS IN INDIA

As Gopalkrishna Gandhi, an Indian scholar and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, aptly described, “India is valued the world over for a great many things, but for three over others: the Taj Mahal, Mahatma Gandhi and India’s electoral democracy.” India has been a democratic country since its independence. With more than 132 crore citizens, it ranks the […]

WORK IS WORSHIP

The position of stars that Rose essayed by actress Kate Winslett looks up at in the movie Titanic was wrong, said astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Acting on this feedback, director James Cameron rectified it for the 3D 25th anniversary release of the movie. This was unquestionable proof of the fact that James Cameron loves doing, […]

WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to do things.” -Leonardo da Vinci Success & Fame—all of us wish for these milestones in our lives, but at times we do not succeed in fulfilling these wishes. […]

WHAT IS SHARP POWER?

Prof. V.P. Gupta, Director, Rau’s IAS Study Circle, New Delhi – Jaipur – Bengaluru Defining Sharp Power Sharp power is a term coined by Christopher Walker and Jessica Ludwig of the National Endowment for Democracy, a think-tank based in the United States. The text referred to Sharp power as a form of information warfare that […]

TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NO MAN

Time and tide are natural phenomena. Like other agents of nature, they too have no consideration and regard for any individual. Man cannot change the course of time and tide. They are beyond the control of human hands. Man finds himself helpless before them. In ancient times¸ there were no steamships. There were huge boats […]

The Federal System

Financial Relations Between The Union And The States No other federal constitution makes such elaborate provisions as the Constitution of India in respect to the relationship between the Union and the States in the financial field. In fact, by providing for the establishment of a Finance Commission (Article 280) for the purpose of allocating and […]

TECHNOLOGY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT

The notion of rural development has been conceived in diverse ways by researchers, ranging from a set of goals and programmes to a well-knit strategy, approach or even an ideology. If we read through the relevant literature, we realise that its scope and content are vague and does not have well-accepted analytical boundaries. As has […]

SOLAR ENERGY The Way Forward

“All energy is ultimately derived from the Sun and harvesting it directly through solar power seems to be the best way to transition to renewable energy.”                           —Peter Rive  Energy is required at every stage of development and availability of energy resources determines the growth rate of the economy of a country. At the current […]

SCIENCE

A Blessing Or A Curse With the big drops of sweat pelting down my face, I felt as if the scorching heat of the Sun was conspiring to char me to death. But a zillion thanks to the inventions of science that cool me down when I am on the verge of melting! Looking around […]

Salt Satyagraha

On December 31, 1929, the Congress under the presidentship of Jawaharlal Nehru, passed the historic resolution at Lahore, moved by Gandhiji, declaring Purna Swaraj as its goal. It also resolved to boycott the Central and Provincial legislatures and the Round Table Conference to be held at London. It authorised the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) to […]