Where There Is A Will, There Is A Way

Dear Friend, Talent is overrated. Most of the people who end up achieving their goals aren’t those who are more talented than others, or are more intelligent or better looking than others. What sets them apart from others is their willpower to succeed and their persistence towards their goals, irrespective of how small or large […]

SUCCESS IS NOT AN ACCIDENT

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing.” —Pele Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. It is not defined by wealth but by contentment. Success depends on hard work, sustained toil, determination and perseverance. It […]

STRENGTHENING GRASS-ROOTS DEMOCRACY IN INDIA

Prof. V.P. Gupta,Director, Rau’s IAS Study Circle, New Delhi – Jaipur – Bengaluru It has been 25 years since decentralised democratic governance was introduced in India in 1993. On thisnote, let us understand the need and importance of decentralisation for strengthening of grass-roots governance in the country.The essence of democracy is decentralisation of power and […]

Sri Lankan Crisis: Lessons To Be Learnt

Prof. V.P. Gupta Director, Rau’s IAS Study Circle, New Delhi – Jaipur – Bengaluru The recent debt crisis in Sri Lanka has one clear lesson for policymakers across the globe—the common citizens have to pay the price for fiscal profligacy and overlooking of macro-economic stability. Sri Lanka for the first time in its history defaulted […]

Determination Is The Key To Success

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort”. —Jesse Owens Determination means firmness of purpose, a resoluteness. No matter where you stand, whatever your circumstances are, it is the determination that paves the way for your success. Determination means the courage […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

IS DEMOCRACY A HINDRANCE TO DEVELOPMENT?

The question of democracy inhibiting development is an age old concern, which till date can at best only be speculated and scrutinised without much more success than the last person endeavouring the same. The ramification of this argument can only be achieved, to whatever limited means possible, by flipping both sides of the coin and […]

INDIA AS A TOURIST DESTINATION

Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. It plays a vital role in the economic development of a country. India is one of the popular tourist destinations in Asia. Bounded by the Himalayan ranges in the north and surrounded, on three sides by water (Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian […]

IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL FITNESS

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.”  —Plato The age old saying that a healthy mind lives in a healthy body is extremely crucial for us today. The rat race to be successful and hectic routine of people have degraded […]

FAILURE IS BETTER TEACHER THAN SUCCESS

Crawling, trembling as a baby learns to walk, For every time it falls, for every time it stumbles, It learns to put forth a step firmer; From playing hide-and-seek to playing blind man’s buff, With every wounded elbow, with every bleeding knee, The child unfolds ways to play it better. We grow up hearing age […]