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 […]

Kumbh Festival India’s Pride

Mankind has advanced at a searing pace in terms of scientific advancements since the medieval times. Age old practices have been renounced and have become obsolete. Yet a festival, believed to have originated during the reign of King Harshavardhana, continues to be celebrated with full fervour: the Kumbh Mela. Earliest historical records of the festival […]

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

‘A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, But a broken heart drieth the bones.’ —Proverbs 17:2 A sedentary lifestyle is the greatest danger to health and exercise is often prescribed as an antidote. There is something far simpler and more effective than cardio, weightlifting and brisk walking, which is laughter. Laughter, my friends, is […]

MY FAVOURITE BOOK

There are numerous books which leave an ever lasting impression on us. The significance of books in the lives of humans is like oxygen for the intellect. They shape our minds and hone our skills. They uplift us and make us more productive. My favourite book, ‘Harry Potter’ by J.K. Rowling has had a similar […]

NATIONAL CLEAN AIR PROGRAMME

Air pollution is one of the biggest global environmental challenges of today. A time bound national level strategy for pan India implementation to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner in the form of National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) was launched by Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate […]

NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

Necessity leads to Discovery, as Hard and Smart work leads to Success… The proverb ‘Necessity is the mother of all inventions’ highlights the reality of evolution in the technological world. It implies that when it is really necessary to accomplish a task, we actually end up doing it by hook or crook. The paramount and […]

SHOULD VOTING BE COMPULSORY?

A vote is a medium through which popular will is expressed. It is used as a means to arrive at a decision peacefully and cordially. The Oxford Thesaurus defines vote ‘as a formal expression of opinion or choice, made by an individual or body of individuals’ and voting ‘as expression of choice and will in […]

TECHNOLOGY CANNOT REPLACE MANPOWER

Since the inception of the human species, the collective aim of mankind has always been the same: to grow, to evolve, to progress and to wake up to a better tomorrow. In this journey, man has achieved great things; he has done everything in his power to make life easier for himself on earth. He […]

UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM IN INDIA

Important certificates overflowed his file, his eyes are running through the columns of newspapers and different sites, beads of perspiration appeared on his forehead, tired and heartbroken he cried out his heart placing his head in his mother’s bosom, as if wanting to hide the grotesque reality that he is still unemployed… Unemployment is the […]

UNSC SEAT

Nehruvian Period To Current Scenario Prof. V.P. Gupta,Director, Rau’s IAS Study Circle, New Delhi – Jaipur – Bengaluru This article caters to the International Relations (I.R.) sectionof General Studies-Paper II and for Essay Paper in UPSC  Main Examination There has been a recent controversy in the context of India’s permanent membership to the UN Security […]

You Are Your Biggest Competitor

Dear Friend, Imagine this—If Michael Phelps was to be considered as a nation, he would rank as the 39th most successful nation in the 122- year old history of the Summer Olympics. His 23 gold medals are almost two and half times the gold medals won by India (nine) in all Olympic Games taken together. Hiding […]