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 […]

ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

The problem of environmental pollution has become very serious in recent years all over the world. Today, the air that we inhale is polluted. Our future generations will suffer from the harmful effect of pollution if we do not tackle the problem now. There are different forms of environmental pollution like water pollution, food pollution, […]

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. And […]

WHAT IS SHARP POWER?

By Prof. V.P. Gupta, Director, Rau’s IAS Study Circle, New Delhi – Jaipur – Bengaluru Defining Sharp PowerSharp 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 […]

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 […]

PROS AND CONS OF A CASHLESS ECONOMY

Development is an inevitable phenomenon and it is always welcomed in every phase of growth of a nation. Since we live in an economy based on cash and service transactions, it is necessary to be aware of the rapid changes that are happening in this sector. We have come a long way from the age […]

MAKE IN INDIA

“Make In India” is an initiative launched by the Government of India to encourage multinational as well as national companies to manufacture their products in India. This initiative was started by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on September 25, 2014 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. After the initiation of this program in the year 2015, India […]

Go Back, Simon

On November 8, 1927, simultaneous announcements were made by Lord Irwin in the Imperial Legislative Assembly and by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons that the British government had decided to appoint the Indian Statutory Commission of seven members of the British  Parliament under the chairmanship of Sir John Simon, in fulfilment of […]

Do It Best Or Not At All

Whether the task is great or small, if you once begin it, never leave till it is done. What is more important, either you do it well or just do not do it at all. Always remember that we must do the thing that ought to be done, as it ought to be done. Never […]