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, […]

Till That Glorious Moment Arrives, Keep Aspiring

The life of an aspirant is quite tough. Right from childhood, everyone tells you to ‘aspire’ for big things in life since you are made to do great things. But strangely enough, once you enter the phase where you are actually called an ‘aspirant’, there aren’t many people around to fall back on. Some of […]


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 […]

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 me, I can’t help but […]

Judiciary In The State

Every State has a High Court operating within its territorial jurisdiction and every High Court is a court of record which has all the powers of such a court including the power to punish for contempt of itself. However, there are High Courts catering to a number of States such as Guwahati, Punjab & Haryana, […]

Jallianwala Bagh

The First World War brought enormous burden upon the people of India. They had been dragged into war without their consent. The strength of armed forces was increased considerably. Many young men were compelled to join the army against the wishes of their parents. The Indian soldiers were sent to distant lands to fight for […]


“The foundation of a democracy, the source of its perennial vitality, the condition for its growth, and the hope for its welfare—all lie in that great institution, an independent judiciary.” —Nani Palkhivala Societies in ancient India were governed by ‘moral law’: it was not the law as it is perceived today, since it did not […]


“Though the Constitution provides adequate powers to the Centre to fulfil its role, yet in actual practice, the Centre can maintain its dynamism and initiative not through a show of its powers—which should be exercised only as a last resort in a demonstrable necessity—but on the cooperation of the States secured through the process of […]

Be Bold, Lead And Succeed

Dear Friend, Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi created history when she became the first Indian woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to complete a solo flight in a MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft on February 19, 2018. She  completed the half-an-hour long solo flight in the Russian-origin jet in the skies over Jamnagar Air Base in […]


We use a lot many types of goods for a reason. These goods are both tangible (goods) and non-tangible (services). Together goods and services are known as commodities. The reason for their use is what can be called as the “satisfaction of wants”. Wants are satisfied by using goods and services. The process of using […]


Prof. V.P. Gupta,Director, Rau’s IAS Study Circle, New Delhi – Jaipur – Bengaluru The call for holding simultaneous elections has grown recently and the Prime Minister of India has advocated holding simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and State Assemblies to utilise maximum time for governance which is otherwise lost due to political campaigns and rallies. […]