Prof. V.P. Gupta,Director, Rau’s IAS Study Circle, New Delhi – Jaipur – Bengaluru This article caters to the Social section of General Studies – Paper I & II and for Essay Paper in the UPSC Main Examination “Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of […]


An average adult laughs about 10 times a day. Put that up against the 300 laughs that an average child enjoys in a single day. No wonder why the little ones are happier, healthier and more enthusiastic than the grown-ups. And this claim is not just a possibility, it is a fact understood from years […]

POLITICS OF CASTE AND RELIGION A Challenge To Indian Democracy?

One long-held shibboleth which defined the bedrock foundation of our nation, ‘Unity in Diversity’ now needs urgent replacement with ‘Unity in Adversity’. Of late, many incidents were given communal colour including murder, rape and conflicts. These cases have laid bare the quantum of bitterness and hatred running profusely among different sects and sections of our […]

A Champion Puts All He Has In Every Punch

Dear Friend, With an overhaul in economic policies, introduction of GST and with a new approach towards Digital India, the country today offers far greater opportunities than ever before to our youth. Those young men and women who have faith in themselves, the courage and the urge to reach great heights can find many openings […]


In September 2017, I went to a small village in Maharashtra called Georai as part of my semester there. I came across a particular case of unemployment which, I later realised, is rather common throughout India. Young boys from marginal families go out for higher education and better job prospects only to return to farming […]

Indian National Movement

Revolutionary Patriots The first decade of the 20th century witnessed the growth of various revolutionary societies in different parts of the country. They believed that they would be able to demoralise the administrative machinery of the government by terrorising the big bosses of the imperial bureaucracy and thus win freedom for the country through coercive […]


The Lifeline Of A Nation “These roads (waterways) do not serve transportation alone, they also bind our fatherlands”, said famous German engineer, Fritz Tobt. Water, no doubt, is the life element of living world. All evolutionary changes have taken place through the water platform. Water transport is the cheapest means of transport in comparison with […]

Questions And Answers From The BBC World TV Quiz Game

By Siddhartha Basuof Kaun Banega CrorepatiPopular T.V. Show Competition Success Review had been serialising selected questions from the book BBC : The Complete Mastermind. Now we are proud to present different sets of questions every month from another book—BBC Mastermind India, edited and compiled by India’s Ace Quiz Master Siddhartha Basu and published by Teksons Bookshop, […]


“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus”, said legendary martial arts champion and actor Bruce Lee. The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines success as “the fact that you have achieved something that you want and have been trying to do or get”. It also calls a person or a thing that has […]

Constitution Of India

The Union Legislature—Parliament Conduct Of Business Each House has a Roll of Members which is to be signed by every member before taking his seat. Every member should also make and subscribe to an oath of affirmation in order to formally assume his seat. With the Speaker or any other presiding officer in the chair […]

IAS Topper Talks To You

Competition Success Review Guides The Youth. I Have Been Following It Since 2011 —Ms. Shweta Chauhan, IAS Topper Ms. Shweta Chauhan has secured the 8th Rank in the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE). She made it into the IAS in her third attempt. Her previous selections had been IRS (Customs & Central Excise) in 2015 […]


 How Can We Tackle It? “Environment is the sum total of all conditions and influences that affect the development and life of all organs”, said Dr. T. N. Khoshoo, world renowned environment scientist. Environment is everything that surrounds us. It plays a crucial role in human life as in the development of society. Mankind is […]


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, […]


Power is defined as the ability to influence the behaviour of others with or without restraint. The extent to which a person or group holds such power is related to the social influence they can wield. Noted French fashion designer Coco Chanel quoted, “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants”. A […]