[Essays] October Week4: End of American Century, Activism vs Restrain, Censorship vs Lynching

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  1. IR, Security
  2. Democracy
  3. Ethics, Accountability
  4. Indian Economy, Development
  5. Education, Science, Public health

IR, Security

  1. The end of American century is nigh.
  2. Parliament- the very heart of a democracy. (Context: Terrorist attacks on Canadian parliament and earlier on Indian parliament.)
  3. Can India carve out a foreign policy with friendship to all, without sacrificing its interests?
  4. India’s growing power ought to be felt by its adversaries and not flaunted.
  5. In 21st Century, the inter-religious understanding is pre-requisite to end the fanaticism.


  1. If pluralism is undermined, democracy will be in grave danger.
  2. Secularism, pluralism and the right to dissent- the three ethos of Indian Democracy.
  3. A minority government is akin to enjoying power without responsibility. (says Shivsena)
  4. Can intellectuals and think tanks make a difference in a democracy?
  5. Country which forgets history, can never create it (Modi)
  6. Sardar- the true architect of Modern India.

Ethics, Accountability

  1. Accountability of public functionaries is an integral part of any good governance framework. (Pranab)
  2. Activism and restraint are the two sides of the same coin. (Jaitley- why CAG should not sensationalize scams).
  3. Censorship to art, is same as lynching is to justice. (Henry Louis Gates)
  4. If Media converted pen into broom…
  5. A lifetime in prison is a hidden death sentence. (Pope wants all nations to stop death sentence and lifetime imprisonment).

Indian Economy, Development

  1. Can economic growth be rapid, inclusive and sustainable at the same time?
  2. Can social inclusion and macroeconomic stability be achieved at the same time? (Brazilian President succeeded in first but failed in second).
  3. Illiteracy and Poverty have bi-directional relationship.
  4. Child labour and poverty have bi-directional relationship.

Education, Science, Public health

  1. Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. (Einstein)
  2. The scientific explanation of the origin of universe and humans, doesn’t exclude the role of God. (Pope).
  3. Clean India is a precursor to a healthy India. (Modi)
  4. Can public and private sector play complementary role to each other in healthcare and education?
  5. Philosophy is an ivory-tower exercise with no practical relevance to our day-to-living.
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13 Comments on “[Essays] October Week4: End of American Century, Activism vs Restrain, Censorship vs Lynching”

  1. Sir thank you for ur hard work … Plz publish hard copy book of all your current affairs topics … It will be much more accessible and benificial for thousands of students ..

  2. is there a way to access all the essays written by people so that it can help all those beginers to get idea how to write kindly do reply

  3. the age of 2500 word I guess is largely over… since the notification gives that we may be asked to write more than one essay… 1500 word would be pertinent mrunal ji

  4. can anybody plz tell me that is it necessary to pay at evernote. i am trying to use it but the font is too small and when i clicked on that the new page came with the option of payment for premium membership.
    if yes for payment is it safe bcoz i never made payment online outside india i just pay at flipkart..
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  6. It is such a petty thing to pit one great national hero against another. Two great men who worked together to build this country reduced to being rivals for credit! It reduces the stature of both, as if they would care who gets to be called the “true” architect of modern India! The very undertone of the statement is divisive, implying that either you are on the Nehru side or the Patel side . I really hope UPSC doesn’t ask us to write an essay on such a topic.

  7. Hey mrunal can u please tell me when will be ib security assistant exam 2014 result is coming & acio 2014 exam date

  8. you are truly builder of good nation, dear patel.

  9. I miss to read last two issue(sept & oct) of chronicle, m trying to search it in market also but it is not available. So anybody have link about their soft copy plz send me. Thank u…:-)

  10. thank’s sir gr8 job……

  11. thank you mrunal sir

  12. m very poor at writing ….. dont know frm where to start

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