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[Mock] Essay Paper for UPSC Mains-2016: Identity Groups vs Democracy, Chakra vs Charkha, Wisdom vs Force, UBI vs Skill Development

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Instructions Section-A Section-B Analysis Essay Keypoints: Chakra vs Charkha Essay Keypoints: Identity groups Instructions Write two essays, choosing one from each of the following sections A and B in about 1000-1200 words each (2 x 125 = 250 marks) Word limit, as specified, should be adhered to. Any page or portion of the page left blank, must be struck off …

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[Mock] Essay Paper for UPSC Mains-2016: Role of Educator, Taste for Literature, Cost of Liberty, Success in Dictionary

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Instructions Section-A Section-B Essay-hints / Points to Consider #1: Literature and humane society #5: Modern Educator’s role Instructions Write two eassys, choosing one from each of the following sections A and B in about 1000-1200 words each (2 x 125 = 250 marks) Word limit, as specified, should be adhered to. Any page or portion of the page left blank, …

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[Essays] February Week2: Equidistant diplomacy, Strategic Autonomy without Military Alliance, Censorship & Moral responsibility

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Diplomacy & globalization Democracy & Development Society, Culture, Religion GS4 Diplomacy & globalization Strategic autonomy and no military alliances: the two tenants of India’s foreign policy. India’s growth and development agenda requires Equidistance diplomacy with all major powers of the world. “Terrorism is today an industry of evil. It is not just a threat to peace and security but an …

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[Essays] February Week1: Censorship of Ideas, Acts of Kindness, Childhood to Adulthood, consciously secular society

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Democracy-Development Society-Religion Globalization, IR GS4: Ethics Write essays on following topics in 1500 words each Democracy-Development Republic is a Government of laws, not of men. (Gerald Ford) Indian Constitution is secular, with or without any words in Preamble (Justice VN Khare). Can Democracy and free market economic model work together? Importance of education, knowledge and skills for social, economic and …

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[Essays] January Week4: Socialist Preamble, Democracy without participation, women-the deities of household fire

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Democracy-Development Society Religion, Philosophy Ethics / GS4 Democracy-Development In future, it would be perfectly possible for thinking people to devise some other form of social organisation which might be better than the socialist organisation of today or of tomorrow. (Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Context: ongoing controversy of removing the words socialist and secular, from preamble.) Indian Constitution: the holy book of …

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[Essays] January Week3: Ideological Colonization, Dovish vs Hawkish Foreign Policy, limits of free speech

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Democracy, Development Globalization Society, Culture, Religion GS4 / Ethics Democracy, Development Democracy is an exercise in public reason. The democratic, intellectual and military might of Modern India. [Kiren Rijiju says these 3 will shape India’s foreign policy in years to come.] Though Directive principles are non-justiciable, they are fundamental in the governance of the country. (Pranab) How can India convert …

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[Essays] January Week2: competitive vs. cooperative federalism, God above all gods, Suicide- a social shame

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Democracy, Development Globalization Society, Culture GS4- Ethics Democracy, Development The simultaneous need of competitive federalism and cooperative federalism. (Modi says both necessary.) Humour and freedom of expression: two important markers of a healthy democracy. (Context: protests against PK movie and attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo). Rural India is real India. The need for an alternative growth model for Indian …

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[Essays] January 2015 Week1: Religion-A form of Enslavement, Market Oriented Education, Constructive Criticism

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India, Democracy, Development Diplomacy, Globalization Religion, Society, Culture Education and research GS4: Ethics Paper Write essay on following topics in 1500 words each. India, Democracy, Development Importance of constructive criticism in a democracy. (Modi says criticism prevents democracy from wandering on a wrong path but that the same time baseless allegations weaken democracy.) All human rights revolve around three fundamental …

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[Essays] December Week4: Apoplectic Secularism, Syncretism, Spiritual Alzheimer, Pragmatic Diplomacy

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Democracy and Development Globalization, Diplomacy Science, Education, History Society, Culture, Religion GS4: Ethics Paper Democracy and Development Essay list for December week2 and week4 will be released soon. Apoplectic secularism, paranoid minoritarianism and repressive majoritarianism in India. Democracy is not an instrument to attain power but a solemn commitment to serve the people (Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi) Though we live in …

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[Essays] December Week1: Social suffocation, true Sovereignty, Arc of revanchist states

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Diplomacy & Globalization Democracy, Development & Society Science, Religion & Misc. Ethics/ Mains General Studies paper 4 Write an essay on following topics in 1200-1500 words each in 3 hours. Diplomacy & Globalization “If the basics of a just world economic order are absent, a just world communication order is an illusion.” (Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer) To claim its …

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[Essays] November Week4: Classical Arts, Security Trilemma, Think in India, Soullessness of men

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Education, Culture Economy, Welfare Globalization, Diplomacy India, Democracy Media, Journalism Judiciary Education, Culture Classical arts: our link with the past, foundation for current thought and platform for future action. (Pranab, but who has 2500 words worth content for this !?) Four pillars of spirituality – truthfulness, compassion, austerity and purity. (Pranab again) “The future belongs to science and to those …

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[Essays] November Week3: Garrison Governance, Dignity of Labour, Rationalist Thinking, Age of Knowledge

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Globalization, Diplomacy India, Democracy, Governance Ethics, Good governance, Accountability Science-Education Frontline Fodder Nehru Essays Globalization, Diplomacy Secularism: The compelling necessity for today’s world. 21st Century: An age rich in promise, An age full of challenges. (Modi in Australia) The importance of economic integration for world peace and stability. (Modi in Australia) Relevance of Nehruvian politics and Gandhian ethics in today’s …

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[Essays] November Week2: Nehru legacy, knowledge society, age of discontinuity (only Topiclists)

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Nehru related Indian Society, Culture & women Globalization Education, Science, Religion Want to participate? Nehru related Has India fulfilled Nehru’s vision of a liberal, democratic and united nation? What is the Nehruvian legacy? (this column in hindu) Nehru- the man who read history, wrote history and created history. (this column by Natvar Singh) Nehru- a global statesman, institution builder and …