This Kerala man is on a greening mission and has planted 8,000 trees

The vaga tree in S Ayappan’s house in Eroor is exactly 15 years and eight months old. He knows the precise date because he planted it on his son’s first birthday, along with a few plantain trees and some crotons. The day also marked, although he didn’t realise it then, Read More …

Education, infrastructure saving grace for top districts

Start with this paragraph in Essay: Introduction It is surprising to see a district, which is under national scrutiny after a pregnant woman contracted HIVthrough the blood she received at a government hospital, feature in the top ranks of NITI Aayog report. Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu has been ranked overall Read More …

ESSAY PAPER: UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination – 2018

SECTION – A Alternative technologies for a climate change resilient India A good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge Poverty anywhere is a threat to prosperity everywhere Management of Indian border disputes – a complex task SECTION – B Customary morality cannot be a guide to Read More …

Transnational Terrorism

What is transnational terrorism? Terrorism, whether transnational or not, is a highly contested arena. To date there is very little consensus regarding its definition. Disagreements emerge over the purpose and function, the perpetrators, the victims, the legitimacy and the methods and targeting of terrorist actors. Perhaps the most widely accepted Read More …

Global Poverty and Wealth

Poverty and wealth are often found side by side. They are two dimensions in our world that are interrelated because they affect each other and influence both the willingness and capacity of states to ensure a stable global system. Traditional approaches to IR are premised on the notion of state Read More …

Answer and Essay Writing Strategy by IRA SINGHAL, I.A.S

Answer Writing Strategy Wrote in points wherever possible. Even in the optional. And I write full sentences as points, not phrases. In my previous attempts I used to write answers in paragraph form and I never got any marks. I used to know the whole paper but I still did Read More …

ESSAY Paper UPSC 2015 Mains Civil Service Exam 18th December

Write Two Essays Choosing one from each of the Following Section A and B, in about 1000-1200 words each.Section A 1.Leading Hands to someone is better than giving a dole.2.Quick but steady wins the race.3. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader.4. Education Without Values , as useful Read More …