UPSC Essay: Science and Technology is a panacea for the growth and security of the nation

Disclaimer: The below points have been reproduced from memory only and may not be exactly what I wrote in the exam. Introduction India was one of the richest nations in the world in the medieval ages i.e. 16th and 17th centuries. Then Akbar rejected the Guttenberg press. Jahangir rejected the water lift. Indian mariners took …

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UPSC Mock Essay: Regulatory Institutions in India: White Knights or Trojan Horses?

A white knight is he righteous person who selflessly rescues the weak in distress.A trojan horse, put into fame by the famous Battle of roy, refers to a person installed in a particular position to serve the narrow, selfish interests of the installer.In the context of regulators, a white knight regulator would genuinely perform the functions …

UPSC Mock Essay: Internet: the new battleground for governments and people on free expression, privacy and transparency?

The Neolithic Revolution was symbolized by the invention of wheel. The Industrial Revolution is marked by the coming of steam engine. And the face of the Information Revolution is the Internet. What is common amongst these three revolutions spanned across tens of thousands of years in mankind’s history is perhaps that each one of them …

UPSC Essay: Is the criticism that PPP model of development is more of a bane than a boon in the Indian context justified?

Click Here To Download PDF Public Private Partnerships (PPP) model of development is no alien concept to India. In the age of the Chola kings as well the state used to give tax concessions and land grants to those who got tanks and canals built. Closer to our times, the construction of Indian railways is …

UPSC Essay: Credit Based Higher Education System – Status, Opportunities and Challenges.

Education in India has always assumed a larger than life role in the society. Whether it be the “Guru Gobind Dono Khadey, Kaakey Laagun Paaye...” of Rahim or the twice born doctrine in the Vedas, education has always had that spiritual connection and the business of imparting education was never considered a business at all. …

UPSC Essay: Are our traditional handicrafts doomed to a slow death?

The success of any business in today's competitive world depends upon how well it is able to capitalize upon its core competencies. Indian handicraft industry, too, can't be any different. So it is natural to ask ourselves - what are these core competencies of this sector? Indian handicraft industry can be divided into two broad …