Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2016 – Week 04: Crisis Faced in India – Moral or Economic?

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Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2016 – Week 04


24 January 2016

Write an essay on the following topic in not more than 1000-1200 words:


“Crisis Faced in India – Moral or Economic?” (CSM – 2015)

  • Adi

    Thanks for your relentless efforts

  • naren

    thank you sir

  • New_to_IAS_2016

    Thank you very much sir.

  • Nandu

    Thank you sir

    • pink

      pl review my essay

  • pink

    good morning friends .pl review

    • Ankita Agarwal

      hi… intro needs to b improved…. this is not an answer but an essay.
      plz ignore my tone.. no offences meant. Kwar!!!

      • pink

        nothing wrong in your tone .and thnx for review

    • Tamas

      Pink , In my opinion , Things that need to improve are –
      1. You lack content , your essay is more or less about corruption . For writing good essay content should be rich .
      2. There is dicountinuity inessay . Try to make flow chart before you write . In this you can assimilate different thing with proper harmony .
      3 . simple way is try to use polity constitution , Ethics history . I have many people start there intro with historical tone . which looks good .
      4. Read different things . Make note of quotes ( quotes in right time is really cool ). You can use movie they aren’t good and easy source of knowledge .
      5 . Your optional subject , whose deep knowledge can be capitalise in essay .

    • Nandu

      Good attempt, but I am agree with Tamas.
      The essay should have strong introduction that make the reader to read further with interest. Also more items(issues) and placing them in succinct manner would have made your essay more cogent. keep writing…

  • sankar

    good morning sir and thanks you sir

  • Aravind Varier

    India is one of the oldest civilization in the world which have been continuously evolving, since the advent of the Aryan’s from central Asia to the times of British colonization of the sub continent .the shores of this nation have been welcoming people of all races and cultures since centuries which is evident from the trade with the Arabs in the 10th century to the Europeans in the later medieval period.

    This is the country which holds the distinction of being the home for the wonderful religion of Hinduism ,Jainism , Buddhism & Sikhism. apart from this , it has been welcoming new religious to its land as seen from the migration of Zoroastrianism from Persia , Islam from the middle east , Christianity from the European hinterland.

    Nevertheless , the intermixing of religious & traditions have been peaceful with the emperors and the rulers always interested in promoting religious discourses of scholars and the people imbibing the Human values of various religions to their daily lives which is still seen in the society to this day . The harmonious environment have always helped this nation to be the most prosperous nation on the planet earth till the 17 th century .

    Having achieved excellence in the fields of arts , music , literature , science, the Indians as a whole never had in them the theory of a nation state though they intermingled with each other throughout the length and breath of the country .this lack of unity helped the European colonizers to exploit the political situation for their needs and ultimately end up being the rulers of the land of prosperity .

    the degradation of morality of this country began ,when the Britishers started professing the policy of “divide and rule ” among different religious communities that led to frequent violence and intolerance among the citizens .this also marks the beginning of a education policy which is tended towards making people as clerks obeying orders than creating thinkers of modern ideas .The society which was tolerant towards others started becoming more conservative to hold together its masses together, thereby accelerating the downfall of a nation .

    By these two well structured policy, the British could rule India for a century and the effects are still seen in the poor moral values the citizens pursue despite a indomitable will of the founding fathers of the constitution to bring back the glory of the past through a governance with a human touch .

    The most fundamental crisis, India faces today is with respect to MORAL than economic .The disrespect shown by its people towards , women in the form of rapes , and the ill treatment of downtrodden of the society by bonded labour of the tribals are clear examples of the narrow minded attitude the masses . The seeds of hatred by the colonial rulers in the minds of people are yet to be wiped off .

    Even after achieving great leaps in the economic front, we can still find people lacking respect to fellow human beings.This trend can be observed through the various examples from daily life of the indiscipline in a public transport system , littering the surroundings and the arrogant behavior shown towards the elders and the differently able persons .

    As an Nation aspiring to be the superpower of the 21st century , we should come out of the colonial mindset and a revolution should be commenced in shouldering the responsibility to imparting Value education to the upcoming generation to regain the lost eminence .

    • Ankita Agarwal

      the essay was interesting… but i think mentioning about the economic crisis in between wud have acted as the cherry on the cake.

      • Aravind Varier

        Thank you for the review Ankita 🙂

        yes the economic crisis would have elevated if moral conduct is not set in order , it should be added in the conclusion not in the middle part . because the question wants us to choose between ‘ moral ” or ” economic ” 🙂

    • Sonia mehra

      Hy Aravind, Beautiful essay.

      1. The essay largely focussed on the question : how india’s moral degraded?
      2. From the two crisis you opine that moral crisis is the one which is affecting India. This is completely fine. But I believe there was a need to compare the economic problems (poverty, unemployment etc) and the moral problems (corruption etc) in Indian society, then you could have stated that although we face economic problems but it is not to such an extent to be called a crisis, whereas moral problems is affecting the country’s growth in each and every sphere, so it’s a crisis.

      Eager to hear from you…

      • Aravind Varier

        Thank You Sonia 🙂 for your valuable review 🙂 🙂 🙂

        I did not describe the economic problems because the question is clearly asking MORAL “””” OR “””” ECONOMIC . the word”” OR “”‘ is very important . it will be going against the question if we start describing the economic problems because . the essay will shift towards MORAL “””” AND “””” ECONOMIC .

        Yes , i could have added . without a proper moral conduct a nation will loose out in the economic front as well .

      • Vivaan Khanna

        sonia ji u didn’t give sunday dhamaka today that’s why insights weekly essay challenge is dozing off today

        • Aravind Varier

          I Agreed with you Vivaan 😉 The cartoon posted by Sonia last week was excellent 🙂 MISSING THAT TODAY 🙁 🙁 🙁

          • Vivaan Khanna

            true aravind Bhai..reviewing ur essay..request u to review mine

            • Ash

              Please find time and review my essay! Did you write??

              • Vivaan Khanna

                yes i did write…please review my historical essay

        • Sonia mehra

          lol…. nice to know everybody is missing calvin. I will be regular from next sunday…

          • sankar

            plz rvw mine
            if you have written today, i’ll rvw yours too

            • Sonia mehra

              I haven’t written, will review yours..

      • Mohit Gupta

        Sonia I dont see your essay. ?

        • Sonia mehra

          I haven’t written any today….
          Why haven’t u written any?

          • Mohit Gupta

            Im still a novice. Still working on by reviewing others and havent muster up the guts to put up there though I write+review myself.When such stand out essays such as yours and others are posted, I am but push to the corner and read every one of them then write mine.?
            Hopefully soon I shall start writing here too once the reviewing period is over.
            Regards , Keep writing 🙂

            • Sonia mehra

              Hope to see u active soon…

      • Rashmirathi

        hi sonia, tumne nahi likha aaj ? can you please have a look at my essay ..

      • Batman

        Hello Ma’am, can you have a look at my essay, Please 🙂

    • dumbledore

      aravind i think u went a little off topic . u should have focussed more on examples from recent days but most of the starting paragraphs are focussed on history. alongwith that i think u should try to go for a unique start .something different that catches the examiners eye. i am still unclear on this topic so thats all i can say

      • Aravind Varier

        Thank you Dumbledore for the review 🙂 🙂 🙂

        i personally feel it is required to describe to pick out examples of women ill treatment, atrocities again tribals e.t.c . i have seen it has been a trend to put Delhi rape incident as an epitome for women harassment. that incident is only one which got media attention but there are thousand’s of incident that gets unnoticed .

        the other reason for not describing a problem with example is for the maintaining a generalized nature of the essay .

        Yes , we can add examples, but we should also keep a check on the word limit . i personally did not count how many word i wrote in this essay . while practicing i always write 100 to 200 words less.

      • Ash

        Could you please review mine Dumbledore! 🙂

    • rajan

      Good one Aravind.
      But, I felt that the actual answer began only from the paragraph on British policies.
      Correct me, if I am wrong
      Review mine, if possible

      • Aravind Varier

        Thank you for the review Rajan ,

        Thought i had written a bit of History in the essay ,but i am trying to build a platform on the moral value that existed in the past and the reasons for its degradation from the british era to the present day .

    • Vivaan Khanna

      whatever u have written is good bt economic part has not got its proper place..i have countered ur moral degradtion wala point in my essay(not intentionally ;))…

      • Aravind Varier

        thank you for the review vivaan 🙂

        The question is clearly asking ” MORAL ” OR ” ECONOMIC & not ” MORAL ***AND*** ECONOMIC “. either we should go for MORAL or ECONOMIC and not write both the issues together .

        • Vivaan Khanna

          got the analyse question very closely..i observed this..good

        • Ab

          @Arvind I think we can go for both. Isn’t we are facing both? Though we should lean for one side, this doesn’t mean we will can hide the facts.

          • Aravind Varier

            Dear Ab 🙂

            There is no hiding of facts .let me share the strategy with you on my essay :

            moral crisis OR economic crisis

            i preferred to go with the moral crisis

            1) a introduction with a poetic touch ( i am still working on that area ) to create a pleasant mood for the examiner .

            2) as i choose moral crisis ,i preferred to focus on the STANDARDS on the morality that existed from were it started deteriorating .( i did this by citing the beautiful days from ancient & medieval India but preferred not go mention specifically any kings because akbar & aurangazeb were quite opposite ) so gave a generalized statement .

            3) then i slowly started unfolding the CAUSE for the lower standards of the morality ( british policy was used as tool to project it )

            4) then i thought of shifting it to the present day problems related to morality ( even here i preferred to point general issue rather than citing any particular example to make it appear general )

            5) conclusion i always prefer to put in a philosophical way . ( i always try to improvise myself on this particular aspect )

            according to me the only point that i missed was ” I could have mentioned that a nation will loose out economically if it looses in moral side ” i strongly believe this point is sufficient to indicate that the economic conditions may not be good enough due to the lower standards of morality .

            The same point can also be applied in an amended way ,if i would have chosen economic crisis as my topic

            example : A nation will loose out MORALLY if it looses in the ECONOMIC SIDE .

            • Ab

              It is nice to read your essay, It was my point of view. No intolerance here:-). But I think if all facet covered, then it will be comprehensive.
              Please review mine also.

    • SKB

      well your essay is mre seems on the topic…Moral crisis in India?
      uhave completely neglected ecnomical issues…related to poverty, agricultural sucide, even security issue of naxalites etc. u sud have compared both.

      plz review mine

      • Aravind Varier

        Thank you for the review SKB 🙂

        YES , I went on to tell moral crisis rather than economic crisis . we have to take only one stand as per the question MORAL ***OR*** ECONOMIC . if we start describing economic issues , then the examiner will be of the opinion that the candidate is not clear whether India is suffering from moral crisis or economic crisis .

        • SKB

          ohhk…i put a different approach. I thought i should bring both the factors on the screen and then is should throw my openion with in favour or against or a middle.
          I might be completely wrong but sure i need further suggestion to deal such dilema’s.
          thnks.. and plz review mine

        • BRK

          Uhm I am not sure about that. I think you should evaluate the economic aspects if not so much as to show that they contribute to a crisis as to show that comparatively morals or their lack are more responsible for the crisis situation in the country. Dwelling on the moral aspects alone won’t give the weight and comprehensive coverage a UPSC essay demands.

          • Aravind Varier

            Thank you BRK for the review 🙂

            the only thing i feel i missed in my essay is to tell that ” the economic front will be in shambles if the moral side is deteriorating ” .

            yes we can evaluate economic issues but my concern is to what extent , if we give a detailed account on the economic crisis and are unable to perfectly link with the moral part of the essay and fail in convincing about ” the aforesaid economic crisis is due to the shortcomings in the moral side .”

            I preferred to play it safe rather than giving some vague justifications . if we fail to connect it properly , the probability of the examiner feeling that the candidate is unable to decide whether India is facing moral crisis OR economic crisis is higher .

            • BRK

              Sure. To each his own , I guess 🙂 Please review my essay. First one I’ve written here.

    • Raunak Vashisht

      While Britishers did sow the seeds of communalism, it was because of the economic crises even then : Too less administrative jobs, less education among muslims, etc.
      Britishers where more responsible for the economic crises than moral : on moral grounds, the colonization led to the unity of Hindu and Muslim who fought together for the independence, they did pass some of the very important moral legislations of their times : Sati etc

      • Aravind Varier

        Thank you for the review Raunak 🙂

        While writing an essay , its candidates prerogative to take a stand as per the question . the question is asking : Is India is suffering from ” MORAL CRISIS ” *** OR ***” ECONOMIC CRISIS ”

        your points regarding Britishers were more responsible for economic crisis would have been appropriate , if i had taken the stand that India is suffering from Economic crisis .

        But , as i took ” India is suffering from Moral Crisis ” which made me point the drawbacks of the british times for the degradation of the moral conduct through various policies .

    • sankar

      arvind bhai
      you have delved into the moral.
      satisfy me too. is it necessary to focus only one part of the essay or we should discuss on both part and in the last we should pick one part or we should adopt a netral approach by empasizing equally on both.
      overall very good.
      plz rvw mine

      • Aravind Varier

        dear sankar,

        We can discuss both parts but we should make sure in the essay that the each economic crisis that we mention should be linked to a moral aspect and should be able to bring out with a justification that the above said economic crisis is due to the failure of a moral aspect .

        I am still working on that area so did not jump into vague reasoning putting myself in trouble by giving a biased opinion whether MORAL crisis OR ECONOMIC crisis .

        i did see many people writing in detail about moral crisis & economic crisis in their essay but unable to connect with a solid justification which surely make the examiner feel the candidate is unable to take a stand whether India is suffering from moral crisis OR economic crisis

        if we mention economic crisis in our answer and merely telling moral crisis is what India is facing at the end of the answer will do no good rather than a reduction in the marks .

    • Rashmirathi

      great write up. yaar but i feel tumhe economic as well as moral dono pe pocus karna chahiye, because in a way dono related hain. corruption is the bottleneck that obstructs economic development , at the same time more poverty increase crimes.

      apart from this, writing is really good, keeps the reader engrossed .

      please give me your review on my essay..

      • Aravind Varier

        Dear Rashmi ,

        firstly thank you for your review 🙂

        majority of the reviewers who reviewed my essay are of the opinion that i completely neglected the economic aspect which was intentional by me . the reasons are given below which i have a sound reasoning .

        We can discuss both parts but we should make sure in the essay that the each economic crisis that we mention should be linked to a moral aspect and should be able to bring out with a justification that the above said economic crisis is due to the failure of a moral aspect .

        I am still working on that area so did not jump into vague reasoning putting myself in trouble by giving a biased opinion whether MORAL crisis OR ECONOMIC crisis .

        i did see many people writing in detail about moral crisis & economic crisis in their essay but unable to connect with a solid justification which surely make the examiner feel the candidate is unable to take a stand whether India is suffering from moral crisis OR economic crisis

        if we mention economic crisis in our answer and merely telling moral crisis is what India is facing at the end of the answer will do no good rather than a reduction in the marks .

        the only thing i feel i missed in my essay is to tell that ” the economic front will be in shambles if the moral side is deteriorating ” . i strongly believe this point is sufficient to indicate that the
        economic conditions may be bad due to the lower standards of
        morality .

        • Rashmirathi

          my prespective : the essay asks whether the crisis India is facing today moral or economical. so a/c to me first you need to throw light on what is the crisis and analytically reach the conclusion as to why you chose the side that you did.

          my opinion. agree to disagree

          • Aravind Varier

            you are correct rashmi , it would be wonderful if i could have thrown light on an economic issue as well as connected with a moral issue , but i completed this essay in 40 minutes and found it challenging to get the right points for interconnecting .

            i have plenty of points related to economic crisis in my mind but still working on how to link it with other aspects like SOCIAL, SECURITY , MORAL , POLITICAL e.t.c

            will strive hard in future to bring out a real good answer .

    • Ash

      Hi Aravind! 🙂

      Good to see you write an essay! I will just come back an review.. please review mine! 🙂

    • Batman

      Hi Aravind, I read your reply on Leiter’s comment, So i Would review your essay in that light. My views:
      1It is good to provide background of a situation but not at the cost of main body. You have mainly talked that India was a peaceful society and then British wreaked havoc on moral scene. The, just in 2 paras, you talked about few problems without any mention of current affairs which can give weight to your essay. Further, conclusion should not become a place for solution. It should be dealt separately. Conclusion should summarize the whole idea of your essay so that just a cursory glance of your intro and conclusion can make it clear what you wanted to discuss.
      On the positive note, I can say that you have the ability to provide things in an easy to understand manner. So keep writing and reviewing 🙂
      Please have a look at my essay too 🙂

      • Aravind Varier

        thank you batman ,

        i totally agree with your review 🙂

        would have elaborated on the degradation of moral vales by giving generalized examples .

        *****especially the solutions should be dealt separately in a paragraph rather than mixing with the conclusion . ( this point is duly noted and will work on it ) ****

        its after a long time i am writing an essay and first on insights , if my memory is correct , the last time i wrote an essay was some 4 years back .

        Anyway , thank you batman , i consider your review as the best among all the reviews that i received because i did learn a major aspect from you review 🙂

        i will surely review on your essay batman . its actually tough when everyone request to review an essay . because i just get into the finer details while reviewing any subject that comes in front of me .

        • Batman

          ohh… 4 years 😀
          I can understand your situation so well now 😀
          keep writing buddy, you will definitely improve 🙂

    • Shaktimaan

      bhaii u can give diverse views here………….u talked about rulers—british—-present tolrance concept mostly pointing moral portion….in eco part u can gv more examples……..otherwise it was good read+ tangled me with ur good flow……………ur concl…………could b good………….overall it is very b’full easy frm top 2 end……keep writing bro…….thank u:):)

    • OK

      AV. your essay is not convincing. You simply said moral is more imp than crisis. But you didn’t explain, explaination is required, right

      • Aravind Varier

        Thank you for the review OK 🙂

        I know there are certain drawbacks in my essay , which i have already noted & corrected 🙂 🙂 🙂
        I did explain moral is more important than economic crisis with reasons but did not enter into the economic crisis part due to the challenge of connecting both the crisis properly .

  • Sepoy No 1446

    In true economic sense, economic crisis is referred to a Prolonged slow down of economic growth coupled with low employment growth and structural problems like inability to pay for imports due to low forex reserve. Each economy passes through a rough phase but there are certain features which truly qualify as economic crisis. For example India faced economic crisis in 1991 where it had a high Balance of payment ( BOP) imbalance. This ultimately led to opening of economy and start of LPG era. Since then India had been on a high growth track and never faced situation like 1991 again. Thus by definition India never had an economic crisis after 1991. There was a global slowdown in 2008-2011 after subprime crisis but India remained relatively unscathed of its influence.

    However going by the strictest sense of economic crisis will serve little purpose to understand what ails India. India certainly is not the perfect country in the world, and for that matter no other country is. However comparing India’s past and then current socioeconomic growth vis-à-vis other countries will give some unique results about Indian crisis. India faces moral crisis more than economic crisis.

    – Persistent corruption
    – Politicians game
    – Communal rivalry
    – Regional strifes and disbelieve in state
    -Gender crime, rampant rape cases,Parliament gate, Gurgaon and Delhi’s story, Rape capital
    -Growing insensitivities..making intolerance a “critically endangered species” in India. Murder of Dabholakar, MM Kalburgi, Panesar by right-wing groups.
    – Atrocities towards scheduled castes, from village level to university. Suicide by Rohit Vemula at University of Hyderabad.

    These examples are reflection of “Crisis Cage” that India has failed to break since independence. Some of the features like corruption and power game can be attributed to colonial legacy but many more have become now so alienable to India that we doubt that is it the same India which preached “Vasudhaiva Kutumbukum” and then failed to practice it in its own land.

    At the same time, accentuating on these “troubling realities” of socio-religious life must not mean everything is hunky- dory at economic fronts. We might not face an economic crisis but we are far from being complacent.

    For following structural and institutional drawbacks:
    -Black money issue
    – Failure to tap manufacturing by making the jump from primary to tertiary sector
    – Taxation regime reforms
    – Problem of finance and investment for infrastructure and other public service sector
    – Rising NPA crisis and banking reforms
    – Problem of “employability” where most of the students coming out of college are disturbingly deficit in skills required to work in Industry
    – This leads to skill gap and hence current focus on Skill India

    There is a correlation and reverse correlation between economic crisis ( the problems as we discussed, and not the actual 1991 type crisis) and moral crisis.

    Moral crisis leading to economic crisis:
    – Corruption slows down the system, leads to favoritism, chrony capitalism which affect economy
    – maligns India’s image,ease of doing business is affected
    – Violence and intolerance has to be controlled through more allocation of resources, law and order machinery

    Economic crisis leading to moral crisis:
    – Slow economy, slow growth, less salary, more corruption
    – Slow growth, less jobs, more dissatisfaction, more crime
    – Unemployed person is more likely to join communal calls than employed ones ( as found out in Dadri lynching)

    Thus it is more of moral crisis than economic crisis. Certain features are beyond our control but few are domestic issues which need to be tapped. India’s consistent low rank in Transparency International’s corruption index and ease of doing business reflect the cumulative impact of economic and moral crisis of India. Perhaps we must learn from Japanese who despite having limited resources and after facing devastation in second world war, completely rebuilt their economy through sheer hard work and persistence. For that to happen in India we cannot afford to ask for bribe from our own people, kill them, burn them or rape them. Moral uprightness, trust, believe and tolerance will pave way for higher economic growth. This is where the country needs to move towards.

    • Nandu

      Hi Sepoy, your essay have good amount of content and you have given space to diverse aspects of topic. However i believe that the pattern you used is more suitable you answer writing and not for essay..good day

    • Ab

      Sepoy Sir!
      Content good and elaborate, but were you in hurry today? Essay should be in Paragraph, not in points. Please review mine too.

      • Sepoy No 1446

        Travelling in a bus..wrote in half an hour in bus itself over mobile phone..I agree with the answer format.. Thnx.

        Will review urs when back home.

    • sankar

      good one essay and full of contents.
      as you already explained your reason of not making format your essays
      plz rvw mine dost.

    • Ash

      Ceeeeepoy! 🙂
      Review mine plz… I will come back and review yours! 🙂

    • Shaktimaan

      bhaii waise content jabrdst haii…………….awsm-blosm……………..nice set of information…..praise to ur intellegence…………bus main b baith k itna kuch likh liya salute to ur dedication……….great…..bhai mera b plz review kr dena………….thank u:):)

      • Sepoy No 1446

        karata hu shaktimaan bhai…geeta madam kaisi hai? Jhagada to nahi hua n 🙂

        • Shaktimaan

          hahaha!!…………..geeta………….b tekh h……….jr. power ko padha rahi h………..:):)

    • Ash

      Hey Sepoy! I guess you’re traveling so these are pointers to your essay… So wouldn’t talk much about it! 🙂

      I c a tilt towards economic problems so you could balance that! 🙂
      Ohkay! I wrote taking what you taught me last week so plz review and temme where do I need to improve! 🙂
      KWAR! 🙂

    • Batman

      Hats off o you if you could think and type all this in half an hour!
      However, in the end you expressed that it more of moral crisis than economic but in the preceding points, you have given a balanced view. Don’t you think an effort should have been made to interconnect the economic and moral aspects which could have justified your stance and given tilt to moral side. Please share your views 🙂
      If you get time, please have a look at my essay too 🙂

      • Sepoy No 1446

        Thanks Mr. Wayne.

        Abhi karta hu aapka review..

    • Ash

      I’m making you famous… So you owe me a thank you! 🙂

  • Kunal verma

    Talking about the crisis in India , I would like to take a profound view of the situation. Let get into the nitty gritty of the topic and explore the unfolded.
    India has a got a problem related to many social issues like discrimination on the basis of religion, caste , gender, community etc.People are being visualized through these spectacles and judgement is based upon it. This basically has given rise to INTOLERANCE and people are now too obsessed with their own beliefs and started even to defy another ones. India being a soveriegn and secular country has a right to practise , profess and propagate their own beliefs and values. But in current scenario, soveriegnity has been vanished as a puff of dust and people are coersively forcing their values on others. For instances , the beef row , suicide of UoH student , forceful religious conversions, etc . Now lets take up the beef battle. Cow , being a sacred animal of Hindus, is not allowed to be served as a cuisine throughout India. This has been a law from a very long time. But taking this issue to another level, complete ban was imposed on killing and consuming beef in Maharashtra, which led to a widespread job loss in that state as it was the most beef consuming state that employed a large no. of people there. Now this issue hits both on moral as well as economic grounds.
    Coming to another phase in Fourth industrial revolution, where the speed of growth is not linear but exponential. This revolution has been different from earlier revolution because of its speed and also cyber physical system concept which is introduced through it. All innovations and creativity is been seen through the glass of cyber space, may it be defense, industry, production, logistics and supply chain, stocks and inventory,etc everything. Processes are being intoduced to make operational systems more efficient and increasing supply by introducing human alternatives such as robotics. This field has been widely talked off as it more cost effective in long run but would lead to job loss and higher rates of unemployment.Innovation in technology is overpowering the human resources which could lead to deprivation of the society.
    Political system in India is going through its worst phase. As of now, major point is not dealing with various issues but to create some by indulging in the dirty politics. The most effective way of doing this is stalling the bills in the parliament due to which country is not moving on the appropriate path of development.Opposition party has been granted with a lot of powers by constitution which they tend to misuse now. Two third majority is required for any bill to pass which seems to be a gargantuan task. Politicizing any issue based on any kind of injustice or discrimination has been their job for a while. I would like it if both incumbent as well as opposition parties stop blaming each other as it is affecting our country both morally and economically.
    Poverty and illiteracy are other roadblocks in way of development. Due to poverty , illiteracy is widespread throughout India especially in Rural regions.So called Govt. schools have a dismal quality of infrastructure and poor teaching faculty. Private education centers are only for rich elites and has nothing to do with economically deprived class.This also goes along withother important issues such as health.Poorsare being denied their moral rights in face of their economic conditions.
    Justice is never granted to the poors and its the confluence of power and money which gets legal system to succumb against it. Salman Khan hit and run provided a very good view of legal system which got played on the hands of power and money. Basically, it is not the legal body but our constitution which provides so many contrary laws which are played upon by good lawyers.
    Terror attacks like the recent Pathankot incident reflects our weak defense system and bad international engagement. India has a policy to act after anything wrong happens rather than to prevent it from very beginning. In Pathankkot incident, top officials were provided with the leads about some disturbances and mishappening which can follow but they could take the advantage.This has reflected our bad policy with our neighbours and inactivity which follows.
    Role of media in putting India into deep crisis is inevitable.Publicizing biased news and modifications done in delivering the news to the consumer affects their mind set and even promotes the negativity.

    So i would like to sum the things up by saying that crisis in India cant seen from just one perspective i.e economic or moral. We can say both act as a consequence of each other.

  • Lord Tuktuk

    “Papa, I want to buy a guitar”, said 7 years old kid Raj to his father who is a small tea seller, after watching a movie in which protagonist was a rock star. “No beta, you don’t need it” told father to the son. “No, I want it! I don’t know
    anything else” screamed the child and started crying. “Okay, I’ll buy it for you in a week or two” said father to his son, hugged him and left for work. The father felt the passion of learning guitar in his child but how would he buy
    the guitar as it would cost high for a person like him who is financially broken. As he was going to his tea-stall, he found a wallet full of cash nearby a shop. How would he respond now? He can fulfil his child’s dream by this money
    but what about all the moral values which letting him stop. He was in dilemma and couldn’t understand what to do. For him, both “financial crisis” and “moral crisis” were at his doorstep.

    Like the tea seller, on a larger scale, we in India are facing moral as well as economic crisis. Some people would agree, some won’t. It’s all about how we view our surrounding and what we want to do about it.

    We Indians are not new to economic crisis. We faced it in 1991 and opened our economy to the world. The LPG reforms did well for some time and inflation and unemployment was controlled. But after that the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 and recently the slowdown of China have put a lot of pressure on our Indian economy. Rising of our fiscal deficit and high negative balance of payment is slowing down the economy as well. Everything was so well for India some time ago as different reports agreed to the fact that within some time the growth of Indian economy will touch the double digit mark. But now, new reports are not so good for India, but at the same the time not as bad as they are for rest of the world. We still are the fastest growing economy.

    How are we then in economic crisis if we are fastest growing economy? It seems like we are doing all well. We are still growing with more than 7% growth rate where all the other major economies have growth rate of only 3-4%. The problem we are facing is rising inflation and decreasing employment. Even after the oil cost have fell below 50$ per barrel, we still are not able to increase our growth as we have to recover from the blow which the high oil cost had previously on us for more than 5 years.

    But economic crisis is not the only headache. There is moral crisis too which we can see in India. Economic and moral crisis, sometimes, looks like different sides of a pole. When economic crisis comes, it might lead to moral crisis too. The reverse might not be true most of the times. We can so much easily view the loss of morality in our culture. We see politicians indulged in corruption, we see different movie stars who are role model of youngsters held in different charges. Where do this low morality leads us to? We have forgot our human values which figures like Gandhiji and Mother Teresa told us. Our ethics have become weak as we just tend to think about the poor if we get emotional for them, but never act when we can do something. We just prefer monetary gains over moral values. We just want to earn, not to learn. A country’s true worth lies in how it treats its women who is the root of life, and without root we can’t grow. How well we treat women? How much have we done for our fellow women? Well, we all know that. Hiding it and not accepting this fact just shows how weak we are. It just shows we do not want to change. Government policies can give opportunities to the women but it can’t percolate the feeling to respect women in people’s mind. That can only come from our moral values. It’s true that money does not grows on tree, so doesn’t values.

    Now, as we can view both the crisis, how can we solve them is the biggest question. We can’t solve any problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. We have to dig deep for that. Economically, we are still growing good. We just need investments in our economy for initiatives like “Make in India” and “Smart
    City” to be successful. We’re putting our best efforts to do that. PM’s different foreign visits to attract investors and recently India’s effort at Davos, Switzerland in World Economic Forum have shown that. Also, “Start Up India, Stand Up India” will give boost to economy and will lead to growth if successfully utilized. Apart from this, we don’t have to let go our moral values also. Children will only learn how to treat their parents when they will see how their parents are treating their own parents. Respecting women, letting go communalism and caste politics will not only help us in becoming morally strong, but it will also have a good effect on our economy. Reaching somewhere high only requires hard efforts with morality. We can see that from Prime Ministers like Manmohan Singh and Narendra
    Modi. Many people might not like them, but both are held in high esteem for their personal honesty.

    “I want to buy a guitar”, these words were still in the mind of Raj’s father. He was both in “financial crisis” and “moral crisis” now at the same time. I do not know what he did in the end. I do not know what others might do in the end. But I know what should have been done by Raj’s father. We all know what should have been done in the end because darkest places in hell is reserved for those who maintain silence and neglect their responsibilities in the time of crisis.

    • Nandu

      Interesting and very good elaboration with crude issue and words.

    • SKB

      really nice essay…butiful start…force me to read it further……and again in the end u forced me to keep thinking about the choice Raj’s father would have choosen.
      plz review mine..if tym permits

      • yogi

        Hi SKB, can u plz review mine, I will review yours 🙂

    • very good, sweet and simple. Not only did u write the content wise enough, you didn’t over do with the GS portion, and also made a connection between morality and economic condition.
      Only critic, at some portions you were getting repetitive. Nothing else from my side!

      • Ab

        Where is your essay Mr. Serious!! Last time you were also inconspicuous.

      • Lord Tuktuk

        Thankyou Bhai!! 🙂
        Aaj fury bhi nhi h, tu bhi sara din offline tha!! bore ho gya me!! ek voice note tujhe bhejna tha, fury ko bhej dia 😛 😛

        And yes, thoda repitition ho gya hai!!! will try to improve more!! 🙂

    • P.s

      Good one but conclusion could have been improved.

    • black mamba

      please review mine. ill review yours post lunch surely.

      • Ash

        Mambaaaa! Ditto! Same .. review mine no! I will review yours after lunch! Yeah! I’m eating a lil late.. but yeah! I will review yours! 🙂

      • Lord Tuktuk

        thanks for the review!! will review urs in a bit!! 😡

        • black mamba

          Mr cross face. Just reviewed yours 😛

    • Rashmirathi

      the way you continued the story in the end is just beautiful. great essay !

      please review mine ..

      • Lord Tuktuk

        thanks for the review!! 🙂

    • Batman

      Hi Tuktuk, my views:
      1)Intro was wonderfully crafted-it was mesmerizing
      2)You have tried to accommodate both economics and morality aspects but what ipersonally feel that you could have established the connection a bit later. IMO, one should have discussed the morality and then the connection
      3)Your view that economic crisis precedes moral crisis is a bit displaced. Reason:you talked about corruption, but how will corruption starts. It starts from your brain. So, i think here first comes the morality crisis and then economic misadventures are done.
      4)The story is well presented in the end, could have written few lines about the whole essay too
      Overall, a nicely presented essay-examples, structure 🙂
      Please have a look at my essay too 🙂

      • yogi

        Batman bhai, review mine as well 🙂

        • Isha

          Hey Yogi! Plz review mine if you get time. Will review yours in a while.

          • yogi

            sure 🙂

          • Jaya Swatantra

            Hey Isha…please review mine ,would love to review yours.. 🙂

            • Isha

              Sure Jaya, goin to review yours 🙂

      • Lord Tuktuk

        hey azhar bhai!!! 😛
        1. thank you 🙂
        2. hmmmm!!! we’ll talk about this!

        3. point not accepted!!! 😐 everything starts from brain!!so everything me morality hi phle aayegi!! :/ kya yaar batman!!
        4. yes, conclusion is not nice!! 🙂 thoda jaldi me tha, to post kar dia!! point accepted!! 🙂
        thanks bro :-* bus karta hu abhi review!!

        • Batman

          Bhai, morality implies righteousness i.e. what you think is right. In the case of corruption, it would be only your brain that will take the decision, you’ll be lured by money. However, if your morals are strong, no matter what how big a gain you can make, you’ll never be lured. But you may think otherwise 😛

          • Lord Tuktuk

            bhai, i know what you want to say!! but if i accept your views, mjhe ye bolna padeg ki sara crisis morally hi hai!! 😛 😛 everthing is a state of mind!!! this is a topic of debate!! raat ko when i torture you, uski jagah aaj iske baare me baat karunga!! but thanks for taking the pain 🙂

            • Batman

              hahaha..guitar ki ek-do dhun to suna he dio mje 😀
              yea u r correct but atleast we can put views on ‘economic’ part and then take up this interconnection 😀
              thanks for taking the pain…acha ab pain ho gya ye sab 😀

              • Lord Tuktuk

                hahahaha! i know you liked my song last night!! Fury aur Serious bhi sunte hai!! 🙂
                Fury is my fan you know!! ^_^ And aaj bhi bhej dunga kuch gaake!! 😀
                hahahah!! ok ab se no sorry no thanku no pain!! 😡

    • I may be completely wrong, but if we were to write a story, they should be comparable. A nations problems are not as simple as an individuals!! They are much more complicated. I am not a fan of stories, that can be the reason why I didn’t like the story. Just felt like saying!!

      • Lord Tuktuk

        yes, i think you’re wrong this time!! 😀

        See i cant go on explaining all problems which are faced by different people!! you have to also show some interest!!

        , A nations problems are not as simple as an individuals??? serioulsy??
        the problems of people are collectively problems of a nation!! So, to keep it simple!! nation doesn’t give problems to its people in most of the cases!! Our own problems when go out of control, gives rise to a national problem!!

        Anyhow, you have complete right to criticize!! i gladly accept it!! But i think this time i was right!! 🙂
        Feel free to point out any other fault!! Thanks for the review!!

    • sankar

      your intro and conclusion well represented
      but needs a little connectivity in the bodypart,
      overall a very good essay with enriched contents
      plz have a look at me too. thanks

    • Shaktimaan

      greattttt…….simple n sober…………loved d eay u expressed……tooo good from ur last easy………….bina dimag lagaye sb kuchh samjh aagya…………nice flow jst like river flow in between hills n peaks……..same way ur easy flow btween eco n moral crisis…………….ultimate ……….seriously lord loved ur eazy n smooth presentation…………..nthing is wrong………..good good………..thank u:):):)

      • sankar

        shaktiman mera bhi plz rvw kar do
        i wil rvw yors at night

      • Lord Tuktuk

        hahahah!! thankyou shakti!! your comment literally made me smile!! 🙂

        your comment “nice flow jst like river flow in between hills n peaks……..same way ur easy flow btween eco n moral crisis” mesmerized me!!! 😀 😀 cant stop feeling proud of myself!! 😛 😛

        Thanks for the review Shakti!! will review urs in sometime!! 🙂

    • Ash

      Hey Tuk-tuk! 😛

      1. Awesome start! 🙂
      2. Some people would agree, some won’t —-> this is found in almost every essay Tuktuk writes.. Nahi?? 😛
      3. Where do this low morality leads us to – Where DOES this low morality LEAD us to

      We have FORGOTTEN our human values …. have ke saath past participle … have gone… have told .. aese.. 🙂

      4. We just want to earn, not to learn. — A TAKEAWAY (AT) .. so Tq .. 🙂
      5. Government policies can give opportunities to THE (NOT NEEDED)women but it can’t percolate the feeling to respect women in people’s mind. —-> AMAZING TAKE!!
      6. That can only come from our moral values. It’s true that money does not GROW on treeS, so DON’T values. —-> ANOTHER AMAZING TAKE but you failed to take this forward… you cud have talked more about it! 🙂
      7. B/w point 5&6 I guess You’re breaking the flow…. but the points are amazing!
      8. Children will only learn how to treat their parents when they will see how their parents are treating their own parents –> PROUD OF YOU! 🙂
      9. There’s an abrupt jump from Modi to guitar! Solve this!

      WOW! AN AWESOME READ! Many takeaways from here! Simple words… not much taam jhaam and awesome! Now this is the beauty of simplicity! 🙂
      Keep it up! KWAR! 🙂

      • Lord Tuktuk

        hey Ash! 🙂
        1. while writing the intro, i knew ki harkuch sahi intro likh dia h mene aaj 😀
        2. yes!! i do this every time just to make sure ki examiner gets his space. ho skta hai na ki wo nhi manta ho ki koi bhi crisis hai!! so i just give him his space!! aise likhne se agar wo nahi bhi mere views ko accept krta hoga, fir bhi he wont feel ki should i show interest in the essay or not!!
        3. thanks for always correcting me!! None of them are typo, all are genuine mistakes!
        8.Thankyou!! Papa Mumma ka dialogue 😀
        9. yes, there is!!! Will correct this!
        Thanks overall!! will review yours in a moment!

    • yogi

      Bhai food diya, intro was too good, 😀
      u have handled both parts very well,
      flow is brilliant
      sufficient use of current examples,
      good that u linked the intro with the conclusion, and that with a heart touching tone, great job
      could have toned down a bit on the economic details, like 50$ etc
      just one more suggestion: 5th and 6th para too long, size of para should be such that one can write 2 paras per page on upsc answer sheet size paper.
      learnt a lot form u
      keep it up ..:)

      • Lord Tuktuk

        omg!! thanks yogi!! 😀
        Ok bhai!! mjhe nhi sheets ka idea!! but will try to write next time se thoda short me !! haan last me lamba ho gya tha thoda paras!!
        we all learn from each other bhai!! 🙂

    • black mamba

      Hey tuk tuk
      After lunch ended up become after dinner. Sorry.
      Your essay writing has improved so much I must say! 😀
      Loved reading it. Good u connected story in the end. And also that u wrote in in a manner that feels as if u are speaking to the reader.
      Probably a little more explanation in moral part.
      Nothing more this time from mamba. 😀
      Please review mine, I wrote it in a slight different way.

      • Lord Tuktuk

        hahaha its ok!! i thought k u forgot to review!! i was just little upset!! :/
        thankyou!! 😀
        and i’ve already reviewed yours!! 😛

    • OK

      Bhai. tumne ek todu idea de diya is essay ko lekar.
      Economic Crisis is the predecessor of Moral Crisis. (Golden Words)

      Ab aage ki kahani suno. Isko kaise aur use kar sakte hai.
      we are facing many many economic problems. they all are economic crisis for us. but they are leading to moral crisis (crisis of conscience: two competing values). ynha competing values hai, economic development ya inclusion of all. Tumno jo todu idea diya hai ab uspe todu examples dekho.
      1. labour laws: economic crisis: yes required. labours: no.. exploitation. moral crisis. kya kare. laye ya na laye.
      2. land laws: same with farmers.
      3 forest laws: tribals
      4. agriculture: irrigation: canals: dams: displacement and submergence of land of people. migration. moral crisis again. laye ya na laye.
      5. energy crisis: solar: price will increase: further energy divide. moral crisis. (solar : land requirement)
      6. energy crisis: nuclear. : what about disaster. fukoshima. moral crisis. laye ya na laye.
      7. population increasing. agricultural production has to increase. forest cut kare ya na kare. Infrastructure banana hai. FDI chahiye. par Forest and Wild Life. moral crisis.
      8. Women: protection. par kuch laws misuse ho rhe hai. bechare males bhi 😛 moral crisis laye ya na laye.
      9. reservation: is effective. pople are coming out of poverty. par. baki logo k rights. laye ya na laye 😀

      • O Bhai! Nailed it dudeeee!!! 😀
        This should be the crux of the essay! Agar isi style me points include kare essay me jaise you told , Bhai awesome ho jaega!! Toooo good Bhai! Amazed! And this is not my idea! This is all yours creativity!! I don’t take credit for the things I have not done! So hats off to you for interlinking the issues so well! It gave so much clarity!! 🙂
        Too good Bhai! 🙂

    • Meethi

      This is really awesome. I was thinking that whether I will be able to write essay ever and suddenly this page and your essay came as a blessing in disguise.
      Very thought provoking. Loved it. 🙂

      • Lord Tuktuk

        Hey Meethi!! Thanks for the encouraging words!! really feels good! 🙂
        And yes you can write it! you might find problem when you write the very first time but things will start to settle down after 3-4 essays!! All the very best to you! 🙂

        • Meethi

          Thanks for this morale booster and all the best to you too Lord Tuktuk .. 0:)

  • Shreya

    “Crisis Faced in India – Moral or Economic?”

    From the clear waters of Jhelum to the mighty Himalayas, from the camels of Pushkar to the white tigers of Rewa, from the Gonds of central India to Jarawas of Andaman, India is a land of immense diversity- cultural, linguistic, religious, historical and biological.

    The moral values of India are embedded in its history. We have the privilege of being the birth land of religions such as Buddhism and Jainism, which illuminated the world with moral teachings. Asoka’s Dhamma and Akbar’s Din -i- ilahi speak volumes of the compassion of the two revered kings.

    India’s economic power, just like its morality, is embedded in history. Indian muslin, calicos, spices and other “manufactures” were the reason why Europeans colonized India. From being the largest economy in the world pre-colonization, it was reduced to near zero growth in the first half of the 20th century. After independence, we set on a difficult path of reversing the past. With a series of policies and programmes in the last seven decades, which will remain controversial for times to come, we have regained the ancient status by becoming the fastest growing economy of the world.

    One must see the spectacular success in the background of the impediments that hold India back. With the second largest population in the world and the fractured economy we inherited at independence, the communal seeds sown by the British, the troublesome neighbours, the continuing conflicts between various communities, where India stands today cant be condemned as a mere chance. Many learned people made premonitions proclaiming the fall of democracy in India within years after independence. And that democracy has valiantly survived seven odd decades.

    Is India facing a moral crisis?

    That said, does this democracy pass the test of morality? “We the people of India” promised to ourselves a society governed by the principles of equality, justice, liberty and fraternity. However, it is not laborious to see how the institutions, the society, the people, the leaders have disembarked from the path of morality. With the strings of the society loosening and more and more people moving to the cities, the number of violent crimes is on the rise. In the land of “Sufi Tradition”, people refrain from renting their house to Muslims. A man was lynched for alleged strong of beef in his house. The “moral policing” by certain political groups is not so moral. We’re witnessing a regressive trend in the social indicators – the declining sex ratios highlighting the discrimination against the girls, child slavery and bonded labor.

    All this speaks of the declining mores of the Indian Society. Political morality is not far behind. The increasing corruption, deliberate forestalling of bills in the parliament, and the engagement in personal denigration shows that we are far away from the political standards set by Pandit Nehru and his government. While the extreme ideological differences were accommodated in the government of that time, today we see mud-hurling more often than we should.

    What ails Indian morality ?

    Is it the increasing globalization or decreasing trend of joint families or increasing work pressure? Or is it the increasing impatience because of declining employment ? What we see today is a result of a number of interconnected factors. The Indian society is struggling between what we are and what we want to be. The increasing westernization has brought a lot of good things and bad things. The advent of technology and internet has left us with little time to reflect on morality and real-communication with family and friends. Terrorist propaganda spreads as fast as news of a earthquake over the internet. The news of a Dalit death ignites a fire across millions of Dalits in India, deepening the fault lines. Declining job opportunities and accompanying migration to urban areas forces parents to leave behind their kids vulnerable to human predators. As the work-pressure increases, the number of divorces and marital discord also increases.

    Unity in diversity, tolerance, peaceful co-existence, plurality, faith, love have been replaced by discord, intolerance, communalism, casteism, individuality and hatred.

    Larger political goals have been circumscribed by narrow agendas such as vote bank politics and belittling the others.

    Is India facing a economic crisis ?

    At the surface, India is doing quite good economically. There is a vigor, an understanding of what India lacks and most importantly, an action.

    Globally, we are going much better than the others, thus reflecting the resilience of institutions built and strengthened after the 1990s reform programme. However, there are certain indicators which show that India is not immune to the global economic situation. This is reflected by the falling exports and the ironical figures of Index of Industrial Production, coupled with employment opportunities lagging behind the growth of workforce. The fastest growing economy of the world has increasing number of farmers committing suicide. Improving ease of doing business co-exists with dismal HDI rank and growing inequality. This suggests that Indian economy is not in such a sweet spot after all.

    What ails the Indian economy?

    Is it the lack of political will or faulty implementation? There are multitude of programmes introduced by the government in power. Targeting demographic dividend to infrastructure, crop insurance for farmers, increasing investments and improving governance, improving the asset structure of banks, and expanding financial inclusion, smart cities and rationalizing subsidies. The ingredients that will cook up a perfect economy have been introduced, but the key lies in how well the schemes are implemented, and how well do they deliver to the last man in the queue.

    From the above discussion it is apparent that it is the morality which faces a larger crisis rather than the economy. And to save ourselves from the crumbling values, all of us have a role to play. The moral education begins within a family, is nurtured by the education institutions and polished by the interaction with wider society. It is the duty therefore of every individual to disregard violence, enmity and hatred towards other communities. It is the duty of the institutions to safeguard the interests of the minorities and to promote peaceful coexistence. It is the duty of the state to provide adequate and “smart” policing to save the vulnerable from horrific crimes. It is the duty of the social, print and electronic media to promote good values rather than instigating hatred and violence. Lastly, it is the duty of the elected leaders and the public intellectuals to begin a social revolution to arrest the moral crisis.

    • Raunak Vashisht

      Amazing write-up !

      A (possible) addition to the conclusion-

      While it is apparent that it is the morality which faces a larger crisis rather than the economy : the answer to the moral crisis lies in the economy itself : redistribution of rising wealth due to economic progress, without which no lectures on moral values will work :

      After all, We can’t teach a Hungry child !

      Thanks !

      • Shreya

        The perfect conclusion. Thanks a lot for reviewing 🙂

      • SKB

        We can’t teach a Hungry child !
        weigh more than few hundred words in the context..

    • Aap essay likho aur topvoted na ho 😛

      The flow was good, the language was awesome, the content was good too. However, somewhere I felt that the interconnection between “morality” and “economy” of the country could have got more space (although not explicitally mentioned in the topic, it would have given an altogether different dimension which most would miss).It appears in traces somewhere.

      The conclusion could have been better. Nice one overall, love the flow of ur essays as usual

      • Shreya

        Only because you didn’t write one today 😉
        Yes you’re absolutely right. @disqus_pxjZcFObcX:disqus has give a fairly beautiful interconnection.
        Thanks for the review 🙂

      • P.s

        Hey serious didn’t you write today

      • black mamba

        review mine

        • sankar

          bm bhai
          plz rvw mine

          • black mamba

            Bhai mera bhi review Kar de

            • yogi

              mamba bhai plz review , I will review yours..:)

              • black mamba

                already done 😀
                check !
                loved your essay btw

                • yogi

                  thanks, will review yours 🙂

      • sankar

        serious bhai
        aapne essay nahi likh hai kya
        agar samay mile to, mera rvw kar dena plz.

      • Lubna Sehar

        Hi….Pls review mine and give me your valuable opinion

      • Rashmirathi

        joker bhai if you could take some time out and review mine i’d be very grateful..

      • yogi

        Serious bhai, plz review mine as well, 🙂

        • Jaya Swatantra

          please review mine also…. i will be reviewing yours for sure..

      • Mangesh Gawankar

        Hello, can you please review mine? It is a new start, and it would have been amazing to get assessed by seasoned writers/reviewers.

      • Jaya Swatantra

        if possible please review mine too

      • OK

        Bhai. tumhare essay ki bina Sunday adhura adhura ho chuka hai!

      • Shreya

        Some call you joker, others call you serious.
        What an irony 🙂

      • Sahil Garg

        Plz review mine 🙂

      • Gaurav

        Plz, can u review my essay.

    • Cybertron Ninja

      Excellent Essay with well connected examples and nice conclusion showing everyone’s duty. Keep it up.

      • sankar

        plz rvw mine frnds

      • Shreya

        Thanks for the review Ninja 🙂

    • moraya

      Beautiful…….written ..!! Shreya……

      • sankar

        plz rvw mine frnds

    • Ganesh Chavan

      great job

      • sankar

        ganesh bro
        plz rvw mine

      • Jaya Swatantra

        please review…

    • P.s

      Very nice one but as Serious pointed out few words on interconnection between economic crisis and moral crisis would have been better.

    • sankar

      good intro, rich body and full with contents, conclusion can be separated from suggesstion part
      very good essay
      plz rvw mine frnds

      • Shreya

        Thanks for the review 🙂

    • Ab

      It’s excellent to read your write up!! A write up to emulate! I think, you should discuss these issue in context of India, which I felt was missing, I might be wrong!
      I will be happy to reviewed by you:)

      • yogi

        Ab, plz review mine, I will review yours..:)

      • Shreya

        Thanks for the review Ab. I feel that i have discussed the entire issue in context of India. Will review yours soon 🙂

    • vali

      Gud flow,,,,nice essay

    • Rashmirathi

      beautiful !! it was a joyride. itna achcha kaise likh leti ho, i got depressed tumhara essay padh ke. its perfect, bas conclusion me you could have added that, if your stomach is empty morals mean nothing but without bring in morality back into the society we cant accomplish the task of filling all empty stomach. the moral and economic crisis are inter related and can only be handled together. also , each and every individual has a part to play to get india out of this crisis.

      all the best !!

      please give me your reviews on my essay ..

      • yogi

        Hi Rashmirathi can u plz review mine, I will review yours 🙂

      • Shreya

        Thanks a lot for the review and the suggestion, will review yours soon. 🙂

    • Leiter The Leader

      Dear insights and friends…please clarify me this doubt regarding this type of essay…

      I have been told in one coaching institute that..whenever this type essay…either or (eg: Crisis facing India moral or economics….demographic dividend is India’s boon or bane)questions…. We need to take only one stance…here either economic or moral but not both….writing both will be disaster it seems..!!!

      • Batman

        I think you have to show both the sides and then come up with what side you prefer. Otherwise, there is no point in giving economic or moral, they could have simply given India’s moral crisis. Feel free to contradict 🙂

        • Leiter The Leader

          Its up to us to choose whether it is moral or economic…otherwise they would have given moral and economic na…correct me if am wrong

          • Batman

            Well, I think one should show both the sides (whether ‘and’ / ‘or’) but in case of ‘and’, one would have to give a balanced conclusion that both are responsible, both are intertwined but when asked with ‘or’, you have to tilt yourself to one side of the discussion-this is what I feel. It would be better if Insights could give some insights on this. Thanks!
            If you have time, please have a look at my essay 🙂

            • Leiter The Leader

              Ya…this may some sense….and yes would better insights clarify this…sorry,I’m in my nephew bday party…. But will surely review your essay by today night…:)

              • Batman

                oh..not a problem. Enjoy your day, what are you doing here 😛 😀

                • black mamba

                  batman. review mine 🙂
                  ps. it’s an overly romanticised essay. and I’ve tried to take a different stance. but let me know if it fits the requirement 🙂

                  • ur essay has been reviewed, check on evernote

                    • Ab

                      Please review mine serious sir!

                    • OK

                      Serious! Bhai. Mera essay review kar do. Aur tum likhna start karo bhai. Learning curve stagnant ho gaya public ka 🙂

                • sankar

                  batman bhai plz rvw mine too

                • Leiter The Leader

                  As soon as I saw today’ essay..I remembered what my essay sir told…and here every one is writing both sides…so just to clarify my doubt…

                • OK

                  Batman! Please review mine yaar. I know, I am late. Sorry for that. 🙂

      • Aravind Varier

        dear leiter ,

        there is no wrong in explaining both the stands but how well you interconnect each other is the crux . i have seen people happily writing on both the aspects moral and economic in their essay but unable clearly say this economic crisis is due to the failure of a certain degradation of a moral area .

        many reviewers in my essay have pointed out that ” i completely focused on moral aspect leaving out economic aspect ” but the reason is simple .

        i personally felt interconnecting an economic issue with a moral aspect is little bit challenging , so played it safe .

        if we take up the challenge of explaining both the economic and moral side in the essay but fail to interconnect it properly , the examiner will surely feel the candidate is in a dilemma not able to judge whether moral crisis OR economic crisis .that will straightway reflected in poor marks .

        i hope my views on this matter will help you to get a better insight 🙂

        • yogi

          Aravind bhai, plz review !! 🙂

        • Jaya Swatantra

          please review mine also… 🙂

      • OK

        See. in this essay. figure out the key points. Crisis. Economic. Moral. So define the crisis of our country, and explain that, on prima facie it looks like economic crisis. then come to the morality part, and explain, though it looks like economc but actually it is moral crisis. it’s easy to suggest, but difficult to accomplish.

      • OK

        Please have a look at my essay. The thing which I have suggested you, I have tried to incorporate that in my essay,

    • Batman

      Hi Shreya, an amazing flow and good command over language.
      However, I feel the conclusion should give an overall picture of what has been discussed in the body rather than becoming a para for solution or any other dimensions. Further, the phrase “the duty” became too repetitive. Please feel free to contradict and have a look at my essay too 🙂

      • Shreya

        You’re right about the conclusion. I think i got carried away with “the duty”. Thanks for the review Batman, going to read yours 🙂

    • niti

      fabulous start..very nice flow.. maintained through out the essay..though the conclusion could have been better..
      plz review mine

      • sankar

        niti, plz rvw mine………i’ll rvw yours

      • Shreya

        Thanks for the review 🙂

    • Ash

      Hi Shreya! 🙂
      Amazingly written! 🙂
      My essay has few commonalities with yours! 🙂
      But yeah! Yourz is a very refined essay and specially the way you have like included all the GS portion … Laudable! 🙂
      If you could please review mine! 🙂

      • yogi

        Hi Ash, plz review mine, will review yours..:)

        • Ash

          Kool Yogi! 🙂

      • Shreya

        Thank you for the review Ash 🙂

      • Jaya Swatantra

        Ash review kar do please… would love to review yoursdear… 🙂

      • OK

        Hey Ash! Can you review mine as well? I am very late. But if possible?

        • Ash

          Just gimme some time.. I’ll do it… Don’t worry! 🙂

    • Abinda


    • yogi

      Excellent essay!
      u have covered both the sides equally,
      language is simple,
      flaw is good
      the best thing is that u brought up relevant content form every subject, and use of current events (i missed them in my essay)
      a lill bit of improvement in conclusion is required to make it heart touching (content wise it’s prefect)
      plz review mine as well, have written in a different perspective and want your views so as to improve upon 🙂

      • Shreya

        Thanks for the review 🙂

    • Salesh Suman

      Mine and ur seems almost the same….but still i feel u have used more powerful language…plz review mine if possible.

    • Mangesh Gawankar

      I tried to be critical, but could not come up with any flaws.

    • Affu Sdq

      Very good essay shreya…just try to split ur examples in the middle of essay wherein u mentioned equality ,add how our judiciary is able to recognise identity of transgenders yet section 377 is legal because it is that not a moral crisis? in justice u can add plight of poor prisoners who cannot afford bail bond and a someone who can hire the best lawyers in the country.liberty u can add recent misuse of sedition acts ,in the middle u started on good note about economy but dont jump so early into HDI point,present a rosy picture first,then ask whats wrong? give reasons on economic front ranging from supply side bottlenecks to low demand then link it up with HDI and say how moral crisis of not being able to achieve equality,liberty et.c et.c manifests itself in economic inequalities.As ur intro was amazing make sure ur conclusion should be equally fantastic.just a few suggestions take it as a garnishing tip as ur dish is very yummy:-))

      • black mamba

        can you review mine as well ?
        thanks 🙂
        ill reciprocate

        • Affu Sdq

          Sure mamba…just give me sometime either by night or tomorrow

      • Shreya

        Hi Affu !
        I actually though of writing about transgenders, but skipped it 🙂 All your points are apt. Thanks a lot for the review 🙂

      • sankar

        plz rvw mine affu ji

      • Valar morghulis

        good review affu.
        just one doubt what u suggested as moral can also be labelled as economic or legal crisis. in this context all the issues India is facing becomes moral crisis . dont you think while talking about morality we need to restrict ourselves to it even though the boundary is extremely fluid . kindly guide

    • Mohd Zucky

      Gandhi ji once said that teaching duties to a hungry man is sin…..very well written 🙂

    • kamal

      Amazing Shreya, for a moment i was carried away…. nice write up, i got the hint how it has to be, thanks 🙂

    • Jaya Swatantra

      Hey Shreya amazing essay….. keep it up 🙂 please review mine also…

      • Shreya

        Will review soon 🙂

    • kamal

      Amazing write up, for a moment i was carried away, thanks i got few tips how it has to be 🙂

    • Aravind Varier

      your essay is well written shreya 🙂

      the poetic introduction and the flow in your essay is marvelous

      i want to share some of my views on this essay to make it better .

      I feel your way of expressing what ails Indian morality ? and what ails Indian economy? is agreeable, but you should be careful to correlate the economic issues with the morality aspect to make sure that it does not became a comparison of the two.

      ALL THE BEST !!!

      • Shreya

        Thanks a lot for the review and the valuable suggestion 🙂

      • OK

        AV! Look at my essay as well. I am very later. But please have a look. Thanks in advance. 🙂

        • Aravind Varier

          Will review your essay today depending on the free time available 🙂

    • Anubhav Pandey Kautilya

      nice one….rythm was good….

    • Tamas

      In upsc we have to write two essay . Can you write second one with same amount of content . I am asking because after writing one it is difficult for me to write second one without repetition .

      • Shreya

        I haven’t yet written two essays back to back .

    • pink

      can you provide me structure for every essay like pest approach did any other approach is there

      • Shreya

        Hi Pink, i do not follow any approach or structure as such.

    • OK

      Hey Shreya,
      Your essay is amazing, shows the deep understanding of morality and economy both. But the best part is your writing style.
      Now, let me add something which can be improved.
      You talked about Economic and Moral crisis separately in silos. Then in the end you concluded by giving more importance to moral crisis over economic. Which is right. But, in my opinion, this essay is demanding something else. In my perspective you have to elaborate the economic crisis in depth, then you have to show your readers, that though it looks like an economic crisis but deep inside it, it is a moral crisis. I am writing on the same lines. Will post it in a while. You can give your feedback on this feedback.

      • Shreya

        Thanks for the review 🙂
        Yes you are right, I will read yours tomorrow.

        • OK

          I have posted mine. Please have a look.

    • Uljhan

      very well written Shreya!!!! the contend and flow was very nice!!!! just add up a conclusion as suggested by Raunak so as to complete it !!!!! other wise it was awesome to read !!!

      • Shreya

        Thanks 🙂

        • Uljhan

          Hey Shreya….. Can u guide on how to approach for essays??? After reading so many good essays I get worked up and end up NT even writing my essay…..

          • Shreya

            Hi Uljhan
            Next Sunday morning, read the topic and write whatever you can think about. Things will get better with every essay you write. After writing, go through a few other essays to see what you missed or alternative ways of writing.
            Good Luck 🙂

            • Uljhan

              Thanks dear. I will try bt would be happy to get ur help…. In reviewing. Thanks again …. Take care

    • Sahil Garg

      Wonderful flow..:) …plz review mine 🙂

    • DaV!ncI aka draco

      good one ………..keep writing……..little improvement needed………but you get there…….don’t worry…….is this is your first attempt??????

    • Gaurav

      Plz can you review my essay.

    • Tanu Singhal

      Hey Shreya, a very refined write up indeed.
      Kindly review mine as well…

    • Rakesh Ranjan


    • Rakesh Ranjan

      how much time you took to write such an awesome essay.please share tips to write a essay in such a beautiful manner.

    • Civils45


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    • Baidhya Nath Nayak

      Amazing .. Great essays.

      I also tried writing up in Insights.Request you to please review. Your comments are heartly welcomed.

    • This is how one should approach this essay:
      Centre points:
      1. Contemporary India
      2. Moral crisis: What is it? How it came into existence? What implications it will have on present and future India?
      3. Economic crisis: What is it? How it came into existence? What implications it will have on present and future India?
      4. Are the two crises inter-related? If yes, how?
      5. Solutions to tackle the two crises together: Learning from past, fighting in present and vision in future.

      The examples that can be quoted in this essay are:
      Misuse of dastaks by EICo, corruption and bribery to local merchants, war profiteering, racial discrimination, inculcating babudom, sowing seeds of communalism, taxing Indian products immensely, flimsy reasons for annexing states.
      Politicians today have stooped low to mud slinging. There was a time when Shastri resigned as Railway Minister taking moral responsibility for train accidents.
      Environment today is facing global warming, degradation, for economic greed but we are not able to control and our future generations will suffer. “This earth belongs a little to those who are buried, a little to those who are living and mostly to those who are yet to be born”. We are forgetting our duty.
      Crime rates, rapes, child labour, prostitution, human trafficking of refugees like Rohingya Muslims. We idolise pornstars but a rape victim is looked down upon. Bollywood is getting vulgar.
      Aadhar is being made in return for governent benefits and many expect poor to part away with their biometrics in lieu of that.
      Criminalisation of politics. Corruption is morally wrong and economically disastrous ( Write some points about Corruption in India and certain measures)
      There are more political opportunities in India than economic ones, thus, political power buys money and gradually a crony capitlaism emerges in an oligarchic model of government, deprived of values and vision.

      We today are at crossroads and the picture being painted is a binary one. We can eithet go for economic development or care for environment, we can either succumb to unionization of labour or adopt a capitalist model, we can either do defense expenditure due to hostile neighbours/terrorism or invest in social sector, we can either go for increasong tax rates or tax base.
      Throw in some Constitutional values in here and also mention all social discrimination and link varna system to labour specialisation.

      Conclude by writing that we need holistic and multi stakeholder approach. We can do environment adaptation, labour refroms, better regulators, legislative action. Ingrain values in education. Prioritise needs of India. We have faced such crisis many times before, like in 1965-66 we had been attacked by Pakistan, reeling under Chinese attack of 1962, were facing drought, US had its ship to mouth policy and we felt humiliated. We had moral crisis of feeding thousands and economic crisis of downturn and devaluation of currency. We had faith in our leaders and came out stronger, with Green Revolution and giving a befitting reply to belligerent Paksitan. Other methods would be to follow Constitution, an all inclusive approach to take India to newer heights in 21st century. Technological advancements to provide out of the box solutions for glaring needs…

    • lalitha kalyani Matharasi

      good write up.amazing use of words.flow is very good.keep writing.all the best.

    • ajeet

      well written ,with detail elaboration requred to incresed some more angle to explain…review

    • Civils45

      I want to share this program with others.Program includes
      1.Prelims material 2016
      2.Mains material 2016 of all the four GS papers
      3.Prelims test series 2016 contain 20tests with model answers in pdf form
      4.Current affairs Gktoday include monthly pdfs and CGS documents for mains prespective
      Program runs till december 2016 and i will provide all material till end of program.

      I will share all the material via google drive in pdf forms
      Those interested can mail me
      [email protected]
      sample copies

    • Don John

      A very beautifully written essay.
      I must say. I was spellbound and could not stop myself from appreciating the beauty and the flow of the essay.

      P.S. I would like to follow you, but I do not see an option to do so.

      • Shreya

        Thank you 🙂 That’s because my profile is not public, i hope you understand.

        • Don John

          np ! Stay in touch 🙂 I would want to know your essay score 🙂

    • pony

      hi , i want to know from where u get the matter ? can u give give some advice how to prepare and from where to get the matter for essay ?

    • CSE2016 aspirant

      Excellently written. Just Perfect
      My upvote brings up the half century of upvotes 🙂

    • Valar morghulis

      your essay is truly inspiring , so as a pay back i would give some suggestions based on what i wrote.
      4th para can be shortened or mixed with 5th.
      I connected moral crisis with economic crisis. high moral standards in Indian society is a precondition for sustainable growth.
      might explain a little more about morality crisis at different levels individual, social, political , judiciary etc.
      I also included moral dilemma(cultural values vs liberal values) to morality crisis do u concur?

  • rajan

    Let’s pause and look at the world around us . A poor man begging for a morsel of meal; a mother running in the court premises for years to see justice delivered against the killers of her son; the farmer in Vidarbha who is comprehending over his life while encircling the ropes to hang himself; the silent trees and animals who see their pristine nature being hurt. The list goes on and on. Crisis, it seems, has become a hallmark of today’s world.

    The million dollar question now is why are we facing so much? Is the problem economic or are there other reaons? And a bigger question is what can we do to avert such difficulties ?

    Many will argue of our problems to be economic in nature . The Drain of wealth during the British colonial rule deprieved the rich Indian civilisation from prosperity. And it still continues to haunt us today. Our GDP per capita, that is the average earnings of an individual in a year, is less than one-twentieth of that of the western world. Our defence spending pales in front of the United States. Can we fight terrorism with such smalll amounts? Similar paucity of funds is ailing our anti- poverty, anti-hunger and anti-illiteracy programs. The problem is componded by our high pollution. We have 1.2 billion mouths to feed. Surely, without money, all this seems impossible. Isn’t it ?

    To be honest, it is. Without money we can’t raise a good police force to tackle crime. Without money, we can’t provide enough blankets to the poor to shield them from this terrible cold. But, is money the only problem plaguing us ? To rephrase it, if we were given all the money in the world, could we have transformed India into Paradise ?

    A simple answer would be No. Ask a villager and he would tell you the bigger problem is that of intent, of ethics, or morality. He would recite how the funds are present, but the officer-in-charge or even the Sarpanch of the village refuses to release it without being bribed. Meanwhile, the Indra Awaas Yojana house alloted under his name, is transfered to a well off who had the capacity to ‘share’ more. This leakage process is no secret. A former Prime Minister remarked how only 16 paise reached the beneficiary out of every 1 Rupee that the government of India spent. Thus the problem is that of morality of Honesty, of Integrity more than economics. Had the money been well spent, 6 deserving people could have been housed, but only for the the lack of morality

    And this is not just in the public sector. Reports point out how trillions of dollars are swathed away in the tax havens, in the secret banks of Switzerland, and in the black economies of real estate and mines here in India. We have the money, but not the intents. Just imagine, how much we could have lifted our India, if this were to be taxed and used properly

    What about the problems faced by women ? True, a part of that is about having not enough funds to buy CCTV cameras, modern equipments for the police force. But, a broader question is why do we need so much security in the first place, if we the common man learnt to behave properly against women ? And are women prejudiced simply because we have an economic shortage ? No, it is the absence of ethical behaviour.

    Sociologists argue that a principle reason for the backwardness of India is a lack of cohesion. Amidst, communalism, casteism no peace can prevail. And without peace, there can be no economic prosperity. To check inter-religion, inter-caste and inter-regional wars we require the attributes of respect towards all more than we need money.

    There are countless such examples which reverberate the same message. The 122nd Amendment Bill which aims to enable GST taxation in India, is in limbo ecause petty politics is the custom today. The recently inaugrated Gold Monetisation scheme which would have improved economy by releasing savings is unable to work to its capacity, because people fear of being caught of earning money through illegal means. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which would have led to clean India doesn’t perform to its full capcity because people still lack the morality of
    not throwing garbage and spitting in public places.

    Thus, is the problem because of bad economics? No, it’s because of bad morality. What is even worse is that there are no shortage of examples which show that Economic prosperity is leading to crisis on other fronts.

    The environmental problem today is attributed to the greater hazardous emissions from our luxuries such as air travel, using ACs, pollutants from factories. One general outcome is the richer the country, the more it is polluting, and the more it is contribuitng to the environmental crisis

    What about the health front? The types of diseases have transformed today. Obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, hypertension are more prominent today than contagious diseases. Experts point out the main reason behind this menace is changing lifestyle as we become ‘richer’

    The rising crisis of crime, is argued, to rise more because of the rising inequalities. The Naxal problem owes its origin to eviction of tribals in the greed of exploiting the forest resources.

    Perhaps if we balanced the desire of material prosperity with a morality, of placing society before self, of sheding greed, of showing concern towards the environmental these human created crises would never have arosen

    In fact, the proposition that morality is more imortant than economy is soundly backed by data. While Haryana, one of the richest states in India suffers from falling sex ratio, Kerala (which is not very rich) is a national leader in most
    socio-economic indicators. While, India is the leader of South Asia from the perspective of per capita income, it loses out to poorer Sri Lanka on Human development Index (HDI ) indicators that also include health and education apart from income. Who can forget Bhutan ? Our small land locked neighbour is one of the Happiest Countries of the world. Why so ? Because it places cohesion, peace, respect above money

    In fact, there is an another interesting relation. Clinging to morality can help us to raise the economic prosperity. As people become disciplined, need for expensive state regulation is done away with. Japan is one prime example of this. Post World War 2, it developed a constitution that was centred on peace. And just look what it did to the country. The tiny nation that was ravaged by nuclear bombs went on to become the only nation from Asia to become developed.

    Similarly, if people ensure cleanliness, people select representatives based on sound policies than money, if bueracrats become morally true, greater tourism flow will take place and excellent policies with excellent implenatation will take place.

    The missing link is of enfusing greater morality of honesty, integrity, empathy,neutrality leadership, trust, dedication from our side From time immerorial our customs, our heroes strive this message. Lord Ram’s perfection in morality led to “Ram Rajya “, or a period of prosperity. Mahatma Gandhi was able to defeat the mighty and rich British empire, because of his ethical purity.

    The best part is that morality is free. It is upto we to choose it. The state can induce a part of it by teaching moral
    education and by creating a national programon morality. But, unless we decide to change ourselves, it wouldn’t succeed. And the day we do it we will accelerate our way to the top of the world. This is the mantra of success, of
    eradicating corruption, wars, crimes and many such crises. This is why Bhagwat crisis insists on the message of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, or the entire world is one family

    • SKB

      nicely written…..accomodated all diversified factors with your inputs.

      • sankar

        frnds plz rvw mine

    • Ab

      Viavan Sir!
      1. Coherence is missing, Some time you are discussing economic and some time moral crisis. I think you should stick and explain one by one.
      2. Not able to find solution to the crisis, which I think UPSC wants from aspirants, as every other single person in India are ready to blame.

      Your intro was impressive and appealing.]

      Mera bhi dekh lena:)

    • Ab

      I gave the wrong name in my previous comment, but it was meant for you

    • sankar

      well diversified essay plz rvw mine frnds

    • Jaya Swatantra

      please review mine.. would love to review yours 🙂

    • Sonia mehra

      Beautiful essay, for me this one is the best for today… .

      Keep writing such gem..

      • Anubhav Pandey Kautilya

        where is ur essay mohtarma???

        • Sonia mehra

          Nai likha yar, inspiration nai mil raha tha…

          – Tumhara mood kaisa hai abi?

          • Anubhav Pandey Kautilya

            tujhe kya ho gaya????u good?????
            ya now bit fine….i took today’s whole day off…….just wrote four lines and sat back…..u tell,u good??

            • Sonia mehra

              Yes i am perfect… bas kutch dimag me anahi raha tha..

              Take care, good night.

      • rajan

        Thank you Sonia 🙂 As others, I too missed your Calvin’s strips today

        • Sonia mehra


    • Anubhav Pandey Kautilya

      ye kamal ki likhawat hai janab…..badi khubsurati se shabdo ko piroya hai apne….bhut khub….

      • rajan

        dhanyawad anubhav

    • Shreya

      A very nice essay Rajan !
      ” What is even worse is that there are no shortage of examples which show that Economic prosperity is leading to crisis on other fronts.”

      You’ve hit the point with this one line. How economic prosperity is causing environment degradation, declining sex ratio, naxalism, lifestyle disease – perfect.

      Really enjoyed reading it.
      All the best and keep enlightening us 🙂

      • rajan

        Thanks a lot, Shreya
        Yours was a reader’s delight 🙂

    • Rashmirathi

      perfect !! great job man ,the beginning , the flow, the conclusion ! no flaws at all

    • HSB

      enjoyed reading it.
      good point was how you connected morality leading to prosperityy giving japan eg.

    • Rimi cse

      is it necessary tospecify intro, body, theme in different para?

    • Rakesh Ranjan

      may be only first paragraph is not as much in flow or binding as rest all are just a reading delight .

  • Vivaan Khanna

    Long years back India used to be called “Bird Of Gold”,when it did not have to face any crisis be it moral or economic.Kings were prosperous,so were people.It is said that its economy was growing at the rate of 30% and morality was still high because it was the land of Buddha and Mahavira.It was known for its spirituality.But alas! Came the foreigners into the nest of this bird and all misadventures started.In the subsequent section we will analyse these two crisis starting from the British Rule to till now and will understand whose side did it take when it had to take the side of one.
    British East India Company received the permission to trade with India in 1600.Obviously it was beneficial for both economies but little did King Jahangir know that it was a warrant for its colonisation.During trade ,company was able to sow the seeds of anti-king sentiments.after fighting various wars it was able to colonise the nation.So there we can say that we faced a sort of moral crisis when we could not stand behind our fellow brothers and helped our enemies for the sake of wealth and power.British assumed that ‘divide and rule’policy will work for it in this country from now onwards.
    On the name of economy we had nothing,when our freedom struggle started.Morality was also dwindling but then there came great sons of land into picture.These sons were-mahatma Gandhi,Ambedkar,Chandra Shekar Azad ,Subhash Chandra Bose , Bhagat singh and many more.Perhaps India was fortunate enough to have a messiah of morality in the form of Gandhi who led the whole country to its freedom by using only two weapons of truth and non-violence.Arrival of these leaders was important in those time was important when anti-nationalism,untouchbility and corruption etc were at its zenith.
    After India achieved independence,perhaps it was the golden period for this land of morals.Economy was shattered,the country was crying with starvation,hunger and famines but these leaders knew that economy could be build when we have the weapon of compassion,sympathy,love and self-lessnes.And all of them showed their excellent character,no matter whether it was debate of Constituent Assembly when inspite of having opposite pole like view there was respect for other or giving protection to Kashmir when asked for or giving Tibet to china or choosing to join Commonwealth nations inspite of knowing that it was led by their colonisers or maintaining friendly relations with all countries and at the same time following the principle of Non-Alignment and Panchsheel.They wanted only two things-welfare and peacein the world while aiming for economic growth.Thus,everything was at right place for India till emergency.
    Emergency was marked by the deprivation of people’s fundamental rights and autonomy of the PM.Though it is claimed that it was imposed for the sake of economic growth and welfare of the people but leaders were not fool enough and giving priority to morality and listening to their conscience provisions were changed and it was implied that under it would not be autonomy of only pm now onwards and judicial review of it could be taken.This was the victory of morality.
    After emergency things went pretty well when India had to face economic crisis of 1990s.Attempt to shield its industries from competition as they were new led to corrupt practices in many arena.Morality weakened and crisis occurred but leaders were strong enough then also to bring country on the path of reforms through liberalisation.What helped leaders was perhaps their righteousness and ability to listen to their conscience.They discussed and debated in Parliament and gave respect to democracy.And India was able to free herself from the shackles of economic crisis.
    Now,let’s enter into 21st century.21st century India may give the impression of being moral less as economy and technology is being priortiised.But is it true for India?Have Indians really forgotten their values?Are we heading towards becoming superpower without morality?Obviously we are growing @7.3% even when the whole world is facing economic slowdown.Economic growth without morality is supported by the fact of religious intolerance,communal riots,casteist attacks and discrimination against dalits like in the case of Rohit Vemullah,attack on our North Eastern Brothers in Delhi,accelerating rapes,sexist remarks by politicians and even by learned lawyers,match fixing cases in BCCI and other sports,rising gap between poor and rich,growth of nuclear families and many more.
    On seeing the above picture of India if anybody picturises a moral less India with economy full India then he/she is guilty of not looking at the other side of coin.How can one only see growing intolerance but not writers returning their prestigious Sahitya akademi Award?How can one only see communal riots and not President’s appeal to maintain diversity and pluralism of India and PM telling the people that India is a panth nirpeksh country not the dharma nirpeksha one?How can one see only untouchability and discrimination without seeing stringent measures and schemes like Nai Manzil and Ustaad and PM calling disabled as divyangs and launching Accessible India campaign?How can one see rapes only and not strengthened laws after Nirbhaya case,launch of various apps like Himmat and people participating actively in Beti bachao and Beti Padhao Andolan?How can one see only match fixing ,not the court setting up Lodha committee and its suggestion for improving transparency in game?and lastly hpw can one see only widening gap between rich and poor,not the schemes like Start up India,Swachh Bharat abhiyan and Give up campaign?Truly Indian morality can never leave its hand.
    Strength of Indian morality is its secular doctrine of constitution and its philosophy embedded in its preamble.Whenever ther will be dearth of morality there will be one or two persons or regions who will show India its right track.and that is the beauty which lies in Indian democracy.India is wise enough to know that it can bring its economy on the track even if any holocaust occurs on it if it has the weapon of its morality.Its character is its morality.Thus,India very aptly follows following quote:
    If wealth is lost,nothing is lost
    If health is lost,something is lost
    But if character is lost,everything is lost

    • SKB

      nice attempt.
      Too much focus on history resulted in less space for present.
      you switching b/w morality present and still exist dilemma and ignored the real issue morality vs economy
      need to work on structure.

      • Vivaan Khanna

        thank you for review..yeah structure was not conventional but from history to present and that created problem..will try better writing next time

      • Ash

        Hi SKB! 🙂
        If you could please review mine! 🙂

        • Vivaan Khanna

          ye mere essay pe kya ho raha hai 😛

          • Ash

            Mr. Khanna! You’re expected to comment on my essay and not on my comments! 😛 🙂

            fun story! Nobody wants to review my answers and essays but ppl can kill to read my comments! Don’t know waahhht’s so magical about them! 😛 🙂

            • Vivaan Khanna

              commented…u did well today..

    • Ab

      Viavan Sir!

      1. Coherence is missing, Some time you are discussing economic and some time moral crisis. I think you should stick and explain one by one.

      2. Not able to find solution to the crisis, which I think UPSC wants from aspirants, as every other single person in India are ready to blame.

      Your intro was impressive and appealing.]

      Mera bhi dekh lena:)

      • Vivaan Khanna

        ok waiting for ur valuable review

    • Ab

      Vivan Sir!
      My understanding on your write up
      1. From where did you get the data that India was growing at 30%?
      2. Why Budha and Mahavir became prominent? Because the Bramhenical class was disguising people on the name of religion, caste practice was prevalent.
      So I think being factual is good but with substantial point to validate the data.
      3. I expect conclusion should cover all the dimensions, you picked morality.
      4. Emergency wala was good point.

      Keep Writing, mera wala bhi dekh lena.

      • Vivaan Khanna

        hello Ab mam/sir…thank you for ur critical and detailed review
        1.Any history book is enough to tell this the way i read in India Since Independence somewhere..Maurya-approx 30%,Mughals hovered between 24-25…overall 30 i mentioned..
        2.Religion and spiritualism have got a thin divide and i was talking about spirituality which helps in morality…Buddha wanted to have knowledge so left kingdom and followed moral path in his whole connection with why it was popularised?
        3.I took a stand here as i had to when asked whether moral or economic which crisis India is facing/faced
        4.Thank you
        KWAR 🙂

    • sankar

      good one frnds
      it can be diverisified by cutting first three or four paras
      overall good attempt
      plz rvw mine

      • Vivaan Khanna

        yeah aj history jyada ho gayi thoda…thank you

    • Rashmirathi

      good attempt. but you have focussed too much on the past and less on analysis the current scenario. Also if you could chip in certain suggestions at the end it would have made the essay more holistic. But overall it is good. Keep writing 🙂

      P.S. please review mine

      • Vivaan Khanna

        thank you..suggestion taken…will review yours 🙂

    • Ash

      Ohh! you did write! I will just come back in a while! 🙂

    • Batman

      Hi Vivaan
      1)Background took too much space-more than half. Even if you were following a timeline, the present era should have been given more space
      2)I am not sure if it is a good idea to use so many interrogative sentences in a single para
      3)Give solutions to the problems and conclusion is OK
      Overall, I feel that your essay is devoid of the multidimensional approach but still the last few paras make it a good read. KWAR:)

      • Vivaan Khanna

        1.Agreed..aj history jyada ho gayi
        2.Even I don’t know…but effort was to give an aggressive tone
        Regarding multidimensional approach i would say its an essay where we have some liberty so can take any stand but that should be justified
        Thank you

    • Ash

      Hold your breath! Pray to God! A critical review coming up! 😛

    • Ash

      Hey Punjabi! 🙂

      1. British assumed that ‘divide and rule’policy will work for it in this country from now onwards.But they did not know that India had given birth to very brave,courageous and moral sons who were ready to die for its nation. –> I don’t know how you shifted gears!
      2. IN the name of economy..
      3. Point 1&2 flow broken!!! Read your these paras you’ll understand!
      4. nothing,when our freedom struggle …. Didn’t understand the need of comma… Except that you deliberately wanted to break my flow!!! 😛
      5. opposite pole like view –> bi/multi polar views
      6. perhaps it was the golden period for this land of morals.Economy was shattered,the country was crying with starvation,…. Don’t write this together… It’s sounding like after independence economy was in shatters and golden period started… Frame it better.. Or take your golden period like to the end of This situation… Like when these great men interfered… Golden era started
      7. What helped leaders was perhaps their righteousness and ability to listen to their conscience.They discussed and debated in Parliament and gave respect to democracy.And India was able to free herself from the shackles of economic crisis…. This part doesn’t fit! Morality is tested when you’re choosing the right… And there’s dilemma.. Our domestic producers were not producing well… Utilizing absence of competition!! Leaders had no other option! There’s no morality… This is sheer economics! And moreover IMF said it won’t lend if India doesn’t liberalize!! 😛
      8. panth nirpeksh … Matlab??

      Ohh-kay! You gave me a tour to our history! Lemme tell you how was the journey! Before the 21st century part… Very shaky…
      For me your essay started from 21st century! And it’s very well written after that! Specially the conclusion! Loved your conclusion! 🙂

      P.S. I typed all this via my phone so you can imagine the condition of my hands so better compensate in the next essay… 🙂
      Pardon the typos! 🙂

      • Vivaan Khanna a bike u will know how we boys shift the gears.
        2.didn’t understand the flow was broken even i read twice…may be i m biased towards my essay 🙂
        thank you for english improvement..added advantage of ur review.
        6.accepted..word though could have done better
        7.a nation is known by its leaders mostly and they showed the character..anyways accept the review
        8.”Panth means ‘denomination’. The word ‘panth-nirpeksh’ thus means that as a state India is not wedded to any denomination, which could also be religion.”..dharn nirpeksha is seculariam of west
        Chalo ji kuch to sahi laga..thank you for conclusion compliment..
        You know m working hard to improve..will try my best next time to compensate…
        Thank you overall

        • Ash

          Well I don’t think I need to drive a bike to understand that.. I already know how men drive…. RAAAAAASH is the word! 😛

        • Ash

          I know you’re working hard Vivaan! And I won’t leave your peecha until you improve! Keep writing!
          The day I asked you to write 2 answers and I saw 4 written… I knew you work hard! 🙂
          And even if you don’t compensate via the essay… I’ll make you compensate via ethics… Leave that to me… I have my ways! 😛

          • Vivaan Khanna

            oh ho…cho chweet ash…How can God be so graceful to me…i used to help one of girl in her studies in my college like this only..may be theory of Karma is working…as u sow,so shall u reap..thanx a lot ash…no need of any mentor for me as peers are best 🙂

            • Ash

              Ohh! you meant grateful?? 😛

              • Vivaan Khanna

                to u?no.:P….God is graceful to me

          • Vivaan Khanna

            no answer today..why so?

            • Ash

              Hey Vivaan! Yesterday I was on ‘NO-WRITE’ day .. Basically I wrote in my notebook yesterday!
              You don’t even look at my profile .. do you.. I wrote today.. u gave me no reviews! :/

              • Vivaan Khanna

                perceptions may deceive sometimes ;P..i visit ur profile daily…though, i admit that,only for ethics answer.In other GS i myself have to improve before i can give any qualitative review…still whenever u ask i review

                • Ash


                  Achcha listen I was supposed to talk to you on this!
                  See I’m shifting focus towards Prelims and optional so would write max 5-6 answers everyday.. you do the same.. try leaving this place by 3 or 4 max…

                  And I reply in the evening so don’t get offended! I tlk a lot no.. so once I start I don’t stop .. to avoid that .. I just keep talking part to the eve unless I spot some1’s comment/review.. so plz don’t mind!
                  You cud tlk to me.. I would reply by the evening! 🙂

                  • Vivaan Khanna

                    good even i have to be serious now regarding prelims..scored a low of 78 today also..i m consistently performing between 70-90…:p…
                    no problem reply at ur convenience..even if u don’t reply then also no problem..Thanks

                    • Ash

                      Replying I will do!
                      You’re my friend.. you deserve my time! 🙂

                    • Vivaan Khanna

                      all that i can say here :thank you so much 🙂

    • Jaya Swatantra

      Kya dhansoo essay likha liked the flow and your wide base… keep it up Vivaan… 🙂

      • Vivaan Khanna

        Thank you Jaya..when everybody criticises my essay then u tell me no vivaan u are a good essay writer ;)..thanx alot

        • Jaya Swatantra

          nahi …. i really liked your essay… no flattering but a scope of improvement is always there (your words) ….

          • Vivaan Khanna

            you didn’t get my point..i m very emotional person who lives on motivation and confidence and ur reviews makes me feel that I can do better..we all are here to learn..why will anybody flatter…yes there is always a scope for improvement

            • Jaya Swatantra

              Exactly … Happy Republic Day… 🙂

              • Vivaan Khanna

                same to you jaya

  • SVSR

    We, as a nation, have evidenced various stages of nation building since independence, and in which we have also seen crisis at various levels at different times on diversified issues. We should forget, during these times of growing economic prosperity, that nation building is not an isolated work of infrastructure and economic development; it is more than that, with the inclusion of social, moral and ethical rules in nation bonding framework, as they are the ‘way of life’. In this context, a famous adage “Nation is not about soil, but the people living on it” exactly suits for comparative analysis of any developmental activity and its subsequent impact on our society.

    Even after decades of independence, our society is bounded by various ills like poverty, unemployment, disease, ignorance, inequality, gender discrimination and rising immoral and unlawful activities. However, in different view, our nation is one of the fastest growing economies with young demographic dividend and rising middle class population attracting the global companies with enormous market benefits. Then, the question comes, on which direction our growth rates and development are dragging our country? And on what grounds the crisis is sustaining?


    During pre and post independence times, our great leaders made our nation to tilt more towards socialism with an exclusive mix of democratic principles in it. At that times, as there is no conducive environment for private investments and market benefits, public investment focussed on promoting agriculture and heavy industries and created a fertile ground for the development of consumer goods industries. No doubt, they have made miracles in dealing with social problems like poverty, unemployment, hunger etc to a certain extent. But what made these miracles to act negatively and raised circumstances to go for massive economic reforms after 1990 by creating a crisis like situation in India? The answer lies in the way and approach of our developmental strategies and their execution. Majority of our five year plans have failed to achieve targeted results and being criticised for ‘one size fits all’ design and improper implementation methodologies with inefficient working patterns like financing schemes, delayed clearances, license raj, and finally non-inclusion of local people.

    Post economic reforms period have seen a massive raise in economic prosperity with high growth rates of GDP and development. This is the period we completely understood the lags existing in our ‘downward percolation theory’ with the raising inequality index and widening gap between rich and the poor, in yielding the benefits of economic development. Moreover, even during this period of economic prosperity, our social spending rates have comparatively declined as percentages of GDP. So, where we are heading with questions on sustainability of these so called faster growth rates accompanied with high growth rates of environmental and resource degradation.

    Our great economic theories are more concerned about statistical growth rates of GDP rather than their benefits on development of social infrastructure. Of course, it is the nature of sciences to pin point focus on what it is determined to do so, but, our policy structure also became one sided with more focus on economic growth rates and accustomed paralytic approach towards social development. Our father of the nation always put emphasis on the importance of morals and ethics in our activities. Focus more on market liberalization is the basic principle of capitalism. The main problem here is it never thinks about level playing field in the game. Thus, in our poverty and ignorance stricken society, market forces failed to mobilize equitable or inclusive development and widened the already existing gulf between the rich and the poor.

    For instance, our economic theories strongly believe in low to moderate level of inflation is very crucial for sustaining growth rates, but often forget about the extent of wage improvement particularly to the poorer sections of society. This is the reason why, though our health sector has flourished like anything with adoption of modern technologies by private sector, but failed to betterment the health conditions of the poor and the marginalised.


    Fast is the human psychological tendency and in this hurry we often work inefficiently and which drives us to unforeseen problems and difficulties. Since Industrial Revolution, the world’s emphasis was on higher and faster economic growth rates, but a blind eye towards their impact on environment created a crisis like situation for our existence. With rising global average temperatures, there is pressure on every country to control their developmental aspirations and compromising on economic as well as social development.


    Our nation has a great reputation for sound moral and ethical principles inherited and cultivated in our lifestyles. It can be observed in our early life setups where people are driven by morals and ethics, and not by profit or self motives. Our mass mobilization during freedom struggle and our great leaders sacrificing everything in their life and fought for the upliftment and betterment of our lives are such examples. These moves were not driven by any compulsions or gains, but by moral values and principles of inclusive development. Thus, they became a base for our integrity and unity in diversity. Moreover, it is one of the reason for non-inclusion of Fundamental Duties in our Constitution during its enactment – as people are basically good and duty bound.

    After 2 or 3 decades of independence, corruption has become rampant in our politico-administrative set up which was not the earlier case with our great leaders. The scenarios of self-gain and political vested interests has powered the governance structures and paved way of filtration of corrupt practices to lower levels. At the same time, in the craze of modern and western education, our educational institutions neglected the proper integration of morals and ethics in academic curricula and, in the mean time, we have seen moral crisis in various levels. For example, we have huge black money reserves stashed abroad by evading domestic taxes which would ultimately be spent on overall societal development and nation building activities.

    In the recent years, there is an enormous raise in women sexual harassment and violence cases with no exceptions on rich and educated sections of society. The so called unity and diversity was disturbed by communal clashes raged by fringe elements and reports of intolerance.


    Fortunately, morals and ethics are deep rooted in our society. The empowered civil society, media and NGOs acting as pressure groups to bring change in our mindsets and are constantly thriving for social enrichment. Now, a culture of independent responsibility, for dealing problems at different levels, has been hovering in our country. For example, the inclusion of CSR in Companies Act, 2013, adoption of poor villages by the MPS and other rich people, supportive measures for the poor and marginalised sections etc. Moreover, there is a sense of correction mindsets are going on in governance set up instilling more deterrence by enhancing accountability and transparency in the system.

    We all should remember that “Poverty and penury are always a threat to prosperity”. We cannot sustain our development by leaving some people behind to suffer, as they tend to create revolutions in the society. It is the case of earlier rise of Naxalism and Maoism in backward areas, and it is a costly affair to deal with. In these circumstance, as there is a crisis of both economics and morals in the society, we should move forward to make our plans comprehensively and work for inclusive development of our society with strong foundation on moral and ethical principles.

    • Ash

      Hi SVSR! 🙂
      Please review mine! I will come back and review yours! 🙂

  • Vivaan Khanna

    Itna sannata kyu hai bhai aj yaha par?all sundays were used to be filled with some actions…only some essays today:(

    • SKB

      plz lage haath essay review kar de bhai..with your valuable critical comments. thnkx

  • SKB

    India is in a transient state where she has to fulfil the rising aspirations of its 1.2 billion people without
    crossing ecological boundaries, commitments to international financial and trade architectures. India also needs to continue the process to address the negative impact of historical and colonial legacy’s on social, political and
    economical life. The following paragraphs highlight the crisis India facing in different aspect of life i.e. Political, economical, social, psychological. The critical analysis of these crises would help to evaluate a better mechanism to
    address them.

    Social: The various social issues still persistent in the society. Now they are turning into bigger social struggle. The spread of awareness and empowerments through social, political and administrative measures among marginalized groups has provided them required strength to challenge some of old in human traditions. Now a day’s such news that an engineering graduate from marginalized group refused to wash feet of a priest as per old tradition. This gives us hope that the efforts to transform society is working through education.

    But on the other hand recent census 2011 reflects that most of the socially and economically progressive sections
    of the society have worst sex ratio. Gender bias with economic progress has been increasing in Haryana, Punjab. Economic progress without adequate morality generating bigger social crisis.

    The sexual harassments cases, crime against women and children’s are rising even in the most advance cities Delhi, Mumbai, Benguluru. Economically these cities are doing far better than most of the states. These cities have generated lot of wealth but they have miserably failed to accommodate all aspirants on the progress.

    But the economical factor has played a greater role in case of health (public spending 1.2% of GDP, High mortality
    rate, low HDI compared to even neighbour countries), education (ASER 2013: 23 cr student enrolled out of 43 cr
    in class I to XII)and food (prevalent malnourished ratio of children, more than 13 cr hungry people)other social services. Nether people are not earning enough nor does the govt have enough resources to implement

    Rising population has also stressed the existing social infrastructure. Govt has to deal with limited economic
    resources otherwise this might further cause social unrest and moral declination. Urban centre are full of slums.

    The recent arrest of ISIS related terrorist belongs to affluent families. They never had any financial issues in
    life. But the rising communalism, haltered and feeling of alienation has driven those youths against nation and society. The most educated person doing the most heinous crimes reflect that our education has failed to achieve its goal.

    Political: as being world’s largest democracy and accommodating marginal sections through affirmative action’s we have performed well than who started the journey of freedom with us. But declining ethical and moral standard has created various hurdles in its functioning. Most of the political crisis have genesis in unethical approach to grab powers. The emergency was such a low point.

    Even current parliament disruptions, use of foul language, party before nation, family before party are examples of
    moral decay which has nothing to do with economy.

    Although some time economic factors influence the political outcomes. Money, liquor distribution during elections.
    But they are more ethical than economical in nature. Blindly inclining towards caste or religion is purely related to declining morality in society. How much the inclination has happened is evident from the fact that in modern politics we hardly find any politician truly representing across the religion, cast and region.

    Our regional political issue overplayed sometime national interest. Priority has assigned more to run a
    coalition government than providing transparent and efficient government. The decline in morality of political leadership has caused trickledown effect and further affected the whole system.

    Economic: let us see various economic issue are really economic in nature or have some other element as well. Our Economic growth is without employment. Agriculture and allied services employed about half of the labour force but their GD contribution has declined to 15%. Farmer does not have access to credit facilities. They have to borrow from informal sector. The informal sector exploits these poor farmer’s without moral or legal obligations. Proper formal mechanism can address this issue with adequate infra and market support from the govt.

    The govt’s mechanism to provide economic support through subsidies, PDS has been inefficient due to administration lack of transparency and accountability. The malpractices and corruption is
    mere representation of morality standard among society.

    Tax to GDP ratio is very low in India compare to western countries. Further the black money, money laundering has not only resulted in rising crimes but also reduces govt resources.

    There various industrial sectors where we could not perform well. Although we had enough money and skills but
    our political policies, corruption in system put a great hurdle. Our space and atomic energy sector are two landmark achievements. They reflect that even with limited resources, skills we can achieve great heights if our moral system work in support. They broke the economic barrier. Hence limited economic resources are not the only challenges but the real challenge lies in political, administrative support.

    Security: Naxalism is prevalent in Most of the backward and tribal areas of the country. They have direct relations with poverty. But the major contributor to these issues are the corruption in mining, no implementation welfare schemes in these areas, providing political platform to address their grievencaces, atrocities by
    security forces. Most of these issues are lack of morality in

    Approach to address Crisis: Other issue of our personal and social life will show a direct and indirect link of
    moral decline. Hence the required measures to deal with such crisis need a comprehensive approach. The morality can’t be introduces in a single day. It needs grooming through education. But first we have to deal with immediate issues.

    The issue of corruption need immediate mechanism. An independent effective mechanism will bring fear among
    corrupt officials and confidence among people. The communalism and terrorism need strengthen security measures. The suggested Police reform, centralized control and command, SOPs and providing technology infra to security set up.

    In long term measure, we have to focus on our education system. It should impart moral and professional skills to the students. Recent govt initiatives could be better integrated.

    Employment generation is essential to accommodate the increasing demographic dividend. Moral ethics only can be sustained in healthy society with ample economical opportunities. Lack of employment opportunities might create big social unrest among educated youths. Start up India and make in India are best suited approach.

    The most of crisis situation are result of ignorance and inefficiency in education, administrations and other
    political-social elements. The issue started due to one of the reasons and then the other factor has converted the simple issue in the crisis. We have to address it at both level of economical as well as ethical.

    • SKB

      plz review the essay….

    • rajan

      I liked your examples. Good essay overall.
      But, i think, its not recommended to explicity begin subsections like economic:, social: , etc
      Please review mine too

    • Vivaan Khanna

      I think division like social.political etc made ur essay confusing…could have thought better structure…here we had to take a stand and justify it…also headings like approach to address the issue was like writing answer to the doubt essay was full of content…learnt many things..Thank you

  • AJ

    We are the nation of 1.25 billion people having $2 trillion economy and one of the fastest growing developing country. We have the audacity to compete and negotiate with best of the nations.Our historical and cultural ties are laudable enough to acclaim goodwill gestures across globe. Despite all this credits in our bag, we also have ironic achievement in widespread poverty, economic disparity whereby 10% Indians hold 65%-70% of Wealth, hunger,laggards in HDI etc.

    The crisis which India is facing is both Economic and Moral. Soon,we will be celebrating 70 years of Independence, however, if we look back and take stock of past 68 years, it’s very uncanny to comprehend that a nation of 1.25 billion is contributing only $2 trillion dollar economy whereas Germany with population of hardly 0.09 billion contributing $4 trillion dollar economy. Does it take 68 years to reach $2 trillion economy despite being a nation where we have abundant resource, even after Britisher advent ? or it is the unwillingness of political parties who were hitherto busy in pacifying each other hidden agenda at the cost of the nations growth and development?

  • Ab

    Crisis faced in India: Moral and economical

    6th August, 1945 world witnessed an unprecedented catastrophic sequence of event, when USA nuked one of the city of Japan named Hiroshima and ravaged it. Similar event followed in one more city of Japan on 9th August 1945. Similar catastrophe prevailed there and Japan surrendered to USA and this event lead to the end of World War 2. Just 2 year later, an unconnected event occurred in India and it became free from a foreign dominion on 15th August 1947. Both countries had a task on their hand, and that was start from fresh to build a nation. Japan chose pacifism as their policy and embarked on the path of development. Now, with the advantage of hindsight, we can see how they reacted to the challenge emerged out of crisis and became one of the most developed nation.

    Nation is not a static and its ever building process creates many opportunity as well as crisis. Identification of crisis is the first step towards its elimination. Morality simply means to judge or to act in accordance with the principles developed over time that what is right and what is wrong. It may be at personal level as well as at societal level. Even though India is a very ancient civilization and inspiration for the whole world, yet on moral front we still have to work on. Categorical description on the issue will help a bit to understand.

    Crisis on moral front:

    Corruption is killer; yes it’s the killer democratically established institution. Transparency International released a report and in terms of transparency India is still ranked on 85th, way below than most of the advanced democracy which we cherish. Corruption not only financially deprived the chances of the eligible but a sense of deprivation prevails on the victims. National resources depletes for the benefits of the perpetrators. Even though we may boast our culture as the ancient, but the stark reality is that even after having political equality enshrined in the constitution, half of the population, i.e. female population still faces sexual discrimination in many parts of the country. Female feticides, skewed sex ratio in favour of male, sexual abuses such as horrendous event like Delhi gang rape malign the dignity of nation.

    Cast identity and communalism is also one of the detractors of our moral fabric as a nation. Though it is guaranteed by the constitution that state as well individuals should not discriminate on the basis of cast or religion, yet we witnesses many cast based stir, communal riots, atrocities on Scheduled Casts. One of the reasons that, we became colony of Europeans is the same
    feeling, still we are not learning the lessons from past.

    One more attribute, which is galvanized in our morality over the years in us is “West is Best”. There is no doubt in the fact that west particularly European and Americans, were ahead in terms of political, industrial as well as economical and so they dominated the world. But this doesn’t mean that every aspect of them were correct. Colonization is criticized even in Britain now days, the relentless and injudicious use of natural resources by them has posed and existential threat to human civilization in terms global warming, family concept is diminished and many more to count. The point is that we should be modernizing, not to westernize. Japan can be one example in this front. Cleanliness, civic discipline, attitude towards public property there are many front in which our nation is lagging compare to other developed nations.

    Challenges on economic front:

    Even after 68 years of independence, the number of suicide committed by farmer was nearly 3,200 in year 2015 alone. This is abysmal for a country which is claiming to be the third largest country in terms of GDP (PPP). Number of poor is huge in terms of the government data released, nearly 26%, civil society even doubt on the data and claims the number even more.

    Gross inequality is prevalent in social as well as economical front. At one side there is a large water sports amusement parks for
    the niche, on the other hand female has to walk for kilometers to fetch water, potable or not that is different question all together. This inequality is also found in educational, health care, sanitation, social infrastructure.

    Unemployment is a serious challenge in front of the government. We have benefit of demography this point of time. A large population (more than 70%) is under working age group, but they don’t have much opportunity and job to do. Post reform era, our GDP was impressive, but the period was marked by “Jobless Growth”. Still more than 60% population is dependent on primary activity, which is not an healthy sign for a developing and aspires developed country.

    Skill of the person is asset of them. In terms of skill, if we compare India with many developed and even developing country we have to concede a lot. South Korea’s 84%, Japan’s 91%, Chaina’s 76% population is skilled, but when we talk India it’s Just nearly 24%. Even with this abysmal number, when KR Narayan Murthy says that only 18% of the engineers are employable, that pose a serious question on our policy towards skilling youth.

    One of the astounding reasons of the rise of Europeans in 18th century or for that matter USA in 20th century was the amount of research and innovations done in their country. In twentieth century, USA became the epitome of research from atomic energy to Internet, from Google to Amazon all came from USA, Whereas India is underperformer in this segment. Japan and recently China spends a lot of amount in this front.

    Though, we may have seen that in there are crisis like situations in both moral as well as economic front, but we should treat this as a challenge rather than Crisis. We have performed very well in compare to the past. Our agricultural output has increases manifold. Our industries became widespread and diversified. Service sector witnessed huge upward trend.

    Some of course correction could be the promotion of equality in economic front. Some of the benefits of capitalist’s tendency should be encouraged, but when it reaches the point of exploitation government has to step in.

    Women participation in economic sector has to increase. Financial independence will help them to make their own decision and hence they will be able to do better both for them as well as for nation as a whole. Financial independence will also help in reducing sexual discrimination.

    Government has to invest on infrastructural front heavily. Which in turn will attract the private player from both India as well as abroad and ultimately help in creating Job.

    Government spending in social sector such as health and education has to be increased, as health related issue is affects marginalized the most. Spending on skills and education is the need of the hour.

    In sum, though there are numerous challenges, but every challenges brings opportunity with it. Moral as well as Economic crisis has answer to each other in many sense. If we address moral challenges such as corruption, then in turn it will help us economically. If we increase women participation in workplace and reduce discrimination it will help economically as well socially. One of the epitome of converting crisis in to success is can be taken from History. Germany was ravaged, plundered and divided in to two nations Eastern Germany and Western Germany, but the policy and the will of the people not only unified the nation again but they are the leader in technology as well as in Human development index. Inspiration can be drawn from them.

    • Vivaan Khanna

      1.don’t know but ur introduction are always solid but today conclusion was not upto the mark were trying to justify that we face both crisis today but in the end u said..we can learn from west…but do you think morality can be learnt from west..if yes then they themselves are facing moral crisis and if no then ur point of justifying India facing both crisis will not be justified

      • Ab

        Conclusion ke liye Jagah hi nahi bacha tha, I was exceeding the word limit:-P
        Some aspect of morality can be learned from west also, such as discipline, cleanliness, punctuality..etc etc

    • I’ll be critical.

      India’s angle is touched upon in patches. U try to form connections, but mostly in vain. The colonization and using it again and again in first half becomes repetitive and looks a bit haphazard. Flow is missed at some points of time.

      U could have expanded the bits on the interconnection of the two a bit more.

      The conclusion was one of the better ones I read today.

      A good read overall. Just a bit of polishing required. ATB 🙂

      • Ab

        Thank you Serious bhai for your review, for which I eagerly wait ! but, I expected 180 degree opposite to your observation!
        But Where did I mention colonization again and again?
        I thought conclusion part needs improvement as I was exceeding word limit, and you found it better:)
        You also read my previous essay, any improvement you felt or it’s the same?
        You haven’t written today and why?

    • sankar

      my rvw
      intro can be different like it should give explicit expression of the given topic
      you have well put example in moral parts……………i think some more data has been put which should be avoided bcz its essay not gs paper
      now intro is a very aptly represented
      overall a good one essay…………….plz rvw mine frnds tooo………………..thanks

      • Ab

        I will work on it Shankar, thank you, yes I will surely review yours.

    • Shreya

      Bad mushkil se mila tumhara essay 😐 Weekly essays become so crowded by evening.

      The start was good. I was hoping you’d mention Japan and India in the conclusion. The introduction is a quite heavy one, but it doesn’t deliver the relevance at the end of the essay.

      “Similar event followed in one more city of Japan on 9th August 1945. Similar catastrophe..” This can be refined.

      You know what to write but the flow is lacking. Put these thoughts in context and you will get an outstanding write up.

      The conclusion is good, but you should have given an example of reversal of moral crisis besides mentioning the economic revival of Germany. The conclusion is biased.

      That is all from my side . Keep writing 🙂

      • Ab

        Aapke review ke liye Dhanyavaad. It’s better to get review from best in business:)
        Yeah, I will work to make intro light and relevant, a lot many things to be done on my writing, hope this will improve over the period of time. Keep reviewing Shreya! Yours today write up was one to emulate, as I already told you.

    • yogi

      Ab ji
      structure is very good,
      no overlaps,
      simple language
      good that u addressed both parts equally,and then related them with one as the solution to other, nice analysis,
      conclusion:- could have related it with the intro, where u mentioned abt Japan, no need of germany here
      overall i liked it
      P.S:- itne facts kaise yaad krte ho aap ?

    • Sepoy No 1446

      quite good..liked the intro and structure specifically.

      • Ab

        Thank you Sepoy!!

  • Batman

    “Crisis Faced in India – Moral or Economic?”

    What crisis India is facing these days -moral or economic?Are we on the verge of moral decline with- fading sense of responsibility and moral values and falling role of ethical and moral principles in guiding our actions in daily life ; conduct of our actions motivated by self-interests and personal gratification ; increasing intellectual dishonesty with distortion ,sensationalism and manipulation of facts and figures with news and creating false impression and paranoia about law and order problem or corruption of our principles of objectivity and fairness ,influenced by our idelogies and prejudices or we are on the verge of economic crisis with falling investments , depreciations of rupee, the constant threat of the “bad-boy” inflation ,increasing wealth inequalities, successive periods of jobless growth; , piling up of bad loans leading to financially stressed balance sheets of major banks ; unpleasant trends in agriculture due repeated years of droughts and unseasonal rains playing spoil -sports,lack of sufficient public investments and major economic reforms etc.

    India has been a glorious civilization of bygone era with some of the most powerful empires of the ancient times like the Mauryan dynasty flourished here; a land of sprituality and thriving intellectual works on diverse aspects and subjects ranging from religious matters to works on astronomy , medicine ,administration , philosophy .Today, what we see around is a fallen nation-a nation whose primitive greatness lies buried in sands, dismissed by its own people ;a nation struck in never-ending conundrum based on ethnic, linguistic ,caste and religious lines fueled by political mobilization .As we look around the saddening and dismal scene of social ,cultural , spiritual and intellectual decline ,we see ourselves entangled in idealogical clashes ,angst and disgusts .The intellectual discourse in our country – a prerogative of a few,mostly those falling in high strata of the society , living in glittering urban centres and having good standards of living and access to information sharing platforms – is profaned by idealogical differences ,prejudices, political correctness , manipulation and forgery . News media outlets -online;electronic; and print all -restore to blatant sensationalization,distortion and impetuous coverage of news,deviating from the ethical standards of journalism and Public Relation ,in wake of intrusion of vested interests , rising competitiveness and commercialization .
    In the political spectrum, the apathy and lack of empathy, towards the indigence of common man continues to characterize the political class ,in general .The politics of castes ,religions, language and class and the vulnerability of voters towards them makes these contrivances ,the favorite among the political class to mobilize support .Perpetuated corruption ,strong sense of entitlement arising out of holding political positions and misappropriation of power to influence the free and independent working of bureaucracy ,a legacy of the colonial past and intrinsic part of the adminstrative system , completes the description of public representatives and government officials ,in India today.

    Among private individuals, the declining respect towards traditional values and customs in wake of intrusion of western culture ,the wanning role of moral principles and virtues in escorting actions ,social interactions and conducts of daily live , reducing say of parents and family members characterize the moral crisis of India today.We have evolved ways to lampoon our own tradition ,customs and family system, dismissing them as patriarchal ,regressive ,outdated and incongruous with the modern values .In all the,due credit to the activism of media and diatribe of elites and pompous individuals ,incessantly haranguing for spread of modern outlook, inhibited by traditional barriers of family, marriage,moral values and costumes.

    In the fiefdom of economy, the country in faced by entrenched culture of bureaucratic red-tapism ,’licence raj’ and centralization of power meaning powerful person calling shots on most of policy matters ,slow and snail-paced crucial economic reforms ,thanks to the politics and repeated disruptions by oppositions in the legislative seating inside the parliament – the lack of progress on GST bill being the glaring example of this.
    The mal-practices of tax evasion and the problem of black money among corporated and rich individuals are other daunting problems that continue to be a worrisome signs ,devoiding the government of much-needed revenues that could be otherwise used to finance public investments in cash -starved infrastructure sector and social welfare and programmes that could induce growth and provide impetus to the economy .Thanks in no small measures to India’s patriotic but tragically tax allergic business elites who use loopholes in the local tax structures and treaties of the country with nations like Mauritius and Singapore, India loose huge proportion of taxable income annually .

    Economic growth without public investment in social infrastructure such as health,education ,skill imparting can’t sustain in long term ,especially in India where one-third live below poverty and majority lacks access to basic facilities of sanitation, health care ,education etc .Curbing tax-evasion can boost public investment .

    There is a deficient sense of social and responsibility in India currently. It is perhaps ,too much busy in idealogical idealogical clashes, political activism that fulminations .At the altar of all the economic crisis facing India these days, somewhere and someway, moral crisis is responsible, directly or indirectly. It is the moral responsibility of the corporate class to inculcate business ethics by comply with local corporate rules and tax laws and also, to contribute to the society from which they take .Sadly, they are lacking in this regards.

    • Vivaan Khanna

      excellent write up buddy..though i felt that i u ended ur essay in haste..good going

      • Batman

        Thanks brother, for reviewing ! It means a lot and yes, i feel the same that i ended up my essay hurriedly.Will be careful next time. .

    • Ash

      Hey Batman! 🙂
      Please find time..I will come back and review yours! 🙂

    • Rashmirathi

      nice write up, your structure and flow is very good. however, the conclusion isnt very conclusive. that remedied, its a brilliant essay.

      please review mine

  • Cybertron Ninja

    Crisis faced in India – Moral or Economic?

    India is the second most populous country in the world with more than 1.2 billion population. A pluralistic, multi lingual, multi-ethnic society and a home to diversity of flora and fauna. Politically India is a democratic republic governed under a parliamentary form of Government. Following market based economic reforms in 1991, India become one of the fastest growing major economies and is considered newly industrialized country. The economy of India is third largest in World by Purchasing Power Parity and seventh largest by nominal GDP with an average growth rate of 7% over the last two decades.

    India is facing economic issues such as poverty, development of rural India, building infrastructure, income inequality, land reforms, sustainable development, urbanization and human development. The moral issues India is facing are corruption, caste based politics, women safety and representation, gender, caste, religion, race discrimination and crimes. It can be said India is facing growing economic issues because of its exploding population. Due to Its inefficiency in feeding, educating, supporting through training and providing jobs to its growing number of people India is trapped in economic issues but not in a economic crisis. While India’s crisis is moral, rather than economic, because India’s economy is doing better. India’s economy is not related to the existing problem of social and moral crisis one example being crime against women, because financial wealth and prosperity makes people commit fewer crimes, not more. India needs to decide as a country that they will not tolerate immoral actions, such as violence against women, caste discrimination, minority discrimination as well as minority abusing their minority status for getting benefits, political propaganda combined with media agenda to hide truth and raise selfish interests.

    Morals are what you do when no one is looking. They are not imposed. Morals come from within and learned from society. For example if there is a person who is responsible for feeding his family has no money and no food, he has the opportunity to steal food, which he knows is wrong or else starve. Moral crisis is a situation where person is doing what he has always believed to be wrong i.e. stealing or else risking the possibility of not being able to fulfill his responsibility of taking care of his family. In larger society when incidences of people doing what the collective society believes is wrong creates moral crisis. India born with the principles of equality, non discrimination, justice, brotherhood, dignity of individuals and such noble ideas is also a witness to crimes against women, corruption at public offices, tax evasion by private and businessmen, communal riots, treating low class, oppressed caste with inferiority, delay in justice.

    Economic crisis is a situation in which the economy of a country experiences a sudden downturn brought on by financial crisis. An economy facing economic crisis will most likely experience a falling GDP, a drying up of liquidity, rising/falling prices due to inflation/deflation. It can take form of recession and depression. Since market reforms of 1991 India has not faced an economic crisis. However, as a consequence of weak policy implementation by successive governments and late market reforms as compared to China, India faces rampant poverty, malnutrition among children, women health, employment issues, farmers suicide, inefficient agriculture practice with high input and low output, large migration of poor from rural to urban centres, land reforms unable to provide support to industry and manufacturing sector, large disguised unemployment, rising stress on Public Banks due to increasing Non performing assets.

    But, It is to be noted that India is and has the potential to be the fastest growing economy for the ongoing decade as predicted by United Nations report. With great advancements in service sector such as IT, it is creating large employment and earning in dollars it is reshaping foreign currency reserves. ISRO, India’s premier space agency has taken space technology to new heights with advancements in information and communication, weather forecasting, mapping and providing spin off technologies to health, education, agriculture and telecommunication sector. India has also large number of wealthy corporate and affluent diaspora who through providing remittances is a great contributor to India’s GDP.

    Poverty is not due to lack of resources, low level of economy but has happened due to unemployment, underemployment, lack of property rights, dependence on agriculture, high population growth rate, corruption and a lot due to colonial exploitation. Illiteracy exists, income inequality and combination of it leads to increase rate of crime, discrimination and disparity. And that means some moral crisis are the creation of a system where the privileged do no care about the less privileged. Who is immoral is not issue, Whether the system is moral is the issue. Immorality at the core of the system, manifests economic issues and crisis. These are not two types of crisis. They are Inseparable.

    What is required is an appropriate economic model which lays down emphasis on health and education sector to strengthen its demographic dividend. Consumption, innovation and entrepreneurship based approach promoting conducive environment by inculcating values of free trade so that people themselves provide employment and generate resources for the country instead of depending upon government or engaging in immoral practices. Financial inclusion and a social security net, dedicated political will with strong institutional framework with integrated values of morals and ethics is required. Moralistic society and economic prosperity both are need of the hour.

    • sankar

      it is good to mention two most stalwart of their respective field…………..but i think with is not wise one
      you have well explained moral and economic part
      again your conclusion is good one
      overall good attemp………….kwar

      • Cybertron Ninja

        Thank you for the review. thank you very much 🙂

    • Shreya

      –Very neat and thoughtful.

      –The third paragraph, “while India’s crisis is moral….” needs an alternative expression. It doesn’t convey the outright meaning.

      “Moral crisis is a situation where person is doing what he has always believed to be wrong i.e. stealing or else risking the possibility of not being able to fulfill his responsibility of taking care of his family. In larger society when incidences of people doing what the collective society believes is wrong creates moral crisis.”

      — Doesn’t a moral crisis suggest that the people do not know the difference between right and wrong anymore? For example one of the convicts in the December 16 Rape Case declared that he was not wrong, the girl refused to submit to them.. so she deserved the treatment.

      “ reforms unable to provide support to industry and manufacturing sector”

      — I didn’t get this

      –The conclusion, the last two paragraphs are very good and clear.

      Good attempt, Keep Writing 🙂

      • Cybertron Ninja

        Thank you for the review. Yes right the third paragraph needs an alternative expression, i’ll surely work on it.

        yes, a moral crisis suggests that people do not know the difference between right and wrong but it is also true people even knowing about right and wrong sometimes create moral crisis, for example govt employees engage in corruption, cricket match fixing, harassing a woman at work place, etc

        redistribution of land from big landholders to peasants, or transfer of land to government to create industry supporting manufacturing/secondary sector failed. It is still very difficult to acquire land in India for constructing highways, lay down optical fibre, and setting up industries. Indirectly it is the result of weak land reforms.

        Thank you for the feedback 🙂 you too keep writing 🙂

  • soniya bhandari

    Crisis face in India – Moral or Economic??

    In India, even before independence the people already were divided on the criteria of caste , race, rituals, sex, untouchables etc. which somewhere somehow affects our country morally. Our Constitution makers want to end all these differences , so they finally make a Constitution in which everyone get equal rights and no group was left behind. But can we say a “yes” on a question that “Are we really equal in all terms?”. I don’t think so. We came from a country where we have Hinduism, Buddhism ,Jainism, Muslims, Sikhs etc. with this amalgamation we got diversity and its morality.

    Because of this diversity and their morals and values we learn different languages, rituals, histories etc that we share with each other. but in between these good things we also got discriminations on the bases of caste, race, sex etc which is still prevalent . Reasons for this are poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, lack of awareness and the most important casteism factor present in deep roots of even educated people. This should be end. Because of this people are still suffering and not able to come up and show their talent at national level.

  • rrv

    Please review

    India is a diverse country, which has been mingling with different religions and cultures since time immemorial. It is the result of this mixing and unifying that India is renowned in the world for its moral values and also for its religion and cultural tolerance. To make this feature intact to the identity of India, it was pragmatically preserved by Indian Leaders through cohesive Constitution giving equal socio – economic rights to all the citizens.

    Although features like equality, fraternity, rule of law etc. have amalgamated society since independence; but at ground level Indian society is still marred with divisions – like on the basis of economy that is rich or poor, haves or have nots; on the basis caste, race, sex, values etc.

    Magnifying this feature of sectionalisation, globalisation too has created a mismatch between moral values and economic factors. Though globalisation has increased people – to – people contact throughout the world, but diminishing moral values is a cause of concerns. Westernization has silently overlapped the cultural paradigm that has been continued through generations like respecting elders, showing empath to the needy, love and devotion to others etc. But looking on the extent of overlap, it seems that the present generation is getting attracted to western culture like changing food patterns, claiming indigenous methods as inferior etc. leaving behind their own customs and traditions which have been basis of Indian culture.

    Moral crisis has also been observed as Indians are slowly forgetting human values and humanity in front of the monetary gains. Cases like murders or violence for petty piece of land have been on a rise just for the sake of economic benefits.

    Corruption which has been increasing due to aggressive red tapism, has undignified ethics of work culture throughout the occupational structure of India. It is now a paradigm that there is no single work which couldn’t be finished without bribe. As an old age adage goes – “Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power”; is truly a case of Moral Crisis in India. Cases like 2G scam, Coal scam etc. have happened under the seal of power, keeping aside moral values and ethics.

    Moral values as uplifted by women like Jhasi ki Rani, Mira bai, Sarojini Naidu and more, who have increased the prestige of women and their dignity, used to be the pride of India. But increasing cases of rape, molestation, acid attacks, domestic violence all have undermined the dignity of women and have made India as the least safe place on earth for women.

    Contrarily to this, Economic crisis is also a cause which has directly or indirectly led to moral crisis. Unstable Governance so far had been one of the main reasons for the economic crisis in the country. Political parlance since independence has led to lack of economic benefits to the downtrodden. Nexus between political parties and business tycoons have led to market distortion, increasing gap between rich and poor.

    It is also being argued that the fear of privatisation is a resultant of the economic crisis, which is slowly transforming India into the age of modern slavery by welcoming the MNC culture. Though this culture has been beneficial in transferring technology making the
    system more efficient, but it has also hugely undermined domestic sectors of the country. Even multilateral agreements are often led by developed countries like US, EU etc. diversifying their own markets but undermining socio – economic features of developing and least developed countries.

    Pressure to sustain this economic crisis in such a competitive world leave people bare handed and forces them to indulge in immoral acts forgetting their moral beliefs. Imbalances such as these have led to eruption of new markets such as black markets.

    This instability between moral values and economy, has veritably hit India to its severity. It is time that proper governance is employed, giving more power in the hands of poor through local institutions, making judicious policies which protect the interest of citizens. The need of the hour is to make the benefits reach all the people and without concentrating them in the hands of few. We also need to concentrate to rectify the wear and tear these crises have caused on the pride and reputation of our beloved nation.

    • sankar

      good one essay
      plz rvw mine

    • Shaktimaan

      Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power”……………love this line…………moral crises u explained very well bt i think eco wale pe thoda cum likha h……………concl b sahii hai pr thoda (moral +eco)crises ka combined effect b likh sakte the or……..waise mene b aisa hi kuch kiya h……………otherwise it is nice nd b’ful attempt………….all d bst buddy….KWAR…….thank u:):)

  • Spartan king

    India is a land of diversity, in terms of different faith,religion,different culture, tradition etc. Every Indian is proud of that. Even barak Obama acknowledge that last year in republic day speech said that world is proud of India’s diversity.
    But in a vast country like India where language changes every 5miles, it is bound to face problems. Many times one religion try to dominate others, few people present their religion superior then others, many times that lead to conflict between different groups of people. In my view India face problems on both front moral & economic. We can not deny the fact moral values are declining in our society that is we see a lot of crimes like rape,muder,dacoity,terrorism etc. But when fruits of economic development don’t reach poor then also the youth of backward class also take arms, that is why we can see in countries like Pakistan ,Afghanistan, Syria, where we don’t see a lots of economic developpment youth take arms and become terrorist .Indian govt focuses on hign growth rate with enough job opportunity for every youth. As we live in a globalized world where volatility has become a new norm. India is facing a lot of problems on economic front also. China & brazil slow down, low growth rate in Europe, problems in middle East Asia ,volatility in stock markets worldwide all these add problems to Indian economy. Within India high suicide rate among farmers, high infant mortality rate, 40% underweight children below 5years all these create problems govt need to tackle. So we need high growth rate at the same we need to make sure every Indian has access to healthy food, health ,sanitation, clean drinking water . to address these issue govt has launched many programmes like start up &stand up india, national fasal bima yojana, make in india etc.but lies in implementation of plan not in launching the plan . there are a lot of problems on economic front to take care of but strong will at the leadership and people participation will certainly make a difference. When India got freedom we were almost at zero in industry sector,service sector, we didn’t have enough food to feed our own people . but when Indian govt decided to do briliantly India did briliantly & now India is among top countries in industry. India provides services at the cheap & best rate to the world. We export farm product to world,india’smilk production is highest in the world. So though we have a lots of problems on economic front to take care of having highest number of youth that make india a vibrant ,knowledge economy,there is no reason we can not solve all the problems and becoming a great country in the world. This is not only my opinion but also IMF, world bank and other world’s leading institutions think so ,that’s why they say India will become the fastest growing economy in world this year. That is a great achievement for a country which was facing sever BOP crisis in 1991 & was on the verge of collapse.
    But to address moral problems in India we need to make change in our education system that gives importance to not only economic developmemt but also building better human being and better society . I believe vulgar films, absurd TV serial are also responsible for declining moral value in India.
    When a child sees so much of violence, sex, murder scene on TV that child will certainly have it’s impact on his or mind, that is why we see high crime rate now a days which society didn’t witness 20 years ago.Govt should also add ethics&moral paper in school .Bcoz with strong laws only we can not finish crimes in India . govt govt strong will & reforms ,people participation for betterment of country will make india a healthy,prosperous,develop country ,where every one will have basic facility tyto live a happy life.

    • Ab

      Need improvement!
      1. There should be a format intro then body then conclusion, I was missing that.
      2. Please write in small paragraphs
      3. review ones yourself and then post, in last para govt. govt was twice mentioned, tyo was written hard to comprehend

      Keep Writing, the most important asset for improvement.

  • black mamba

    Amongst political analysts, India has often been called an “UNNATURAL NATION” – for something as diverse as India, emerging and thereafter staying united as a single nation for as long as 70 years now is a miracle which rarely anyone had expected to witness. Since its formation there have been many who have seen survival of india on line-talking of political dark ages (emergency period), economic crumble (1990s) and questionable secularism of 1990s (babri mazjid-ram jan bhoomi). All this is compounded by the realities of low level of income+literacy with high social conflict. Yet, India transcended all these conflicts to stay as a stable and vibrant democracy.

    Lately, this unnatural nation seems to have hit another roadblock with numerous instances pointing towards “crisis situation” our country is currently facing and the potential doom it might hit if not corrected on time. To say that the crisis is either moral or economic in exclusion would be erroneous, for the situation india is undergoing right now is wholly co-dependent on many factors.

    But first, let’s talk about the dwindling moral fabric of the country. A mere glance at the newspaper of last few years and statistics would point out that India is emerging as the least safe place for women in the world (with national capital Delhi notoriously known as the ‘rape capital’). Openly commuting in public spaces after dark is a serious life changing choices women have to make. Even foreign female tourists face sexual harassment which is tremendously bad for Indian Tourism industry. However, the more shocking side of this story is how instead of taking of positive steps to ensure safety, victim blaming and restriction on women’s mobility are the preferred courses of action. This seriously hampers the notion of gender equality and gender justice.

    One more reason of this collective degradation of our conscience towards opposite sex is the over sexualisation and misogyny portrayed in bollywood industry – the most popular form of entertainment. The sex-related allegations hit a billionaire ‘godman’ and his son, a state governor, a state chief minister, two members of a legislative assembly, a prominent editor and even two retired Supreme Court judges. Moreover, the youth icons – Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan have murder and money laundering cases against them. This also points towards the role models our society is offering our young generation.

    The second angle hitting our moral fabric is the rising intolerance and re-emerging communal clashes in the country. The recent lynching of a muslim man in Dadri over speculation of consuming beef to suicide of a dalit student in Hyderabad university over caste discrimination are worrying issues. But, they are more of issues birthed by polarising politics instead of degradation of society’s pluralism. This political polarisation and refusal to co-exist has resulted in Parliamentary Logjam that has caused the slow economic situation to persist in our country.

    The third angle like the second one, is an interplay of moral and economic “crisis” : corruption and sterile growth + bottlenecks in delivery of benefits to the poorest sections of society. Lately there has been uncovering of a number of scandals – 2G, CWG, National Herald, Vyapam etc. along with the rising corruption index that directly affect the poor common man who has to pay money to get his essential work done. Even other developed countries have corruption scandals, but there is not so deeply penetrated in the system wherein a poor man is scared of claiming government benefits for the fear of under the table transactions (which might result in net loss for him). This virus of corruption which emerges out of a hollow moral character and with time becomes deadly enough to destabilise the economy by eating up benefits that are meant for the most downtrodden.

    Lastly the most serious internal economic threat to india is the exponential growth of its population. Within the next decade, India will be the most populated country in the planet. But the rate at which current skilling operation, education initiatives and employment opportunities are (not) increasing, there’s a huge possibility that it might increase the pressure on our resources and eventually turn into a demographic disaster. Therefore india must take strong measures to stabilise its economy.

    All this being said, we must not forget that every story has at least two perspectives. The brighter side of this crisis story is the age of social media and increased voices of the unheard which are now being heard as well as citizen mobilization. The very fact that we are so aware of so called ‘degrading moral fabric’ is because we are openly talking about it. We enjoy freedom of speech and expression and any instance that happens against it, is immediately and widely condemned in public. More and more Women and oppressed miorities are now using internet as a platform to discuss their harassment and make people aware of the dark reality. It is a striking change against a time when a select few had the power to narrate a story that would reach the wide public. Similar india’s unity and secularism combines both success and failures.

    Even the economy of india has seen its fair share of disappointments and rises. It is not an unknown fact that colonisation of India left its economy is tatters. The manufacturing and textile industry was completely destroyed and so was india’s farming sector. The majority population was completely illiterate and very poor. But still, India managed to stand up and built its industries. The second blow came during balance of payment crisis which was followed by the spectacular 2003-4 economic growth. It also remained insulated from global crisis of 2008 which took down many economies.

    So it is safe to say that it is yet another ‘TRANSITION PERIOD’ India is experiencing which is marked by introduction of fast spreading social media, economic opportunities, awareness and also numerous constrains. In order to capitalise this digital transition economically the government has also launched ambition Make in India, Skill India, Start up India and Digital india to arrest economic situation and provide long term sustainability and accountability in the system. After all, in an unnatural nation like india, the contemporary historic and social magnitudes to measure ‘crisis/success situations’ don’t really apply. It always remains an exception to those rules, but this doesn’t mean we as civil society become complacent. We do need to utilise this awareness is a fruitful way by working to seek more accountability and equality in our society.

    • Batman

      Hi Mamba, my views:
      1)avoid use of + (in your answers too :P) and brackets (rather try to explain. It is not bad to explain the things you mention even though remotely connected with essay)
      2)you talked about the co-existence of forces-economic and moral but it is only when you started talking about parliament logjam that an ‘economic angle’ sets into picture. I think either you should try to interlink in preceding paras or should have somehow given an indication about whether you are talking about morality aspect only and then slowly you are moving to morality+economic (you can use + in replies :P)
      3)Best thing about your essay is the optimism that you included but can be cut short a bit
      4)Solutions should be discussed in separate para. Conclusion is a different thing, it is not for solution but for expressing the whole idea of your essay so that anyone looking at your intro and conclusion can get what you have written
      Please review mine too, after your lunch 🙂

    • sankar

      hi mamba.
      first u shud avoid what the politicians in the intro part, especially if it is negative approach.
      secondly, overexplanation of a issue like women crimes etc…….cut short it
      although you defended your stand well but make sure, suggestion and conclusion should be separate
      overall good one…………….plz rvw mine frnds

    • Ash

      Hey Mamba! 🙂

      1. REFRESHING Intro! 🙂

      2. To say that the crisis is either moral or economic in exclusion would be erroneous, for the situation india is undergoing right now is wholly co-dependent on many factors. — liked the way you made your stand clear in the very beginning! So I know what to expect in your essay! 🙂

      3. . EVEN OTHER developed countries have corruption scandals — are we developed Mamba??

      4. The way you have used your creativity in the beginning… it has not come down to the body of your essay! I wanna upvote for your intro… but won’t because that would be like diluting my upvote process.. 😛

      I see more potential here! I wanna see improvement! 🙂

      4. I’m not sure about your conclusion! I’m bad with those.. I will tell you my take.. I feel it can be improved! 🙂

      P.S. – No takeaway from your essay today! Ash is very angry!!! 😛 … KWAR! 🙂

      • black mamba

        okay ! thanks a ton.
        1) + 2) Thanks 😀
        3) no of course we not, but i meant that, it;s not like we alone are experiencing corruption. even in developed countries it is a common thing, but not as rampant as in india. there, it happens mostly amongst elite and the poor are not hounded as they arr in india,
        4) conclusion – well my conclusion connects to the intro (atleast thats what i wanted to do) that : india is such an unlikely nation that common contemporary standards to judge success/crisis of a nation don’t hold valid here. so we should work on what we know together , and go towards improvement.
        i guess i’d have to work on making things more clear.
        thanks tough !

    • Ash

      Ohh! Btw Black Mamba is icchadhari Mamba..changing colors huh! 😛

      • black mamba

        icchadhari can change forms i guess – human and snake. right?
        are they colors? i dunno, doubt :/

        • Ash

          they are icchdhari no .. wen dey can change forms y not color.. so easy.. Just becoz there hasn’t been a movie on this concept duzn’t mean its not poss!!!! 😛

          • black mamba

            implies – u should be even more scared of me !

            • Ash

              Ohkay whatever Ash touches turns into ASHES! UNLESS you’re rethinking a new profile name (ASHES)… BE SCARED OF ME!!! I’M INJURIOUS TO HEALTH!!! 😛

    • yogi

      Very good essay Mamba bhai 🙂
      1. multidimensional
      2. “To say that the crisis is either moral or economic in exclusion would be erroneous, for the situation india is undergoing right now is wholly co-dependent on many factors”.:-> very smart! good that u cleared that it is not a one sided crisis,
      3. Flow is too good
      4. restrict to english as ur medium of writing, no more maths 😛 (though it hardly matters, but who knows UPSC)
      5. is it fine to write Sk and SRK names ? ()

      6. use of current examples, good (i miss them always in my essay)
      7. balanced conclusion,
      overall it is good essay,
      learnt a lot from u

    • Lord Tuktuk

      loved the intro!!

      sorry for taking this much time for reviewing, but i read is twice!! phli baar mjhe koi flaw nhi mila!! end me too high positiveness!! conclusion theek hai lekin you missed the crux i think here!!

      overall bhai, aapne kamaal kia ha aaj! I liked it!! i Dont know bakio ke kya review hai!!

      and as you have mentioned economic part also sahi style se please go through this

      essay likhne se phle mene yhi video dekhi!!! although essay ke lie content nhi h, but you’ll like it!!!
      Overall, keep rocking bhai!! 😛

      • black mamba

        This video is really nice. Thanks for sharing it!
        Learnt a lot from it 😀
        And yes I guess I would make better choices for future too now 😀

        • hahahha!!! 😡
          i know what you did there bhai!!! 😛 😀

          • black mamba

            Did I crack a joke or pass a quip with out even realising it ?

            (Cause I honestly don’t know what u meant here :/)

            • Seriously ab mjhe yaad b nhi why I said this! :/
              Raat gai, baat gai! 🙂

  • Arun

    India is the one of the only civilisation which is continuous from the ancient period of Indus Valley Civilisation to the current context.Thus it has inherited and civilised over the long period of time which is visible in the exuberance of its culture,tradition and strong social values.The Bhagwat gita talks about the euality,fraternity and of “dharm”.Purushartha,upanishad and vedangas exudes the Indian values of love,peace and humanity.These values are further augmented with the growth of Buddhism,Jainism which emphasize on non violence,purity and moral principles which leads to coexistence of fellow human beings and overall growth of the civilisation.These values are further transmitted in the medieval period which is reflected in the growth Bhakti and Sufi movement who strongly supported the value of humanity,love and equality of all fellow human beings.Further these values are visible in the modern personalities such as Gandhi and later developed into the formal documents known as the constitution of India which contains the fundamental rights,preamble and directive principle of state policy which are so broad and humanistic in nature.Therefore India has a tradition of great culture,civilisation which is reflected in the way of life of the people.These strong moral and social values has allowed the preservation of great Indian Civilisation which is no where seen in any other parts of the World.

    However,these great traditions are part of the Indian way of life but still India today is faced with numerous moral and social deformities.This is visible in the modern India and contemporary context where people are being suffering.This has led to the overall crisis in the Indian society which has given birth to numerous unwanted consequences.One,the corruption has been the major issues inflicting Indian society which has its root in both moral and ethical values which has degraded gradually.In this context,index in transparency international clearly demonstrates the issue of Indian society in which India is ranked at 90.This has further led to numerous cascading impacts thereby threatening the overall economic and social structure of the nation.Two,the issue is further augmented by the presence of casteism which has been inherited due to wrong interpretation of the Indian civilisation and today it is threatening to divide the Indian society on caste lines.This is further accelerated by the growth of caste based politics,organisations and activism etc.Three,the communalism has gained momented in the modern times which led to division of the nation into two.This has not stopped the communalism in India and India today is suffering from serious crisis of division on the communal lines which led to various riots,communal politics,polarisation and mistrust among the communities.Four,the condition of the Indian women and girl child has been the major issue in the contemporary times.The violence against women has been the major issue which is demonstrated by the societal activism on the backdrop of “Delhi Gang Rape” of 2012.Fuether,the violence against the women is not limited in the public sphere but also seen in the private life with the issue of marital rape,dowry violence,violence in the conflict areas etc.This has seriously impacted the India’s stature along with drawbacks in the women workforce who are mostly confined in the home and suffering the heat of patriarchy.Five,growth of ethnic identity and regionalism is seriously hampering and degrading the social fabric which in turn limits the growth of civilisation.This case is mostly visible in the farflung areas of North East and Jammu and Kashmir along with Punjab and some South Indian states.The crisis is not limited to social and moral values but also impacted the environment due to excessive and unplanned exploitation of natural resources.This is demonstrated by the rise of the pollution level,destruction of natural resources,destruction of human landscape dure to flood,cyclone etc.

    In this context,the moral values comes at the centre and all these issues in one way or other is direct consequences of degradation of moral values.Be it corruption or casteism or even the destruction of natural resources.However,the degradation of moral values is not limited to the direct consequences as observed above.This has led to series of issues pertaining to social,economic,political consequences.The mostly being affected the economic sphere of the nation which has further cascading impacts.Corruption has been the mjor concern which reduces the efficiency of the organisation,reduces the trust of the investors and limits the working ability of the people.This has led to limitation in the economic growth of the nation which is demonstrated by TI recogmition that every improvement in the TI index has consequences of economic growth which is reflected in the GDP growth of 1.7%.In the same way,the issue of communalism,casteism,women empowerment etc has direct consequences on the economic growth and overall improvement of the nation.This further lead unequal distribution of income and rising income gap which is reflected in the Oxfam report of 2015 which demonstrated the rising inequality in India.

    These degradation is moral and economic perspective has serious consequences on the nation’s overall growth and directly impacted in the people’s life.This is demonstrated in the India health report of National Family Health Survey which indicates the huge stunting,underweight children along with increase in malnutrition and increasing obesity among the Indian women.This is the direct consequence of the limited expenditure on the health.This lead to lack of quality health care system to every Indians and increase in the health expenditure which brings the issue of poverty.These are interconnected issues which are impacting Indian society.Poverty and unemployment as result from the unequal and mal-distribution of the resources of the nation.This is reflected in the India’s Human Development Index in which India is ranked at 130th.This reflects the lack of quality employment,educational fault and lack of skill to the people at large.Thus the economic issue are directly impacting the way of life of the people and social lifes which gives rise to discrimination,suicide of farmers due to agricultural failure and lack of adequate support from Govt.,violence,riots and issue of extremism and naxalism which further impacts the growth of the nation.

    This brings us to the dilemma that the crisis in India is moral or economic ?.The issues are highly complicated one and cannot be singled out but it can be said that it is the combination of all the values which ultimately reflects in the nations growth and civilisation of the people.This is clearly correlated when the moral crisis such as non-functioning of parliament and division of parliamentarian on the party line even when it comes to national interest.This is best reflected in the passage of GST bill which has direct economic consequences.Further,polarisation,rise of caste based politics,communal fight,maoism etc is the interrelated issue which cannot be dealt with by single emphasis on the particular aspects.

    This led us to the solution to the numerous issues as reflected above.The solution has to be multi pronged and attack at the different levels of the crisis simultaneously with cooperation from the people would bring the best result.This requires the social change with respect to the issue of caste and communal division along with the status of women and children in the society.The value of brotherhood,equality,peace and non violence at the societal level is vital.Thus establishment of mutual trust among the people.Along with that,the fruit of growth needs to be percolated deep in the society.This requires the good and quality educational system.Quality,accessible and inclusive education and health care system would bring the much needed reform in the society.This led us to skilling of young people and make them ready for adventure and thrive for the best.Further employment opportunity requires equitable and accessible to everyone.This requires massive investment in different sectors such as higher education,agriculture,manufacturing sector and more research and development linked with market.Further,all these should be supported by the top leaders and lead from the front.This requires parliament to function and national interest should be the only priority.proactive and efficient leaders would do much change and reform in the society.

    In this context,India with highest youth population with 65% of its population under 35 years old filled with energy,dedication and ready to explore the world makes us believe that India is here to change both moral and economic sphere of the world.India can become the inspiration in the chaotic world filled with geopolitic war,terrorism and economic slow down.This is further demonstrated by India’s reach to all the nation of the World and emphasis on the non violence,peace and fraternity which is demonstrated by India’s achievement in bringing ” World Yoga DaY”.This is further demonstrated by India’s propagation of economic reform such as “Make in India”,”Skill India Mission”,social reforms such as “Swach Bharat Abhiyan”,”Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Mission” etc.All these along with strong values of Indian civilisation that emphasis on equality,non violence,peaceful coexistence,universal brotherhood will surely make India a inspiration to the World.Further,it is augmented by the proactive leader at the top is the bonus for India.The moral and economic values and prosperity shall flourish again and lead the India to the top of the World.

  • sankar

    India’s pride as a nation of prosperity and high moral
    values has been its innate credentials which have always been on its unique
    position in the realm of world society and civilization. India has been said, ‘the
    golden bird’ before the advent of colonial empire. It was one of the net
    exporters of many industrial and agricultural products. Among all the goods,
    the most famous and flourishing trades were of handloom, weaver, spices and
    perfumes and cotton clothing.

    It was this
    prosperity and capacity of Indian states which had monopoly over trade in
    Eurasia and Africa and only after this clout and monopoly over Indian Ocean,
    this ocean named after India. India before the advent of British colonial
    period was more prosperous than the west countries. This prosperity was not
    confined to a agriculture and economic sector, but also the military
    superiority of Tipu was one of the best in the world. The contemporary Indian
    farmers were more prosperous than their counterparts in the west.

    Similarly, the diversity and conglomeration of different
    cultural, religious, and social groups has been the most valuable wealth of
    India. Its civilization has been one of the oldest and the richest in the
    world. The characteristic of Indian society as ‘the Unity and Diversity’ has
    been its supreme traits. Hence, there is a no doubt to infer that the economic
    and moral richness and prosperity of India has been one of the most
    extra-ordinary wealth and uniqueness.

    Now, the question arises, Was there any wrong, which had
    surfaced during British period that had bad impact on India’s cultural and
    economic richness? Was the colonial government impoverished India? Had Indian
    lost moral and ethical values during the British colonial period? From here,
    let us see the problem India is facing- be it moral or economic.

    Economic richness of India undoubtedly had been reduced to
    very pitiable condition due to over exploitative attitude of the British Empire
    in the form of ‘Drain of wealth’. It was this effect that has been plaguing the
    Indian economy. From time to time, we have taken various steps to overcome the
    monstrous of economic crisis but it has been below par of our expectation. The most
    debilitating and critical situation Indian economy faced was that of ‘the
    economic crisis of 1991. In this crisis, the foreign reserve of India was
    reached to a position with which India could do its foreign trade hardly a week.

    Along with official data, the drastic impact of economic
    crisis has been explicit on the life of bulk of Indian people, especially the
    poor, the deprived communities like the SCs, the STs and the daily and manual
    labors. The state of poverty and impoverishment of the farmers is such that
    India is among the few state which experiences large number of farmer suicides
    and death of people due to starvation.

    Despites the fact that India is achieving high economic
    growth year after year, the benefit of economic access to the people of last
    row in the society is far theoretic, rather than empirical. The situation is so
    harsh that on the one hand, the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer.
    Due to economic paucity and rampant population growth, India has been unable to
    overcome the monster of poverty, malnutrition, starvation and destitute.

    However, only blaming the slow economic growth and its
    inaccessibility to the people of last starta of society is not the single
    cause. Equally, the lowering morality of some section of wealthy people in the
    form of corruption, scandal, nepotism and crony capitalism have been largely
    responsible for the impoverishment of Indian state. From the very begging after
    India’s freedom, some section of people indulged in corrupt practices and
    amassing wealth in the form of land and money. After independence, the
    prevailing inequality of Indian society has been actually widened. Instead, the
    government initiative, like MGNREGA, NFSM, RTE, HEALTH CARE to bring equality and prosperity in India, the pervasive corruption
    in all these acts has actually exacerbated the economic as well as moral crisis
    in India.

    For instance, the issues of 2G spectrum, the allocation of
    coal block, the fodder scam are nothing but the few epitomes of growing
    wrong-doing in Indian society. To escape from paying taxes, the people expose their wealth below actual. The growing NPAs of the banks again manifest both the grim pictures of India. It is found that due to the laziness of large corporate bodies and companies that the banks are experiencing high NPAs problems, rather than lending to the poor.

    The pinnacle of low
    morality has been also seen on administrative ground by few officials at higher
    post. For instance, the allegedly involvement of ex. Gurudaspur SP, Salvinder
    Singh, in supporting the smuggler has shaked the very pillar of integrity and
    ethical values of a civil servants. It has dented the virtue and credentials of
    Indian civil servants.

    Even, so called representative of people indulged in making
    black money, crony capitalism and nepotism, at the cost of exploiting and
    depriving a large section of people for example displacement of many
    communities nearby coal blocks, industrial areas without providing them
    adequate compensation and rehabilitation package. Most of the time, the
    allocation is done for favoring the big corporate bodies and relatives. The black
    earning by some politicians is also one of the main reasons in creating
    economic crisis.

    This is true to say that it is the economic compulsion which is one of the most compulsive reasons to deteriorate the moral values of the people. For instance, a man having responsibility of caring his entire family, but what he is unemployed or
    unskilled for many parts of the year so this economic crisis compel them to do
    crime, theft, killing and looting. In his sense, he knows that it is wrong to
    do so, but he does. Thus, the lack of work is the cause of many social evils in
    the country.

    Therefore, the
    government should adopt holistic approach because both are interdependence. In most
    cases, the lack of financial opportunities has compelled people to do immoral
    works. For this, the first thing, the government should do, is to bring
    transparency in the functioning of government, ensure the accessibility of
    benefits to the last people in the row, try to eliminate extreme poverty and

    In the same manner, there should be gender equality in job
    findings. There should be large and varied opportunities before the people with
    the absence of favour or bias. The government should reward the honest and fair
    work. There should be strict and clear law in punishing those involved in

    In the last, the economic and moral crisis is co-dependence
    on each other. Inclination in one side may create imbalance in the system. So utmost import is to focus on strengthening both the pillars of a society and India has been facing more or less the impact of both of them.

    • Cybertron Ninja

      A very descriptive essay, you gave every reason why there is economic crisis as well as moral crisis, i think you gave a little more stress on British causing these issues which can be shorten, overall nice essay – you concluded that both co-depend as was reflected in your complete essay. Well done. Keep it up. Be positive 🙂 And Please review mine too. Thank you.

      • sankar

        thanks frnds……………surely rvw yours

    • Rashmirathi

      good job ! your conclusion is very good . however, a little much focus was given to the past. and though you took up all issues in a holistic manner, the structuring van be improved. Keep writing 🙂 all the best !

      please review mine if possible

      • sankar

        thanks rashmirathi ji for rvwing

    • Sonia mehra

      Hy Sankar,
      1. I like the way you first talked about economic aspect, then moral aspect, then you linked both.
      2. Flow was there, but still there is scope for improvement. In one line we are talking about british, the very next line we reach 1991 (although this is not wrong, but you need to bring connecting lines in between)
      3. Some unnecessary words are there which don’t match with the sentence eg- conglomeration, monstrous.

      Keep writing,
      Thank you

      • sankar

        thanks soniaji

    • Bhai thoda thoda jaata rehta. The starting paras where u talk about history has been overdone. The para where u formed the interconnections (Economic conditions pushing towards the morally incorrect deeds) was the best.

      Conclusion could be improved. Accha tha, kuch kuch kamiya hai jo I tried to tell u! ATB 🙂

      • sankar

        thanks a lot bhai

    • Vivaan Khanna

      bhai content wise sahi laga mujhe but flow mein kami dikhi…
      now question arises was there any wrong.. u painted good picture and then least give some background of what happened actually..conclusion-economic and moral crisis dependent but no justification that why is it so except one para..
      Thank you

      • sankar

        thanks for rvw frnds
        will kp in mind

    • black mamba

      the main content of your essay comes in 4th paragraph. no wonder the word limit has been breached. u can cut short the intro to great extent.
      there are some grammatical errors too.
      with both these catered to, your essay would be informatibe and holistic.
      hope this helps 🙂

      • sankar

        thanks frnds

    • Shaktimaan

      hi buddy!!…………jerks in between d flow…………it was simple and straight…………language too is easy to understand…………bs thodi c presentation upr niche h……………..baki…….it is good read…….keep it up, good…thank u :):)

      • sankar

        thanks shaktiman

    • yogi

      golden bird:- thoughts are matching,
      dost content, no problem, u have covered history, polity, eco,
      just few suggestions:
      1. Was the colonial government impoverished India?–> check it
      2. the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer.–> poor are not getting poorer (joker pointed out that he read that rich are getting richer , but poor are not getting poor)
      3. The growing NPAs of the banks again manifest both the grim pictures of India–> if u are writing this then u will have to explain also what does NPA means, as the English teachers who are supposed to check our copies would not be happy to remain in doubt!
      4. the economic and moral crisis is co-dependence on each other.–> check it

      5. second half :-flow thoda bigad gaya
      6. as i suggested last time, intro and conclusion should be the heart touching and unique,
      7. words choice is good
      keep writing and reviewing,……. ATB.:)

      • sankar

        thanks a lot frnds
        i will work on your rvw

    • niti

      the knowledge is immense as expected from an aspirant. but honestly saying i did not find a structure and strong conclusion.
      if i say about the intro i dont think writing about india is important here…the essay is about the crisis..and we should put the theme of the essay in intro.
      however ur essay shows ur knowledge, it need to be structured. keep practicing
      even my essay was worst today..:(

      • sankar

        thanks a lot niti
        i’lll try to work on your suggestion

    • Ab

      Sankar sir, I will be critical
      1. Your eassy is heavily tilted towards economical aspect, and lack substance. It should be balanced.
      2. SP Gurvindar wala issue resolve nahi hua h, NIA is interrogating him, so comment on that is not advisable, only on Prima Facie he looks guilty, that doesn’t mean he is.
      3. conclusion ko bada karo bhai!
      4. Formating pe bhi dhyan dijiye thoda, I think you have written on word and directly pasted, hence line is not aligned.

      We have lot to improve

      • sankar

        frnds, only being critical is welcomed with heart, bcz we must share our own concern about
        so that within time we can improve it

        thanks a lot man for rvws

    • Isha

      Hi sankar,
      Intro could be improved a bit. Though this time u have presented ur essay in a more organized way. But try to stick to the example as far as it is relevant. I feel u have stretched it many a times- went offtrack for while.
      Conclusion could be improved. Keep writin and reviewing, ATB!

      • sankar

        thanks a lot isha

  • Adi

    Please review

  • Rashmirathi


    Since the ancient times, India has been known for her cultural riches and the vast natural resources she has been endowed with. We are the land where every child is taught about Ram, Buddha ,Kabir and Nanak , we are the land that worships mountains , rivers, rains and forests. Our culture and values are so deeply ingrained that it is difficult to separate them from other aspects of our lives.

    After independence, in the pre 1991 economic regime, the priorities which lay before the government were—proving food and decent life to the millions of poor residing in the nation, removing unemployment, etc. but since then, the economic condition has vastly improved and we stand before the world as a strong economy today. However, there are still a lot of people living in abject poverty, widespread unemployment, rising levels of crimes and so on.

    But the crisis that our country is facing today is much different from before—in the sense that it spurts from both moral and economic deprievity—each feeding off the other and leading to a vicious cycle .

    The ideals and morals that used to be the pride of our nations are continuously going into the depths of darkness. There are several examples to support it.
    – Rising crimes against women and children : india has turned into the least safe place for women today. Crimes against women ,children and the weaker sections of the society are running high. The frequent reports of horrendous rapes of women and children, the increased instances of children abandoning their elderly parents, crimes against the disabled, discrimination against dalits have put our country to shame.

    – Scandals and corruption : the country has been engaged in a debate on corruption and money stashed abroad. There is corruption at the higher level for the mutual benefit of the politicians and the corporate and extortion at the lower level where the hapless man has to pay to get even his rightful job done.

    – Law and order : the law and order situation in the country is very poor. Many tribal areas complain of atrocities by the police itself. We are frequently faced by communal riots and killings on account of religious intolerance ,mostly incited by political groups. The Dadri lynching episode and the crimes against social activists and authors are eye openers.


    Despite the huge economic progress we have made since independence, our country still suffers from many economic issues.

    – Poverty : India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. But this growth has mostly confined itself to the higher sections of the society. A vast section of the population still lives under abject poverty. The rising cases of farmer suicide throw light on the gravity of the situation.

    – Malnourishment: India is home to 194 million undernourished people. According to the recent NFHS-4 reports, one out of three children are stunted and lot of women suffer from anaemia and are underweight. The number of deaths of women during childbirth is horrifying.

    – Unemployment : unemployment is one of the biggest issues plaguing the nation. A huge workforce is still engaged in casual labour and disguised unemployment is widespread in the agriculture sector. Thousands of youths with degree don’t have a job.

    Government has taken many steps to tackle these issues and ensure inclusive growth. A lot of policies have been formed to address the grievances of the farmers like insurance schemes, subsidies, soil health cards etc. the poor are being provided with food security and financial assistance through policies such as National food security bill, Jan Dhan Yojana, DBT to ensure that the benefits reach the targeted population only and so on . steps have been taken to solve the problem of unemployment through measures such as Start up –Stand up India, Make in India , etc. Stringent laws have been enacted to protect the rights of women and the weaker sections, efforts have been made to provide education to all.

    But despite all these efforts, as long as the moral crisis is not done away with, economic crisis cannot be handled properly. A country cannot develop economically as long as there is poor law and order, widespread corruption. For this , steps need to be taken by the government as well as each and every individual of the society has his level.

    – Improving the law and order situation. Making the police answerable for its actions so that the protectors of law don’t end up becoming the ones who break it.
    – More transparency at all levels of governance and checking corruption through policies like the Lokpal Bill
    – Strengthening the RTI and bringing political parties under its ambit.
    – Granting autonomy to CBI
    – More emphasis on implementation of policies, better monitoring and surveillance so as to fill the loopholes at the execution level

    Some of the steps that each individual can take are :
    – Each one of us should act as responsible citizens and make sure that no act of corruption happens at our hands.
    – Saying NO to bribery and bring the officials asking for it before the media and law.
    – Raising our children with good moral values and teaching them to become responsible citizens
    – Respecting our parents and not throwing them off to old age homes
    – Removing patriarchal mentality from our houses and treating our sons and daughters equally

    The times that we live in today, mere economic development is incapable of removing all the woes of the society. No amount of economic reforms can take our country any further without the removal of corruption at all levels. We need to retrieve all the lost values that used to be the backbone of our society.But at the same time, you cant expect a hungry stomach to think of morals.

    The two major crisis standing before us today – moral and economic – are deeply intertwined. One cannot be addressed without addressing the other. But we also cannot expect the government to wave a magic wand and resolve all problems. Each one of us needs to play an active role along with the government to build an India of our dreams :

    “ where the mind is without fear , and the head is held high “

    Be the change you wish to see in the world !

    • Vivaan Khanna

      Hi rashmi…
      Though in terms of content it was ok but it was more written like a GS answer…in the end u concluded that both moral and economic crisis are interwined and can’t solved in isolation..i would suggest u take that stand and then justify in whole u mentioned economic and moral crisis separately then concluded them being as interconnected
      heads could be then how moral crisis causes economic and vice versa..then suggestions how can they be resolved by involving all stakeholders and then concluding lines which are just too good but could not get support from their content
      Thank You

      • sankar

        vivaan bhai……………… mine tooo plz

        • Vivaan Khanna

          done buddy 🙂

      • Rashmirathi

        hi Vivaan. now that you pointed it out , i can see it too.. sugestion taken. thanks 🙂

    • sankar

      rich in contents but there need a connecitvity…………….elaborative attitude
      over alll good attempte

      • Rashmirathi

        thanks for reviewing 🙂

    • Lord Tuktuk

      first of all, i liked your heading!! i feel it gives more clarity to essay!!
      you covered good aspect of essay! what i didnt liked was you wrote in points!! your complete essay is in points! its fine if u want to write some points like that, but not complete essay!! try to write less in points!! 🙂

      • Rashmirathi

        okay. thanks a lot 🙂

    • Shreya

      Hi Rashmi !
      The first paragraph is good. I think you should introduce a line before the second paragraph. Probably something about our ancient economy. As moving directly to independence and reforms is a bit abrupt after we talk about the ancient moral thinkers. I feel that in the paragraphs ranging from moral crisis to steps taken at individual level, you should make it a little less robotic. Avoid point form. Paragraphs with a personal touch would be apt. You’ve mentioned the NFHS and other facts, probably you should mention some incident that appeals to the reader’s emotions.
      And the conclusion is lovely.
      Keep Writing and Good Luck 🙂

      • Rashmirathi

        pointers taken. thanks a lot 🙂

    • yogi

      Very good,
      strcuture makes ur essay an easy reading write-up, and covers almost everything, with due wtage to each part
      u have mentioned that duo are intertwined , so just before the conclusion u could have added few paras showing the same,
      plz review mine as well..:)
      P.S.: National food security bill,–> it’s an Act 😛

      • Rashmirathi

        😀 okay , i wrote that in hurry 😛 Suggestions taken , thanks 🙂

    • Hi Rashmirathi. So sorry for not reviewing yesterday. My two cents :

      1) Intro : Too conventional. I believe most of the people will start the same. Try to be innovative. (Personal opinion)

      2) U have used headings like any GS formatting. Please refrain from using structure like this. See what u did there is just listing the problems in India and writing them. Giving solutions and writing the government schemes. This is not how u write an essay. M sorry but the flow was never felt.

      Try to find an interconnection between the topics… I believe that’s what the essay topic is about. Listing the problem is easy. Analyzing and giving a balance throughout is what is expected from u.

      the conclusion is weak.

      I am sorry but I disagree with yogi. Please don’t mind.
      Thank u 🙂

      • Rashmirathi

        you don’t need to apologize, criticism is the best help. I will make amends. thanks a lot for reviewing 🙂

  • Lubna Sehar

    “Crisis faced in India-Moral or Economic?”

    India being the oldest and continuous civilization in the world, has always been a “Melting Pot” (rightly quoted by PT Nehru). From Aryan culture in ancient period to western culture in modern period, India has accommodated the positive aspects of every culture(kept reforming itself by eliminating negative aspects) and became a beautiful combination of various cultures. Indian culture became a unique culture with world wide recognisation.
    Along with its age old history of rich heritage, culture, soft powers, unique society, etc India has certainly faced crisis at every stage of its past and even present. We are facing down a surge on our economy as well as moral grounds. But the topic under discussion is whether the crisis situation that India is undergoing is due to loss of morality or the fall of economy??

    Moral Crisis:
    Westoxication is often misunderstood as westernization by today’s youth. Practicing unhealthy habits like alcoholism, smoking, giving-up cultural values in the name of westernization is nothing but “Westoxication”. Our youth needs education to differentiate between false modernisation and real modernisation. Merely carrying a smart phone and getting dressed westernized, does not make a person modern. We want modernisation of behavior and character. Merely being literate does not make a person educated. “We want that education system by which character is developed and intellect of mind is increased” (Quoted by Swami Vivekananda).

    Economic Crisis:
    1) The unstable governance so far had been one of the main reasons for the economic crisis in our country. We never lacked resources and manpower. But to what extend we could exercise our power, depended on the efficiency of administration we had.
    2).Indian politicians are more concerned in governing their own power and satisfying the diverse opinions. They hardly spare enough time and dedication towards uplifting the Indian Economy.

    Therefore, it can be concluded that both moral crisis and economic crisis are complimentary to each other. If moral crisis increases, it complements to the increase of economic crisis.

  • Dabbikar

    Plese review friends

  • Batman

    Crisis faced in India: moral or economic?

    In the suburbs of Delhi resided two families, the family of Pradeep and that of Akash. Pradeep’s son loved daughter of Akash and the two families decided to get them married. Pradeep was in very sound condition in terms of finance but still demanded dowry as part of marriage as it has been followed as a tradition. However, Akash was weak in financial terms and didn’t want to pay the dowry as it was against his principles. But looking at the happiness of her daughter, he decided to pay the dowry and had to face harsh
    economic conditions in the upcoming years. The story shows how the crisis could be different for two families. On one hand, for Pradeep, it wasn’t the finance problem but his stern stance on demand of dowry which we all know is an evil in the society. On the other hand, Akash despite his reluctance for dowry had to bear the brunt of tough financial conditions.

    Just like the story, the crisis faced in India could be moral or economic depending on the differences in circumstances and in the psyche of the people. It is difficult to make either of the two i.e. moral or economic as the sole reason behind the crisis in India.

    The moral reasons for the crisis in India deal with the problem of principles and the practices followed by people. Every person tries to look at the situation in a particular way and take steps that he/she thinks are justified and best. However, the stance of this justified thinking sometimes gives rise to such actions that are not good for the society as a whole and tends to degenerate it. Some of the instances of such kind of rigidity in people’s thought process can be seen in the unscientific and irrational practices that people follow in their day-to-day life. Just like the practice of dowry mentioned above, there are instances of discrimination against
    sections of Dalit as can be seen by the recent suicide of Dalit student in University of Hyderabad as an outcome of discrimination. The temple practices followed by priests in different parts of India also have the impact of delineating such Dalits from the mainstream sections of the society. Such discriminations create cleavages in the society and have the effect of putting one section against other.

    Similar to the discrimination meted out to Dalit, the female section of the society has also not been spared. Expenditure on girl child is generally seen as watering the plant of someone’s other house. As part of the old age customs, except some communities in the Northeast, it is the girl that has to go to groom’s house after marriage and thus parents of girl child often prefer boys over girls. This thinking manifests into practices whereby girls are not sent to the schools and are made to work at home or industries-Child labor. People also indulge in sex selective abortions and kill the life of an innocent girl child just because of the reasons that she will prove a burden in the upcoming years. Women are subjected to domestic violence an outcome of flawed thinking that man is superior to woman and has the right to treat her no less than a slave.

    The next moral issue in line is the misinterpretation of religion. In the recent past, religion has been used as the force to carry out certain immoral practices. The agitation by Tamil Nadu on the ban of ‘Jallikattu’ was one such example. Jallikattu is a bull sport played during the festival of Pongal in the state of Tamil Nadu. But in the garb of festival, these bulls are subjected to harsh treatment that includes twisting of tails, pouring chemicals and intoxicants, mutilating eyes and using sharp weapons to poke the animals. Similarly, communal strikes and fundamentalism have also made deep inroads in the Indian society. The failure to accommodate the customs of other religions often give rise to incidents like Dadri lynching whereby a man was killed on grounds that he had consumed beef. The deaths of radical writers like Dabholkar and Pansare also points that the society finds it hard to accept new views that are in conflict with their preconceived notions. The fundamentalist forces in Islam based on misinterpretation of Quran that Prophet wanted to establish a Muslim Caliphate all over the world has also influenced Indian youth who find this misinterpretation as correct. This kind of fundamentalism has resulted into terrorist incidents in India in different cities like Mumbai, Pathankot and Kashmir.

    However, as I mentioned in the beginning, in different situations, there are different forces of crisis operating and it is time to discuss the economic forces. In India, the failure to ensure inclusive development of society has ensured that certain sections of the society have remained on the lower rungs of development and their economic conditions have not improved. Such failure can often result in reactions from these communities as can be seen in case of Northeast regions of India where development has not picked up and people are opting towards insurgency as the sole option for getting their voices heard. The low level of banking penetration in rural areas ensure that people have to go to moneylenders and often find themselves caught in a vicious circle from which they find difficult to freed themselves. This results in impoverishment of people and they continue to remain poor and subjugated.

    Similarly, the absence of certain resources in India like crude oil, natural gas, coal and others often results in dependency upon other countries and integration of India with the global economy. Crude oil is mostly imported from Middle East countries-one of the most volatile regions of the World. The volatility gives rise to fluctuations in the prices of the resource and the final impact is on Indian government and customers. The increased integration with global economy proved not so good for India in the wake of
    sub-prime crisis of 2008 which set into recession and many Indians were laid off from their jobs. Also, the investments made by private players in infrastructure sector by taking loans from banks were not paid back resulting into creation of stressed assets of bank. In the recent past, Yuan depreciation by China has also impacted the Indian markets in an adverse way leading to downfall in stock indices and associated loss to investors.

    Huge expenditure on defense sector and failure to provide adequate protection to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises have also resulted in siphoning off money that could have been used somewhere else and the impoverishment of small enterprises respectively. The huge expenditure ensures that Indian import bill is always high and some of the other sectors remain funds-starved. Not protecting the MSMEs sector results into situation where they can’t compete with big players in the international market and they profits going on the low side.

    Though economic forces have been discussed, a closer look reveals there is always a moral force operating behind them i.e. government or people do what they think is right. Huge defense expenditure is an outcome of government’s notion to protect itself from two neighbors in the north i.e. China and Pakistan. It is not a deliberate attempt to keep the sections subjugated but a strategic maneuver of the government to ensure the security of citizens first. Similarly, practices of corruption or in moral arena, the preference for boys is all an outcome that people think that money-making is right i.e. morality has a greater role to play even though the forces may be economic in nature.

    In order to come out of these crisis situations whereby the reason may be economic or moral, the Indian government should adopt the path of sustainable development in spirit so that all communities can benefit from the economic growth of the nation. Adequate safeguards must be put to maintain a fine balance between integration and safety of Indian economy to safeguard India from disrupting forces and to ensure that isolation doesn’t set in. To handle the moral crisis discussed, some proactive steps in the form of value based education must be provided to each and every section of the society. This would ensure harmony in the society and would do away the misconceived notions of people that do more harm than good.

    Thus, it can be said that different forces are operating in different situations. The moral forces find their roots in the failure to understand the utility of their actions in the present day world. Similarly, the economic forces also seem to be an outcome of morality of individuals because they try to take justified steps according to them which may end up resulting disruptive for the society. Reactive and proactive steps to stems such crisis in order to arrest these forces from taking a huge space on India scene should be the way forward.

    • Lubna Sehar

      Excellent essay. Plz view mine and give me your valuable opinion

    • Morals part good, I think u can call dhabolkar, rationalist rather than radical (I think), economic, can supplement with statistics, I think. U have done well to project wat u wanted to project! Nice!

      What dpo you think the essay was asking? Moral and economic crises faced by india or the crises faced by india are economic of moral? Just a doubt! Would like to know what you think!

      • Batman

        Well, I think it is asking the ‘or’ thing but I think you can’t justify unless and until you show both the sides 🙂

        • Though I understood that, I am writing on a different line, will post in a while! If you have time please go through and let me know. In all likelihood, I may be completely wrong, but just wanted to write in a different perspective.

          • Batman

            Will definitely review, Does it matter 😉

            • Turned out to be bakwaas, First time I took 2 hours and the essay sucked!! If you still don’t mind, you can review!! 🙂

    • Aseem

      Nicely written! Especially the way you have provided examples seperately.
      The only improvement you can make in the introduction part where you can provide a layout what the examiner can expect in the coming paras!
      Please review mine and provide your inputs..

      • sankar

        plz rvw mine asseem
        i’ll rvw yours nigt

    • Ash

      There are two Batmans here! Now I’m puzzled!
      Ohhkay anyways! 🙂
      Pleaz review mine, I will review yours in a while! 🙂

      • Batman

        haha.. wo mai he hu jise tum dhund rhe ho 😛 without DP 😀

    • I tell u what, the intro was sooo very apt. It’s good that u tried something different today.

      Just the two cents I have. The para in which u were trying to give form the interconnections isn’t really clear. U can say corruption starts at the ground level (Eg. giving bribe to a traffic policemen) and goes ahead til the corporates =>Tax evasion (unethical) => Loss of revenue => economic crisis.

      The ending was really abrupt. U could have ended with a philosophical touch. Even if u were trying to write it in a conventional method, you could have given a better view. It seemed like a GS conclusion(no offence, I know u write better ones :P)

      Try to end the story u started. It felt like the story didn’t take off. U could also cut short on words to reduce the length of the paras.

      Nice one content wise. But what started well didn’t continue so well coz the flow was Ok for me. The solution and the intro part were the best.

      Thank you!

      • Batman

        Thanks Joker, actually I had already breached the word limit and that’s why the last paras had to be cut short and strangely both of your suggestions are with regard to those last paras 😀
        Will try to cut the length of paras in the upcoming write ups. Thanks Buddy 🙂

      • sankar

        serious aap second time dikh gaye hain to
        plz rvw kar dijiye

    • Vivaan Khanna

      Bhai tmhare dhoke mein me mai dusre Batman ka review kar gaya jisse tmhe request na karne pade…anyways he has also written well and learnt many points from him
      1.Kya u turn mara hai pahle kaha ki kuch b ho sakta hai phr bol diya nahi morality important hai.3rd last para is not justified…missing connection
      2.Conclusion un batman bhai ne b jaldi khatam kar diya tha and then u also did same 😉
      3.use of GS was very apt in whole essay

      • Batman

        hahaha..koi bat ni bhai. Your views are correct. I was also thinking to include the interconnection part in the intro.
        Will review your shortly 🙂

    • Shaktimaan

      u started very well……..then following paras r olso too good………… ur 3rd last para is mixed with so many spices…… utna acha taste ni aaya…………..n ur concl para olso not according to ur standards………..or baaki………….loved ur eassy……………..learn so many things…………..mst baat is ur flow vry lucid and easy to understand………………..thank u:):):)

      • Ash

        Shaktimaan! Review mine! 🙂

      • Bhai Shaktimaan, aapka review kar dia hai kahi to. Dhoke me do baar padh dia tha, dekh lijiyega janaab 😀

        • Shaktimaan

          ji janaab pad liye h hm aapka review…………dhanyabaad…………..haan connection main kami………..inshaallah jaldi improve ho jaye……….. …or haan maine aapka lord shiva and tantra wala blog b pada………………acha tha………..zabrdast fan ho aap……..god bless u……….thank u:):)

          • haha thanx bhai, keep reading the blogs! Boom Shankar!

            • Shaktimaan

              yo!! hr hr mahadev!!

    • sankar

      your intro is the duly reflection of both the issue economical or moral crisis, very suitable intro
      then you have well tried to put example and justified it well
      but a little but cohesive in interconnection between two para
      again, the example of defence expenditure, defending it, i think it can be avoidable
      lastly conclusion is also too good
      nice one, frnds plz rvw mine too

    • Ash

      Hey Batman! 🙂

      1. The story shows how the crisis could be different for two families. –> In your first family, the rich one… neither is he facing financial crisis nor moral…. Its the second family who faces both! Why??

      …….want to pay the dowry as it was against his principles ………… Hope you got my point! Two families have different crisis is not being served here.. for Pradeep there is no crisis in any situation… howeva FFTC here! 🙂

      2. Inclusion of current affairs is good practice but don’t make it a GS manual! …

      Similarly, the absence of certain resources in India like crude oil, natural gas this para an you overdid it with ‘ Yuan depreciation by China has also impacted the Indian markets in an adverse way leading to downfall in stock indices and associated loss to investors.’ To me this looks like Lack Of Content (LOC) .. where you are using GS to pad!

      3. Huge expenditure on defense sector and failure to provide adequate protection to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises have also resulted in siphoning off money —- I see digress! Fine you made your economy point in your last para… why again! LOC!

      In fact as I go forward I feel you shud have used this para to make your point! You can link MSME with poverty …

      4. The moral forces find their roots in the failure to understand the utility of their actions in the present day world. — Didn’t understand! WLTL!

      Not what Batman writes! Raise the bar!
      And yeah! Don’t make it a GS Bulletin! It has become a bland mix veg! Make one vege.. but make it well… becoz too many cooks and too many ingredients spoil the BROTH!
      PLeaz review mine!
      KWAR! 🙂

      • Batman

        Sorry, but today I will contradict:
        1)Even though not a crisis for Pradeep but it is a crisis for India and Ihave mentioned that in the intro that “it is an evil in the society”
        2,3) Lack of content? GS manual? It is not a philosophical essay where I would give some ‘babaji” view especially when I am talking about the economic crisis. Didn’t understand your logic :/
        4)This is rightly pointed by you, should have explained here. I wanted to say that some of the practices like dowry which were given as money for protection to women in the past but now it has become a money-making tool, so should change it accordingly.
        Thanks Ash 🙂

    • Sonia mehra

      Dear batman,
      There was a good flow, you began with a story which aroused curiosity. The following are the areas of potential improvement, which I identified.
      1. The story had tremendous potential which wasn’t realized= You could have added ashok approached bank but the bank manager asked bribe (morally corrupt manager), so he takes funds from money lender at high interest rate (economic exploitation). So this way the story could have been taken forward…. this way moral and economic problem feeds on each other. Creating a vicious circle.
      2. In the second paragraph itself you revealed your stand. This style is not wrong, but it has two inherent flaws (a) now i know what to expect from your para (as now you will only try to justify your stand) this will reduce my interest in reading your essay (b) now you don’t have a conclusion to make or a point to end with (that’s why you had to talk about corrective measures: sustainable development)
      3. Three paragraphs (3rd, 4th and 5th) were dedicated for moral issues containing many examples. For a reader it’s hard to absorb so many examples. So these paragraphs could be shortened and one extra paragraph could be given to story, in which you may raise moral issues.

      Eager to hear from you…

      • black mamba

        sonia could you please review mine too 🙂
        i’ll reciprocate
        Thanks 😀

      • Batman

        ohh.. I thought it is better to provide a direction to the reader but yea your point looks valid to me that curiosity is lost
        Your views about story are correct and I would try to cut short the paras. Thanks Ma’am 🙂

      • Jaya Swatantra

        Hey Sonia if you get time please review mine.. would love to review yours…

    • black mamba

      hey batman,
      1) it would have been nice to bring the story back into the essay again – connecting it across
      2) i felt as if too much information and facts were given in your essay. it connects well, but i feel that essays are not always just about quantity, but also the quality + depth + flow (see used both + and brackets :P) which i think can be improved in your essay.
      3) i loved the concluding bit, i got it now, how to separate the two! so thanks for this 😀

      • Batman

        Thanks Mamba, U r correct about the story part. I thought to use it but didn’t click how to use it 😀
        Rest of the points noted 🙂

    • Aravind Varier

      Dear Batman ,

      I will give a detailed review to your essay .

      1) your introduction was good especially the love story .

      2) from my observation you have mentioned 4 moral issues

      (a) dowry

      (b) discrimination of the dalit

      (c) discrimination of women

      (d) misinterpretation of religion

      i would like to give suggestions on all four issues by taking the 4 moral issues of yours which have a direct impact on the economic front. this can also help us cover the aspect of economic issue as well as showing it in a lighter note compared to the moral issue .( i am still working on that area but will try to experiment with your answer ) .

      1) though Akash was financially weak , he was forced to take further loans for his daughters marriage pushing him into economic crisis which only due to the cheap moral value practiced by pradeep in demanding a dowry .these situations should be an eyeopener for the thousands who would have been pushed to poverty by this immoral practice .

      2) The age old immoral practice of discrimination of dalits is prevalent and its penetration in the abode of higher education have taken its worst form were the dalits are delayed scholarship money thereby pushing them down to the brink of economic security .

      3) Girls are denied education by the patriarchal mindset of the society which make them depended on husbands and family members for their dependence and also this practice have directly denied a large section of female workforce the opportunity to be financially independent that could have contributed to the national income and overall prosperity of the nation .

      4) intolerance to the minorities have been growing in huge proportions which have resulted in the loss of valuable human life in the form of riots and violence which have also played its role in depleting the national exchequer for maintaining a large police force which could have been used for public welfare .

      I have mentioned the above 4 points to chalk out an interrelation between the MORAL CRISIS & the ECONOMIC CRISIS .which i was not successful in my essay 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

      let me go into the other part of your essay .

      the , crude oil , MSME , defence expenditure , china & pakistan problems exist but i personally feel it is not in synchronization with the essay . all the economic issues are valid but the interrelation to a moral aspect should be made .i personally felt you lost your flow of your essay while getting into the details of the economic problems that india is facing .

      is it required to mention the solutions for economic problems ?????? i think that is not required when your stand for moral crisis because you need to mention only the economic arising due to the downfall in moral standards .

      conclusion is good batman

      ALL THE BEST !!!

      • sankar

        arvind bhai……………..thoda mere essay bhi dekh le plz

      • Batman

        Hi Aravind, thanks a lot bhai for putting so much efforts. I have understood now where I missed. I should have given more space to the interrelation between the two rather than to the explicit mentioning of moral and economic. You elaboration has made it easy for me to connect now. Will improve 😀

    • yogi

      Bhai the way u use the GS knowledge and current affairs in ur essay is just brilliant,
      content wise it is good essay,
      u have given a realistic picture of the scenario and the solutions(now i m thinking what i have put in my essay)
      Just one thing i want to suggest:
      u are the champion of content 😀 no second thought about it, just try to add some masala here and there and especially in the conclusion to have lasting impact that u crease by ur content
      sample of masala:- “Expenditure on girl child is generally seen as watering the plant of someone’s other house” 😛


      • Batman

        haha..would have to read some philosophy book now. I know I miss this masala 😀
        and you have written brilliantly yar. otherwise I have to rush through write ups because I know what is going to flow ahead. But yours one kept me engrossed 🙂

    • Isha

      Hi Batman!

      It was a brilliant piece of write up, as I said before for that ‘friends’ essay. Intro was really apt- i should say perfect. and the flow too was good. This time connectivity between ideas was also gud and language was simpler 🙂
      So, overall an improvement from last time.
      Have a look at mine too, if u get time.

    • Shreya

      1. Your stand is unique. The crisis is situation specific.

      2. You could use words like matrilocal and matrilineal in the paragraph relating to women.

      3.”Similarly, the absence of certain resources in India like crude oil, natural gas, coal and others often results in dependency upon other countries and integration of India with the global economy. Crude oil is mostly imported from Middle East countries-one of the most volatile regions of the World. The volatility gives rise to fluctuations in the prices of the resource and the final impact is on Indian government and customers.”

      About the above paragraph i feel differently, the essay asks, is the crisis economic or moral. So if we take the current situation, the oil prices are actually benefitting the Indian economy more than anyone else. Probably this example was not the best to serve the purpose.

      4. Yuan crash’s impact is not only limited to investors, but affects our our export and the larger economy as well.

      The dowry example you gave is very relevant and occurs more often than not in upper middle class families as well.I felt like the spark of the essay diminished towards the end. The points I’ve mentioned are miniscule compared to the thoughts you’ve put in the essay. Keep writing and all the best 🙂

      • Batman

        Thanks a lot Shreya. Through volatility point, I was trying to convey the big picture that even though prices are low today, they may rise in the upcoming years.
        After going through different essays, I realized that being the situation of “or” it would have been better that after giving arguments on economic and moral, an interconnection should have been developed to tilt the balance of essay towards a particular theme i.e. either economic or moral. This has aspect has been left by you and even I haven’t given the due space.
        Noted your suggestions, would try to improve 🙂

        • Shreya

          Yes volatility is justified.
          You know about the interconnection between morality and economic prosperity, i feel otherwise.
          For example, the prosperous state of Haryana has Khap Panchayats and lowest sex ratio in India. The discrimination against girls highlights the alarming status of morality.
          At the same time, a financially modest family could be moral. While a rich family could be engaged in dowry and illegal activities.
          At the same time, yes the economic vacuum and unemployment does pave way for crime.
          So we can’t strictly establish a cause and effect relationship between the moral and the economic crisis. I’d like to quote a rather irrelevant example of the recent Indrani Mukherjee case.

    • Lord Tuktuk

      hey badman!! 😛
      i see what you did in intro, you naught boy!! 😛 like i included my guitar, you almost included somepart of your love life!! 🙂 good intro btw!!
      Good use of dalit student and jalikattu!! now this is how we use GS in a topic!! well done!!
      overall me wo mistakes nhi nikalunga jo mjhe theek nhi lagti kyunki different ppl, different perspective!!! 😛 But this time whatever you wrote, i agree with that! overall liked it bro!!
      But do you think you have justified your conclusion??

      • Batman

        no, the last 3 paras aren’t good. i had breached the word limit. My essay’s length stands at more than 1450 words :/
        Glad that you liked the GS portion cz I read your other reviews, you were kinda not happy with it 😀

        • Lord Tuktuk

          bhai, me tera essay padh k bore nhi hua!! islie mjhe feel nhi hua 1400 words hai!! kabhi kabhi extra GS se mjhse 500 words nhi read kie jate essays me!! and yes, relevant GS ho to fir koi problem nhi but ISRO, sare sateline, agni missile, kavaratti, IDDM, DPP, Hollande aaya chandigarh aaj, hai ye sab thoda irrelevant ho jata hai!! Ab is essay me NREGA daalo to suit karega!! i hope u get me!! 😛

          • Batman

            hahaha..thk h bhai.Samajh gya teri baat 😀

    • Leiter The Leader

      Beinging with story and taking it throughout the essay in somewhere or the other is really good.

    • Sepoy No 1446

      good intro bhai..

      only one suggestion (which would, if you don’t implement ,won’t affect ur final marks in any way)..the two names..Pradeep and Akash..give them some heavy names considering they are fathers..may be Pranchand and Amarchand… 🙂 doesn’t look cool if a facebook using dude (the name implies ) asks for dowry..just what my heart felt..don’t fret over it too much

      coming to essay..ur intro was engaging and relevant to the theme..but its better if u can explain the meaning of the eaasy in intro..since it is open to interpretation..what crisis means…are you going to talk about in favour of moral crisis or economic crisis,,which one is more dominating..comparative analysis..etc..reason I am saying is that one should always give a hint (the structure as we call) in the start and then substantiate those points form various angles..

      ur essay have some marvelous GS concepts which are pertinent to the topic at hand..only suggestion is to work on the structure a bit..with the content u have provided u won’t have to work much.

      • Batman

        Thanks Bhai 🙂
        So this time it is the structure :D, will surely work on it 🙂

  • Aseem

    Please review friends!

    • Batman

      Hi Aseem, I think both sides should have been discussed. You fell short of words. The conclusion gives a completely new picture that crisis is neither economic nor moral but in the preceding paras, you have remain glued to the aspect of morality.
      Easy flow and simple language is your strength!
      Keep Writing and reviewing 🙂

    • sankar

      frnds……………. yors is understandable one
      but one sided as batman thinks we must elaborate on both side and in the suggesstion part we should adopt either a neutral approach or tilting on either of the part with justification
      conclusion should be clear and explicit
      overall goood………………….plz rvw mine frnds tooo

  • BRK

    Please read and critique my essay , friends. This is my first essay on Insights and I am eagerly awaiting your reviews. Thank you for taking the time and effort to read and comment on it. Good day.

  • niti


    With rapid urbanization and spread of cosmopolitan culture, a down trend on our age old culture and customs has been witnessed. Prioritizing our monetary gains over morals and values has led to moral degradation of individuals. Westernization of most of the commodities is inevitable in this era of globalization; however it has led to complete westernization of our thoughts. Educationalists and extraordinaire like Raja Ram Mohan Roy had advocated for
    spread of westernization but keeping our roots intact in our customs and values. They fought for the amalgamation of best of all rather than accepting everything, mindlessly.

    Lack of moral value and apathy towards people make politicians and bureaucrats do unethical harm to the country. Corruption has been so rooted in India that a viciously intricate network of illegal thing covers every nook and corner of the country. Such as prenatal sex determination and many illegal networks associated with it; only political support makes their existence possible. A number of scams has filled the coffers of politicians – 2G scam, CWG, Vaypam, Hawalla transactions Chara scam are recently added in the list.

    Crimes in India are on all time high, moral and value degradation and intolerant behavior make people opt for extreme steps. It is shame for us that our capital is called as rape capital. Safety of women is a big challenge lurking in urban and even rural areas. Prestige and dignity of women shatters every day she found herself out in a public space. Incidences like Dadri lynching, Babri masjid, Godhra massacre questions our moral principle of “unity in diversity” and tolerance for which India has been praised since time immemorial. This vindicates that national challenges like communalism, regionalism are manifestation of moral crises in India.

    This moral erosion has also culminated into environmental problems, we curse our government for not maintaining a clean and flourishing environment but isn’t it an individual’s moral duty to keep his surroundings clean and verdant-
    the environment does not belong to the government alone but to us- the people of India.

    In education sector, value based education has not been emphasized much while focus has always been on generating products stamped with certificates. Teachers identify their role as mere guiding instead of identifying a teacher
    in their students. Recent incidence of youths joining ISIS shows how effectively our education system imparts the moral lessons.

    In Indian culture, a woman has been worshipped in the form of Shakti” (power) as Durga however this belief exists but only during festive seasons. Considering women as inferior sex is the weapon of morally weak person. The attitude towards single women and single mother has not changed much even in higher societies. This shatters our belief that economic development brings gender equality.

    On the other side of the discussion, Indian economy has seen a startling slowdown in recent decade. After LPG reforms of 1991, a spectacular growth was seen. Though in this era of globalization, growth is a matter of change of policies and reforms nationally and global trade internationally, India’s three tier economy has many problems that points to an economic crisis.

    Political instability in the last decade clubbed with global slowdown had affected Indian economy badly.

    After green revolution Indian agriculture has not seen any recent technological innovation. It is marred with regional disparities, environmental consequences and monsoon vagaries, issues of income diversification and farmer
    suicides even in prosperous regions like western UP, Punjab

    Obsolete machinery, inadequate management and organization, unemployment, MNC culture, unsatisfactory policy intervention have stagnated Indian industry sector.

    Budget expenditure on two imperative sectors health (0.5% of GDP) and education (3% of GDP) is very low compared to other nations which may reap inadequate productivity of our demographic dividend. The challenge of the economy will be to strike a balance between exploding population and employment.

    However India suffers lot of impediments on both moral and economic fronts. It is evident that moral crisis gives way to economic crisis. Corruption at grass root level renders even an amazing scheme ineffective due to unethical officers and politicians and prohibits economic up-gradation of beneficiaries which consequently affects economy of the country.

    Japan, a country which has experienced a journey to become a tolerant society and simultaneously an economic power after facing a devastating defeat in World War II, epitomizes the balance between economic growth and keeping the cultural roots alive- cultural values beaconing economic growth.

    Recently World Bank and UNDP have witnessed a 7.5+ annual growth rate for India in near future which eases out our fear on economic crisis. This crisis is more of a moral one. Moral sciences, Ethical education promotion of our culture need to be inculcated in the education system as this is what is inherited by children by their parents. Our age old practices of “Sarv Dharama Shambhava”, “SUL-I KUL”, “Vaisudaiva Kutumbakam “should be taught by teachers
    and parents for their intellectual nourishment.

    • sankar

      your first half is aptly discribed…………………although one para which is relaated to women can be put just below the women part of your discription
      in the economic part i think there should be some more emphasis
      and also conclusion can be better
      overall a good one………………plz rvw mine frnds tooo…………thanks

    • Shreya

      Hi Niti !
      Your essay enumerates diverse examples relating to morality and economy.
      I’d like to differ with you on certain points, like Indian economy experiencing a slowdown in the recent decade. We’ve picked up after the financial crisis of 2008 and lately are growth is quite impressive. Policy paralysis is a thing of the past.
      You’ve mentioned the health sector expenditure and all, quite good.

      I just realized you’ve mentioned the growth in the last paragraph 🙂

      So my final thoughts are that even though your essay is rich in content, it lacks a personal touch. You can make it more interesting by adding a story, or a quote.

      Good Luck 🙂

  • Adi

    Please review

    • santhi kumari

      Balanced essay
      overall good attempt.

    • sankar

      good one essay……………………. i face a little bit problem in reading
      so it will be nice to write a little bold letter
      overall good attempt plz rvw mine frnds too

  • Ash


    India is a nation known for its rich culture and tradition. After independence we also started making a mark in other spheres and since then there has been no looking back. India is hailed as the ‘pharmacy of the world’, service sector as the ‘best in the world’. Not only have we moved to the moon, we have helped other nations launch satellites. We helped nations with rescue operations, infrastructure construction and other crisis management. The word ‘crisis’ reminds me of our own nation. We are helping other’s resolve crisis, so are we free from such situations. To answer this lets move out of these air conditioned service sector offices, ISRO/DRDO labs to a remote village.

    Rampur is a small village where a farmer named Madan resides. He and his wife have a small agricultural land they cultivate on. After harvest Madan goes to the city and sells his produce. Damn! This year there has been no rain and the crops have failed. Madan goes to the local moneylender Keshav who lends him cash at very high rates. Madan in dearth of options takes the loan. Later, when Madan realizes he will not be able to meet the deadline, he goes to Keshav. Keshav asked him to pay else he knew how to extract money. Madan was depressed and went to arrange the money. When he returned home he realized that his wife was not home. His neighbours told him that few goons had abducted his wife.

    Madan goes to the local police station and tried to lodge an FIR. The inspector ensures him of investigation but refuses to write the FIR. Seeing this, a man approached Madan and told him about the nexus between the police and Keshav. Infuriated Madan went to Keshav’s. Keshav told Madan he
    could take his wife the moment he pays the entire amount. Madan insisted on meeting his wife once. When he met his wife, he was stunted to know that Keshav has pushed her into prostitution. Madan flared and grabbed a knife lying close by and killed Keshav.

    There are many such Madans crowding the Indian prisons and eventually with time they become hardcore criminals. This is just one example of how the poor are pushed to take up immoral activities.

    Crises are many in India and in any country in that parlance. Let’s try analyzing what causes these crises. Crimes majorly result in crises. Crimes can be of two types- either to attain material benefits which lead to corruption or to fulfil selfish immaterial desires which often lead to human rights violations. These desires can be anything from love to lust to revenge to power. In quest to achieve these desires or benefits, individuals start creating problems at their own level which snowballs into national crisis
    when all such problems are considered together.

    Let’s take an example here – if companies on individual levels do not pay taxes. The Government as a whole runs out of money that is to be spent as social expenditure. Now wouldn’t such country be dependent on foreign capital? Answer is YES and that is the reason we were among the ‘Fragile
    Five’. But how did we get there? We got there because our companies forgot their moral obligation.

    Our former President Late Dr. Kalam had his family visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan. After his family left he enquired about the expenditure incurred and made sure he paid every penny. On being asked why he did so, he replied, the tax-payer’s money is for the nation not for the nation’s President’s family. Now the question arises how many of our parliamentary representatives realize this obligation.

    Conversely, there have been many cases where politicians were involved in scams but they did not vacate their seats. Do they deserve an ounce of the tax-payer’s money? Definitely no! Had they realized their moral duty they would have left the seat. Moreover if they had morality, they wouldn’t
    have done anything wrong.

    But it’s easy to point fingers at the ‘they’. Let’s take the Vyapam Scam example where politicians, teachers, families all were involved. In the era of a vibrant media, of revolts like Arab Spring it would be incorrect to only hold politicians responsible. There has been a compromise of everyone’s part. No wonder education has become an affair of the rich.

    Giving the discussion a new direction, these examples are pointing towards the stark distinction between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have not’s’. Crises arise when the ‘haves’ forget their duties and act for their personal gains. This applies to all the ‘haves’, even a rapist who has more strength than the poor victim and who forgets ‘With great power comes great responsibility’.

    This ‘power-responsibility’ concept can be traced down to all organizations in our nation. Be it Intelligence, RAW, NDMA, parliament or even a Post office in that context. When the ones who ‘have’ a job realize their responsibility towards their job and people associated with it, organizations
    would never fail.

    Let’s give the discussion a direction towards the ‘have-not’s’, what will a poor boy do with morals when he has a terminally ill mother at home. Here what we need to understand the potential of economic crisis in degrading moral values. Conversely, in case of the ‘haves’, lack of moral values brings in economic crises. The irony is this crisis does not affect their lives. The poor are the ones being hit in every situation.

    Above, we have seen how both the crises are perpetuating each other, may be in different people’s life, but there is perpetuation. Let’s see which out of the two is more rampant and dangerous.

    To trace this let’s go a century back where our leaders supported the freedom struggle on the basis of values. We used values like honestly, sympathy, empathy and so on. Mahatma Gandhi’s stand towards the SCs was a result of these values. We did not launch any mass movement against the British while they were on warring fronts. Though India faced economic crises, we never tried misusing our power against our small neighbours. Conversely, we gifted the world ideologies of peaceful co-existence in form of Panchsheel and Gujral Doctrine.

    These principles despite India’s economic conditions got us world recognition. Today Japan has signed nuclear agreements with India because of this trust. The question arises when we acted so responsibly globally, what happened locally?

    Pre-1947, we fought against a foreign power unitedly because everyone was suffering the subjugation. Post independence, the Government started reforms for equitable distribution of wealth. And what did we do, we showed very less interest in land reforms, Bhoodan movement. We selfishly focused on amassing wealth. This happened because we forgot the fundamental idea of ‘co-existence’. Even when we implemented it nationally, we did not use it locally.

    Had we understood our moral duties then, wealth would have been what it indeed is, an inanimate object which can be earned if opportunities are provided. We complain of powerful nations like US subjugating poor nations but we never look at what we do in our nation. The day we all realize this
    everyone would enjoy their constitutional rights fulfilling their constitutional duties.

    The bottom line remains – crises faced are many – terrorism, environmental, security, caste related, etc. The focus should be on the panacea and the panacea is morality which if addressed and inculcated will solve all other problems.

    I would like to conclude with these beautiful lines from a beautiful track and request all of us to implement this in our lives– “If everyone cared and nobody cried, if everyone loved and nobody lied, if everyone shared and swallowed their pride, then we’d see the day when nobody died!”.

    • Rashmirathi

      your examples are very good, and you have finely balanced both the sides of the issue. the concluding lines leave an impact. however, there is scope to make the introduction better. overall, great writeup. keep writinh..

      please review mine..

    • Batman

      Hi Ash, my views:
      1)Madan’s story was stretched a bit
      3)Economic aspects are not covered well. At most of the places, you have established connection or have talked about morality
      4)Conclusion can be improved 😛
      5)What kind of panacea? Provide direct solutions
      6)in intro “BUT are we free from such situations?’ should be written but overall intro was quite good-I liked it 🙂
      Please review mine too!

      • Ash

        This is the first time Batman is upvoting my essay! Tq!
        You see how closely I watch your upvotes on my answers! 😛

      • Ash

        About the conclusion! You’re either not a music person or you haven’t heard the track! 😛

        • Batman

          I haven’t listened the track but still I can understand English 😛
          What I wanted was that you should express the idea of your essay in conclusion. However, you have provided a solution, a way forwards. Hope you got my point now 😛

    • black mamba

      so your essay displays a lot of knowledge, but the depth rather foundation comes in at the very very end. i suggest that u change that, for the potential in this essay is a lot.
      secondly, the madan story is over stretched. cut it short, don’t give ball by ball commentary on what happened.
      and not a lot, but to some extent, the intro is abrupt. it felt as though m being overwhelmed with information and facts – something that is good for GS answers, but not so much for essay i feel.
      that’s all 🙂
      review mine 😀

    • dumbledore

      hi ash , nicely written , u covered many aspects but in the end it wasnt totally clear to me as to what stand u took. economic or moral or both ? your aim should be to make examiner’s task easy so make things clear in the beginning. some examples were very nice ,but the story was long i think.cut it short and add more examples .

    • Shaktimaan

      let me complete the stanza Rupnzl!!……And I’m singing ..Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I’m alive….Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I’m alive………….haha!!………well buddy…eassy is nice……..starting brilliant but in d middle continuity break kr di……..mtlb……..vuapam–gandhi g—bhoodan movement………..well u wrote very well always n dis tyme too………..dr kalam… it……….bs thode sa management ni kiya u ne………………otherwise u hv present it wonderfully content wise…………thank u:):) mera b review kar do…………..profile check kr lena……qki esy insight main load nahi ho paya……….thank u:):)

      • Ash

        I’m glad somebody has heard such an awesome track! 🙂

        Noted! 🙂
        Reviewing yourz! 🙂

      • Ash

        I’m not able to find your essay oly…. Plus I’m using my phone… Plz cooperate.. Send the link or something no! 🙂

        • Shaktimaan

          Crisis Faced
          in India – Moral or Economic?

          Although the world bank and the IMF alluring toward India’s continues higher growth than other nations for next upcoming years but still we find inequality in income, lower job opportunities and high hunger in our society. Indians always proud to be a part of a land where wonderful thinkers like Buddha and Mahavira born but we still see riots and lynching on name of caste and religion. All these contradictory thoughts led to ask question, is India facing any crises?, if
          yes, then is it MORAL or ECONOMIC? Lets find.

          Disruption of parliament by representative of peoples making governance unstable and
          hampering the growth prospects of their very own people like stoppage of GST bill if passed will lowers the inflation and provide free movement of goods and services within the nation boundary.

          Bureaucratic hindrances, long gestated period for environment Clarence, legislation loopholes and red tapeism discourages the investment and innovation thus effected our infrastructural growth leading to uneven development in different sectors and widening the gap between poor and rich.

          Even our wealthy private institutions hesitate to properly implement the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The magnitude of which they can help to alleviate poverty, starvation and stagnation in employment, if they seriously take CSR, our nation will definitely move ahead with inevitable pace and prosperity.

          Though our banks mainly public sector banks try to penetrate hinterlands via govt. Jan Dhan
          yojana but huge burden of no- frill accounts and non performing assets spoil
          the brilliance of our banking sector plus incapable farmers to pay back loans
          further distressing the rural economy lead to increase in cases of suicides leaving
          the weak and incompetent families behind to beg for better livelihood.

          Failure of govt in building capacity and social security, several reports points out the
          inability of class 5 student to solve the simple mathematical operation of
          class 2 level beaten the dream of universal education, cases of sex selection
          leading to gender inequality that’s too in prosperous states like Punjab & Haryana
          and events of sexual harassments from home to office putting a stress on women
          empowerment, prevalence of decisions taken by khap panchayats even today question
          our democracy, problem of stunting, malnutrition and diarrhoea inquiring the
          level of sanitation. All these challenges threatens the very foundation of our
          economy, locating us a step backward in human development.

          To curse only economy for crises is not totally correct, there is something else too. Are
          we morally and ethically strong to adopt changes? Are we judiciously obey our
          values and teachings from past. Our ancient and medieval history is enough to
          teach us the lesson of tolerance and the concept of athithi devo bhava! From Aryans
          to muslim invaders, this land of bharat tribe, assimilate everyone within
          itself. Although battles were also there but we never fought for caste, creed
          and religion in fact every ruler give respect, honour and consideration to each
          other’s religion and teachings a space to flourish.

          With the advent of colonialism, westernisation of thought starts happen and then they
          divide the very nation on the lines of communalism. Which further broaden the
          gap between different strata of society and hit hard the integrity and

          With passage of time we slowly forgetting our values and humanities in front of monetary
          gains. We tend toward corrupt practices,crime and crooked politics to satisfy
          our very basic needs, honesty and fight for truth start loosening the battle. And
          through various international reports we can easily find our nation very low on
          account of transparency and accountability.

          Malpractices and adulterated businesses pave the way for black-money, money laundering and
          human trafficking. To find loyalty and fairness in market become tough job. Thus
          leading toward leakages and mismanagement of subsidies and other govt schemes, compel
          a poor to live in impoverishment.

          Though we worship goddess Durga for strength, goddess Saraswati for knowledge and
          learning and goddess Laxmi for wealth, But forget to respect mother, wife and
          daughter. Our society neglect the prestige and dignity of women that she want
          as progenitor of life that’s why she harassed and raped. And govt’s failure to come up with stringent laws, punch hard our economy as women force to sit at home rather than to choose
          work outside.

          Even the free environment is badly effect from human greed, today our country badly hit
          by deforestation, harmful gas emission and water pollution. Our unethical
          behaviour toward nature, endangered some species of flora and fauna and extinct
          natural resources like lakes and rivers therefore today we impel to bring
          projects like “namami ganga” and “save tiger”.

          Therefore, to overcome with any kind of hurdle or crises, our nation wants balance of both rooted morality and flourished economy. Both helps to build base for enrich and bloom
          nation and augment the pride, gratification and confidence of the citizens. Though
          we are not that much fail, we still in a point from where we can bring goodness
          and wealth in our morality and economy respectively and take our nation to
          shining height. At the end I want to rephrase the lyrics of song from movie “shikandr-e-ajam”

          “ jahan
          daal daal pe ho sone ki chidiya ka basera , wo bharat desh hai mera. Jahan satya
          , ahimsa or dharm ka pag pag ho dera, wo bharat desh hai mera”

          In laymen
          terms these lines point towards a nation, bharat (India) whose economy blessed
          with gold and morals like truth, non violence and religion. We should proud to
          be an Indian and work towards its prosperity, glorification and dignity.

          • Ash

            Ohkay! This guy has not done any sort of formatting… 😛

            1. Allure …. explain the usage of the word
            2. will lowers = will lower 🙂
            3. that’s too in = that too
            4. judiciously obey our
            values and teachings from past = judiciously obeying our values 🙂
            5. westernisation of thought startED TO happen
            6. start loosening the battle. = losing the battle
            7. You need to seriously work on your English Shaktimaan! Warna gadhbadh gadhbadh ho jayega… Read newspapers properly… Shhlowly shhlowly read… 🙂
            8. you move very fast in here! Example pe example back to back… Don’t do that…
            Develop an idea… Us idea ko back karne k liye use examples… Use 3-4 examples but use them well…
            9. Flow missing hai… Do one thing go to my last essay… Wahan pe you’ll find Sepoy’s
            Comment…. He has explained flow Kaise maintain karte hain.. I used his advice only today…
            10. Conclusion is a crash landing!
            But yeah your line of thought is good… You can develop ideas on that… All the best… You need any help… I’m here! 🙂

            • Shaktimaan

              thaaank u buddy!!……….yes i know my grammar is toooooooooooo poor:(:(:(……..ooh k will c sepoys comment……..n olso strt reading nws papr shlowly………..yeh acha idea h………….hm bahut fast news papr read kartein hain………………..i need to work alooooooot…………..regarding help bs meri aise hi grammar mistaks nikaltein rehna…………………thank u Rupnzl 4 valuable rvw…………:):):)

            • Shaktimaan

              allure mtlb eshara karna

          • Sepoy No 1446

            -Perfect intro

            -sets the tone,quite balanced

            -Examiner will be happy with the “balance” and “control” of your language, I found it quite right orientation to the theme at hand

            -Throughout the essay you have done good analysis..a must for essay..good traits

            -Overall I found it on track and above average.

            btw shikandr-e-ajam kab aayi thi?

            • Shaktimaan

              dhanyabaad dhanyabaad!!…………bhai yeh movie 60s ki h………….wo yeh gaana hr indpndnce day ko school main bajta tha to isliye yaad ho rakha tha to yeha chhaap diya…….:):):)……..thank u bhai:)

          • yogi

            Bhai, good attempt, if u have begun recently 🙂
            my views(:ignore this gyan if u know this already :-P)
            1. intro:- seems very general, try to make this unique like u tried in conclusion, (i find intro and conclusion the toughest part of the essay)
            point is that evaluator will be reading them very carefully and would be looking for something special, and unique.
            2. body: fine, but flow is missing, try to link the paras,
            3. one good thing about ur essay is that u avoided unnecessary GS gyan in the essay, and used that in limited amount,
            4. short paras:- this is your plus point, keep it up!
            5. conclusion:- sone ki chidiya ka basera——- should be “sone ki chidiya karti hein basera” (not a big deal)

            overall it is a good essay,
            keep writing and reviewing , we all will improve:)
            P.S.: plz pardon me if i sounded harsh 😀

            • Shaktimaan

              thank u buddy 4 kind and valuable review…………ys its my 2nd eassy……….han intro n cncl. are very tough to draw…………… time peye gaana bajta tha to likh daala….han line thodi c galat ho gi:P…………..han improve to karna h…………….buddy no pardn shardon…………or isme kuch b harsh ni tha……………appreciate ur review …….thank u:):):)

            • Shaktimaan

              yogi bhaii plz review my easy…………thoda style aapse churaya h………..plz review kar do…..well aapne q ni likha?……..thank u:):)

    • Vivaan Khanna

      1.Intro started well but Madan did some harm…use pronouns instead of Madan each made an irritating reading
      2.Madan goes to the local police station and tried to lodge an FIR=tries to lodge an FIR.

      3.Better structure and diverse examples
      4.Giving the discussion a new direction..examples pointing towards haves and have nots..are u sure they are implying same?..Vyapam scam or teachers..or President..didn’t understand the connection
      5.loved ur crisis supporting each other…nobody did this in the essays i read..however my critique is that u were supporting moral dimension,so could have given more space it..anyways its was justified towards end
      Improved a lot from previous essay,just ur break up of paras become a problem for me..need to train my mind to be ready to face such para divisions too 🙂

      • Jaya Swatantra

        Hello Vivaan please review mine also.. 🙂

    • Shreya

      Such a brilliant start. Loved it.

      “In the era of a vibrant media, of revolts like Arab Spring it would be incorrect to only hold politicians responsible.” This line didn’t click somehow.

      I think you did the morality part very nicely. In the later paragraphs the idea became a little less vivid. You can diversify this just like you did with morality. Example after example.

      But still it was a delight reading it. Really beautiful flow and very well connected paragraphs. Good luck 🙂

      • Ash

        Hey Shreya! 🙂

        I was trying to convey : we can’t blame politicians alone… Era where small nations like Tunisia can revolt for the political wrong… If we Indians are not… That is because we are beneficiaries of corruption! And that’s how the rich are getting richer and education is becoming a domain of the rich! 🙂

        Noted! 🙂
        Thank you so much for reviewing! 🙂

    • yogi

      Simply brilliant! 🙂
      1.crisis management. The word ‘crisis’ reminds me of our own nation.–> smarty girl
      2. flow is very good
      3. u very well conveyed the message thru ur story
      4.” potential of economic crisis in degrading moral values. Conversely, in case of the ‘haves’, lack of moral values brings in economic crises;”–> nice analysis
      5. Concluding lines: this time no landing crash! i m copying that 😛

      • Ash

        Lol! Thank you!
        Basically someone taught me how to write an essay last time so courtesies to him!
        I just followed what he said! 🙂

        • yogi

          that’s why i said last time that u are a true learner, plz name ur teacher i also need his guidence 😀

          • Ash

            Sepoy No. 1446… 🙂

            • yogi

              oh the busy guy! waiting for an encounter with him, but failed every time, u are lucky 😀

              • Ash


                • yogi

                  matlab, i review his write-ups and request him to guide me, but ,most of the time, he does not respond(sorry sepoy bhai if ever read it :-P)

                  • Ash

                    I meant y did you call me busy??

                    • yogi

                      some misunderstanding is going on here, i called sepoy as the busy guy, not you,
                      now i must say sorry to both ash and sepoy,
                      no one busy, is it fine now:-P
                      P.S: aisa hamesha mere saath hi q hota hein:-P

                    • Sepoy No 1446

                      Yogi bhai..u are too cute 🙂

                    • Ash

                      C! ‘HE WHO SHOULD NOT BE NAMED’ read both your comments and he is very angry!
                      He told me he reviewed two of your past answers and look at the ‘ungrateful guy’.. He is very hurt and so m I …. Now you go and resolve with him!
                      I read it wrong so (the busy guy part) .. My Bad!! 🙂

                      P.S. – aisa hamesha mere saath hi q hota hein = simple ‘U DESERVE IT’ 😛 😛

                    • yogi

                      PEACE !

                    • yogi

                      I don’t know what conversation u had with him, but let me put the clear picture,
                      the guy “who should not be named” (though it does not matter after all this has happened), who used the word “ungrateful for a guy” should first check the comments the “ungrateful guy” posted under his answers, and then see how many times he has accepted the requests to review others’ answers,
                      one more thing: he himself has accepted the accusation made by the “ungrateful guy” and the “ungrateful guy” still wondering about the cause of his hurt,
                      best part is the guy(who should not be named) has already realised the “pain he has for those (one of them is the “ungratetful guy) whose answers he is not able to review”
                      to check whether the “ungrateful guy” has tried to resolve the matter, see the comments under your essay,and
                      check the replies of the guy”who should not be named”
                      P.S.: i did not want to put all this here, but, one word left me depressed so i had to come back, one last time, I say “SORRY” (my intention was and is not to hurt anybody’s feelings) : hope this time nobody make another new meaning out of it “

                    • Ash

                      It was a joke by me… He said nothing about you… And I don’t have the habit of doing Yahan se wahan…
                      I don’t know what you’ve written here… But I want to removed ASAP…
                      And c when you use :-Ps in your comments… You actually in a way give saamne wala the right to joke too… At least this is what I follow…

                      He works… He doesn’t find time… There are times he doesn’t reply to my comments too… I understand because it gets hectic for him! And all of us should… 🙂

                      I don’t know what you understood… Probably it’s my fault I shouldn’t have joked around… So I’m sorry!

                      He’s a nice guy and so are you… It’s my stupid joke which crapped things so plz remove this comment of yours!
                      Gunnyt! 🙂

              • Sepoy No 1446

                Sorry bhai..I did read your comment 🙂 ..will surely review urs someday..just don’t wanna do it for sake of doing it.

                I truly feel sorry for those who request to me and I am not able to review their answers..and specially for those who review my answers and and i am not able to do it for them…sometimes just feel like don’t post the answers,people will think I am selfish or too arrogant..thats why i don’t feel myself eligible to ask for a can’t be one way n.

                If you write something and you really need reviews when on one is doing it for you,,you ping me..i can’t promise but i will try to review..

                for rest of the answers Insights community is too large..u will certainly get reviewed by someone.

                • yogi

                  baat kha se kha pohch gayi, did not expect u will come across the chugli i had about u 😛
                  bhai, i know u are working guy, so must be having paucity of time, sorry again if i hurt your feelings
                  in 99% of cases i ask for a review form anyone only after reviewing his/her answr, some replies some don’t and i have become habitual to it in past 3 months,
                  par kabhi kabhi bura feel ho jaat jab ek bhi review nahi milta,
                  everything chill now 😀
                  P.S.:-thank god u took took my chugli positively 🙂

    • Lord Tuktuk

      Ash! before i start let me tell you one thing!! examiner as far as i think, is not interested in GS which we keep including in our essays!! every aspirant knows GS, everybody writes it in their essays!! why most aspirants get average marks? why some Aspirants get high? because their essays are different. they dont include what all others are including!! They just keep the examiner interested in their essay!! examiner ko GS nhi, bus satisfaction chahie! too much GS bores him! (personal views)
      Intro is completely this week’s CA revision!! thanks 😐
      reading further, i just want to write what i wrote in starting!!! ” examiner as far as i think, is not interested in GS which we keep including in our essays!! every aspirant knows GS, everybody writes it in their essays!! why most aspirants get average marks? why some Aspirants get high? because their essays are different. they dont include what all others are including!! They just keep the examiner interested in their essay!! examiner ko GS nhi, bus satisfaction chahie! too much GS bores him! (personal views) ”

      beech me connectivity is good and your connection with GS points are also nice spcially kalam saab, panchsheel and gujral doctrine! what i feel ki you have focused much on morality in this essay and have justified it! but i didnt get much content of economic part!! usko you can aur acha elaborate kar skte the!! overall, even though i dont like much GS in essays, still your essay was good and can be improved more by including thoda sa economic aspect!! Good Ash!! i would suggest you ki sometime try writing by including less GS and see how much comfortable are you are!! experiment soch lio!! Kyunki i’ve always seen too much issues in your essays!!
      I’m sorry if you find me wrong above and do not agree to any point!! But i just say what i feel!! thankyou!! KWAR 🙂

      • Ash

        And see when you say what you feel you don’t apologize!
        I have told you so many times before …. And if you repeat it again… I’m gonna fight with you… So you better stop! 🙂

        Agree! Actually this I’d exactly I told someone today! In fact I toned down my GS part today! I guess Aur tone down is needed!

        You write me reviews.. I’ll pick what I need… You don’t decide and say sorry 😛

        Thank you so much for reviewing! 🙂

        • Lord Tuktuk

          haha!! no problem!! 😛 KWAR!!

      • yogi

        tuktuk bhai, aa hi gayo ho to review kardo bhai, ek experiment kiya hein , coming to yours..:)

        • Lord Tuktuk

          bus bhai batman k baad tere essay par ata hu!! 😀

    • Sushmit Adigon

      1) “India is hailed as the ‘pharmacy of the world’, service sector as the ‘best in the world”—giive facts!!! Second fastest growing service sector in last decade(Economic Survey)

      2) Intro is an issue ,historical perspective is fine ,but talk of crisis—–look for economic survey chapters

      Monetary policy,Fiscal policy,agri , industries, service sector, Human development nd climate change

      3)story wasnot needed ,as in this essay you could easily showcase your knowledge of GS

      3) s produce. Damn! This ye——avoid using thses words

      4) Gandhi example is gud

      5) Conclusion is alright

      6) All along flow was totally missing

      What i think of this essay
      You should have contrasted economics with ethics.
      Ethics ,you can fetch if from GS 4—integrity,corruption ,red tapism ,technology(Aadhar –subsidy)
      Human aspect—family (working mother, patriarchy,juveniles ,senior citizens ,surrogacy etc)
      Environment –moral duty v/s economics

      I feel this is an easy essay topic ,you could have written much better.

      • Ash

        Ohkay! Three very critical reviews today! Thank you! 🙂

        I’ll work on what you’ve pointed out… And thank you for coming here today! 🙂

    • Aravind Varier

      ASH I would like to tell you an important principle that you should keep in mind while writing either an essay or an Answer .

      1) You have bombarded your essay with too many examples . I personally found it difficult to interpret that with the question .

      2) try to understand the statement OR a question clearly before attempting it .

      3) avoid using casual words in your answers that you would be using in various social platforms while chatting with friends . ( this is very important , As a professor myself in my professional life , i always tell this to my students ) .

      4) try to use the examples that you see daily in your life and proceed depending upon the needs to higher levels .

      5) As i am reviewing your ethics answers from the past 1 week , i did observe that you are unable to form sentences properly and link them to one another . But, i could feel from your answers that , you are striving hard and pushing the limits to excel but struggling to get the right note .

      Some of my simple suggestions for you to improve answer writing :

      I hope you read ” THE HINDU ” newspaper daily . take any article from it which has a social issue in it . I will give you a list of Social Issues that is prevailing in India that you can look out .

      1) Women empowerment & atrocities against them.
      2) child empowerment & their problems
      3) problems faced senior citizens
      4) problems faced by disabled/ differently abled
      5) issues of youth OR youth empowerment .
      6) problems of Education & literacy in India
      7) food security problems ( price rise , PDS , even food wastage come under this section )
      8) Health Issues ( communicable & non communicable diseases )
      9) Urban agglomeration ( slum problems , public transport problem , housing & water problem)
      10) Problems faced by minorities ( SCs, STs, & OBCs)
      11) problems faced by regional & linguistic minorities ( madrassi & anti bihar protest in maharastra , north east minority issue come under this )
      12) problems of superstition ( black magic , witchcraft , comes under this )
      13) poverty & unemployment ( labour issues , agrarian crisis can be included in this section )
      14) Human rights violation in India

      whenever you read an article, look for these keywords on the section on which the article is written , once you identify the issue, how to approach that question is given below :

      A) what is the problem
      B) what are the causes
      C) how to solve the problem ( civil servants are expected to find solutions to the issues )
      I will give you a priority list that will help you to frame your answers while writing the solution to any issue ( ********this is very very important ******** )

      (i) constitutional provisions available as a solution for a problem ( look for articles that is related to the protection of minorities e.t,c )
      (ii) rules , laws & regulations that is available for the problem ( the acts passed by parliament & state legislatures come under this )
      (iii) Welfare schemes available for the issue ( Integrated child development scheme for child empowerment e.t.c ) i believe there are 66 centrally sponsored schemes .
      (iv) International rules & days for a problem ( example UN conventions available for the aforesaid issues )
      (v) commissions available to the redress the grievances arising out of any issue .
      (vi) awareness among the masses regarding the solutions that is available for an issue .
      (vii) any innovative OR practical solution that you can provide from your side for the issue .

      Try writing this in a small book for a week & you could see the improvement for yourself .This will help you while attempting questions from GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 1, 2 & 3 .

      In General studies paper 4 , try to read the question carefully , like dividing it into parts as you must have seen for the reviews related to paper 4 , then put simple examples that you see in daily life . look for things that have a SENTIMENTAL VALUE ,

      example : if you walk out your house and move around the streets , you can observe various problems our Indian masses face .

      i will give you some examples that i see while coming out of the house and moving around the streets .
      1) beggars asking for alms .
      2) garbage lying on the streets , dogs moving around it
      3) a child polishing the shoes for money .
      4) a painter with one hand painting a huge advertisement board .
      5) a boy trying to sell some eateries by carrying it in his arms and moving around.

      All these examples will help you while writing answers related to ethics , because a civil servant should have compassion to the weaker sections . if you improve your writing skills , you could play with ideas in the exam appropriately.

      With respect to ESSAY WRITING .

      Make sure you have an excellent introduction & a conclusion which should be in line with the question. TRY not using examples in introduction and conclusion as far as possible .
      Try to use 2 to 3 examples were you could relate one another to maintain the flow and express your ideas through the same .

      make sure you use generalized examples rather than picking OUT from the current events that is taking place . this is to avoid giving the essay a general studies effect.

      you can also add ethical examples to give a human touch .

      Finally , i would like to say 3 words


      you will surely achieve your goal ****** IAS *******.

      ALL THE BEST !!!

      • Ash

        My God! What a review.. So you’re a professor! 🙂

        This is going to my notes… I’ll read this write up every day… So get more clarity…
        You’re a very good reviewer and c that’s y I ask you to review… Thank you so much! 🙂

        I have to read yours today… From your essay also I’ll get to learn a lot! 🙂

        • Aravind Varier

          Yes !!! I am a Professor in the Engineering stream and an IAS Aspirant too 🙂

          The whole General Studies paper can be divided into various segments :

          1) SOCIAL ISSUES ( Already discussed in detail with 15 various issues that India is plagued with and the approach to be followed while writing answer on the same )

          2) NATIONAL POLITICAL ISSUES ( covers general studies paper 2 )

          3) INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ISSUES ( this is also covered in general studies paper 2 )

          4) ECONOMIC ISSUES ( this is covered in general studies paper 1 & General studies paper 3 )

          5) ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ( this part is covered in general studies paper 3 )

          6) SECURITY ISSUES ( this part is covered in general studies paper 3 ) the 5 different security challenges that India faces .

          7) ETHICAL ISSUES ( this part is covered in general studies paper 4 )

          From my intense research on the Syllabus of all the 4 General Studies paper , i have come to the conclusion that , If any candidate is able to chalk out the strategy for the aforesaid 7 ISSUES mentioned above , it would be simple to put down points in the answer sheet in a systematic and structured way .

          ALL THE BEST !!!

    • Sepoy No 1446

      “Crises are many in India and in any country in that parlance”

      Must be ur intro…wasted so much of words

      A general observation about the essay was, structure less…. Biggest disaster….bad intro….try to make it to the point giving orientation in one or two Paras.

      Too much GS without any pattern or structure… What does that show??? Ur thoughts are random…

      What u should have done…

      Define what u menat by crisis here…which one do you think is more problematic… Analyze both…. Find correlation and then give your views… Essay is about analysis and you taking a stand…don’t bore examiner with your massive GS knowledge which is not relevant… I have seen this problem with many of highly up voted essays here…I don’t normally read ( and don’t normally ask for review hence) other essays to see what was their in those essays which make people applaud it so much…believe 90% of times I just feel that they are so overrated but I don’t comment…

      Urs one I have been reviewing for a time…I will stick with again two three suggestion:

      Find a structure
      Write a good, concise and “thematic” intro
      Do analysis
      And then take a stand


      And bahut sarra smilies 😛 in case you are crying. : )

      Keep writing. 🙂

      • Ash

        I’ll get be to you on this! Need to disturb! I read three very critical reviews including yours in a row!!!

        I’m all heart broken and mind broken too… When I’m alright I’ll Get back! 🙂

      • Ash

        See I’m so shattered I’m writing shit! I meant need to discuss! 🙂

      • Ash

        How to find a structure? I’m tired of structure… how dew structure… ??
        Reply when you find time! :)))

  • Prashasti Srivastava

    They say you truly win a war when you win your opponent’s respect. Mahatama Gandhi’s statue in London’s Parliament Square stands tall as a testament to that & the dignity with which India won its freedom. We have spent all our lives listening & reading about the great men & women of India who’ve adorned this country at different times in its glorious past. In the country of Ashoka, Akbar, Budhha, Nehru, Shastri, Vivekanand- today, the ideas are in conflict & life in chaos.

    As we claim to be the superpower-in-waiting or hope to convert our massive population into a ‘demographic dividend’, we can not afford to turn a blind eye to crises our nation is battling with everyday. The fact that corruption has become a norm rather than an exception is enough to establish that we are in the midst of a moral crisis. To add to that, frequent spurts of communalism & cultural extremism that even leads to violence present a stark contrast to the idea of tolerance & ‘sarva-dharma-sambhav’ that we have been brought up with. There appears a general lack of acceptance for someone else’s views or choices- their way of eating, dressing, articulating or living. Though it is true that a better part of these negative trends are politically motivated at times but that they get public recognition and acceptance is indicative of moral downfall.

    Lack of trusteeship in people in general & public representatives in particular is apparent. Young girls who should be in school are rearing children, dowry is socially accepted as the groom’s right & the bride’s obligation & women in the most cosmopolitan cities are not safe past sunset. Increasing parochialism, caste & community consciousness & inclination to extremist ideas are simmering in the backdrop of growth & modernization because a young muslim is planning to join ISIS and a dalit student commits suicide, tired of discrimination in our country.

    However grave, these problems may appear superficial & somewhat elitist to a poor farmer from Kalahandi who is struggling to feed his children. The fact that about a third of our population lives in abject poverty is no secret. It is deplorable that lives of so many of our countrymen have remained a day-to-day, meal-to-meal struggle. The health, education & social security infrastructure of our country is by no means comparable to the best of the nations. Since for many life still means ‘survival’, pondering over ‘quality of life’ or ‘avenues of personal growth’ is of little meaning.

    Statistics & global indices reflect that India is not faring too well in ‘Economics’ while the moral crisis is for all of us to see. The difference is that while economics is to a large extent also affected by factors we can not easily control like global financial scenario, resource scarcity, huge population, etc. Moral crisis is solely our responsibility as a society & as individuals.

    Morality purports which human action is right or wrong. Economics assesses the causes & consequences of human actions. Evidently, human action is the common denominator. Both are two parts of an inseparable thought. One can not be very sure if good economics reinforces morality. Britain, the economics superpower of 19th century, was not known for fairness & humanity in its colonies. Resurgence of Nazi Germany is also the darkest periods oh human morality. But there is greater surety in the proposition that morality reinforces economics. From this thought, economist E P Thompson derives the term ‘moral economy’- which denotes a ‘just economy’ that is fair to all to the extent of basic human dignity (as inequalities are inevitable).

    This view makes for a better understanding of India’s problems & helps us understand that the moral crisis we face today is the greater of the two evils. Our constitution stands on the foundation of ‘democratic socialism’ which is a derivative of moral economics. It envisaged to solve economic problems of a newly independent India keeping in mind the strong moral values of the nation. It promises of socio-economic justice through liberty, equality & fraternity.

    On a more practical note, imagine an India without riots, corruption & black-money. Won’t the resources be more equitably distributed? Imagine an India with more tolerance & compassion. Won’t the minorities be safer, the elderly better looked after & the differently-abled more accommodated in the society? If the public representatives & government servants work with greater integrity, the problems of poverty, health & education will be much better. If the citizens realize their responsibilities towards preserving national property & resources, say no to skirting around the rules & diligently pay taxes both moral & economic will become solvable. ‘Only if each one of us did what we are supposed to do’.

    It is that simple. Morality solely consists of the courage of making the right choices. We can’t solve problems with the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. The crises at least has one advantage – it makes us think.

  • Crisis is as ubiquitous as situation. Every individual, society, nation had or have been facing crises; social, economic, political and even existential. When faced with a crisis, we tend to adapt to those situations. Life as it exists today is an outcome of adaptation to the climatic and other crises. World at large today faces a number of crises; moral, democratic, economic among others. Crises are a result of individual and many related/unrelated events or actions. While there are events which cannot be controlled by human beings, we have developed a set of norms, institutions to avoid crises, wherever we can.

    Is india going through a crisis?

    Ever since the arrival of foreign rulers, india has been going through a crisis of one kind or the other. The crises have only worsened and became a norm during the British rule. We fought the longest war ever to come out of that crisis. We built a nation providing the citizens political, social and economic rights. The fruits of which can be seen in the poverty levels coming down to 22%, the GER at primary school level reaching 98%, the political participation toughing highs of about 70%, women participation in the local bodies nearing 50%, India becoming the third largest economy (in PPP terms).

    While the journey has been incredible, india is still facing a number of challenges on every front. The rural populace still living on minimum means, india being ranked 135 in the HDI, increasing inequalities, the policy inaction during the last few years, the parliament which has failed to represent, deliberate and legislate, economic growth falling down to 5%; all these indeed reflect a situation of crisis.

    The crisis in india is moral?

    Morals guide the actions of individuals and the governments. Every crisis has a moral roo it. The constitution being the highest moral authority, which can only be breached with impunity, every individual and institution has it’s own set of morals. While certain immoral acts may have little or no impact on the country or others. Few of these may have immense and irreversible impact on the society. Such immoral acts would eventually result in a crisis.

    Corruption, which is immoral along with being illegal is the biggest cause of the crisis the country is facing today. The money used to fund elections, is immoral at both the political level and the individual level. This causes democratic crisis as it threatens free and fair elections. The legislators so elected often make policies that favour the rich and industrialists, causing economic crisis. They divert public resources to benefit a few. The 2g and the colgate scheme are believed to have caused a loss of more than 2 lakh crores, which is way above the poverty gap in India that is estimated to be as 55,000 crore by the PC. This act of moral crisis has also caused political crisis, where the legitimacy of the ruling party was questioned and no business was conducted after this episode.

    Is the crisis economic?

    From the period of famine deaths to the ship to mouth era, india has become a 2 trillion economy. Economy is the lifeline of any nation.The growth rates have been the highest till recently, has come down in the recent times. The slowdown in the economy in the recent times has had it’s impact on every aspect. The slowdown has increased the unemployment, yet increased inflation; increased costs of commodities, yet reduced procurement of farm produce; lower savings and domestic investments yet increased efforts to attract foreign investment; increased tax breaks yet no definitive tax policy.

    All these have affected the growth rates and the prospects of higher social investments in India. These if were to prolong over a period of time can have a significant impact on thepolity and the economy as a whole.

    Moral andeconomic crises are often interconnected.The emergency was in a way a result of the economic crisis of inflation, oil shock and unemployment along with the immoral acts of the then government. If these continue, it may not be exaggerating to say it may result in another emergency, the darkest spot on our democracy. However, it is to avoid such situations that we have set up institutions.

    Is this the failure of the institutions that has caused the crises?

    We have a judiciary, that is inefficient, though independent and powerful; the law and order and the CVC and the CBi which are often captured by the governments, the regulators often headed by generalists, the political system that has lost the values. The checks and balances that are to be maintained in a democracy have been failing, this is the major reason for the crisis that India is facing today.

    The supreme court, the CVC and the CBI, and the law enforcement agencies, have failed often. This has led to a situation where morals have taken the back seat. The accusations on the SC judges and highest offices of CBi are even more worrisome. These will result in moral, economic and political crisis. The regulators are to play a vital role in market economies. The Indian regulators, though have been doing a fairly good job, they be not been independent enough. The CAG, which is touted to be the most important body, has often tried to overreach, causing panic among the investors.

    A crisis is a concomitant effect of crises in various spheres, not a result of one or two factors alone. Crisis in india is moral, economic, political and even social. Crisis is as inevitable as change. India has passed come over crises that were more severe than it is facing today. We also have a number of institutions in place, to set things right. It is important for us to ensure the right functioning of these institutions to come out of any crisis.

    India is set to be a superpower, any crisis is only a hurdle, not an obstacle.

    • Batman

      Hi Krushi, my views:
      1)I think you fell short of dimensions. In case of morality, you have focused only on the issue of corruption
      2)The failure of institutions could have been accommodated in the ‘morality’ part because an explicit mention for this particular essay doesn’t make much sense to me
      3)the interconnection can be given more space. Further, I believe that because you have used questions in your essay, it would be better if you can give a question for this ‘interconnection’ para
      4)Your intro and conclusion ends on the same note but what I feel is that there is a pessimism e.g. crisis is inevitable, crisis is ubiquitous
      5)When you provide a problem, provide relevant solutions too
      Overall, not as bad as you expressed it but looking at your previous write ups, I can say that you can write much better 🙂

  • Profoundis

    I think these two terms were inseparable and they were like two sides of the same
    coin where if u chooses one u would loose the other and vice-versa. Economic crisis,
    which is the tangible and could be seen with the livelihood and the performance

    Moral crisis, which is an intangible thing, is highly subjective and could be seen
    only after the action, which comes out of that crisis; mostly it is the
    economic crisis, which creates the moral crises, which ultimately havocs the
    social fabric of any society. So we can say that the moral crisis will depends
    on the economic crisis, if we concentrate on the former the latter would
    follows anyway all we need is timely intervention with suitable measure to
    inculcate if there is any deviation.

    Early after independence we were in deep crisis of all kinds social, economic and
    political but the priority of our founding fathers was political crisis which they
    thought could perhaps get rid of social and economic to some extant on the
    pretext of we ourselves ruling to settle that continuum which was seeded by the
    colonial power merely by means of power (political) and resources. Perhaps the
    very political power for which our forefathers fought for puts us in a
    defending position despite any odds. In choosing of what economy, what type of
    govt suits India? Their presumption comes out well .To go ahead with the mixed
    economy was a brilliant idea taken by our then prime minister else India would
    have wronged in all spheres by taking the plight of then India into account,
    where majority were in dire poverty, illiteracy, unemployment.

    With mixed economy we done subtle results in fields like education, irrigation,
    public distribution system and in energy sector as well. By taking its sheer
    size and the vast population into account the state need lot of resources to
    afford further where there is almost zero tax to gdp ratio by taking the
    poverty and the agrarian nature into account. So the certain crisis is economic
    for which the state has no alternative to revive.

    Meanwhile, the cold war era seems almost comes to an end with the disintegration of the
    Ussr. Where it was realized that the state cant play a maximum role in economy,
    which some of other socialist counties also realized only after the withdral of
    ussr its aid. So this is the time when india is facing its balance of payments
    crisis where import bill is exceeding the export bill which could destabilize
    the economy altogether.

    Then IMF comes to our rescue for shorter on the precondition that we would take the
    path of economic reforms. So all together the circumstances forced us to go for
    the economic reforms as widely knows as liberalization, privatization and

    That was the time which could seen as the revival of our economy in all fronts where
    the state getting more resources by leaving max room for private players with
    some margin and the economy started growing in small scale. But that doesn’t
    helped as much as we thought since the large part of our sectors are
    unorganized which widened the crisis. This is with the structural problems in
    our system which couldn’t be addressed by the political class due to the
    coalition govt.

    The fruits of economic reforms are still ripening mostly by the private players with
    the nexus of politicians and with the media where the common man have no say
    but to his avail, which we can see by the scams like 2g and coal blocks. To
    address all this we need trasperancy in the allocations of any type and must be
    put in public domain.

    The lack of foresight in our policy makers sometimes makes us vulnerable with
    millions of graduates are coming into the market where there isn’t enough jobs
    available . this leads to underemployment, social crimes out of irritation and
    anger and these would be the best to lure by the anti social for the sake of

    In india most of the things are in either extremes like rich,poor,

    education,nutrition,healthcare,employment etc means have’s getting more and
    have not’s getting less rather it would be otherway round to ensure
    equilibrium. Then the society would be less unequal where inequality exists
    anyway in any society.

    Even though, we have large scale poverty who cant even afford a single meal a day ,
    destitutes and orphans etc. at present
    large part of our population are economically manageable. All we need is
    targeted development. Bcz in this unequal society u cant have uniform schemes,
    better differentiate everything based on economic status which would yield
    better results as like the cancellation of LPG subsidy to people who have more
    than 10 lakhs annual income .

    The crisis of economic is mostly structural in nature in india where the rampant
    corruption, black marketing by holding artificial demand which lead to
    inflation , unorganized sectors like small scale industries and agriculture .
    bcz in organized mostly accountable and profitable unike in unorganized where
    producer would be on the receiving end consumer would be the loosing end while
    the middle men sucks the both which effects the consumer more and puts him into
    poverty than the producer who always in profits.

    Alltogether in india we had economic crisis but now we are having I would say
    structural economic crisis. And if we address this structural economic crisis
    we would be on the path of development as Amartya sen aspired of, unlike the
    growth path for which we are thumping our chests by seeing our growth rate.

    To address these changes we need political will, who are reluctant to do unless
    there is shortage of their vote bank in this first past the post system else
    they would turn a blind eye to any of this kind and the same goes on.

    So the onus is on the civil society and the ngo’ to make them act if it in urgent
    nedd bcz there wont be any electoral reforms if we want elect the one’s who
    would act as we wish to, which they themselves have to pass.

    In a society everything in interlinked with one or the other so everything is like
    a chain reaction same as the case with economic crisis and the moral crisis. The
    more the economic crisis the more moral crisis and vice-versa.

    Moral crisis arises when the rationality sidelined, when self esteem is low , when
    compulsion is the only way for survival , when the superstitions are hiding in
    our head Etc even if we get rid all this there would be new forms of moral
    crisis arises with the advancement of civilization there would never be a MORAL
    ZERO state. All we need to do is to minimize as much as possible with the
    available tools in our hand .

    We cant force the morality in ether way so the only option is to manage in our
    best possible way.

    Economic crisis is like rights, moral crisis is like duties . if we fulfill the rights
    then one eventually obliged to duties In no time, sometimes even out of guilt.
    I think that is the best way to address moral crisis.

  • manda chaitanya

    India is now witnessing a phase of rapid development in terms of GDP. Macro economic stability is good except with few problems like rise in NPS’s(Non performing assets) , fall in export levels etc. However these are expected to normalize as economy progresses . But the stark rise in economic inequalities , i.e., poor inclusive development is what concerns everybody . Thus economy in terms of social development seems to be in crisis . While with regards to morality, we are noticing increasing levels of intolerance’s asserting in form of hurting a group interests, increased discrimination , communal environment in certain pats of country etc . These suggests both economy and morals are to be repaired for a sustainable development . In this essay we shall see , what needs more attention , the interlinkage between the two and the way ahead.

    In economy , as a nation , we are mostly concerned with , providing means of livelihood for all its people and improving their living conditions . On both the fronts , our country seems to be failing . Our country is now primarily service oriented economy , in terms of its contribution to GDP . Though it’s productivity is high , it is not able to generate enough jobs to satisfy the growing youth and population . With majority of population still depending on agriculture , we are witnessing unseasonal rainfall,rainfall shortage , commodity price fluctuation , poor market’s which are mostly controlled by Govt , land fragmentation , etc. These are leading to rising suicides .Thus agriculture seems unviable increasingly and there is a need to produce more livelihood chances . Govt is trying its best to increase its livelihood , but more needs to be done. On the other hand in terms of social provisions , GOvt has been allocating less than one percent of GDP ,which is insufficient. This is further leading to increased expenditure of poor households on health ,thus reducing their purchasing power. India has less than 10% of skilled population . This would undermine demographic dividend and would infact lead to demographic burden . With growing population, it will require more food production to feed mouths , while agriculture is unviable, productivity decreasing , the path chosen to control population is also unsustainable. This shows a grim picture on economy and its sustainability . This is triggering left wing exteemism , increased crime rate, theft etc.

    Govt has been unable to subject the rich willful defaulters to law , many scams are going unnoticed, CBI has been working as an arm of established Govt , huge corruption in election etc is leading to erosion of trust on Govt . This questions the morality of Govt . The economic policies of Govt lacks humane approach . Implementation of programs lack accountability mechanism , thus increasing chances of corruption .Bureaucratic-political-criminal nexus . There is a rising inequalities in income , rich are always in pursuits of ways to evade taxation . Taxation laws like DTAA, collection around 14%of GDP etc is seeming like a regressive taxation regime . These all question both morality and economy , having impact on both .These all start from the question of morality crisis, noticed in form of economic crisis.

    Further the education pursued in India lacks strong social moral teachings . These are resulting in prevalence of discrimination in even some of the prestigious educational institutions like AIIMS, IIT’s , where the talented lower caste students are being harassed leading to suicides .This is the reason why we are unable to curb discrimination even though there are strict laws . Rational questioning of blind religious beliefs is threatened as provoking groups sentiment , in some cases the intellectuals are being killed . This is questioning the democratic spirit which involves tolerance of opposite views. Communalizing environment , whenever opportunity presents itself for political gains . This is in a way called rising intolerance in the country . However it is also to be remembered that only few of the people use these moral crisis to serve their self interests and threaten public order. But majority of population is carrying the prejudices inherited to them though socialization ,which are hidden . These even though are questioned in their studies quite a few times are not easily forgotten ,as they are deeply imposed in the minds .

    One thing should be remembered that ,we are what we have become through our experiences in societal life. We come from the society. Though perception of society changes from perception to perception , relative difference is less. The poor people, though taught with good education , mostly fail because of the environment they live in . These people to the most , do not hesitate to involve in corruption due to the lack of morality and the abject poverty they have experienced since their childhood. However it might not be the case for almost all . In USA , Govt in 1970’s tried to reduce poverty by improving the education levels, but failed . Thus poor need to be fed first , later the other’s . This shows the example of poverty leading to lack of morality .

    While this is acceptable in case of poor to some extent , then what about the rest of population . Corruption seems to become an acceptable thing in our country. Thus bureaucrats stretching their hands for corruption is seen as a character trait . Whereas in Scandinavian countries , public strictly condemns the corrupt , thus they have almost zero levels of corruption . Our economic development is based on capitalistic model , whose prosperity depends on enmassing wealth by capitalists . The values of economy are competition, self-achievement leading to greed and hostility instead of cooperation . This is why America though rich have very high crime rates ,due to the greed of corporate companies who go to any extent to earn profits . So the materialistic environment lacking morals is driving immoral people to join politics, just to abuse the power to earn money resorting to corruption . These corruptions are degrading both economy and morality further .

    Thus we have seen how one is finding expression in form of other . Both have the potential of destabilising society . However morality has the potentiality to reduce both. Morality is what makes us humans . Morality teaches us what is happiness and advocates as one which is not found in pursuance of material ,but in pursuance of promotion of humanity . The major economic problem is impending doom of climate change catestrophy , which can only be solved by morality which teaches us to be cooperative , limiting our greed of infinite wealth generation and promotes sustainable development. Morality leads us to pursue development policies with humane face. Morality condemns discrimination and intolerance’s and promotes harmony . That is why morality is the only tool to solve both problems . Morality shall prevail .

  • Isha

    He was not coward; neither was he timid. But if there was a machine to measure the mental pressure he had been facing, it would have shown how much distressed he was to take such a step. Saying him coward is like shrugging off our own responsibility or covering our very own contribution in his murder. Yes! It was a murder- a murder done by our own society. Rohit Vemulla’ suicide note stripped the bare reality of our mentality. For the sake of bragging, we often say that we are living in 21st century. But the recent incidence has clearly brought forth the huge moral crisis India is facing, the route cause for which is deliberately ignored.

    That said, the student was not alone in his struggle. The reality is many among the socially disadvantaged groups are fighting with this situation daily. Their life is like a war in itself. They are struggling to get even the basic necessities- like education, food, water, religious freedom, and what not. Though our constitution has numerous provisions to ensure the same but the ground reality does not needs explicit mention. Due to our own mentality and the weak implementation of the said provisions, we are forced to continue the reservation system even after 7 decades of the freedom. And even that too isn’t obviously successful in transforming the attitude of the masses. The culture’s rigid caste system remains engrained in huge swaths of the country— for instance, scores of young people have been killed in one conservative northern state for marrying outside their caste—reflecting a deficit of social mobility.

    Besides, there are numerous other issues. Many recent surveys have pointed out the Low female Labour Participation rates for women. It is quite low for around 25% and is itself questioning the reasons for so many missing women in the Indian workforce. Well, the reasons are hidden somewhere between us only. There are numerous social constraints, infrastructural deficit, and inadequate financial inclusion of this weaker section of out society. But, in my opinion, the greater share is taken over by the social constraints. Ask a women and she will tell you that she would be ready to ignore any other difficulty in her way if she manages to have the moral support of her family, her society. Not a day passes by when we do not come across the sexual assault or misconduct with any of them. We are so used to hear all this that we don’t even pay heed to the news unless it happens with some of our closed ones. What does this reflects? Our inherent attitude of not doing anything to change the status quo; to assert the patriarchal attitude; to have women at the lower rung in the societal strata; to compel them to voluntarily abandon their desire to fly high in the skies of their dreams.

    Moral and Ethics have become epics in India. The wind of Westernization is flowing wildly and our youths are just directionless in its flow. No one values customs, traditions and morals which were once the identity of the country- in fact the one who does is rebuked by others as if he is living in Adam’ era.The sexualization of the the culture of Bollywood, media and fashion industry has followed economic liberalization. Sex related allegations hit a billionaire ‘Godman’ & his son, Ministers, a prominent editor and even SC judges. Recent cases of sexual misconduct have two special features- they involve high profile accomplished men and not the callow youth but fairly mature men. Complaints of corruption, rapes, sexual harassment & official snooping targeting women are keeping the investigative agencies and law courts very busy. These things seem to be more like we have become very use to.

    It is not that these sort of complaints arrived here suddenly. The conspiracy of silence has actually ended and newly empowered women are coming in the forefront to speak about trauma they went through. They are no longer afraid to hide their identity. Identity should of course be hidden by those who have done wrong but ours is a society in which we compel the victim itself to hide herself into the darkness of ignorance. Why? Because the whole problem lies within our very own mentality. No one cares to delve deeper into the logic as to why should the victim be made to realize as if she herself has done some wrong, which actually she has’nt. We have our politicians and public figures who act so casually over the matters of rape incidences as if nothing serious has happened. When the one, whom we ourselves have made our leaders, are behaving like this- we can easily imagine the status of the society.

    There’s also the great divide between India and Bharat that keeps showing up. No matter how much India beats its liberal chest, Bharat continues to follows its own moral agenda. We live in two nations. One, in a hopeless minority, which is driven by the Nehruvian spirit of scientific inquiry and its own evolved vision of India, and the other, which lives in a time warp, immune to the moral and intellectual influence of India. India has failed to include Bharat in its moral universe, and Bharat equates India with sex, drugs, rock and roll. India’s civilisational crisis has reached a state of nuclear fission because our society has ceased to have a moral locus. Our leaders have reduced themselves to caricatures who carry little moral authority. Our civil society is thoroughly discredited. Our media carries the taint of paid news, with its moral guardian seemingly unable to do anything about. Our religious leaders have been reduced to being performers and contortionists on prime-time television. Even the TV programmes, to brought forth the bare reality of masses hardly scratched the surface of our collective soul – we don’t like to confront our moral inadequacies.

    There are growing incidences of intolerance everywhere. Given the fact that India has always been the land of diversity, one would expect to find no intolerance issue as tolerance is what has made us stand today with our heads high since time immemorial. But today, some secessionist groups, in the name of religion are digging out the old issue of whose religion is superior actually. Those Dharma-pravaktas are not even aware of the actual significance of religion which is to provide people spiritual peace and self realization- & not to push them into the endless race of who is superior.

    Besides, environment and the threat looming over us due to its distortion by our own activities, has yet not acquired the concern among masses as it should actually. Despite the continuous efforts on global as well as national level, people are hardly aware of their personal responsibilities. They are just too ignorant to the issue and no one is ready to tweak anything in its comfort for the sake of environment. Indiscriminate cutting of trees for urbanization, industries, infrastructure development has worsened the situation even more. Even though the SC recently discontinued the National Capital’ Odd-even road rationing policy and the surveys later carried out pointed towards increased pollution levels as well as traffic problems- but no one cared to raise their voices to keep continuing the scheme. This reflects the inherent ignorance in attitude of masses.

    On the economic front, though, India is performing quite satisfactorily. The improvement in India’s economic fundamentals has accelerated in the past 2 years with the combined impact of strong government reforms; RBI’s inflation focus supported by benign global commodity prices.The economy has witnessed a significant economic growth in the recent past, with the size of the economy continuously growing with steady speed.

    The steps taken by the government in recent times have shown positive results. Numerous foreign companies are setting up their facilities in India on account of various government initiatives like Make in India and Digital India. The Government of India has launched an initiative to create smart cities as well as Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation for cities. Apart from that, the IMF and other prominent rating agencies have forecast for positive growth due to improved investor confidence, lower food prices and better policy reforms. As per the latest report by World Bank, India is leading the World Bank’s growth chart for major economies.

    Though there are problems as well like India’s demographic situation is problematic, with a growth rate of 1.25 percent per year & at the same time joblessness is an enormous issue but keeping in mind the positive steps taken we can hope positively that they will be out of sight in recent future. The actual threat which is looming over is Moral crisis. It is what we need to take care of diligently.

    Morality wihin an individual takes birth in he family itself. So, basically it is the responsibility of each individual, each family to have a positive contribution in the larger process of nation building with their small but significant steps. We will have a growing economy only when the internal societal structures and threads are strong. The govt. needs to take care of the loopholes on economic front too so as to keep a tab on increasing inequality problem of the society as well. A sound economy would emerge out of a sound moral structure only- one without the other is simply unstable in longrun.

    • sankar

      your intro is touching one
      after that your essay inclination on one issue that is overemphasis on moral part………….however you aptly justified your stand on moral issues
      but lack of explanation on economic parts
      suggesstion part can be extended……………with separate conclusion
      overall good one ………………..plz rvw mine tooo frnds

      • Isha

        Thanks for the review Sankar. I too felt the same after givin it a read. Will work on it.
        Will review yours in a while for sure!

    • Batman

      Hi Isha, my views:
      1)The intro was catchy especially because you started with a “pronoun” and revealed the detail later
      2)your expressions are quite good and easy to understand (mujhe b sikha do yar)
      3)I found a litle imbalance-morality issue was handled so well but economic part just got one or two paras
      4)After reading lot many essays here, I realized that it is for “or” part i.e. we should express both morality and economy part but in the end one should develop an interconnection to show which side he/she favors e.g. you may say that the force behind economic crisis is deep rooted in the morals
      5)The economic part contained more of the steps taken rather than the problem
      6)Separate the conclusion and solutions-don’t mix them
      Overall, a nice read 🙂 Keep writing and reviewing 🙂

      • Isha

        Thanks for the review Batman!
        1. Thanks. First time for the intro, tareef mili 🙂
        2. Thanks again, i thot my expressions are just too nursery KG student type 🙂
        3. I felt the same, thanks for pointin it out.
        4, 5- Yeah, i was a bit misguided in the later half- hotchpotch approach.
        6. I’ll work on the things you pointed out.
        Thanks again. Keep writing and reviewing!

      • Isha

        One thing more Batman- ur expressions are nice too. That UPSC level wale essay ki feel tumhare hi essay me aati hai :p
        You have good command over language and content. I am in the process of learning 🙂

    • yogi

      My views:
      1. 1566 words!!! (i suggest you to first write in the ms word that give you the simultaneous counts of ur words,pardon me if u already know this )
      2. i found too much emphasis on the social problems, and less on the economic ones, we should give equal emphasis on both
      3. Intro , the first line itself gave the hint, that u are going to talk about Rohith, –> thus ur inro was predictable so lost its attractive (intro should be unique and unpredictable, u may disagree it is just my opinion)
      4. things are looking segregated, u could have first planned which points u would be putting, under different paras, to avoid the overlaps
      5. conclusion, is very general
      6. could have avoided the details like 1.25 %,
      u can write better than this, just like u did 15 days back,
      just keep going , we all will improve 😉
      P.S.: plz pardon me it sounded harsh

      • Isha

        Thanks for the critical review Yogi, i need it. You don’t need to be sorry.
        1. I knew it waise- i breached the wordlimit.
        2. Agree.
        3. May be ‘coz i chose to write abt a recent incident. Exam me toh chal jayega, i guess.
        4. Plan krke hi toh nahi likh pati- that way i feel restricted. But u r right- everyone points this out.
        5. Okay will work on it.
        I will try to improve next time. Be critical like this only, everytime. And yeah, we’ll improve for sure 🙂

        Thanks again!

    • Jaya Swatantra

      Hey Isha, feel free to differ …..
      1.Introduction needs broader perspective to include the whole meaning of the topic.( Rohit’s story be somewhere in the middle)
      2.Too much emphasis on moral aspect.
      3.Although content is nice but you need to connect between the moral and economic aspect.
      4.Good conclusion
      Keep writing dear you have it in you… All the best!!! Thanks

      • Isha

        Thanks for taking ur time to review Jaya 🙂
        And I agree with most of ur points. Will work on it next sunday.

        All the best to you too 🙂

    • Tanu Singhal

      Hey isha, sorry for being late
      I reviewed urs, quite a good flow and write up, itself,but
      1. You focused too much sexist and vulgarity related issues, could have taken it to social stigma, then, women and children exploitation then an economical/moral and social crisis, arising cz of it, and it being a result of the same.
      2. If u had focused on more on economic issues as well. U could have easily reached to social and moiral crisis as well.

      Overall, the content was god but could have been elaborated a lot,
      As we say, keep working, writing, improvements and changes are the only constant.

      • Isha

        Hey Tanu, no need to be sorry. I know we all do have tight schedules.
        Thanks for reviewing.

        Regarding the review- I too felt the same. That’s why missed to maintain a balance in the last + overshot the wordlimit. Will keep that in mind.

        Keep writing and working on it- we’ll surely improve 🙂

      • Isha

        Hey Tanu!

        Ping me when you are done writing.

        • Tanu Singhal

          Yes isha definitely…

        • Tanu Singhal

          Just check, posted mine. 🙂

  • yogi


    “Jahaan daal daal par sone ki chidiyaa karti hai baseraa woh bhaarat desh hai meraa”(where on every single branch of tree “golden birds” reside, that is my great country –India). Hearing these words in the school’s rehearsal for celebration of “Republic Day”, a question popped up in Zakir’s mind. On reaching home he asked his Grandpa.

    Zakir: Grandpa, I have not seen a single golden bird, then why is it said that ours is the country of golden birds?
    Grandpa: My child, there was a time when our country has immense wealth in terms of gold, precious gems. So, the world christened India as “country of golden birds”.

    Zakir: If it is so, then why we have lost that golden bird?

    Granpda: To answer that question we will have to turn back few pages of history of India. Throughout the Indian history several foreign invaders kept coming and looted the wealth of our country. The last one and the worst of them were the Britishers, who drained the immense wealth of India to their native country and by the time we got independence we had become an economically weak country and our future was appearing to be full of darkness in form ofpoverty and other socio-economic problems.

    Zakir: But now it’s almost seven decades after independence, then why we see people sleeping in shivering cold on the footpaths with no food, no water, no jobs, no educations of their children, no hygienic environment, why all this still exist.?

    Grandpa: A long answer to this long question, so keep patience while I answer it.
    (Grandpa continues) When we became independent the government had to frame the plans for India, so as to ensure economic development as well as to fight the social problems as mentioned by you. But the problems were so complex that we had to face failure in most of these plans. We were lacking in industries to generate employment. Crop failures and subsequent famines along
    with wars with Pakistan and China further added to the basket of problems.
    Finally in 1990s our country decided to open up the economy for trade with other countries. That appeared as a panacea for all our socio-economic problems and lots of foreign companies stared to establish business in India. This process is still going on and various job opportunities are taking birth for potential educated minds like you.

    Zakir: Fine, but you did not answer my question.

    Grandpa: Have some patience my child! Let me elaborate further. The foreign firms that has created jobs are mainly in service sector, like Information Communication Tecchnology(ICT), call centres, banking, marketing, e-commerce, etc. All these jobs require skills, better communication qualities and technical knowledge. But a large chunk of Indian society is unskilled and engaged in unorganised sector. People like tea seller, cycle repairer, rickshaw puller etc comprises this section of society.
    Now the problems of food, water, hygiene and education are also the manifestation of the lack of employment opportunities along with some other market factors. The saddest part of our economy is that many farmers who produce food for us have to die because of hunger. Problems like this are due to culmination of several factors like fluctuations in the values of Indian Rupee, demand supply mismatch, rising defaulters of our Public sector Banks, high interest rates in banks due to which poor people cannot take loans, lack of foreign investments in certain sectors which can create more jobs and hence more income to poor people…..

    Zakir: wait! Wait! Grandpa, things are starting to fly over my head. Are you trying to say that the crisis (in form of several socio- economic problems ) that we are facing is purely economic ?, that is, it is due to all the economic factors that you have mentioned. But our teacher was saying that the root cause of all the present problems of our country is the irrational social customs,
    superstitions, frawd, violence, dishonesty, communal disharmony , gradual erosion of our moral values….

    Grandpa: there you got it- moral values. If we closely observe all the factors mentioned above, then we will find that directly or indirectly it is the absence of good or moral behaviour that led to the present day crisis in India. Earlier, the actor of this immoral act were the invaders, then Britishers and now the corrupt officials, businessmen and politicians who have kept their interests above the welfare of the country.

    Our national father once said –“there is enough on this earth for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed”. This is where we have lost. The grim reality of our county is that if on one side we have people eating in the utensils of gold, at the same time we have people who don’t have access to even one time meal. The greed of some has left the millions to starve to

    Zakir: have not government done anything to reduce these inequalities?

    Grandpa: Government has done, a lot by launching several schemes and Acts like National Food Security Act, MGNREA, Awas Yojana(housing schemes), self employment schemes for rural and urban poor people and so on. But the real problem is the mindset of the people involved in the implementation of these schemes. Many of them show laxity in their duties, some of them use the fund for their illegal gratifications.

    Zakir: can’t we do anything for tacking these issues and bring back the “extinct golden bird” to India.

    Grandpa: If we have youngsters like you, who care so much for our country, then, we can do anything. The only way to do that is to change the psyche of the people. “Quality Education” is the best tool to do that. It is the education that had started this debate between you and me. Education aiming at inculcating values of compassion, honesty, helpfulness, truthfulness and integrity can only ensure that our future generations are not gripped under the dogmas, superstitions, communal violence, corruption and crimes. This is the way we can bring back the “golden bird”- this time the golden bird would symbolise the social harmony, brotherhood and prosperity of all.

    Zakir: Now I got the reason why Swami Vivekananda one said-“This country has fallen, no doubt, but will as surely rise again, and that upheaval will astound the word”

    • black mamba

      I liked your content and flow!
      but I’m not very sure if we can write is as a dialogue completely. if we can then it’s really nice and engaging 😀
      secondly, i’m not sure if ‘Our national father’ is exactly a right phrase (grammatically). father of nation would fit better. but i can be wrong here.

      rest,i will say some more weight can be added to moral dimension and the connectivity btw the two. There’s also reverse connection working in simultaneously – that we can’t expect a hungry person to be moral.

      please review mine as well.

      • yogi

        format , i m also in doubt
        ur are right bhai, it should be the “father of the nation” edited
        thanks for the review:)

    • Hahahahaha! Yu know what, I have written the same way in one of my essays, *Nostalgia* :'( 😛

      The flow was excellent. Very interesting. Pushed every button on the right time.

      Since u have tried something I can relate to, I won’t comment as it NOT being an essay (As pointed out by many then)

      Loved it!

      • yogi

        serious bhai bura maan gaye,
        don’t know the reason but ur comment was not visible
        haa, now “THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH”:-p
        one doubt: will UPSC accept this format ? (genuine doubt no majak vajak)
        P.S: aap toh guru hun bhai sab apse se seekha hein 😀

        • OK

          Maine bhi try kiya tha yeh 😛 Kuch jyada hi meetha ho gaya tha mera 😀

        • arre bhai dekho. Aise type jo likhte apan (conversation) isko ek point deke chodh dia karo (jaise bhai dada bol rahe ki economic crisis tha 1990 me, pota puchega ki ha dada batao) us time conversation discontinue karke content pe aa jao. Uske baad end me u can say “Grandson (whatever name) had a new thing to flaunt about. Some philo angle. Can the grandson be a contributor to the economy in future, in a better way now? M sure he can.

          Hope this helps.

          Filhaal aapka kaam :

          Jab bhi aapko time me 🙂

          • yogi

            thanks serious bhai, sari dyniya kah rahi hein ki pooura ka poora conversation me likhna disastrous ho sakta hien,
            now i got how to avoid that thanks bhai, aisi hi guide krte rhne 😀
            aphi apka bhi review review krte hu 🙂

          • yogi

            bhai i have posted my review on your blog but it’s not visible under the replies section,

            pasting here again:
            Intro:- good, but u did not mention that elsewhere, neither
            in body nor in conclusion: (don’t shayad apki koi nayi maya ho !!)(personal opinion: wo link waala hi achha lgta hein,)
            Body:- if i m not wrong u have not segregated the crisis wither economic or moral , but a blend of both, u hit it right here, this was the demand i think for this essay, and u have established that through several dimensions, great job joker.
            U have given the other side too, that is economic crisis also
            lead to moral crisis, which most of the essays missed, (Bhole baba ki kripa bina rahe aur aisi hein anaylysis aati rahe)
            it used to be before in pre-colonial period:- check this?:-P
            No link with intro in conclusion this time??But it does not matter, everytime u try a different style and this time posing questions in conclusion, was another big bang explosion!
            Sone ki chidiya: D 😀

            • I got the reply man. I have to approve it. I knew it was yu 😀

              Reply kar dia maine, u’ll get the mail

    • Batman

      Oh Bhai 😀
      I can’t comment on the narration part that you used but the essay was mesmerizing
      You could have detailed the morality part a bit more because the last paras gave a view that you are more interested in moral crisis
      In the very last para, Zakir could have ended like ok Grandpa, let me summarize the whole condition now (as part of conclusion)
      otherwise, a brilliantly written, I liked it!

      • yogi

        thanks bhai,
        conclusion, that’s very innovative thanks for the suggestion
        coming to yours..:)

    • sankar

      frnds, its’ unique approach…………. so nothing find wrong.
      but you should give some more explicit light on moral issues.
      overall good attempt………….. i like the way but is yet to evolve myself to write such type of essay.
      overall good one, frnd plz rvw mine tooo……thanks

      • yogi

        thanks Sankar 🙂
        just tried this style first time, not sure whether it is accepted or not?
        sure bhai, i will review urs..:)

        • ha beta, sabko thank u bol, mai hi to tera dushman hu 😀

          • yogi

            bhai ek minute reload krne do , abhi boltu hein 😛

    • vali

      It,s really attractive bro,,,,,,liked it ,,,,

      • sankar

        vali bhai
        plz rvw mine too…………….thanks frnds

    • Ash

      Hi Yogi! 🙂

      5:32:08 ………………Now you must be wondering what are these numbers…..

      This is the exact time I took to read your essay! This was the beauty of your flow! No going back.. no head breaking.. Easy Breezy! 🙂
      You’re a consistent good writer … Keep it up! 🙂

      • yogi

        thanks Ash, just doubting the format i chose
        BTW no critics today ?:-P

        • Ash

          Structure was good.. I learned if your structure is good… Nobody would want to disturb your content… Because I loved the flow! I didn’t wanna break it! So thank you for teaching this! 🙂

      • Batman

        you set the clock 😀

        • Ash

          I always do! 🙂

    • Mangesh Gawankar

      Interesting style. Don’t you think a greater emphasis is needed on the nature of economic crisis faced by the country? Falling exports, still not enough investment, indexes to support inequality (GII, GINI, HDI)? Otherwise it is brilliantly covered!. Please review mine.

      • yogi

        i deliberately chose to avoid writing all those economic jargons, I m still learning to use the GS knowledge without going into the technicalities, but don’t know how to do that, will try next time 😀
        thanks for the review, will review yours for sure 🙂

    • Shreya

      Amazing start. Very catchy and pleasure reading. I’m not so sure about the format though, Insights will have more to say about it. Daring experiment 🙂

      • yogi

        thanks for the review:)
        ya, i m also wondering whether this format is acceptable or not,though people do suggest to write the story to make it interesting, but i m doubtful about the way i did it
        anyone if knows something about it plz reply :

    • Anubhav Pandey Kautilya

      whole essay in story form…can we write like dat???
      apki shabdo ki karigari jabardast hai…samjhana behtarin hai…..

      • yogi

        bhai ye style acceptable hein ya nahi, ye abhi tak mystery hein,
        firs time trid this pata chala will tell you 🙂
        thanks for the encouraging words 🙂

        • Anubhav Pandey Kautilya

          even i m seeing it for the first time so not sure…….

    • Aravind Varier

      Dear Yogi 🙂

      Firstly , i would appreciate you for drafting a beautiful conversation between the Grandfather and the child .

      ****PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS IN EXAM ******* . It is like taking a huge risk .If the examiner is progressive thinker , he may accept it but if he prefers a traditional essay . then the marks that he would award will lead to a catastrophe .

      I feel you have described that India is facing moral crisis and you even mentioned certain economic issues . But merely telling that these economic issues are due to the degradation of moral value will not solve the purpose . Please make sure that you try to link the economic issue with a deficiency in a moral value and give an excellent interrelation to justify it .

      I have seen in many essays, people are mentioning economic issues but unable to directly link with the morality subject .

      This will create an impression in the examiner that you are confused in deciding India is suffering from ” moral crisis ” or ” economic crisis “.

      ALL THE BEST !!!

      • yogi

        i know that the style could attract some ire from the traditional essay lovers, I wanted to know the people view, so tried this style
        rest agree with you regarding the issue of content, i should have forged the link b/w the duo
        thanks bhai

        • Batman

          His warning sounded me like the the one made in WWE: Please don’t try this at home 😀 😀

          • yogi

            hahahaha, but he is favourite reviewer 😛

      • OK

        perfect. same suggestion diya maine 😛 tumhara padh leta toh shayad itna time nahi waste hota :D.
        Bhai mera bhi review kar do ab. Tum jo link dhund rhe ho vo shayad mil jaye 😉

    • sai

      I clearly understood now thankyou

    • Lord Tuktuk

      1. intro me thankgod saath me translation di hai!! 🙂 most people miss this part and might suffer!
      2. O Dear Lord!! What have you done today! :O
      This is brilliant!! i wont criticize anything because there is nothing to criticize!! i dont know if we can write in this format, but it was brilliant!! jitni taarif karu kam h. kyunki you didnt missed any link and there was no mixing up of things!! Too good!! 🙂
      3. How much time you took while writing in this style?? 😀
      4. i really like positive endings!! nice one!! 🙂
      overall, yogi bhai you’ve nailed it this time!! To be true, bhai pel dia aaj tune!!

      • yogi

        bhai time na poochh, abhi learning stage mein time ko side mein rakh rakha hein, i wanted to give this format a try so took me 4 hours in all !
        thanks bhai for ur encouraging words,:)

        • Lord Tuktuk

          o bhai!! gacchhhh!!! mjhe lag hi rha tha ki bdda time laga hoga!! 🙂
          hai, bahut sahi likha hai!! keep experimenting!! jo suit kare waise pakad lio fir!!

      • OK

        Lord. Mera bhi mera bhi. review 😛

        • Hahahahahahah! Ok Bhai! 😀
          Abhi phone se hu online kuch check karne aya tha! But aapka review pkka h from my side! Will surely review after lunch!! Pinky promise 🙂

    • Isha

      Hi yogi!
      Your essay is a complete piece in itself, like always. The story framework was perfect and the flow u maintained till end. Your take was mainly on moral crisis as being the rootcause of economic crisis. Onlything i found missin was specific mention about few moral crisis India is facing- like everybody else has mentioned. Batman did it nicely. Also, Concluding parah seemed a little bit weak- i mean u can explore depth.
      That’s solely my take. Feel free to differ 🙂

      • yogi

        agree there is some problem with my content both in moral and economic, yeah batman’s held both the parts very nicely
        thanks for the review, coming to yours.:)

      • OK

        Hey Isha. Please have a look at mine as well. Thanks in advance.

        • Isha

          Hi Ok! Will review yours by the end of the day, just give me sometime. But I will!

      • Where were u all this while????

        When u have time, thanx already.

        P.S U used eblogger, WHY???? 😀

        • Tanu Singhal

          Is this ur blog ??

          • YES! And since u have been caught, read it please 😀

            • Tanu Singhal

              Hahahaha, no I actually saw u posting this link, opened it,
              I must say, the tantra and Shiva topics, are rarely touched by people, at least not people like us..even when we should!
              I will definitely read.
              Glad to find such a blogger.
              WordPress has been feeding the minds of many curious souls.. 🙂

              • Yes, I indeed am a curious soul!

                Thank u soo very much for reading that. I like to read and write on such abstract topics (and most people don’t like it)

                BDW I read ur essay too. I hope u noticed the upvote 😀

                • Tanu Singhal

                  Yes I did …
                  People are just not familiar with these issues, even I was not..
                  Then someone with philosophy optional gave me an idea about it.
                  Infact people read the Shiva trilogy, and can’t look at the fact that how very twisted and unreal it is, though fictional, but it should attract people’s curiosities !!
                  anyways I hope blogs like urs become new level of insight for people…

                  Or han, thanks for review, do criticise, as growth is the only constant.. And I want to endure it. 🙂

                  • trust me if I didn’t like it I would have criticized it for sure.
                    I don’t believe in criticizing for the sake of it. If I like it, I like it. Period.

                    Yes I know. The way people actually know these things is only what they hear from others (mythological stuff)
                    But the idea comes how u analyze the stuff u know. The way I see things in there, most people don’t connect to it. Plus these are not things u talk about every day in life, so cannot blame them.

                    I thought of adding more stuff, but people don’t like reading more than 500 words of twisted realities. 😀 But when u connect to these abstract topics, u feel like knowing more of it! Glad someone understands the stuff I have written. Thanks again 🙂

                    • Tanu Singhal

                      No need for thanks..

                      Yes we can’t blame, when someone gets a platform or an opportunity to know about this stuff only then they are able to relate to it.
                      Mytholy, belifes, Hindu mythology specifically is not so talked about these days , gone are the days when it was a topic of morning lessons.
                      But yes as soon as we get time or opportunity , our generation must try to get into it, not just to explore it but to spread the logical world, the real cosmic universe trapped here.

                      When our saints via meditation can give all the scientific phenomenons a real shape, its our duty to at least appreciate it.

                    • Exactly my point. I am following ur blog too. Would like knowing and reading such stuff from u. Keep writing 🙂

                    • Tanu Singhal

                      Yeah,u gave a nice idea today, I was an ardent reader and writer, got lost , but will revive it now..
                      All thanks to u..

                • Tanu Singhal

                  People are not even aware of Shiva tandav strotam ,and its power and depth, these days, how can u expect them to read about such issues.

        • Isha

          Serious I was here only all this while- u were absent :p
          Will review yours today. Have a look at mine too at gmail only and no need to laugh this hard :-/
          I am no technocrat 😐
          Just for the sake of maintaining a record, I started writing there. I dont have a huge fan following as yours :p

          • Okay! Will review urs abhi.

            P.S Accha taunt tha 😀

            • Isha

              Hehehe :p

              • permission denied aa raha

                • Isha

                  Check now.

                  • Did u read mine? Review please. (Likes don’t count :D)

                    • Isha

                      No, I am just goin to post my views. Wait.

    • Ab

      Very innovative styl Bhai! How you are able to think in this way? 🙂 It’s interesting anyway, but in exam point of view is it OK or not, I can’t be sure, need some experts comment on this. Probably some of better writer among us can through a light

      • yogi

        i m looking for the same
        thanks for the review.:)

    • Dhruv Sharma

      full marks to creativity…..awesome write-up….but again i have only one doubt..isnt this risky to be tried in exam
      it might fetch one of the best marks but there are good chances that it might lead to a disaster
      but again……the effort u have put is just too good….best of luck!!

      • yogi

        bhai same fear here, will get assured whether it is allowed or not 🙂

    • Raunak Vashisht

      A nice attempt overall.
      Loved the beginning- “The land of golden sparrows” !
      Format seems to be an issue.
      Thanks !

      • OK

        Hey RV! Can you review mine as well? Thanks in advance.

    • Rashmirathi

      its an amazing idea but a very risky venture 😀 either you will get the best marks or totally sink !

    • OK

      Yogi bhaiii. Bhai mera review karo. mai tumhara padh rha hu.

    • HSB

      Great writeup.Liked your approach in form of conversation.You connected the economic and moral crisis very well and the concluding sentence leaves the reader with great optimism.
      Keep spreading the joy!

      • OK

        Hey. HSB. Have a look at mine as well bro. today I am very late in posting my essay. So, if you are awake and can spare few more minutes then have a look. Thanks in advance.

      • yogi

        thanks for ur words, 🙂

    • OK

      Bhai. Amazing essay! Totally loved it. Totally flawless. But due-diligence wale aadmi hai apan toh. Toh ab likh rhe hai toh kuch suggest kar hi de.
      Yogi, you missed one part. And very important part. You defined the economic problem very well. But when it comes to the Moral problems, you opted for a blanket cover. You are supposed to link each and every economic problem with the moral aspect of it. Then and only you can covince someone that yes this is a moral problem rather than economic. Otherwise it would be like, we will get to know about both the problems but a very strong relation would be missing. You rightly pointed out the red-tapism as a problem, but their are many others as wel. Please look at my essay, may be you find something interesting. 🙂

      • yogi

        bhai yaar tu hameshs tamash party khatam hone ke baad q aata hein, 😛
        thanks for the review, coming to urs..:)

    • manish

      Start and flow , both are excellent, didn’t felt boring at any point. But you put me confusion that such essay will be awarded with good number or average or poor. Please review this essay with different subject lecturer. They may guide you and all of us.

    • Jaya Swatantra

      Very good essay liked the flow,content and presentation…. supershot… keep it up…. KWAR… 🙂

    • Shaktimaan

      greaaaaaatt!!…………..ultimate buddy..though i m late………….but after reading ur eassy……hm khud ko rok nahi paye…………………..sab sahiiiiiiiiiii…………..well agar apke paas time ho to mera b review kr dena buddy…..p.s……jahan se aapne essay shuru kia h wahan pe hmne khatam……thank u:):):)……KWAR

      • yogi

        bhai apki profile pic dekh kr bachpan ki yade taza ho gyi:-P
        thanks for your boosters, coming to urs 🙂

    • Goalias

      Can’t resist to comment…what a flow man….If I was fascinated after reading Shreya’s essay…I was dumbstruck with yours….Pardon me but I will try to copy style in few essay…though I am bad at writing…!!!

      • yogi

        Dear Goalias 🙂
        thanks for complements
        if u try this style this is not copy, it is not my invention, i have learnt this while reading essay of our fellow insightians, so no need to ask for pardon, we all are learning
        don’t presume that ur are bad in writing , remember Budhha+ Vivekananda ” u become what u think ”
        P.S.: Satyappa thoda jyda maar diye maine , bhavnao aur satya ko ko samajh lena bhai/bahan 😛

        • Goalias

          I am new at insights…will start posting essays from tomorrow…will need your help and guidance to proceed….your style and flow is impeccable…thought thda end main digressed from the topic…
          P.S…bhai chalega… 😉

  • MSA

    Crisis faced in India moral or economic

    When India
    got independence its economic condition was not in good shape .British rule in India
    has made India an exporter of raw material and an importer of finished goods.
    The immediate aim at that point of the time was to bring the economy back on track.
    The leaders at that time went in favor of socialist model for economic

    were considered to be the prime moving force. Leaders were in favor of
    development of industries as agriculture was considered to be backward activity.
    They thought development of industry would lead to a trickle down effect. It
    will lead to creation of jobs and removal of poverty. It will aid in mechanization
    which will boost agriculture.

    Even after
    six decades of independence several problems still persist. India went on
    creation and development of public sector units (PSU) .they were considered to
    be the temples of modern India .but in the long run many of these psu started incurring loss.

    India used
    to depend on USA for its food supplies. Due to some differences
    usa stopped transfer of wheat underPL-480.At that time India was facing drought
    .India realized her mistakes. It went for green revolution .green revolution
    made India self sufficient in food grains.

    India opened
    its economy in went for liberalization, privatization and globalization.
    Opening up of economy increased competition among various industries. It leads
    to creation of jobs. The economy started expanding .India is now considered the
    fourth largest economy in the world. Can we say that economic development was
    able to solve all the problems facing India?

    is still wide spread in India. it is considered a root cause of most of the problems.
    Government has taken various steps to improve the literacy rate of the nation .education
    has been made a fundamental right .sarva siksha abhiyan (SSA) has lead to
    increase in enrolment ratio.

    The overall
    picture of education is not good .most of the government aided schools is ailing.
    They don’t have good infrastructure. They don’t have well trained staff.
    Teachers remain absent .the quality of education imparted in government school
    is not good.

    wants to send their children to private school. Even the private schools are
    not behind .they having become money spinning machines. Education has become a business.
    Parents are facing difficulty in bearing the school expenses. Students are
    unable to bear the pressure. Many cases of suicides have been reported throughout
    the nation. People still hesitate in sending there girl child to school.

    The health
    care system is in dismal state. There is lack of adequate number of staff.
    There are less number of hospitals in villages .even those present in villages
    lack infrastructure. A lot of people loose there life due to lack of proper
    medical care. Many doctors are moving out of India. The private hospitals are mushrooming.
    Expense on treatment and medicines are making people poor.

    Despite being
    food surplus nation a high rate of malnutrition can be seen throughout the country.
    a large amount of grains are rotting outside the FCI go downs .due to leakage
    in PDS the food grains are not reaching
    the beneficiary.

    The police
    and the judiciary are not having a good image in the eyes of citizens. The
    entire police system is considered to be corrupt. The judiciary is considered
    to be inefficient. The poor consider judiciaries out of there reach. Judicial proceedings
    are time consuming and waste lots of money.people avoid approaching the court.
    There are large numbers of under trails present in jails.

    There is
    increase in crime against women. Women don’t feel secure venturing out of there
    homes. Women are blamed for the crimes done to them. Dowry death
    ,eveteasing,molestations,rape etc is on rise. There is a deep desire for a male
    child. Women are tortured by there in laws if they bear a female child.

    There is
    rapid increase in population. The desire for a male child is one of its reasons.
    People consider child as the gift of god. Rise in population is causing stress
    on available resources. It is adversely affecting the health of mothers. Girls are
    married at an early stage.

    in population has lead to migration. This has lead to rapid urbanization. There
    is rise in slums in cities. Slums are considered to be criminal hotspots. This
    is causing stress on land,water,food.there is a deficit in electricity. Child labor
    is still prevalent. Open defecation and increasing pollution has lead to spread
    of various diseases.

    What needs
    to be done to solve all these problems? Can formulating strict and stringent
    laws be able to solve these problems? Can we blame economy for this or is
    individual moral responsible for this.

    The question
    arise how can morality be related to teacher’s absenteeism? Students are the
    future of nation. The futures of students are in hands of teachers. They are
    responsible for there academic performance. Once they realize this they will
    become more committed to their duties. Teaching is a noble profession. It
    should not be considered as a last option by people.

    Due to corruption
    funds are unable to reach their destination, these leads to poor infrastructure
    in schools. There is a need for proper legislation to bring in accountability
    and responsibility. There is a need to change the school curriculum. stress
    should be given on moral development of the students. There is a need for
    police reforms. Judiciary needs to be disburdened as soon as possible.

    There is
    a need for population control. We can not forcefully control the population.
    Creating awareness about the ill effect of rising population can help. The time
    is ripe to promote sex education. Various laws are created to ensure safety for
    women. But they are not proving to be efficient. There is a need to impart

    Values of
    a person depend on its upbringing. Children should be imparted good habits at a
    tender stage. Parents should show them how to treat the females. Women should
    be involved in decision making in homes. They must be treated at par with men.
    It will boost their confidence.

    India is
    facing many problems. These problems hinder its development. Most of these problems
    can be solved if there is moral development of its citizens. But alone morality
    cannot solve these problems. It needs economic support. It’s our duty to help
    our nation in solving these problems.

  • Salesh Suman

    The story of india is more than 8000 yrs old.over this vast expanse of time it has witnessed rise and fall of its social,political,cultural and economic institutions and setup.this rise and fall has been effected by moral construct of the people of the a section of citizenry decries crisis that india faces in form of moral or/and economic degeneration.though we are not in a crisis situation but moral degeneration and economic concerns are significant issues confronting this old civilisation.corruption both in public and personal life,rising levels of consumerism and adoption of conflict models of development ,lack of spirituality , discriminations on basis of caste class creed religion sex age , denigration of personal conduct and indulgence to the extent of rapacity have led to imbalanced wealth generation and distribution and injustice political social and economic.the economic setup which emphasizes upon profit maximization of ignorant ,ill informed,non inclusive nature is driven by greed and corruption .

    Moral degeneration
    From vasudhaiva kutumbakam to a society plagued with consumerism , shaken institutions of family and prudent intolerance in terms of casteism , religious conflicts, class struggles, gender discrimination cleraly reflect that moral construct of the people inhabiting this ancient land has degenerated .all sorts of vices have crept in a society that at iys inception and for most part of history has remained egalitarian.
    India has been birth place of religions like hinduism buddhism sikhism jainism and also shelter for the persecuted sections of other has been cradle of civilisation and ancient land of knowledge wisdom and prosperity assimilating everything throughout its chronological course.apart from few aberrations like aurangzeb the indian rulera have been secular and respectful of all was only during the Raj that communal sentiments were evoked by intrigue and treachery to fulfill their petty materialistic this day the deconstruct has prevailed largely becoz the political establishment has used the policy of divide amd rule in a way that will even put the british to shame.
    Caste and class discrimination finds deep roots in this civilisation.for most part of the history india has been ruled by monarchs and certain class divide has existed since time is since the last six decades the people are governing themselves .to awe of many the democracy is one of the most vibrant and largest in the world.still internal disturbances due to injustice caused like maoist movements contradict the utopian dream.
    Casteism is an invention of india.gradual degenration from occupation based to birth based caste system has scripted long history of subjugation and disrespect of human life and dignity.the most gruesome form of immorality prevalent in the majority of the citizenry where they consider fellow human beings unequal or unworthy.the vice can only be uprooted if the religious establishment and hierarchy takes initiatives .the state and civil society reformers will continue to supplement with their limited strength.
    India has become the land of of the contrasts is the worship of goddesses on one hand and subjugation of women in family and society on the oder.since medieval times there has been a long history of gender discrimination .since independence many institutional legislative educational and other reformative steps have been taken to make better lives of this half of citizenry.the fruits can be clearly seen when successful women abound in all spheres of life.but far more needs to be done in wake of dismal condition of majority of this section aggravated by injustice caused to them in form of honor killings, malnutrition ,child marriages, deprivation of education , status in family etc.
    Institution of family has denigrated transforming from joint to nuclear systems and in the wake of rising no. Of old age homes and neglected elderly population and ever prevalent family feuds over land and property.this clearly reflects the degenration of most fundamental unit of society that is family.
    Conflict models of development rather than peaceful coexistence , ends being more important than means in the aspirational indian society has clearly attacked the civilisation and iys values and they have started to rot at core.

    Economic concerns

    From being sone ki chidiya to a stagnant and utterly dismally poor economy by the time british left india in 1947 and to being the fastest growing economy and one of the largest economies in the world today indian economy has traversed a long economic history characterized by ups and downs , self sufficiency to utter dependency etc.Indian economy to this date is based upon the advent of british indian agriculture suffered huge setbacks .from self sufficient village economies to witnessing one of the largest famines in world in form of bengal famine indian agriculture and associated food security and social well being has seen huge ups amd independence a lot has been done and far more need to be dome looking at the dismal performance of agriculture and plight of farmers.the policy makers will need to understand that conflict and unsustainable models will not work.imclusibe form of economic development will happen only when more than sixty percent of its population and fifty percent of ita workforce that is engaged in agriculture get their due share.when they will earn good demands will rise and indian manufacturing will scale new heights.india is doing fairly well in services.but the silver lining is thin as all sectors are not well off.huge potential remain untapped e.g. tourism.incredible india and swach bharat abhiyaan will go a long way in reforming the sector and instilling the pride if implemented religiously.similar policy decisions are required for other sectors to fillip india’s ambitions of reachieving its lost glory.good governanve and cooperative rather than. Confrontative politivs will for the base .apart from this such political and economic endeavours have to be made using sustainable models of development keeping nature in sync .Gandhiji has rightly said that there is enuf for everyones need but little for anyones greed.the economic endeavours require to be backed by adequate social capital formation by upliftment of masses by educating them, employing them and empowering them.

    The moral deconstruct is the prime reason of present economic woes the world faces.dalai lama opines the same.india with its new found wealth post 1991 is certainly seeing a revived and vibrant economy.only hope and need is of an inclusive model of growth.this would only happen when each and every individual of this proud nation serves his moral duty towrads his family society nation and world that he calls home.
    Scientific truth is marvellous but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks its light has found lost paradise.

  • Lubna Sehar

    “Crisis faced in India-Moral or Economic?”

    India being the oldest and continuous civilization in the world, has always been a “Melting Pot” (rightly quoted by PT Nehru). From Aryan culture in ancient period to western culture in modern period, India has accommodated the positive aspects of every culture(kept reforming itself by eliminating negative aspects) and became a beautiful combination of various cultures. Indian culture became a unique culture with world wide recognisation.
    Along with its age old history of rich heritage, culture, soft powers, unique society, etc India has certainly faced crisis at every stage of its past and even present. We are facing down a surge on our economy as well as moral grounds. But the topic under discussion is whether the crisis situation that India is undergoing is due to loss of morality or the fall of economy??

    Moral Crisis:
    Westoxication is often misunderstood as westernization by today’s youth. Practicing unhealthy habits like alcoholism, smoking, giving-up cultural values in the name of westernization is nothing but “Westoxication”. Our youth needs education to differentiate between false modernisation and real modernisation. Merely carrying a smart phone and getting dressed westernized, does not make a person modern. We want modernisation of behavior and character. Merely being literate does not make a person educated. “We want that education system by which character is developed and intellect of mind is increased” (Quoted by Swami Vivekananda).

    Economic Crisis:
    1) The unstable governance so far had been one of the main reasons for the economic crisis in our country. We never lacked resources and manpower. But to what extend we could exercise our power, depended on the efficiency of administration we had.
    2).Indian politicians are more concerned in governing their own power and satisfying the diverse opinions. They hardly spare enough time and dedication towards uplifting the Indian Economy.

    Therefore, it can be concluded that both moral crisis and economic crisis are complimentary to each other. If moral crisis increases, it complements to the increase of economic crisis.

  • Mangesh Gawankar

    “Crisis faced in India – Moral or Economic” (Please review as this is my first attempt towards an essay)

    India or Bharat, the words carry a lot of different meanings to various people. The diversity of thought and living is something which India takes pride in, having accumulated a lot of cultures in the many layers of her sari. But now, we are confronted with many issues. Debates of intolerance, widespread inequality including social and economic, hunger, gender insensitivity, health, there still exist a lot of problems in contemporary India, as it seeks to attain a permanent seat in the all powerful Security Council. To analyse whether the crisis faced is moral or economic, let us understand both the aspects of the problem.

    Economic disparity in India is a known fact. Indexes like Gini, GII, HDI support the fact that the huge GDP of India needs to be better distributed. It is accepted worldwide today that a unilateral growth in GDP figures is not enough. The importance of securing basic human rights including basic education, good healthcare, social security and others is realised. However, we face a two-fold problem. The taxation is not generating enough revenue to bring better public investment. And this is reflected in lesser allocation to critical services like health and education, which on themselves cannot be yet left to the private sector. Though private sector contribution has resulted in significant leaps in the quality of services in the sector, the penetration towards rural areas is abysmal. This is a simple problem of the market, which thrives only on demand, measured in monetary terms. Private investors often do not realise the long term benefits of investing in education or health, which are often replaced by more lucrative investments like Infrastructure, Capital Goods etc. On the basis of this analysis one can conclude that the inability of the State to generate enough revenue for public investment in the modern capitalist era is the main reason behind India’s crisis.

    However this preliminary analysis is insufficient to draw any sound conclusions. One must first understand why the progressive taxation is failing. There has been an increasing high rate of default amongst individuals and corporates. The long cases of transfer pricing and retrospective taxation, reveal the extent to which corporates can go to evade tax. This ceases to be an economic problem and transforms into a moral one. Capitalism, with all its potential, fails on the ground of morality and justice. In societies, where the sole aim of every individual is to make profit, justice cannot thrive. After all, one person’s gain is another’s loss. This was repeatedly known for causing economic depressions, the first in 1930s and the most recent example being the 2008 sub-prime crisis, in the world’s largest economy which grew on capitalist mode of production. India, since ancient times, believed in collective ownership. Values like Aparigriha (non-possession of excess property) and Asteya (non-stealing) formed the basic guiding principle of all the three major religions – Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism, with them being the part of Yoga’s Yama.
    Apart form the economic angle of morality, there is an issue of the rising intolerance in the country. India was a society whose one unique and awe-inspiring feature was assimilation of cultures constantly improve, while holding back to its roots. This is evident from the Indus Valley Civilisation being the only surviving culture from that era. The Aryans, Buddhists, Jainas, Greeks, Turks, Afghans, Mughals all added something to the vast culture of this land. And that was true tolerance. However in this globalised world, with cultural identities becoming weak, there has arisen a strong animosity towards seemingly ‘other external’ cultures resulting in violence in many parts of the country. Caste and other social discriminations still hold strong affecting the various social programmes of the government. On recent case, of an Anganwadi running a separate classroom for Dalits reiterated this reality.

    Muslims, being still at the bottom rung of the economic ladder, face a dual disadvantage. The extremist tendencies of certain pockets including ISIS and the separatist groups, draw segments of the resource- starved population towards themselves, inhibiting their progress. The growing resentment towards these groups, draws further flank towards the innocent ones, thus effectively eliminating their chances of progress.

    It is not easy to separate the moral and economic aspect of the crisis India faces. On purely a cold figure based economic front, it is the projected fastest growing economy of 2016 at 7.5% growth rate, well ahead of China. The efforts of the present government to increase the ease of doing business, foreign investment etc. are all steering it in the positive direction. What is needed now is an underlying moral change. While demand-led growth is good, we must restrain from being overly consumeristic. Proper emphasis on domestic savings is required. Marx called Religion, Family, State etc. are superstructures of the underlying economic mode of production. However, due to its vast cultural, philosophical and moral background, India has the potential to now complement its fast economic growth, by a moral one, by increasing tax compliance, reducing corruption, promoting liberal thoughts and making it a truly inclusive society as it once was.

    • yogi

      first of all congrats for making the effort to write ur first essay 😀
      my views :-
      1. there still exist a lot of problems in contemporary India, as it seeks to attain a permanent seat in the all powerful Security Council.–> i could not relate
      2. always write full forms of GII, HDI these in bracket when used first time, then onward, u can use short forms.
      3. transfer pricing and retrospective taxation, –> if u r using them then define also, better avoid that much incorporation of Gs knowledge in essays,

      4. good that u tried to give equal emphasis on duo
      5. under economic u could have added further sub headings to cover that in depth and to avoid the overlaps
      6. good that u have drew a balanced conclusion,
      7. just keep writing, we all will improve
      P.S.: pardon me if I sounded harsh 🙂

      • Philosophista

        Thanks for the review. Valid points. However the Security Council thing was added to added to emphasise the fact that inspite of being on the road to being a superpower, we are infested with numerous moral and economic problems.

        • yogi

          got it now, thanks for reply:)

  • Kant

    Crisis faced in India – Moral or Economic.

    Year – 1757.

    Location – Plassey, in the present day West Bengal.

    Robert Clive bribed Mir Jafar, the commander in chief of the Nawab’s army and also promised to make him the nawab.

    Result – In the Battle of Plassey that followed, British East India Company won the decisive victory. This inevitably led to the economic slavery of the motherland for about 200 years.

    This incident in the Indian history is a grim reminder to us that the economic crisis is a symptom of the underlying moral crisis.

    When we woke up to a new dawn on 15th Aug 1947 by rescuing ourselves from imperial shackles, India was shattered economically. British rule had destroyed indigenous handicraft industry and kept the agriculture backward. Nevertheless, We The People Of India promised ourselves to build a peaceful and prosperous future.

    However, after almost seven decades of independence, India still continues to struggle with economic problems. Now, we cannot blame British for our current economic crisis. We are solely responsible for these problems. And, at the heart of economic crisis lay the moral crisis. Both exist side by side and reinforce each other.

    A closer look at many of these problems supports this argument.


    Infrastructure is the backbone of any economy. India’s basic infrastructure like roads, water supply, communication etc suffers from grave inefficiencies, partly due to moral hazards. Roads are built in one season and by the next season, they look like they were not mended at all. Communication lines are not repaired on time exposing the laxity in work. Moreover, who can forget the 2G scam?


    As an economic principle, greater investments are needed to propel the economic growth. Sadly, our degrading morals are proving to be hindrance in greater investment. Saradha scam revealed how public money was misused. Kingfisher airlines took huge loans from the banks and engineered it’s profit books affecting the banks. Apart from tarnishing the country’s image before the world as investment destination, such incidents drive away the public towards unproductive assets like gold which affect the economy by widening the current account deficit.


    Scores of reports have highlighted how the Indian education is producing low quality learning. Teachers do not fulfill their moral duty of imparting rights skills to students. Scientific temper is not instilled firmly even though the science subjects are taught. For an economy ready to reap the benefits of the demographic dividend, this is not a good sign.


    Recently, World Health Organisation released a report showing how even smaller neighbours of India in South Asia are ahead in terms of social indicators like health. Its not that we are not providing outlays for improving the miserable health status of the people. Funds are misappropriated, misutilised or even in some cases not utilised. Negligence, dereliction of duty, profit seeking etc are rampant in this sector. Few years back, 36 women Chhattisgarh died of infection in a health camp. Healthy population is essential to create economic prosperity and so is true vice versa.


    For sustainable economic development, preserving the clean environment is a necessity. Yet, untreated industrial effluents are being released in rivers, garbage is being thrown on the roads, vehicles are not maintained properly. And, when caught, we are happy getting away by bribing officials.


    World Bank has reportedly noted that India’s GDP would rise immediately by 27% if all women participate in the workforce. However, discrimination, insecurity at and outside workplace, lack of educational opportunities are keeping them out of the workforce. We need to cherish our heritage of value of equality.

    However, we need not be disappointed by these trends. We have been trying hard to tackle these problems. We can fulfill our aspirations if we fulfill our responsibilities. Responsibilities as a student, as a family member, as a member of the society and as a human. Fortunately, India’s glorious legacy as a spiritual and moral leader will continue to provide us the moorings in the turbulent waters, that is, in a moral crisis.

    We need to continue celebrate Buddha’s non-violence, Ashoka’s Dhamma, Akbar’s Din-i-Ilahi doctrine and Gandhiji’s insistence on truth. We should continue celebrating moral heroes in society and in the government. We need to strengthen in people the moral virtues of compassion, empathy, tolerance, integrity and open-mindedness.

    Economy may have a brighter outlook in the next business cycle but for long term prosperity we need strong moral foundations. Our social, economic and political destiny is based on our noble thoughts, high morals and responsible behaviour. In this context, the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson are worth mentioning:

    “Watch your thoughts for they become words,

    watch your words for they become actions,

    watch your actions, for they become habits,

    watch your habits for they become your character,

    watch your character for it becomes your destiny.”

    —Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • Rashmi

      very well written!!

      • Kant

        Any suggestion ma’am?
        Did you write essay? I’ll review.

        • Rashmi

          no suggestions for this one….from intro to conclusion it’s nearly perfect!….
          no i didn’t…thanks!…good luck!

    • Brilliant start. U made the concept and the crux of the essay very clear (kudos to that). Many of the people here missed this part.

      The dimensions were clear and to the point. However I would suggest u to refrain from using the headings. Although Ira singhal suggested it, I guess she had the luck factor that she got away with that (personal opinion).

      One more critic : U started with ur clear point (morality and economy going hand in hand) but in the end (penultimate, before the quotes) u inclined towards morality. I would suggest u to stick to the stand till the very end. Further the use of quote in the end as a conclusion (too orthodox and conventional, get some analysis as u have brilliant skill in it)

      The content is brilliant. Flow can be improved a bit by using connectors. Good job overall

      • Kant

        regarding headings: i think we can use them when there is direct flow between two points. For ex. I cannot flow smoothly from environment to women. (personal opinion)

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  • Jaya Swatantra

    please review

    • Jaya Swatantra

      review friends

    • Vivaan Khanna

      hi Jaya… ratio of India 943 females per 1000(census 2011) fill the gap of ur answer…NFHS I don’t know
      2.Stolen the conclusion from my essay..i haven’t stolen because I wrote before u
      On serious note
      1.essay was more digressed…whatever problems have been mentioned are mainly social ones except and morality..i do agree but economy and morality were added in patches to give impression I m writing the essay on the topic
      2.conclusion is good..just substantiate it with ur content.
      3.Read others essay u will get many perspectives.
      4.Keep writing..there always remains a scope of matter how well a person has written
      PS-Please try to click clear images 🙂 please review mine

      • Jaya Swatantra

        Thanks for your valuable feedback Vivaan ( give me some time for reviewing yours sorry for being too late) .. KWAR… and good morning 🙂

      • Jaya Swatantra

        Copy rights issues arre big problem Vivaan ji ka conclusion chura liya gaya hai… todays news headlines…. analyse and comment.. 🙂

        • Vivaan Khanna

          Analysis-how can one steal my conclusion…has all morality gone from world..even if somebody wanted…can simply ask to me…positive is that the concerned person can now make her essay better now…and the challenge for author is to get to get copy right from now onwards…now critically review 🙂

          • Jaya Swatantra

            Thoughts can never be a matter of rights …. so interpretations of the thoughts should have copy rights nevertheless thoughts only… so morality lies in not copying the interpretations …. lekin maine copy bhi nahi kiya tha jab dekha to vakai mein same the.. a sheer coincidence… 🙂

            • Vivaan Khanna

              good thinking

    • Shreya

      Hi Jaya,
      The pictures aren’t very clear. I think the introductory sentence could have been better- “This is a crucial question”. Something more attractive. You’ve stated the economic and moral problems like poverty, unemployment, corruption , pollution and population. I think you should do more than stating the problems.
      Your essay is more suited to the title “The economic and moral crisis facing India”, rather than is the crisis moral or economic.

      Keep Writing and all the best 🙂

      • Jaya Swatantra

        Thanks a lot for review Shreya.. will improve…KWAR.. 🙂

    • Isha

      Hi Jaya! My views-
      1. Yr Intro was a bit ambiguous.
      2. Mentioning abt the problems and exploring the moral and economic factors behind them- that was ur take. Not sure we should have a take like this or not. I mean to say ki the failure on the part of govt. to eliminate poverty even after 7 decades of independence is an economic issue/problem. But the poverty levels are not that high to term them as crisis. Feel free to differ.
      I was seeing it from the point of view of ‘crisis’ specifically.
      3. ‘In the race of becoming developed, India failed to create adequate employment’- i dont think the motive was lost because we were racing to become developed. steps were taken but the ground implementation was poor or sometimes there was policy paralysis. After all if u r trying to increase the GDP growth rate, u r indirectly creating employment.
      4. rest issues u brought forth were gud but u need to separate them as moral and/or economic. That way ur essay wud be more clear.
      5. Conclusion could have some suggestions.

      Positive thing was u worked on wordlimit thing. ALso work on writin short sentences. ATB!

      • Jaya Swatantra

        Thanks Isha for your valuable feedback… the definition of crisis may differ from person to person … poverty is a crisis for India as gap is getting enhanced gradually instead of getting minimized … i would try to incorporate your other points… (please give me some time for reviewing yours sorry for being late) thanks… 🙂

        • Isha

          Take your time Jaya, review as per ur convenience. Its not that urgent 🙂

    • yogi

      first of all sorry for the late reply :
      good attempt i would say 🙂
      1. one god thing is that u have clearly stated that things cannot be seen in isolation and hence duo exists toegther as the reason for the socio-economic problems in our country
      2. use of current examples, i still have to learn it
      3. u have seed that let’s analyse poverty, hunger, terrrorism etc etc, but u have not kept ur promise, where is terroism , hunger etc 😛
      4. Rich are getting richer, but poor are not getting poor(source: the hindu+ serious bhai)
      keep going we all will improve
      review mine as well
      P.S. : plz pardon me if i sounded harsh 🙂

      • Jaya Swatantra

        Thanks for your valuable feed back … please no need to say sorry … actually if i would have added other points it would have been too lengthy ….. i would be reviewing yours for sure please give me some time.. i have to learn one thing how you read so many essays and give such worthy feedback ( i have to learn to gain speed)… thanks

        • yogi

          full sunday, only essay nothing else, in fact i take almost 30 minutes per essay to read and review, i don’t think it’s a good speed:-p

  • DaV!ncI aka draco

    India is neither facing economic crises or moral one .However both are significant issues and have a great potential to cause future trouble .

  • Gladiator

    Crisis face in India – moral or economic
    India is country of diversity in every aspects as well as different class of people.Where trend been changing responsibility of country from upper class to middle class of India. so on the trends from geopolitics to Geo-economic of the world. When India economic grow in order to fastest while the natural phenomena occurred in other hand.India is lowest in human development in the south Asia.However crisis in India is under going due to loss of morality and fall of economic crisis. Moral and ethic become in epic in India. with westernization, present generation spread like dry leaf flown in the direction of the wind.Every manner on our culture tradition. When something happen a person based on his own responsibility that would have been turn towards violence and born against mob. But never find out solution of problem. Hence the person would live his own custom and tradition.Recently one of an IAS officer from Rajasthan cadre been converted to the mu slim religion.Whatever India festival and the customs turn with the western style The festival of holy,deepavli and dassier etc. When the festival celebrants in india and abroad. Use of our past colour ,cloth , food , drink.Where country had full of rich oral tradition have destroyed by following westernize.But when election campaign comes then only Indian folk song, poet and classic would play but not yet all on the festivals of india. Hyderabad’ s election campaign is on these days. I have observed today. The campaign that was very beautiful song have sung with the elaborate of traditional staff of ancients by TRS as well as congress.
    So we can hardly fond we have value of our tradition and custom with the basis of india. We are gradually forgetting human value and humanity lost its gain in front of the monetary gain.Who had made our land to born most famous and important religions, legend and glory of our past. In fact,technology and science would come form ancient path. The science an technology born with new require of the new generation. Our ancienter had horse. which was speed travel to reach their journey but now we have machines. when time changes then the choice also changes,Then should not be forgotten the value of path shown us to the reach from the horse to machine.
    The law and order situated in the country today is a great evidence of the shameful of the act.When constitution not allow polarization of country based on religion caste custom etc,but the political parties have been polarizing india. In fact the parties have made based on the cast system in india by indirectly. For instance BSP,SP,etc.
    The prestige of women and their dignity used to be pride of india. We have lost that india is least place for safety for women in the earth.India is the country most heinous crime had on women so for and so on why to such a heinous.We called women is godless from ancient.Harapan civilization to modern have been worshiped mother goddess.When internet and technology reached in our hand like Mobile of 5g that changed our mind set us to forget our custom and started watching sunny leaon’s movies. The theaters was once upon a time Goddess Bharath Matha dominated.which had family oriented movies but now the view has change.
    The scandals and corruption index in the country indicates fall of our moral.Which not at all responsibility about country just thinks every one of their own seat and politics. When south suffer then north people not at all care their pain as vice verse.

    Economic crisis
    Unstable governance so for is the one of the main crisis in the country.When country needed a best perform to come out while crisis have been taken place.India is regional based country. Every year at least one of the state or more state have suffered for the emergence.

    Lack of strong supporting polices to strengthen the international relationship. India is second population country in the world. India economy rely on service sector. But because of political parties in india. Which come in power that not allowed the previous ruing parties policies.
    Lack of efficient guideline of government has lead miserable lifestyle of the citizen of the country.
    Fear privatization is result of economic crisis.We are slowly getting back to modern slavery by welcoming the MNC culture. Indian policies are more concerning governing their own power and satisfying,the diversified opinion of the Indian citizens. Thy hardly find time enough to concentrate and uplift the Indian economy.
    Value of country have been forgetting with selfish of ruling parties and people of the country. Youth are remain away from the past of gory of our country . because of the technology and time. On the other hand poverty in order to uplift and reach culmination.

  • Srishti

    Crises faced in India moral or economic

    Ever since independence India has been evolving and continuously rising from the difficulties. Eleven five year plans have been completed and in this span we have seen unprecendent economic development. After 1991 india has shown a rapid economic growth. Our GDP growth rate has been constantly increasing and now we have become one of the largest economies in the world. Still India faces economic crises of a large magnitude. Our inflation target is still not under control, there is lack of vigilance in the economic sector even though a lot of rules have been introduced, tax evasion, red tapism, increase in rich poor divide,and so on. Population is rising rapidly and this rate of breeding is more than the rate if production which is leading to unemployment and poverty. Black money stashed abroad is still not recovered. What we do is blame the government for each and everything be it poor implementation or grievience redressel . although it may be true but it is nit absolute truth. We do nit realize that as a citizen of india we also have duties as enshrined in the constutiin that are not just a paper work. Economic crises are just one if the many symptoms if moral crises. India is engulfed more with moral crises than with economic.

    India’s public life suffers from want of morals whether it is the lowest or highest level of society. Today in each and every sphere there is coruption, insincerety and dishonesty. People have forgotten there moral values that is given in the constitution and are moving towards the values of market that knows no ethics. Why do we need to be governed by rules? Why cant we be sincere and transparent? Why do we have to keep the attitude of ” sifarish chalti hai”? I think if we ask these questions to ourselves we would not need laws to givern us. The rich trample on the rights of others becoming richer and poor becoming poorer. The politicians use the lower rung people as vote banks and forget their promises afterwards. The land which is known for unity in diversity is know facing challnges from communalism and intolerance. Ghar wapsi, caste discrimination, etc are only some of the instances. Crimes against women have increased. Domestic violence, preference of son over girl child, sexual harassment are only some of the crimes from a long list which seems never ending. Thanks to the orthodox principles of our society. Let us move to schools and hospitals. Today to get afmission in famous private schools more than talent of a student …..donation is required. The more the donation better probability to get admission. Even in the hospitals the wel off people can afford best facilities in hospitals but poor people are not even given the basic aid. Isnt this lack of moral values? Our constitution gives Right to equality but in this case we cannot see this right being provided to most of the people.

    Selfishness, greed has disfigured our public life. We say of “simple living and high thinkiñg” but inside the core of our heart we will want to do anything whether good or bad to get a luxurious life. Had our businessmen paid taxes we never would have needed the laws to get black money back. Employees in public offices dont do there duty faithfully. Workers can go on strikes for frivolous reasons. The innocent are always afraid of the law and hence obey them but corruption is so rampant in our machinery that innocent are the ones who are caught. The rich remain scott free even though they are found guilty. We know the right thing but we never do it fir our personal motives. The scandels like chit fund scam, 2G spectrum and many more had never been happened if we had been morally correct. Moral values are of utmost importance that is why The UPSC has a Ethics and Integrity paper to test the morality of IAS aspirants.

    In the end i would say that “crises is an oppertunity riding the dangerous wind”. Hence, we need to cherish the moral values of our Constitution to remive moral crises to remove other crises as well and make our country a world leader

  • DaV!ncI aka draco

    Everyone is aware and accepts the fact that India is undergoing crisis and it is affecting the citizens of the country indirectly. We are
    facing a down surge on our economy as well as the moral grounds but the question is whether the crisis situation that India is undergoing is due to the loss of morality or the fall of the economy.

    Is India facing Economic Crisis

    In the pre 1991 economic regime the priorities were subsidized food to the poor, creating employment opportunities through public or private sector, giving enough subsidy to the farm sector to avoid shortage of food grains etc. The progress was not spectacular but was very slow and steady. Post 1991 the economic growth has gone up many times and this year even 7% growth is considered lower because the expectations are 9-10%. It is true that higher economic growth is required if the nation has to prosper. However a 7% growth is not to be scoffed at considering most economies in the world are registering 3-4%. The problem facing India is the content of the 7% growth. Not enough employment is being created and even the farm land which is acquired by displacing hundreds of farmers is unable to create enough employment. Today the corporate sector is clamoring for Government to take decisions
    in terms of FDI in retail sector and larger FDI in various other sectors.

    The Government is responsible for the whole country and not only the corporate sector. The Government cannot look in terms
    of profit and loss as if the whole country is a bania shop. For the Western countries India is a potential market for their goods and
    services, for us India is a proud nation of one billion.

    Is Economic crisis a possibility?

    But we must not forget there are certain factors which might lead us to the economic crisis with rich are becoming more richer and vice versa. Within the next decade, experts predict that India will be the most populated country on the planet. India’s exploding population is causing an economic crisis for the country due to the lack of sufficient training, education and jobs to support its growing numbers of people. In order for India to be able to support such a large population, it must stabilize its economy.

    •The unstable Governance so far had been one of the main reasons for the economic crisis in the country.

    • Lack of strong supporting policies to strengthen the international trade relations.

    • Lack of efficient guidelines from the government has led to the miserable lifestyle of the citizens.

    • The fear of privatization is a resultant of the economic crisis. We are slowly getting back into the age of modern slavery by welcoming the MNC culture.

    • Indian politicians are more concerned in governing their own power and satisfying the diversified opinion of the Indian
    citizens. Thy hardly find time enough to concentrate and uplift the Indian economy.

    Morality in India

    India is land of diversity with having great rivers like Ganga and the Great Himalayas keeping alive our heritage values with monuments like TajMahal pride of India with many find their place in UNESCO world heritage sites like Hampi,Rani ki vav etc keeping reminding us how rich our culture and With emblem of great king Ashoka reminds us of our moral values we followed e since the ancient times.Our land is birth place religion like Buddhism and Jainism with depicts the value of peace and love even westerners have accepted many good things like vegetarianism, benefits of yoga, vedic mathematics and indian food costumes and even our moral values. Sushma Swaraj in her recent comment said that India always a safe home for Jewish people shows that how much we respect other religion and their values.

    Is India facing Moral Crisis

    Values are the foundations of any society as they are the invisible wealth of the community and of a nation.The history of Roman Empire shows that us that nepotism, rampant corruption, general moral decay were some of the causes of the ruin of the empire.

    In the freedom struggle people with a steady income in their profession gave up their jobs and joined Mahatma Gandhi in spite of personal loss to themselves. It was all missionary zeal. Today hardly anybody who is reasonably successful in his vocation would like to leave that and join politics and public life. The result is all the political parties are saddled with people for whom politics is their main business.this is the reason why Anna Hazare cannot succeed by getting a Lokpal appointed because the ultimate power is with representatives of people and unless the moral status improves we will always have a second class Government and not a
    first class one.

    Many times we have seen Their is demand on ban on certain school uniforms for girls, because they are “provocative” for young men. Unsurprisingly, those who make such demands are almost always men. Talk is absent about better education for young citizens, and the need to teach them that a “no” really means no,and it is they who are the source of the nation’s moral crisis.

    what are reasons for these crises:

    With the westernization, the present generation is flown like a dry leaf in the direction of wind.

    • We can hardly find people who value our customs and traditions which are the basis of India.

    • We are slowly forgetting the human values and humanity has lost its voice in front of the monetary gains.

    • The law and order situation in the country today is a great evidence for the shameful acts.

    • The prestige of women and their dignity used to be the pride of India, we have lost that and India is emerging as the least safe place on earth for women.

    • The scandals and the corruption index in the country indicates the fall of our moral.

    India aspiring to be a superpower make sure Superpowers is not only industrial complexes, pubs and elite lifestyle.But, its inclusive. Always, in touch with its roots. Including, Embracing change over period of time. The challenges like radicalization, youth joining terrorism, old social practices and social discrimination(recent death of Dalit student ) are cause of concern which need to be dealt with.

    We can precisely say that India is passing through a tough time right now. The battle for economic freedom can be won only if we first wage a battle against our moral weaknesses and over-come them. India’s real crisis is moral, and not economic. Instead of wasting our time debating , we need to gear up and restrict the spread of its fatal flaws further. We also need to concentrate to rectify the wear and tear these crisis have caused on the pride and reputation of our beloved nation.

    • you want review for your essay?? bro, atleast you should have wrote down this in your own language!! Most of your essay is copied from here!!
      also, you should read essays of other people!! Most of them have written good!! You’ll learn only when you start writing yourself!! No offence!! Keep writing!

      • DaV!ncI aka draco

        actually i already wrote it in this year mains…………………i just copied few points so that others could get some help from them……………..and copied the reasons……….rest is my original whatever i recalled what i wrote in mains…………yaar really exhausted after giving mains…………i should write it my own words totally…….but m bit busy with interview prep. as well looking for preparing for other other exams too……..u can’t know what UPSC holds for you…….and this is my first chance…….but m hoping for best…………fingers crossed…….and one more thing you never see copied essay any further ………apologies for copying………….

        • Haha areyy! First of all, all the best for your interview!!! Prepare for it , rest everything is secondary at this moment.
          Actually before writing I did a little research 😛 so I saw this article and after reading your essay I found that in the end everything is copied in the same words! 😀 But no worries, no need to apologize!
          And again all the best for interview! 🙂

          • DaV!ncI aka draco

            thanks man…………….arre phele naam to aai

            • Lord Tuktuk

              haha!! Dont worry bhai!!

  • Sahil Garg


    “A child is the father of the man” is an old cliché. While everyone must have heard it at some point in their life, not many would have bothered to unravel the deepest meanings in this simple saying. A child is an epitome of innocence, true to what he observes and learns, completely unconnected form the complexities of the “grown up society. A child is taught honesty, truth, discipline, selflessness, altruism, integrity, compassion and all the wonderful moral lessons. He believes everything taught as true, imbibes them in his daily life, and is well set to become a person high on moral grounds, until he encounters the grown up society. He is soon taught that all those values look best in books but hold little significance in real life. And most learn that. Soon they feel that a little dishonesty, lies aren’t a big deal. The little builds up each day, and more, and more. Now, he turns a well grown adult who has mingled with the society quite beautifully. Dishonesty, selfishness, indiscipline, lies become a normal part of his life. Thus, the stage is again set for the ultimate crisis any society can face. India too is passing through a deep and entrenched failure of moral values – or a mammoth moral crisis. Rewinding back, what great personalities India had, absolute epitomes of morality. Ranging from the Ashoka to Akbar to Mahatma Gandhi, SC Bose, Sardar Patel, Lal-Bal-Pal , the list seems to be unending.

    The political crisis is very well visible. From JN Nehru accommodating BR Ambedkar in his Cabinet to seek diverse views, Lal Bahadur’s Shastris’s resignation as a railway minster after a train accident, had come the stage of defections. Politicians, for petty personal profits changes political parties with completely different ideologies in no time. Where the Parliament used to be platform for healthy discussions and debates , all with a single aim of beautifying the country, the parliament logjams are the most common scenes today, thus wasting big chunks of public money. From walking unnecessarily in the well , open display of cash, to watching obscene material , parliamentary ethics has seen a new low. Parties deliberately try to stall bills just to seek political vengeance. Where, the lawmakers are turning immoral with each passing day, little can be expected from the common public.

    Equally disturbing and morally degraded has become the public service. Corruption it seems has become the inevitable outcome of being in power. Knowingly or unknowingly, people have embraced corruption as a part of their routine. The consumers believe it is some sort of right and quintessential to survive today, the feeders feel getting the work done is easier when you lighten he pocket, be it for the illegal work or the legal one. This menace of corruption wreaks havoc when projects and files are cleared , land acquired , forests destroyed , people displaced just for sake of pumping personal bank accounts.

    Casteism still haunts. Communalism has again resurfaced in past three decades. Patriarchy is still a powerful and potent ideology, especially in rural areas. Women are being treated heinously , not only by the grown ones, but more shamefully by the growing ones, or the juveniles. Girls are being raped, molested and assaulted in their own homes buy their brothers and fathers. Well aware and educated citizens, in disguise of looking cool, acceptable and mingled with society, behave more badly than even the unaware. Be it from wasting power, fuel or water or dirtying the streets, they are equally unconcerned and ignorant. Yes, India is facing a definite moral crisis today.

    But that doesn’t imply everything’s well on the economic front. We still have the mammoth monster of poverty haunting India eve after 68 years of Independence. Income and status inequality is still a big concern .Developmental indices like HDI, GINI, prove that India has still to tread a long path. India has failed to meet many MDGs. Maternal mortality, Infant mortality, poor health infra are still the depressing points on health front. Agriculture, the sector still employing the maximum population, is still in a dismal state. Globally, exports are falling, rupee is weakening. But none of this represents a crisis. All these are developmental and growth challenges which a country goes through, some early, and some late. Moreover, on an optimistic note, India’s growth rate has been predicted to be one of the best by IMF and WB, even in the slow years. Govt has intervened with appropriate policies and schemes to improve the situation on each front, and changes are definitely coming slowly, if not swiftly.

    Yes, one cannot teach values to a hungry man. Removing poverty is and should remain the big challenge. This might make one infer that once the economic status improves, morals will definitely come. India is a welfare state and colonialism left us in a peril. The income inequality has to be removed by the joint efforts of govt, people and civil societies. But can this be achieved if one feels morally obligated to do wrong? If our conscience allows us to fill pockets put of public money instead of letting that money flow to the poor, if tax evasion is no longer felt as a moral crime, if MNCs openly indulge in tax avoidance and if our patriarchal society doesn’t like to see girls on an equal footing, will the actual poverty ever be eliminated ? Sure the moral and economic fronts are interconnected, but a poor cannot be fed if the rich wants him to starve. Gender and income inequality undoubtedly cannot be reduced if we fellow Indians continue to underestimate girls. Moral crisis, is therefore, what needs to be tacked first.

    Let us teach our child moral values of honesty, discipline, truth, respect for women, compassion not only for his initial years, but throughout his life, so that when we deviate or take an immoral way, someone close to us is there to get us back on the right path. Let the child remain the father of a man , forever.

    • Sahil Garg

      Should I have added reforms which need to be done to improve the public service and parliament moral crisis.

  • OK

    Crisis faced in India, Moral or Economic?

    “Rights will be divided under two parts, justiciable and
    non-justiciable.” Decision of our Constitutional framers to divide the socio,
    economic, and political rights under two different parts by giving due consideration
    to the economic status of our nascent democracy. It clearly indicates that,
    economy was always a matter of consideration for our policy makers.

    After nearly 70 years of eve of independence our country is
    still crippling with multitude of problems. India a home for second largest
    population in the world, land of rich natural resources, and region of
    opportunity, still failing to achieve many aspirations, which are enshrined in
    our Constitution.

    Recent Narobi Ministerial Conference, where India had faced
    a tough resistance from developed nations while securing the rights of its
    agricultural farmers and of many other developing nations. This conference has
    highlighted the dismal economic status of agricultural farmers in our country.
    This distress can concisely be attributed to the lack of credit,
    infrastructure, and technology. Why are we failing to provide them, we must be
    lacking the economic support for that?

    India’s ambitious project of Make in India, year after of
    its launch is failing to attract anchor investors who can bring a right blend
    of capital with technology. This failure is again attributed to the growing
    “Balance Sheet Syndrome of Indian Style”, increasing Debt to Equity ratio,
    lower Interest Coverage Ration, weak supporting infrastructure, and many more.
    So, is it again an economic failure?

    The year of 1991 is no less important in the history of our
    country, year which had brought a significant change in our economic and
    political landscape. Why the unprecedented growth followed by the economic
    reforms failed to showed the desire result in job creation. Why the well-proven
    macroeconomic theory failed in the case of our country. Our economy again
    failed to achieve what it could have achieved.

    The recent World Bank Report has estimated the population
    under poverty line in our country to be close to 12.4%, which is much lesser
    than the number estimated by the Tendulkar and Rangarajan Committee. The Global
    Human Development Report has ranked India at 130th far behind than many other South
    Asian countries. So, the concern is not about the number and the marginal
    improvement in India’s position in both of them. But the concern is, why a
    country like India is failing to fulfill the basic needs of its population. Why
    India is a home for nearly 45% of malnourished children, why we have high
    infant and maternal mortality rate, why our life expectancy is lesser than many
    other countries. Why we are failing to provide one of the most basic essentials
    of life like education, health, sanitation, hygiene, safe drinking water, etc.
    On the prima-facie it again looks like a classic case of lack of financial,
    natural, and human resources.

    All these problems are clearly uncovering the millions of
    eyes, which are looking at the Indian State, completely filled with hope and
    aspirations. Is it really an economic disability or it is much deeper then

    Our demands in Nairobi Conference are still the same which
    we demanded a decade and half back in Doha Conference. Is it one and half
    decade not sufficient to transform the face of our economy, in which nearly 60%
    population is trapped in agriculture with plethora of problems. If Germany can
    transform it self with in few decades, if Japan can build a world’s best
    manufacturing, Singapore can developed itself into a vibrant economy, what
    India is missing? Why India is always focusing on short term solution and
    completely undermining the long term solutions. When the need of an hour is the
    irrigation infrastructure, why we are still stuck with the subsidies. Though it
    looks like an economic problem, but it is a moral problem. Our politicians
    rather then serving the people started serving themselves. The individualism
    has deeply entrenched into our politics, which can be easily seen in the
    populist nature of government and frequent parliament logjams.

    But never forget, the year 1991 not only brought a change in
    our economy but also changed the entire political space. Post 1991, the
    governance is no more the sole responsibility of state, and now Market and Civil
    Society are both playing equally important role. So, putting the whole
    liability on State will not be correct.

    The unresponsive Make in India program due to increasing Non
    Performing Assets are less to do with economy. The over reaching Debts are mounted
    on the corporates due to indulgence in unethical aggressive bidding for
    projects. This behavior not only cost our Country by starving it from essential
    infrastructure, which is the sole requirement of Make in India mission, but
    also creating heavy banking problems. These problems though are highly economic
    in nature but completely linked with the unethical behavior of Market.

    This only Market has exploited the laborers by bypassing the
    existing statutes and creating a whole new world of problem of contractual
    labor. This one act has created a completely new class in our society, which is
    known to us as a Working Poor. It is again looking like an economic problem,
    but this is a manifestation of a much deeper problem, immorality in Business.
    This immorality has been completely overpowering our State’s intervention.

    But, limiting this liability to the market and state would
    again be a myopic approach towards this problem. Citizens as a part of Civil
    Society are also equally responsible for it.

    Why in India, the great Plato’s thought of Allegory of Cave
    didn’t work. State provided a numerous normative laws to set a norm for the
    society, state supported the people who lacked behind through the doctrine of
    positive discrimination. But why all these interventions failed to deliver the
    desire result. Is it because of lack of resources or administrative
    constraints? The bigger problem here is again morality. Where the person who
    got benefit through the reservation and other normative laws, because of his
    inherent identity linked with his community, never went back to give a small
    contributions to help rest of them. Isn’t it selfishness? Isn’t individualism?
    Are they forgot their identity or they lost their connect with the community
    who gave them so much?

    We blamed our country’s economic condition for failing to
    give us the required infrastructure. But we completely neglected the failure on
    our part, our failure to abide with tax compliance. The rampant tax evasion and
    mindful tax avoidance has created a situation where Tax to GDP ratio of our
    country is mere 11%. How can expect our State to provide all the required
    facilities where we are not equipping them with enough financial resources. Are
    we not highly self-centric?

    It is more ironic that, the country who is inhabited with
    people who are highly obsessed with cleanliness and purity. That much obsessed
    that it has created a number of problems like untouchability for the State to
    handle. These people who take bath twice a day, who clean their house daily, are
    not thinking twice before throwing the garbage in front of neighbor’s house.
    And the problem increase to that level at which State has to intervene with the
    ambitious programs of Swacch Bharat Abhiyan. Without hygiene; health,
    sanitation, and drinking water are incomplete. Is it a problem of lack of
    resources or the lack of moral behavior in our Country?

    The increasing crime, communalism, social tension, and
    disturbance of societal harmony can appear as a lack of resources to support
    our law enforcing agencies. These resources can again be seen as a part of the
    bigger picture of economic crisis. But actual problem is the decreasing Social
    Capital of our country. Why we need
    legal contract where social contract can suffice? Why state has to spend extra
    cost in administration and enforcement of law and order in the society? This
    economic problem has it’s base in the moral problem of the society. Where
    society has failed to recognize the many ideal values of tolerance and apathy.

    So, our country though has been suffering from many economic
    problems but the core of each and every problem is somewhere deeply entrenched
    into the degrading moral values of our society. Yet again, our Government has
    rightly understood the gravity of this problem and has introduced the value
    based education to build the societal values. India has everything which is needed
    to transform a country into a living example for many other countries, but only
    thing which is missing is the individual’s attitude. So let’s promise it to ourselves,
    while remembering the noble words of our beloved leader, Mahatma Gandhi, “be the change which you want to see”, that
    we will fulfill our duties first before demanding our right from our

    • HSB

      You have written a nice essay.Nice connection with current happenings.Did well in introducing great personalities in between.
      want to suggest some improvements:
      1.thought it was a bit lengthy, to engage the reader your essay needs to be concise
      2.i thought that you dealt it in two separate parts first economic then moral interconnectedness was there but it could be improved
      3.missed some moral issues
      4.also in the conclusion i think you should avoid sweeping statements like each and every problem which seems a bit exaggeration.


    • yogi

      1.Tendulkar and Rangarajan Committee:- bhai english ke teacher ko ye sab pata hoga kya ?:-P
      2.Our demands in Nairobi Conference are still the same which we demanded a decade and half back in Doha Conference.:- which demands, could have specified some of them!
      3. Plato’s thought of Allegory of Cave:- bhai ye kis chidiya ka naam hein 😛

      4. later half is supeeeeeerb, where u toned sown the technical terms! so that a common man could understand, i think that is the way ur entire essay should be, use of GS should be limited and not like u did in first half, as mentioned by me in point 1, 2,3
      5 throught ur essay u have emphasiesd that econimic causes are infact rignated from the moral causes, :- very good analysis, i did not do justice to this part in my essay, thanks for writing this, now i got how to do that
      6. conclusion is very good,
      overall it’s a very good essay, jsut keep a check on excess use GS part,

    • Bhai the language u use is quite interesting a read. Aaj technical aur GS thoda zyada ho gaya lekin. But I believe ki this was required. Allegory of Cave *salute* never thought this could be used.

      I clearly get ur point and I stand by it. Very nicely attempted as usual. If u have time, please go through this, I believe we both are on the same side of the shore.

    • Isha

      Hi Ok! My views-
      1. Intro cud be more interesting- may be like sort of clearing of ur stance a bit beforehand or may be to create curiosity to be unfolded later.
      2. Connectivity- between parah was missing. Use connectors to maintain a flow.
      3. Ur para no. 6,7,8- a bit stretched they are- took too much time to clear ur stance actually. Seemed repititive with questions.
      4. 9th para- i am unable to get the logic for blaming civil society too. After all, its not only morality behind the economic crisis. Sometimes policy paralysis, inadequate measures, failure to learn from our own mistakes in the past are also there.
      5. Plato’s thought of Allegory of Cave- I think its somewhat related to ur optional, maybe. But see, as a layman reader i am unable to get it. I think others have pointed out this thing too that many terms and concepts u touched upon were not properly explained in the context. So, work on it.
      6. Later half- beyond 10th para- was relatively more clear. But you can include some more suggestions in conclusion may be to make it strong!
      Overall, I wud say- it was a bit tough to read. Might be that I am wrong. But as I have seen your other comments here- u r really good in generating ideas. U have a vast knowledge base. So, harness its benefit! Keep Writing & reviewing 🙂

      • OK

        Hi Isha. Thanks a lot for your inputs. I think my writing style is a bit different.
        Technical terms. Learning.
        Connectivity, it is so vast topic, so I tried not to impose artificial connectivity. But yes, connectivity is definitely missing between different examples.
        Civil society wala point. i wrote a reply to Shreya, your policy paralisis point can be answered from that only. Please have a look, if possible. I have tried to explain, how policy paralysis is related to morality. (Yes, it is linked and directly linked)
        Regarding few more examples in conclusion, I read it somewhere (may be Joker said it), conclusion should always be driven from the above stated points. But I will discuss that with someone else as well.
        Overll. Thanks a lot for reviewing.

    • Shreya

      Very engaging. The questions you put up are thoughtful. However i feel that you can’t just say that every crisis emerges from declining moral values.

      Economic crisis usually means recession or a depression. It could be a result of wrong economic policies ( such as the subprime mortgage crisis or the BOP problems that culminated into 1991 crisis in India). But morality need not be the sole reason behind this. It could mean lack of farsighted economists, or simply a range of faulty policies.

      Even though it is largely true that Indira Gandhi’s reckless nationalization and ignorance of corruption was largely responsible for loss making PSUs.

      Its not necessary that a rich state will be highly ethical, for example the bipolarity of US- they provide huge farm subsides to their farmers, use non-tariff barriers and simultaneously pressurize developing countries to cut down subsidies and lower tariffs.

      Or as we know that as people move from a low income to middle income household, tendency of sex selective abortion increases- evident in the case of Haryana.

      My point is that the cause and effect relationship is not as stark as you’ve mentioned. So probably just tone it down. It is a very good essay otherwise.
      All the best 🙂

      • OK

        Just to add. How governments are functioning in any country? Through laws? Then, what are laws? Laws are the collective conscience of people and conscience is a reflection of values. You are right that the economic crisis are because of policy level problems. But these policies and laws, are the reflection of value system of our political class. To explain it further, when ever a country faces a problem, then in general in a democracy we have a due process of law. We have protocols, which says to appoint a committee of subject matter experts. These committees generally suggest long term / normative / interventions to solve the problem, but with short solutions as well to have an immediate relief. Now, it is upto the political class, at what level they want to implement these suggestions. So, in India if our government is only taking the short term solutions and ignoring the long term solutions then it is a classic case of Populist Government. Because long term solutions have no political benefits and sometimes political cost as well. So, isn’t it a moral crisis? (I am just thinking too loud, please restrain my thoughts if they are not making any sense. )

        BTW thanks for your review. I will definitely tone them down. 🙂

        • Shreya

          Your stand makes perfect sense. I do not disagree with what you have to say.

          I’d like to quote from today’s lead by Pulapre Balakrishnan. He says, our demand is slowing because public investment is inadequate. But we are reluctant to undertake public expansion because we are overwhelmed by the Washington Consensus. We’d rather stick to the fiscal targets. This is more like Keynesian Versus Neo Liberalism. A clash of theories.

          Anyhow, there is no doubt about it that morality would lead to better implementation and efficiency gains will accrue to the economy. Corruption is the cause of black money – the beast of our economy.

    • Shreya

      But I see the essay in a different light now. Is it really an economic crisis or is it actually a moral crisis after all .
      Great attempt.

    • Batman

      Hi OK, my views:
      2)Flow was seriously missing. Most of the paragraphs looked isolated from each other. In the intro, you talked about Nairobi, Make In India and then went back to 1991-try to maintain a temporal sequence and use connectors
      3)Your ideas were easy to connect except “Allegory of Cave”
      Rest looks good to me 🙂

      • OK

        Multiple dimensions? is missing or you are praising it?
        Flow, right. chronology is missing.
        Examples. I will explaing.
        Thanks man! 🙂

        • Batman

          I am praising it 🙂

  • Fifty Two

    Crisis faced in India moral or economic?

    World bank recently projected India’s Growth at 7.5% stating
    India being fastest growing economy in the world. Metaphorically India –‘the gasping
    Elephant’ has overcame with major
    economic crisis in global economy and slowly moving to sustained
    growth.However is imperative to note here that crisis in India being measured with scale of economics like
    1990s financial crisis or 2008 meltdown , devaluation of currency or other
    economic tools like FDI ,FII is kind of ‘mental paralysis’.IT is paralysis in sense
    of evaluation by narrowing our approach to study the biggest and most diverse
    democracy in world.India is blend of diverse culture ,various socio economic
    fringes, different theology and huge spectrum of customs. Recent debates over
    intolerance in India ,saffronisation of India, nationalist jingoism has caught
    media attention and has flooded various editorial column in leading newspapers
    of world.Globalisation with revolution in communication technology has brought
    nations closer and its important to notice ‘How others see you’.Certainly
    something has changed and it is how once land of tolerant people are accused of
    being Intolerant ,India is in crisis and it is wider than economic it is ‘moral
    crisis’ .

    There is a story very popular in media posts ,its about a foreigner who visited India and toured all
    through length and breadth ,on his return he was asked ‘how is India?’ and ‘how
    were Indians’? He replied ‘India is great nation but i didn’t find any Indian
    there , there were Marathi Punjabis Biharis Kashmiri but no there were no
    Indian’. This must be fiction but it is very true. Morally the first crisis
    comes up when we see others on basis of region and prejudices about region,
    like whenever someone from Bihar goes Maharastra or Assam ,it is seen like he
    is going to take away their resource and employment and become burden of society ,dilute the society and finally will
    destroy traditional culture.this regionalism has certainly impeded the growth of nation and made our unity fragile.Lynching
    of north east Indian in delhi, exodus of north east Indians from banglore, biharis from Assam Maharastra
    ,North Indian hindi speakers from Tamil nadu are some of few examples that how this issue keeps on bubbling time and again And they keep on demarcating line where real spirit of Indianism is diluted.This was certainly not the moral principles on
    which India was born ,it is definetly not the moral what our freedom fighters
    laid and this is not the moral which is enlisted in Sacred book of India-‘The Constitution
    Of India’.

    It is first time in the History of Indian society when
    womens are expressing themselves so beautifully and coming forward making their
    presence felt in building and growth of nation,but this is half side of story ,India 68 years old who herself is projected
    as feminine ,has not been able to provide justice to women society. Female foeticide,
    dowry , attitude towards widows ,rape molestation harassment and domestic violence.The customs and traditions have
    penetrated so deep that neither constitution nor judicial law has been able to
    bring gender equality in mindset of us. Cooking babysitting and managing house
    is obligatory duty for women- working or housewife ,where mens ego and social values doesn’t allow man to do these odd
    job. This is societal imposed inferiority complex which women are facing ,it is
    the crisis and India suffers alot which is not so clearly accounted in economic
    estimation of country.women are ‘balance wheel’ of society and when the wheel
    is retarding the nation cannot progress.

    Caste based discrimination is ever going story from ancient
    vedic period we are carrying this division of society ,this has infected the Indian
    mentality very badly .the life of dalits lower class people has no less than
    hell, discarded from social polity ,education,denied equality ,impoverished to
    dearth poverty ,denied freedom to practice religion, denied freedom of occupation and every sort of
    social domination to keep these people out casted.The constitution in written
    has provided with all the measures to overcome this traumatic harassment but in grounds these practices are still prevalent.this
    division has led to weakening of one another section of society .this has
    further led to fraction between the various caste groups.political leader have
    taken advantage of this for personal vote bank and this division is further

    Religiously vibrant culture of India have often seen one or
    other religions fighting with others for dominance and promotion of their
    respective theology.whatever sacred book they follow to promote their agenda
    ,no book and philosophy has ever demanded brutal killing ,vandalising of
    mosques temples and churches or imposing religion on others .this is certainly
    an act of deviation from the basic principle of any religion which demands peace.
    These war on basis of communism has always raised speculation of how long will
    Secular Republic of India will stand firm and given voice to supporters of
    brutal partition of British India in 1947.

    The another paralysis in ethical India is the corruption ,it
    seems as if it is imbibed in the culture . in recent past years country saw
    huge agitation for bringing ombudsman and we saw how the debate on corruption
    filled the news . from personal favourism ,nepotism ,bribery corruption takes
    in all forms and from low level staff to highest officials and government ,but root
    of this corruption is society herself she demands personal favour ,she demands
    speedy processing of personal issue,she demands leverage and thus society
    herself injects the corruption in system and system influences society to be
    corrupt making a symbiotic relation .the
    moral and ethical values are degraded at such a level that this corruption is
    failing whole Nation.

    It appears like there is lack of enthusiasm in Indians about
    india,the patriotic feeling is cherished on two days of flag hoisting .There is
    a Lack of zeal in Indian society to make India a successful and leading power
    in world.the urge which is seen in Israeli or Japanese India lacks this
    instinct. There are very few who want to become scientist to lead india in
    science ,there are rare who wants to be a teacher to pour value knowledge
    ethics indianism in the young minds who are future of tomorrow. There is very little who does agriculture to make India
    leading producer in farming fishing horticulture.People are just living in
    their personal ambience, there is lack of participation of people in the
    democracy ,politics is seen as full of corruption and joining politics to serve
    the nation is not what general common citizen think, it is popular feeling that politics are
    either for criminals or for the family legacy or retirement plan for elite
    officers . the word ‘politics ‘ itself has taken a negative dimension in contemporary
    society.The spirit of national movement , an empowered nation ,nation which is
    eager to grow develop progress and lead the world such a morale is required.

    These all the examples may be lead to economical angle as
    well that how gender bias leads or
    casteism or fundamentalism leads to illiteracy, riots ,insecurity
    ,loss of infrastructure, human resources and social energy.The opportunity cost
    of governments energy disbursed in solving these ethical issues can be measured
    to see what potential India has and where it is mis-utilising.The government
    and society can not progress till these issues keep risining up impeding the
    policy formulation ,policy implementation and growth and development. The debate
    on intolerance ,dadri lynching ,murder of socialist bloggers and sucide of
    students on name of caste further these leads to parliamentary logjam and
    important issues and debates gets overshadowed under this.The constitution has provided best
    possible measures to bring equity in society ,government has committed for
    welfare of citizen,Supreme court keeps on checking and balancing the law in
    favour of citizen.Its now time for the society
    to be mature to get empowered to wake up from slumber to understand how few
    anti social elements are playing with their sensitive emotions .its time that
    we not only get literate we also feel educated, we should develop a temperament
    of competitiveness to excel,we should raise a spirit a zeal of nationalism, we
    should cherish the noble ideals of constitutions keeping culture custom and
    values intact without infringing others value. Cricis will be overcome only
    when together we stand united for the land of diverse cultures,land of peace, the worldls
    the biggest democracy –‘Republic of India’.

  • Gaurav

    Crisis Faced in India – Moral or Economic.

    What are the major factors necessary for the development of the country. In my opinion it is the mix of variety of factors like natural resources, entrepreneurship, value system of the inhabitants, continuity of civilization, scientific orientation etc. In short all the major factors that affect the development of the country can be broadly grouped under two heads. First one is Economic factors and the second one is moral factors.For sustaining the growth and development of the country its not just one is sufficient but both factors should be favorable.This is because these two factors are not totally independent and one affects the other on varying degree .
    india is endowed with vast natural resources which are necessary for the development of the country. Like coal, water , fertile soil, few other minerals, forest resources etc. But our country although developing but still is not developed in proportion to the resources it is blessed with . To clearly understand the reason for its low level of development it is very necessary to take a deep insight in to the past .
    Before the advent of the Britishers our country was more or less developed and with relatively better condition of living and considerable proportion of world trade .. Even their was inter regional as well as inter time variations depending on the resource of the region and on the ruler ruling the region. For example during the rule of mauryas, guptas,akbar there was prosperity whereas during many others people were deprived of even the basic necessities of life. Doing the detailed study of the history we found that all the rulers were ruling more or less same area but still the prosperity level varied , after even deeper analysis it was found out that among other major differences on was of morality of the ruler that was perpetuated to the lower levels.
    After colonialism it was found out that condition worsened more rapidly , this was basically due to the fact that the britishers were least concerned about the well being of the ruled country and same mentallity was shared at the lower rung due to which immoral practises like bribery, corruption etc were rampant .
    These practises which were relatively more prevalent during the british time were passed on or were carried on by the less morale people even after the independence.
    In the initial years of the independence there was vast improvements in most of the economic as well as well being fronts. Poverty was reduced , growth propelled, inequality reduced etc . This was basically due to the fact that the people who were at the helm of the government were person of high morale and integrity.But with the time condition started getting deteriorated. This can be better understood by analyzing the working of the government schemes launched for improvement of the people.
    PDS scheme which was launched basically to eliminate the hunger related death is marred in to the controversy due to corruption it encompassed in to its fold.Govt provide significant amount of subsidy every year and from so many year for this particular scheme which means economically there is no problem but still it is found in study that india is suffering from the mal nourishment and contain 300 million poor people . In various studies and surveys it is found that most of the grains are shiphoned to the black market , Even of our prime minister said that out of one ruppee just 10 p reach the poor. This is clear case of immorality at all level of the implementation .
    Same is the case with the health , education, defence, infrastructure development, public procurement etc . Govt spends a lot of money in different schemes but the result is same . Parameters told same sad story everytime. Its not like that all this corruption is just at the higher level infact now its is evident at all levels both in public as well as private . Public sector more affected than the private sector. Govt office dealing directly with public are places where these practises are overt and even they are some time so rampant that now they are being agreed as new right.
    If you pick up a news paper or hear news you will find that every now and then there is a news about corruption ranging from few thosand rupeess to multi crores. It is even reported tthat if all the black money is recovered every indian will become rich by considerable amount.
    Its not that only corruption where money changes hand is affecting us . Corruption is other form like favoritism , biasness, illegal method to reach a place is also killing the scope of growth . This is the reason that same indians when settled abroad do extraordinarily better and earn name and fame . This reflects the corruption prevalent in different fields.
    Above mentioned examples are those where immorality affect us economically . There are other areas also immoral or corrupt practises have threatened even the existence and stability of the state. Communalism which is fanned by different group of people for their vested interest have lead to the rise of extremism leading to the violent clashes between the community. People with corrupt personality have created more fissures in the society just to pursue their personal agenda . The result of their acts is rise of radicalisation and commnalism which is the biggest enemy posing question even to existence of nation.
    In short we can safely conclude that the basic reason behind most of the problems india is facing today will finally lead to moral reasons which has now become a crisis due to its prevalence. All the fields where we are lacking is not due to lack of our economic capacity or due to our economic backwardness but is mainly due to moral crisis.
    Infact we can also say that economic backwardness can be managed but morality has no substitute as there will be never enough for any bodys greed.

    • What are the major factors necessary for the development of the country. ? bhi daal bhai, pehla impression kharab nai hona chahiye.

      I’ll be critical so pardon me and learn from this.

      History thodi zyada ho gai. The picture u wanted to show (Moral crisis endowed in economic crisis) u missed the crux, or the usage of sentences wasn’t good enough to give a clear picture.

      There is a lot of content but as I said in explaining the history portion u took up too many words and got a bit boring.

      “In short we can safely conclude that the basic reason behind most of the problems india is facing today will finally lead to moral reasons”… U haven’t clearly specified with ur examples bro that how is this “economic crisis” leading to moral crisis.

      I assume u have just started to write. I would like u to keep doing that and u’ll keep improving. Don’t take my words by heart, I said this for u only.
      ATB 🙂

      • Gaurav

        Thanks for your critical comments and pain u took in reading and replying. Will keep your points in mind while writing next essay.
        I wrote mains this year but as i am not good in essay so ur comments will help me a lot .

        • The flow should be maintained I believe, content is secondary (though imperative)

          Great. So u have the zeal in u already. All the best, didn’t mean any offence 🙂

  • Tanu Singhal

    How one defines crisis, isavery subjective matter, for one, being alone might be a crisis fir another, being poor is, for someone, having a job asking for too much work is, for someone , not having enough to live on is.
    Thus, different people, different scenario hence different crisis. But when we are talking about a society,a culture or a state, we can narrow down the social norms and its features, similarly we can narrow down on the crisis being faced by such a social or national set up.
    Coming to India. It is land of multi cultural society, we have a variety of people, ethnicity, languages, caste, religion, belifes and want not, even our geographical setup has given us almost every fgorm of landform.
    We have been endowed with every type of talent , we are land which saw birth of Yoga , various dance forms, classical music, the great epics, different cusinies, and a list of great rulers.
    Time and again, this landwent through radical changes, but what remained constant was the fact that, we never lost our originality.

    Today, we are on the brink of becoming a super power, the whole world looks at us with a hope of being the supremo in the near future, but even today we lag behind many under developed countries in many apsects.
    Hunger, poverty, racism, casteism, sexual abuse, illiteracy, low sex ratio, low women literacy rates, high crimes rates, a million pending cases with judiciary, and most threatening, the huge unemployed youth eager to work, hence vulnerable to worst of scenarios like ISIS.

    What we are talking here. Is a very crisis, in the rush of becoming a developers country, there are certain things we are leaving behind, namely, the morals, values, ethics, brotherhood, thus causing a damage to our own development and long term stability.
    If we look at any war or any dispute, it always rises from the quest and race between have s and have nots, the quest of being defined Superior economically, leaves everyone, getting behind in the league of being called a good human being.
    Whenever we are defying the fact that any other person doesn’t have as equal human rights as we are, be it any women, be it can’t children, disabled person, be it any transgender, or be it any illiterate, even while asking for favours, getting ityno corruption, we are taking away the right of other person of being treated as equal, we are defying our very existence as humnas.hence, we are defying our morality over economic benefits.

    Rarely does this happen that whenever a human goes to conquer his quest for economically superiority, he end up having a good work , for the welfare of people, with a good conscience.
    No doubt philanthropist are still there, feeding many hungry stomachs daily, but even then , country like India, where the social divide is getting defined as per cash flow statemnes, surely we are going through a moral crisis, driven by economic crisis.
    Toady India is on a stage where it has the high crimes rates, at the same time when it’s talent is being recognised at international levels. Where indian origin people are getting accepted at global platforms as leaders, we are having kahp panchayat, marital rapaes, sexual abuses, blackmails, children sexual abuse, suicides due to castist issues.
    Politically, we are defying the rules of morality by being abusive , death of farmers is being forecasted on national TV in between capital city govt ‘s own rally, while people are defying the welcome of PM in university.
    Where old age homes are getting expanded, orphanages are getting funded, youth is getting spoilt at the hands of abusive of music and entertainment.
    Where TV is in a regressive mode, the visual effects are getting better but the content is getting lost.
    Soft pirn is being played at halls and we have crisis in the name of gods.
    Where social benefits schemes are feeding the mouths of DM and MLAs , we just can’t afford to differentiate which one is a bigger crisis.
    Morality is dying daily, at hands of cash.
    We are not stagnating or going into a depression but we are definitely growing on moral costs.

    Morality can never be relative, its absolute, ethics are not subjective, that can be moulded to definitions of corruption .We have a land of sages, morality and values runs in the vsins just as blood does , introspection is the need of the hour if we need lockers full of assets or family , society brotherhood as our jewels.

    • deva prasad

      good one different introduction keep writing

      • Tanu Singhal

        Thanks for the review…

    • Isha

      Hey Tanu,
      I would say it again that u have a vast knowledge base as well as a pool of ideas. You need to organize them so as to maintain a coherence and connectivity. Here too, u seemed to have explained the fact that how economic crisis is responsible for moral one. But you need to patiently deal with each of them separately and then provide a connection. Because we’ve a ‘or’ word here in the topic- so we need to take a stand.

      Try to segregate parah and have a concrete intro and conclusion. Keep writing and we’ll improve for sure 🙂

      • Tanu Singhal

        Han yar, organisation and hell lot of content, not able to maintain both.. You will notbsdesmae issue in my next attempt.
        Thanks anyways.. 🙂

  • Baidhya Nath Nayak

    “Crisis Faced in India – Moral or Economic?”

    India is a land of multiple culture,religion,language and values. The biggest democratic country is known for its unity in diversity .

    This unity of prosperity is one of the reasons out of many which played a key role in eradicating coloniel rule from India.

    ON 15th August 1947, India got freedom from the coloniel rule after a long long painful struggle .This struggle on one hand witnessed participation from all Indians inspite of different religion,caste,creed, language and demographic location, but on the other hand divided our motherland into 2 parts,India and Pakistan, based on religion.

    Since then we are getting amples of challenged to maintain our unity in diversity and integrity .

    Moral Crisis faced in India.

    After Independence ,India was left with crisis and challenged . In the last 7 decades of our independence we achieve many milestones in terms of economic development , socila development, space,education , healthcare, defence and other sectors, but do we really excel socially . Does social development only mean increase in social status?Increasing social status is just a consequenece of economical development . Social development ideally means enhancement in socila values among people.Having said that , we didn’t really develop sociall. Had it been the case ,there would n’t have massive growth in antisocial activities. People are killed or molested just for eating beefs. Recently a 17 year old boy has been burnt alive in Pune by three fellow indians who are muslims by cast ,just because that 17 year boy is a hindu .The corruption raised to such level that a 70 year old person named Anna HAzare has to go on fast till death supported by entire nation. Scandels like VYapam,2g Scam, Coal Scam grab the Front page of very national daily .Government on one hand ask people to make India a better place and clean place to leave in. Our Honorable PM launches Swwch bhart Abhiyan but still people don’t leave thier habits of littering on road and throwing garbage here and there.Though there are loop holes in implementation of the social reforms as well but its teh responsibility of each of us to keep our nation clean as our homes are. These negative values on one hand affects India,it environment but on the otehr hand poses a serious threat to our future,the coming generation. Today’s kids being kids of 21st century are growing more smater . They used to grab quickly what they seen . As a result of this unhealthy environment of social values they inculcate a great amount of anti social things in their life . This leds to increase in corruption by teenagers. The recent news of teengers commiting havoc crimes like rape and killing of senior citizens is a indication that we really need to think on this, what values we are passing to our kids,our future generation. The youth get easily convinced to join the naxalites or terrorism groups like ISIS.

    Beside these a major moral crisis is evident by increase in number of cases related to girl Foeticide. People are killikng teh fietis just because they are girls.,Height of barbarism.

    Cause of Moral Crisis:

    There are multiple factors which led to this havoc situation of moral crisis. The most crucial of which is literacy and poverty besides employement. The other factors like orthodox ideas like casteism which still prevails in teh land of Bhim Rao AMbedkar.

    Economical Crisis faced in India:

    Though India is fastest growing Country in the world still India has some economic crisis like great influence of other countries economy’s on Indian economy . Though the world is globalised but India should make itself indepenent of economies turmoils in world.We are still dependent on US based companies for our major workforce’s employment . Though Indian government is taking aall commendable steps in this direction. The latest Start up India Stand Up India is the example which shows that India realised the needs of the hour and the day is not so far when we are going to replace US for generating employment . The other important economy crisis is that a major portion of our able workforce is not contributing to GDP, The Women workforce.Majority of the Indian women workforce is still in homes taking care of their family without any pay . This workforce can only be introduced in indian economy by promoting education and introducing strict laws in this direction.

    Our Government has introduced many policies like Jan Dhan Yojana, MUDRA BAnk ,Beti bachao Beti pdao and many more to reduce these crisis ,economic as well as moral in India, but none of the policy or reform wil ctually work unless untill we the citizens of India take the ownership of transforming India .

    • Baidhya Nath Nayak

      can somebody please review my essay . All suggestion are welcome.

      Ms Shreya, Especially you are requested to review my writing . I am damn impressed by your way of writing ..Thanks for the great essays

  • Udyan Sharma

    “If one can Address Moral Crisis, many of World’s Problems can be Solved”

    1.“The only possession to which we may lay claim is our own moral integrity.
    Everything else in life either belongs to someone else or is beyond our control.”
    2.“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    3.The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing.
    Obviously, moral values are declining at a very fast pace. Minds are occupied by deceit, corruption, distress, hatred and so on. And consequences are widespread as broken families, increase in divorces, neglected elders, spoilt youth. These practices are common features in most of the urban societies.The carnal nature of man is such that when morality is determined individually, it’s not long before moral values are inverted; what was formerly good becomes evil and vice versa and this is the crux of present world problem.
    Crime is the biggest problem in the world and the core of every crime consists moral decay, well positively nurtured(by moral values) internal conscience maintain a human as a responsible & sincere human.
    Where conscience is not fully developed, approval of others is the primary motivator [for committing crime], not punishment or fear of punishment.
    People are not endowed at birth with fixed appetites and ambitions. On the contrary, their purposes and aspirations are shaped by the generalized opinions and reactions of others, by a collective conscience, that can appear through social ritual and routine to be externally derived, solid and objective. When society is disturbed by rapid change or major disorder, however, that semblance of solidity and objectivity can itself founder, and people may no longer find their ambitions subject to effective social discipline. It is hard to live outside the reassuring structures of social life, and the condition of anomie is experienced as a ‘malady of infinite aspiration’, accompanied by weariness, disillusionment, disturbance, agitation and discontent.
    More recent criminological theory suggests that the problems of moral breakdown are not specific to conflict-ridden or post-conflict societies, but instead are a key feature of late modernity:-
    The last third of the twentieth century witnessed a remarkable transformation in the lives of citizens living in advanced industrialised societies. … a world of structural unemployment, economic precariousness, a systematic cutting of welfare provisions, and the growing instability of family life and interpersonal relations. And where there once was a consensus of values, there was now burgeoning pluralism and individualism.”… Market forces generate a more unequal and less meritocratic society, market values encourage an ethos of ‘every person for themselves’; together these create a combination which is severely criminogenic. Such a process is combined with a decline in the forces of informal social control, as communities are disintegrated by social mobility and left to decay as capital finds more profitable areas to invest and develop. At the same time, families are stressed and fragmented by the decline in communities’ systems of support, the reduction of state support, and the more diverse pressures of work. These the pressures which lead to crime increase… Civil society becomes more segmented and differentiated: people become more wary and appraising of each other because of ontological insecurity (living in a plural world where individual biographies are less certain) and material security (a world of risk and uncertainty).
    Piracy,street looting, financial embezzlement, hooting,Molestatation,Corruption,MPs expenses and phone-hacking – two conditions had to exist before they got out of hand.

    First, it had to be widely perceived that law and order (or banking/press regulation) had broken down. This created the impression that chances of prosecution were very low. That, in turn, leads to a herd mentality (second condition) and people felt almost everyone else was doing it. It had to become normalised, which further reduced the chances of prosecution.
    There is no rocket science needed to say that the sole reason for this present rot and degradation is primarily due to the erosion of moral values of the society. Nowadays people who maintain a deafening silence of highest order watching everything non-sense happening around are called ‘Honest People’. There is definitely something wrong with our schools, colleges and universities, values or our education system which are unable to produce honest and responsible citizens. As people often says nowadays, its is not people who are corrupt, but it is the system which makes them corrupt. This is the level of reasoning and justification made in all walks of life right up to the top level of this nation.
    The good moral intention behind every action will be healer of all the pain which are currently facing by the world.
    For it human must have great moral values and standard which images should clearly reflect in their deeds.
    Competition and co-operation in themselves are mere actions for particular goals but what should concern us is motives/intentions behind those actions.
    One can have a healthy competition wherein the net outcome is addition of value to oneself or to the community at large without a moral fall-out. Being competitive is about testing one’s capacity to self-excel as we see in sports. In business, often than not self-excelling is at the cost of a larger ecological footprint. What we call as ‘cut-throat’ competition. But there are business persons whose intentions are sharing values and enhancing the collective value of humanity.

    Similarly, underworld smugglers and politicians co-operate (we make a distinction by calling it a ‘collusion’) for goals that undermine humanistic values in the society. But again we have also seen how co-operation with an intention to uplift values have been played out in history. Every powerful country is giving a helping hand to Japan now after the earthquake/tsunami disaster.
    Right from childhood we should inculcate children on the values of healthy competition and healthy co-operation through making them realize that it is only the moral integrity that we could ultimately possess as our own and that our experiences can be put to maximum advantage of the collective humanity and inter-species well-being.
    Children should be given a hands-on exposure on the need for ecological conscience instead of a mere academic syllabus which they routinely go through for exams. Lifestyle choices should be part of the curricula but through real-time exposure instead of only textual examinations.
    In Indian Constitution The Fundamental Duties are there,which can be defined as the moral obligations of all citizens to help promote a spirit of patriotism and to uphold the unity of India. These duties, set out in Part IV–A of the Constitution, concern individuals and the nation. Unlike the Directive Principles, they are enforceable by law.
    Lastly, as with everything and anything, Gandhiji is on dot when he observed that we need to be the change we deem necessary in our society. What is in is out!