2) “India did not, like many other post-colonial countries, get pushed into a neocolonial situation where, while formal political independence was achieved, the erstwhile colony’s economy continued to be essentially dominated by metropolitan interests.” Elaborate.

2) “India did not, like many other post-colonial countries, get pushed into a neocolonial situation where, while formal political independence was achieved, the erstwhile colony’s economy continued to be essentially dominated by metropolitan interests.” Elaborate. (200 Words) Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 25

1) During the 1980s, Punjab was engulfed by a separatist movement which was transformed into a campaign of terror. What were the reasons for genesis of this problem? How did Indira Gandhi government respond to this problem? Do you think such problem has any chance of resurfacing in Punjab? Critically discuss.

1) During the 1980s, Punjab was engulfed by a separatist movement which was transformed into a campaign of terror. What were the reasons for genesis of this problem? How did Indira Gandhi government respond to this problem? Do you think such problem has any chance of resurfacing in Punjab? Critically discuss. (200 Words) Bipan Chandra, India …

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8) At the international level, bilateral relations between most nations are governed on the policy of promoting one’s own national interest without any regard for the interest of other nations. This lead to conflicts and tension between the nations. How can ethical consideration help resolve such tensions? Discuss with specific examples.

Topic: Ethics in international relations: 8) At the international level, bilateral relations between most nations are governed on the policy of promoting one’s own national interest without any regard for the interest of other nations. This lead to conflicts and tension between the nations. How can ethical consideration help resolve such tensions? Discuss with specific …

5) It is common to hear from common man that government officials and public servants are not doing their job, they are insensitive, they are not accountable, they do not care, they are never punished and they never reach out to the people. Do you think a strong accountability legislation will change the attitude of public and civil servants? Critically discuss.

Topic: Governance – accountability and transparency 5) It is common to hear from common man that government officials and public servants are not doing their job, they are insensitive, they are not accountable, they do not care, they are never punished and they never reach out to the people. Do you think a strong accountability legislation will …

2) “Jallikattu might be a popular tradition having evolved from a single man-bull combat in the past to the random spectacle that it is today, but that it is both irrational and against animal rights is beyond question.” Do you think banning sports like Jallikattu is a right decision? Critically comment.

Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Art and culture 2) “Jallikattu might be a popular tradition having evolved from a single man-bull combat in the past to the random spectacle that it is today, but that it is both irrational and against animal rights is beyond question.” Do you think banning sports like Jallikattu is …

1) “It was not the British government that seized India at the end of the 18th century, but a dangerously unregulated private company headquartered in one small office, five windows wide, in London, and managed in India by an unstable sociopath – Robert Clive.” Critically comment.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 1) “It was not the British government that seized India at the end of the 18th century, but a dangerously unregulated private company headquartered in one small office, five windows wide, in London, and managed in …

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Insights into Editorial: Nothing Free or Basic About it

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 December 2015

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