Topic:Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
2. Critically analyse on the impacts of recent developments on India’s soft power paradigm. (250 words)
Reference: Times of India
Why the question:
The article brings to us the impacts of recent developments on India’s soft power paradigm.
Key Demand of the question:
One has to explain in detail why soft power matters and analyse the impacts of recent developments on India’s soft power paradigm.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.
Structure of the answer:
Start with what you understand by soft power and its significance.
The answer body must have the following aspects covered:
Discuss the significance of soft power briefly and discuss its components viz. cultural component and political component.
Present the concerns over recent developments that destabilize India’s soft power such as – Dent in India’s rating by international agencies, Institutional intolerance, Institutional misconduct, Coercive federalism, Threats against inclusive civilizational society etc.
Thus conclude that civilizations are judged not only by artifact, merchandise or arsenal but by what they stand for, the spirit that animates them.