Secularism – Its Meaning, Models and Issues

  Introduction The discrimination of one community or its members by another community or its members on account of their religious identity are the instances of religious persecution and they reflect inter- religious domination. Secularism is the first and foremost doctrine that opposes all such forms of inter- religious domination. Separation, loss and sufferings are …

Religion – A Perspective

~Saurabh Goyal Jaipur Our Collective Collusion Religion is essentially the values one commits himself to. And over time with a consistent practice and relentless observance it becomes central theme running through that person. As there is no universal constant set of life-conditions, our responses to life too must differ over space and time. One’s faith …

MOTIVATION- What is Focus?

                                         Rishave Verma                       Live as if your life depends on it.                                                                         (Werner Erhard) Tom was once invited to attend a Hawaiian party. While entering the party venue, he noticed a long line of shoes and loafers at the entrance. At the party, Tom met a Tai Chi master. He asked the master, “Why do these people …

Book Review: Does The Elephant Dance – David Malone

(This is the first article under our New Initiative launched yesterday. We are happy that aspirants are responding. Congrats to Prasoon for being the first person to send us his review of a book. We hope others get inspiration and start sending us their articles) Reviewed By – Prasoon Kaushik Does The Elephant Dance –Contemporary …

The Big Picture – Supreme Court judgement: Have Gay Rights taken a beating?

Guests: Colin Gonsalves (Human Rights Lawyer, Supreme Court) ; T R Kakkar (Former Delhi Police Commissioner) ; Father Stanley Kozhichira (Media Director, Archdiocese of Delhi) ; Prof. Sanjay Srivastava (Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth) ; Vrinda Gopinath (Editor, Altgaze.com) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XutEz0jGgNs&w=560&h=315] Courtesy and Source: Rajya Sabha TV

The Big Picture – Nelson Mandela: How Gandhi influenced his life and times

A discussion on how Gandhi influenced Nelson Mandela’s life. Guests: K Natwar Singh (Former External Affairs Minister) ; Sitaram Yechury (CPI(M) Leader, Rajya Sabha and Politburo Member) ; R K Bhatia (Former Indian High Commissioner to South Africa) ; John Cherian (Associate Editor, Frontline) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut4FYNlVp3E&w=560&h=315] Source and Couresy: Rajya Sabha TV

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 94

QUESTIONS: 01/11/2013 (Culture) Give an account of impact of Islam on Indian Culture in respect of society, religion and fine arts. (250 Words) Give an account of narrative paintings under Akbar and Jahangir. (200 Words) Discuss the origin, chronology characteristics and geographical spread Gandhara  Art. (150 Words) GUIDELINES ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 2 Link Link 2 …

Justice – What Is The Right Thing To Do? Episode – 12 (Final), By Michael Sandel

Michael J. Sandel (born March 5, 1953) is an American political philosopher and a professor at Harvard University. He is best known for the Harvard course ‘Justice’, which is available to view online, and for his critique of John Rawls‘ A Theory of Justice in his first book, Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (1982). The video below would help a UPSC aspirant in dealing …

Justice – What Is The Right Thing To Do? Episode -11, By Michael Sandel

Michael J. Sandel (born March 5, 1953) is an American political philosopher and a professor at Harvard University. He is best known for the Harvard course ‘Justice’, which is available to view online, and for his critique of John Rawls‘ A Theory of Justice in his first book, Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (1982). The video below would help a UPSC aspirant in dealing …

Justice – What Is The Right Thing To Do? Episode- 10, By Michael Sandel

Michael J. Sandel (born March 5, 1953) is an American political philosopher and a professor at Harvard University. He is best known for the Harvard course ‘Justice’, which is available to view online, and for his critique of John Rawls‘ A Theory of Justice in his first book, Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (1982). The video below would help a UPSC aspirant in dealing …