WEEKLY UPSC IAS ESSAY WRITING CHALLENGE – 2018

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WEEKLY UPSC IAS ESSAY WRITING CHALLENGES – 2019

  1. September 15, 2019: Kashmir Problem – Historical Injustice or Misguided Geopolitics?
  2. September 08, 2019: India’s Space Ambitions – Are they Welfarist? 
  3. September 01, 2019: India – $5 Trillion Economy: Dream or Reality?
  4. August 25, 2019 Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
  5. August 18, 2019 The mind is everything. What you think you become.
  6. August 11, 2019: Virtue is Knowledge
  7. August 04, 2019: Inclusive governance begets Inclusive growth
  8. July 28, 2019: India’s headache: Unemployment or Underemployment? 
  9. July 21, 2019: The road to science and spirituality are opposite, but we should tread both
  10. July 14, 2019: India is a leading power, rather than just a balancing power
  11. July 07, 2019: Should the world embrace democratic socialism or progressive capitalism?
  12. June 30, 2019: Impact of Digital Revolution on Human Wellbeing
  13. June 23, 2019:Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty
  14. June 16, 2019: The definition of happiness is the full use of your powers, along the lines of excellence.
  15. June 09, 2019: Not Corruption, Communalism is the Greatest Threat India is facing Today
  16. May 19, 2019: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
  17. May 12, 2019: Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake
  18. May 05, 2019: Happiness equals reality minus expectations
  19. April 28, 2019: Political correctness is tyranny with manners
  20. April 21, 2019: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
  21. April 07, 2019:  Dogma is the sacrifice of wisdom to consistency
  22. March 31, 2019: The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
  23. March 24, 2019: Terrorism has No Religion
  24. March 17, 2019: Money and Religion – Great Unifiers of Humankind?
  25. March 10, 2019: Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay
  26. March 03, 2019: Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower
  27. February 24,2019: Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens 
  28. February 17, 2019: Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back
  29. February 10, 2019: Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
  30. February 03, 2019: You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality
  31. January 27, 2019: Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever
  32. January 20, 2019: All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
  33. January 12, 2019: All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
  34. January 06, 2019: National security is Irreversibly linked to good economic growth

WEEKLY UPSC IAS ESSAY WRITING CHALLENGES – 2018

  1. December 28, 2018: To plan for smart development, governments and business must recognize nature’s role in supporting economic activity
  2. December 23, 2018: Government Surveillance – Good or Bad?
  3. December 16, 2018: Trade Wars – Economic or Geopolitical?
  4. December 02, 2018: Immigration is Not a Threat, but Fundamentally it’s an Economic Issue
  5. November 25, 2018: A people that values its privileges above its principles loses both
  6. November 18, 2018: “The past’ is a permanent dimension of human consciousness and values
  7. November 11, 2018: A good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge
  8. November 04, 2018: Management of Indian border disputes – a complex task
  9. October 28, 2018: Alternative technologies for a climate change resilient India
  10. October 21, 2018: Poverty anywhere is a threat to prosperity everywhere
  11. October 14, 2018: Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it
  12. October 07, 2018: Customary morality cannot be a guide to modern life
  13. September 30, 2018: Commercialization of Space : Importance and the need for regulation
  14. September 23, 2018: E-commerce as a new form of trade and its challenges to India.
  15. September 16, 2018: Ability is nothing without opportunity
  16. September 09, 2018: Death Penalty eliminates Criminals, not Crime.
  17. September 02, 2018: Dissent is the foundation of democracy.
  18. August 26, 2018: Mars Mission and Mob lynchings are two obverse faces of India
  19. August 19, 2018:  Strengthening Land Rights Strengthens Development
  20. August 12, 2018: Age of Big Data: Data is the New Oil, History is its oldest bank
  21. August 05, 2018: Strong Institutions and fair procedures, not personalities constitute the fundamentals of good governance
  22. July 29, 2018: Social reform is a myth if places of worship are open only to all castes and not to all genders.
  23. July 22, 2018: Section 377, not the carnal acts banned under it is ‘against the order of nature ‘
  24. July 15, 2018: Schooling Is Not Education
  25. July 08, 2018: Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster.
  26. July 01, 2018: Normal human activity is worse for nature than the greatest nuclear accident in history
  27. June 24, 2018: Gender Sensitive Indian Society is Prerequisite for Women and Child Empowerment
  28. June 17, 2018: Where Should India Invest More – Human Capital or Human Development?
  29. June 10, 2018: Has Democracy Taken Backseat Due to the Rise of Populists and Demagogues?
  30. June 03, 2018: We won’t have a society ,if we destroy the environment 
  31. May 27, 2018: Can Development and Environment Protection Go Together?
  32. May 20, 2018: Governor is the Choke Point of Federal Circuit of India
  33. May 13, 2018: Anonymity is the Best and the Worst Feature of Urbanism
  34. May 06, 2018: A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes
  35. April 29, 2018: Guaranteeing Right to Vote may Establish a Democracy, But Ensuring it’s Right Use Only Will Bring a True Democracy
  36. April 22, 2018: Stereotyping is an Ideological Force Which Hinders and Endangers Consolidation of India
  37. April 15, 2018: Can Education and legislation Address Violence Against Women and Children in India?
  38. April 8, 2018: Banking Crisis in India – Failure of Governance and Regulation? 
  39. April 1, 2018: Privacy is the fountainhead of all other rights
  40. March 25, 2018: Impact of Technology on Human Relations and Human Productivity
  41. March 18, 2018:  India’s Focus should be on Ease of Living, not on Easy of Doing Business
  42. March 11, 2018: A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody
  43. March 04, 2018: Capitalism can not Bring Inclusive Growth
  44. February 25, 2018: The unprecedented advance of technologies facilitate individual empowerment but at the cost of Institutions and Democratic societies
  45. February 18, 2018: Threats being Faced by Liberal Democratic Systems are both Dangerous and Permanent
  46. February 11, 2018: For India, Stigmatised Capitalism is Better than Crony Socialism
  47. February 04, 2018: Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. 
  48. January 28, 2018: Politics of Identity is the Politics of the Weak
  49. January 21, 2018: Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime
  50. January 14, 2018: Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding
  51. January 07, 2018: The Root Cause of Agrarian Distress in India – Failure of Policies or Failure of Governance?