Resources For Understanding The Various Dimensions Of Gandhian Thought

There are more books written on Mahatma Gandhi than on any other Indian alive or dead. Westerners keep writing books on Mahatma presumably trying to show the world unseen persona of the protagonist, in the process, they stir up controversies – not in their countries, but in India. Mahatma was himself a very good writer. …

Justice – What Is The Right Thing To Do? Episode-09, 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-08, 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- 07, 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-06, 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-04, 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-03, 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 -01, 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 …

The Girl Who Silenced The World For 5 Minutes

The girl in the video is Severn Cullis-Suzuki (born November 30, 1979 in Vancouver, British Columbia), a Canadian environmental activist, speaker, television host and author. She has spoken around the world about environmental issues, urging listeners to define their values, act with the future in mind, and take individual responsibility. In 1992, at age 12, Cullis-Suzuki raised money with members of ECO …

Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon – First British To Do So In 77 Years

Andy Murray of Scotland finally knocked off top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, ending 77 years of the British dream of seeing someone from their country win the coveted title – Wimbledon played in their land. Earlier today he told the BBC that beating Djokovic was an incredible challenge. During the match he was cheered by 15,000 …

Amazon Opens Its India-Specific Website (amazon.in) – With Lots Of Freebies

Amazon.com, world’s largest online retailer has started its India-specific operations through its newly launched website amazon.in. The introduction of 100% FDI in retail by the union government has enabled it to launch its operations here. It will continue to operate junglee.com, its subsidiary and an online marketplace. Also, US based e-commerce giant will both operate …

15 Most Popular Motivational Books – To Help You Succeed In Both Personal And Professional Life

We keep facing failures no matter how rich or poor we are, or how much motivated or inspired we are.  Failures are good omens that come across our lives to set the course of life on correct path; only if we are willing to learn from our mistakes. To learn from failures, we need motivation …

Free E-Book On Ethics, Integrity And Aptitude In Public Administration (Governance)

   Ethics: Contemporary Readings – Download From Here (FREE) [In case you don’t know how to download – On the landing page, 1) Click on ‘REQUEST DOWNLOAD TICKET’ button, 2) Solve the  CAPTCHA (enter alphabets as given with space between two words) A Download LINK will appear] Other Free Materials: 1) IGNOU-Ethical Concerns in Public Administration 2) Ethics …

American Author Lydia Davis Wins Man Booker International Prize 2013

Lydia Davis Lydia Davis is an American writer who was born in Massachusetts in 1947 and is now a professor of creative writing at the University at Albany, the capital of New York state. She won this year’s Man Booker International prize which is Worth £60,000, the prize is awarded every two years to a living …

U R Ananthamurthy Interview – On Being Shortlisted For Man-Booker Prize

  U R Ananthamurthy Which of your books would you recommend to a reader approaching your work for the first time? Samskara (Samskara: A Rite For A Dead Man) How has your nomination for the Man Booker International prize been received in your home country? That an Indian writer writing in one of the Indian languages, …

Consciousness, The Self and Meditation

  For many thousands of years, philosophers of all kind have dwelled on the question of reality and nature of consciousness and yet not found a satisfactory answer. Understanding consciousness has been fundamental to understanding mankind’s purpose of existence and its actions. One question that is abstract and intriguing both to the ordinary and extraordinary …

Is Civil Society In India Urban-Centric?

The use of phrase ‘civil society’ became quite popular during Anna Hazare led movement against corruption. Until then this phrase was non existent in public discourse. Mainstream media then started assessing the nature of civil society institutions that were involved in this popular agitation. Many branded this movement as middle-class phenomena; urban centric; driven by …

15 Best Books On India – Those One Should Read To Understand India

Here is a list of 15 books on India written by both Indians and foreigners that one should read to understand India better. It is not an exhaustive list, but a representation of diverse opinions in the form of books from various personalities on India. This list is drawn from my own experience and also from various …