ETHICS and INTEGRITY – Answer Writing Challenge, 05 July 2014

ETHICS and INTEGRITY – Answer Writing Challenge, 05 July 2014 1.Do you agree with the view that values deteriorate as societies economically prosper and move towards materialism? Critically comment. (200 Words) 2. You are posted as Superintendent of Police to a District. The stenographer, a beautiful young lady who is smart and hard working, grows close …

SECURE INITIATIVE – Now Has 2500+ Questions!

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Note: It’s important that you read this article completely! Introduction On 30th of September 2013, we started Secure-2014 initiative keeping in mind the demand of UPSC in Civil Services Mains General Studies question papers. Surprisingly, many questions directly or indirectly got repeated in General Studies Papers  of UPSC Mains – 2013 (Here and Here). …

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: Finding Beauty

                                   Rishave Verma Two men looked out through the prison; one saw the rods, the other saw the gaps in between.                                                                            (Anonymous) One fine morning while driving through a rural area, Larry approached a curve where a peahen was leading a queue of babies across the road. He stopped the car and enjoyed the beauty of …

MOTIVATION: Self-worth

                                           Rishave Verma It’s hard to defeat an enemy who has an outpost in your own head.                                                                            (Sally Compton) When motion pictures became popular, a group of country people went to watch their first movie. Upon viewing a scene in which a band of robbers was kidnapping a young child, one guy in the audience stood …

MOTIVATION – Solutions in Crisis

                    Rishave Verma                By grace I live. By grace I am released.                                                                            (Anonymous) This one is an exceptional situation. A doctor, a lawyer and an engineer were lined to be executed by guillotine. “Do you wish to face the blade, or look away?” the henchman asked the doctor. “I’ll face the blade!” the doctor replied and …

MOTIVATION – Being The Change

                                   Rishave Verma Confront the dark part of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination.                                                                         (August Wilson) Jerry was angry at himself because he failed in his goal of becoming the president of his country. He stated “It was my lifelong mission and I am ashamed that I have not completed my mission”. His father …

MOTIVATION – Keeping Faith

Rishave Verma              The Art of life is, to have faith in our hands.                                                                         (Anonymous) A king woke up his advisor late in the evening, and anxiously asked him “I couldn’t sleep because I began to fear that the world would fall into abyss.” The advisor comfortably replied “Not to worry, the earth is held up …

MOTIVATION- The Air of Success

                                    Rishave Verma Thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire.                                                                         (Arab Proverb) A young man went to Socrates and asked him what he would need to get success. Socrates took him to a lake …

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 …

MOTIVATION – One More New Attempt

                   Rishave Verma When you do something right and fail, assume that you were wrong!!.                                                               (Lily Tomlin)   January 6, 2014 at 9:31 am gud morning to all of you…i have some questions in my mind please help me…you all guys are doing suberb job..actually i started my preperation in 2010 but still after 3 attempts …

MOTIVATION – Lighten Up

                                               Rishave Verma                Life is too important to be taken seriously.                                                               (Oscar Wilde) The crowd was packed into the huge lecture hall, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the renowned guru. His saffron robed devotees and the secular onlookers maintained a sense of reverence and expectancy. Suddenly, the rear door of auditorium opened, and there appeared the …

MOTIVATION – Inner Strength

                                      Rishave Verma      Throw your heart over the fence and rest will follow.                                                        (Norman Vincent Peale) On the threshold of recording her blockbuster album, Unforgettable, Natalie Cole wrestled with her inner self. The notion of electronically marrying the segments of her dad’s famous 1951 song with her voice in response was a bold and unprecedented experiment …

MOTIVATION – Stand By Your Plan

                                  Rishave Verma The more you believe in your work, the more will reality and world go forth from it.                                                                                                                     (Rainer Rilke) The story behind the making of the blockbuster movie Forrest Gump is as fascinating as the movie itself. After the script was pitched for nine years, and after so many rejections, Paramount …