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Let us revolutionize education in India !

Foibles of Democracy

Recently, I watched an interesting movie named ‘Newton’ which is also India’s official nomination for Oscars 2017. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. … Continue reading

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Is a degree certificate actually needed for employment ?

I think some of them would label me crazy for posing such a weird question. It is taken for granted that a bachelor’s, master’s or a doctoral degree or a certificate is a must to gain employment. We then have … Continue reading

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Beyond the syllabus

I am studying around 100 words every day on a wonderful website http://www.vocabulary.com. While I was doing this, an obvious idea struck me. Why were we not equipped with a good vocabulary in our school. It is not just vocabulary. … Continue reading

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Changing the way we ‘school’ ourselves

In this article, I am not going to be as heretical as Ivan Illich whose book ‘Deschooling Society’ (1971) gives examples of the ineffectual nature of institutionalized education. Illich posited self-directed education, supported by social relations in informal arrangements. What … Continue reading

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Simplifying Knowledge

It is ironical that we are in the 21st century talking and experiencing artificial intelligence, supersonic jets, cryogenic engines, storing digital information in bacteria and yet our basics and school education is so far fetched from what it should have … Continue reading

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Education as a Source of Mobility

‘God has made us equal’ but unfortunately, we all do not live an equal and decent quality of life. Some do not even have two full meals a day while some have ten to fifteen chefs preparing food for a … Continue reading

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When is the ideal time to start preparing for UPSC Civil Services Examination

There could be many models where people have succeeded in cracking the civil services examination. Some may attempt this exam immediately after their undergraduate degree, some may work for some years or go for higher studies (post graduate degree) and … Continue reading

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Tips and Tricks to clear UPSC Civil Services Examination

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) may be an inefficient and irrational body but one thing that is commendable is that it is NON CORRUPT as far as I know. There are no question paper leakages. You cannot BRIBE a UPSC … Continue reading

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How to prepare current affairs for clearing UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2017? PART-2

In my previous post, I had mentioned that memorizing facts is not necessary for the examination. By that, I meant that facts alone are important but understanding of concepts is. Once, the concepts are understood, the facts remain in your … Continue reading

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How to prepare current affairs for clearing UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2017? PART-1

UPSC Preliminary Examination syllabus says ‘Current events of national and international importance’. When I started reading The Hindu newspaper to prepare for this exam, it used to take almost 2 to 3 hours to complete the whole paper. It was … Continue reading

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