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UPSC MAINS 2015 ESSAY NO. 6: Crisis faced in India – Moral or Economic

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India is at cross roads. We are living in an age of aspirational India, restless to perform, achieve, and acquire everything that is good. They are brimming with new confidence that “they can do it.” They want freedom, they want higher standard of living, and they want money, power, recognition and what not!

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UPSC MAINS 2015 ESSAY NO. 5: Technology cannot Replace Manpower

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“Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.”

Jacques Ellul

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UPSC MAINS 2015 ESSAY No. 4: Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a man more clever devil.

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Education gives awareness and information. It gives knowledge and knowledge is power. It gives skills and enables us to seek good career opportunities, livelihood, and opportunities for earning wealth, name and fame. It gives moral values and emancipates us as a human being.

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UPSC MAINS 2015 ESSAY No. 3: Character of an Institution is Reflected in its Leader.

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Character is the most defining attribute for a leader as well as the institution that he leads. Character is our inherent wisdom and beliefs that guide us in our actions and practices and which make our world view. If we believe in goodness, the whole world appears a beautiful place and a place for mutual coexistence to us and if we believe in the evil, the whole world appears ugly and a place with only cut throat competition. The statement character of an institution is reflected in its leader, applies the other way also, i.e., character of the leader is reflected in the character of an institution.

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UPSC MAINS 2015 ESSAY # 2: Quick but Steady Wins the Race.

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Fast, fast, far too fast.

Life cannot be at such a pace, to last.

…….. …….. ………

Criticized for going too fast

and too slow,

a no win situation,

but for I, the pace of life,

shall choose,

that I do know.

For I see this as fundamental, save.

To live a life in the fast lane

and burn oneself out,

physically and mentally,

will surely lead to an early grave.

                         –Victor Gatenby

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UPSC MAINS 2015 ESSAY #1: Lending Hands to Someone is Better than giving a dole.

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“Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other.”

–Vera Nazarian

Lending hands is giving support to a struggling person in order to add something towards his or her empowerment so that the person is able to overcome a crisis or adversity on the basis of his or her own might/ strength on a sustained basis. Giving a dole is mainly propelled by feeling of kindness towards a person in difficulty to give a temporary solace. The example of former is giving education, vocational training and skill formation, low cost credit etc. to an entrepreneur while giving a dole is offering food to a starving person or clothes to a beggar in winter.

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IAS PT 2015 GS Paper 1 Answer with detailed explanation

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Prelims 2015 GS paper 1 seems easier than the expectation. Well, one can see another type of surprising elements in this paper. It is a combination of basics and current affairs largely. Some of the questions are so easy that one can doubt whether it is designed for IAS exam or not. However some questions seems to be easy in the first glimpse but answer is not so straight. And these questions will play major role in selection for the mains.

We are uploading detailed explanation. We are not uploading all answers in one go.  Atleast 15-18 questions are great trap and mistakes bound to happen if you are not a good observer. We will be updating detail answers at regular interval.  For any further clarification regarding answer kindly do write us at : gsscore@gmail.com

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