Category Archives: Life & Society

Dear Salman Fans, Let’s Ask For Stringent Wildlife Protection Laws

(This article was published in TheQuint on 09.04.18. Can be accessed here.)   It was in 1982 that James Q Wilson and George Kelling proposed a social theory according to which…

Rameshvaram: A visit to the Temple Town 

  As the story goes Rameshvaram is the place where Lord Ram worshipped Siva before attacking the Lanka. Its a beautiful place on the eastern coast of India. Situated at…

Guarding the Nature

  (The views expressed are personal. Article was published in ‘Hindutan Times Opinion’ Mar 14, 2018: India’s forest governance needs systemic overhaul.    India is blessed with a wide range…

Monetizing Morality, De-monetizing Value !!

Author: Ajay Chhikara (Author is working in Indian Revenue Service, 2010 Batch) Notwithstanding the diverse and even outrageously stupid reactions to the Demonetization exercise unleashed by NaMo (it clearly has…

Indian Agriculture: Examining the Pulses !!

  Author: Parveen Kaswan ( Author is an Engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Designs from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He hails from a farmer family in Northern…

Aadhar Bill: All you want to know !!

  The Lok Sabha has recently passed the Aadhaar bill to provide a unique identity to residents and give legal teeth to the government in ensuring that its subsidies and…

My IAS/IFS Pre Strategy

  Blog by: Parveen Kaswan After ‪#‎CSE‬ and ‪#‎IFS‬ 2016 notification is out, I am getting a lot of messages from people about books and strategy for Pre exam. I am writing this for…

Rejuvenating and Strengthening Rural Sitamarhi

  It’s an article written by Nitin Kumar, on the exemplary work done by the people of Sitamarhi (Bihar) under the guidance of District Magistrate, Sitamarhi Shri Rajiv Raushan. Nitin…

My IFS Interview: Parveen Kaswan

  Blog by: Parveen Kaswan   It was my second interview at UPSC. First one was Civil Service 2014 interview, so clearly I had a litle bit of experience this…

How IAS papers are checked: Explained !!

  This is really interesting and kind of scientific too, the process is long and little complicated, but it works for the commission if not for the candidates. This is…