[Essays] November Week3: Garrison Governance, Dignity of Labour, Rationalist Thinking, Age of KnowledgeDevendra Vishwakarma
- Globalization, Diplomacy
- India, Democracy, Governance
- Ethics, Good governance, Accountability
- Frontline Fodder Nehru Essays
- Secularism: The compelling necessity for today’s world.
- 21st Century: An age rich in promise, An age full of challenges. (Modi in Australia)
- The importance of economic integration for world peace and stability. (Modi in Australia)
- Relevance of Nehruvian politics and Gandhian ethics in today’s World.
- Can India become world leader by exercising soft power and economic diplomacy alone?
- Outer Space and cyber space: Instruments of connectivity and prosperity, Frontiers of conflict and rivalry. (Modi in Aussie parliament. Although he said similar in past also)
India, Democracy, Governance
- Are the policies and ideologies centered around social justice impeding the long term objective of caste-free Indian society?
- Relevance of Garrison governance in an independent democracy. (Context: J&K, north-east: Garrison governance involves boots on the grounds with a few feel good handouts. Read this column.)
- Can India transform its divisions into diversity and variety into plurality?
- Is poverty of resources- one of India’s strengths? (Context: Jugaadu inventions, MARS-mission etc.)
- The need for dignity of labour in India. (Modi says its missing).
- Indian Constitution: the will of an enlightened nation.
- Secularism, democracy and pluralism- the three fundamental principles of Indian polity. (This seems to be the favorite phrase for Hindu columnist, I’m seeing it for the 50-dozen times.)
- India- the nation of heterogeneity, multiplicity and complexities.
Ethics, Good governance, Accountability
- Unless it’s people-centric and people-driven, any reform is bound to face resistance and failure. (Modi)
- Only a plural society, and a mature system of governance can protect the civil liberties of the weak. (VP Ansari)
- Media: The great enabler of citizen’s rights. (Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore)
- Without transparency, autonomy is an unchecked right to do wrong. (for GS4)
- The greatness of humanity is not being human, but in being humane. (for GS4)
- The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success. (Gandhi, GS4).
- Rationalist thinking, scientific temper and Opportunistic Godmen in India. (Context: Baba Rampal.)
- India: the “vishvaguru” (world teacher) in the age of knowledge. (Modi in Australia)
- The future of India: Entrepreneurs, inventors and dreamers.
- Education- the Vaccine against all ills of society. (Malala’s father)
- All education is a search for truth and a pursuit of social betterment. (Dr. S. Radhakrishnan)
- Education: the potent vehicle for social emancipation and economic rejuvenation.
- Science- the enzyme of hope, an elixir of development.
Frontline Fodder Nehru Essays
@Mains-2014, many of you may be neglecting frontline because exams are near. But if time permits, do go through latest frontline issue (December 2014)- for fodder on Nehru specific questions in GS-descriptive/Essay. Here are the selected links:
- Nehruvian Scientific Vision
- Nehruvian Economic vision
- Nehruvian Development Vision
- Nehruvian World Vision and Diplomacy
- Nehruvian Modern State
- Nehruvian Secularism
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