[Essays] November Week3: Garrison Governance, Dignity of Labour, Rationalist Thinking, Age of Knowledge

[Essays] November Week3: Garrison Governance, Dignity of Labour, Rationalist Thinking, Age of Knowledge

  1. Globalization, Diplomacy
  2. India, Democracy, Governance
  3. Ethics, Good governance, Accountability
  4. Science-Education
  5. Frontline Fodder Nehru Essays

Globalization, Diplomacy

  1. Secularism: The compelling necessity for today’s world.
  2. 21st Century: An age rich in promise, An age full of challenges. (Modi in Australia)
  3. The importance of economic integration for world peace and stability. (Modi in Australia)
  4. Relevance of Nehruvian politics and Gandhian ethics in today’s World.
  5. Can India become world leader by exercising soft power and economic diplomacy alone?
  6. 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

  1. Are the policies and ideologies centered around social justice impeding the long term objective of caste-free Indian society?
  2. 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.)
  3. Can India transform its divisions into diversity and variety into plurality?
  4. Is poverty of resources- one of India’s strengths? (Context: Jugaadu inventions, MARS-mission etc.)
  5. The need for dignity of labour in India. (Modi says its missing).
  6. Indian Constitution: the will of an enlightened nation.
  7. 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.)
  8. India- the nation of heterogeneity, multiplicity and complexities.

Ethics, Good governance, Accountability

  1. Unless it’s people-centric and people-driven, any reform is bound to face resistance and failure. (Modi)
  2. Only a plural society, and a mature system of governance can protect the civil liberties of the weak. (VP Ansari)
  3. Media: The great enabler of citizen’s rights. (Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore)
  4. Without transparency, autonomy is an unchecked right to do wrong. (for GS4)
  5. The greatness of humanity is not being human, but in being humane. (for GS4)
  6. The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success. (Gandhi, GS4).

Science-Education

  1. Rationalist thinking, scientific temper and Opportunistic Godmen in India. (Context: Baba Rampal.)
  2. India: the “vishvaguru” (world teacher) in the age of knowledge. (Modi in Australia)
  3. The future of India: Entrepreneurs, inventors and dreamers.
  4. Education- the Vaccine against all ills of society. (Malala’s father)
  5. All education is a search for truth and a pursuit of social betterment. (Dr. S. Radhakrishnan)
  6. Education: the potent vehicle for social emancipation and economic rejuvenation.
  7. 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:

  1. Nehruvian Scientific Vision
  2. Nehruvian Economic vision
  3. Nehruvian Development Vision
  4. Nehruvian World Vision and Diplomacy
  5. Nehruvian Modern State
  6. Nehruvian Secularism

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