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ESSAY TOPICS ASKED IN IAS EXAM

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·        2013
1. Be the change you want to see in others (Gandhi)
·        2. Is the Colonial mentality hindering India's Success
·        3. GDP (Gross Domestic Product) along with GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness) would be the right indices for judging the wellbeing of a country
·        4. Science and technology is the panacea for the growth and security of the nation.
2012
·        1. In the context of Gandhiji's views on the matter, explore, on an evolutionary scale, the terms 'Swadhinata', 'Swaraj' and 'Dharmarajya'. Critically comment on their contemporary relevance to Indian democracy.
·        2. Is the criticism that the 'Public-Private-Partnership' (PPP) model for development is more of a bane than a boon in the Indian context, justified?
·        3. Science and Mysticism: Are they compatible?
·        4. Managing work and home – is the Indian working woman getting a fair deal?
2011
·        1. Creation of smaller states and the consequent administrative , economic and developmental implication
·        2. Does Indian Cinema shape our popular culture or merely reflect it
·        3. Credit – based higher education system – status , opportunities and challenges
·        4. In the Indian context , Both human intelligence and technical intelligence are crucial in combating terrorism
2010
·        1. Geography may remain the same ; history need not.
·        2. Should a moratorium be imposed on all fresh mining in tribal areas of the country?
·        3. Preparedness of our society for India's global leadership role.
·        4. From traditional Indian philanthropy to the Gates-Buffet model-a natural progression or a paradigm shift?
2009
·        1. Are our traditional handicrafts doomed to a slow death?
·        2. Are we a 'Soft' state?
·        3. "The focus of health care is increasingly getting skewed towards the 'haves' of our society".
·        4. "Good Fences make good neighbors"
·        5. 'Globlisation' vs. 'Nationalism'
2008
·        1. Role of Media in good governance
·        2. National Identity and Patritism
·        3. Special Economic Zone : Boon or Bane
·        4. Descipline means success , anarchy means ruin
·        5. Urbanisation and Its Hazards
·        6. Is an Egalitarian society possible by educating the masses?
2007
·        1. Independent thinking should be encouraged right form the childhood.
·        2. Evaluation of Panchayati Raj System in India from the point of view of eradication of power to people.
·        3. Attitude makes, habit makes character and character makes a man.
·        4. Is Autonomy the best answer to combat balkanization?
·        5. How has satellite television brought about cultural change in Indian mindsets.
·        6. BPO boom in India.
2006
·        1. Women's Reservation Bill Would Usher in Empowerment for Women in India.
·        2. Protection of Ecology and Environment is Essential for Sustained Economic Development.
·        3. Importance of Indo-U.S. Nuclear Agreement
·        4. "Education for All" Campaign in India: Myth or Reality.
·        5. Globalization Would Finish Small-Scale Industries in India.
·        6. Increasing Computerization Would lead to the Creation of a Dehumanized Society.
2005
·        1. Justice must reach the poor
·        2. The hand that rocks the cradle
·        3. If women ruled the world
·        4. What is real education?
·        5. Terrorism and world peace
·        6. Food security for sustainable national development
2004
·        1. India's Role in Promoting ASEAN Co-operation.
·        2. Judicial Activism and Indian Democracy.
·        3. Whither Women's Emancipation?
·        4. Globalizations and Its Impact on Indian Culture.
·        5. The Lure of Space.
·        6. Water Resources Should Be Under the Control of the Central Government.
2003
·        1. The Masks of New Imperialism.
·        2. How far has democracy in India delivered the goods?
·        3. How should a civil servant conduct himself?
·        4. As civilization advances culture declines.
·        5. There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
·        6. Spirituality and Scientific temper.
2002
·        1. Modern technological education and human values.
·        2. Search for truth can only be a spiritual problem.
·        3. If youth knew, if age could.
·        4. The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
·        5. Privatization of higher education in India.
·        6. Responsibility of media in a democracy.
2001
·        1. What have we gained from our democratic set-up?
·        2. My vision of an ideal world order.
·        3. The march of science and the erosion of human values.
·        4. Irrelevance of the classroom.
·        5. The pursuit of excellence.
·        6. Empowerment alone cannot help our women.
2000
·        1. Why should we be proud of being Indians?
·        2. The cyberworld: Its charms and challenges.
·        3. The country's need for a better disaster management system.
·        4. Indian culture today: A myth or a reality?
·        5. The implications of globalization for India.
·        6. Modernism and our traditional socio-ethical values.
1999
·        1. Women empowerment: Challenges and prospects.
·        2. Youth culture today.
·        3. Mass media and cultural invasion.
·        4. Resource management in the Indian context.
·        5. Value-based science and education.
·        6. Reservation, politics and empowerment.
1998
·        1. The composite culture of India.
·        2. Woman is God's best creation.
·        3.The misinterpretation and misuse of freedom in India.
·        4. India's contribution to world wisdom.
·        5. The language problem in India: Its past, present and prospects.
·        6. The world of the twenty-first century.
1997
·        1. What we have not learnt during fifty years of Independence.
·        2. Judicial activism.
·        3. Greater political power alone will not improve women's plight.
·        4. True religion cannot be misused.
·        5. The modern doctor and his patients.
·        6. Urbanization is a blessing in disguise.
1996
·        1. Literacy is growing very fast, but there is no corresponding growth in education.
·        2. Restructuring of UNO reflect present realities
·        3. New cults and Godmen: a threat to traditional religion
·        4. The VIP cult is a bane of Indian democracy
·        5. Need for transparency in public administration
·        6. Truth is lived, not taught
1995
·        1. Politics without ethics is a disaster.
·        2. The new emerging women Power: the ground realities.
·        3. When money speaks, the truth is silent.
·        4. Whither Indian democracy?
·        5. Restructuring of Indian education system.
·        6. Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the lifeblood of civilisation.
·        7. Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
1994
·        1. Youth is a blunder, Manhood a struggle, oldage a regret
·        2. The Indian society at the crossroads.
·        3. Modernisation and westernisation are not identical concepts.
·        4. Useless life is an early death.
·        5. Politics, bureaucracy and business - Fatal Triangle.
·        6. Multinational corporations - saviours or saboteurs
1993
·        1. My vision of India in 2001 A.D.
·        2. The global order: political and economic
·        3. He would reigns within himself and folds his passions and desires and fears is more than a king.
·        4. Compassion is the basic of all morality would
·        5. Men have failed: let women take over.
·        6. Economic growth without distributive justice is bound to breed violence.
·        7. Ecological considerations need not hamper development.
·        8. Computer: the harbinger of silent revolution.


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