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English Essay On Current Affairs

Civil Services - Essay Contest (2018)

Showcase your ideas on public policy and current affairs by entering our essay writing competition. Every month, students can choose any one topic and send their essays. The selected essays will be published on our website with the name of the author. The best essays on each topic will be ranked and the winner will be getting the free subscription of E magazine for six months. We hope more and more of students will participate in the Essay contest, which is usually based on topics of current affairs topics. One should remember that these topics will be useful not only for the IAS exams but also for other competitive exams.

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  1. The essay should be sent in the word format with 14 font size. It should carry the name of the author and its e mail ID. Any other format of submission is not acceptable.
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  6. One person can send only one essay for one topic It's advised to go through the essay carefully before sending it once and finally.
  7. The Essay must be between 500 and 800 words. An ideal essay should be of 650 words.
  8. Please send your entries much before the Deadline to concerninfo2012@gmail.com.

Essay Topics: March- 2018 ( Last Date: March 31 )

  1. What is the cause for decrease in the forest cover in India?
  2. Is Saudi Arabia modernising with the recent reforms ?
  3. Does Karnataka really need its own flag ?
  4. 42 Indian Languages and dialect stare at extinction - Comment

Essay Topics: February - 2018

  1. What are the Pros and cons of solar energy ? -Zujamo Ngullie
  2. What are the Pros and cons of solar energy ? -Jnandeep Bora
  3. What are the Pros and cons of solar energy ? -Kanika Varma(Winner)

  1. How can India become self sufficient in Defence Sector? -Ritesh Kumar(Winner)
  2. How can India become self sufficient in Defence Sector? -Satarupa Mukherjee

  1. Has the Budget 2018 lost its excitement, with the introduction of GST ? -B.L.Prasad

Essay Topics: January - 2018

  1. What are the positive and negative impacts of GST ? -Aayushi Shukla
  2. What are the positive and negative impacts of GST ? -Akriti Singh
  3. What are the positive and negative impacts of GST -B V Krishna Reddy(Winner)
  4. What are the positive and negative impacts of GST -Laxmi Prasad

  1. Why India is not developed as a great scientific power ? -B.Dwarakanada Reddy
  2. Why India is not developed as a great scientific power ? -Nitin Thakur
  3. Why India is not developed as a great scientific power ? -Ritesh Kumar(Winner)

  1. India a loser in most of the sports apart from cricket ? -Rohini Singh(Winner)

  1. Do privacy issues outweigh the important benefits of Aadhaar Card ? -Karthiayani Nair

Essay Topics: December - 2017
  1. How the goal of energy security can be achieved in India? -Akriti Singh
  2. How the goal of energy security can be achieved in India? -Sudhakaran K(Winner)

  1. What growing Hindu Religious chauvinism means to Indian nation? -Jnandeep Bora(Winner)
  2. What growing Hindu Religious chauvinism means to Indian nation? -Ruchi Singh

  1. Will the new economic measures take the Indian economy in right direction? -B Dwarakanadha Reddy(Winner)
  2. Will the new economic measures take the Indian economy in right direction? -Laxmi Prasad
  3. Will the new economic measures take the Indian economy in right direction? -Megha Mukherjee

Essay Topics: November - 2017

  1. What is behind India's 30 step jump in ease of doing business- What does it means to Indians? -B.Dwarakanadha Reddy
  2. hat is behind India's 30 step jump in ease of doing business- What does it means to Indians? -Abhilash Kumar
  3. What is behind India's 30 step jump in ease of doing business- What does it means to Indians? -Anji Naik Mudavath (Winner)

  1. Can India can become Open Defecation free by 2019, if so how? -Akriti Singh
  2. Can India can become Open Defecation free by 2019, if so how? -Abhilash Kumar
  3. Can India can become Open Defecation free by 2019, if so how? -Muruga Nagaraj
  4. Can India can become Open Defecation free by 2019, if so how? -AkashKumar(Winner)

  1. Has demonetization and goods and service tax brought financial reform in the country? -B.V.Krishna Reddy(Winner)

  1. How much Ethics and Integrity play a role in the conduct of Public servants in India? -Atrayee Banerjee
  2. How much Ethics and Integrity play a role in the conduct of Public servants in India? -Jnandeep Bora
  3. How much Ethics and Integrity play a role in the conduct of Public servants in India? -Anupama Guha(Winner)

Essay Topics: October - 2017

  1. Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Aditi Subhash Dhale
  2. Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Rohit Singh Raghuvanshi(Winner)
  3. Should India accept Rohingya refugees -AnjiNaikMudavath
  4. Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Akriti Singh
  5. Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Wish rajput
  6. Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Satarupa Mukherjee
  7. Should India accept Rohingya refugees -Jyoti Solanki

  1. India GDP growth rate slumps to 5.7 per cent - Comment -B.Dwarakandha Reddy
  2. India GDP growth rate slumps to 5.7 per cent - Comment -Sebin Thomas(Winner)

  1. Why agriculture is important to the country's economy ?(Winner) -Atrayee Banerjee

Essay Topics: September - 2017

  1. Demonitazation - What were the gains and the loses. -NeerNandeha
  2. Demonitazation - What were the gains and the loses. -Suman Singh
  3. Demonitazation - What were the gains and the loses. -Akriti Singh
  4. Demonitazation - What were the gains and the loses. -Susmita Sarkar(Winner)

  1. Why people trust ‘Godmen’ in India ? -NeerNandeha (Winner)
  2. Why people trust ‘Godmen’ in India ? -Anupama Guha

  1. Religion divides Faith unites -Amish khan (Winner)

Essay Topics: August - 2017

  1. Which is better; corrupt but secular political parties or corruption less but communal political parties- Comment. -Jnandeep Bora (Winner)
  2. Which is better; corrupt but secular political parties or corruption less but communal political parties- Comment. -Akriti Singh
  3. Which is better; corrupt but secular political parties or corruption less but communal political parties- Comment. -Shailendra Chauhan

  1. How to save Indian from flood's furry and loss of life and property- Comment. -NEEL KAGATHARA
  2. How to save Indian from flood's furry and loss of life and property- Comment. -Rishabh Srivastava (Winner)
  3. How to save Indian from flood's furry and loss of life and property- Comment. -Krishna Prajna Rao

  1. Reasons drugs problem among youth in Punjab and Telngana, suggest remedies- Comment. -R. Malavika

Essay Topics: July - 2017

  1. What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Shiv Parsad Gupta
  2. What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Jnandeep Bora(Winner)
  3. What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Akriti Singh
  4. What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Preksha Agarwal
  5. What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Satarupa Mukherjee
  6. What is happiness and what are the ways and means to achieve happiness -Nilanjan Biswas

  1. Government alone will benifit from the GST or traders and consumers also- Discuss -Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil(Winner)
  2. Government alone will benifit from the GST or traders and consumers also- Discuss -Bharath Prasath

  1. India- China border tension - Is it a sign of a war? -AnushaKolli
  2. India- China border tension - Is it a sign of a war? -Krishna PrajnaRao
  3. India- China border tension - Is it a sign of a war? -R. Malavika (Winner)

Essay Topics: June - 2017

  1. What are the implications of Cattle trade legislation? -Rishabh Srivastava
  2. What are the implications of Cattle trade legislation? -Deedhiti Das(Winner)

  1. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -AnushaKolli
  2. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Niweditaranjan
  3. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Neha P Asrani
  4. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Rishabh Srivastava(Winner)
  5. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -R.Malavika
  6. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Parvathy Chandrasekhar
  7. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Adithya.S.Anand
  8. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? -Anita Yesale
  9. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? - Aayushi Shukla
  10. How to tackle farmer's suicide issue? - Satarupa Mukherjee

  1. China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -AkankshaSengupta
  2. China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -R. Malavika
  3. China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -Aayushi Shukla
  4. China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -P.Galaxy Roy
  5. China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -Bhavya Srivastava(Winner)
  6. China's One Belt One Road Policy- how it may harm India? -Dibyendu Mondal

Essay Topics: May - 2017

  1. Triple talaq - is doing away with it really going to empower Muslim women or is maintenance the bigger issue? -Sanyog Varshney
  2. Triple talaq - is doing away with it really going to empower Muslim women or is maintenance the bigger issue? -Laxmi Prasad (Winner)
  3. Triple talaq - is doing away with it really going to empower Muslim women or is maintenance the bigger issue? -Ayonija Tripathi
  4. Triple talaq - is doing away with it really going to empower Muslim women or is maintenance the bigger issue? -Bharti Garg

  1. Suggest improvements in our education system -Jnandeep Bora
  2. Suggest improvements in our education system -Lipun Das
  3. Suggest improvements in our education system -Mrinal Malakar
  4. Suggest improvements in our education system -Dr B.R Prasad (Winner)
  5. Suggest improvements in our education system -Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil
  6. Suggest improvements in our education system -Monalisa Poali
  7. Suggest improvements in our education system -Divya Prasad
  8. Suggest improvements in our education system -Saurabh Sen
  9. Suggest improvements in our education system -Neha P Asrani

Essay Topics: April - 2017

  1. Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -Nitisha Bora
  2. Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -Sanyog Varshney
  3. Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -R. Malavika
  4. Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -Sandeep Kumar
  5. Religious Nationalism has established its supremacy in India after UP election-Agree or Disagree -A. Rama Sankar(Winner)

  1. Relevance of Nehruvian Secularism in the country -Dilshad PT (Winner)
  2. Relevance of Nehruvian Secularism in the country -Neha P Asrani

  1. Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -Satarupa Mukherjee (Winner)
  2. Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -G Saugat
  3. Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -SaurabhSen
  4. Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -Bhavya srivastava
  5. Necessity of censorship in the age of internet- Comment -Bharti garg

  1. How to check the decline of ethics and morality in our society and politics -Divya Prasad

Essay Topics: March - 2017

  1. ISRO achievements are many, enumerate them in some detail -Sanyog Varshney (Winner)
  2. ISRO achievements are many, enumerate them in some detail -Neha P Asrani
  3. ISRO achievements are many, enumerate them in some detail -Dipti Sinha

  1. View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -Linga siva.P
  2. View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -Chelladurai.P
  3. View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -Satarupa Mukherjee (Winner)
  4. View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -Govarthanan K
  5. View your Preferences -Social Media or Conventional Media -A. Rama Sankar

Essay Topics: February - 2017

  1. Budget 2017 - How it will shape India's economy - Comment - P.ANNA LAKSHMI
  2. Budget 2017 - How it will shape India's economy - Comment - Rohan Sengupta
  3. Budget 2017 - How it will shape India's economy - Comment - Neha P Asrani
  4. Budget 2017 - How it will shape India's economy - Comment - Nitisha Bora (Winner)

  1. Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - Chelladurai. P
  2. Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - Anusha Kolli (Winner)
  3. Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - Sanyog varshney
  4. Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - Lavanya sree
  5. Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - BHARTI GARG
  6. Jallikatu Protest in Chennai- In Retrospect and Prospects - TRISIDDHA NATH

  1. Is Mahatma Gandhi still inspires today's youth - Namrata Rai
  2. Is Mahatma Gandhi still inspires today's youth - SHUBHAM R BAJAJ (Winner)
  3. Is Mahatma Gandhi still inspires today's youth - Satyasmita Pandey
  4. Is Mahatma Gandhi still inspires today's youth - SARAVANA KUMAR S

  1. Movie Padmavati Controversy - A case of Hurting the Sentiments VS Freedom of Expression - Sanyog varshney (Winner)

Essay Topics: January - 2017

  1. After demonetization what next steps should be taken to clean up the system? - SAI JIJNASA ROY
  2. After demonetization what next steps should be taken to clean up the system? - Aditya Kumar Rai
  3. After demonetization what next steps should be taken to clean up the system? - Satyasmita Pandey (Winner)
  4. After demonetization what next steps should be taken to clean up the system? -Neha P Asrani

  1. merits and demerits of cashless economy - K.P. Nagasaritha
  2. merit and demerit of cashless economy - Sanyog varshney
  3. merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy - Arkadyuti
  4. merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy - ABHISEKH SAHU (Winner)
  5. merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy - WAQAR MEHDI
  6. merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy - Mishkil.A.Gaikwad
  7. merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy -santosh kamble
  8. merit-and-Demerit-of-cashless-economy -Nitisha Bora

  1. Jayalalitha's legacies what it means to the country -Chelladurai.P (Winner)

  1. has-independence-of-RBI-compromised-due-to-demonetization - Durai. P (Winner)

Essay Topics: December - 2016

  1. Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Ritesh Kumar
  2. Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Aman Tiwari
  3. Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Chella Palaniappan
  4. Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Drisha Sobhakar (Winner)
  5. Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India - Sanyog Varshney
  6. Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India -PRATIBHA LOHIYA
  7. Enumerate the political social and economic impact of demonetization on India -JNANDEEP BORA.

  1. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Chelladurai. P
  2. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - SHREYA ANURAKTI
  3. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Karthik Goud
  4. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Mani Kant Jha
  5. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - PARVIN MOR
  6. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Neha P Asrani
  7. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Sakshi Sharma
  8. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Ritwik Mehta
  9. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Ridhima Chhabra
  10. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Richa Padhi(Winner)
  11. Advantages and Disadvantages of Demonetization policy - Anusha Kolli

  1. Accident free trains or bullet trains in India - Discuss - Shailendra Chauhan
  2. Accident free trains or bullet trains in India - Discuss - Bharti Garg(Winner)
  3. Accident free trains or bullet trains in India - Discuss - Raghuram Bachu
  4. Accident free trains or bullet trains in India - Discuss - Vindhya Vasini

  1. What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - K.P. Nagasaritha
  2. What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Durai
  3. What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Montai Basu
  4. What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Satyasmita Pandey(Winner)
  5. What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Ritesh
  6. What does the victory of Donald Trump in USA means to India - Akshay Kumar .P

Essay Topics: November - 2016

  1. Among all the multilateral organizations of which India is member, which one serves India's interest more - Sanyog Varshney
  2. Among all the multilateral organizations of which India is member, which one serves India's interest more - Anusha Kolli (Winner)

  1. Will SAARC ever live to its ideal or it will remain a flogging horse - Caren Felicia (Winner)
  2. Will SAARC ever live to its ideal or it will remain a flogging horse - Satarupa Mukherjee
  3. Will SAARC ever live to its ideal or it will remain a flogging horse - Twinkle

  1. Does BIMSTEC as multilateral organization has any future - Montai Basu
  2. Does BIMSTEC as multilateral organization has any future - P.Likhitha (Winner)

  1. Describe the relevance of BRICS and its future - Aditi Subhash Dhale
  2. Describe the relevance of BRICS and its future - Mani Kant Jha
  3. Describe the relevance of BRICS and its future - REKHA G
  4. Describe the relevance of BRICS and its future - Gautam Govinda (Winner)

Essay Topics: October - 2016

  1. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - R.Karthika
  2. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Rohit Singh Raghuvanshi
  3. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Suman Sourav Jena
  4. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - K.P.Nagasaritha
  5. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Aswathi P
  6. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Mani Kant Jha (Winner)
  7. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Ch. Phaneendra
  8. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Neda Fatima
  9. Cauvery dispute and its solutions - Ashima Mittal

  1. Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan - K.P.Nagasaritha
  2. Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan - Radhika Satheesan (Winner)

  1. Religious Liberty and Women Rights - ABRAHAM JOHNSON ANCHANIYIL
  2. Religious Liberty and Women Rights - Bharti Garg (Winner)
  3. Religious Liberty and Women Rights - Siddharth Sharma
  4. Religious Liberty and Women Rights - Vikrant Mahajan

  1. Cooperative federalism in India - Aswathi P
  2. Cooperative federalism in India - ANKUSH SHARMA
  3. Cooperative federalism in India - Santosh Kamble (Winner)

Essay Topics: September - 2016

  1. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Neha Goyal
  2. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Mani Kant Jha
  3. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Twinkle (Winner)
  4. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Dipanjan Dutta
  5. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Suman Saurav Jena
  6. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - ANKUSH SHARMA
  7. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - K.P. Nagasaritha
  8. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Amit Sharma
  9. With greater power comes greater responsibility. - Sumita Sharma

  1. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - N Neethipathy
  2. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Santosh Kamble
  3. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Satarupa Mukherjee
  4. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Abhishek R Singh
  5. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - ATHIRA.B.ANIL
  6. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - DEBADRI SOM (Winner)
  7. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Harmandeep Kaur
  8. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - JNANDEEP BORA
  9. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Rahul Mishra
  10. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Jayant Joshi
  11. Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? - Urvashi Chauhan

  1. Are the standardized tests good measure of academic ability or progress? - RUTUJA D. RATHOD
  2. Are the standardized tests good measure of academic ability or progress? - Neha P Asrani (Winner)

  1. Words are Sharper than the two-edged sword - Vindhya Vasini
  2. Words are Sharper than the two-edged sword - Aswathi P (Winner)
  3. Words are Sharper than the two-edged sword - Neda Fatima

Essay Topics: August - 2016

  1. Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Niharika Gogoi
  2. Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Supraja Kannan
  3. Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Ekta Misra
  4. Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Caroline Christy.T
  5. Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Neha P Asrani
  6. Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - Paramita Mazumdar
  7. Lending Hands to someone is better than giving a dole - S.PRASATH (Winner)

  1. Quick but steady wins the race. - MOHIT KUMAR
  2. Quick but steady wins the race. - POOJA GUPTA (Winner)
  3. Quick but steady wins the race. - D. Revanth Chandra
  4. Quick but steady wins the race. - Twinkle

  1. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - ADITYA KUMAR RAI
  2. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Satarupa Mukherjee
  3. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Shailendra Chauhan
  4. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Neda Fatima (Winner)
  5. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Aditi Subhash Dhale
  6. Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. - Nithin V Rajan

  1. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil
  2. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - M.B.Suvarchala
  3. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Robin Lambora
  4. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - ATHIRA.B.ANIL
  5. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Jayant Joshi
  6. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Jnandeep Bora
  7. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Swadha Tripathi
  8. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Priyansh Verma
  9. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Saranya P.S. (Winner)
  10. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Raghuram Bachu
  11. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Puja Kakati
  12. Education without values, is useful or a complete waste. - Sukhomay Chatterjee

Essay Topics: July - 2016

  1. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Satarupa Mukherjee (Winner)
  2. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Abhishek Kumar Ranjan
  3. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - DEBADRI SOM
  4. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - KUMAR GAURAV
  5. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Raghuram Raju Bachu
  6. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Swadha Tripathi
  7. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Robin Lambora
  8. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - RAHUL UPADHYAY
  9. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - Shailendra Chauhan
  10. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - JNANDEEP BORA
  11. Northeast needs special attention from rest of India, if so why? - G. Madhavi Ratnam

  1. Maritime terror a major threat to India than land security - Discuss - SOYEL ROY (Winner)
  2. Maritime terror a major threat to India than land security - Discuss - Kriti Bhatt

  1. Are you in favour or against more nuclear plants to generate energy in India - Khushboo Monga (Winner)
  2. Are you in favour or against more nuclear plants to generate energy in India - Sukhomay Chatterjee
  3. Are you in favour or against more nuclear plants to generate energy in India - Aditya Kumar Rai

Essay Topics: June - 2016

  1. Write short notes following agricultural schemes initiated by PM Modi's government -PUSHKAR DANGI
  2. Write short notes following agricultural schemes initiated by PM Modi's government-Rudresh Bodwal (Winner)

  1. Will this time monsoon bring cheer to the farmers, will it help in stopping their suicide? -Ashima Mittal
  2. Will this time monsoon bring cheer to the farmers, will it help in stopping their suicide? -Rajesh Chalke(Winner)

  1. What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Aparna Tiwari
  2. What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Deep Chandra Chaurasiya
  3. What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -SRINIVAS VADADA
  4. What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -JNANDEEP BORA
  5. What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Paramita Mazumder
  6. What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Sukhomay Chatterjee
  7. What are the remedies to handle water scarcity and to avoid draught situation in the country? -Suhasini Gupta(Winner)

  1. Attack on African students, rape of foreigners, are such incidents denting India's image abroad- Comment -Aparajita Guria (Winner)
  2. Attack on African students, rape of foreigners, are such incidents denting India's image abroad- Comment -SHASHI KANT
  3. Attack on African students, rape of foreigners, are such incidents denting India's image abroad- Comment -Shailendra Chauhan

Essay Topics: May - 2016

  1. Analyse Elections in Four states, will it impact national politics? -Aparna Tiwari(Winner)

  1. List BRICKS achievements and failures and India's role in BRICS -DHEERAJ SINGH
  2. List BRICKS achievements and failures and India's role in BRICS -Sanyog Varshney
  3. List BRICKS achievements and failures and India's role in BRICS -SHREYA ANURAKTI(Winner)
  4. List BRICKS achievements and failures and India's role in BRICS -Neda Fatima

  1. Analyse different schemes started under PM Modi - Will they achieve the target? -ARUSHI AIRAN
  2. Analyse different schemes started under PM Modi - Will they achieve the target? -Aayushi Shukla(Winner)
  3. Analyse different schemes started under PM Modi - Will they achieve the target? -Saranya M

  1. Bihar Liquor Ban - Is Prohibition the solution to kick the bottle? -POOJA GUPTA
  2. Bihar Liquor Ban - Is Prohibition the solution to kick the bottle? -Abhishek Kumar Ranjan(Winner)
  3. Bihar Liquor Ban - Is Prohibition the solution to kick the bottle? -Rudresh Bodwal
  4. Bihar Liquor Ban - Is Prohibition the solution to kick the bottle? -Kriti Bhatt

Essay Topics: April - 2016

  1. How digitisation is strengthening Indian democracy -Sai Deepthi
  2. How digitisation is strengthening Indian democracy -Dipti Sinha(Winner)
  3. How digitisation is strengthening Indian democracy - G KEERTHI PRIYA

  1. 100 percent FDI in E commerce - what it means to retail business? -Siva Gopal Reddy(Winner)
  2. 100 percent FDI in E commerce - what it means to retail business? -Rudresh Bodwal
  3. 100 percent FDI in E commerce - what it means to retail business? -Mrinal Malakar

  1. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -DHEERAJ SINGH
  2. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -Poulami Banerjee
  3. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -Aparna Tiwari
  4. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -GUPTA POOJA NANDLAL SAVITRI
  5. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -S.PRASATH
  6. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -JNANDEEP BORA
  7. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -Neda Fatima(Winner)
  8. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -Nikita Thatai
  9. Which to prefer Freedom of expression or Nationalism & Why -GURUPRAKASH

  1. Which is bigger evil - Corporate corruption or Civil Corruption-RITWIK MEHTA
  2. Which is bigger evil - Corporate corruption or Civil Corruption-Raj Bharath
  3. Which is bigger evil - Corporate corruption or Civil Corruption-G GIRIJA PRIYA(Winner)

Essay Topics: March - 2016

  1. Discuss the Pros and Cons of the Union Budget 2016 -DHEERAJ SINGH
  2. Discuss the Pros and Cons of the Union Budget 2016 -JNANDEEP BORA(Winner)
  3. Discuss the Pros and Cons of the Union Budget 2016 -Aparna Tiwari
  4. Discuss the Pros and Cons of the Union Budget 2016 -GUPTA POOJA NANDLAL

  1. JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment-Abhishek Kumar Ranjan
  2. JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment-Neda Fatima(Winner)
  3. JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment-Jayasri Selvakumar
  4. JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment-ABHINAB BORUAH
  5. JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment-KUMARI PRIYA RANI
  6. JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment-Ankush Yadav
  7. JNU Row has opened up the debate on freedom of expression verses nationalism-Comment-SOMA SARKAR

Essay Topics: February - 2016

  1. After 67 years of Republic, what India has achieved and yet to achieve-Enumerate -Rahul Upadhyay
  2. After 67 years of Republic, what India has achieved and yet to achieve-Enumerate -Paramita Mazumdar(Winner)
  3. After 67 years of Republic, what India has achieved and yet to achieve-Enumerate -S.Durgadevi
  4. After 67 years of Republic, what India has achieved and yet to achieve-Enumerate -Debtanu Roy

  1. Youth Suicide case has stirred Dalit politics in University campus-Comment -Bharti Garg (Winner)
  2. Youth Suicide case has stirred Dalit politics in University campus-Comment -Poulami Banerjee

  1. Further Opening up Indian Economy Will Be Beneficial or Detrimental Give Opinion-Payal Mittal (Winner)

  1. Suggest measures to make Ganga Action plan successful-NEHA SONI (Winner)

Essay Topics: January- 2016


  1. A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Prashant Kumar Shekhar
  2. A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Twinkle Singh
  3. A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Payal Mittal
  4. A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Swaswati Goswami
  5. A transformational India needs to overhaul its education system- Comment - Rubbayya. K Mohammed (Winner)

  1. India Pakistan peace process, hype or realism- C Sunil Kumar (Winner)
  2. India Pakistan peace process, hype or realism- Abhinab Boruah
  3. India Pakistan peace process, hype or realism- Rahul Upadhyay

  1. Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Harika Kuncha (Winner)
  2. Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Abhishek Kumar Ranjan
  3. Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Puja Rani
  4. Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Sanyog varshney
  5. Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Ayush Garg
  6. Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Keshav Raghav
  7. Make in India- vs Incredible India - Compare -Irishna Solanki

  1. Soaring pollution, crippling floods, India's environment in a fix - comment -S.Durgadevi
  2. Soaring pollution, crippling floods, India's environment in a fix - comment -Merin Selvi Nelson (Winner)

Essay Topics: December- 2015

  1. Achievements and Failures of Climate Change Conference at Paris -A Mahesh
  2. Achievements and Failures of Climate Change Conference at Paris -Dipanjan Dutta (Winner)

  1. Reasons for Chennai rains and future preparedness -Payal Mittal (Winner)
  2. Reasons for Chennai rains and future preparedness -Ranjith kumar
  3. Reasons for Chennai rains and future preparedness -S.Durgadevi

  1. Amir Khan and Intolerance Debate in India -Nikita Vij
  2. Amir Khan and Intolerance Debate in India -Shivraj Shahaji Dongare
  3. Amir Khan and Intolerance Debate in India -Neha Pal (Winner)

  1. Beef Politics – Cheap Protein Verses Religious Sentiments. -Soma Sarkar
  2. Beef Politics – Cheap Protein Verses Religious Sentiments. -Shailesh Shinde
  3. Beef Politics – Cheap Protein Verses Religious Sentiments. -Sri Harshith Rajam (Winner)

Essay Topics: November- 2015 (last date: November 30)

  1. Carbohydrates vs Proteins, Discuss -Dhara Vaghela (Winner)
  2. Carbohydrates vs Proteins, Discuss -Ranjith kumar

  1. With 2G and 3G, now India is Heading towards 4G, Discuss Pros and Cons. -Abhishek Dhiman (Winner)
  2. With 2G and 3G, now India is Heading towards 4G, Discuss Pros and Cons. -Rudresh Bodwal

  1. Caste System in India, Discuss -Abhishek Kumar
  2. Caste System in India, Discuss -Vaishnavi-Arora
  3. Caste System in India, Discuss -Manjinder Singh (Winner)

  1. Being Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian, Comment. -Shivraj Shahaji Dongare (Winner)
  2. Being Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian, Comment. -Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil

Essay Topics: October- 2015

  1. Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment
  2. Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss
  3. Digital India or Green India, Discuss
  4. Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment
  1. Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -AAKANKSHA SEKHON (Winner)
  2. Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -Sachin Godbole
  3. Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -HIMANSHU YADAV
  4. Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -Pooja Gupta
  5. Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -Meghna Nimbekar
  6. Pubs and Discos, are they any good for the youth? Comment -Lalit Kishore

  1. Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Jnandeep Bora (Winner)
  2. Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Neha Pal
  3. Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Rajwinder Kaur
  4. Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Deepika Phutela
  5. Coaching Classes, should be allowed only in school premises? Discuss -Shivraj Shahaji Dongare

  1. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Payal Mittal
  2. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -M.Divyabharathi
  3. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Rudresh Bodwal
  4. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Supriya Saraswat
  5. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Vimi Mihu
  6. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Vishnu Mohan
  7. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Ms. Chaichi Devi
  8. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -K.Charan Kumar
  9. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Navneet Kumar
  10. Digital India or Green India, Discuss -Nithin Rajan (Winner)

  1. Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment -D. Rajesh
  2. Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment -Nishant Kumar
  3. Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment -Santosh Prakash
  4. Organ Donation, are we doing enough to spread enough awareness? Comment -Subhaashree.S (Winner)

Essay Topics: September - 2015

  1. Role of Sensex with respect to Food Inflation, Discuss-Raviraj Ghanvat
  2. Role of Sensex with respect to Food Inflation, Discuss-Dwarakanadha Reddy
  3. Role of Sensex with respect to Food Inflation, Discuss-Nikhil
  4. Role of Sensex with respect to Food Inflation, Discuss-S. HarshaVarthan (Winner)

  1. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Bharat
  2. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Hiral D. Myatra
  3. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Jnandeep Bora
  4. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Aditya Parameswaran
  5. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Suchita Marathe
  6. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Sayantika Banerjee (Winner)
  7. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Vimi Mihu
  8. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Bipasha Malakar
  9. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Pari Acharya
  10. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Sneha G Bhat
  11. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Sudhanshu Bhandari
  12. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Soumi Das
  13. Pocket Money, Should Parents develop this habit at the tender age?-Tanumoy Mondal

  1. Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?-Narasimharao Pulibandla
  2. Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?-Durgesh Vijay Bhende
  3. Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?-Sachin Yadav
  4. Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?-Shiva Gupta
  5. Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?-Vijayavani. C
  6. Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?-Suman Kumar
  7. Should the Government's New Schemes be named in Hindi Only?-Kartik Patel (Winner)

  1. Allopathy Vs Homeopathy, Discuss-Padma Bandaru
  2. Allopathy Vs Homeopathy, Discuss-Santosh Prakash (Winner)
  3. Allopathy Vs Homeopathy, Discuss-Shrija Kumari
  4. Allopathy Vs Homeopathy, Discuss-Jayapriya

Essay Topics: August - 2015

  1. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Dimple Pal
  2. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Sameera Salim
  3. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Durgesh Vijay Bhende
  4. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Aneesha Resham
  5. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-S.Jayasri
  6. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Gunjan Chandel
  7. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Santosh P. Rav (Winner)
  8. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Rouf Raza Dar
  9. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-S. Harsha Varthan
  10. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Lalit Kishore
  11. Indian Judicial System, can the poor expect fair Judgement?-Babita Palta

  1. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Bhanu Pratap
  2. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Akshay Modi
  3. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Sanya Dhoundiyal
  4. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Anuj Mehta
  5. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Divya Aggarwal
  6. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Sachin Yadav
  7. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Shrija Kumari
  8. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Vasundhra Sen Jaswal (Winner)
  9. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Yogitha Sankla
  10. Impact of the Internet on our Daily Life, Pros and Cons.-Ankush Sharma

  1. Biographical Films being made on popular personalities including victims, comment.- Suhrudwamsi Musunuri
  2. Biographical Films being made on popular personalities including victims, comment.- Amit Adhikari
  3. Biographical Films being made on popular personalities including victims, comment.- Jaideep Singh (Winner)

  1. Moral and Ethics in everyday life.- Abraham Johnson Anchaniyil
  2. Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life.- Sree Kavya Vallabhaneni
  3. Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life.- Rajashree Ravindra Bhirud
  4. Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life.-Raghuram Raju Bachu
  5. Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life.-Nitin Thakur (Winner)
  6. Morals and Ethics in Everyday Life.-Syed Abbas

Essay Topics: July - 2015 (last date: July 31)

  1. G7 Summit 2015, India's Role-Sanyog Varshney
  2. G7 Summit 2015, India's Role-Ajeet Singh
  3. G7 Summit 2015, India's Role-Rouf Raza Dar (Winner)
  4. G7 Summit 2015, India's Role-Santosh Prakash

  1. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Sanyog Varshney
  2. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Manasi Gupta
  3. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Bhishm Khanna (Winner)
  4. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Javid Hassan
  5. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Ruqeya Afshan
  6. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Akash Kumar
  7. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Suhrudwamsi Musunuri
  8. Trial by Media, Is it fair?-Abhilasha Singh

  1. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Arushi Arora
  2. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Bhabesh Kumar choudhury
  3. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Reeva Mishra
  4. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Babita Palta
  5. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Akash Banerjee
  6. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Kartik Patel
  7. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Nikita Rathi (Winner)
  8. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Saikrishna Repalli
  9. The School Bag gets heavier, are we planting the seeds to a stressful society?-Nitin Thakur

  1. RBI's Strategic Debt Restructuring Scheme (SDR), Discuss-Monali Mishra
  2. RBI's Strategic Debt Restructuring Scheme (SDR), Discuss-Laxmi Prasad (Winner)

Essay Topics: June - 2015

  1. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-S. Paul
  2. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-Rishi Ranjan Singh
  3. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-K.Yuvasri
  4. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-Sanyog Vashney
  5. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-Tanumoy Mondal
  6. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-Monali Mishra
  7. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-Amresh Chandra Jena
  8. Role of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Discuss.-Lokesh P (Winner)

  1. Minimum Alternate Tax(MAT) Issue on Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs), Comment.-Payal Mittal (Winner)

  1. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Laxmi Prasad
  2. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Mallika Verma
  3. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Ruqeya Afshan
  4. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Akarsh Misra
  5. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Kumar B (Winner)
  6. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Prateek Kumar
  7. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Mallika Verma
  8. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Ashish Anand
  9. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Ekta Awasthi
  10. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Discuss.-Babita Palta

  1. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Roshni Rajpal
  2. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Sai Jigyasa Roy
  3. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Rouf Raza Dar
  4. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-K.B.D.Sridevi
  5. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Anirudh Jangu
  6. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Javid Hassan
  7. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Priyashree Srikanth
  8. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Ayushi Srivastava
  9. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Rajendraprasad Medepalli
  10. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Praveen Joshi
  11. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Praveen Joshi
  12. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Kamran
  13. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Imrana Ataur Rahman
  14. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Atishay Jain (Winner)
  15. Is the youth of India swayed by the use of social media in politics.-Arushi Arora

Essay Topics: May - 2015

  1. Government's 100,000 - MV Solar Energy Plan, Discuss-Javid Hassan
  2. Government's 100,000 - MV Solar Energy Plan, Discuss-Shweta Iyer
  3. Government's 100,000 - MV Solar Energy Plan, Discuss-Abhishek Kumar (Winner)
  4. Government's 100,000 - MV Solar Energy Plan, Discuss-Prasanth Ganivada

  1. China's refusal to aid Nepal due to Indian Military Presence in Nepal, is it justified? -Prasad Bagauli
  2. China's refusal to aid Nepal due to Indian Military Presence in Nepal, is it justified? -Tanumoy Mondal (Winner)

  1. Global E-Waste Monitor Report -C.Siva Gopal Reddy
  2. Global E-Waste Monitor Report -K.Yuvasri
  3. Global E-Waste Monitor Report -Smriti Pranjal
  4. Global E-Waste Monitor Report -Rajendraprasad Medepalli (Winner)

Essay Topics: April - 2015

  1. Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures.-Harsh Bhardwaj
  2. Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures.-Kaushik Sen
  3. Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures.-Javid Hassan
  4. Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures.-Mohammad Uzair (Winner)
  5. Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures.-Jnandeep Bora
  6. Water Crisis and the Monsoon Factor in India, Discuss the necessary measures.-Sumisha Sharma

  1. Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment.-Snehal Adekar
  2. Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment.-R. Suresh Verma
  3. Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment.-Vaishnavi Retharekar (Winner)
  4. Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment.-Gautam Kumar Jha
  5. Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment.-Nishant Gaurav
  6. Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment.-R. Gokulnath
  7. Agricultural Techniques in India and the condition of farmers, Comment.-Abhisekh Sahu

  1. Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons.-Bunny P
  2. Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons.-Ruha Latif Ruha
  3. Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons.-Rajendraprasad Medepalli
  4. Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons.-Aditya Narayan Srivastav
  5. Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons.-Sreelakshmi.K
  6. Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons.-Tanumoy Mondal
  7. Land Acquisition Bill: Discuss the Pros and Cons.-Rachana Gupta (Winner)

Essay Topics: March - 2015


  1. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Arushi Agarwal
  2. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Vinay Mawandia
  3. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Sumit Kumar Kawde
  4. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Pallabi Chakraborty
  5. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Arun Kumar Nayak
  6. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Ashish Rawat
  7. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Abhisekh Sahu (Winner)
  8. Kasturirangan Panel Report on Western Ghats , Discuss-Santosh Kamble

  1. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-G.V.D.S Krishna Sai
  2. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Rajendraprasad Medepalli
  3. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Aakanksha Sekhon
  4. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Zenith Sahai
  5. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Padma Bandaru
  6. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Kumari Priya Rani
  7. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Rahul Kumar
  8. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Sukhlal Rana
  9. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Anwesha Banerjee
  10. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Piyush Malviya (Winner)
  11. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-Harsh Bhardwaj
  12. India and USA Relationship on Smart Cities, Comment-M S R Prasanth

Clearly lots of people have views other than our political leaders.  Some write columns in the papers, some have talk shows on TV.  Most of us are left with the Internet as a means to express ourselves.  On these pages you'll find the commentaries of one citizen, for whatever use you can make of them.  

#1

Treason

dictionary definition:
1: the betrayal of a trust :
2:the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign's family

There is all manner of evil in the world.  One of the worst kinds is a government that turns on its own people.  Usually we think of such an event as happening all of a piece, appearing suddenly as an aberation.  But in the case of the United States of America, this treason has arisen slowly over time, almost unnoticed by those who fell under its power.

One could ask, how can a government commit treason against itself, but the facts are that in the United States, the true government is the People, and if a sitting government turns against its own People here, it commits treason.  Further, our elected officials owe allegiance to the Constitution, and by violating its principles, they also commit treason.

Like all such evil it began with small acts.  A vote sold here, a lie told there.  Soon it was business as usual.  Soon it  was most votes and many lies, as our government more and more served only wealth, and less and less either the People or the Constitution.  With the 2nd Bush administration, the whole thing has become a nightmare.

You have to wonder what ambition, what love of power, what religious ideology, would drive elected officials to betray their own people and the very foundations of our way of life.  But betrayal is what we have today, though many still chose not to see it.

Below are put a few of the treasonous acts of our elected officials:

In the '60's, three men of moral substance, two of the Kennedy brothers and Dr. King, are assassinated.  We are told the assassins acted alone, but the real question is who benefited by the heart being torn from our People.

A President covers up crimes against our People, orders unlawful acts against his opponents, and commits war crimes against the Cambodian Nation.

The Congress, the Senate and the House of Representatives, awash in unjustified campaign contributions, manage all elections for the benefit of the incumbents.  This same Congress routinely abuses the People's retirement program,  Social Security, while creating for themselves retirement benefits of an unparalleled nature.

A large bill is about to be passed in the Congress, and unknown to anyone (supposedly), as if by magic, a rider is attached to this bill, benefiting to the tune of $50 Billion dollars the tobacco industry.

An election is stolen from the Party that should have won, and even the highest Court is incapable of either seeking the truth or justice, but instead goes for expediency, while the losing Party itself fails to press the issue, for their leaders still have power, and it is only our People that really suffer the consequences.

A terrible tragedy happens to our people, and soon those with an ambition to dominate the world start to use that horror to convince us to go to war - a war where there is no credible threat to us.

Around the same time, a complicated piece of legislation is offered to the Congress, who passes it unread, only to discover later what an afront it is to our hard won civil liberties.  Such legislation was not written in the last minute, but had to already be there, produced by some working group that knew full well its assault on our freedoms. Who wrote this?  Who set them to such a task?

In order to maintain power, the leader of the House of Representatives, seeks to redistrict Texas, in order to unseat sitting Congressman, and thus insure his party's majority in the next election.

The ruling elite, supposedly of the Party of Lincoln, hardly hide their deeds anymore, and sell favors almost openly.  Power such as they have used and seek is heady stuff, intoxicating in the extreme.  Their fans accuse their critics of being unpatriotic.  The truth is they daily commit treason, for the Executive Branch no longer honors the Constitution, but instead makes plans to further erode the basic rights of our People.

Our public officials serve now only wealth and their own ambition and love of power.

Whatever other name one wants to call it, I call it Treason.

#2

Democrat, Republic, Green or Citizen

Eventually, and hopefully not too late, people will wake up to the fact that our Republic is rooted in acts of Citizenship, not party politics or affiliation.

Parties fight over power.  That's it, nothing else.  That's their point, the reason they exist.  They fill no other social purpose.

They are controlled from the top down, not from the bottom up.  Citizens are at the bottom, politicians are at the top.  Politians routinely lie.  Politicians routinely pretend to believe in things they don't really believe in, in order to get elected.  Politicians keep secrets about what they are doing, because they know the public would not approve.  Politicians organize our election laws and voting districts in ways designed to keep themselves in power.  Politicians run the Parties, even the Greens (the main Green argument is about participation in the power game, if you read through the hype).

Politicians have all kinds of justifications for what they do.  But these rationalizations are just that - they don't change what is right or wrong.  Lying is wrong.  Pretending is wrong.  Keeping secrets is wrong.  Keeping yourself in power is wrong.  Playing the power game instead of taking care of the Public's Business is wrong.

If you do wrong stuff long enough, you get so used to it that it becomes business as usual.  We tolerate it because we are used to it.  Thing is, this kind of abuse of power goes on long enough it wrecks something.  Marriages and families get wrecked by lying, pretending, secrets and power games.  Businesses are wrecked by the same thing.  It is also possible to wreck a Country, which is what is happening in the United States now.

We are having a serious social-political train wreck.

In slow motion - which makes it hard to notice.

Its going to get worse before it gets better.

Politicans won't make it better, they have no reason to do that.

Only Citizens, only those who set aside party politics for serious consideration of the real issues of governance are going to pick up the pieces after the train wreck.  It may even be possible to nullify some of the potential damages as the train wreck continues - but that is not any kind of certainty.

Politicians are not public servants.  They serve themselves and the owners of money.  A Republic based on citizenship responsibility died some time ago.  However, it can be resurrected.

But only Citizens can do that.  The politicians won't do it.  Oh, they will say all the right words (lies), make all the right promises, but in the end they will do what they want, for reasons they won't tell us, and at the behest of folks we never know.

And, if you don't see this, then you are not being a responsible citizen.

#3

Neo-fascism hiding as Anti-terrorism

In the name of anti-terrorism, the Justice Department is urging its acquisition of all manner of powers.  Even conservatives wince at some of what is requested.  Here are some fundamental considerations.

Why, at all, do civil rights have to be sacrificed in order to protect us from terrorists?  We can examine this question without even considering the powers the Justice Department is asking for.  For some the argument is whether security is more crucial than some liberties.   We are told that the Justice Department needs these powers in order to make us safe.  But the central question goes deeper - will the sacrifice of these liberties actually make us safer?

First of all can we be made absolutely safe?   No.  Anyone with two brain cells to rub together realizes this.  The War on Terrorism, whether carried out abroad or here at home, will not be won.  This War is a political act, done by politicians for political reasons.  We had a War on Poverty, and lost.  We had a War on Drugs, and lost. These kinds of Wars are not about solving a problem, they are all about appearing to solve a problem.

We always have to keep in mind the first principle of observing our politicians - don't believe what they say.  Believe only what they do, and then not the names by which they call what they do.

What is the record so far?  The administration is holding several hundred men and children in Cuba, away from recourse to our system of Justice.  The administration held several hundred other Arab men, arrested just after 9/11, whose only problem was with their visas, for months, even over a year, with no access to our Justice system.  From this last group of men not one single terrorist was discovered, not one.

The administration wants (and has already to a certain degree acquired) the following powers:

The power to name someone as a terrorist or a supporter of terrorism, without any proof or any judicial review of this claim.  We are to trust our political leaders to name someone a terrorist or a supporter of terrorism only for the reason of protecting us from terrorists.  They want to do this in secret, on the basis of whatever information or sources they define, and with no one ever able to review this decision.  Do you suppose they would never be tempted to use this power to claim a political opponent or someone engaged in dissent is a terrorist?

Once they have determined that someone is a terrorist or a supporter of terrorism (remember no proof required), they claim (or want) the right to detain indefinitely, and in secret.  That is, should they decide you are a terrorist or a supporter of terrorism, they get to secretly arrest you and hold you as long as they want without anyone knowing why or where.  No court is to able to review this situation.

They also want to try terrorists and their supporters in secret, and are seeking to be able to apply the death penalty to such situations.

They also want to be able to take away your citizenship.  If they decide you are a terrorist or a supporter of terrrorism, they want to be able to declare you no longer a citizen and deport you (to where is not so clear).

The above, of course, has little to do with the electronic eavesdropping they want to do, or their ability to come into your home without a warrant and copy your hard drive, and make it possible to copy all the keystrokes you make.  Nor does this deal with their desire to turn all our neighbors into secret police, able to harrass us for whatever petty grievance they hold.

Now ask yourself, how do these powers, if given, make us safe from terrorists?  How does their power to name someone a terrorist or a supporter of terrorists, without judicial review, make us safer?   Such a power only makes the judgments, of those who hold the power,  safe.  How does the power to search and arrest without warrant make us safer?  Only those who would use such a power are made safe from any abuse of that power.

All the moves which keep the exercise of power by our govenment free of judicial review do not make us safer from terrorism, they only make it safe for neo-fascists to exercise their diseased ambitions free of the constitutional protections our Founders gave to us, and for which our soldiers have died since the Revolutionary War.  

The only beneficiary of these powers is the already powerful.

#4


When Push come to Shove

Things are going to get worse.  The powerful don't give up power easily.  Especially when they are on a roll, and when their wealthy friends are starting to get desperate.

Lets face it, the economy is getting worse, corporations do not look good, and lots of people don't trust them at all anymore.  There is a discontinuity in the world, between the moral sensibilities of most people, and the actions of a few.  We are shocked and dismayed when we read over and over again about the selfishness of corporate leaders.  Those who investigate this carefully come to understand that there is a cooperation between government and corporate intesests - a cooperation that is all about wealth and power, and in which the little people's (the citizens of the Republic) real needs are secondary if not outright irrelevant.

The rule of wealth is in danger.  And when sharks and wolves and pirates are in danger they attack!

I lived through the late '60's and '70's in Berkeley California.  Let's recall how our government behaved in those years, keeping in mind that today they not only have more powers, but even more motivation to suppress dissent.

The FBI used agents provocateurs - that is they infiltrated various groups, from the most radical to the least, with spys who pretended to be part of the groups and frequently encouraged the groups into lawbreaking.

The government created an enemies list and targeted individuals for IRS investigations, or if they were political, planted false information about them in the Press.  Illegal surveilance was common.  The Democratic Party headquarters was broken into, as was a psychiatrist's office (this is stuff we know about, not everything that was done).  The CIA tested drugs and simple biowar weapons (LSD and infectious flues) on unsuspecting American citizens.

Dissent was denounced as unpatriotic.  Local police agencies where encouraged to do their own spying on the general public.  Such illegal surveilence was routinely kept secret.  The Press was frequently manipulated, and the government lied over and over again about the War in Vietnam and about its own role in supressing dissent.

Keep in mind that I am speaking in generalities, but if you read the particulars it will raise the hair on the back of your neck and loosen your bowels.  The more violence oriented the dissent (the Black Panthers for example), the more vicious the response from the authorities (the assassination of Fred Hampton).

There is a long history of this kind of activity (the labor movement troubles early in the 20th Century).  Wealth and power don't show any restraint in maintaining their position, and believe they hold all the cards.

What's going to happen?

Impossible to actually predict.  The hope is that it goes away with little strife.  Let's consider a small example of the excesses of power that can come into play, and basically how it usually applies itself to individuals in terms of maximum force.

A couple in New England is home schooling their children.  The educational authorities want to test the children, and the parents refuse to have the children tested.  The authorities then use social services to take away the parental rights of the parents, in order to force the testing that is being refused.  Then one day law enforcement officers show up at the house, threatening the parents that they will take away their children, unless they consent to the testing.  This is enormous power of the State applied in a situation where no threat exists as regards the children - the only treat is the refusal to conform to the educational authorities desires.  Home school your kids, ignore the educational authorities and the law will take away your children?

In this case the parents said, okay arrest us, take away the children and then explain to the public what you are doing.  Push comes to shove, and the parents faced down the power of the State (who backed off).

What do you think is going to happen when the State declares you a terrorist, or a supporter of terrorism because you choose to dissent against their policies?  Will you be able to stand against this irrational and  excessive abuse of power?  What if they just threaten?  They say, tell us a story about your neighbor, and we'll not apply our power on you.  When do you cave and when do you stand up?

It ain't going to be easy.

#5

An Open Letter to the Republican Party

There are those who see our modern political problems in terms of issues.  Speak to the issues they say.  Or they ask a candidate for higher office: "What are your stands on the issues". But this is a hopelessly superficial view of modern political existence.  It is the kind of thinking a fifth grade boy has about sex.  Mostly fantasy, with little connection to reality, and certainly no understanding of the real nature of women.

Modern politics isn't about issues.  Its about substance and stature and capacities and responding to the real needs of a People.  At the very least it requires some sound judgments about human nature.

The way the world is presently ordered is that the United States is in a natural position of a certain limited form of dominance.   We didn't so much earn it as having been placed in this position by the Genius of History as a matter of Grace.  We ought to be humbled by this - it is an enormous responsibility.

The sad fact is that we are a quite miserable failure at honoring this gift.  Our current political leaders are about as incompetent as possible in how they relate to our responsibilities.  Like that fifth grade boy, they treat the world in a very childish fashion, as if it was a board game in which the point was to win.

Yet, the Genius of History is anything if not tolerant, so we could approach this situation as if it was a learning experience.  We have to stumble around a bit in our state of ignorance and social immaturity first, in order to eventually realize that there might be a better way.

Right now the Republican Party, the Party of Lincoln, has sold its soul to the Christian Right and to Money, in order to enjoy power.  If we look at what is being done in our Nation's Capital, we see Republicans drunk on power.  They can do just about anything, so that is what they do, just about anything.  But there is no wisdom in what they do, or any coherence.  They have power, but no knowledge or competence.

The very least that our higher public servants ought to understand is something about human nature.  One is simply not competent for the exercise of such authority if one does not understand such basic realities.

For example, mere ambition does not qualify one for elected office.  Nor does the possession of wealth, or the possession of the correct ideology, or knowing the right people.  Yet, it is exactly these qualities that are used to judge whether a Party (Republican or Democrat) finds someone a suitable potential candidate.  Also of import are: telegenic presence; willingness to be a team player above all; and (most unfortunately) the absence of sufficient personal integrity to stand up to various temptations.

When the Parties offer us a candidate they have not sought out the best qualified people.  In fact, it would be quite difficult to even find it anywhere considered what personal character, expertise and experiential skills are needed for highest office.  Real competence is that last thing on anyone's mind.

The Nation and the World now suffer from this failure of the Parties to seek out the best and the most qualified to serve the Republic.

George W. Bush is a nice man, but a bit too much of a silver spoon kid, and not quite bright either.  However, nothing in his resume qualifies him to be our President, and the Republic Party has only itself to blame for the consequences.

He doesn't lead, but is lead.  Power hungry people populate his government.  They were faceless in the beginning, but now they are known, and again, other than having a school boy view of world affairs, a rigid moral arrogance, and a lot of money, Rove, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Chaney and company have no business having the power and authority our founders gave to the Executive Branch as a great trust.

The reality is the People don't want them in power.  Oh, you can point to polls and say well they do, but the only reason some of the people have been fooled in this regard is because the truth is kept from them.  Anyone, and I mean anyone, with two brain cells knows that if the American People knew the truth of what is going on in Washington they would be enraged.

Already Bush and his handlers have divided the Country, and will continue on that path if they remain in power after the 2004 election.  Everyone who loves our Country has to stand up and be counted now in the effort to get these children out of office.  Yes, the other guys are about as lame, but that is another matter that will have to wait to be addressed after the White House is first given a thorough spring cleaning.

Now someone reading this might say, well could you do better?  Or they might say, what could Bush do that is different?  These and related questions are quite justified.  As to the first question, you should read Re-imagining the Conduct of the Presidency - a Presidential Campaign as an Act of Statecraft and the Presidency as the Art and Craft of Statesmanship.  As to the second, that follows.

As noted at the beginning of this essay, the Genius of History has placed before the American People a certain opportunity and responsibility.  This was not done by accident, but rather because it is our given nature to be able to rise and meet this task.  This, however, will not be easy - nothing worthwhile ever is.

In order to understand what is called for we have first to understand our place in the world, and the world's own state of being.  These are not simple matters, but I will try to sketch the basics in the following:

The world has become a single community.  This was not true before, but is true now.  As Dr King put it, we are now neighbors who must next learn to be brothers.  American then has the natural gifts in this, because it is in our own land that the Genius of History has brought all the world's Peoples together in one place.  For a long time now we have been struggling with this very problem, and our experience in this regard is more mature than we might think.

Politicians, seeking to divide us and rule, make it appear that we are not together in the way we need.   But if you go into the work places and neighborhoods, and see what is happening that doesn't get misrepresented on the 11 O'clock News, you see people actually getting along.  We get along more than we don't, but that isn't News, so it doesn't get reported.  Its only News when it doesn't work.  But if you want the truth, watch Oprah.  It isn't easy, but it is our nature - we are the People of Peoples after all - "...and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea".

This being who we are, then we are qualified to help the world take the needed steps in the direction of moving from mere neighbors to brother and sisterhood.  The world doesn't need our domination, but our example.  That's what real leaders do, they lead by example.

So what example have Bush and company given us - live in the thrall of great wealth, destroy the civil liberties of your own people to maintain power (rule through fear), invade other countries and create chaos while destroying the struggling to emerge world order (disregard long standing treaties, undercut the United Nations, don't pay any attention to our natural allies or to world opinion).

We can do a lot better, and the Republican Party needs to play a role.  The Party of Lincoln needs to reclaim its true nature as sound Conservatives, and maintainers of tradition.  It has to free itself from its bondage to wealth, and its domination by its own Right Wing.  

If Bush is not opposed in the 2004 election within his own Party, that failure will haunt us all.

#6


The President as Figurehead* (or what happens when the President is substantially less smart than his advisors)

*a head or chief in name only

George W. Bush seems like a nice guy.  Many people feel a kinship with him because of this, and for some the fact that he is not an egghead seems to be a plus.  He is reported to have said at a Yale Commencement, something on the order of: "congratulations to all you honor students, and also congratulations to all you C students, because you too can become president"

We do have the Ideal that anyone can be President, and I wouldn't want us to set that aside.  But if we are going to be taken (and I do mean taken) by small groups of people putting forward a figurehead candidate, then we do need to know the truth about those behind the figurehead.  Otherwise we vote for and honor not the true holder of executive power, but simply the false mask that power has chosen to wear.

It is a worthwhile question to ask whether this aptly describes the George W. Bush presidency.  Not only this, we need some kind of way to assess such a situation - to discover it, and understand how it works.

Obviously the worst case senario is one where the President is basically a vain fool, who enjoys more the trappings and perks of office, works short hours, and leaves to his presumed underlings the discussion and elaboration of the fundamentals of foreign and domestic policy.  They in turn (the underlings) would then (because of their presumed superior intellect) manipulate this fool through his vanity and appetites, telling him what he wants to hear, and overcoming his weaker intellect in clever ways.  He becomes their tool, and we, the Citizens, would have no idea whom to hold really responsible, given that none of the underlings is an actually elected official.

While some would find such an idea improbable in our democratic Republic, it clearly has more than once been the case in the history of humanity.  Emperors, Kings and Queens, and other Chiefs of State, have frequently been mere figureheads and the power behind the throne held by other, less accountable, hands.  

We should also confess that this is quite possible in the United States, given the nature of media, the role of money in elections, and the way the actually workings of the White House are hidden from examination.  Think about it.  Politicians and their campaign operatives practice a certain art.  They are professionals at dissembling, at lying, at hiding the truth, at creating false images, and inventing new ways of misdirection.

Political campaigns are not about the truth at all, or even the issues - they are about manipulating the public mind.

Elected officials never stop campaigning.  Everyone knows this.  Each decision is judged primarily for its political (re-election potential) consequences.  Nothing is done because it is the right thing to do in spite of any risks taken by the politician.  All is done in order to obtain and maintain power.

Now some might argue - well, what about all the good stuff that is done?  Okay, so what.  Most of what is done is done for the holders of money, who have paid for it by their campaign contributions.  Any good done for the general welfare is mostly incidental to doing it for the wealthy.  Yes, we have a defense department, but we also have defense industries (and don't forget Eisenhower's warning about the military-industrial complex).

We have an Interior Department, but it serves (especially under Republican administrations) the needs of commerce, not the needs of the enviroment or ordinary people.  Our government is not the steward of America's great natural wealth, but rather it's wholesaler.  The needs of wealth come first, and benefits to the taxpayers are incidental.

As for the Democrats, our national sovereignty was sold by Clinton during the '90's in a series of trade agreements that primarily served the needs of international wealth at the expense of working people the world over.

So just don't assume that governance by politicians has anything to do anymore with the American People.

Manipulation of image and truth then being the main skill of elected officials and their operatives, it should not be doubted that a figurehead president is a serious (and quite dangerous) possibility.  Read this link about Karl Rove and Bush to start to get a picture of the truth here.

The best that I can do here is point the reader in the direction of examining this question.  If you want, there is all manner of detail that can be discovered that shows, quite tragically for the United States of America, how it is that we have elected a pleasing mask, without sufficient wit and mind to be able to see the ill conceived intentions of his puppeteers.