Category Archives: Misc

10 Days to Mains: Don’t Be Intimidated. Be Inspired.

By | September 16, 2018

The centre court at Wimbledon is a remarkable place. Throughout Wimbledon’s history, on the day of the finals, this hallowed arena has been witness to something extraordinary. Many young, promising players who were expected to win the title simply buckled under the searing pressure. They were just too intimidated by the occasion. On the other hand, the place… Read More »

Becoming the Next Lionel Messi

By | July 23, 2018

Humans have two fundamental abilities— physical and cognitive. Majority of today’s professionals— designers, doctors, lawyers, civil servants, scientists and software engineers derive their worth not from their physical ability, but from their cognitive capacity. Industrial Revolution had rendered physical labour mostly irrelevant; Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution is now set to make our cognitive abilities redundant. Self-driving cars are… Read More »

Coaching for the Civil Services Exam: Is It Necessary?

By | May 23, 2018

This is a perennial question I get asked the most. And it’s understandable too. Many aspirants who begin their Civils preparation are clueless about this exam’s demands and most cannot simply afford to go to Delhi and take coaching. There are a lot of doubts and misconceptions regarding whether to take coaching for Civils Services. So let me… Read More »

Beauty of Science

By | July 7, 2015

If we can attain a speed of 300000 Kilometeres per second, we’d be direct witnesses to a contracting space and and a frozen time. If we can go deep enough to subatomic levels, we can perceive the physics behind the cheerful play of subatomic particles. If our lives can span over eons and epochs, we would marvel at… Read More »

The Unsung Heroes

By | July 7, 2015

Every war story has two parts to it: the victors and the vanquished. Such stories celebrate the champions, yet they recount the fortitude and the grit of the conquered. UPSC is one such colossal battle— not only of very high stakes but also of very fine margins. But what makes it distinct is, in this war, there are… Read More »