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How to Write Essay Introductions in UPSC Mains, Explained

By | January 19, 2020

The movie Inglorious Basterds opens with a glorious scene. The shot doesn’t reveal much about the story or the characters, but it’s so engrossing that once you watch it, you are hooked. That scene accurately captures the importance of a great introduction to a film.   Introduction to an essay is like an opening scene to a movie. It… Read More »

Update on My Book

By | October 20, 2019

Over the past couple of months, one thing became very clear: Writing a book is super hard. 🙂 Initially, I planned to release the book in early September, before this year’s Mains. But as I hurried to finish it, I realized I might be compromising on quality (which goes against the whole purpose of writing this book). Therefore,… Read More »

The Steel Frame: A History of the IAS

By | August 2, 2019

The following is an interview with Shri Deepak Gupta about his new book, ‘The Steel Frame: A History of the IAS.’ Sir joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1974, and among his many accomplishments, he is known for his leadership role in driving the ambitious National Solar Mission. Besides his distinguished career in the IAS, he also served as the… Read More »