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 just victors.

Heroes are created out of thin air and promising careers are decimated beyond repair. Victors are cherished long after they cross the Rubicon while the vigour, valour and the valiance of the very many brave martyrs simply die away— untold, unheard and unsung.

29 thoughts on “The Unsung Heroes

  1. Deepshikha Deka

    hello Sir , Congratulations !
    This is me Deepshikha Deka . I am also an aspirant . And your story really help us alot. Thank you sir for sharing it.

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    1. Anudeep Durishetty Post author

      Thank you. I’m glad to know that.

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  2. Anonymous

    thankyou sir, sawan here.your promising performance will give hope to many others who are still trying and working on it.

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  3. Anand Kallakuri

    That last paragraph gave chills to me! wonderful words!

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  4. Sonali

    Sir could you tell us about the questions asked in interview, both mock and real? How to answer situational types?

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    1. Anudeep Durishetty Post author

      My UPSC interview transcript is incoming.

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  5. focus9

    These are words that reflect the deep inner pain and struggle that one goes through when all humongous efforts in the course of the battle amount to naught. I wonder what makes all the difference between the victor and the vanquished .Probably it’s Monomaniacal unwavering Focus, deep wells of Grit,loads of hard work in the right direction and a sincere belief in oneself.

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    1. Anudeep Durishetty Post author

      You’ve nailed it in your last sentence. I couldn’t agree more.

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      1. Anonymous

        Sir..I am trying to contact you from 20 days. I messaged you on messenger & trying for finding ways to talk you once. I sort this year from final list by 2 marks. total marks 1004 , in interview 188. sir please if possible may I get a chance to talk you once please?

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      2. yash

        Thank you. I hope that I find that courage in myself to put in the that good old hard work to reach my ‘personal mountain top’, my summit and my very dear goal.

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    2. Anonymous

      @focus9.. Trust me bro. I penned down these powerful words.
      U were phenomenal!

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  6. Anonymous

    Sir it is inspiring to read,sir one more thing i want to ask u,how did u prepare for prelims as u always got good marks in that..please it would be kind of u if u share ur prelims strategy.

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  7. Akash Gowda

    Sir am just 20 year old am preparing for this Battle @UPSC. Am simply inspired by U sir and Heartly congratulations Sir @Anudeep D Sir

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  8. Anonymous

    Very well written, sir. And, thanks for writing these blogs. They are very helpful.

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  9. Anonymous

    Hi ..my hearty congrats..and could you share your mains preparation list

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  10. Nandini

    Hiee sir this is nandini here .Sometimes I wonder how could few words define nd indeed reflect the unique mind perception of any individual.Mind indeed is controlled by the unconscious soul. That’s really sometimes make me to believe the fact that art of writing nd framing down your own thoughts into a beautiful garland of flowers is really a blessing of baba 🙂 #all the best sir !

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  11. Ruchi

    True .
    Sit on your chair and table stay focused ,stay motivated …….is the hardest things to do.

    To study and only study without thinking anything else .
    Then only u can clear any competition exam

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  12. Ruchi

    The difficulty I face always is to remain focused .
    Thinking unnecessary things is the biggest hurdle of my life .
    How to control your thoughts …….

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  13. sanjana

    hello sir, i have a doubt. sir in your essay notes almost every ending is with ‘coda’ or ‘character coda’ can you please decode what is this and how to use it as conclusion…?THANK YOU.

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  14. poojaart

    Taking out my dictionary! I don’t want to belong to those martyrs though!😅

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  15. The Victor in Queue

    Hey.. Congrats..Dude you are soooo awesome!!! I’m joining the lobby soon! Would catch up then.

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  16. Pareena Verma

    U- unabating determination
    P- perseverance and positivity
    S- strength and stability
    C- conviction, concentration, competence, confidence

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