[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #131 : RN Choubey Board, Kerala Home State, Anthropology Optional, Bharatanatyam, Reading classics, Backpacking Hobbies

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Date of Interview: 22nd April 2022, Third one to go.
RN Choubey Sir
Optional: Anthropology
Home state: Kerala
Background: B.tech: Computer Science Engineering
Work Ex: Tata Elxsi
Hobbies: Bharatanatyam, Reading classics, Backpacking

Asked me if I have any COVID symptoms and asked me to relax and enjoy the conversation.


  1. Introduce yourself, academic background and work experience.
  2. Is Nam relevant? Is it irrelevant for India?
  3. Technology for Green Revolution 2.0 that I would suggest.

Member 1

  1. One city in Tamil Nadu with maximum textile exports ( He quoted the exact figure )
  2. I said Tirur-Coimbatore.
  3. Nehru Gandhi what kind of relation?
  4. 2 instances of ideological difference between them.

Member 2

  1. How to improve women empowerment in Kerala further?
  2. Why Kerala performing poorly in Industrialisation, regarding recent shut downs of industries?
  3. Hindi as official language what is your opinion.
  4. What are MSMEs and what is their contribution to India?

Member 3

  1. You are from the land of Shankaracharya, what is the difference between advaitha, vishista advaita and dvaita philosophy?
  2. Bharatanatyam needs 3 elements, can a dancer do well wirh 2 of these alone?
  3. Proponents of Bharatanatyam
  4. Mental health issues and how to solve them in my opinion.

Member 4 

  1. When was Brexit?
  2. Can Britain form a trade union with any other countries now that it was out of EU?
  3. Any books on Partition that you have read or you know, and what is your insights on partition from the book?
  4. I replied Train to pakistan but I hadnt read the book.
  5. Recently a female SC judge gave a verdict on women empowerment, what was it about?
  6. I said I dont recollect the news. She tried to get the answer she wanted from me by asking how to solve women empowerment. I said few points and she said thats exactly what the judge had talked about.
  7. There were few more questions, I am unable to recollect them.
  8. In the end chairman asked if I want to talk about any thing.
  9. I said No, Nothing Sir.

Overall it was a wonderful experience.

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