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Anecdotes, Facts, Examples for GS and Essay

This thread is meant to be a repository of interesting anecdotes/news articles/facts/examples/case studies which we can use in our essay and GS papers. In my experience, listing these things down somewhere is not enough to ensure that we are able to use them in the exam. Therefore let us discuss and debate so that we can internalize them.

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Ah, such are the times. 

Lol was watching the same yesterday and thought wait a minute why does it all sound so familiar


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Polarised Pluralism-In a typicaltwo-partyormulti-partysystem, the distribution of party power looks like anormal curvewith a slight skew. In such a condition, most of the country is moderate or moderate-leaning left-wing or right-wing. If the country becomes polarized, then the curve becomes one withtwo main humpsand looks like abimodal distribution, with thepower at the farpolitical leftandrightends, and a severe dip in the middle; one side will have more influence than the other, creating a strong trend to follow them. There is speculation that a nation with such a distribution, effectively having two highly separate approacheswith no compromise positionsin the middle,becomes difficult to govern.
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can be used in showing the collective strength of people or India resilience

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The “ Superman of Earth “ Jon Kent, son of Clark Kent( Original Superman), will be coming out as bisexual, reflecting DC’s support for LGBTQ’s representation in the comic world. Other DC comic characters from LGBTQ+ community are BatWoman, Harley Quinn and Robin.


Note- this can be used as example in topics like gender equality, LGBTQ+ issues and likewise.(keeping in mind the Transgender Persons(protection of rights) Act in news)




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A primary theme of Dune and its sequels is Frank Herbert's warning about society's tendencies to "give over every decision-making capacity" to a charismatic leader.[2] He said in 1979, "The bottom line of the Dune trilogy is: beware of heroes. Much better rely on your own judgment, and your own mistakes."[3] He wrote in 1985, "Dune was aimed at this whole idea of the infallible leader because my view of history says that mistakes made by a leader (or made in a leader's name) are amplified by the numbers who follow without question."
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Shashtri ji said,
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Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam once said
“Enlightened citizenship has three components: education with value system, religion
transforming into spiritual force, and creating economic prosperity through
development
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साहित्‍यकार का लक्ष्‍य केवल महफिल सजाना और मनोरंजन का सामान जुटाना नहीं है- उसका दरजा इतना न गिराइये. वह देशभक्ति और राजनीति के पीछे चलने वाली सचाई भी नहीं, बल्कि उनके आगे मशाल दिखाती हुई चलने वाली सचाई है.

https://www.bbc.com/hindi/india-49179764


Admgenalanezh,Caffeinity
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Watched Bad Boys Billionaires Netflix documentary on Sahara scam. Example can be used in corporate governance, decline of ethics and how honest hardworking officials and journalists contribute to ensure rule of law.
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Anyone selling forum mgp or vision tests 

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Biryani,THE_MECHANIC
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@nerdfighter So, based on your experience, can you share some recollection mechanism which we can develop?


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Hi 

can someone give me feedback on Forum’s Essay guidance program? I’ll be grateful, thank you 

Mainly feedback about if it’s worth taking? Because I think I’m not so good at philosophical ones..so should I take it or just stick to the 4 Essay Tests given in MGP+? 

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If you think about it we are one of the luckiest people in history for being alive at the same time when some of the worlds greatest leaders are also alive -Xi Xinping , Narendra Modi, Erdogan, Putin. These leaders will be remembered in history for giving a new life and new prominence to their respective countries, duniya me Danka baj rha being their greatest contribution.

what's more fascinating is that All of them are trying to surpass the legacies of their countries' biggest leaders - Nehru , Mao, Stalin, Ataturk- and at the same time also forging New India , New Turkey , New Russia , New China. 

THE_MECHANIC,MachineGunJoe
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D503said

If you think about it we are one of the luckiest people in history for being alive at the same time when some of the worlds greatest leaders are also alive -Xi Xinping , Narendra Modi, Erdogan, Putin. These leaders will be remembered in history for giving a new life and new prominence to their respective countries, duniya me Danka baj rha being their greatest contribution.

what's more fascinating is that All of them are trying to surpass the legacies of their countries' biggest leaders - Nehru , Mao, Stalin, Ataturk- and at the same time also forging New India , New Turkey , New Russia , New China. 

I think the same can be said about every generation. People living in the era of the 2 world wars saw the likes of Lenin and Gandhi and Nehru and Stalin and Roosevelt and Churchill and Hitler. The generation before had Marx and Garibaldi and Mazzini.
At the same time, a generalization to the effect of being luckiest in the history is an overstatement. I am sure people in the war torn Yemen and Ethiopia and Afghanistan don't feel the same.


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D503said

If you think about it we are one of the luckiest people in history for being alive at the same time when some of the worlds greatest leaders are also alive -Xi Xinping , Narendra Modi, Erdogan, Putin. These leaders will be remembered in history for giving a new life and new prominence to their respective countries, duniya me Danka baj rha being their greatest contribution.

what's more fascinating is that All of them are trying to surpass the legacies of their countries' biggest leaders - Nehru , Mao, Stalin, Ataturk- and at the same time also forging New India , New Turkey , New Russia , New China. 

A new addition the Neo-Pharaoh Al Sisi heralding the reemergence of Egyptian civilisation on the world map with a brand new parliament, a palatial presidential palace all costing just around $45 billion, not a huge price to pay to leave a lasting legacy in the scroll of history. Plus it will generate huge employment opportunities, much like our very own Vistas project. It's not just india that became independent recently , the whole world is overthrowing the elitist yoke of yesteryears and installing sincere, grounded, people's leaders in their place. New Egypt , New India , New Turkey, new China, isn't it such an exciting time to be. Granted people in Yemen , Afghanistan, and such other hellholes are suffering but history is not written from perspective of such nondescript, unrefined geographical entities, it's written for civilizations.

Caffeinity,
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Another good news - US hid airstrikes in syria that killed dozEn of civilians including women and children but those children were terrorists so it doesn't really matter , does it? This comes on heel of another revelation( by the same anti-natinal newspaper New York Times) that drone attack 'mistakenly' killed US linked aid workers including 7 children in Afghanistan. But international politics is chanakyaniti , there's no place for morality or emotions you have to be Cold and calculating , and a few children killed is a reasonable price for ensuring the safety of thousands of citizens , those children anyway would have been dead under the Jihadist rule of Taliban, isn't it ? 
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Paradox of Value(Also known as thediamond-water paradox) describes the vast difference seen in the prices of certain essential goods and non-essential goods. Many goods and services that are essential to human life have a much lower price in a market economy than other goods and services that are not so essential.
  • used to describe the vast difference in the wages of essential workers such as nurses and farmers and that of others such as CEOs of companies, who are considered by many to be nonessential workers. This paradox has been cited by many critics of the market economy, who argue that it is an unfair economic system that leads to inequality among different populations.
  • used in discussions on the theory of value to elaborate the concept of marginal utility and how the use value of an object can differ quite a lot from its exchange value.
Theory of Marginalism, argued that the price or the exchange value of goods and services is not determined by their simple use value. Instead, it is determined by theirmarginal use value (or utility)to the buyer. This is the most widely accepted resolution of the paradox of value among economists.
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