Mains 2021 Result declared - In or Out? - ForumIAS

Mains 2021 Result declared - In or Out?

So Mains 2021 has begun. Essay Paper is here

1. https://blog.forumias.com/upsc-ias-mains-2021-essay-question-paper/


2. GS Paper 1 : https://blog.forumias.com/download-upsc-ias-mains-2021-gs-1-question-paper

3. GS Paper 2 : https://blog.forumias.com/download-upsc-ias-mains-2021-gs-2-question-paper 






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How was your paper? How did you approach the paper?

root,Neyawnand26 otherslike this
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Probably down with Covid, I might have got it during optional paper. Reports awaited...

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It's 4th day of first appearance of symptoms. 

For how long do we have to self isolate. 

tarun17,
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@LetsGetThisBread Yes please, narrow down preferences. But,

1. Despite the State (M. Rajshekhar)
2. False Allies (Manu S Pillai)
3. Saving Us (Katharine Hayhoe)
4. Indians (Namit Arora)
5. The long game (Vijay Gokhale) - Excellent narration of Chinese checkers. Couple with@Archand 'ssuggestion for a wholesome China package.
6. Wanderers, Kings, Merchants (Peggy Mohan)
7. Humankind (Rutger Bregman) 


Villanelle,KingSlayer23and3 otherslike this
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For Non fiction try ->

Endurance - The Incredible voyage of Ernest Shackleton. 


Crazy story from the golden age of Antarctica exploration. 

Villanelle,KingSlayer23and3 otherslike this
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oopsiesaid

finally got covid probably thanks to omicron. i cant even imagine the situation of having given the exam like this. people who did, you should seek some recourse

hope its not omicron. Get well soon!


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@LetsGetThisBread Yes please, narrow down preferences. But,

1. Despite the State (M. Rajshekhar)
2. False Allies (Manu S Pillai)
3. Saving Us (Katharine Hayhoe)
4. Indians (Namit Arora)
5. The long game (Vijay Gokhale) - Excellent narration of Chinese checkers. Couple with@Archand 'ssuggestion for a wholesome China package.
6. Wanderers, Kings, Merchants (Peggy Mohan)
7. Humankind (Rutger Bregman) 


The Long Game was a great read for me. Last chapter should probably be read by anyone interested in China! There is another book by Samir Saran called Pax Sinica that talks about a China led world order. You might find it interesting :)

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+ve

It's 4th day of first appearance of symptoms. 

For how long do we have to self isolate. 

These are official MoHFW documents, hope this helps. 








Tetsuko,chamomileand2 otherslike this
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Any person preparing for EPFO interview and IFoS mains?
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Any good non fix recs my peeps? I’m on a roll “downloading” books.

Non-fiction : Ghost Wars by Steve Coll

Will check this out

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Non fiction is in itself a very broad canvas. Would help if you could narrow it down to some themes :P


Anyway, some books that you might find interesting: 

  • Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond
  • 1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh by Srinath Raghavan
  • India's China Challenge by Ananth Krishnan (not just your usual IR book)
  • Bluets by Maggie Nelson (lyrical essays about life) 

Have already read GGS really liked it a lot and already downloaded China Challenge. I like IR and history related stuff

Archand,
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@LetsGetThisBread Yes please, narrow down preferences. But,

1. Despite the State (M. Rajshekhar)
2. False Allies (Manu S Pillai)
3. Saving Us (Katharine Hayhoe)
4. Indians (Namit Arora)
5. The long game (Vijay Gokhale) - Excellent narration of Chinese checkers. Couple with@Archand 'ssuggestion for a wholesome China package.
6. Wanderers, Kings, Merchants (Peggy Mohan)
7. Humankind (Rutger Bregman) 


Thanks for these! These look really interesting. Have 1, 2, and 5 already on my reading list. Will check out the others as well soon

Apollo11,
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Any person preparing for EPFO interview and IFoS mains?

Is the date out for EPFO? Not yet, right?

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@ssver2 Yes thats right..Dont know why it is taking so long


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@LetsGetThisBread 

On education:

1. Anti-Education: On the Future of Our Educational Institutions- Friedrich Nietzsche

2. How to Think Like Shakespeare- Scott Newstok

3. Curious- Ian Leslie


On work:

1. Shopclass as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work- Matthew B Crawford

2. Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity- David Whyte

3. The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy- David Graeber


On “these internet times”: 

1. The World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction- Matthew B Crawford

2. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy- Jenny Odell


On art+society:

1. The Other Serious: Essays for the New American Generation- Christy Wampole

2. Art & Lies- Jeanette Winterson

3. Art Objects- Jeanette Winterson


On/ with beauty:

1. Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays- Mary Oliver

2. Upstream: Mary Oliver

3. Sensual Home- Ilse Crawford (has a vv cool episode on netflix's Abstract)

4. I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Dĕd- Ranjit Hoskote


EiChan,chamomileand3 otherslike this
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@LetsGetThisBread 

On education:

1. Anti-Education: On the Future of Our Educational Institutions- Friedrich Nietzsche

2. How to Think Like Shakespeare- Scott Newstok

3. Curious- Ian Leslie


On work:

1. Shopclass as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work- Matthew B Crawford

2. Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity- David Whyte

3. The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy- David Graeber


On “these internet times”: 

1. The World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction- Matthew B Crawford

2. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy- Jenny Odell


On art+society:

1. The Other Serious: Essays for the New American Generation- Christy Wampole

2. Art & Lies- Jeanette Winterson

3. Art Objects- Jeanette Winterson


On/ with beauty:

1. Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays- Mary Oliver

2. Upstream: Mary Oliver

3. Sensual Home- Ilse Crawford (has a vv cool episode on netflix's Abstract)

4. I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Dĕd- Ranjit Hoskote


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plmokn25688524,JanuaryLexa
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oopsiesaid

finally got covid probably thanks to omicron. i cant even imagine the situation of having given the exam like this. people who did, you should seek some recourse

hope its not omicron. Get well soon!


Thanks! But I do hope that it is omicron, because my body cannot handle one more COVID infection

Asmita_101,
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@Pantheon epfo interview 


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Thank you guys@kaunhai and@LetsGetThisBread . Frankly, I have completed 5 shifts but not able to finish the first episode of first season. I got pride and prejudice vibes from its clips, but not anymore. Only feel sorry for poor Bates. 

Also@Villanelle , if you're into historical drama, you can't afford to not check out The Great (if you haven't watched it already). It's an "occassionally true story" about Catherine the great's accession and reign. Nothing like the crown, but very very very engrossing. Hulu. 

I enjoyed watching The Great. I know you all may have watched this but my personal favourite in historical drama would be "Rome" . Would also recommend Deutschland 83.

plmokn25688524,Apollo11
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Have already read GGS really liked it a lot and already downloaded China Challenge. I like IR and history related stuff

Although there's a plethora of suggestions already, I still wanted to pitch in some more considering that I read from both of these genres primarily as well. You might have read some of these, but l hope you find something new and fun. 

Here it goes: 

  1. The Revenge of Geography: Robert Kaplan 
  2. Great Game East (Myanmar-India-China): Bertil Lintner 
  3. My Enemy's Enemy (Afghanistan-India-Pakistan): Avinash Paliwal 
  4. Choices: SSS Menon 
  5. The India Way: S Jaishankar 
  6. Land of Seven Rivers: S Sanyal 
Jiraiya,LetsGetThisBread
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Guys and Gals, I will tell you the best flicks for watching

Action-thriller : Fauda 

Action-Comedy-Drama : Barry 

Horror Zombie : Kingdom (Japanese) 

Cold War spy battles : The Americans (but it is way too big)

Short-series : Chernobyl

Special mentions : Bodyguard (UK)

Light-headed : TinTin movie by speilberg 

Comedy : Catch me if you can 

Romance : Mere ko nahi dekhna fomo hota hai







Bhai kingdom is korean

I feel very outdated here, but which channel / OTT / platform do you get these? I have not even heard of ANY of them!

ssver2,plmokn25688524and4 otherslike this
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@LetsGetThisBread You might also like India vs. UK by Mr. Syed Akbaruddin, the former Permanent Representative of India to UN. The book is about India's battle for a seat in ICJ back in 2017 which was extremely crucial especially considering the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. 
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