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Useful articles and Editorials- UPSC CSE Mains

Hi! So, I start this thread in the hope that we could all contribute links to interesting articles that we come across in the course of our preparation. Since we already have a factoids for prelims thread, this is opened by me in the hope that articles from the mains perspective will be contributed. Since we would all be reading articles also from our optionals point of view, it is likely that we could all benefit from articles from non-conventional sources as well. Let us build!
Neyawn , Naadan_Parinda and 23 others like this
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https://www.reddit.com/r/studytips/

I know a bit out of place, but a very good thread summarising study tips and techniques! :)

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https://indconlawphil.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/reservations-equality-and-the-constitution-i-origins/


It's part I of a ten part series. About the Constitutional basis of reservations. Gautam Bhatia writes. 

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https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/rajasthan-manipur-biren-singh-kalraj-mishra-ashok-gehlot-sachin-pilot-6552301/

"Regardless of constitutional and legislative measures, a lasting solution to the problem of defectio  can only come from the adherence by political parties to a code of conduct or set of conventions that took into account the fundamental priorities and decencies that ought to govern the functioning of democratic institutions.”- YB Chavan committee, first ever committee to deliberate on the issue

AlexanderSupertramp,
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Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere, found it interesting.

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/enabling-people-to-govern-themselves/article32071943.ece

An article on the necessities and implementation of decentralized administration.

AlexanderSupertramp, Patootie
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Dear IAS Aspirants,

I am a former IAS Aspirant. I have written Mains twice. Now I have started my own channel just for helping IAS Aspirants. The link to my channel is written below:-


Kindly see and learn my lectures. I hope you find my channel informative and supportive in your IAS preparation.



Regards


A nice article on why we forget things we read. Maybe of some help in UPSC prep

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/what-was-this-article-about-again/551603/

AlexanderSupertramp,
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A very good primer and examples of the cognitive biases that we might have. Maybe helpful in ethics

50-cognitive-biases-in-the-modern-world


AlexanderSupertramp, Agog and 1 others like this
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Satire on how the western media reports on others. 

Yes, I know we in India are far from being perfect (or even being average) but what stops us from reversing the gaze. 

https://mobile.twitter.com/gathara/status/1322999903753220099

whatonly, Hitman2021
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A very long article regarding gender differences in North and South India. Some very interesting insights, correlations and causal relations. If you have the patience, time and energy. The author has looked the relations from multiple dimensions. 

why-are-southern-north-eastern-indian-states-more-gender-equal

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No one likes unsolicited advice. But still these are worth reading and (maybe) useful in someway. Some good ones...

  • When you are young spend at least 6 months to one year living as poor as you can, owning as little as you possibly can, eating beans and rice in a tiny room or tent, to experience what your “worst” lifestyle might be. That way any time you have to risk something in the future you won’t be afraid of the worst case scenario.
  • A worthy goal for a year is to learn enough about a subject so that you can’t believe how ignorant you were a year earlier.
  • Always demand a deadline. A deadline weeds out the extraneous and the ordinary. It prevents you from trying to make it perfect, so you have to make it different. Different is better.

68-bits-of-unsolicited-advice/


Sadhika, Mauraisles
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this is a great read. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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