In USA senate hearing last year, Mark Zuckerberg used the term “Artificial Intelligence” 28 times. The term “trust’ occurred 20 times, “freedom” 4 times and “democracy” 3 times. Proliferation of everyday use of Artificial intelligence in the form of chat bots, Smart home systems etc lead us to realize that AI lives as a ‘non-human intelligent actor’ in the society.
Did you know almost all questions in UPSC Sociology 2018 (Paper 2) were influenced by Current Affairs? Click here for detailed analysis. Continue reading “Current Affairs Step-Up Series for UPSC Sociology”
This article is worth 5 minutes of your precious time, even at this crucial stage. Continue reading “5 bullet points for the last 15 days| UPSC Prelims”
9th May, 2019
Syllabus topic: Problems of minorities, religion, women Continue reading “Sociological article of the day”
“Suppose you are the District Magistrate of ABC district having XYZ problem.” Must have come across this statement in Ethics paper. That’s where all this starts! Continue reading “Dedicated to those who just missed the UPSC final list!”
Sociological thinkers form the core of UPSC Sociology preparation. Continue reading “Ritzer: Important chapters for UPSC Sociology”
Gaurav Agarwal made online notes.
Anudeep Durishetty made online notes.
Images of their notes, below! Continue reading “Make handwritten notes online | Smart Preparation”
Data from Ministry of Women and Child Development suggest that out of 11649 adoption in India 6962 are girl child. A country which has stitched son meta preference as biological child, it seems strange superficially to find daughters are in demand for adoption. Continue reading “Towards a sociology of adoption”
Elections in India are like wars where you can’t afford to loose even a single battle. In American politics while there are obvious connections between economics and politics, In India the connections are more lopsided towards social factors.
For a long time Television remained the product for entertainment consumption, as least for our generation. Today this television is reorienting itself with avatars of Netflix and internet Web-vision. Continue reading “Netflixed Entertainment and its social reflections”
INFORMAL SECTOR is a sub-topic in UPSC Sociology Paper 2. Budget 2019 proposes a mega pension yojana namely ‘Pradhan Mantri Shram–Yogi Maandhan’ for the unorganised (informal) sector workers.
The 103rd Constitutional Amendment passed in Loksabha and Rajyasabha. It literally took a mere debate of 72 hours as a new policy got stamped in cabinet committee and went ahead to successfully garner crucial special majority in houses of Parliament.
[This article is in its raw form as sent
by the author who is appearing for UPSC 2018 interview]
Writing some experience of real life which I have seen during my civil service preparation, it may help u to take next step Continue reading “This article talk[s] about the civil service exam and love(relationship)”
UPSC Sociology Paper 1
George Orwell well iterated in his work 1984 “who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past“. Continue reading “Surveillance governance: Sociological reflections”
UPSC Sociology is a dynamic subject.
Therefore, merely reading textbooks is not sufficient. For value addition purpose it is imperative to make a repository of such articles for all possible topics mentioned in UPSC Sociology syllabus. Continue reading “Unable to access EPW article? Check this”
This article contains GRAPHIC books for:
Sociology | Ethics | Economy
Don’t believe them!
All theories of a typical social movement – Relative Deprivation theory, theory of Collective Action, Resource Mobilisation theory and Structural Strain theory can be applied to #MeToo movement.
Sociology is among the best optional subjects in UPSC in terms of availability of quality material, guidance, success rate, ease of transition from non-Sociology background etc. Continue reading “Help us reduce financial burden of UPSC Sociology preparation!”
Regular Sociological analysis of current events is IMPORTANT – here is why!
Continue reading “High role of current affairs in UPSC Mains (Sociology), 2018”
Because, merely suggesting booklist and strategy is necessary, but not sufficient. Continue reading “[For beginners] Practical step by step guide to UPSC Prelims”
Whether your UPSC Sociology syllabus is complete or not, you can always read this article! Continue reading “[For beginners] How to smartly use current affairs in UPSC Sociology?”
Those appearing in Mains 2018, please check this article after GS papers are over.
Why use current affairs in UPSC Sociology answers?
This article covers Eighth edition of the book. Continue reading “Harlambos & Holborn, 8th edition (Blue book): Important page numbers|UPSC Sociology”
There are good chances that whatever NEW materials you read in the last 15 days may not add further value to your Mains marks. Continue reading “15 days to UPSC Mains – time to be more of YOURSELF”
How to use these notes?
There is a common confusion among many UPSC Sociology aspirants.
“I am preparing for UPSC Sociology. I went through the NCERTs, however,
I did not find it very useful.”
Academics apart, Sociology, and specifically UPSC syllabus of Sociology, will help you improve as an individual.
It has made me more democratic as an individual. Continue reading “[For beginners] How to start UPSC Sociology preparation?”
‘Polygamy’ is dangerous
Freshers have equally good chances of clearing – stay away from rumors
Do not generalize trend from 2015 and 2016 Papers – they were exceptions! Continue reading “Do you need to modify your strategy for UPSC Prelims, 2019?”
This article covers:
- Analysis of Ethics (section A) questions of UPSC topper Anudeep Durishetty
- Analysis of Case studies (Ethics) of UPSC topper Anudeep Durishetty
I have been a student of Mohapatra Sir’s class for UPSC Sociology. Before joining the classroom program I, being new to Sociology, had several doubts about which coaching to join. Continue reading “Mohapatra Sir’s class for UPSC Sociology: First hand experience by Richa Tejasvi”
Syllabus of UPSC Sociology may be short compared to its counterparts, however, this subject is among the most dynamic optional subjects. You need to keep updating your notes based on current events. That’s where the need for Ring binder files arises. Continue reading “Ring binder files and UPSC Sociology preparation [Freshers]”
ANUDEEP DURISHETTY has secured first rank in UPSC Civil Services Examinations – 2017. This post dives deep into one of his ESSAY COPIES. Video link covering detailed analysis of the essay is given below. Continue reading “UPSC topper Anudeep Durishetty | Essay copy – 1 | What we can learn!”
For that extra mark in every answer
Exam preparation involves spending long hours in a room, all alone. This exercise has to continue for months, may be years. And, you are expected to be mentally, physically and emotionally fit throughout the journey. That’s possible when your study room is clean, comfortable and is reverberating with positive energy. Continue reading “Useful stuffs for your study room | UPSC Preparation”
This post is a compilation of articles by Sociologists themselves. The articles are directly related to topics mentioned in UPSC syllabus. Smart reading of these first hand articles would help in opinion formation and analysis of questions asked in UPSC Mains, which is the trend now.
How to read these articles for maximum impact in UPSC Sociology-
This section would be updated on a regular basis!
How to use this document?
Your heart was thudding against your rib cage as you were typing your roll number in THE PDF. And then…
Whether you are a fresher or not, the right time is NOW
i.e. just after UPSC Mains.
Couple sell new born baby girl to settle hospital bill
[Please do not read it if you have cleared UPSC Prelims.] Continue reading “The latent advantage of failing in UPSC prelims!”
How to use these PDFs?
This article would be updated regularly.
Why one should read toppers’ blog?
If you are not going through previous year questions of Sociology, you may be working hard, however, not smartly. Continue reading “[Books] UPSC Sociology & GS : Previous years’ questions”
I am a 24 yrs old female…B.A.(economics honours)…