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“Result is a process, not a product, says Arushi Mishra, IFoS Topper, IIT Roorkee Girl, First Attempt

The result is a process, not a product. Today I am standing on the podium but yesterday I was there sitting in the audience. Whenever we see a Topper, we see the result, not the struggle that has gone behind it. A lot of mindset has taken to reach here. There is no substitute toRead Full Article

Why People Fail to clear Mains? And how not to repeat it next year. Why People Fail to clear Mains? And how not to repeat it next year.

by neyawn It usually takes the morning after, for the Mains results to sink in. Sometimes, between 3 to 5 days –  when you actually are able to fully realise the implications of what just happened when UPSC released that damn PDF  on their website that did not have your roll number. And then youRead Full Article

The Last Miles to Mains –  Making the most of your time The Last Miles to Mains – Making the most of your time

Darius, the Persian Emperor, fallen to the Greeks, and in his death bed, tells his son Xerxes. “Only the Gods can defeat the Greeks.” For days Xerxes mourned until one day, Artmesia[1]  tells Xerxes Your fathers words were not a warning, but a challenge. If only the Gods can defeat the Greeks, you could beRead Full Article

Fighting Depression in times of UPSC. And the endless wait. Fighting Depression in times of UPSC. And the endless wait.

by Neyawn   Sometimes, you don’t know what will kill you first – the endless wait for something – or the final outcome of it. The Steam Engine is often said to be main culprit behind colonialism. It  gave the British to sail to India at any time of the year – with or withoutRead Full Article

The Last Week before Prelims – Performing on the D Day The Last Week before Prelims – Performing on the D Day

by Neyawn   I envy ants. I saw one yesterday, stealing my food. It picked up a large, fully cooked grain of rice, through an insurmountable wall that separated my workplace from my colleague’s. Halfway through its journey, the rice fell. A lot of other ants passed beside it, pretending that nothing happened. But thisRead Full Article