Topic: Political

1.Biased media is a real threat to Indian democracy2019
2.‘Social media’ is inherently a selfish medium2017
3.Cooperative federalism: Myth or reality2016
4.Water disputes between states in federal India2016
5.Is sting operation an invasion on privacy?2014
6.Is the growing level of competition good for the youth?2014
7.Are the standardized test good measure of academic ability or progress?2014
8.Was it the policy paralysis or the paralysis of implementation which slowed the growth of our country?2014
  9.In the context of Gandhiji’s views on the matter, explore, on an evolutionary scale, the terms ‘Swadhinata’, ‘Swaraj’ and ‘Dharmarajya’. Critically comment on their contemporary relevance to India democracy.  2012
10.Credit-based higher education system – status, opportunities and challenges2011

Topic: Women

1.Patriarchy is the least noticed yet the most significant structure of social inequality2020
2.Fulfilment of ‘new woman’ in India is a myth2017
3.Managing work and home –is the Indian working woman getting a fair deal2012

TOPIC: Social & Contemporary Issues

1.There can be no social justice without economic prosperity but economic prosperity without social justice is meaningless2020
2.Neglect of Primary health care and education in India are reasons for its backwardness2019
3.Poverty anywhere is a threat to prosperity everywhere2018
4.Destiny of a nation is shaped in its classrooms2017
5.Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a man more clever devil.2015
6.In the Indian context both human intelligence and technical intelligence are crucial in combating terrorism2011

TOPIC:  Economy

1.Farming has lost the ability to be a source of subsistence for majority of farmers in India2017
2.Impact of the new economic measures on the fiscal ties between the Union and States in India.2017
3.Digital economy: A leveller or a source of economic inequality2016
4.Near jobless growth in India: An anomaly or an outcome of economic reforms2016
5.Can Capitalism bring inclusive growth?2015
6.Tourism: Can this be the next big thing for India?2014
7.GDP (Gross Domestic Product) along with GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness) would be the right indices for judging the well-being of a country2013
8.Is the criticism that the ‘Public-Private-Partnership’ (PPP) model for development is more of a bane than a boon in the Indian context, justified?2012

TOPIC: Environment

1.Alternative technologies for a climate change resilient India2018
2.If development is not engendered, it is endangered2016

TOPIC: Science & Technology

1.What is research, but a blind date with knowledge!2021
2.Technology as the silent factor in international relations2020
3.Rise of Artificial Intelligence: the threat of jobless future or better job opportunities through reskilling and upskilling2019
4.Cyberspace and internet: Blessing or curse to the human civilization in the long run2016
5.Innovation is the key determinant of economic growth and social welfare2016
6.Technology cannot replace manpower2015
7.Science and Technology is the panacea for the growth and security of the nation2013
8.Science and Mysticism: Are they compatible?2012

TOPIC: Indian Ethos & International issues

1.Hand that rocks the cradle rules the world2021
2.South Asian societies are woven not around the state, but around their plural cultures and plural identities.2019
3.Has the Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) lost its relevance in a multipolar world2017
4.Crisis faced in India – moral or economic2015
5.Dreams which should not let India sleep2015
6.Words are sharper than the two-edged sword.2014
7.Fifty Golds in olympics: can this be a reality for India?2014
8.Is the Colonial mentality hindering India’s success?2013
9.Does Indian cinema shape our popular culture or merely reflect it?2011

TOPIC: Security

1.Management of Indian border disputes – a complex task2018

TOPIC: Philosophical

1.There are better practices to “best practices”2021
2.History repeats itself, first as a tragedy, second as a farce.2021
3.The process of self-discovery has now been technologically outsourced2021
4.Your perception of me is a reflection of you; my reaction to you is an awareness of me2021
5.Philosophy of wantlessness is Utopian, while materialism is a chimera2021
6.The real is rational and the rational is real2021
7.Culture is what we are, civilization is what we have2020
8.Ships do not sink because of water around them, ships sink because of water that gets into them2020
9.Life is long journey between human being and being humane2020
10.Mindful manifesto is the catalyst to a tranquil self2020
11.Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication2020
12.Wisdom finds truth2019
13.Values are not what humanity is, but what humanity ought to be2019
14.Best for an individual is not necessarily best for the society2019
15.Courage to accept and dedication to improve are two keys to success2019
16.Customary mortality cannot be a guide to modern life2018
17.A good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge2018
18.‘The past’ is a permanent dimension of human consciousness and values2018
19.A people that values its privileges above its principles loses both2018
20.Reality does not confirm to the ideal, but confirms it2018
21.Joy is the simplest form of gratitude2017
22.We may brave human laws but cannot resist natural laws2017
23.Need brings greed, if greed increases it spoils breed2016
24.Quick but steady wins the race2015
25.Character of an institution is reflected in its leader2015
26Lending hands to someone is better than giving a dole2015
27.With greater power comes greater responsibility2014
28.Be the change you want to see in others – Gandhiji2013