151 Essays by Arihant Publication UPSC Study Material Download


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151 Essays by S.C Gupta is a compact guide for students. It deals with a plethora of topics ranging from national issues to international affairs.

This book will leave you enriched with information on various fields, not only from your own country but from all around the world.

The book contains comprehensive essays on current affairs. Important historical events and freedom fighters of our country are also mentioned in this book.


Table of Contents

Current Topic

1. Adulteration
2. AIDS – A Horrendous Disease
3. Are Events like Beauty Contests an insult to womanhood?
4. From Brain Drain to Brain Gain
6. Child Labour – A Bane
7. Cities on the Verge of Collapse
8. Computer: A Boon or a Bane
9. Rise and Fall of Currency
10. Drought: A Natural Calamity
11. Election Reforms Versus Indian Democracy
12. Elimination of Female Foetus (Murder of Unborn Girls)
13. Environmental Pollution
14. Euthanasia – Mercy Killing
15. Exploring 'MARS – the Red Planet
16. Forests – A Gift of Nature to Mankind
17. Hardships of Working Women
18. Employees Rights to Strike
19. Human Cloning – A Dangerous Invention
20. Human Rights Violations
21. Information Technology – Avenues and Opportunities
22. Internet – A Miracle
23. Nationalism
24. Menace of Drug Addiction
25. Panchayati Raj and Rural Development
26. Reservation Policy
27. Politics without Ethics
28. Proper Infrastructure for Growth
29. Wildlife Protection
30. Ragging – A Menace
31. Rights of the Disabled
32. Role of Newspaper
33. Role of Visual Media in Society
34. Role of Women in Nation Building
35. Science and Technology – Blessing or Curse?
36. Science Versus Religion
37. Should the Rapist be Sentenced to Death?
38. Should the Examination System be Overhauled?
39. Should the Prostitution be Legalized?
40. Students and Politics
41. Superstitions
42. Dowry - A Curse
43. The Preamble Embodies the Basic Principles of Government
44. Gays should be Accepted Gracefully
45. Importance of Wearing Uniform in Schools
46. Communal Harmony VS Internal Security
47. Necessity of an Effective Cyber Law in India
48. Do Schools put too much pressure on Kids
49. Right to Education - An Important Fundamental Right
50. Right Globalization VS Pollution Hazards
51. Globalization will Mar the Prospectus of Small Scale Industries in India
52. Indian Education System whether Fulfils the Goal of Education
53. Future of Sports in India
54. Should Students be Allowed to Grade Their Teachers?
55. Should We Hang All Corrupt Politicians?
56. Vulgarity in Society - Everybody's Concern
57. Western Culture Promotes Divorce
58. The Coalition Government
59. Arranged Marriage Versus Love Marriage
60. Gender Inequalities in India
61. Aadhaar's Shaky Foundation
62. Honour Killings - Shame to the Country
63. Globalization and Multiculturalism
64. Can Mobiles make you Infertile?
65. Too many Holidays Hamper our Pace of Progress
66. Tourism - A Booming Industry
67. Transparency in Public Administration
68. Violence and Vulgarity in Films
69. Computer Virus
70. Women's Reservation - A Forlorn Hope
71. National Investigation Agency
72. Saturn - The Most Beautiful Planet

National Issues

73. Indian Agriculture – Achievements and the Way Ahead
74. Can the Corruption be Eradicated from our Society
75. Caste Politics in Elections
76. Communalism: A Threat to India's unity
77. Yellow Journalism
78. Criminalization of Politics
79. Democracy in Theory and Practice
80. Directive Principles of State Policy
81. Fundamental Rights – Bedrock of Indian Democracy
82. Illiteracy – A Bane
83. importance of 'Learning English in Indian Context
84. India - A Tourist's Paradise
85. Indian Judiciary - A Comprehensive View
86. Reservation in Private Sector
87. The Kashmir Problem
88. The National Rag
89. Police Reforms
90. Necessity of Uniform Civil Code for All
91. Polio Eradication - A Challenge
92. Population Stabilization- Everybody's Concern
93. Poverty in India
94. Rural Development
95. Terrorism in India & Global War against Terrorism
96. The Problem of Unemployment in India
97. Man and Science - Development in Science and Technology
98. Is India a Soft State?
99. Necessity of All India Judicial Service
100. Judicial Activism in India
101. Organized VS Unorganized Retail - Making an Issue of a Non-Issue
102. Internal Security
103. Craze of T-20
104. POTA (Prevention of Terrorism Act)

International Affairs

105. Afghanistan: Will there be Peace and Prosperity?
106. Corruption - A Global Phenomenon
107. Global Warming - A Grave Threat to Ecology
108. Is the United Nations Redundant?
109. NAM - The Non-Aligned Movement
110. The success of SAARC in a Changing Scenario
111. The Palestine Problem
112. Indo - US Nuclear Deal
113. Chanclrayaan - I India's First Mission to the Moon
114. Ozone Layer Depletion - A Serious Threat to Mankind
115. Right to Reject/Recall India
116. The BIMSTEC Agreement
117. 'Cricket' Created 'Fraternity'
118. Iraq After Sadciarn
119. Barack Hussein Obama - 44th President of the USA
120. India's Claim to the Security Council of United Nations
121. Server. Acute!Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
122. The WTO - Whether a Failure?
123. National Counterterrorism Centre (NCTC)
124. Paving the Way for the Revival of 'Cold War'
125. The State of Exam VS West
126. History of Iranian Nuclear Programme
127. An Overview of the Solar System
128. Operation Vijay - A Scintillating Success
129. Kudankulam Reactors - Nuclear Myths

Renowned Person and Freedom Fighters

130. Renowned Person and Freedom Fighters
131. Ashfaqulla Khan
132. Astronaut Kalpana Chawla
133. Sal Gangadhar Tilak
134. Bhagat Singh
135. Bipin Chandra Pal
136. Chandrashekhar Azad
137. Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das
138. Dhirubhai Arnbani
139. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
140. Dr. Amartya Sen
141. Dr BR Ambedkar
142. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishanan
143. Dr Rajendra Prasad
144. Rani Lakshrni Bai
145. Florence Nightingale
146. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
147. Homi Jehangir Bhabha
148. Jagdish Chandra Bose
149. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
150. Khudiram Bose
151. Lal Bahadur Shastri
152. Lala Lajpat Rai
153. Madan Mohan Malviya
154. Mahlma Gandhi
155. Maul...ina Abul Kalam Azad
156. Mother Teresa
157. Dr CV Raman
158. Rabindranath Tagore
159. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
160. Ram Prasad Bismil
161. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
162. Sarojini Naidu
163. Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa
164. Subhash Chandra Bose
165. Swami Dayanand Saraswati and the Arya Samaj
166. Swami Vivekanand
167. Veer Savarkar
168. Sachin Tendulkar
169. Saina Nehwal
170. William Shakespeare

Historical (Political) Events

171. Role of Gandhiji in the National Movement
172. The Legacy of the British Raj
173. The Quit India Movement - 1942
174. The Rebellion of 1857 A Mutiny
175. What made the British Conquer India?


Proverbial and Idiomatic Essays

176. All that Glitters is not Gold
177. As you Sow so shall you Reap?
178. Justice Delayed is Justice Denied
179. Diligence is the Mother of Success
180. Educating a Girl Child means Educating the Family
181. Failures are the Pillars of Success
182. Fate and Coincidence
183. Habit - A Good Servant But Bad Master
184. Ideas Rule the World
185. Knowledge is Power
186. Money is a Good Servant, but a Bad Master
187. Preparedness for War for Preserving Peace 188, The Child is Father of the Man
189. 'Think Positive' Win Positively
190. Where There is a Will There is a Way
191. Knowledge Without Character is Dangerous!
192. Money is Dearer than Honey
193. Nothing Succeeds like Success
194. Trust Yourself to get Success
195. Multinational Corporations - Saviours or Saboteurs
196. Disaster Management in India.


Factual Knowledge

The book can be used to develop an interest in essay writing based on socio-political issues and is apt in enhancing the knowledge of the reader as it is full of factual information, making it an interesting read.

It also improves the general knowledge of students and helps in developing the interest of its readers in various fields.

The language used is lucid and doesn’t require much effort to understand, thus making the essays easily understandable.

For students appearing for competitive exams, this book can prove to be very useful as it deals with essays packed with facts about contemporary issues and topics.

This shall help the students in debates and group discussions as well as in their interviews.

This book comes in handy for essay-writing competitions and instills in students a knack for critical writing on contemporary scenarios.

For those readers, who are not able to find time for in-depth study of individual subject matters, this book is ideal as it provides a comprehensive and compact idea on various topics in a limited amount of time.


About the author

SC Gupta has written various books aimed at improving students’ grammar and language skills.

Apart from 151 essays, he has also written Comprehensive English Grammar and Composition, Ordering the Jumbled Paragraphs and many more.

Arihant Publications are the publishers of this book. They are the standard bearers in providing study material for competitive exams like JEE, UPSC and SSC among others.

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