New Initiative: Insights Weekend Debates

Debate –  Week One

Last month few aspirants had asked me to start a forum for them to discuss civil services related issues. Now time has come to explore this idea.

A new forum will not be started though, but an alternative idea has struck me.

It will be named ‘Insights Weekend Debates’.

LOGO - Insights Weekend Debates

What is it?

On every Sunday evening, at 6 pm, a topic from current events, but related to the syllabus will be posted and an agenda will be set for the debate. Aspirants, can argue for or against the topic in the comment box.

It will be a live program and will run for 3 hours and after that comments will be closed. Later, a PDF will be provided for your reference containing best ideas put forward by the participants.

Comments will be closed to formally end the debate so that participants would continue with their studies offline.

How it helps?

  • It helps in your Essay preparation. In Essay, you have to include many dimensions and interconnect them. You have to give a balanced view by analyzing good and bad of an idea. This debate will provide you different views on a single topic as, hopefully, many aspirants would participate and share their ideas.
  • This debate will stimulate your thought process to look at a topic from different perspectives.

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The intention behind this initiative?

  • To involve aspirants in meaningful discussions thereby adding value to their preparation.
  • Lots of aspirants waste their valuable time debating issues that are of no use from exam point of view. Here they can debate on issues that matter to society and the world.

Moderation

  • Comments will be moderated to remove rude and derogatory ones. I will moderate comments and try to keep the debate on track.

I think so far nobody has  tried this initiative on a website. If it succeeds, it will herald a healthy trend of involving the youth in brainstorming about nation building ideas and thoughts.

Compared to an average individual on the streets,  most of you  have good knowledge of socio-economic issues and you are also well aware of national and international events. This factor should make this initiative a successful because informed debate will attract the passive ones to voice their views too.

I hope visitors of this site will participate with enthusiasm. Think again, spending 3 hours debating a issue concerning all of us won’t be a waste of time. You have brilliant ideas and share them with the world. Here, on Insights.

This will start from next Sunday (20/10/2013). Please participate in large number and make it a success.

Looking forward to the exciting journey ahead.

65 Responses

  1. krishna says:

    I see so many guys requested to post the debate topic in one day advance .But I do not think that is a great idea because if u give topic in advance people will search through newspapers,books and magazines,digg internet and come with simmilar answers and same arguments.

    Not disclosing the topic will be benefit the candidates who really keep watch on every thing at a glance .so do not disclose the topic in advance.But it is a great initiative by u .thanks.

  2. Nikhil D says:

    Hi Insights

    In my opinion, the predictability of quality of debate can’t be exactly determined unless it comes into the force. What I would like to suggest is that for the first debate, disclose the topic beforehand and for the second debate, keep the topic undisclosed. Doing this will help you/us to analyse/compare the kind and quality of both the debates. One will be then in a better position to take the decision regarding disclosure of topic.

  3. naveenjot says:

    landed on this site while randomly surfing the net;] the forum is quite interesting and new in a way….looking forward for debate;] thanks

  4. amala says:

    sir your website is wonderful , i came to know very late
    i will also participate in your debates ,what is the new weekend debate topic i couldn’t find and also can you provide the summary for the first two debates

    • INSIGHTS says:

      Thanks Amala. Topic will be given tomorrow morning.

      We will provide a PDF of all discussion. It is difficult to give a summary as comments are huge in number. We would love if someone can send us the same. We will publish it.

  5. ITTEFAQUE ALAM SYED says:

    all ias aspirants
    in one word about preparation is very simple
    there is no short cut of success
    it will be happy feeling for me if any contact with me regarding ias matters
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  6. shruti says:

    i am really looking forward to dis !!! thank u :)

    • ITTEFAQUE ALAM SYED says:

      shruti our mission is same but a differnce between u and me
      u follow the diplomacy of china
      wait and watch what you say in rep;y is not very clear
      but work hard an smart
      it is the time of action and commitment
      because i believe in action not in speak
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  7. ITTEFAQUE ALAM SYED says:

    dear friends work hard work smart work honestly
    be ready yourself appearing for world third, and asia first tough and prestigious exam that called IAS EXAM
    if one way our lovely INSIGHT will give us chance to prepare well on the other hand i will try to motivate you and give you positive energy for ready and become able to sit for UPSC CS EXAM
    It is my responsibility to motivate you in positive way to create reading habit among Indian youth

    padhega INDIA tabhi to badhega INDIA

    WAIT FOR MOTIVATIONAL AND POSITIVE LINE
    AND ALWAYS REMEMBER

    IAS BANNE WALE SADHARAN LOG HOTE HAIN BUS UNKA PARYAS ASADHARAN HOTA

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  8. ITTEFAQUE ALAM SYED says:

    POSITIVE LINES FOR IAS ASPIRANTS

    WE BELIEVE IN ACTION NOT IN SPEAK BCZ WE ARE IAS ASPIRANTS

    have sky spirit , if others can do why not i ?

    Have an ambition

    FACE THE SUN
    TOUCH THE MOON
    TALK TO THE STARS ……………

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  9. ITTEFAQUE ALAM SYED says:

    POSITIVE LINES FOR IAS ASPIRANTS
    ABC OF SUCCESS
    A- AWARE
    B- BELIEF
    C- COMMITMENT

  10. ITTEFAQUE ALAM SYED says:

    IAS POSITIVE LINES

    NOW SACHIN IS RETIRED BUT IN HIS LAST SPEECH IN MUMBAI VANKHADE STADIUM HE SAID EVERY THING IN FEW WORDS

    CHASE YOUR DREAMS DONOT FIND SHORT CUT

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  11. ZIA UR RAHAMAN says:

    AASXX

  12. pratap kumar nayak says:

    Nice to see such a initiative to help aspirants.It will be my pleasure to join and express my view.

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