Best inspirational life changing video of ALL TIME! : Never Give up!!!

Being born without limbs hasn't stopped Australian Nick Vujicic achieving more than most people. The 32-year-old motivational speaker, who has Tetra-amelia syndrome that is characterised by the absence of arms and legs, featured in a TLC documentary on Wednesday U.S. time titled "Born Without Limbs."

The Power Of Letting Go And Living Your Purpose

In this video Luke Rudkowski, Dan Dick’s and Jeff Berwick give a rundown of their recent road trip in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. The discussion leads to important life lessons learned on this trip and how important it is to let go of fear.

Satvat Jagwani tops IIT JEE (Advanced) 2015 exam

The results for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2015 was declared on Thursday. According to the statistics released by IIT-Bombay, 26, 456 candidates qualified for admission to IITs and NITs. Satvat Jagwani from Satna, Madhya Pradesh topped the exam scoring 469.

The All India Rank (AIR) and Category Rank for JEE (Advanced) 2015 is available online on the official webiste

Admission to various courses, including B. Tech, B.E and B. Arch in 20 IITs and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad will depend on the JEE rank. Of the 20 IITs, four – in Tirupati, Goa, Palakkad and Raipur – will be functional from 2015-16 session.

The 7 Most Motivational Quotes for IAS aspirants

  1. Our Deepest Fear
    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do” --Marianne Williamson, A Return To Love

    If not you, then who? We are taught as children that others are great, and that we are not, so I ask the question, “Where do the “great” come from?”

    I submit to you that the great arise from the most mundane of places; the great are those who refuse to remain as they are; the great are those who believe in their greatness.

  2. You Will Become What You Think About

    “The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart, this you will build your life by, and this you will become.” --James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

    The thoughts that you harbor in your mind, the ones that you continually give your attention to, those thoughts will eventually become your life.

    If you see yourself as a success, then you will become a success; whatever you consistently ponder, you will become.

  3. Your Life Should be an Adventure

    “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”--Helen Keller

    Whatever your dream, go after it; never settle for a life of quiet desperation, never become a realist. John Eliot said, “As soon as anyone starts telling you to be “realistic,” cross that person off your invitation list.” Your life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

  4. You Should Never Overestimate the Competition

    “The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits. There is just less competition for bigger goals. If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”-- Timothy Ferris, The Four Hour Work Week

    Someone has to be successful, someone has to write the next bestseller, someone has to be number one, someone has to be on the best, why not you! As the famous poem goes, “You have all that the greatest of men have had, two hands, and two feet.”

  5. Just Keep on Working 

    “I do not have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep.”--Greg Evans

    Keep working, and keep working, and keep working towards your goal, eventually you will get there. The key is to remain focused on your goal! I like what J.C. Penny said, he said, “Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.”

  6. If You Want It, Go Get It

    “You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.”--Will Smith in the Movie: Pursuit of Happyness

    There will always be “little men” telling you “how you can’t, why you can’t, and how you’re going to fail when you try.” But if you have a dream, go after it; never let someone tell you what you can’t do. You can do whatever you believe you can do.

  7. Remember: Success Always Starts Small

    “The greatest achievement was at first, and for a time, but a dream.” --Napoleon Hill

    The largest tree was once a tiny seed. There was a time when Microsoft wasn't on any computers; there was a time when Michael Jordan had never scored in a basketball game. Never despise small beginnings, every success starts small. So stay focused, if your focus is steady, you will succeed!

Beno Zephine UPSC Interview Experience

 Beno Zephine 

Beno Zephine becomes India 
 Rank:  343
 Year:  2013
 Exam:  Civil Services Examination
 Roll No.:  390060
 Marks.:  802
 Profile Viewed:  680 time(s)

Marks Obtained

Total Marks Marks Obtained
Total (Written)
1750 615
275 187
2025 802 (39.60%)

Beno Zephine Becomes First 100% Blind Officer In Indian Foreign Service

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तमिलनाडु की एनएल बेनो ज़ेफाइन ने भारतीय विदेश सेवा पास करके इतिहास रच दिया है. यूं तो की लोग हर साल इस परीक्षा को पास करते हैं और नौकरी भी पाते हैं. लेकिन पूरी तरह से दृष्टिहीन 25 साल की ज़ेफाइन ने ऐसा करके मिसाल कायम की है कि अगर हिम्मत, जुनून और जज्बा हो तो शारीरिक अक्षमताओं के बावजूद कोई भी मंजिल हासिल की जा सकती है. बेनो ज़ेफाइन 69 साल पुरानी भारतीय विदेश सेवा की परीक्षा पास करने वाली पहली शत प्रतिशत दृष्टिहीन छात्रा हैं.

 In the first ever in the country, a 25-year-old girl from Chennai has become the first100 per cent visually challenged person to get entry into the prestigious IFS (Indian Foreign Service). She was informed about the same by the external affairs ministry on Friday.
Beno Zephine, the proud girl told Times of India reporter, "I am really thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking this big decision. I am told the IFS was not identified for the blind with certain exceptions made for candidates with low vision."
Beno was also grateful of the fact that the union govenrment wilingly modified some existing parameters in order to absorb her in the 69-year-old service.
Unlike other blind aspirants who are dependent on Braille books, Beno took to Job Access With Speech (JAWS) a software that assists visually challenged to read from a computer screen, to scan Tamil and English books. 
Beno, a postgraduate in English from Madras University, wants to begin her career journey after meeting PM Modi and Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa.
The story was first published in the Economic Times 


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Two success stories with a message for IAS aspirants

It is a tale of two candidates who overcame different odds to emerge successful in the all-important Civil Services examinations, whose results were announced on June 3, 2012 . While one has proved that poverty is not an impediment to success, the other has shown that there is absolutely no need for coaching centres to clear the country's top examinations.

Both of them have brought pride to their families. Gopala Sundara Raj of Ramanathapuram secured the 5th place at the all-India level and the first place at the State level and R.V. Karnan of Sri Ram Nagar in Karaikudi in Sivaganga got the 158th rank.

Mr. Raj comes from Mavila Thoppu, a tiny village near Kilakarai. His mother S. Rajammal and father S. Shanmugavel could not study beyond standards III and V respectively.

Though they thought of putting him in English medium school since the early stage, their abject poverty did not allow them to do so.

However, the perceived disadvantages of having studied in the Tamil medium in no way affected his performance in the Civil Services examinations.

“I have no words to describe my happiness. Raj has not studied in a sophisticated atmosphere. He has brought meaning to our life. The hard work, sheer determination, dedication and sincerity have made him so special in our life. My pain is that his father is no more to hear the happiest news in our lifetime,” says S. Rajammal.

Her family owns no land or house and she is residing in a portion of her brother Mariappan's house, a retired school headmaster.

His moral support and motivation helped Mr. Raj, who is currently an agricultural scientist in Rajasthan, in his endeavour. His sister, Sundara Yoga Lakshmi, is working with Infosys in Chennai.

Mr Karnan (27) was the all-India topper in the Indian Forest Service examinations in 2007.

His father R. Veeraragavan (56) is working as a librarian at Alagappa Arts College and his mother V. Vijayalakshmi is a sub-registrar in Karaikudi.

“My dream has come true. The Civil Services examinations are all about clearly understanding the methods and patterns well. I didn't join any coaching classes for the preparations,” Mr. Karnan told The Hindu over phone from Maharashtra, where he is working as Assistant Conservator of Forests.

Via : The Hindu (

10 Amazing Facts about Sanjukta Parashar: Brave IPS Officer who is a Nightmare for Militants in Assam


Sanjukta Parashar’s name is enough to fill terror in the hearts of Bodo militants of Assam. She has taken down 6 militants and arrested over 64 militants in just 15 months. Here are some amazing facts about this brave IPS officer

Some interesting facts about the inspiring lady –

1. Parashar was always interested in sports and often took part in various sporting events in her school days. She also learnt swimming and participated in plays and march pasts.

2. An IPS officer of 2006 batch, Parashar was first posted as the Assistant Commandant of Makum in 2008. She was soon given the responsibility of controlling the clashes between Bodo and illegal Bangladeshi militants.

3. She is best known for taking down 16 militants, arresting over 64 and seizing tons of arms and ammunition in just 15 months .

4. Sanjukta completed her graduation in Political Science from IP College, Delhi University. She then did her master’s in International Relations from JNU, New Delhi. Not only this, she also earned an M.Phil followed by a Phd in US foreign policy! You can proudly call her Dr. Sanjukta.

5. Sanjukta is married to an IAS officer posted in Assam and the couple often spends months apart without meeting.

6. She also has a son and Sanjukta’s mother takes care of him in her absence.

7. As Superintendent of Police in Sonitpur district, she heads a team of CRPF jawans with AK-47 in the terror-infested region and has become one of the most feared police officers among Bodo militants.

8. She is a humble and loving person and says only criminals should fear her.

9. Apart from doing her duty of a tough cop, she also spends days in relief camps to meet people who are far from their homes and often distributes candies to two-wheeler riders who wear helmets.

10. She has received various threats from National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) but that doesn’t affect her determination to perform her duties.
All photos otherwise mentioned: Facebook 

Bureaucrats help civil service aspirants face UPSC interview

Between attending meet ings, clearing files and being part of court hearings, a band of IAS, IPS and IRS officers is handholding youngsters and advising them how to face the UPSC Board interview. 

A fortnight ago, the Society of Civil Servants (SOCS) began of Civil Servants (SOCS) began conducting mock inter views for candidates from Karnataka, who will ap pear for their final interviews in New Delhi. 

Deputy IGP , CID, Hemanth Nimbalkar, a member of SOCS, told TOI: "Compared to other states, very few candidates from Karnataka crack the final interview. So for the first time in the state, civil service officers are conducting mock interviews to help them face the interview." 

These been-there-done-that bureaucrats, who are doing it for free, say coaching centres train IASIPS aspirants till the second round of exams (mains), but many candidates don't know what the final interview holds. 

Santosh Kumar MB, 27, assistant divisional medical officer at Central Hospital, South Western Railway , Hubballi, will appear for the final interview or the first time. "This mock nterview was a great eye-opener for me. The officers taught me about body language and pointed out how I could improve on my weak points be ore I go for the final interview." 

Such mock interviews are conducted by officers in serv ce in Maharashtra and Delhi. 

After attending a mock interview, Girish HC, 26, an aspirant from Bengaluru, said he's made three attempts to clear the UPSC exams, and wice failed the final interview n Delhi. "I hope to clear it this time," he said, adding that coaching centres don't hold mock interviews by officers in service. Since these officers have cleared the final interview, they can give us a better idea," he pointed out. 

Janardhan S, deputy director of income tax (investigation), said in future, SOCS will conduct coaching for mains for candidates who've cleared their preliminary examination. 

Logistics to conduct mock interviews by SOCS has been provided by Ravichandran Ramaswamy , director-general of income tax (investigation), Karnataka and Goa region. 


SOCS has identified 25 candidates appearing for the final interview. Four officers -IAS, IPS, IRS and another civil service -will conduct interviews along the lines of the UPSC interview for the candidates for 30 minutes.They will later give feedback on their strengths and weaknesses. Over 10 officers are part of this initiative. 


The initiative to train young people for the UPSC interviews hasn't come a day sooner. For too long have they been forced to bank on luck and a benevolent board to ignore their deficiencies.This systematic approach will not only instill in candidates a sense of confidence as they prepare for the test but also help them understand the process and better. This should equip them with the skills required to sail through the interview and who better than those who have the cracked the exam to guide them through it. The coaching effort should be organized better so that more batches of aspirants benefit from it.