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Active Reading

Active reading is a technique that is often used by students to deeply engage with the concepts and ideas from important text books. This is a method of reading with the intention of summarising the most important information by engaging with said content through the following 5 reading strategies. Pseudo Skimming: Pseudo Skimming is a […]


As an UPSC aspirant, not only do we have so many syllabus related books to read, but also series of tests, and multiple revisions to do. Many of us after seeing the heading of the article would have thought, who has the time to read all these? But before you start looking at the curated […]

Disciples of Discipline

Self-discipline is about leaning into resistance. Taking action in spite of how you feel. Living a life by design, not by default. But most importantly, it’s acting in accordance with your thoughts – not your feelings.- Samuel Davies. Change is the corner stone of human condition. Without change, we would stagnate and perish as creatures who are incapable of change or evolution […]


THE LBSNAA SERIES-II MORNING PHYSICAL TRAINING AND THE HORSE RIDING Physical training or PT (as we call it) reminds us of our school days when we used to get ready with the PT uniform to the school assembly grounds and stand for 20-30 minutes under the summer sun and the winter fog stretching under the […]

Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro technique was invented by Francesco Crillo. The story goes that Crillo had a tomato shaped timer that he adored and used to keep his studies on track as a 1990’s college student. This system which he named “Pomodoro” has been the crown jewel in the repertoire of almost all Productivity Pundits and Time […]


Motivation is what gets you started; Habit is what keeps you going. Have you been working hard and still don’t see yourself stand out of the crowd? And, despite aiming for the stars, you find yourself just revolving around the old average ways? It even seems quite challenging in establishing certain habits from the start […]