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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Meet UPSC topper Harshika who is fascinated by cars with red beacons

THE list of highlights that department of personnel and training on Friday released immediately after UPSC results included the following: An alumnus of London School of Economics also figures in the top 25. She is Harshika Singh, 27-year-old girl from Ranchi, the hometown of Indian cricketing icon MS Dhoni. But her passion is not cricket but “economics, anthropology, world affairs and administration”. In her Twitter she wrote:
“aim 2 b a civil servant soon”. Yes, Harshika who is a masters from LSE (MSc. in economic history), stood eighth in the merit list and fulfilled her dream of becoming a civil servant.
A product of Bishop Westcott School and St Xavier’s college, Harshika returned from London to plunge into UPSC preparations. A year ago, she was selected for allied services, but she knew she would make it to IAS. As is quoted in a newspaper report Harshika was fascinated by cars with red beacons since her childhood. And that was her first motivation to work hard and achieve using such a VIP car!
The other students from Dhoni’s Jharkhand who also came out with flying colours included Ajay Katesaria (28th rank), Chandra Mohan Thakur (36th rank), Ravi Shankar Shukla (39th rank), Pallav Gopal Jha (93rd rank) and Harsha Vardhan Mandava (165th rank). Mandava is son of MV Rao, an IPS officer.
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Action and AppointmentsThe UPSC will be conducting the Indian Police Service limited competitive examination 2012 at 7 centres on 20th, 21st and 22nd May, 2012.   All candidates found eligible were issued e-admit cards through post.

24 comments:

  1. Well congrats Harshika and as usual Indian rock every where!!! and cars are such things which can make any body crazy about them.

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  2. I liked your passion of being in a car with red beacons and many-many congratulations for your success...:)

    sanjay (jharkhand)

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  3. shame you are entering public service with such selfish desires. work for the poor not for glory.

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  4. I think and all know that every ias ips aspirants in india are just entering into civil services for glory red beaconed car, residence, security , power etc. Its the reality we r all known of inside us. i have too a great passion for red beacon and i'll get it for sure . met many accidents because of losing concentration on road as i was busy seeing lal batti car !!

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  5. How far it was impressive to be guided by the paraphernalia of a Babu????? Had it been early 90s, she would have been thrown out of UPSC. I am sure she would not have told this her motivation of Red Beacon of White Car.
    Such people who get carried away by official paraphernalia have little interest to serve the public, how can they be Public Servants? With due respect to her Academic Credentials, she suffers from feudal mentality, akin to the area she hails from.
    Deplorable that we are having such public servants, who's motivation is Red Beacon not the Service.

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  6. Here is the clarification from Harshika Singh who stood eighth in Civil Service exam 2011. She wrote to us: "I came across Babus of India site and i was really sad to see the way the article on me is presented there. It seems as if "Red/Yellow Beacon " light car was the only thing which made me come into service. Sir, in stead its my passion for public service and tribal administration and the fact that being a masters in economics from LSE i always felt whenever i read and analysed the schemes that the true challenge of any policy lies in its implementation on the ground and i wanted to be part of that challenge and in any case "red/yellow" light car cannot give you the motivation to come back to your country and try for civil services leaving behind all the academic and job opportunities abroad and in India.
    I wanted to draw your attention towards this aspect and this is the most important aspect in fact which gave me the motivation to chase my childhood dream...Kindly don't make this sound as some dispassionate and red/yellow light chasing journey. Hope you would consider this and if possible publish this as well."

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  7. Well what u have replied is right. But the truth remains the same Harshika Ji . At last it's all about Red Beacon , Residence, Power, Driver-security etc. I m not particularly pointing at u but this truth relates with all ias aspirants. Thats why graduates from IIT,AIIMS and other institutions are getting or want to get into IAS. I think that profesional degree holders must be restricted from sitting in civils and this is what any ias expert must agree on . One example i want to publish here- this year iit topper Mr. Arpit Aggrawal after the results said that he will now head towards ias after b.tech. I don't know why students like him do waste a seat of iit. Why do they want ambassdor in exchange of BMW !!! . A jpc in the leadership of Mr. Pranab Mukherji also did recommended that professional must not be allowed to go for upsc . I m also an IPS aspirant in arts stream, not opted for non-med.

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    1. Mr Vishal..The minimum eligibility of Civil services exam is only graduation. So professional degree holders are also graduates...I must say.. a student gets into an IIT or IIM by his own merit and virtue and he has every right in that seat irrespective of what he does in future. There is no question of waste. Deserving candidate should get there place....Your thoughts can be manipulated as ...Jiske paas jyaada paisa ho woh dusron ko baaten...right????? But the question is Kyun Bante...

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    2. And all,the people,above who are criticising her....what are u for in ur job...are u helping the nation or are u distributing ur money to the roadside jugglers....what a trend in India...you are supposed to fake everywhere...what is wrong if she,had the,desire,of those lights...she loved those and worked hard and have achieved it now...in spite of motivating her motivating her u r criticizing her...shame on u ...she is not a neta...and neither u have selected her...so let her be njoy her hard work she put in clearing the exams...xoxo

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  8. our r less competant... an therefore afraid of proffesionals form ..IIT,DOCTOR,iims....jalo mat mehnat karo...

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  9. madam neha arya i think u are not aware of this burning topic amongst educationalists . i 'll elaborate it for u . First of all we r not afraid of competition madam not at all. one thing that if the iitians are so interested in ias why don't they go for humanities adn just waste a seat of iit and others. I fail to understand how can a doctor,engineer who has most probably opted for that line of aiims iit be a good administrator(exceptions must be there). And there is an interesting point to be noticed - these iitans when go for civils they do opt for the subjects like pub admn, history, political science and many more if they are so called mehnati why don't they sit with their subjects of graduation . My answer is just not to ms neha. I hereby request to BOI Team to please bring this issue to the kind notice of the visitors of this site... I ll show how to top with humanities!!! Ms S divadarshini IAS Topper 2010-11 is a law graduate. Hamari mehnat hamari wardi mien dekhegi . I m just 17 year old preparing for ias prelims ... Lets SEE !!!! JAI HIND!!!!!!

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    1. U seem to be a really immaturish kid....One has every right to get as many degrees as possible to hone his/her knowledge...if one cant't do that then he/she should remain silent...I for instance am a civil services aspirant...and i want to grab as much knowledge as possible before going into civils...what's wrong in it....there is no1 who can stop me...dont dare to....knowledge is life and i will do a CA, MBA. Msc. in Eco and come bak for the civils...and I will do dat....Loosers bark...Winners move ahead...

      Hope some1 gives u some brains...

      (A CA & IIM graduate)and of-course an IAS aspirant...:-)

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  10. To the guy above(Vishal),
    First of all,jealousy is dripping from your post like anything.You know very well that these IITians and AIIMS graduates have a much better IQ and Memory then you -- the two chief ingredients in the success of the civil service examination.And who the hell are you to decide who should be given a chance and not.It is their life,their career they can do whatever the hell want.
    So as miss Neha said ......jalo mat padai karo....

    Have a good day,
    Prateek (an IITian <<yeah,shoot me for it)

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  11. A few years back (about 2 years), Bangalore's Deccan Herald had an article about IIT and its graduates. The last sentence of the article said it all. An IIT graduate (from one of the original 5 IITs) when questioned by the reporter, answered that he went to IIT like everyone to go abroad for purely selfish reasons and that all IITians are ONLY motivated by selfish intersts. This was shocking and revealing, because the cost of IIT, IIM, AIIMS, and PGI Chandigarh are highly subsidised by the taxpayers by the Union Government. With so many IIT graduates, our problems have grown and compounded. We Indians have affinity for Power and Prestige that accompanies with this Power. In India, social status is equated to Power and Money. Another example is when Mr. Jaswant SIngh was the NDA's Foreign Minister, he went to USA. The news article said that Jaswant Singh went with the US Deputy Secretary (2nd in command at the US State Department)of State Mr. Strobe Talbott for dinner in Mr. Talbott's Mercedes Benz driven by Mr Talbott himself. This is impossible to even dream of in India. All these top bureaucrats have Chauffeur driven government cars 24/7, with RED BEACONS. Only the LORD can save India. Have a wonderful day.

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  12. Hold on.... good to hear the rhetorics. Coming to practice, one should feel happy that we are getting adminstrators with latest technical knowledge(btechs from good instis)and doctors of high worth.
    Some one seems to be criticising IITians
    anywhere written that IITs shd be core patriots and shd not be selfish? Is it possible/ practically amenable? They are into IITs with good skill. Good that big minds are coming into IAS,IPS..You may feel sorry for their cantribution can be more towards areas of specialisation. But that depends upon their passion.

    Coming to that criticism on topper(Harshika), one shd think before taking a comment on face of it. Do u believe, from LSE, she has come here for red light?...I would praise her sense of humour :)

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  13. Congratulations to you, Harshika! Well I’m also thinking if I’m also going to put a red beacon in my brand new car that I bought from nissan dealers ny .

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  14. haaa... sooo selfish fools n sad crying people u all r.
    if somebody is working for his or her dreams.. then let them do.even though motivate them... look beta. passion is passion either of property or paisa or gadi or laal batti. got it. if u have a will n power to touch ur passion.. then c we all wl TYPE HERE N WL SALUTE U WHEN U WL GET SLECTED. i promise u.. v all promise u. so do work meri jaan..
    n kahawat h na. jo badal garjte h vo barste nai. hahaha
    go back to work u idiot. n show this india that u can do something for urself n this country too.

    vinay raj.. best IPS.. going to bcum. but i wl.. n heh dont wry u all.can also bcum.. mene nai roka. chalo race lagaye. hahaha.
    so stop shouting. n show the result if u want appraisal here

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  15. Hansika mam.its good that u opted for civil services out of love and vigour to change the present scenario of our country.mam, I m not a critic yet I would say that it had been better if u were the one working to ignite indian minds with your lse knowledge. Whats the use of such a high profile degree when even simple graduates can make it too.pls do author some books for indian students... Sorry for mistakes.
    an engineering student from a ghatia college.

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  16. Congrates harshika.....nd for all who got jealous...first be mature...then post ur views... (Dr. Abhi singh .orthopedician at govt.hosp.)

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  17. Congrates harsika..nd for those who got jealous...first be mature...then post ur views...(dr.abhi singh)..orthopedician at UP govt.

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  19. Congratulations ....HARSHIKA..My dream also red beacons.....

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