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Writing Competition - 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013 10:00
This article has been submitted by Subhro Sengupta from HNLU, Raipur, for the CLATGyan Blog Post Writing Competition. If you think this article is a good read, ‘Like’ this article on Facebook (the button is at the bottom of this piece) or post a comment using the ‘comments’ section below. As the humdrum of the preparatory phase dies down, and as the preparation for the welcoming of the new faces into Law School’s begins, it is that time of the year when customary advice has to be dished out; from why law and which law school to whether you ...
Saturday, May 25, 2013 21:00
This article has been submitted by Bipasha Saikia for the CLATGyan Blog Post Writing Competition. If you think this article is a good read, ‘Like’ this article on Facebook (the button is at the bottom of this piece) or post a comment using the ‘comments’ section below. The summer season is definitely more than the dry, sun-baked lanes, sticky clothes, the occasional low-hanging clouds and of course the blazing sunshine. Somehow, this season with its ample leisure moments usher in happiness and fulfillment in my life. The long summer vacations when I was in school, the ...
Saturday, May 25, 2013 11:10
This article has been submitted by Utkarsh Agarwal for the CLATGyan Blog Post Writing Competition. If you think this article is a good read, 'Like' this article on Facebook (the button is at the bottom of this piece) or post a comment using the 'comments' section below. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ "IIT, IIT, IIT!" shouted a stadium full of my friends and family. I stood there blushing, taking in the applause. There were the countless flashes and clicks. I waved and the crowd went crazy. Then there were guys in suits throwing money just to get my attention. I ...
Friday, May 24, 2013 21:00
This article has been submitted by Megana N for the CLATGyan Blog Post Writing Competition. If you think this article is a good read, ‘Like’ this article on Facebook (the button is at the bottom of this piece) or post a comment using the ‘comments’ section below. Finally the much dreaded examination of the year is a thing of the past. CLAT 2013 is over! Hope you did well. J I don’t really know what I’m going to type here, writer’s block being my ‘best friend forever’, but I’ll make an effort. All throughout my class XI and XII, whenever somebody asked ...
Friday, May 24, 2013 18:00
This article has been submitted by Arpita Verma for the CLATGyan Blog Post Writing Competition. If you think this article is a good read, ‘Like’ this article on Facebook (the button is at the bottom of this piece) or post a comment using the ‘comments’ section below. I wonder who are better off, they who died serving their king, defending their country with their own life or is it us, those who survived only to see the horrendous aftermath of war caused by no known reason? “Musing again Al?” captain asked “So, his name is Al? Maybe Alfred or is it ...
Friday, May 24, 2013 11:00
This article has been submitted by Neer Varshney for the CLATGyan Blog Post Writing Competition. If you think this article is a good read, ‘Like’ this article on Facebook (the button is at the bottom of this piece) or post a comment using the ‘comments’ section below. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Standing on the gigantic Titanic, stalking the new moon, a shimmering crescent in the dark sky, I can feel an idyllic sensation in my ears, of the softness of the cool breeze blowing at the sea. It is darker than usual, and there are lesser stars in the sky. The moon looks ...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 21:00
This article has been submitted by Shaurya Rathore for the CLATGyan Blog Post Writing Competition. If you think this article is a good read, 'Like' this article on Facebook (the button is at the bottom of this piece) or post a comment using the 'comments' section below. 5 years since I have been an avid follower of tennis, I can assure myself that if I read any news about Indian tennis, out of 100 there will be hardly 10 which will talk about the performances of the players, which obviously sounds so ironical. It’s ...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 16:00
This article has been submitted by Spoorti Sanamannavar for the CLATGyan Blog Post Writing Competition. If you think this article is a good read, 'Like' this article on Facebook (the button is at the bottom of this piece) or post a comment using the 'comments' section below. The worst nightmare of a teenager’s life is when someone disapproves of his/her looks. As a girl/boy enters their teenage hood they are all ready to have crushes, fall in love, and most importantly look amazing! But not all of them are blessed with those perfect looks. ...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:12
This article has been submitted by Heema Shirvaikar for the CLATGyan Blog Post Writing Competition. If you think this article is a good read, 'Like' this article on Facebook (the button is at the bottom of this piece) or post a comment using the 'comments' section below. Murthy was euphoric. Just a few minutes more, and the world could have its next big invention, right here, in his room. Tiny beads of sweat appeared on his balding forehead as he fervently scribbled down the last of the formula that could create history; or rather, ...
Monday, May 20, 2013 18:00
Paaras Pandey, Batch of 2016 NALSAR University of Law [As I finish this note, there are reports of the AP Government having ordered pubs to make women leave their premises after ten O’clock at night (So that even inebriated women are thrown out into the streets, only to be at the mercy of the darkness?). Bravo! Mr. Reddy. You da man! Although I hope for a PIL to be moved in the AP High Court contesting this ban on the grounds of being in violation of the principle of equal treatment for all, I am not ...
Saturday, May 11, 2013 18:56
[QUIZZIN 46] Make sure you've solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.
Friday, May 10, 2013 15:03
[QUIZZIN 44] Make sure you've solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.
Friday, May 10, 2013 14:09
[QUIZZIN 45] Make sure you've solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.
Friday, May 10, 2013 14:05
[QUIZZIN 43] Make sure you've solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.
Friday, May 10, 2013 3:37
[QUIZZIN 42] Make sure you've solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.
Friday, May 10, 2013 1:38
[QUIZZIN 41] Make sure you've solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 18:31
[QUIZZIN 40] Make sure you've solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 15:04
[QUIZZIN 39] Make sure you've solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.
Monday, May 6, 2013 15:36
[QUIZZIN 38] Make sure you've solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 17:50
1. Which sport is Sushil Kumar related to? Wrestling 2. Which sport is Vijay Kumar related to? Shooting 3. Venezuela's President who passed away recently? Hugo Chavez 4. Carlos Slim is from which country? Mexico 5.Name the first man to land on the moon. Neil Armstrong 6. When is the International Women's Day celebrated? 8th March 7. Which year was declared to be the International Biodiversity Year? 2010 8. Miss World - 2012? Yu Wenxia (China) 9. Last British Emperor to rule India? George VI 10. 'Bluetooth' was named after? Harald Bluetooth - Scandinavian King of Denmark 11. What does P stand for in P. Chidambaram? Palaniappan 12. In which area of ...
Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:15
Hello all! Hope your preparation is going as good as you had planned and thought it should. Also, I’m sure you have completed all that is required and are now revising – something you should be doing at this point of time. The preparation now, I hope, is almost done. Is it? No? Well, in fact, it isn’t supposed to be. If you’re relaxed and satisfied with what you have been doing, there’s every reason for you to introspect. It can never be too clean and too tidy. None of us (and I mean ‘No one – ...
Friday, May 10, 2013 14:23
Two more days. Let's say 48 hours, rather. Alright, I won't pull any non-sense now. Hold on for another two days and you'll have at least two weeks of peace to do anything that you've wanted to do in the last few months. For now, simply download this compendium here which covers the happenings of April 2013. And make sure you solve these GK mock sets. If you already have, do them again anyway aiming for 50/50 this time. Breathe. Asad.
Friday, May 10, 2013 3:25
Hello, click here to download the compendium for March 2013. Also, for the last two days of GK preparation, here are a few things you should remember: - Revision is the key. - You will forget things that you thought you remembered fairly well. So make tiny lists of things that lists could be made out of. For instance, one CG kid I knew, made a list of all the Arab despots; a friend and I made lists of all the missiles that the DRDO tested; a list of all the new election results in the world and ...
Friday, April 12, 2013 20:59
30 days more! Hope y'all are doing well. Here are the compendiums for February of 2013. The one which covers the first fortnight is made by Avani Maha while the one which covers the second fortnight is by Ananya Dhar Choudhury. Click here for the 59th one and here for the 60th. And yes, do thank them for their time!
Sunday, March 24, 2013 21:26
Hello! This one covers everything that needs to be known/done from 16th of January to 31st of January of 2013. Ananya Choudhury, a first year at NALSAR, has made this one. Thank her while you download. Click here to download
Sunday, March 17, 2013 22:46
Hello, these three compendia for the weeks starting December 16 to January 15. They've been compiled by Eman Ali, Elizabeth Thomas, and Kavya Reddy - all first years here at NALSAR. To download Compendium - 55, click here To download Compendium - 56, click here And to download Compendium - 57 click here Use the comments' section below and thank them all! (:
Monday, March 11, 2013 19:37
This is an updated list of international organizations and agencies. They cover the location of their headquarters, the abbreviations/acronyms, the chiefs of the organizations and the year of their establishment. CGer Ragul Murali updated the list for us. Don't forget to thank him! Click here to download the list
Saturday, March 9, 2013 11:26
Asad forwards us interesting emails these days. Our favourite, of course, had to be this one: "Sir, plz sir, tll me wt i shd b doin in z lst 1 1/2 mnth of prep, sir, plz tll me." If you did the following: a. Read the newspaper daily b. Did the CG weekly compendiums and c. Read the monthly Pratiyogita Darpan Then stop reading this post, and go do something fun (or study another subject). If you did not. Well, well. Anyway, we'd say, if you guys have been fairly thorough in your Current Affairs, then give your GK prep minimal time, so that you can spend ...
Saturday, December 29, 2012 13:00
The Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power station in Koodankulam in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. It is equipped with two 1000 MW reactors that are being built with Russian assistance, as is the plant. The government’s plans to add more reactors to increase the capacity of the plant have been met with vehement protests from the local population as well as some scientists and former civil servants. Similar protests have erupted against other nuclear plants as well, like the ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 16:45
[Written by Tanisha Pande of Batch of 2017 (NALSAR), this article is the first of the 'CLATGyan Reading Comprehension' series. A link to the second article of this series has been provided at the bottom.] Reading Comprehension. Two simple words, right? Wrong! These two words carry a lot of weight in your CLAT paper and since CLAT is what you’re aiming for, you should probably perfect yourself at the art of going about the comprehensions, which form a crucial part of the English section. Well, what does an RC entail? Quite simple, an RC can be ...
Friday, October 12, 2012 19:25
Before you start reading this, make sure you’ve read the three previous posts of the ‘Reading Comprehension Series’. Find the first one here, second one here and the third one here. Once you’ve tackled the problem of actually READING the comprehension and getting a general idea of what you may be tested on, you need to be familiar with the kind of questions that may be asked. As far as I have studied, the past year CLAT papers mostly have had similar kinds of questions: 1) Those that test you on your vocabulary ...
Saturday, September 8, 2012 0:37
In German an idiom is called a ‘Spracheigentuemlichkeit’, which means a peculiarity of a language. This is exactly what an idiom is. It is a conventionalized expression which usually means something very different from its literal meaning and is used by native speakers of the language all the time. It is true that idioms may contradict some of the most basic grammar rules and often make no sense when interpreted literally. But in some cases it is possible to guess the meaning by seeing the usage , for example when someone says that he is ‘at daggers ...
Sunday, September 2, 2012 4:08
Before you start reading this, make sure you've read the two previous posts of the 'Reading Comprehension Series'. Find the first one here and the second one here. Once you’ve familiarised yourself with reading the RCs, you need to start answering the questions. One thing you need to remember is that the appropriate answer to a question may not seem all that ‘correct’ and there may appear to be, at first sight, more than one feasible option. Relax, this is one of the many booby-traps thrown in by the CLAT setters to throw ...
Sunday, April 17, 2011 18:31
Now that we know that there will be no proper vocabulary in CLAT 2011 and what actually is going to be asked is contextual vocabulary, we bring you this exercise, which deals specifically with idioms. Idioms are an essential part of contextual vocabulary and make sure you practice the art of deducing the correct meaning of italicised phrases perfectly. In case you're not familiar with 'idioms', click here to know what idioms are and to download a list of 250 commonly used idioms. The following exercise has 25 questions. Select an answer and click 'Next' ...
Saturday, January 1, 2011 20:23
Read. Well, it’s called a reading comprehension for a reason. If you are not used to reading long passages, then please start practicing now. And no, this is not long enough. Go read this for practice. Hehe, I was just kidding. Passages are going to be far more convoluted than that. They’re going to require you to think beyond the obvious written word. What’s more, options for questions are, in all probability, going to sound rather similar on first reading. So, you’re basically going to have to read carefully and analyse (and comprehend) not just the ...
Sunday, December 5, 2010 13:24
Pronouns are words used to replace noun or noun groups. There are many times of pronouns and a list will make you faint. But wait! CLAT is going to test you only on the usage. So, CHILL!! But a broad knowledge about the types of pronouns will make life simpler. So, here we go.. 1. Personal pronouns- These refer to a specific thing or person. They are used in the following ways- Number- singular (I) or plural (we) Person: first person (I), second person (you) or third person ( he) Gender: male (he), female (she) or neuter (it) Case: subject (we) or object (us) These ...
Saturday, November 6, 2010 23:12
After discussing sentence corrections in terms of subject verb agreements and modifiers we now go on to delve into another aspect of sentence correction, that of pronoun agreement and comparisons. Pronoun Agreement The pronoun being used depends on whether it is being used as the subject or the object of the sentence. If the pronoun is the subject of the verb then ‘he’, ‘she’, ‘who’, ‘I’, ‘they’ and ‘we’ are used. Example Glen was dressed marvellously. Here, since ‘Glen’ is the subject of the verb ‘dressed’ , the pronoun used would be ‘she’. If the pronoun is used as an ...
Saturday, November 6, 2010 23:11
The fluency of a language can be gauged by the ability to find mistakes and correct them. For this, one should be very clear with grammatical rules. We will be discussing sentence correction under the following heads: Subject-Verb Agreement Modifiers Pronoun Agreement Comparisons Subject Verb Agreement. The verb and the subject must always agree in Number as well as in Person. Two or more singular subjects when joined by ‘and’ require a plural verb. He and I were studying in the same school. Violet and red are at the opposite ends of the spectrum. Two or more singular subjects when joined by ‘or’or ...
Friday, November 5, 2010 23:05
Prepositions are words used to link objects (nouns) or persons (pronouns) with other words in a sentence. The main noun or pronoun which is used with a Preposition is called its OBJECT. Example : There are monkeys frolicking in the garden. Here the Preposition ‘in’ links the other words of the sentence. Some of the most commonly used Prepositions include ‘at’, ‘by’, ‘for’, ‘from’, ‘in’, ‘off’, ‘out’, ‘through’, ‘till’, ‘to’, ‘up’, ‘with’. Sometimes Prepositions are prefixed to a noun, adjective or adverb. These include ‘about’, ‘above’, ‘across’, ‘along’, ‘amidst’, ‘among’, ‘amongst’, ‘before’, ‘behind’, ‘below’, ‘beneath’, ‘beside’, ...
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