Essay Topic : Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Posted Date: |Updated: 08-Mar-2017 |Category: Essays|Author: Lonika Ghosh|Member Level: Gold|Points: 20|
Bringing forward one of my favorites as well as one of the most practical essay topics one would witness in life. This topic is such a one which has a great influence on children as well as working professionals. Sometime or the other each and every individual has to face this topic in one form or the other.
One usually faces a few common types of essays generally based on the type of work space he or she belongs to or else in school life one faces a set of common essays ranging from technology to festivities. Once in a while one has to come across such topics which actually have an implication in real life and don't simply follow a similar essay format for all individuals. These essays are impacted by what one feels in life and moreover whats there own view towards it.
Exploring the Topic
As this topic does not follow the typical essay writing format, its a good practice to try to relate the topic to ones own life and how they feel about it. It would be a significant point to identify that its the present moment which has the greatest importance in the life of the individual since neither past nor the future can improve anything but the present can. Furthermore it would also be noticed that except future, the other two do nothing more than adding tension or depression hence the best option is to focus on the present. Practically this is what the entire essay would be based on.
Its always a good practice to add an example, so if the writer feels that they can relate the topic to some incident which they have witnessed in their life or maybe heard of, it can be happily added as this would definitely add some brownie points. Another thing that many people do is adding one quote either at the beginning or as a concluding point, either way its a good thing to do and hence its encouraged for this essay as well. The benefit here is that quotes related to this topic are very common, therefore having one handy won't be a tough thing to do.
Sample Essay Points
'Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is Mystery and Today is a Gift thus its called Present'
This is possibly a saying which almost each and every one of us has come across at least once. The words may have been different but the expression remains constant. It provides us with a clear cut description that all we have in hand is present and that is the very thing which needs our utmost attention, neither the past nor the present can spark a revolution in one's life but only the present can.
Happiness and success comes to those who understand and embed in themselves the fundamental truth of life which says that its every single moment that matters the most because finally its such moments that add up to form the entire life of a person. Keeping this concept in ind one needs to focus on what they have in hand and that is today. To make the most of it the individual needs to learn from the past, apply that in the present to strengthen the future but this does not mean that mean that time should be wasted lamenting over the past or planning the future. Time is such a factor which once gone is gone forever thus the more time spent thinking about anything other than the present is nothing other than the wastage of valuable time which otherwise can be used to strengthen the future by focusing on the present.
Today is actually that tomorrow, regarding which one worried yesterday. This is what is the usual scenario, the present is wasted worrying about future regarding which one has no clue that what is about to come. The earlier one gets to implement this reality in his or her life the better it is since then they are actually walking on the path of betterment and the truth is that a better individual is the key to a better society.
This is only a brief idea based on which one can write their essay. One could elaborate eon the above mentioned points or they could frame their own points as per choice. Adding a word of caution, its nice to have a long essay but the points should differ from each other else it might look like an endless loop repeating the same sentences over and over again with a mild change in the sentence formation.
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Why Was Independent India Declared a Republic?
When India sued for independence in 1947, the 1931 British Statute of Westminster should have seen the country continue to owe allegiance to the British crown as a condition of its retaining status as a member of the Commonwealth (Sing 469). Instead, a complex combination of the realities of Britain’s post-war political health, fear of the growing influence of the USSR, and religious sensibilities within India (Sarkar) resulted in India both declaring independence as a republic and retaining status as a member of the British Commonwealth (an act which continues to stand in direct contrast to other Afro-Asia protectorates such as Burma) (Bahl 247). The years of drafts and negotiations undertaken by the Indian National Congress to produce a constitution which would enable India to assert republic status are not the focus of this essay. Rather, I will attempt to examine the factors which made the creation of such a constitution both possible and desirable.
With the end of WWII, Britain was forced to confront the reality that neither the treasury nor the martial force enjoyed the strength and stability of the pre-war years. The USA and the USSR were the new superpowers and Britain was forced to navigate the dissolution of the Empire. Key to that dissolution was India: long a bastion of British power in the East and a crucial defense against the westward expansion of the USSR. There was no question of the Empire raising either the funds or military numbers needed to re-assert full authority over India (Sarkar 470) and the prospect of remaining a member of the Commonwealth under the traditional auspices (following the precedent set by Canada in 1867) was unpalatable to the Indian National Congress. Just as Britain could not afford to subdue India, India could not afford to force the issue of British sovereignty in the Commonwealth. To ensure India’s cooperation in supplying troops and a cooperative approach to border defense with the newly-created Pakistan, Britain was obligated to secede to India’s demands for independence (Sing 471). The “resolutions of the Pwurna Saraj” dictated that this independence take the form of a republic.
But British foreign policy was not the only factor involved in India’s pursuit of a republican state. If we accept the assertions of Sarkar, the “Hundi neeti-shastras… dharma-shastras… and epics… contain frequent discussions as to the restraints on royal absolutism, the responsibility of ministers and the authority of the people” (Sarkar 583). Thus, we can assume that republican sentiments had long been entrenched within Indian society. To the Hindu population, at least, the prospect of becoming a royal dominion must have stood in direct opposition to their religious philosophy, especially as the British history of violence and oppression within India would have clearly violated the Brahmic principal that a sovereign was only a sovereign if he acted for the protection of the Hindu people (Sarkar 584). There also appears to have been historic precedent: at least one of the clans of Ancient India utilized a political system of election and representation that to all intents and purposes seems to mirror the spirit of the modern democratic elections (Sarkar 589). This historic precedent, therefore, would appear to have paved the way for the democratic and republican sentiments of India in the mid-20th century. Thus, the formation of a republic must have seemed, therefore, a natural progression from the declaration of India as an independent nation.
In conclusion, whilst the social and political factors which led to India pursuing the path to independence are far too complex to be examined here, it seems reasonable to posit that two crucial principals led to the formation of an Indian republic rather than a commonwealth dominion. First, the weakening of Britain’s power on a global scale can hardly be said to have been the defining factor, but certainly appears to have been the reason why the Dominion of India was able to transition to a republic within the space of three years. Second, the historic tradition and interest in democratic principles alludes to the more complex underlying social sentiments that characterised much of the resistance to British rule in the early 20th century.
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Political Science 20.3 (1959): 247-254. JSTOR. Jul 2017.
Sarkar, Benoy Kumar. “Democratic Ideals and Republican Institutions in India.” The
American Political Science Review 12.4 (n.d.): 581–606. JSTOR. Jul 2017.
Sing, Anita Inder. “Keeping India in the Commonwealth: British Political and Military Aims,
1947-49.” Journal of Contemporary History 20.3 (1985): 469-481. July 2017.