In case of falling Child Sex Ratio apart from numbers and maps it may be linked to how regional development has led to falling numbers in Maharashtra ,, even Kerala whereas tribal regions show an uptick.

Make In India one can focus on the issues of manufacturing industries like iron and steel , aluminum ,how we lack sufficient silicon industry for electronics , transport issues due to poor regional development , spatial map of electricity shortage etc .

🙂Well honestly it was roll of a dice between Shabbir Sir and Madam Neetu Singh .

I guess it was based on certain reviews of a just successful candidate whose blog I found online that I went for Neetu Singh(NS).

Moreover I used to be a regular reader of Insights Secure Mains which covered newspapers like Business Standard , Live-Mint , NYT etc.

At times they take out very relevant articles for geography optional like recently livemint had an article series on water crisis of India which I found very useful . In my first attempt I was just reliant of coaching notes for I hardly had time apart from coaching between May 2013 when I passed out and December 2013 when I first appeared . This time around it increased to about 25-30 diagrams in total . I drew the diagram on the right side and left side was used for practice later .

I maintained a separate notebook for geography and had topics like IPCC , Flood control , HDI , Food Security etc as topics which were constantly updated .

Newspapers : The Hindu , Indian Express Online : Google topics like IPCC , global warming , sustainable development etc .NS covers about 70% of the syllabus in her class notes .Honestly this 70% formed the core of my geography preparation .It served me well for I did not hop from one book to other and just used my time more efficiently to plug the gaps or weakness I found after having established sound knowledge in the subject .I used to consult both the syllabus , previous years papers to look out for missed out portions and covered them accordingly .Magazines : Kurukshetra ( Agri issues ) , Geography and You , Terra Green , The Hindu Environment Survey For instance a topic like food security .