Recommendation 1 from ‘The Times Of India’

Article Name:‘The elephant in the room’

By: ‘Shruti Pandalai’

Betrayal of trust

Summary:

The article talks about the long history of Sino-India relations and why using the word ‘betrayal of trust’ for the 1962 war would be incorrect. It talks in detail about the different perceptions and views of the two nations regarding each other’s cultures, stating that there was no trust ever between the nations, while discussing the political and economic causes of dispute .

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Garb: Clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
Guise: An artful or simulated semblance
Stooge: A person of unquestioning obedience

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Telegraph’

Article Name:‘What makes a classic of English literature?’

By: ‘Allan Massie’

The ‘memorial’ prize

Summary:

The article talks about the James Tait Black Memorial prize and classic English literature. The details of the prize and the shortlisted books are given, with the writer talking about the selections and giving his views on a number of works. It talks about what a classic novel, the attributes of different novels, with the writer in the end giving a list of his own shortlisted books.

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Trifle: Waste time; spend one’s time idly or inefficiently
Quirky: (informal) strikingly unconventional
Exposition: A systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Telegraph’

Article Name:‘Malala’s Revolution’

By: ‘Shahid Javed Burki’

What doe Malala represent?

Summary:

The article talks about the revolution brought about the recent attack on Malala Yousafzaian what Taliban really stands for. The response shown by the government and Islamic community towards the attackers and the subsequent response is expressed, while giving the literacy rates, and other stats to indicate the condition of Pakistan. It ends by explaining what Malala’s survival really means.

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Obscurantist: A person who is deliberately vague.
Inane: Showing a lack of intelligence or thought; stupid and silly.
Rekindle: Arouse again.

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