Recommendation 1 from ‘Times of India’

Article Name:‘Red Herring’

By: ‘TOI’

The greatest gift is the passion for reading. : Elizabeth Hardwick

Summary:

Article states that the entire point of cartoons is to be witty and irrelevant at the same time. So the entire hullabaloo over cartoons in the textbooks and the committee set up for them is quite unnecessary. The issue of cartoons being political sensitive is beyond illogical, where as the cartoons have always been thought provoking. Article states that it is trivial enough not to be considered at all and instead focus should be on the education infrastructure which from school to universities in nothing but substandard.

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Pedagogy: The art or profession of teaching
Potential: Possible
Sensitive: Responsive
Adjudicating: Giving a ruling

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Telegraph’

Article Name:‘The Casual Vacancy: like Conan Doyle, J K Rowling will find it difficult to move beyond her greatest creation’

By: ‘Allan Massie’

Reviewing the Casual Vacancy

Summary:

The article talks about the difficulties critics will face while reviewing JK’s Rowling’s new novel The Casual Vacancy. The writer expresses his opinion on the probable success of the novel, while talking about Harry Potter’s incomparable success briefly discussing some other writers who have written for both kids and adults. Concluding, the article gives an estimate of the success of this new novel.

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Legions: A vast multitude
Appraise: Estimate or determine the nature, value, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
Disinclination: A certain degree of unwillingness

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘ It’s drugs politics, not drugs policy, that needs an inquiry’

By: ‘Simon Jenkins’

The dark ages

Summary:

The article points towards the uselessness of the 1971 misuse of drugs act and explains how it is a waste of time and money. Listing some political activities that did not bring any change, the writer stresses the need to focus on drug politics rather than drug policies and laws or reforms, concluding by explaining why we are still in the dark ages.

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Bourgeois: A member of the middle class
Proliferation: A rapid increase in number
Daftly: In a mildly insane manner

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