Recommendation 1 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘Our high streets are under attack. We need to fight back’

By: ‘John Harris’

CCampaign to protect urban England?

Summary:

The article talks about the increasing number of unoccupied shops in Britain and changing patterns in the industry’s market. The writer discusses in detail the changes supermarkets have brought in our society, while talking about the political opinion and policies in the same field and tries to illustrate the chronic imbalance in the British national life.

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Ubiquitous: Being present everywhere at once
Blithely: In a joyous manner
Obligatory: Required by obligation, compulsion or convention

Recommendation 2 from ‘The LA times’

Article Name:‘Gangnam style?Not in N.Korea’

By: ‘Laura Ling’

North Korea’s dwindling isolation

Summary:

The article talks about the cultural differences in North and South korea, beginning with the Gangnam style, further going on to elaborate the causes of restricted media access to the North Koreans in comparison to South Koreans. It talks about Kim Jung Un’s regime and the differences in his ruling from that of predecessors, the smuggling of electronic goods from outside and the media influence that will shape North Korea in the near future and how the government should adapt to it.

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Lexicon: A language user’s knowledge of words
Elite: A group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
Impoverished: Poor enough to need help from others

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times of India (Crest Edition)’

Article Name:‘Sigh Rollers’

By: ‘Kounteya Sinha’

Acapacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by other: Abraham Lincoln

Summary:

The article is a story about people of a small town called Jangipur where women toil for about 12 hours everyday to roll out bidis. And there are many teenager girls who are involved in this work. Further, article also mentions that this tobacco industry, which does not pay good wages to people and also plays havoc with the lives of the workers enjoys political patronage. And what will come as a surprise for all the readers is that bidi top the tobacco market in India. However, the biggest thing that you as a reader will not be able to forget is the dismal picture the article has painted for these people. And only we can do something abut it.

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Constituency: District
Majority: Mainstream
Patronage: Support

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