Recommendation 1 from ‘The Telegraph’

Article Name:‘ Apple may be ruthless, but Samsung is a ferocious fiefdom that plays by its own rules ‘

By: ‘Mic Wright’

The darker side of Samsung

Summary:

The article is about the ongoing rivalry between Samsung and Apple, wherein the writer tries to contradict the hapless image of Samsung, stating the mafia nature of the South Korean company and giving it’s legal records. Talking of Apple being arrogant and elitist, the article describes Samsung as more of a law breaker, even though it doesn’t appear, giving it’s shareholding, past record and some unknown facts.

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Learn Words from the article:

Fiefdom: An organization that is controlled by a dominant person or group
Stifling: Forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
Conglomerate: A group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization.

Recommendation 2 from ‘The NewYorker’

Article Name:‘FACTORY GIRLS’

By: ‘John Searbook’

The Tsunami of South Asian culture

Summary:

The article is writer’s account of the time before the beginning of a Korean pop music concert in California. Talking about the frenzy state the fans were in and the details of the Korean artists and bands, it takes through the development of craze among the people for Korean music and TV shows over the past decade. Listing the experience of one such fan, the writer glorifies the nine-girl Asian group, stating why they are so popular and what all the Korean entertainment focuses at.

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Learn Words from the article:

Endemic: Originating where it is found
Skeptical: Marked by or given to doubt
Intrigued: Cause to be interested or curious

Recommendation 3 from ‘The LA times’

Article Name:‘Living with death by drone’

By: ‘Jennifer Gibson’

Living Under Drones

Summary:

The article is about the increasing use of air drone attacks, talking about a research of which he himself participated. Pointing towards the unethical practice of attacking people in North Waziristan randomly without any evidence, killing hundreds on the suspicion that they are terrorists, the writer highligths the flaws in the US security and justice systems, comparing them to flaws in the prison system at Guantanamo Bay and tries to explain what it means to live under such constant terror.

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Learn Words from the article:

Annihilation: Total destruction
Obliterate: Mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
Rife: Excessively abundant.

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