Recommendation 1 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:‘Least is more’

By: ‘Budhaditya Bhattacharya’

Ifind television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. : Groucho Marx

Summary:

The article is talking about an artist, Akshar Pathak who is introducing minimalistic look to Bollywood posters which otherwise have known to be very elaborate. Further, the article states that the artist began from his Facebook page, Minimal Bollywood Posters, which already has good following. Read to find out why a minimalistic look.

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Illuminated: Lighted up
Palette: Range of colours
Sympathetic: Understanding

Recommendation 2 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:‘Uncomfortable Truths’

By: ‘Daniel Politi’

The Brazilian secret

Summary:

The article talks about the revelations regarding the Brazil’s military government. Giving the story of his father, his whole journey from being a student to the prison time and the political ordeals, the writer talks about the truth commission set up with the aim of establishing the facts regarding the wrongdoings done to the people during the regime.

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Engulfed: Devote (oneself) fully to
Subpoenas: (law) a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding
Junta: A group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘Animal research is brave, not cruel, science’

By: ‘Fiona Fox’

Stand up and be counted

Summary:

The article talks about the controversial issue of research on animals, discussing it in light with the problems faced by the scientific community over the years. It explains how the animal research story started to change after David Sainsbury’s action. Further it talks about the recent developments in the field, expressing support for the scientists working for animal research as it is done for medical research.

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Debilitating: Impairing the strength and vitality
Pessimistic: Expecting the worst possible outcome
Proactive: Cause controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens

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