Recommendation 1 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘The trouble with the global economy – and why fixing it might take some time’

By: ‘Robert Peston’

What has gone wrong with the global economy

Summary:

The article talks about fixing the mess the global economy is in today talking about regulations for banks to incentivize them and the Basel rules. Giving details about the Basel rules and how they have become complicated, the writer classifies nations as consuming and borrowing ones. Talking about how to solve the flaws in globalization, the writer ends hoping that his book will shine some light on the issue.

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Learn Words from the article:

Incentivise: A positive motivational influence
Swagger: Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
Fragile: Easily broken, damaged or destroyed

Recommendation 2 from ‘The NewYorker’

Article Name:‘Days of Rage’

By: ‘EDWARD J. BLUM and PAUL HARVEY’

Conflicts over sacred images

Summary:

The article talks about surprise expressed by Americans after the outrage shown by Muslims. The writer tries to explain the dilemma, giving history of the creation and use of sacred imagery in Christianity and the conflicts that took place. Giving various incidents and varying ideas over the depiction of Jesus and sacred symbols, the article gives a recent example and talks how the ability to sustain visual sacred images has developed over the years.

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Ubiquity: The state of being everywhere at once (or seeming to be everywhere at once)
Infallibility: The quality of never making an error
Dismembered: Divide into pieces

Recommendation 3 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:‘Tolerance, Up in Flames’

By: ‘Steve Inskeep’

Burning a part of the own self

Summary:

The article is about the burning of Nishat cinema in Pakistan. Taking us through the history of the cinema over the years, the writer explains the hatred phenomena against the West in Pakistan and the reasons behind the cinema getting burnt. The article talks about cultural diversity, Pakistan’s history and how the Pakistanis are destroying a part of their own selves in the form of destructive acts, in the name of protests, such as the burning of the cinema.

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Learn Words from the article:

Resilience: Very irritable
Heretical: Characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
Blasphemy: Characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards.

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