Recommendation 1 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Information as virus’

By: ‘Santosh Desai’

You can travel the world and never leave your chair when you read a book. : Sherry K. Plummer

Summary:

The article states that as the world is getting connected day by day, its relationship with the information is changing at the most basic level. Writer points out three recent incidents, which were initiated either because of information that spread like a virus or because of lack of information. And in another instance, information becomes a bone of contention.

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Learn Words from the article:

Engagement: Appointment
Contentious: Controversial
Unprecedented: unparalleled

Recommendation 2 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:‘WikiLeaks and free speech’

By: ‘Michael Moore and Oliver Stone’

Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw. : David Mitchell

Summary:

The article is stating that Ecuador giving diplomatic asylum to Assange is appropriate when it comes to human rights. Further, the article states that if Assange is extradited to America, it will have consequences around the world, as he is not an American and none of his actions have taken place on the American soil. And if this happens, it will give an implied right to other countries to do the same on various contexts.

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Precedent: Example
Extradited: To give up or deliver (a fugitive, for example) to the legal jurisdiction of another government or authority

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:‘Our heart must bleed for everyone…not just for Muslims’

By: ‘Adnan’

Achildren’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest. : C.S. Lewis

Summary:

Writer is putting a question to the readers if they had ever seen Arab sheikhs protesting killing of Muslims in Myanmar or had they ever seen anyone speaking from the foreign land when Gujarat riots happened. Writer states that India is a democratic country and like any other country, it will also have its own share of problems and it will sort it out. Writer is asking this in the wake of protests done by the Muslims in India. Subsequently the writer states that we have the right to protest, but we also need to learn, not to misuse it.

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Learn Words from the article:

Demolition: Destruction
Communal; Common
Intervention; Interference
Supposedly: Apparently

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