Recommendation 1 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘India, interrupted’

By: ‘TOI’

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. : P.J. O’ Rourke

Summary:

The article is talking about the recent grid failures in India, which threw 20 states out of gear, as Northern and Easter India grappled with the power loss. Further, the article also states that to ensure that such outages do not happen again, it is important to ensure grid discipline, which means higher penalties should be levied on states that draw too much power. The power shortages in our country is one main reason that it is not making big strides in development.

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Learn Words from the article:

Distribution: Sharing
Collapse: Fall down
Indiscipline: Unruliness
Unhealthy: Harmful

Recommendation 2 from ‘Foreign Policy’

Article Name:‘The world’s other biggest blackouts’

By: ‘Hillary Hurd’

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all: Abraham Lincoln

Summary:

In the wake of one of the major outages in India, Foreign Policy has compiled a list of all the major power outages that have affected people throughout the world. The list includes places like Indonesia where in 2008 more than 120 million people were affected.

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Learn Words from the article:

Resourceful: Ingenious
Unprecedented: Unparalleled
Drought: Dearth

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘What vets really think about canine ‘Prozac’’

By: ‘Andrew Knight’

In the article writer is talking about a study by Veterinarian Claire Corridan, secretary of the Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy Association that in Britain 80% of dogs suffer from disorders such as phobias and anxiety. Writer cannot help but express his surprise over the study. Writer also points out that the problem of pets is not unscrupulous vets, but irresponsible breeders who skip the socialisation and preventive healthcare. Also, many owners overlook many important things while bringing up their pets.

Summary:

The though of giving Prozac to my dog is scary. He doesn’t deserve to be on Prozac, when he is my Prozac. This article just points out that how selfishly we keep pets for our own entertainment and convenience, but forget to involve this furry happiness in our own lives. It is important if we have to save our pets from depression and anxiety.

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Learn Words from the article:

Aggression: Violence.
Inappropriate: Unsuitable.
Prevalence: Occurrence.

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