Recommendation 1 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘BBC World service should not be threatened by having to make money’

By: ‘James Robinson’

Writer in the article is criticising Peter Horrocks, the BBC executive, running the world service for asking the broadcasters for money making schemes, as he wished to plug the funding shortfall. Article also states that broadcasters were told that they would be asked about these ideas during their management appraisals, which implies that this could be a hurdle in their careers. Writer points out that this was a wrong time to be asking for this because journalists were seeking to now about their future, once they become a full part of BBC in 2014.

Summary:

Well, there is no harm n asking for money making schemes from the employees, but using that as a hurdle in the career is not fair. Moreover, BBC and its sister services should be the priority of the government, as it can actually give a lot of revenue. Hence, money making should indeed not threaten the news making process.

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Learn Words from the article:

Sinister: Menacing
Inference: Deduction

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Power drive’

By: ‘Editorial’

Article states that cheap and plenty electric power is very important for economic growth. However, the problem today is that there is no respite, as power cuts go on increasing. Further, there are lot of hurdles when it comes to generating more power in our country. There are approximately 7 power projects that are slated to be commissioned in next five years, but are still waiting for environment and forest clearance. Further, one of the biggest problem is also the power distribution, as most of the generated electricity is lost in power transmission.

Summary:

Power and water are two resources that are the basic necessities. We cannot do without them and electricity further is dependent on water. What really matters is government’s authority in managing the resources and resources generation and our part in using these judiciously. Economic growth is as much our responsibility, as it is government’s.

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Commissioned: Specially made
Disastrous: Terrible

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Nowhere man’

By: ‘Jug Suraiya’

Article is a writer’s funny take on getting lost while looking for a place to go. Writer states that according to bunny, his female companion, men get lost because they never ask for directions unlike women who do ask for directions. Consequently, the writer states that for not asking for directions from strangers, there is probably survival instinct at work here, as men don’t ask for ways. And in case of women, the writer states that since ancient times, women who stayed at home, must have had no inhibitions, asking for ways was easier. Hence men don’t ask for ways and the writer still won’t install a GPS.

Summary:

Well, exactly mean are from Mars or somewhere and women from Venus or somewhere. Apparently, there are many fundamental differences in men and women and ay be asking for ways is also one. However, generalising it on the entire men and women race is little unfair. However, oe cannot help but laugh at the way it has been explained and written.

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Learn Words from the article:

Competitive: Spirited
Mammoth: Huge
Unfamiliar: New
Traversing: Crossing

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