Recommendation 1 from ‘Foreign Policy’

Article Name:‘Rat world’

By: ‘Simm Chi Yin’

This story is basically a slideshow of pictures that present to the readers a new way of life tat thousand of immigrants have adapted to in Beijing. Apparently, these immigrants live in underground rooms that have been made somewhat liveable, but are windowless rooms. Article also mentions that these immigrants are lured with low rents of $100 or even less and a better, even if it is unconventional life in Beijing.

Summary:

It is a must read and a must watch article for anyone who is still struggling with his/her life. It will show you that perhaps you are somewhere tiny bit better that these people. And it should be shoved into the face of the officials who live in grand houses and whose sole duties are to provide better lives to people like these.

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Learn Words from the article:

Underground: Subversive
Metaphor: Symbol
Quaint: Old-fashioned

Recommendation 2 from ‘Foreign Policy’

Article Name:‘Tweet with caution’

By: ‘Jamie Barltlett and Carl Miller’

Articles begins with narrating an incident where a Sicilian drug dealer who had evaded arrest since a long time was arrested as he posted some of his pictures on Facebook. In this regard article states that social media is deeply impacting the security and law enforcement in our world. And police forces are also believed to be testing some social media collection and analysis tools, so that they have huge help in criminal investigations, as article also states that in late 2010, British Police received more than 7,000 calls from the public concerned with crimes of Facebook.

Summary:

And this is the reason whatever we post in Facebook or Twitter, should be done with great caution, not because we might get caught, but also because things can lead to identity heft as well. And now as the police forces have also realised that social media has made the world smaller indeed, it can be used as a great platform to stop crime as well.

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Learn Words from the article:

Profoundly: Deeply
Evaded: To escape or avid by cleverness
Snagged: Caught

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘A thirsty nation’

By: ‘Editorial’

Article states that India is a water starved nation where the per capita availability of water is also falling sharply. Article states that government needs to make efforts as soon as possible to make water readily available to everyone in the country, before it is too late. Article states that government needs to churn out a multi-pronged program for efficient use of water resources .e.g. promote rain water harvesting, promoting efficient and sustainable use of water resources and also improving water management.

Summary:

Before it is too late, not only the authorities, but also the citizens of the country need to do something for the water usage in our country. If management is part of the government then judicious use of the water has to be our part. Otherwise that day is not far when every colony in the country will be lined up with water tankers and it will become a commodity to be sold.

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Learn Words from the article:

Incentivise: to give incentives for something
Modernisation: Making modern
Drawbacks: Disadvantages

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