Recommendation 1 from ‘Slate’

Article Name:‘In praise of wooden spoons’

By: ‘Lee Havlicek’

The article is talking about the utility of wooden spoons in the kitchen. Wooden spoons or cutlery are sturdy and can last for years altogether. Further, the article also states that wooden spoons date back to thousands of years before the forks came into existence. Further, since its invention, wooden spoons have been part of many cultural traditions. They also don’t react with food unlike other metallic objects.

Summary:

Of course, it is not some cooker article, but what really stands out in this article is the way existence of wooden spoon has been explained. Further, the rich history, who thought we could trace back the existence of just a spoon. Hoping, you do remember the history of a button too.

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Learn Words from the article:

Indicating: representing
Punctuating: Interposing
Sanitize: Disinfect

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Madness in Mumbai’

By: ‘Editorial’

The article states that Mumbai police is invoking one archaic law after another .e.g. Bombay Prohibition Act (1949), which allows people to be arrested on the charge that they are drinking without a valid permit. Consequently, such actions of the Mumbai police are inviting reactions from the citizens who are calling that such archaic laws should be amended.

Summary:

Well, police has to understand that their duty id to protect the laws and not protect the morality of the country, which can be subjective to everyone. What really matters is changing the laws according to the changing times and not enforce regressive morality.

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Learn Words from the article:

Archaic: Old
Grievous: Serious
Anomaly: Irregularity

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:‘Click for craft’

By: ‘Anusha Parthasarathy’

The article states that there was a time that no one thought of handicrafts having an online market. But here the article has listed three such websites that offer its services in the handicraft sector. The websites are Craftsvilla.com, shopo.in and unwrapindia.com. With each website the article has also narrated the stories that have gone into making of these ventures. One such site is craftsvilla.com, owner Monica Gupta who with the purpose of connecting the makers directly to the buyers launched this venture. This website now has 25,000 products from 500 buyers.

Summary:

Such stories are important, to know that once you decide on something your determination will help you achieve it. These three websites are just an example of the determination with a purpose. Each person wanted to do something bigger than themselves and they achieved it. Perhaps such ventures can be great business models.

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Learn Words from the article:

Entrepreneurs: A person who organises and supports a business
Artisans: A worker in a skilled trade
Assume: Suppose.

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