Recommendation 1 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Medieval India’

By: ‘Jug Suraiya’

The article states that when on one hand Obama openly supported same sex marriages, on the other hand a senior police officer in India validated the honour killing. No mater, even if we have sent satellites in space and have achieved lot in other fields as well, the fact remains that our mindset is still attached to the medieval beliefs. And when it comes to same sex marriages in India, it doesn’t even matter that the SC has decriminalised homosexuality. And the same goes for honour killings and female foeticide, as in these cases also it doesn’t mater that the government has made all this illegal, people still continue doing such acts.

Summary:

On one hand we all go ga-ga about new things in society, but when it comes to having a girl child or a girl marrying outside the caste, it comes down to the family honour. It is a matter of shame that we can even think like that. Having degrees is useless, when we cannot be educated in the real sense and be open to all these things.

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Learn Words from the article:

Virulent: Strong
Medieval: The middle ages
Laudable: Creditable

Recommendation 2 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:‘The sound of sentence’

By: ‘Constance Hale’

The article is talking about as to how sentences can be made into an instrument of delightful sounds. However, at the same time it also states that as we grow up these sounds make less sense and as the writer states, these sounds become less visceral. Consequently, article is an attempt to recover the sounds in language by helping the readers to know about various devices that can be employed for the purpose .e.g. assonance, consonance, alliteration and repetition etc.

Summary:

Article is an awesome read, especially if you are an English literature student, as it will make more sense. However, the revision of the devices will make you stop and look for such beauties in the language while you read novels or other books, May be you can make reading more fun.

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Learn Words from the article:

Assonance: Verse
Alliteration: Repetition of a particular sound
Visceral: Intuitive

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘The language of silence’

By: ‘Jug Suraiya’

The article begins with the story of two friends who when in company of each other sat down quietly for few hours and then left. Consequently, the article highlights the importance of silence in life, as meaning is in the silence. Writer states that the way to include silence in life is not cutting off from everything, but finding silence in the cacophony of the day-to-day things of life.

Summary:

Article will make you stop, considering all the times that you have or speak unnecessarily. Silence indeed is important to introspect and to deal with everything in life. With this article let’s learn the art of being silent.

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Learn Words from the article:

Duality: Character of being two-fold
Inevitable: predictable
Farewell: Send-off

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