Recommendation 1 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Why I love Mumbai’

By: ‘Pritish Nandy’

Writer has listed umpteen problems that Mumbai has and people face everyday like footpaths have vanished and the free speech too. People cannot even go to a bar and see them dance, nor you can eat out after 11. People of Mumbai cannot even keep more than three whisky bottles and nor get an iPad in India even if it belongs to you. Even with all these problems/qualities, writer welcomes the reader to Mumbai, as he loves it.

Summary:

Ah! Don’t we all love Mumbai? It has glitz and glamour with all the pools of problems. Somehow, as the news shows, somehow problems are even more for non-Mumbai residents due to the presence of Sena army. Well, that is what makes Mumbai perfect. I mean there must be something that draws millions of people to Mumbai every day.

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Learn Words from the article:

Queue: Line
Cavalcade: Procession

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:‘People’s movement’

By: ‘Kamala Gopalakrishnan’

The article is talking about a social initiative called Goonj, which was started by Anshu Gupta, merely at the age of 27 years. This organisation was started to help disadvantaged people in rural areas having no access to clothing and sanitary napkins. Article states that as Goonj developed, it formed a task force of women to make sanitary napkins out of cotton clothes, which were made out to be safe and eco-friendly. Article then goes on to highlight Ankush Gupta’s struggle while he tied to establish his social initiative.

Summary:

It comes as surprise that commodities like clothes can also be something that people have no access to. Our wardrobes stuffed with clothes, it puts me to shame. Article wanted to highlight that change can be initiated at any moment and perhaps, you will take out the clothes that you know you are never going to wear.

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Learn Words from the article:

Disadvantaged: Deprived
Massive: Huge
Surge: Rush

Recommendation 3 from ‘Slate’

Article Name:‘What do hackers do with stolen passwords?’

By: ‘Will Oremus’

The article is talking about a security breach in the world’s largest professional network, as hackers stole around 6 million passwords from LinkedIn. Article states that full dimension of this breach are not yet clear. However,if there are chances that you use the same password for other sites like PayPal and there could be chances that your password also figure in the list, then you should be very concerned. Further, the article has explained in details as to what possibly the hackers have done with the passwords like posted them online and even run a software on other sites just to check if someone had used the same password.

Summary:

The entire story is scary indeed and surely many of us didn’t even know about it. And now as we know, let’s change our passwords and take a lesson that we should not keep the same password for any site. Further, when you read the article in detail, surely you will know a bit more about hacking as a trade, but more than that will swear to make your online world a safer place.

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Learn Words from the article:

Publicized: Exposed
Breaches: Violations

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