Recommendation 1 from ‘Foreign policy’

Article Name:‘Why don’t policymakers ever admit they were wrong?’

By: ‘Stephen M. Walt’

The article states that recently psychiatrist, Robert Spitzer apologised to the gay community for reinforcing any anti-gay stereotypes if he did any by supporting the flawed experiments that could allegedly cure homosexuality. Consequently, the writer states that perhaps the time has come for leaders like George Bush and Dick Cheney to admit their mistakes and perhaps the time is even more ripe for William Kristol to apologise for a war that killed millions. Writer states that they should apologise, as no one is infallible.

Summary:

Well, we are talking about politicians and top officials in the world and we are expecting them to apologise. Apologising for something that has gone wrong on the national scale may invite the wrath of people. You have not only wasted national resources in some instances, but may also be responsible for some irreversible damage. Perhaps, sorry doesn’t serve the purpose in either of such cases.

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Learn Words from the article:

Alliance: Coalition
Dubious: Doubtful
Discourse: Dialogue

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Don’t take sides’

By: ‘Editorial’

Article states that by supporting Baba Ramdev, Anna Hazare and the campaign against corruption has lost its neutrality. The country will be well served by a strong non-political pressure body. Such a body can move the political class to get up and take notice of the ills being done and push it towards governance reforms.

Summary:

Anna Hazare by taking sides with Ramdev has somewhat given an impression that the movement has been specifically against Congress, whereas corruption and bad reforms are not party specific. Such an action represents their own partial politics.

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Incentivise: to offer incentives
Fissures: Cracks
Neutrality: Impartiality

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:”Gory Dowry!’’

By: ‘Meeta Chaitanya’

The article has begun with the reference to the Fat Indian Wedding episode of Satyamev Jayate ands writer states that she has been reasonably impressed with the way it is being made with realities and its genuine essence of outreach. Further, the article mentions about Rani Tripathy who fought against her in-laws, making unreasonable demand of dowry as the marriage approached near. Writer states that no matter what the issue, a single Rani can make a difference and if there is no Rani there should be one, who can make a difference in every issue that society is grappling with.

Summary:

Yes, every single woman can make a difference when it comes to issues and abuses that are being directed against her. Moreover, when it comes to the society at large, there are issues where we think women are incompetent, but the truth is if given a chance every woman can put up a fight against everything wrong.

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Learn Words from the article:

Notwithstanding: Despite
Conscience: Sense of right and wrong
Outreach: Extent or length of reaching out

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