Recommendation 1 from ‘Cricket Country’

Article Name:‘The naked truth bout the Indian Premier League cheerleaders’

By: ‘Angela Carson’

The article is talking about the Cheerleaders that everyone sees in IPL matches. Writer had heard the rumours that these cheerleader, who are usually imported from outside India are nothing more than escorts and stripers. However, writer follows the lead and finds out about RCB White Mischief cheerleaders. She finds out that all these cheerleaders have nothing to do with being strippers or escorts, they all had varied backgrounds and warm personalities. Hence, the writer also apologises for wrongly judging them, as no one likes to be judged wrongly.

Summary:

Well, yes, it is wrong to judge someone wrongly. But, what really leads to someone judging the other wrongly, is the way media presents people to the audience. If people have had wrong notion about white girls being imported because that kind of information floats around with the help of various mediums.

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Obligation: Compulsion
Impression: Feeling

Recommendation 2 from ‘Boston Globe’

Article Name:‘Iran exploits diplomacy to advance its nuclear program’

By: ‘Yehuda Yaakov’

The article states that headlines regarding nuclear talks are misleading, as it has nothing really about resolving any issues. In fact it is Iran’s strategy to exploit diplomacy to further the cause of acquiring nuclear weapons. The article also states that this policy has come into picture over and over again. Further, the article also states that Iran’s strategy has not only been goal-oriented, but Iran has also been awfully sure about its goal right from the beginning.

Summary:

Well, it is obvious, as everyone knows that it has been since a long time that international community has been pressurising Iran into submission for not acquiring nuclear weapons and still it has gone ahead and done it. So, it does become obvious, that diplomacy has been used as a strategy even before anyone realised.

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Diplomacy: International relations
Hegemonic: Dominance
Defiance: Disobedience

Recommendation 3 from ‘Foreign Policy’

Article Name:‘In Burma, a return to the streets’’

By: ‘Min Zin’

It seems democracy isn’t the only thing that people in Burma have been fighting for. It’s the basic amenities too. Moreover, when people are not happy about their lives, how will they ever fight for democratic reforms or we can say both the things are interlinked. One affects the other and vice versa.

Summary:

The article states that in history it has been the bread and butter issues that have forced people out n the streets in Burma. And this time it is chronic power shortage that people have been protesting for days altogether. Earlier, authorities tolerated the protests, but then on Thursday police beat up hundreds of protestors. Meanwhile, President has also realised the failure of his administration to provide basic amenities to the public. And then at the same time factory workers on the outskirts of Rangoon have been protesting for wage hikes.

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Symbolize: Represent
Intervention: Interference

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