Recommendation 1 from ‘The Independent’

Article Name:‘Britain’s craven silence over Bahrain stinks of hypocrisy’

By: ‘Emanuel Stoakes’

The article talks about protests in Bahrain and people getting killed for calling out for full civil liberties. Still, Britain is selling arms to Bahrain and still could not call off the Grand Prix. Britain’s government states that reforms are underway, but writer observes these reforms to be nothing, but a sham. So the writer questions Britain’s silence over it. Is it the hypocrisy that is brought about by Britain’s economic ties with Bahrain in terms of oil and arms?

Summary:

In times like these where every country needs the co-operation of the other to survive, surely Britain doesn’t want to spoil the relationships right now. However, human rights in question, there should be equal pressure on Bahrain.

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Repressive: Oppressive
Incident: Event

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Let’s talk about sex’

By: ‘TOI’

The article talks about the raising the age of consent for sex between two individuals from 16 to 18 and it states that this is no less vulnerable to offences either. The bill under process has attracted censure form courts too. It states that this will be trying teenagers for what they are at that age and it will also force teenagers into a secret sexual life where as they should be discussing the issue with social support.

Summary:

It is like regressing into an ancient system. Where we should be working to make the issue not a taboo and making the society liberal, so that discussion can flow freely, we will be working to make it a taboo. Criminalising further is a deterrent in the formation of free society.

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Dissent: Disagree
Censure: Criticise
Sensitive: Susceptible

Recommendation 3 from ‘The NY Times’

Article Name:‘We are all nuns’

By: ‘Nicholas D. Kristof’

The article talks about the recent attack of the Pope and the Vatican on nuns for in a way worrying too much about the needy and not at all about the abortion and homosexuality. Writer states that this is nothing, but outrageous because nuns have been known to be working for this world since time immemorial and he is sure that nuns will win this too, as there are many people reeling behind nuns in support.

Summary:

That is why perhaps the title of the article is such. It just symbolises the support of the society to nuns. In a way this speaks volumes about the need of a free society where religion is not shoved into everyone’s lives without any reason.

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Bureaucracies: System f government
Admirable: Commendable
Disgraced: In trouble
Reprimand: Reproach

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