Recommendation 1 from ‘Foreign Policy’

Article Name:‘In Indonesia, social media checks the military’

By: ‘Endy Bayuni’

The article is talking about a recent incident where a footage was caught on camera when an army captain was seen attacking a young man. Article points out that now with the advent of social media, it has become easier to check such actions, as earlier many of such instances went unnoticed an untried for the lack of evidence. Article also states that since the time democracy has become part of Indonesia, military has been brought under greater control.

Summary:

And perhaps the advent of social media has only added to the woes of the military. Article also cites an example where due to a video on You Tube, a person was court-martialed. It shows the constructive a role played by sites like Facebook and You Tube.

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Learn Words from the article:

Wielding: Brandishing
Torturing: Persecuting

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Atlantic’

Article Name:‘Bring it on; Obama rallies the base with gay marriage endorsement’

By: ‘Steve Clemons’

The article is talking about the recent interview of Obama on ABC News where he supported same sex marriage. Right before this, Vice President had also gone ahead and supported gay marriages. Article points out that President’s comments come a day after North Carolina overwhelmingly rejected the idea. Further, taking into consideration that Obama is not prone to emotional leaps of faith, their polls show that nation is ready to go out on the field and fight for same sex marriage as a civil right.

Summary:

Every human being has the right to be what he is and not be attacked for it. Obama’s support must have given strength to the gay right campaigners and it also means that there is a ray of hope in this regard. May be sooner than later same sex marriages will be recognised in America too.

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Numerous: Many
Iconic: Characteristic of an icon
Magnificent: Superb
Prone: Having a natural inclination towards something

Recommendation 3 from ‘MoneyNing’

Article Name:‘6 skills that might just be worth going to classes for’

By: ‘Thursday Bram’

The article is a round up of the best five articles that appeared somewhere on the web in the last week. One is, In Libya, where the captors have become the captive, which appeared on The New York Times, which narrates the story of how tables have turned on Qaddafi loyalists. Second is The frequent fliers who flew too much, which appeared on The Los Angeles Times, third is Afghanistan: The growing menace, which appeared on The American Scholar, fourth, being The visionary, which appeared on The New Republic. Last ut not the least was centered In Fukushima, which appeared on London Review of Books.

Summary:

Well, yes, you can perhaps learn the basics of accounting and a language from a book, but learning it at a length, so that it comes to a use, is better learnt in a structured class, at least for some people. So, if you thought degrees are useless, then the answer is not what you expected it to be!

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Instructor: Teacher
Guidance: Direction

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