Recommendation 1 from ‘The Economic Times’

Article Name:‘B-schools offer India Inc. leaders crash course in Kalidasa, Arthashastra and Gita’

By: ‘Rica Bhattacharyya’

The article talks about business schools offering leadership training courses in Gita etc. ISB, Hyderabad has a program called Guided self-introspection, which has based itself on the literature like Puranic literature and Buddhist literature. The purpose behind B-schools introducing these programs is an attempt to combine human values with business intelligence.

Summary:

Not so surprising after all. There are thousands of figures in mythology itself from whom we can take lessons in business/management, Chanakya can be one of those figures. B-Schools introducing these programs is the right step to keep business people grounded in human vales too.

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Transcends: Rises above
Empathy: Understanding
Intuition: Instinct

Recommendation 2 from ‘Foreign Policy’

Article Name:‘The 140-character fatwa’

By: ‘Jonathan Schanzer, Steven L. Miller’

Despite many assurances from the Saudi government that they are making efforts to end religious radicalism; people on the top of religious hierarchy are using Facebook and Twitter to spread their messages of hatred and intolerance. Article also cites an example of Salman al-Odah and Mohamad al-Arefe who have over 1 million followers on Twitter. And this happens despite the fact that these clerics are against the advent of modern technologies.

Summary:

Well, perhaps in a few years Twitter will be a small kingdom for these clerics from where they will initiate all the strikes on their targets. Well, yes it does sound scary and there has to be a way in which they cannot exploit their freedom of speech and incite hatred.

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Entity: Body
Opposition: Resistance
Sentiments: Feelings

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Winds of change’

By: ‘TOI’

As far as the relationship between India and Pakistan is concerned, it will benefit even more if people to people and business to business contact is encouraged between the two nations. Further, the article mentions the proposal of abolishment of visa regime with India, which will change the game completely, as it will encourage free people to people contact. Article also states that there should be improved bilateral trade, which can unleash the forces of prosperity.

Summary:

Of course, India and Pakistan need to build on the points that have been mentioned in the article because this can be facilitated with the help of almost same culture that the two countries inherit from each other. Abolishment of visa regimes can be an opportunity for people to immerse themselves in each other’s culture and find livelihood opportunities.

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Learn Words from the article:

Hurdles: Obstacles
Bilateral: Two-sided
Humanitarian: Caring

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