Recommendation 1 from ‘The Times Crest’

Article Name:Back to the Wall, once again

By: Kingshuk Nag

The euphoria of the applause he collected during his lecture tour didn’t last too long for Narendra Modi. Two developments pertaining to the riots are likely to give the Gujarat CM several tense moments in days to come.

Summary:

The article talks about the recent events that threaten to put the focus right back on 2002 and change the discourse on the prime ministerial candidate. The move is also set to be aimed at projecting his secular credentials.

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Juggernaut: an overpowering force
Cognizance: awareness

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:At Google we aspire to do the right thing. So we welcome a debate on international tax reform

By: Eric Schmidt

The chairman of Google responds to criticism that companies such as his are not paying their fair share of taxes

Summary:

The article talks about the need for change in the corporate taxation system and suggests three principles or changes for the same.

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Accusation: Imputation of guilt
Articulate: capable of speech

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘I feel so humble’ – the common cry of heroes and villains

By: Julian Baggini

ASaints and sinners of the world unite: you have nothing to lose but your pride.

Summary:

This is an awesome read and rather than giving a summary of it, I directly pick on the best lines from the article: The two varieties of humility are in many ways very different. There is a kind of standard script which the disgraced are expected to play out in which remorse and humility are the necessary precursors to rehabilitation and resurrection. In this narrative, humility is used as a kind of ethical judo: faced with humiliation you use the momentum to your advantage and transform it into the virtue of humility. They are after all closely related, sharing the same Latin root, hummus, earth, which humility brings you right down to. This should be reason enough to read.

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Sobering: Tending to make sober or more serious.
Repentant: Feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds.
Sordid: Morally degraded.

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