Recommendation 1 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Popular Myths’

By: Jug Suraiya

Elections: 2014

Summary:

The article is based on the coming India-elections 2014. Taking a dig at the two major political parties, it tries two highlight how the claims of these parties are essentially hollow in nature, and how these parties are essentially talking about the same things. The reason to select this article is a simple one: it introduces to terminology such as social and economic liberalization and introduces to certain line of political thought. Kindly look up these terms on Wikipedia for greater learning.

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Presupposes: Take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
Liberalism: An economic theory advocating free competition and a self-regulating market
Secularism: A doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘A free mobile will ensure universal accesses of telecom services’

By: ‘Pyaralal Raghavan’

Awriter only begins a book. A reader finishes it. : Samuel Johnson

Summary:

Writer is proposing the idea of providing free mobile phones and free talk time to 6 million poorest rural households. Writer states that though this can be seen as an opportunist motive by some political party, but the truth is that mobile phone is an important tool in the hands of the poor, which can help them improve their earnings.

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Irresistible: Tempting
Fixation: Obsession
Proposal: Suggestion

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Economic Times’

Article Name:‘India growth story: All hype and no action?’

By: ‘Rakesh Bedi’

Libraries raised me. : Ray Bradbury

Summary:

The article is stating that the growth of India is all hype and perhaps no action is been taken and perhaps it is even being combined with grand shameless claims. And if medal tally at Olympics is any indication, its time we realise that we need to forget the notion that growth is going in the right direction.

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Abysmal: Terrible
Grandiloquent: Pompous
Ferociously: Fiercely
Unscrupulous: Dishonest

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