Recommendation 1 from ‘Project Syndicate’

Article Name: ‘India’s Feet and Minds’

By: ‘Esther Dyson’

Making millions stand on their feet

Summary:

The article talks about the Jaipur foot, giving an account of the invention and the clinic. It addresses the underlying problems in India, suggesting an approach to tackle them, and talking of an initiative that provides free training to amputees. Stating the need for more such initiatives, the writer talks about the ways in which the huge population can be utilized while tackling the nation’s problems.

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Amputated: (medicine) remove surgically
Deploying: To distribute systematically or strategically
Haptic: Of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch

Recommendation 2 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:‘How Green Was My Lawn’

By: ‘CHRISTOPHER C. SELLERS’

The environmentalist movement today

Summary:

The article is about the modern environmental movement and it’s present status at the global level. Talking about the role of the book ‘Silent Spring’ in shaping it up and the problems caused by the suburban lifestyle, it talks of the neglect the movement is seeing today, the barriers in recapturing civic energies and the ways that can help to utilize these barriers, suggesting how to make a good start.

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Decrepit: Worn and broken down by hard use
Revivified: Give new life or energy to
Enervated: Lacking strength or vigor

Recommendation 3 from ‘The LA times’

Article Name:‘A death at Gitmo’

By: ‘Marc Falkoff’

Time to end the Guantanamo experiment

Summary:

The article is about the offshore infamous prison Guantanamo Bay, with the writer giving the account of his client who couldn’t survive. Talking in detail about his case, the appeal and the actions taking after Obama’s coming to power, the writer describes the atrocities he had to face in the prison that led to his eventual death . He concludes by stating the imperative need to shut the inhuman prison

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Repatriation: The act of returning to the country of origin
Emaciated: Very thin especially from disease, hunger or cold
Intermittent: Stopping and starting at irregular intervals

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