Recommendation 1 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:‘How Castro Held the World Hostage’

By: ‘James.G.Blight and Janet.M.Lang’

Fidel Castro’s fears

Summary:

The article is about the Cuban missile crisis and how Fidel Castro’s mistakes have shaped it up, describing the scenario twenty years back. The politics between the US and the Soviet has been discussed, while giving a detailed account of the activities and decisions of Khrushchev and Kennedy during the whole period during the crisis.

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Learn Words from the article:

Botched: Spoiled through incompetence or clumsiness
Piqued: Cause to feel resentment or indignation
Vigilant: Carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘Teach children about love, not sex’

By: ‘Jane Martinson’

Teaching the meaning of love

Summary:

The article deals with the topic of educating kids about pornography. It discusses the pros and cons of the same, explaining why the initiative could have adverse effects and suggests the appropriate way to make children accustomed to the topic- i.e. by teaching about love and thus keeping them aloof from the evil of pornography,

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Envisaged: Form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
Debauched: Unrestrained by convention or morality
Puerile: Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Target: VVIPS’

By: ‘Shrabonti Bagchi’

We live and breathe words. : Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

Summary:

The article is talking about the deployment of black commandos or the police personnel for the VVIP’s protection. Writer is stating that the size of the contingent designated to protect the VVIP decides his/her rank in the political circle. However, on the other hand, in Delhi has to do with 1 policeman for every 600 people. Now, where is the fairness in it and where is the ‘administration’ serving the people?

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Personnel: Workers.
Reckoning: Calculation.
Sentiment: Feeling.

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