Recommendation 1 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:Demanding transparency in political finance

By: Shailaja Chandra

Our political parties appear to see the whole business of being pulled under the RTI as brinkmanship.

Summary:

The author states that building on the work by RTI activists, India needs to set up a mechanism that can make for accountability on the sources and utilisation of party funds.

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Learn Words from the article:

Caveat: a warning
Intricacy: having many interrelated parts
Gargantuan: gigantic
Sanguine: cheerfully optimistic
Stalwarts: strongly built

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Times Crest Edition’

Article Name:Stuffed pamphlet

By: Naomi Canton

Another striking item is an illustrated vignette, from a magazine which shows Winston Churchill keeping Indians in Chains.

Summary:

The author states that the Germans dropped leaflets among the Indian soldiers in WWI to tell them that they were fighting on the wrong side.

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Propaganda: information or rumors deliberately spread
Mallet: a hammerlike tool
Repository: an abundant source or supply

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times Crest Edition’

Article Name:Legal fees are on the house

By: Lubna Kably

Cyber platforms are already helping connect law firms with social projects.

Summary:

The author states that Corporate Social Responsibility has entered India’s legal corridors. Top law firms and lawyers are doing pro bono so that they can give back to society.

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Pro bono: donated without charge, free.
Accolades: any award or honor.
Battered: pound repeatedly.
Resurgence: tending to rise again.

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