Recommendation 1 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:Time to stop smoking in kitchens

By: OP-ED

There has to be a national mission to ensure that rural homes have access to clean cooking fuel and stoves instead of the killer chulhas that are claiming the lives of large numbers of women

Summary:

The article talks about how the women in India still use the biomass for daily cooking purposes and what the health hazards it causes.

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Learn Words from the article:

Debilitating: to make weak
Biomass: organic matter that is converted into fuel

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Times Crest Edition’

Article Name:Silk Route Redux

By: Sreeram Chaulia

India and China have much to gain by ramping up trade ties. A new setup in Beijing appears quite willing.

Summary:

The article talks about that despite some disputes over security issues, it has not been able to keep the economic gravy trains from crossing borders in this era of globalisation.

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Contentious: quarrelsome
Dichotomy: divinding equally into two parts

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times Crest Edition’

Article Name:Frightful fun in Bath

By: Gustasp and Jeroo Irani

From a jasmine-smelling apparition to an abandoned graveyard where one can hear screams, Bath has strange things that go bump in the night.

Summary:

The article talks about the only hot water spring in England called the Roman Baths and how it has managed to be the city’s biggest attraction.

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Learn Words from the article:

Amputations: to cut of by surgery.
Dalliance: a trifling away of time.

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