Recommendation 1 from ‘The Times Crest Edition’

Article Name:Reluctant fundamentalists

By: Tom Hussain

Waliur Rehman’s drone assassination on May 30 has left the Pakistan Taliban at it weakest since 2009. Most of its commanders are now war weary and want to find a political way out of the violence.

Summary:

The author talks about negotiated settlements between the Taliban militants and the Pakistani state as during his campaign for the May 2011 general elections, Nawaz Sharif had voiced his determination to end the nine-year militant insurgency.

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Allegiance: loyalty or devotion of a person
Boasted: to speak with pride
Mired: wet, swampy ground

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:The sun is at last setting on Britain’s imperial myth

By: Pankaj Mishra

The atrocities in Kenya are the tip of a history of violence that reveals the repackaging of empire for the fantasy it is

Summary:

The article talks about the British colonial government rule and how it ruled the world for years.

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Scuttling: to run with hasty steps
Predatory: preyig upon other animals for food
Despotism: absolute power or control

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times Crest Edition’

Article Name:Saudi women emerging from behind the veil

By: K Datta

The orthodox Muslim kingdom has began allowing its girls in private schools to participate in sports. It still has a long way to go, but at least it is a beginning towards long-awaited gender equality.

Summary:

The author states that International pressure had forced Saudi Arabia to include two female athletes to last year’s London Olympics and now another new beginning has been made by allowing the girls in private schools to take part in sports and physical education.

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Orthodox: customary
Clergy: group of ordained persons in a religion

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