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Article Name: Selfie goals: When you’re shooting yourself, don’t shoot yourself in the foot
Author Name: Jug Suraiya
Source: Times of India
Category: Society

Summary for this article:

The selfie craze knows no bounds. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that selfie has become the new normal. For how else does one convey that he was ravishing over his meals the other day? Click – and that proves my claims; how else would one post about his wonderful time with friends? Click – and here’s a group selfie. From restaurants to cliff edges; party nights to mountain tops – the click says it all.

In this simple satirical piece, the author talks about the mad rush that revolves around today’s selfie generation. Inspite of the perils that follow, cameras never fail to miss the click.

Words to learn from this article:

Subsume(verb): include or absorb(something) in something else
Limbo(noun): a state of neglect or oblivion
Reclamation(noun): the process of claiming something back
Lousy(adjective): terrible, very poor or very bad
Con artist(noun): cheat
Obviates(verb): remove, avoid or prevent
Perils(noun): serious and immediate danger

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Article Name: Climate out of control: How about some local warming where thaws are badly needed?
Author Name: BachiKarkariya
Source: The Hindu
Category: Science

Summary for this article:

Best known for her satirical writing, Bachi Karkariya, in this article, says how Mr.Trump’s decision on America’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate accord would enable a possible seismic-shift in the global leadership.

PM Modi, the man who always seizes the right opportunities at the right time, while expressing the greatness of our Indian Heritage, stressed on the significance of the shared environmental pact between nations, at the Paris meet. His amicable exchanges with the French President, Emmanuel Macron, definitely did appeal our sense of pride, yet the naysayers continue with their usual rantings.

But one should remember, unless the global emissions are cut down there would be very little left of this heritage that we are proud of.

After all, how can everyone progress if we fail to respect our Environment?

Words to learn from this article:

Greenhorn(noun): novice, beginner
Gasser(Noun): an impressive person or thing
Grip(verb): grasp tightly
Reckless(adjective): Heedless
Avuncular(adjective): friendly feeling towards a younger person
Fervour(noun): Passion

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Article Name: The next President
Author Name: The editorial team
Source: The Hindu
Category: Politics

Summary for this article:

With the Presidential elections on a close, the article talks about the scenario that prevails with respect to this election.

Till date the presidential elections in India has been quite predictable and insipid and 2017 is no different. The only exception to this list is the 1969 elections when PM Indira Gandhi had called for a conscience voting.

Presently,the opposition is on a bleak position while theBJP seems to be on an easy win with the support of its allies and its new-found friends. But much depends upon its choice of candidate, for there have been instances where allies have switched sides to vote for or against a particular candidate, with regional considerations’ also weighing in some times. This holds true with the Congress as well.

In this 2017 elections, for the BJP to not get its choice of candidate in getting elected as the President, only unexpected twists and surprises could work.

Words to learn from this article:

Consensus (noun): a general agreement
Humdrum(adjective): Monotonous
Stacked against(idiom): lean against someone or something
break ranks(phrase): fail to remain in line

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