Reading Suggestion-1

Article Name: Enlighten everyone
Source: The Economic Times
Category: Spiritual

Summary for this article:

How can one love and care selflessly without expecting anything in return? How can one achieve enlightenment in one’s life? Is it by mere philanthropy? The author says, “No”. The knowledge that we have, the wealth that we have, the wisdom that we have, unless these are shared with the world without the fuel of greed for fame and money, one cannot achieve enlightenment.

Words to learn from this article:

Salvation: To save one from evil or danger. To free from all the sins by the death of Jesus on the cross

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Reading Suggestion-2

Article Name: Ideas and Ivory Towers
Author name: Dinesh Singh
Source: The Indian Express
Category: Economics

Summary for this article:

The author stresses upon how the Indian garment industry is on the verge of a catastrophe. The replacement of the cheap labour with the robotics and artificial intelligence poses a threat to the Indian textile manufacturing market. Author conveys that in order to get over this we have to learn many lessons. One such lesson is to understand the importance of knowledge-based economy. He gives many examples that show how Indian companies are lagging behind their competitors just because of dependency on brawns rather than on brains. Another lesson he advocates is to have policies that encompasses the risk factor, engenders good practices and encourages out of the box thinking. Finally, he says that Knowledge without action is meaningless! True!

Words to learn from this article:

Grapple: To fight in order to win something
Brawn: Physical strength in contrast to big muscles
Bode: Forecast. If something bodes well, then there is a good sign. If something bodes ill, then we need to watch out for a danger
Oblivious: Unaware
Nimble: Quick and light movement, agile, spry

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Reading Suggestion-3

Article Name: Dear departed: We don’t like to speak ill of the dead for a very good reason
Author Name: Jug Suraiya
Source: The Hindu
Category: Society

Summary for this article:

In this article, the writer says, how on a person’s death, one finds himself praising the departed soul irrespective of his past acts while he was alive. Why do we see this happening?

He then concludes the article by answering the above question, while part of the reason is that the dead are unable to defend themselves and hence it’s unfair to bad mouth them. There is another potent reason to this – we’d definitely want to receive good compliments when we depart.

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