Recommendation 1 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:Egyptians die, the West watches

Editorial

It is Egypt’s 84 million people who will pay the price for the military’s fear of democracy and for western self-interest

Summary:

Well, the best way to counter the article above is to read its counter and this is what this article is. Written from an eastern perspective, this article highlights the inaction of the West and how the Egypt issue is being treated by the Western World. Read and learn more about international diplomacy.

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Learn Words from the article:

Brutal: able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
Bulldozed: Flatten with or as if with a bulldozer
Prevarication: A statement that deviates from or perverts the truth/Intentionally vague or ambiguous.
Condemnation: An expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
Equivocation: Intentionally vague or ambiguous
Deplored: Express strong disapproval of
Disingenuous: Not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:There is still time to side with those committed to democracy in Egypt

By: Maha Azzam

The military and police state has returned in full force to Egypt.

Summary:

What has happened in Egypt over the last couple of days has been horrific. Not only has the brutality of the military regime shocked everyone but also the apparent support it has major global players has truly emerged as a cause for concern for democracy. The article is a wonderful read on the background of the problem and explains to the reader what has happened in Egypt over the last couple of years. Do read for sure.

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Learn Words from the article:

Coteries: An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
Vicious: (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
Vilify: Spread negative information about
Demonise: Make into a demon
Politicking: Engage in political activities

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:What we can learn from U.S.

By: CA Nair

Everything in America is not rosy but it is time we learnt some of their good practices

Summary:

The article, though a simple one, illustrates the small little changes that we need to make in our Indian system so that we do not face the same problems that we are facing right now. A wonderful illustration of what needs to done, the article highlights the little things we forget in our everyday lives.

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Learn Words from the article:

Efficacy: Capacity or power to produce a desired effect
Bliss: A state of extreme happiness
Rampant: Unrestrained and violentdaily-reads-1

 




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