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Recommendation 1 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Breaking the glass ceiling’

By: ‘Yogendra Yadav’

Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting. : Edmund Burke


The article is stating that education system should not promote inequality of opportunity. Inequality is being promoted on the basis of caste, gender, religion, class, locality and region. Further, article has given examples as to how under scheduled caste category thousands of students have gotten into IIT, whereas it wouldn’t have been possible if there were no such reservations.

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Learn Words from the article:

Elaborate: Complicated
Overwhelming: Irresistible
Inherited: Innate
Inequalities: Disparities

Recommendation 2 from ‘CNN’

Article Name:‘The business of throwing shoes’

By: ‘Alan Duke’

Perhaps it has to do with the hierarchy of the body position, that is, the relationship between the head and the feet, the head being at the top and not touching the ground and the dirt,


Any diplomat, minister of international affairs visiting the Middle East must be considered very lucky if a shoe has not been thrown on him or her. From the infamous incident of shoe throwing on former American President George W. Bush to the recent one when Iran’s president was humiliated. The author actually tries to explain, how big a deal it is in the Middle East to hurl show at any foreign guest.

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Hierarchy: A system or organization in which people or groups are ranked one above the other according to status or authority.
2: Prestigious: Inspiring respect and admiration; having high status.
3: Triumph: Victory

Recommendation 3 from ‘CNN’

Article Name:‘The case of clean air’

By: ‘John D. Sutter’

The pollution during the 2013 Great Smog of China was so thick last month that it was visible from space (from space!). Breathing in Beijing was “akin to living in a smoking lounge,” according to an analysis from Bloomberg.


China, the country the world is looking up to now is suffering from a unique crisis lately, absence of any fresh air in its cities and towns. The residents are wearing gas masks to colleges and work place, the air is so bad that people have termed the entire episode as an air-apocalypse. In between all this, a person is selling fresh road on the streets in canned jars. Just how can a country deal with a situation like this?

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Carcinogenic: Having the potential to cause cancer
2: Attorney: A person appointed to act for another in business or legal matters.
3: Legislation: Set of rules or laws for governance



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