Recommendation 1 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:Depression is more than simple unhappiness

By: Margaret McCartney

If the wait time for cancer treatment was as long as it is to obtain cognitive therapy, there would rightly be an outcry. So why isn’t there?

Summary:

The article talks about a problem that is increasingly become a part of modern everyday life: depression. The article talks about how medication is the preferred method of treatment for depression and how this may not be best approach to solve this problem. All in all, the article presents a logical case which is hard to disagree with.

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Learn Words from the article:

Conformity: Correspondence in form or appearance
Insomnia: An inability to sleep; chronic sleeplessness
Cognitive: Of or being or relating to or involving cognition
Anguish: Extreme mental distress

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:The deep water crisis

By: P Sainath

Hard-working rig-operators are providing a real response to a very real demand from farmers, but with grave consequences for groundwater supplies.

Summary:

This is a social interest story based on the ground-water exploitation that is taking place in India right now. P Sainath does write some very serious articles highlighting problems exposing grave dangers and this is one of those articles. The issue highlighted is a concern for everyone but sadly at this point of time, urgent attention is not being given to it. Do read this article to discover one major environmental problem we are facing.

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Omnipresent: Being present everywhere at once
Rumbling: Continuous full and low-pitched throbbing sound
Grave: Death of a person

Recommendation 3 from ‘Project Syndicate’

Article Name:The battle for water

By: Brahma Chellaney

TThe important of water is explained in this article!

Summary:

I have selected a different source for today’s reading material. This is a website dedicated to economics and politics, and the language used in this article highlights the nature of writing done here. This is an interesting read on water and how it has become a prime commodity in the modern day world.

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Learn Words from the article:

Geopolitics: The study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state
Transnational: Involving or operating in several nations or nationalities
Triggering: Put in motion or move to act

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