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Article Name:A Portrait Of Immortality, Faded

By: Michelle Nijhuis

Daguerreotypes are still cherished for their eerie clarity—each plate in an 1848 series of photographs of the Cincinnati waterfront, for example, is equivalent to a hundred-forty-thousand-megapixel photo.


This article is somewhat of a revelation and takes you back to a time when photography was in its infancy and existed in a form different to the one today. Taking about Daguerreotypes, this is super interesting article about a certain types of photography that existing in the 1800s and some of the information served here is pretty interesting. All in all, an article that is definitely worth reading and one that will act as good practice material for RC preparation.

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Immortality: Perpetual life after death
Heyday: The period of greatest prosperity or productivity
Eerie: Suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
Mundane: Found in the ordinary course of events

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Article Name:When his brain exploded

By: Vrushali Haldipur

One day the ticking time bomb in Ashok Rajamani’s head went off. In an ‘anti-Oprah’ memoir, he talks about how he put his life together again.


This is another different type of an article: this is an insipirational read and explains how people overcome unreal hurdles to achieve what they wish to in life. A truly inspirational read, this one will motivate you for sure.

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Congenital: Present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
Traumatic: Psychologically painful
Retrograde: Moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction
Amnesia: Partial or total loss of memory

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Article Name:Dharavi asia’s largest puzzle

By: Sowmya Rajaram

In Dharavi, there’s always time. There’s always space


Dharavi, one of the largest slums in the world, is a subject of constant debate and discussion. It is always in the limelight and numerous books, documentaries and films have been based on this subject. Most have romanticized this place in some way or the other, and the articles talks about all these attempts. The article is informative in the context that it pokes you to read more about the issue.

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Languid: Lacking spirit or liveliness
Clichés: A trite or obvious remark
Incubator: Apparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat: used for chicks or premature infants
Evocative: Serving to bring to mind
Sturdy: Having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships.



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