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Recommendation 1 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘We must take back control of our food, before it’s too late’

By: ‘Matthew Herbert’

The article states that people i.e. consumers of  food should be given control over food. Writer states it in a way food that is placed on every supermarket shelf should have on its packet the way it was killed, reared and prepared, so that we as consumers know, what we are taking in. Furthermore, the article also states that such information will also help us make decisions as to what we buy.


Such decisions are important especially in the scenario when WWF states that 90% big fish have been fished out, but this will not be mentioned on the packed fish and we will eat one more fish out of the ocean, contributing in the decline. Control indeed should be given in the hands of the consumer.

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Provenance: Origin

Opaque: Dense

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘My IAS rank was 580th last year – now, it’s 65th’

By: ‘Shobha John’

The article is an interview about a 26 year old girl, Annies Kanmani Joy, who has passed IAS exam with 65th rank while she stood at 580th last year. She comes from a small family with a father who is a farmer. She did various degrees and then finally moved on to appear for IAS. And she advises everyone to read newspapers, to analyze things and encourages people with even language barriers to appear for it.


Such humble beginnings in life can be so inspiring. Appears, as if taking overpriced coaching for such exams is just overrated. Hard work, regular reading, habit of analyzing things can perhaps be the key to cracking IAS exam and we can also play the part in changing the country.

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Analyze: Examine methodically

Optimistic: Hopeful

Recommendation 3 from ‘Foreign Policy’

Article Name:‘The brothel next door’

By: ‘Anna Louie Sussman’

The article is talking about cracking down of sex trade in Turkey. Article states that it is murky affair, as there are many people dependent on the income that comes off it. However, the health department wants to shut it all down. Further, the article also states that the changing standards towards sex trade in Turkey are also part of the identity crisis that it faces. If it considers itself a part of the Europe, then, it needs to decriminalise this and if it considers itself par of Middle East, then it needs to shut it down. Article also states that though the system tries to shut it down, sex trade is flourishing in the shadows.


Now, when the sex trade is so much in every part of the world, it becomes the legal responsibility of the government to decriminalise it, as many people also depend on it. However, side by side, what also becomes the responsibility of the society and the government is to rehabilitate the sex workers, while keeping in mind it is almost impossible to shut down such a huge industry.

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Decriminalize: Make legal
Accumulated: Built up



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