Reading Suggestions: Day 236

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Recommendation 1 from ‘The NY Times’

Article Name:‘Call it Victor’s secret’

By: ‘Eric Wilson’

Article has posed a question, Are men ready to shop for underwear in the way women do? Well, as the article proceeds, the question is answered, as the writer states that time has come when even men’s underwear are moving in to more fashion conscious directions. Article cites the example of the newest design from design that will cost $100 a pair. Further, article elaborates on the fact that increasingly designers are introducing styles and men are also ready to pay more.


Finally, it’s not only women who shop for anything and everything under the sun. Men are equally or are becoming equally fashion conscious. But, assuming it’s more an issue of comfort and feeling good, spending money on clothes and inner garments is no longer an issue. And, it definitely is a change in the trend.

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Learn Words from the article:

Innovation: Novelty
Gimmicks: Attention grabber

Recommendation 2 from ‘The NY Times’

Article Name:‘We could be heroes’

By: ‘Mark Bittman’

The article states that we all could be heroes in saving the environment if we eat less meat. It points out that it takes 100 times more water to produce a pound of beef than a pound of wheat and we might as well be running out of clean water. We can save environment by not doing many things but meanwhile what we can also do is eat less meat tomorrow.


Eating meat is in a morally grey area because we as humans kill for mere taste, but in the animal kingdom it is about survival. However, if we eat less meat tomorrow, we are saving water only for ourselves.

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Learn Words from the article:

Enormous: Huge
Appetite: Hunger

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Is crime reporting a bad idea?’

By: ‘Pritish Nandy’

Article states that media reports crimes in such details that there are chances that a crime will be emulated, as there are many people who look for an idea to emulate it. Writer states that media’s job is to perform its duties with honesting in a way that they report news, as its their sole responsibility. Tackling crime is government’s responsibility. Media should not give an opportunity to the thugs to clone a crime.


Well said! In the hysteria of reporting a crime, journalists forget, that their reports should to be unbiased and as well as modus operandi should not be the an agenda.

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Learn Words from the article:

Clone: Replica
Notions: Ideas
Morality: Ethics


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