Reading Suggestions: Day 244

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Recommendation 1 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘In Europe, dark days for immigrants’

By: ‘Mukul Kesavan’

The article states that the fear of alien races and culture is forcing many European countries to shut the borders for immigrants. But the fact is that this rapidly ageing continent will require larger number of immigrants soon. Further, the article states that there is evidence that in many countries xenophobic parties have already made in roads into the political system.


This means that immigration laws will become even more stringent. However, to keep the economy ticking, with the help of work being done, immigrants is only good for the countries, as article states that it is an ageing continent.

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Learn Words from the article:

Empower: Authorize
Disproportionate: Uneven

Recommendation 2 from ‘Foreign Policy’

Article Name:‘Labor pains’

By: ‘Mae Azango’

The article is talking about how difficult it is to deliver a baby in a war zone. The writer has cited her example of struggles that she faced when she delivered a baby as a young and unwed woman. Liberia has 10th highest maternal mortality rate and as it was reported that it has only three nurses and one doctor for every 10,000 people. However, writer points out that it is making progress, as the newly elected president has made changes by increasing the number of competent birth attendants a priority for in her second term.


What you read in the summary above is just something for you to know as a piece of knowledge. If it is so hard to deliver a baby in the war zone, then imagine how difficult it must be to raise a child under same conditions.

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Learn Words from the article:

Concoctions: Mixtures
Traumatic: Shocking
Maternal: Motherly

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Economic Times’

Article Name:‘Happiness@work: Feel stagnated? ‘Create’ a job’

By: ‘Srikumar Rao/ ET’

The article states that no one else but you can take the responsibility of making yourself fulfilled at work. Article cites an example of a worker who tightened nuts, so he also kept tab on how he did so and variations, as he found out that it made all the difference in his performance. As a result he was able to maintain that flow in his work and challenge too. Article continues that when you have an MBA, it means that you create a job out of your every job as you progress. In the same way the worker tightening nuts did the same by improving his performance. Article also states that you have to convert your knowledge into action.


Well, yes, so many times we complain that our job is not challenging anymore, but as the article states that challenge is not in the job, but in us. In the same way the worker improved his performance by keeping careful tab on how he did it, we also need to be this honest with our jobs. Its all about finding new things to do in our job everyday.

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Learn Words from the article:

Antiquated: Out of date
Appropriately: Suitably


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