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Recommendation 1 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Handled better’

By: ‘TOI’

The article talks about the professional approach of the Chhatisgarh government when he release of Alex Paul Menon was negotiated with the Maoists. As he was abducted from an ongoing meeting state government quickly formed a committee to oversee the negotiations and also appointed interlocutors to achieve the goal. Further, it also built public support through media, which made the Maoists doubt the efficiency of their plans. Consequently, he as released in 12 days.


The professional approach of the state government with its result shows that if resources used correctly and wisely can lead to greater success with the least amount of compromise made on the part of the negotiators representing the abductees. It is an example that can be replicated in may situations.

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Learn Words from the article:

Captivity: Imprisonment
Reasonable: Rational
Concessions: Allowances

Recommendation 2 from ‘Foreign Policy’

Article Name:‘Economist Mao Yushi on why the Chinese government is not evil’

By: ‘Foreign policy’

The article is a compilation of the reasons that have been given by Mao Yushi that Chinese government is not evil as it has been projected by the media. He states that in terms of human rights there is a lot of progress and as far as Bo Xilai’s downfall is concerned, it was more related to politics, as he wanted China to regress to Mao Zedong’s time. Further, he also states that American imperialists do not want to destroy China.


China’s image is definitely at cross roads when we read this article and when we read other coverage in the newspaper. The revelation is the point on human rights and as you read further, you will also see that we might as well be taking China’s authority and power in the wrong direction.

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Imperialism: Maintenance of unequal economic system

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Economic Times’

Article Name:‘Brain drain or not, the right to emigrate is fundamental’

By: ‘Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar’

The article talks about the recent proposal of Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad that says doctors going to US will sign a financial bond, which will be forfeited if they do not return. Writer states that even if the doctors leaving India lead to brain drain, emigration is the fundamental right of any person. Immigration can be banned by the state, but not emigration. And this fundamental right is unalterable unless there is a threat to national security etc. Writer has substantiated his argument by citing the rules in UN declaration of human rights.


This kind of proposal speaks volumes about how freedom is not being promoted. Every individual is dependent on the state and vice versa, but if an individual thinks that he has better opportunities in another country then he has every right to go. Better way to stop brain drain is to give better opportunities to people here.

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Learn Words from the article:

Fundamental: Basic
Immigration: Migration
Emigration: Mass departure



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