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Recommendation 1 from ‘The New Yorker’

Article Name:The women in Abbottabad: What Pakistan learned

By: Steve Coll

Like the great and powerful Oz, he occasionally puffed smoke and fire, but he was just a humbug behind a curtain.

Summary:

The article states that this account of the banality of the world’s once most-wanted man comes from the testimony of two former teen-age brides, who lived in Abbottabad compound throughout the half-dozen years of Bin Laden’s stay.

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Ambiguous: having several possible meanings or interpretations
Hubristic: having excessive pride or self-confidence
Malfeasance: performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified
Pretension: the laying of claim to something

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Economic Times’

Article Name:Early access to financial data: Can you make a killing in just two seconds?

By: Felix Salmon

The top level of traders pay a reported $6,000 per month to get the information at 9:54:58 am. The next level gets it 2 seconds later. At 10:00am, it’s online.

Summary:

The author talks about Thomson Reuters who pays the University of Michigan a seven figure sum every year to get the distribution rights for the University’s closely followed bimonthly Consumer Confidence survey.

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Dystopian: a society characterized by human misery
Bead: a small round object

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times Crest Edition’

Article Name:Internet revolutionary

By: Saumya Pant

Wael Ghonim, poster boy for Egypt’s Arab Spring, proves uprisings too can be ‘liked, shared and tweeted’.

Summary:

The article talks about the facilitator of the anti-Mubarak movement, Wael Ghonim and the facebook page set up by him which became a rallying point for the campaign against police brutality.

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Learn Words from the article:

Introvert: a shy person.
Reneging: to go back on one’s word.

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