Recommendation 1 from ‘The Times Crest Edition’

Article Name:Cracking under strain

By: Shobhan Saxena

The US-led war on drugs has caused social havoc in Latin America, which now wants to change track by treating it as a public health issue.

Summary:

The article talks about the cpos from Rio de Janeiro’s anti-drug units and how they are addicted to the violence. The article talks about incidents where the cops caused damage to the crowded slum that was struck by their bullets while chasing a suspect and how they consider it just as a collateral damage.

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Learn Words from the article:

Chopper: a person or thing that chops
Hooked: hook-shaped

Recommendation 2 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:Why India Trails China

By: Amartya Sen

Inequality is high in both the countries, but China has done far more than India to raise life expectancy, expand general education and secure health care of its people.

Summary:

The article compares the success story of India and China and how they are different from each other and what all makes India the largest democracy in the World.

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Sluggish: lacking in energy
Allots: to divide or distribute

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times Crest Edition’

Article Name:That’s rich!

By: A O Scott

Commodity fetishism makes an appearance in a spate of recent movies. The result may seem vulgar, but it is also an honest reflection of contemporary human values.

Summary:

The article talks about the novel the Great Gatsby and how the novel is suffused with romance and dusted with sexual implication while the most disturbing scene of all involves the one that distils the novel’s seductive blend of desire and sorrow.

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Suffused: to overspread with something
Erotic: arousing sexual desire
Stack: orderly pile

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