Reading Suggestions: Day 5

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Recommendation 1 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:Peter Higgs proves as elusive as Higgs boson after Nobel success

By: Ian Sample

Physicist disappears on holiday without a mobile phone to escape inevitable rush of journalists seeking out prizewinner


A peek into the life of the recent Nobel prize for Physics winner, this article explores the life and peculiar habits of the prize-winner. The article is a nice illustration of how people used to operate and provides some insight into how the Nobel committee works.

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Learn Words from the article:

Inevitable: Incapable of being avoided or prevented
Profoundly: To a great depth psychologically
Smoking gun: Indisputable evidence (especially of a crime)
Kudos: An expression of approval and commendation
Fledgling: (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers/Young and inexperienced

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:Flush with wisdom

By: Bachi Karkaria

Narendra Modi is now not just the Alpha and Omega of all our news.


The usual wit, satire and dark humor of Bachi Karkaria is packed in this one piece. A sarcastic dig a recent events, this article will not only entertain you but also contribute in increasing your vocabulary level and comprehension skills.

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Learn Words from the article:

Maxim: A saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
Obiter dicta: A judge’s incidental expression of opinion, not essential to the decision and not establishing precedent./An incidental remark.
Hypochondriacs: A patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments
Heresy: Any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Wall Street Journal’

Article Name:Humans 1, Robots 0

By: Farhad Manjoo

Cashiers Trump Self-Checkout Machines at the Grocery Store


What is the objective of this section? Well, in simple words, to provide you with reading material is entertaining on most occasions, challenging at times and as diverse as possible. Against this backdrop, we select the different articles we showcase here. This is one such article, one based on a general observation in life. Read and see whether you feel flattered after reading this, after all it does prove humans are superior to the machines that they built themselves.

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Learn Words from the article:

Sparse: Not dense
Perversely: Deliberately deviant
Cognitive: Of or being or relating to or involving cognition

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