Recommendation 1 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:Operation Landgrab

By: Jug Suraiya

Unless the necessary legislation is put in place, and its enforcement is strictly supervised, Operation Landgrab will continue with a vengeance, across the country. If the so-called ‘privilegentsia’ of a community like the NMC are helpless to stop it, what chance do anonymous and voiceless farmers have when the bulldozers turn up on their land?

Summary:

Jug Suraiya is back in our Daily reads section; this time he comes with a serious article. The article is based on the phenomena of land grab, something which is becoming increasingly common these days. The article starts with a personal narrative and goes on to explain what is happening on a wider scale.

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Learn Words from the article:

Mandated: Assign under a mandate
Articulate: Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
Arbitrary: Based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
Logjam: Any stoppage attributable to unusual activity

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:My hero: Noam Chomsky by Charles Glass

By: Charles Glass

When you know some people better, you see their flaws. With Noam, it was the opposite.

Summary:

Why post something which is essentially a personal blurt in this section? Because I want you to know about Noam Chomsky, hear his name, explore his works. This is my indirect introduction of Mr. Chomsky. Explore his works and his personality; you would be intrigued for sure. Also explore the my hero series on Guardian, it is a pretty good one.

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Learn Words from the article:

Pariah: A person who is rejected (from society or home)
Contemporary: Characteristic of the present
Battered: Damaged by blows or hard usage

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:Bobby Kennedy: Democratic apostate, political opportunist, liberal idealist

By: Michael Cohen

All of the above: the 45th anniversary of his death is a chance to peel away the myth of RFK and grasp his contradictory character

Summary:

The article is about one of the most influential American politicians of all time: RFK Kennedy. The article points out to his contrasting personality, his flaws and how his portrayal might be flawed actually. All in all, this is fascinating read on American politics.

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Learn Words from the article:

Impassioned: Characterized by intense emotion.
Magnanimous: Noble and generous in spirit.
Reminiscent: Serving to bring to mind.
Slain: Kill intentionally and with premeditation.
Hagiography: A biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint).
Pragmatism: The attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth.

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