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Recommendation 1 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:The Murthys and the Maoists

By: Harish Khare

Between the relentless demands of corporate leaders and the capacity of the underclass to match the state’s violence, India needs a vision for itself that is morally defensible


The article is set against the backdrop of two significant events of the last two weeks: the Maoist attack in Chattisgarh and the coming back of Narayan Murthy to Infosys. Set against this backdrop, the piece is a trenchant piece on what ails Indian society. Reading this article will question a few of the ideals you hold, and even lay subtle question marks on Narayan Murthy. To say the least, this is an interest article.

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Nepotism: Favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)
Serenaded: Sing and play for somebody
Unrepentant: Stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
Massacred: Kill a large number of people indiscriminately

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:What are your chances if you’re a Syrian citizen now?

By: Charles Glass

You can join the revolt, which may involve you in the crimes of murder, kidnapping, pillage and rape. It will mean killing other Syrians, in and out of army uniform.


The above are some of the options a person has in present day Syria. Alarming is the word that comes to mind. The civil was in Syria, aided by foreign hands for their own vested interests, is getting progressively worse and with it are the problems of the Syrians. The articles paints a rather disheartening picture of the situation in the country.

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Learn Words from the article:

Pillage: The act of stealing valuable things from a place
Ravage: A destructive action
Apostates: A disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
Imminent: Close in time; about to occur
Inevitable: Incapable of being avoided or prevented

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:For Greener Pastures

By: Chidanand Rajghatta

So it’s not just resources such as oil and water that nations are eyeing. There is also an upcoming battle for the best minds, a scrap that India is woefully unprepared for, in the belief that its abundant raw material is enough attain its promised global power status.


The article talks about the story of brain drain, and how India is losing its most important asset: people. Focusing on how we need to retain the best people within the country, the article explores the issue mainly from a US perspective and how in the coming future we could see larger exodus of people from our country. An informative read, to say the least.

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Learn Words from the article:

Demographic: A statistic characterizing human populations (or segments of human populations broken down by age or sex or income etc.)
Collateral: Serving to support or corroborate.
Curdled: Transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass.
Paradigm: A standard or typical example.
Mogul: A very wealthy or powerful businessman.



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