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Recommendation 1 from ‘The New Yorker’

Article Name:“A First-Rate Girl”: The Problem Of Female Beauty

By: Adelle Waldman

An article that explores the topic of female beauty and how it attracts women.


This is one lengthy read for sure and after a fairly interesting start, it does become bit of a drag. Why is it here? Simple reason: for the diversity it offers and the content is perfect keeping in mind the kind of passages featured in competitive exams.

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Trophy-wife: A wife who is an attractive young woman; seldom the first wife of an affluent older man
Milieu: The environmental condition
Meathead: A person who lacks good judgment
Desiderata: Something desired as a necessity
Incontrovertible: Impossible to deny or disprove
Profound: Showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth

Recommendation 2 from an Economics Blog

Article Name:Borrowing from the Future — Except that We Aren’t

By: Peter Doorman

Do fiscal deficits mean that “we are borrowing from future generations”.


Want an answer to this question? Read this blog. Keeping in mind the recent issue of US bonds and how it has been the focus of events, this is a very interesting article that outlines how the business of bonds goes about. A great read and very informative. Do read it for sure.

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Banana republic: A small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)
Fallacy: A misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
Meme: A cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation)
Fiscal: Involving financial matters

Recommendation 3 from ‘London Book Review’

Article Name:I tooke a bodkine

By: Jonathan Rée

AA look into the life of Isaac Newton


This is another fascinating read; this time we look into the life of Isaac Newton. This is essentially a book review that provides amazing insight into the life of one the leading scientists of all time. The vocabulary level of the article is also very good and overall, you would enjoy this for sure.

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Sulky: Sullen or moody
Wallowing: Devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure
Esoteric: Confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle
Aberration: A state or condition markedly different from the norm
Theology: The rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
Magus: A magician or sorcerer of ancient times
Exuberant: Joyously unrestrained
Lucubrations: A solemn literary work that is the product of laborious cogitation



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