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Recommendation 1 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:I think, therefore iPod

By: Julian Baggani

Is an iPod part of your mind? The question is not as daft as it may sound.


The article, with its rather strange headlines, is a pretty interesting one. And an old one too. I discovered it because I was exploring the articles of the author concerned. The first article highlighted above is written by him as well, and so is this. Reading this one really made me happy, and as it always happens, it instantaneously clicked in my mind that this is perfect RC material. Make sure you read this old piece.

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Learn Words from the article:

Daft: Informal or slang term for mentally irregular
Undermining: Destroy property or hinder normal operations
Pervasive: Spreading or spread throughout

Recommendation 2 from ‘Crest Edition, ToI’

Article Name:Judicial Jugaad

By: Vikram Doctor

The current power and stature enjoyed by the Supreme Court owes much to a judgment delivered 40 years ago in the Kesavananda Bharati case.


The author talks about three different incidents of the bilking of the public purse from just a couple of days back and how in each case the full gory details came into light because of dedicated individuals and organizations.

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Learn Words from the article:

Nullifying: Declare invalid
Tainted: Touched by rot or decay
Irrevocable: Incapable of being retracted or revoked
Suffice: Be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
Anachronism: Something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:Time to put garbage on the table

By: Ranjith Annepu

With no long term planning and policy reforms, the country’s burgeoning waste management problem is set to become a health and environmental crisis.


The author states that for the first time in history, a nationwide protest had been seen for against the improper waste management. However, the problem still remains unresolved and might lead to a crisis without log term planning and policy reforms.

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Learn Words from the article:

Agitation: urging of a cause before the public.
Pervasive: to spread throughout.


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