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Recommendation 1 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:Brain, Interrupted

By: Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson

It is possible to train yourself for distractions, even if you don’t know when they’ll hit.


The article describes as how easy it has become for gadgets among other things to grab our attention. And a lo of debate has been on as to the impact such gadgets cause to our brains. While the quality of work done during these courses of interruptions also suffers.

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Deleterious: Injurious to health
Misnomer: misappropriate name or designation
Dismal: Lack of skill

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Economic Times’

Article Name:Sarabjit: Our politics, media and cynicism

By: ET Bureau

There is neither honour nor dignity in the vulgar display of exaggerated sentiment over the tragic ending of Sarabjit Singh by television anchors, politicians of all hues and by other public figures who should know better.


The article begins by stating that the fact that Sarabjit was either a peasant and got arrested by Pak security forces and convicted of false charges or he was an Indian spy who got caught and was penalized by a lawless state. The author further states that such people deserve the nation’s respect and gratitude and should be honored and remembered with dignity.

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Inebriated: to make drunk, intoxicate
Hysterical: uncontrollably emotional
Jingoism: the practice of jingoes

Recommendation 3 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:Where do old cellphones go to die?

By: Leyla Acaroglu

In the absence of government regulation or industry initiative, consumers could play a role in determining what happens to products that have outlived their usefulness.


The article states that old cellphones are piled up as e-waste into giant mountains and burned so that the metal inside them can be extracted. Burning of such metals causes serious health problems like irreversible neurological damage. It is high time that government, manufacturers and consumers should take steps to find ways of disposing of electronic trash in a better way.

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Learn Words from the article:

Mallets: a wooden implement used for striking a surface.
Ratified: to confirm by expressing approval.



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