Recommendation 1 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:‘The man who would rule India’

By: ‘Ramachandra Guha’

Like Indira Gandhi once did, Narendra Modi seeks to make his party, his government, his administration and his country into an extension of his personality


the author states that Narendra Modi is a man who has done a lot in the last five years and is right to be called the man who gets the economy moving. The article further states that with Mr. Modi in power at the New Delhi, there would be no more administrative or political corruption and India will be placed on a 8 to 10 percent growth rate.

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Trajectory: the curve described by a rocket
2: Remorse: deep and painful regret
3: Stubble: short and rough growth

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Indian Express’

Article Name:‘The 5% question’

By: ‘Bureau’

The numbers show that India has grown at less than 5 percent – closer to 4.9 percent – this fiscal


The article states that the main problem in crafting a policy response to the dismal GDP numbers for 2012-13 is that both the private and public consumption expenditures have halved. And the government pledged to cut back borrowings, the economy may well be headed further downhill.

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Nudges: gentle push to get someone’s attention
2: Arguably: susceptible to debate
3: Quibbles: arguments to evade a point at issue

Recommendation 3 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:‘Bail reform in New York State’

By: ‘Editorial’

Many get locked up because they lack the financial means to post bail, even when the amounts are are as low as $500


The article states that most of the poorest individuals stay in jail for as long as a period of 16 days for awaiting trial because they lack the financial means to post a bail which in turn causes an annual cost of holding such large numbers of people in pretrial detention of $570 million.

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Bail: money given as surety that the person will report on time
2: Defendant: against whom a claim has been brought in court
3: Detention: under custody while awaiting the court’s decision.