Weekend Mega Linkfest: 18 January, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The malign incompetence of the British Ruling Class (Pankaj Mishra)

Is the age of tech over? (Atlantic)

Have aliens found us? (New Yorker)

How a deluge of money nearly broke the Premier League (Guardian)

The Rafale Deal Explained (Nitin Gupta)

The Ugly Indian Tourist (Open)

How Hindu Dieties are deified in Japan (Madras Courier)

Western mercenaries ready for Syria (ATimes)

The surprising story of Hubert Julian (Guernica)

Good riddance to Shah Faesal (DailyO)

Legacy of Muslim Rule in India (Pragyta)

Travelogue: Gokarna (Team BHP)

The first reservations in India (Live History)

Who is coming for Lit Fest? (J Mathrubootham)

The best actors for iconic characters (Vir Sanghvi)

Linkfest: 18 January, 2019

Some stuff I am reading today morning:

RIL becomes first pvt co to post 10,000 Cr Quarterly Profit (ET)

Why PSU stocks fail to deliver (MC)

Business leaders urge RBI to cut rates (Mint)

How ‘briefcase’ firms are robbing the Govt of GST (Rediff)

Shalimar Paints plans mega comeback (FC)

Brexit Plan ‘B’ (Reuters)

The Parlay (Semil Shah)

When your neighbors move into your investment portfolio (Jason)

Cash Management is about Stress Management (Financial Samurai)

Obituary: Jack Bogle-the greatest friend of Investors (TRB)