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Weekend MegaLinkfest: 31 July, 2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The Panopticon is already here (Atlantic)

The American Caste System (Guardian)

My mid-life crisis as a Russian sailor (Outside)

An unexpected visit to Pakistan (Team BHP)

Spoof: Biden’s VP shortlist (Onion)

Can masks kill you while running? (BI)

Our PM and CMs are puppets of the IAS (TOI)

Burnt Sugar (Avni Doshi)

The Sudden Change (Qais Akbar Omar)

The truth about Allah Baksh Samroo (True Indology)

A thread on Roman Treasure (Gareth Harney)

White Mughals, Whitewashing, Whitesplaining (First Post)

History of India’s Chola Empire (Thought)

Hitler never used Swastika (Swarajya)

On the Moplah Riots (Sunday Guardian)

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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 17 July, 2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The Jaipur Jolt (Open)

India-China Relationship will be reset (Shivshankar Menon)

The most significant case that SC ever heard (Bar & Bench)

Turmoil in Akali Dal (DailyO)

Bild, Merkel & the Culture Wars (Guardian)

Price of ambition in Karachi (Dawn)

A strange Roman Ring story (Gareth Harney)

The importance of Sunny (ESPN)

Why I resigned from NYTimes (Bari Weiss)

Covid Conversations with one of America’s richest men (BB)

James Tod’s Rajasthan Chronicles (LHI)

The Chinese Emperor who built Beijing (SCMP)

The story of a Malawian Kung Fu Fighter (Al Jazeera)

Seeking solace in Hafez (Guernica)

Is Narendra Modi a Crypto Jew? (NWO Broadcast Corp)

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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 10 July, 2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

India & Pakistan & China (Strategy Page)

Why did the wealthy Ibrahim brothers become suicide bombers? (NYTimes)

Why do Muslim states stay silent over China’s Uighur concentration camps? (Guardian)

Pakistanis are saying ‘Mandir Nahin Banayenge’ (Naila Inayat)

Times Internet: A disaster story (Medium)

Upcoming Expressways in India (Team BHP)

Why Pakistan’s Shan masalas have a cult following in India (Mint)

Jyoti Basu: The mass murderer India forgot (Op India)

Vikas Dubey: A Ganglord Saga (Open)

Profile: Hayavadan Rao (Sheshapatangi)

Nikola Tesla & Swami Vivekananda (Tesla Society)

The Rama Story and Sanskrit in ancient Xinjiang (Medium)

The Nawab of Arcot & his debts (W&S)

Ustad Mansur: A Wonder of his age (LHI)

The story of Goa’s Vanarmare tribe (Rosemary Marandi)

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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 03 July, 2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Lovely & Dark in fairness obsessed India (Mint)

China throws down a challenge to India (Brahma Chellaney)

How RSS predicted China’s true colours (Makarand Paranjpe)

India has two coronavirus vaccines for human trials (India Today)

Israel: Annexation & Apartheid (Atlantic)

Eton & the making of a modern elite (1843)

How Discount Store became magnets for crime (Pro Publica)

Fake Pilots in Naya Pakistan (Naila Inayat)

Whats wrong with WhatsApp (Guardian)

Padma Lakshmi,Top Chef (Vulture)

How Kangana Ranaut is getting victimised by the industry (Navi)

The sordid history of Mount Rushmore (Smithsonian)

On the bombing of Air India ‘Kanishka’ (Harpreet)

On the massacre of Sindhi Hindus in Xinjiang (Porbotia Lora)

The lost crown of Satara (LHI)

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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 26 June, 2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Chinese Dragon on doorstep (Major Manik Jolly)

Is India still paying for Nehru’s China policy? (M J Akbar)

When M K Narayanan stalled Siachen deal (DNA)

George Soros Vs People of Inda (Jonathan West)

How I became a poker champion in less than a year (Atlantic)

Tinder, Sailor, Hooker, Pimp (Military Times)

Arab slavery of Blacks continues (Federalist)

Growing up Sansei in LA (Guernica)

An asylum seeker in the UK (Al Jazeera)

The end of tourism? (Guardian)

Travelogue: Cuba (Team BHP)

Why do traditional Andhra homes have copper pillars? (BI)

Mumbai’s first European Resident (LHI)

On Timur, founder of Timurid Dynasty (Bharat Putra)

On the 1921 Moplah Massacre (Rakesh Krishnan Simha)