Weekend Mega Linkfest: August 18, 2017

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The Doval Doctrine (Open)

Moving On… (Vishal Sikka)

Could there be a war between China & Japan? (Guardian)

The End of Sand (New Yorker)

Trump’s Business of Corruption (New Yorker)

Gymkhana Memberships-Worth It? (Team BHP)

How Bangalore has changed beyond recognition (Scroll)

The continued reign of Mohanlal (Mint)

Steve Bannon, Unrepentant (Prospect)

Rescuing King Cobras (BI)

Chinese racist video on India (Xinhua)

Glamping in Nagaland (Outlook)

Gossip: Amit ‘Defence’ Shah ? (Gossip Guru)

4 Fool Proof ways to spot a liar (Bright Side)

Toyota patented a device which will make objects invisible (Futurism)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: August 11, 2017

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

CAs share a DNA of trickery and perhaps fraud (Outlook)

Modi’s double edged farewell to VP Ansari (Jaggi)

Trump is horribly witless about the world (New Yorker)

Peter Thiel’s secretive company Palantir (Wired)

How Britain fell out of love with the free market (Guardian)

A Fraternity hazing death (NYTimes)

A Vietnamese kidnapping in Berlin (Forbes)

The complete history of the IBM PC (Ars Technica)

At the Mahindra Off Roading Academy (Team BHP)

Movie Review: When Harry met Sejal (Great Bong)

BJP’s plans to breach Fort Amethi (Gossip Guru)

How Pradeep John became TN’s Weatherman (BI)

Prateik Babbar on his drug addiction (Mid Day)

Aspirin’s 4000 year old history (Smithsonian)

Ownership Review: Vitara Brezza (Team BHP)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: July 28, 2017

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Decoding Nitish Kumar’s politics (Jaggi)

BJP have conquered the Hindi heartland (Scroll)

India’s women cricketers have changed the game forever (Open)

Kashmir: ISIS is the new code (Outlook)

The hijacking of a $ 100 Million Super Tanker (Bloomberg)

Inside NASA’s mission to the North Pole (Guardian)

Sadiq Khan: London Mayor (New Yorker)

Yazidi women: Slaves of the ISIS (Guardian)

The Aristoprats (Indian Quarterly)

Startup : Coin Tribe (YS)

Travelogue: Mizoram (Team BHP)

Movie Review: Dunkirk (Great Bong)

Ownership Review: My pre-worshipped Jetta (Team BHP)

The most nostalgic song ever (Munna De) & the translation

Gossip: How RaGa messed up his meeting with Chinese Ambassador (GG)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: July 21, 2017

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

What is the matter with Narayana Murthy? (Charles Assisi)

The Battle for Mosul (NYTimes)

Modi’s road to 2019 (Open)

Pranab Mukherjee ought to be condemned (Kuldip Nayar)

The Indira Gandhi trickery (Media Crooks)

A French Comic Book talks about dangers of Hindutva (Scroll)

The rise and fall of F. Lee Bailey (Town & Country)

Sufis in California (The Fader)

How can we stop algorithms telling lies? (Guardian)

Now Airbnb is wrecking mountain towns too (Long Reads)

Gossip: Pranab Mukherjee may lead Congress (Gossip Guru)

Trekking: Chadar 2017 (Team BHP)

Mumbai has a 66 Million Year Old Secret (BI)

Photo Essays: Love in Bombay (IQ)

India-Pakistan Diary (Kiran More)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: July 14, 2017

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Kabhi apni shakal dekhi hai? (Pakistan Tribune)

The rioting maids of Noida (Washington Post)

Mamata Bannerjee’s communal politics (Minhaz Merchant)

Why Silicon Valley is censoring itself in India (BuzzFeed)

New Lloyd Blankfein, Same Goldman Sachs (BusinessWeek)

How to sell a Billion $ myth like a French girl (Racked)

When will Earth get too hot for humans? (NYMag)

The Boy who started the Syrian War (Al Jazeera)

A Kingdom for  a Horse (VQR)

How the Mughals sold Bengaluru for 3L 330 years ago (ET)

You sacrifice, I win (J Mathrubootham)

Zia Ul Haq’s grandson goes to Hooters (NYTimes)

Music: 60 years of Bollywood in 4 chords (YouTube)

Auto Review: Isuzu MU-X 4*4 (TeamBHP)

Travelogue: Peshawar (Nat Geo)