Weekend Mega Linkfest: 14 June, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Conversation with Azim Premji (Anil Dharker)

Bengal Doctor’s Stir (Swarajya)

KCR and the art of killing the Opposition (India Today)

Inside the Crypto World’s biggest scandal (Wired)

Hong Kong’s fight for freedom (Ma Jian)

The end of the Arctic (SCMP)

Profile: Tulsi Gabbard (NY Mag)

The Billionaire descendants of a Nazi (NY Times)

Safe Driving in the rains (Team BHP)

Travelogue: Lisbon (Nat Geo)

Back in India (J Mathrubootham)

Friend of my youth (Amit Chaudhuri)

70 years of Shankar-Jaikishan (Madras Courier)

A Mumbai Church and its Afghan Connection (LHI)

Calcutta Diary (Outlook)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 08 June, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The new Mr. Tough (India Today)

Return to Kashmir (Rahul Pandita)

The Battle for Bengal (Great Bong)

El Chapo- The last of the Cartel Kingpins (Guardian)

The Price of Oil (Texas Monthly)

How Britain lost the plot on Brexit (Tina Brown)

How many bones you would break to get laid? (The Cut)

Weird new scam in Bangalore (Team BHP)

One plain dosa please (J Mathrubootham)

How Begum Samru became the only Catholic ruler in India (MC)

A Bijapur Sultan and Tantric Deities (Manu Pillai)

Odisha’s Sambalpur (LHI)

Godse Worship goes Mainstream (Ramachandra Guha)

Narrating history through cricket (Salil Tripathi)

Across the world, parents are raising Rahul Gandhis (Manu Joseph)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 01 June, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Rahul Gandhi’s disgraceful campaign (Nupur Sharma)

Why the forgotten majority voted for Modi (Rajan Laad)

Explaining Naveen Patnaik’s success (Sambit Nayak)

Saffron Star over Bengal (Sunanda Datta Ray)

The social psychology of political rallies (Madras Courier)

How Taekwondo made me (Dina Nayeri)

Secret Spectacles (BBC)

Rainwater Harvesting Syringe (BI)

Cycling to Sach Pass (Team BHP)

The glorious boredom of my walk in Japan (Wired)

A Burmese King in an Indian Exile (Manu Pillai)

Mumbai’s beloved Prithvi Theatre (LHI)

The surprising truth about Caesar Salad (BBC Travel)

Two Types of Airport People (Amanda Mull)

Khan Market Diary (Vijay Chauthaiwale)

Mega Linkfest: 17 May, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Why Polarization is not evil (Manu Joseph)

On ‘Hindu Terror’ (Makarand Paranjape)

Awakening Bharat Mata (Swapan Dasgupta)

Bengal 2019 is a warm up (Indrani Bagchi)

The Battle of Sirhind (Harpreet)

Who killed Olof Palme? (Guardian)

Baijiu in America (SCMP)

The most dangerous man in the world (ATimes)

Profile: Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (BI)

Why the writing in GOT Season 8 feels off (Wired)

A Letter to Ruskin Bond (K Vijayakrishnan)

Calicut & the discovery of Brazil (LHI)

A Warrior King and a goat’s eyes (Manu Pillai)

The truth about the French Fry (BBC Travel)

Obituary: I M Pei (L A Times)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 10 May, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Can India endure another 5 years of Modi? (Aatish Taseer)

On Hindu refugees from East Pakistan (Sudipto Das)

Honduras Gang Violence (NY Times)

How Cocaine transformed San Miguel (Guardian)

Asia Bibi: Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy case (BBC)

How Ancient Indian Art utilises Maths, Mythology and Rice (Atlas Obscura)

A Chinese village that kept a Courtesan’s secret (SCMP)

Viktor Orban’s War on Intellect (Atlantic)

Spoof: Trump takes on second job (The Onion)

The Yeti: A beast in imagination (Open)

Mahboob Ali Khan, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad (Manu Pillai)

Right and Bright Idea (J Mathrubootham)

On Cricket Commentary (Irfan Pathan)

Guru Gobind Singh’s letter to Aurangzeb (Madras Courier)

India’s African Kings (LHI)