Weekend Mega Linkfest: 18 April, 2019

Some off beat reads for the long weekend:

How to turn $ 1,000 to $ 450 Million (Vulture)

The truth about Dentistry (Atlantic)

When everything falls away (Pico Iyer)

How Scotland erased Guyana from its past (Guardian)

Rwanda shows how hateful speech leads to violence (Atlantic)

Israeli farming technology in Kutch (BI)

15 Months of fresh hell inside Facebook (Wired)

Guantanamo’s Darkest Secret (New Yorker)

The sleeping giant of Tumkur (M J Akbar)

Election fever ( J Mathrubootham )

Poem: Permission to Loot (Madras Courier)

When Mughals fought the Mongols (LHI)

The dark history of Japan’s Rabbit Island (Smithsonian)

Bisrakh – Birthplace of Ravana (Daily O)

Seneca on how to manage your time (Brain Pickings)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 12 April,2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Jallianwala Bagh: Lifting the veil (LHI)

Naxalbari turns saffron (Swarajya)

No full stops for Amit Shah (Open)

What College Admissions scandals reveal (Atlantic)

Insight: Automotive Logistics at a car factory (Team BHP)

Science: Human Brain Genes in Monkeys (Tech Review)

Why facts don’t change our minds (New Yorker)

The Islamization of Europe (Jihad Watch)

China’s hi-tech war on it’s Muslim minority (Guardian)

Witch Hunts in Papua New Guinea (SCMP)

The British journalist who defied the Raj (BI)

How Fiji changed travel (BBC Travel)

7 Parsi Men who cycled across the world a century ago (Scroll)

Why for India become Japan? (J Mathrubootham)

Bunny Chow, Indian dish in Durban (BI)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 29 March, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Indian Middle Class and proud of it (Monika Halan)

PM Modi’s first Lok Sabha 2019 Interview (Republic)

The politics of Raghuram Rajan (Swarajya)

The underground railroad of North Korea (GQ)

China’s bottomless thirst for milk (Guardian)

Baghdadi is still alive (ATimes)

How Trump beat Mueller (Time)

Travelogue: Dachau Concentration Camp (Team BHP)

The story of ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon’ (BI)

Certificate of Retirement (J Mathrubootham)

Lincoln on how to handle criticism (Brain Pickings)

The mystery of Unakoti (LHI)

Rajat Gupta: Grace & Disgrace (Open)

A Brahmin Woman of Scandal (Manu Pillai)

On Mongolian Cuisine (SCMP)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 22 March, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

India’s Chanakyas (Outlook)

I, Chowkidar (M J Akbar)

On India’s political dynasties (Priya Ramani)

Inside AOC’s unlikely rise (Time)

Trump’s Golan Heights Move (Atlantic)

Why Israel is cosying up to Gulf Monarchies (Guardian)

Iran’s love for Bitcoin (ATimes)

On meeting Mrs. Obama (Granta)

The Tinder Swindler (VG)

India’s Coffee Connection (LHI)

How the British discovered tea in Assam (Madras Courier)

Modi burying hatchets (Gossip Guru)

On India’s longest running cookbook (BI)

On becoming PM (J Mathrubootham)

Holika Dahan (Deepta Roy)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 16 March, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Seven Minutes that changed India (Open)

Modi Wave 2.0? (Minhaz Merchant)

How the Gupta Brothers hijacked South Africa (Vanity Fair)

A repulsively casual terrorist manifesto (Atlantic)

How I rediscovered my mother tongue (Guardian)

The last King of Xinjiang (SCMP)

How do we identify our enemy India? (Dawn)

The future Supreme Leader of Iran (ATimes)

Travelogue: Meghalaya (Team BHP)

Selfie with Sambhar (J Mathrubootham)

Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety (Brain Pickings)

Ahilyabai Holkar: A Queen like no other (LHI)

Much ado about a royal throne (Manu Pillai)

On the Surf Excel Ade (Nisha Susan)

“Hotel Mumbai” and the problem with terrorism movies (New Yorker)