Weekend Mega Linkfest: 13 July, 2018

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The staggering rise of India’s super rich (James Crabtree)

How Tata Nano took middle class India for a ride (DailyO)

The untold story of Syria’s Antifa Platoon (Rolling Stone)

Attack on Skull Island (GQ)

The endless reign of Rupert Murdoch (Monthly)

Poles apart (Guardian)

Inhuman Resources (HP)

Inside X (Wired)

Booming snake business of China (SCMP)

Piyush Goyal’s silent victory (Gossip Guru)

Fighting Section 377, stupidly (Abhijit Iyer-Mitra)

The Progressive Arts Group (Madras Courier)

We are a country of fools (J Mathrubootham)

When are you giving the good news? (Ramjaane)

‘Find your passion’ is awful advice (Atlantic)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 06 July, 2018

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

‘Sanju’ can’t rewrite the evil 1993 plot (Sekhar Gupta)

The George Soros philosophy and its fatal flaw (Guardian)

Thread: Silicon Valley & the Soviet Union (Anton Troynikov)

The incredible Buddha Boy (GQ)

Spare me the good Hindu (Hartosh Singh Bal)

India’s Rihanna (BI)

Can Jawa beat Royal Enfield? (Team BHP)

Subramaniam Swamy’s No to Governorship (Gossip Guru)

Kings & Soldiers (Swarajya)

History: Sada Kaur (Dawn)

The strange life and death of Shoko Asahara (SCMP)

Quiche Quiche Hota Hai (J Mathrubootham)

Muslin-The finest ancient fabric (Madras Courier)

Homeward Diary (Outlook)

My late father Kushwant Singh (Mala Dayal)

Mega Linkfest: June 30, 2018

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The stock market loophole that screws the little guy (Felix)

How to get away with financial fraud (Guardian)

A Princess, a Poisoning and an Oil Fortune (Spiegel)

Catastrophe in Yemen (ATimes)

My experience of running an Uber & Ola taxi (TeamBHP)

Kamal Nath fails (Gossip Guru)

Remembering Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw (Syed Ata Hasnain)

Baffling facts about life in Japan (Brightside)

Movie Review: Sanju (Arre)

Don’t even touch a newspaper (J Mathrubootham)

The Company Style & Raja Ravi Varma (Madras Courier)

Secrets of Vijaynagara architecture (Madras Courier)

On the sadness of moving (Great Bong)

World Cup Diary (Outlook)

The most discussed World Cup moments (RT)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 22 June,2018

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Why did the BJP pull out of Kashmir? (ATimes)

The myth of India’s small tax base (Aarati Krishnan)

Inside the Crypto world’s biggest scandal (Wired)

The real story of Donald Trump Jr (GQ)

Mystery of Wilbur Ross’ missing fortune (Forbes)

The trouble with Johnny Depp (Rolling Stone)

The world’s top art forgery detective (Guardian)

History: On Winston Churchill (Shashi Tharoor)

Why does India’s air look different from space? (BBC)

Musings of a Cancer Survivor (Swati Kamal)

Suno Sasurjee (Arre)

Spoof: The Red-Headed Boy-King (Onion)

Where’s my coconut scraper? (J Mathrubootham)

15 Must Have ethnic souvenirs from India (BI)

Travail Diary (Outlook)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 15 June, 2018

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

How Russia won the World Cup (Guardian)

The greatest World Cup goals (Mint)

A Company built on a bluff (NYMag)

How much money do car dealers make in India? (TeamBHP)

Kamal Haasan: The Kejriwal of Tamil Nadu (Swarajya)

Bairam Khans of Congress (Jawed Naqui)

Tiger Selfies (SCMP)

The dangers of envying ‘perfect lives’ (Time)

The loneliness epidemic in urban India (Open)

Gone but not Deleted (Boston Mag)

Albert Einstein’s travel diaries (HP)

A tribute to Anthony Bourdain (Nat Geo)

The monotony of Eid (Arre)

Move over Cricket (J Mathrubootham)

Football Diary (Outlook)