Weekend Mega Linkfest: 09 April, 2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

How Bill Hwang lost $ 20 Billion in 2 days (Business Week)

The strange peer pressure to start a startup (Manu Joseph)

The New Establishment (Sanjay Baru)

Mumbai is a cash cow for Maha Vasooli Aghadi (FPJ)

The genocide of Hindus in Bangladesh (Tulsi Gabbard)

Understanding the Arab response to Bangladesh war (Dhaka Tribune)

The Havana Job (Truly Adventurous)

I called off my wedding. The Internet will never forget (Wired)

The racism racket (Joanna Williams)

When the Sri Harmandir Sahib disappeared (LHI)

Bahadur Shah Zafar : The last great traitor (DD)

On Friendship (Atlantic)

On Pune’s iconic Chitale Bandhu (BI)

Kalimullah Khan – The Mango Man of India (Atlas Obscura)

What a tiny masterpiece reveals about truth & beauty (NY Times)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 01 April ,2021

Some off beat reads for the long weekend:

The palpable shift in Assam politics (Ruhi Tewari)

The Ashoka imbroglio ( Makarand Paranjape)

Exodus from Lebanon (Guernica)

Hands off Taiwan ! (Spiked)

Has India become China’s colony? (Print)

How Bellingcat unmasked Putin’s assasins (New Yorker)

The case for an Israeli Suez Canal alternative (TOI)

150 years of Anti-Asian racism (Buzz Feed)

Death of a truly good salesman (Truly Adventurous)

Walmart’s Company town of Bentonville, Arkansas (Jacobin)

India & Tibet (LHI)

Passports are some colonial bullshit (Indi Samarajiva)

Prabhas Power (Open)

Athellam Venda ( Rajan Venkateswaran)

The end of Ghashiram Kotwal (Pune Mirror)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 26 March, 2021

Some off beat reads for the long weekend:

Modi’s pandemic leadership (Open)

Imagining a different South Asia with Bangabandhu (PM Modi)

Indians brace for crypto ban (ROW)

Meet the women soldiers of Assam Rifles (IT)

There is Saffron in your Coffee House (Deep Halder)

The culture wars are getting violent (Spiked)

The Big, Stuck boat is glorious (Atlantic)

The real tamasha in Pakistan (Naila Inayat)

The American dream is dead (Indi Samarajiva)

How Beeple crashed the Art world (New Yorker)

My astrophotography hobby (Team BHP)

How cold water swimming cured my broken heart (Guardian)

The legend of Andal (LHI)

The story of Keanu Reeves (Polina)

Whatever Happened To…..? (Long Reads)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 19 March, 2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Boris Johnson: The Clown King (Guardian)

Punjab: Harvesting a protest (Siddharth Singh)

The twists and turns of Ambani bomb case (Quint)

On India’s Vaccine diplomacy (Sreemoy Talukdar)

Locating Quad in geopolitical history ( Dhruva Jaishankar)

Inside Israel’s lucrative cyber surveillance industry (ROW)

Imran Khan’s ‘ghabrana nahin’ (Naila Inayat)

A dog’s travel stories (Team BHP)

Hiking with intention ( Judi Felber)

Did Pratap Bhanu Mehta did the right thing? (Swarajya)

A creepy story from Delhi (Dilli Mirror)

A little tale from the Mahabharata (Varadraj Adya)

Remembering the Belfast Pogrom (Spiked)

Odisha’s Sambalpur: The real Shangri La (LHI)

How Kanye West became the richest black man in history (Joe Pompliano)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 12 March, 2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

An East Bengal in West Bengal (Open)

The unbearable victim complex of Meghan Markle (Spiked)

On Manhattan’s private schools (Atlantic)

A thread on layoffs in the US (Laura Bassett)

How Portugal silenced centuries of violence (Al Jazeera)

How the British Empire ravaged Tibet (Anurag Shukla)

How a Cuban spy sabotaged New York’s slave trade (Smithsonian)

Decoding the Nataraja bronzes (LHI)

An ounce of gold (Joseph Zarate)

The revolting racism of Roald Dahl (Indi Samarajiva)

On the prosperity of Kozhikkode Angadi (Rajan V)

Kya Ye Sach, Ya Woh Sach ? (Varadraj Adya)

50 years of Sunny Days (Rajdeep Sardesai)

Mastering the Squat (Mint)

Best Short Film : 2+2 = 5 (You Tube)