Weekend Mega Linkfest: 16 Feb, 2018

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The gory origins of Valentine’s Day (Smithsonian)

Modi is still BJP’s trump card (Outlook)

Nehru Vs Patel (Swapan Dasgupta)

Paki Valentines (Media Crooks)

Remembering the Berlin Wall (Time)

Algeria: The brutal world of sheep fighting (Guardian)

Putin’s dangerous game in Syria (Atlantic)

Chinese tourism rip-off row (ATimes)

Hotel Industry Vs AirBnB (Indrajit Gupta)

The Bike Share Wars heat up (Wired)

A Macedonian Tennis Racket (Slate)

Travelogue: Utah (Team BHP)

Who made Gujjus the food police of India? (Arre)

100% Spurious MBBS (J Mathrubootham)

How to make story time happen at any time (Off Spring)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 09 Feb, 2018

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The platinum touch of Nikhil Merchant (Wire)

Why Bollywood will never have its #MeToo moment (Arre)

Young India, Changing India : Ravi Viswanathan (Pari)

The lynching of Mashal Khan (Dawn)

Islamophobia in New Jersey (Guardian)

How New Zealand made Edmund Hillary (SBNation)

China’s latest move in Afghanistan (ATimes)

How Chinese students overseas are facing harsh life lessons (SCMP)

Tata Motors @ Auto Expo 2018 (Team BHP)

The growing legacy of Rahul Dravid (Scroll)

Modi’s unsoothing soothsayers (Gossip Guru)

Spoof: FBI warns of ‘American Dream’ scam (Onion)

How one note to Nehru changed the fate of J&K (BI)

The risk of lunar eclipse (J Mathrubootham)

Some advice I wish people had told me in my 20s (Thought Catalog)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 02 February, 2018

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

How Amazon rebuilt itself around artificial intelligence (Wired)

How GE went from American icon to astonishing mess (Bloomberg)

View from Pakistan on Padmaavat (Haroon Khalid)

Were the guests impressed? (Dawn)

The masterminds of Amit Shah (Gossip Guru)

Italy: Migrants are more profitable than drugs (Guardian)

Spoof: Guantanamo inmates cheer Trump (The Onion)

Felix Salmon and journalistic pay disparity (The Awl)

Profile: Vir Das (SCMP)

Alleppey: The Venice of the East (TeamBHP)

My Bambaiyya Hindi is better than your North Indian Hindi (Arre)

The only happy adult life is between marriage & first child (J Mathrubootham)

Don’t give your teens alcohol (Offspring Hacker)

On pole fitness (Mint)

Gandhi Smriti Diary (Outlook)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: January 25, 2018

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Raising kids in Delhi’s worsening air (New Yorker)

Facebook begins it’s downward spiral (Vanity Fair)

How to win Founders and influence everybody (Wired)

Venezuela’s Most Wanted (NYTimes)

The event that turned Pakistan (Nadeem Paracha)

Is Modi planning an early Lok Sabha elections this year? (Scroll)

The fallen homes of Anantapur (Rural India)

Being Deepika Padukone (Open)

Gainful Pakodas (Media Crooks)

The booming wig trade between India & Africa (Caravan)

Gossip: Sheila Dixit’s autobiography (Gossip Guru)

Tripura’s best kept travel secret (BI)

15 Lessons from the Dalai Lama (Brightside)

Diaries of a Lit Fest Rookie (Arre)

Who said youth is best? (J Mathrubootham)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: January 19, 2018

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Beyond the Bitcoin bubble (NYTimes)

The Fall of Uber’s Founder Travis Kalanick (BusinessWeek)

The women who took on the Mafia (New Yorker)

How to save the African National Congress (Atlantic)

The Beatles magical mystery tour of India (Mint)

Gang of Four (Media Crooks)

Road Trip: 5000 Kms in New Zealand (TeamBHP)

History: The Moplah Revolt (Swarajya)

North Korea exposed (SCMP)

Time running down on Thailand’s junta (ATimes)

Cancer Diagnosis from a Blood Test? (Wired)

What failing CA exams 8 times taught me about life (Arre)

Take all my money (J Mathrubootham)

Mumbai Notebook (Anil Dharker)

Life Changing trips for couples (T&L)