Weekend Mega Linkfest: 22 February, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The Last & Lost war of Pakistan (M J Akbar)

Roman Dobrokhotov, Russian Sleuth (Wired)

The Mueller Report is coming (NY Times)

Who killed Tulum, Mexico? (The Cut)

Latinos take over Texas (Guernica)

How a Slovakian neo-Nazi got elected? (Guardian)

The myth of white genocide in South Africa (Harpers)

Yadav Vs Yadav (DailyO)

Why is Govt of India after Anand Teltumbde ? (WaPo)

Remembering Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (BI)

On Romance (J Mathrubootham)

Mirza Ghalib in America (Dawn)

The Peshwas & their Capital (Manu Pillai)

Shaolin Kung Fu’s Indian Connection (Live History)

The 1806 Vellore Mutiny (Quartz)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 01 February, 2019

Some off beat reads for the Weekend:

Delhi: Capital Gains (Rana Dasgupta)

What really happened in Jhansi (Live History India)

Bastar: Guns and Roads (Open)

Poverty Queens (Media Crooks)

The Coder who became a Crime Boss (Wired)

The Desperado (Atavist)

Why American can’t win wars (ATimes)

How Ikea got cool (Esquire)

White Gold (Guardian)

This Kerala shop has no shopkeeper (BI)

When Gandhi wrote to Hitler (Madras Courier)

Life is remote control (J Mathrubootham)

Nitin Gadkari- The Safety Valve (Gossip Guru)

99 Dosas (Mint)

Dabboo Ratnani’s Calendar (DailyO)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 25 January, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The plot against George Soros (Buzz Feed)

Inside the secret world of hostage negotiation (Guardian)

Enter Priyanka (Open)

Themes that will impact the 2019 Electoral Outcome (Jaggi)

The accidental invention of Bubble Wrap (Smithsonian)

China takes charge of Electic Buses (SCMP)

The Angry Pakistani (Arifa Noor)

Putin’s plan to reclaim the lost Russian Empire (ATimes)

Road Trip: Heritage Karnataka (Team BHP)

Adani is hedging his bets (Gossip Guru)

Remembering Nani Palkhivala (BI)

Too much flashback is coming (J Mathrubootham)

A Portuguese account of Krishnadevaraya & his Kingdom (MC)

The Ramayana- A Tibetan Retelling (Live History)

The Women Detectives of Delhi (Mint)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 18 January, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The malign incompetence of the British Ruling Class (Pankaj Mishra)

Is the age of tech over? (Atlantic)

Have aliens found us? (New Yorker)

How a deluge of money nearly broke the Premier League (Guardian)

The Rafale Deal Explained (Nitin Gupta)

The Ugly Indian Tourist (Open)

How Hindu Dieties are deified in Japan (Madras Courier)

Western mercenaries ready for Syria (ATimes)

The surprising story of Hubert Julian (Guernica)

Good riddance to Shah Faesal (DailyO)

Legacy of Muslim Rule in India (Pragyta)

Travelogue: Gokarna (Team BHP)

The first reservations in India (Live History)

Who is coming for Lit Fest? (J Mathrubootham)

The best actors for iconic characters (Vir Sanghvi)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 11 January, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The hidden treasure in Gwalior Fort (LHI)

Quota Correction (Open)

Citizenship Bill & the North East (Outlook)

The Spider-Man who stole Art (New Yorker)

The catastrophe of vanishing glaciers (Guardian)

Pakistan’s musicians turn political (ATimes)

Spoof: CIA offers apology (The Onion)

Is Marijuana as safe as we think? (Malcolm Gladwell)

The story of Horniman Circle (LHI)

Radhanath Sikdar: Genius Mathematician (Madras Courier)

Vidya Vox: YouTube Sensation (SCMP)

Where is manners and all? (J Mathrubootham)

Poem : Telling Lies (Felix Dennis)

The Noveau Riche Indian (Jawed Naqvi)

The ‘gara’ goes mod (Mint)