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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 16 October, 2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The dangerous rise of Military AI (Guardian)

Bihar 2020 (Open)

The Panic Attack of the New York Power Brokers (Curbed)

On the Bhutto Dynasty (The Wire)

The rise & fall of Vanilla Ice (The Ringer)

An eviscerating email from a Founder to a Board Member (Ryan Caldbeck)

Tabassum Mansoor: The Negotiator who freed Indians in Libya (Hindu)

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra (TOI)

Why read? (Harold Bloom)

What’s the one thing that stayed with you from your first boss? (Ankur Warikoo)

How IAS Vikranth Raja restored 178 water bodies in 3 months (BI)

The origin of the phrase ‘Banana Republic’ (Siddharth Misra)

The Ambani Garage (Team BHP)

Remembering Jagjit Singh (Ajay Mankotia)

Photos Tribute: Bhanu Athaiya (Mint)

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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 09 October, 2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Ideology in Xi Jinping’s China (John Garnault)

Why is China threatening Indian media on Taiwan (Organiser)

The endgame in Bastar (Open)

Kamala Harris and the other 1 % (Dinyar Patel)

What Turkey did to its Christians (Common Weal)

What working at Stripe has been like (Kalzumeus)

10 things to remember while buying health insurance (Vinay Mimani)

Rahul Tewatia and the romance of struggle (ESPN)

Profile: Mehmood (Hemant Morparia)

Profile: Ramnath Goenka (Nandita Singh)

The Mirpur massacre of 1947 (SAHF)

Stones of Silence : Ladhak & Beyond (Sunday Guardian)

On Lothal (Nikunj Pandharikar)

What’s a rule that was implemented that massively backfired? (Trung Phan)

What Sushi teaches us about Life & Career Success (Radman Tahmasebi)

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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 26 September, 2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

What’s a trade secret in the field that you work in? (Reddit)

Lessons from 1 Million Covid-19 Deaths (Salma Khalik)

Gavin Baker on Technology (The Market)

We are all algorithms now (Andrew Sullivan)

Honour and shame in Pakistan (Mehr Tarar)

Forced conversion of minor girls in Pakistan (Naila Inayat)

Why I fled China (Matthew Carney)

Yogi Adityanath’s anti-Mughal stand (Aabhas Maldahiyar)

Dr. Manmohan Singh-India’s biggest Economic Blunder (Aparajit Bharat)

Judicial overreach in Arun Shourie case (Makarand Paranjape)

Mistakes I made with my money (Ankur Warikoo)

The #1 Fitness Tip: Be Rich (Indi Samarajiva)

Shopping Dilemma (J Mathrubootham)

Recommended Car Air Fresheners (Team BHP)

10 Hindi track to remember S.P. Balasubrahmanyam (Mint)

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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 18 September,2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

2020 is not 1962 (Maroof Raza)

China draws comparison to Imperial Japan ( Katsuji Nakazawa)

Justice Arun Mishra: An assessment (Bar & Bench)

The India XI who played the first Test (Sreshth Shah)

The End of Hope in the Middle East (Foreign Policy)

The man who refused to spy (New Yorker)

The inside story of how the Ricketts family owned the Chicago Cubs (Deadspin)

When YSL launched Opium perfume (SCMP)

Career Advice for smart people (Shreyas Doshi)

On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs (David Graeber)

How philantrophy benefits the super rich (Guardian)

Being rich is not hard work (Indi Samarajiva)

On Aurangzeb’s tyranny and bigotry (True Indology)

Nanda Devi’s nuclear secret (LHI)

India’s pride: Atal Tunnel (Team BHP)

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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 11 September, 2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Philisophical contradictions fuel India-China tensions (M S Pratibha)

Xi Jinping is not going anywhere (M S Pratibha)

Balochistan is the Game Changer (My Ind)

Asim Bajwa’s dirty money is RAW Saazish (Naila Inayat)

Is India Space tech’s dark horse? (A Junior VC)

What Erwin Schrodinger said about the Upanishads (Science)

Why you should not do MTech (Dheeraj Sanghi)

Inside the Republic of Arnam Goswami (News Laundry)

JRD Tata: Patel should have been the PM (Adarsh Hegde)

Winston Churchill’s unpaid debt to Bangalore Club (Live Law)

English phrases commonly used in India but rarely elsewhere (Pushpendra Mohta)

Why Disney’s Mulan is a scandal (Washington Post)

How my mother & I became Chinese propaganda (New Yorker)

My mother downplayed her Indian Jewish heritage.I reclaim it (JWeekly)

Obituary: Kesavananda Bharati (Open)