Weekend Mega Linkfest : 13 December, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend :

Why is Assam burning (Kaushik Deka)

Sarma-Sonowal rivalry in Assam (Print)

The Influencer and the Hit Man ( One Zero )

The Gospel of Wealth according to Marc Benioff (Wired)

Imran Khan’s memory loss (Naila Inayat)

At the Nobel Prize Ceremony (Chiki Sarkar)

How climate change is hurting Bhutan ( Shivya Nath )

I was once a Socialist ( David Brooks )

What I learnt with my eyes shut ( Swanand Kelkar)

Driving Holiday in New Zealand (Team BHP)

NRIs will complain, complain, complain (J Mathrubootham)

The Etymology of @ (Madras Courier)

The Texas Archives War of 1842 ( Smithsonian )

The 1972 Battle of Khulna (Lt. Gen. H S Panag)

Nagasaki – The Last Bomb ( New Yorker)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 06 December, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Blood and Soil in Modi’s India (New Yorker)

Stoking recession fears (Bibek Debroy)

The Pawar-Fadnavis Rivalry (India Today)

Whatever it takes, even war with India (Ashraf Jehangir Qazi)

Inside China’s surveillance state (Time)

Muslim sons of a Brahmin Peshwa (Manu Pillai)

The false promise of morning routines (Atlantic)

The intoxicating history of gins (New Yorker)

Profile: Hyderabad Top Cop V S Sajjanar (Swarajya)

Found: India’s Moon Lander Crash Site (Smithsonian)

Mt: Everest: Chaos at the Top of the World (GQ)

Michael Gorbachev’s Pizza Hut Thanksgiving Miracle (Foreign Policy)

Everything Normal (J Mathrubootham)

The fish traders of Madras (Madras Courier)

Murshidabad: Death of a Capital (LHI)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 29 November, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The untold tale of armed Sukhois on 26/11 (Shiv Aroor)

On Anti-Semitism and Hate (Sacha Baron Cohen)

Can BJP do a Yediyurappa in Maharashtra? (Reuben Banerjee)

Pakistan Student Leader: Arooj Aurangzeb (Naila Inayat)

Fathima Latheef: Death on the Campus (Open)

The serial pet killer of Hong Kong (SCMP)

What it means to be French and Chinese (Guardian)

How America’s elites lost their grip (Anand Giridharadas)

Adam Sandler’s Ever Lasting Shtick (NY Times)

Drive: Meghalaya (Team BHP)

Tribute: Korea War Hero Lt. Col. Rangaraj (Op India)

Profile: Natural Icecreams’ Founder Raghunandan Kamath (Mint)

The Gara Saris of Parsis (LHI)

The Great Indian Education Con (Manu Joseph)

Why 536 was the worst year to be alive (Science Mag)

Weekend Mega Linkfest : 22 November, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend :

The Rope ( Captain Raghu Raman )

How our home delivery habit reshaped the world ( Guardian )

Shiv Sena’s last stand ( Open )

Ayodhya Verdict : Muslim Vs Muslim ( Q Faraz)

How Modi-Shah still win elections despite Anxiety Raj ( Rama Lakshmi )

How two interior designers took the fall for the Cali Cartel ( USA Today)

Tomato Crisis in Pakistan ( Naila Inayat )

Britain’s Meh Election ( Atlantic)

How Nepalese Gurkhas put down protests in Hong Kong in 1960’s ( SCMP )

Travelogue : Pushkar Camel Fair ( Team BHP )

I am Gangaram ( Telegraph )

Mithila art is having a feminist Renaissance ( Atlas Obscura )

Is reading over rated ? ( Manu Joseph )

Arwi – The Arab- Tamil language ( Madras Courier )

Vindaloo : The Curry of the Lads ( LHI )

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 15 November, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

On India’s Foreign Policy (S Jaishankar)

The Spirit of New India (Swapan Dasgupta)

Ram’s Ghar Wapsi (Makarand Paranjape)

A Chariot in history (Kanchan Gupta)

Maharashtra: The Politricks of Alliance (Outlook)

The case against Boeing (New Yorker)

A mosque celebrating a Hindu King (Manu Pillai)

Israel is guilty (Shahar Azani)

The silent plight of Sindh’s Hindu girls (Dawn)

On Hindu Pashtuns (Better India)

How Immigration became Britain’s most toxic issue (Guardian)

The Indians who built New Delhi (LHI)

The Mughal Princess venerated as a Mexican Saint (Madras Courier)

Photos: Venice Underwater (Atlantic)

Bangladesh Diary (Shashi Tharoor)