Weekend Mega Linkfest: December 08,2017

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

When a temple was besieged in Ayodhya (Manu Pillai)

Rahul Gandhi: The new Boss (Open)

The garland on Anantapura’s Ambedkar statue (Rural India)

The Nautch Girls of Sonepur Mela (IQ)

God’s plan for Mike Pence (Atlantic)

Cambodia’s figure skaters (SCMP)

Jerusalem and the remaining naysayers (Jawed Naqvi)

The Great Game moves from Asia Pacific to Indo Pacific (ATimes)

Shaolin Summer (NatGeo)

Bitcoin mining has a large carbon footprint (Wired)

Everest Base Camp Trek (TeamBHP)

Ownership Review: Jeep Compass 4×4 (TeamBHP)

14 Survival Tips that one day can save your life (BrightSide)

How Chola Bronzes came to be made (Swarajya)

Ayodhya Diary (Outlook)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 01 December, 2017

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The Hindu Inflexion (Swapan Dasgupta)

How BJP took control of Amul (Scroll)

Is Rahul Gandhi a charlatan? (Kanchan Gupta)

The new American Way of War (Time)

Why a generation in Japan is facing a lonely death (NYTimes)

How the sandwich consumed Britain (Guardian)

Will Myanmar’s Rohingya rebels respond? (ATimes)

Pakistan: The rot within (Dawn)

Arabs,Jews and Israel’s pork industry (Long Reads)

The delusion that could conquer the world (Atlantic)

A much hyped startup-Carnation-goes bankrupt (TeamBHP)

Assertiveness Training (Susan Sheu)

Keystone habits: How small changes can improve your life (Louis Chew)

Operation Trident: Indian Navy’s greatest victory (BI)

Lakshadweep Diary (Outlook)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: November 17, 2017

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The Uncounted (NYTimes)

How Pakistan’s military helped in the Saudi purge (ATimes)

Robert Mugabe: The banality of evil (Open)

Islamabad under siege (Dawn)

Bill Browder, Putin Enemy # 1 (GQ)

How Trump walked into Putin’s Web (Guardian)

The child brides of Nepal (SCMP)

The Tech Industry’s Gender Discrimination Problem (New Yorker)

Meet the Tesla Truck (Wired)

Road Trip: Arunachal Pradesh (Team BHP)

Congress: The War Within (Gossip Guru)

The real life story of Maria Von Trapp (Smithsonian)

11 common things that can land you in jail in foreign countries (Nat Geo)

Busan Diary (Outlook)

Dressing up Padmavati (Sunday Standard)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: November 10,2017

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The inside story of the Saudi night of long knives (ATimes)

Albania: Land of Vendettas  (VQR Online)

Shenzhen: First city to have all-electric bus fleet (SCMP)

The ugly truth of the first world war (Pankaj Mishra)

How Britain did Gaddafi’s dirty work (Guardian)

Russian money in Silicon Valley (Atlantic)

The inside story of Venture Capital’s messiest breakup (Wired)

The woman who tried to take down Darwin (Smithsonian)

Battle for Gujarat: Amit Shah in the vanguard (Open)

Tamil Nadu: Star studded contests (Gossip Guru)

Spoof: Obama sinks family savings (The Onion)

Two daughters and sons-in-law (Jawed Naqvi)

Remembering Dina, Jinnah’s daughter (Akbar Ahmed)

The return of Malayalam Cinema’s only female superstar (Caravan)

The new Directors of Bollywood (Outlook)

Weekend MegaLinkfest: November 03,2017

Some offbeat reads for the weekend:

How it feels to lose $30,000 in bitcoin (Wired)

There never was a real tulip bubble (Smithsonian)

Asia braces for US rate hikes (Asia Times)

The war against Pope Francis (Guardian)

The 2017 Raid De Himalaya (TeamBHP)

Pakistan, the Land of the Intolerant (Mohammed Hanif)

Four Everyday designs that are pukka Indian (Scroll)

Meet the Dogfather of Mumbai (YS)

The Oxford of Gujarat (Mint)

How Mumbai police tracked down Pallavi’s killer (Rahul Pandita)

How Udipi hotels unwittingly curbed caste segregation (Scroll)

Some unknown facts about Bangalore that are hard to believe (Quora)

It was never love (Dr. Irfan Zafar)

How Tintin led a Belgian anthropologist to Java (SCMP)

Pranab Dada: Re-Hinduising Congress (Gossip Guru)