Weekend Mega Linkfest: 11 October, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Jeff Bezos’s Master Plan (Atlantic)

The Valley of abandoned Gods (Rahul Pandita)

On the Kurds (Frank)

Genocide in Kurdistan (James R Russell)

The US as a rogue state (Samanth Subramaniam)

Russia in the Middle East (Shajahan Madampat)

Voices from Xinjiang (Believer)

Michael Board- Blackjack Coach (SCMP)

On the Campaign Trail with Kamala Harris (Time)

Travelogue: Cambodia (Team BHP)

On Alexa (J Mathrubootham)

How robots guarded Buddha’s relics in Ancient India (Madras Courier)

The Red Taj (LHI)

The Judge who sentenced a ‘Peshwa’ (Manu Pillai)

Who was the real Freddie Mercury? (BBC)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 04 October, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Bob Iger remembers Steve Jobs (Vanity Fair)

The China hand in Kashmir (Brahma Chellaney)

Maharashtra Elections: A foregone verdict (Open)

Why the BJP, RSS want to own Gandhi (India Today)

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi (Insider)

How Billionaire David Shaw ensures his kid’s college admissions (Pro Publica)

Letter from Pakistan (Naila Inayat)

How travelling made me not want to “settle down” (Shivya Nath)

Scams with online travel bookings (Media Crooks)

Road Trip: Austria, Slovenia, Italy (Team BHP)

On non stop action (J Mathrubootham)

Why mythology is male oriented (Madras Courier)

Black Magic & a bureaucrat (Manu Pillai)

Belapur’s Strategic Fort (LHI)

Mumbai Meri Jaan (Arre)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 20 September, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Kashmir: The end of victimhood politics (Ram Madhav)

The rotting away of democracy (Pankaj Mishra)

The rising tensions in the Middle East (New Yorker)

Inside the raid on N Korea’s Madrid Embassy (Guardian)

The loneliness of the Delivery Man (Mint)

The rise of the Zombie Mall (Smithsonian)

The Grandmaster Diet (ESPN)

Sambit Patra gets roasted (You Tube)

An aging marathoner tries to run fast after 40 (Wired)

Very bad NRI advice (J Mathrubootham)

Jadavpur University has fallen (Op India)

The many loves of the Mountbattens (Manu Pillai)

Goa’s Feni Story (LHI)

What do I call my boyfriend in Hindi? (Arre)

Why do some people love reading? (Atlantic)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 13 September, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The once & future Imran Khan (Aatish Taseer)

How the killers of IAF officers got away (Rahul Pandita)

Russia’s Grid Hackers (Wired)

What College Admissions Offices really want (NY Times)

West Bengal celebrates Ganpati (Gossip Guru)

Naidu Vs Jagan Reddy (Swarajya)

The next Dalai Lama (DailyO)

Ditched by the Ummah (Pervez Hoodbhoy)

How Turkish TV is taking over the world (Guardian)

Trump, Rouhani & Netanyahu (TOI)

How Snooker originated in Ooty (Madras Courier)

A great robbery that shook the Raj (LHI)

On Austria’s National Dish (BBC Travel)

The ‘Jutti’ goes mod (Sohini Dey)

Madurai Diary (Outlook)

Weekend Mega Linkfest: 06 Sept, 2019

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

India is ready to touch down on the Moon (Wired)

The cost of Amazon’s Next-Day Delivery (Buzz Feed)

A honest look at India’s VC Industry (Quartz)

Bangladesh cannot hide history (Forbes)

Tauba, Tauba (Naila Inayat)

Why Sonia Gandhi won’t crack the whip in Congress (Rasheed Kidwai)

Commode for Chidambaram (India Today)

The politics of Lahore’s Hindu Temples (Dawn)

A Foodie’s guide to Israel (Spectator)

The Formula for Happiness (Dr. Daniel Crosby)

The Ballet Boy of Bengal (Better India)

Where is real friendship? (J Mathrubootham)

Madurai: Myths & Miracles (LHI)

Maratha blood & Persian veins (Manu Pillai)

Dead Sea Diary (Outlook)