Weekend Mega Linkfest: 26 June, 2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Chinese Dragon on doorstep (Major Manik Jolly)

Is India still paying for Nehru’s China policy? (M J Akbar)

When M K Narayanan stalled Siachen deal (DNA)

George Soros Vs People of Inda (Jonathan West)

How I became a poker champion in less than a year (Atlantic)

Tinder, Sailor, Hooker, Pimp (Military Times)

Arab slavery of Blacks continues (Federalist)

Growing up Sansei in LA (Guernica)

An asylum seeker in the UK (Al Jazeera)

The end of tourism? (Guardian)

Travelogue: Cuba (Team BHP)

Why do traditional Andhra homes have copper pillars? (BI)

Mumbai’s first European Resident (LHI)

On Timur, founder of Timurid Dynasty (Bharat Putra)

On the 1921 Moplah Massacre (Rakesh Krishnan Simha)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 19 June, 2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Understanding the military buildup at the India-China border (IISS)

Using satellite imagery on the India-China border (Nathan Ruser)

India’s delusions on China should end (WaPo)

Sino-India relations hits a new low (SCMP)

The ‘Five Fingers’ of the Tibetan Palm (Suhasini Haider)

A look at Nepal’s map machinations (DailyO)

Covid has exposed Kejriwal (Ruhi Tiwari)

Tamil Nadu Doctors have found an effective way to cure Covid (Lede)

The White Man in that photo (Films For Action)

Stop calling Daren Sammy ‘Kalu’ (ESPN)

Interview with Naval Ravikant (You Tube)

Marxist Lies in our textbooks – Dr. Vikram Sampath (You Tube)

Why I was suspended as an Air Asia Pilot (Capt Gaurav Taneja)

How Salman Khan’s family destroyed my career (Abhinav Singh Kashyap)

History: Malik Ambar- The Deccan’s African Defender (LHI)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 12 June, 2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

How Hong Kong caught fire (Guardian)

America’s reckoning (Time)

The Virus will win (Atlantic)

Pakistan: The grimmest comedy (Khurram Husain)

Lebanon in turmoil as currency collapses (Al Jazeera)

The Palestinian appropriation of Black pain (TOI)

India’s Tibet dilemma (Seshadri Chari)

A crisis of faith in Congress (Open)

In the absence of travel, what’s a travel writer to do? (Guernica)

A hard life: Teaching yoga in Bali (SCMP)

The Presidential Cars of India (Team BHP)

Christopher Columbus statues beheaded across America (Smithsonian)

How Pepsi’s $32 Billion typo caused riots in the Philippines (Medium)

Duleep Singh: The Tragic Prince (LHI)

From a Nehru Dynasty fan to a Modi Bhakt (Mohan Sinha)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 05 June, 2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

George Soros Vs Modi (You Tube)

Gossip: Fake Tak (Sameet Thakkar)

Hong Kong was never really British (RT)

Turkey is winning in Libya (Al Jazeera)

Police Vs Protestors in the US (T Greg Doucette)

Mahadeva as Nataraja (Srikanta Krsnamacharya)

Karakoram : A high altitude travel diary (You Tube)

History lessons from Galwan (Claude Arpi)

Climate change will make this century even worse (Indi Samarajiva)

One idea (J Mathrubootham)

Why my black parents were so strict (Atlantic)

The power of crowds (Guardian)

How Vivek Mahbubani became the funniest person in Hong Kong (SCMP)

JJ Murphy: Kerala’s rubber man (LHI)

Obituary: Basu Chatterjee (Mint)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 29 May, 2020

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The recently foiled terror attack in Pulwama (Harpreet)

The scam of the Delhi Golf Club & Delhi Gymkhana (Sumona Chakraborty)

The tense India-China standoff in the Himalayas (Al Jazeera)

China, India don’t need US help on their frictions (Wang Wenwen)

The idea of a Hindu Rashtra (Swarajya)

Yoga with Adriene (Guardian)

Aesthetics of behavior (M J Akbar)

The Khan brothers of Mumbai Cricket (Outlook)

Life after Zoom (J Mathrubootham)

I lived through Cyclone Amphan (Sharmishta Gooptu)

I travelled on the Vande Bharat Mission (Ananya Agarwal)

Colonialism was worse than Nazism (Indu Samarajiva)

Navsari-Home to the Parsis (LHI)

An account of a Chinese soldier during 1962 war (Medium)

How to safely use air conditioners during the pandemic (Mint)