Weekend Mega Linkfest:Feb 15,2013

Some interesting off beat reads for the weekend:

How Arindam Chaudhuri made a fortune off India’s middle classes (Caravan)

Interview of Lt.Gen Shahid Aziz of Pakistan on the Kargil war (Outlook)

An application for the job of the Pope (Open)

Prachanda’s long tussle for power in Nepal (Caravan)

Manmohan Singh’s doodles (Newslaundry)

How Motherson Sumi became a giant auto parts manufacturer (ForbesIndia)

Stock Selection:The most important number (Moneylife)

Andaman & Nicobar Islands:A security challenge (IDR)

How Tom Serres raised 8 Million $ in two weeks (Forbes)

Why beef is becoming more like chicken (Slate)

The return of Muqtada al-Sadr (ForeignAffairs)

50 years ago:The world in 1963 (Atlantic)

The Hollywood portfolio (VanityFair)

Salesmen of the Apocalypse (BusinessWeek)

Massive meteor breaks over Russia (Smithsonian)

The world of master criminals (GreatBong)

The story behind the Pope’s resignation (UnrealTimes)

Michael Jordan has not left the building (ESPN)

Anatomy of a Heroin ring (Chicagoreader)

How did Susan Miller become the go-to astrologer in New York? (Nymag)

Pandora’s inbox (SashiTharoor)

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