Weekend Mega Linkfest: August 12,2016

Some off beat reads for the long weekend:

How the Arab World came apart (NYTimes)

The Un-Indian Civil Service (Shashi Tharoor)

India in 70 Ideas (Tunku)

In praise of failure (Ben Evans)

How the World Bank’s biggest critic became its President (Guardian)

Is Pakistan isolated? (Dawn)

How to start a startup (Sanjeev Bhikchandani)

My pre-worshipped BMW 328i (Team BHP)

Why are Indians not honoring their drinking heritage? (DailyO)

The Kolhapuri Chappal is dying (Outlook)

World’s oldest gold object (Smithsonian)

Gossip: Stash of cash for AAP party (Gossip Guru)

Hrithik Roshan: A fading star (Mint)

Why self-help Guru James Altucher owns only 15 things (NYTimes)

Science reveals how to take the perfect vacation (Tech Insider)

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