Weekend Mega Linkfest: 09 July, 2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

What Yogi did right (Open)

Why did India open a backchannel to the Taliban? (Al Jazeera)

Pakistan’s games in Afghanistan (Seema Sirohi)

The toppling of Saddam’s statue (Guardian)

America’s empires always fail (Unherd)

The assasination of Haiti President (RT)

How migrant caravans are organized (RoW)

India’s first Arab Governor (LHI)

The star ingredient in Cambodian food (BBC Travel)

Angampora: Sri Lankan Martial Art (Atlas Obscura)

How profits from Opium shaped 19th Century Boston (Wbur)

The Jatinga bird mystery (Madras Courier)

The 1904 Olympic marathon (Smithsonian)

Confucian Parenting advice (Indi Samarajiva)

Obituary: Dilip Kumar (Jai Arjun Singh)

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