Weekend Mega Linkfest : 20 August, 2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Deeply moved by PM Modi’s gesture for Olympians (Kapil Dev)

Biden’s most heartless betrayal ( Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

The end of Pax Americana (Brahma Chellaney)

The fall of an American Empire (Spiked)

What I learned while eavesdropping on the Taliban (Atlantic)

How Covid-19’s origins were obscured (Bulletin)

The smooth compromise of Obama’s iconography (Guardian)

The true enemy of Islamists (Slavoj Zizek)

Stablecoins find a use in Africa’s most volatile markets (ROW)

The man who found India’s State Emblem (LHI)

Khudadad Khan: First Indian to be awarded Victoria Cross (MC)

Nikita Krushchev on early Russian impressions of India ( Russia Beyond)

How British conquered Maharashtra so swiftly (The Mahrattas)

Some ancient Indian health tips (Prema Lakshminarayan)

Poem: Home ( Warsan Shire )

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