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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 05 August, 2022

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

How the West is losing Ukraine (Brahma Chellaney)

China’s lack of response to Pelosi visit (RT)

Abe Sinzo and the end of the Kishi era (ANU)

Who runs Pakistan? (Dawn)

The shadow war between Israel & North Korea (TOI)

Western media & the war on truth in Ukraine (Al Jazeera)

Balkan states creep closer to Russia (American Conservative)

Yemen’s socialist experiment (Jacobin)

On Russia’s Cultural Wars (Zocalo)

On the Zawahiri assassination (Vir Sanghvi)

Disaster at 18,200 feet (BI)

How Tomato ketchup became Indian (Fifty Two)

How the Pope created Europe’s first bureaucracy (Palladium)

Drive: Chikkamagaluru in a Jeep Compass (Team BHP)

The rise of open water swimming in India (Mint)

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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 29 July, 2022

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

President Xi Jinping warns President Biden on Taiwan (FMPRC)

A Son’s Pilgrimage for a Warrior Father (Archana Masih)

Thread: St. Xaviers and the Hindus (Savitri Mumukshu)

Britain’s Rishi Test (Minhaz Merchant)

The possible US attack on Iran (American Conservative)

Lipstick & the Jews (TOI)

Beirut, fragmented (Al Jazeera)

Peter Thiel ain’t no genius, just a rich guy (Jacobin)

Ukraine on my blood & mind (Owen Matthews)

Dupes & Duplicity (Damn Interesting)

The violent struggle between property & people (Indi Samarajiva)

Whiskey Trail in Ireland (Joanna Lobo)

Thread: Pune Food Trail (Junisha Dama)

Travelogue: Zanzibar (Team BHP)

Thread: Don’t take holiday membership (Dr Prashant Mishra)

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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 23 July, 2022

Some offbeat reads for the weekend:

The early India Internet (PeaBee)

The plot against Modi (Open)

Is Jharkhand going the Maharashtra way? (India Today)

Pakistani grooming gangs in UK (Spiked)

How Manchester sold itself to Abu Dhabi’s elite (Guardian)

War will decide the fate of Transnistria (Palladium)

US Strategic Ambiguity on Taiwan (American Conservative)

Pelosi’s Taiwan visit (RT)

Germany’s love affair with its cars (Enselberg)

Instagram is fueling a thrifting boom in South Asia (ROW)

Nikolai Vavilov, Soviet Scientist (Damn Interesting)

How Cesarean Births became a global epidemic (Zocalo)

The Prosperous Migrants (Rafia Zakaria)

Racism in Europe (Reddit)

Thread: Temples in Telugu states (Sada Shree)

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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 15 July, 2022

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The Colombo Spring ( Sasanka Perera)

Thread: China & Hambantota Port (Marina Rudyak)

Why Boris Johnson failed (Spiked)

Revealed: British SAS forces killed Afghan prisoners (BBC)

Germany’s prosperity is fueled by Russia (RT)

Should NATO admint Sweden & Finland? (Rand Paul)

Making sense of the Yemen War (Engelsberg Ideas)

The legacy of Shinzo Abe (Al Jazeera)

Twitter Vs Elon Musk (The Verge)

Why won’t Biden resign? (Andrew Tanner)

Thread: On the February 26th Incident of Japan (Nick Kapur)

Devouring the Heart of Portugal (Damn Interesting)

On statues of horses in Jharkhand (Fifty Two)

The Angel Assasin (Truly Adventurous)

Thread: Red Fort was built by Raja Anangpal (V Shuddhi)

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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 08 July, 2022

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

In defense of Harshad Mehta (Jyoti Mehta)

The fall of Uddhav Thackeray (Open)

The current crisis is bringing Russia & India closer (RT)

5 things that led to PM Johnson’s downfall (BBC)

Why Japan & Germany are rearming (Engelsberg Ideas)

Ukraine could tear Europe apart (American Conservative)

How South Africa’s black farmers were set up to fail (Guardian)

The Chinese Govt is stealing your technology (Verge)

Racist videos on China Tik Tok is a multi million $ industry (ROW)

Corruption: Africa’s undeclared pandemic (Al Jazeera)

The Kingpin of Shanghai (Damn Interesting)

14 ways in which the White Empire is overthrowing itself (Indi Samarajiva)

Drive: Off roading in a Jeep Compass (Team BHP)

Thread: 15 powerful Visuals about Psychology & Life (Strong Minded)

Obituary: Shinzo Abe (NY Times)