Weekend Mega Linkfest: 24 March, 2023

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The Cover-Up (Seymour Hersh)

The man who mistook himself for Bhindranwale (Open)

The road to hell in Iraq (Spiked)

Iraq War Apologism is alive and well (Jacobin)

How Vajpayee ensured Indian troops didnt go to Iraq (NDTV)

The Taliban in Government (Al Jazeera)

US wades into Sino-Indian conflict (RT)

Xi’s visit to Russia (ORF)

President of European Commission has a Nazi pedigree (CA)

Pakistan’s Christian sweeper community (Dawn)

Bengaluru’s Darshini Wars (Mint)

Preaching in Arunachal Pradesh (Fifty Two)

A tribute to oncologist Dr C P Mathew (The Week)

Thread: Krishnaraja Wadiyar (True Indology)

Solo Trekking adventure in Nepal (Team BHP)


Mega Linkfest: 18 March, 2023

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

ED: The power of fear (Open)

Sena Vs Sena case (DailyO)

Kashmiri Jihad has disappeared (The Print)

China’s Two Front Conundrum (ORF)

Anti Black racism in Tunisia (Al Jazeera)

Britain’s backdoor Blashphemy Laws (Spiked)

Foreign mothers, Foreign tongues (Guardian)

Sindh: The Hakra & The Puran (Fifty Two)

Australia: ex PMs should take a vow of silence (SMH)

Music is dying in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (Dawn)

Thread: Alluri Sitarama Raju (True Indology)

How anti-India USCIRF promotes Christianity (First Post)

Thread: 10 of the most beautiful roads of India (Traveling Bharat)

Drive: Winter Spiti (Team BHP)

Thread: Chapter Wise Takeaways of the Bhagawad Gita (Shweta Kukreja)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 10 March, 2023

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

How is India viewed in China? (The Diplomat)

Xi Jinping handed unprecedented third term (Guardian)

China’s pivot against Israel (TOI)

Moldova looks the next Ukraine (Japan Times)

Saudi Arabia, Iran reach diplomatic agreement (Arab News)

Pakistan: Rising in the ruins (Open)

The White Revolutionaries (Engelsberg)

India’s Crypto industry is imploding (ROW)

How Punjab came to dominate the Army (Dawn)

What the History books don’t teach about Salt Satyagraha (HUYF)

Desert Hours (Jane Miller)

Thread: Why do elite colleges pump students in same 5 industries? (DP)

Drive: Sikkim in my Jeep Compass (Team BHP)

Street Food trail in Hanoi (Open)

Thread: What makes people happy? (Dr Julie Gurner)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 04 March, 2023

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Thread: South Africa has collapsed (Zombie Land)

Russia’s Lavrov gets cheers & jeers in India (WaPo)

The new Warsaw Pact (Engelsberg)

The West lives on in Afghanistan (Palladium)

New York Times has a Jesus problem (TOI)

Russophobia in America (RT)

India’s connectivity projects with Myanmar (ORF)

North East a success story (Shekhar Gupta)

Thread: Lies of Rahul Gandhi at Cambridge (Himanta Biswa Sarma)

Uddhav Thackeray’s hard fall (Open)

The trials of an Indian witness Nisar Ahmed (Guardian)

How Pakistan would view Abul Kalam Azad (DailyO)

The story of the Amur falcon (Mint)

Drive: Rann of Kutch (Team BHP)

The little known history of Champagne (BBC Travel)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 24 February, 2023

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Pakistan’s Alien Roots (Sai Deepak)

The rise of Amritpal Singh (Op India)

Thread: Roshni Act of J&K (Agenda Buster)

China’s position on the Ukraine Crisis (FMPRC)

Europe, Interrupted (American Conservative)

Baghdad Memories (Guardian)

Palestinian children are the explosives of the future (TOI)

Can India replace China to be voice of the Global South? (RT)

General Pervez Musharraf & I (Dawn)

Thread: Secular myths of a Christian West (Cogito)

The Suez Canal purchase (Engelsberg)

On Lord Dalhousie (HUYF)

Thread: Analysing one of the greatest speeches in history (CT)

Travelogue: Kamlang Tiger Reserve (Team BHP)

Fraternising with rats at Karni Mata Temple in Bikaner (Mint)