Weekend Mega Linkfest: 09 December, 2022

Some off beat roads for the weekend:

How British colonialism killed 100 Million Indians in 40 years (Al Jazeera)

Gujarat: The enduring model (Open)

Iran’s moment of truth (Guardian)

Inside the underbelly of Karachi (Dawn)

The significance of Saudi-China summit (Arab News)

Gazing back to see China’s future (Engelsberg Ideas)

No one voted for Rishi Sunak’s austerity (Spiked)

Kylian Mbappe, the France Star (ESPN)

What’s next for the Japanese Football team? (Japan Times)

Jihad & the Baby Store (TOI)

Thread: The Jewish legacy of Kolkata (Satyanewshi)

The Advocate (Anuradha Kumar)

Sri Lank’s most beautiful train journey (BBC Travel)

Thread: 18 Pearls of Wisdom from Yoshida Kenko (Cultural Tutor)

Auto Review: Jeep Grand Cherokee (Team BHP)


Mega Linkfest: 02 December, 2022

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The Godfather, Saudi Style (Guardian)

How Joe Biden suckered Europe (Al Jazeera)

Payback time for Xi (Brahma Chellaney)

Watching China’s protests (American Conservative)

Germany exits FIFA World Cup (RT)

Popular unrest in Iran (Jacobin)

Punjabi migrants in Italy (Fifty Two)

Afghani migrants in America (Pro Publica)

Thread: Busting the IIT placement myth (Maheshwer Peri)

Drive: Dzongu & Borong (Team BHP)

Interview with author Pico Iyer (Mint)

Thread: Etymology of districts of Telangana (D Murali)

The story of Major Syamal Dev Goswami (Sentinels)

Varma Pazhassi Raja, Lion of Kerala (History)

Thread: Pandit Nehru & Japanese children (Paperclip)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 26 November, 2022

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Why China won’t end its Covid Zero policy (Japan Times)

War in Ukraine reaches a tipping point (American Conservative)

Anti-Shia violence in Afghanistan (Al Jazeera)

Qatar illustrates the ‘human rights’ industry (RT)

New Army Chief in Pakistan (DW)

Pakistan as the wretched disaster of too many (Dawn)

Why America goes to War (Enselberg)

Thread: Debunking myths about Elon Musk (MPU)

Are we really prisoners of geography? (Guardian)

Money runs modern soccer (Jacobin)

The dark side of Dating Apps (Open)

Thread: The Case of Bhima Koregaon (Lokesh)

Thread: Pulp fiction in India (IWTK)

Mahua: The Indian Liquor the British banned (BBC)

Thread: Roman walls of Lugo (Cultural Tutor)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 18 November, 2022

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Taiwan could be America’s Suez moment (American Conservative)

The Swedish Rape Crisis (Peter Sweden)

The tragedy of Russia (Spiked)

Bleak reality of Britain’s economy (Guardian)

What everyone got wrong about Brazil elections (Palladium)

Afghanistan’s Copper Deposits (Al Jazeera)

Thread: Afghanisation and De-Afghanisation of Orissa (Engineer Who)

Thread: Elon Musk lied about his degree (Capitol Hunters)

Thread: How Peter Thiel converted a retirement account into $5 Billion (Alex Banks)

How an AK-47 works (Tech Burrito)

Thread: The Kiss of Death (Manan Bhatt)

Life before Babri Masjid Demolition (Ramachandra Guha)

Resignation Letter of Pakistan’s first Law Minister J N Mandal (SPMRF)

Thread: How Amjad Khan became Gabbar (IWTKQuiz)

Travelogue: Eastern Himalayas (Team BHP)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 11 November, 2022

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The Age of Hypercontrol (M J Akbar)

Thread: Real villains of Delhi pollution (Agenda Buster)

On the EWS Quota (Vir Sanghvi)

Fiji’s plans to escape rising sea levels (Guardian)

Unprecedented political crisis in Pakistan (Jacobin)

Locked outside the Gates of Europe (Guernica)

Cambodia’s Cyber Slaves (ROW)

Bollywood in crisis (Al Jazeera)

Inside Elon Musk’s first meeting with Twitter employees (Verge)

Greenwashing has gone mainstream (RT)

The mirage of European Sovereignty (Palladium)

Fiction: Koru (Guernica)

Travelogue: Canara (Team BHP)

Thread: 15 Unique dishes from India (COB)

The sweet & sticky history of the Date (Smithsonian)