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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 23 July, 2021

Some offbeat reads for the weekend:

The secret history of the Tata, Mistry, Wadia feud ( Coomi Kapoor)

Why the Dalai Lama deserves the Bharat Ratna (Tsewang Rigzin)

Afghanistan: Peace of the Graveyard (M J Akbar)

Why the Canadian Left is burning down churches (Unherd)

A famine in Madagascar (Al Jazeera)

Delivery apps are killing Singapore’s food stalls (RoW)

Whats it like to be a refugee in Britain (Guardian)

Israel in meltdown over Ben & Jerrys ice cream (RT)

How Israelis & Gazans got jailed in Bulgaria (TOI)

Tiki Girl (Amanda Lee Koe)

Thread: Bal Gangadhar Tilak (Ratnakar Sadasyula)

The third attack on Pearl Harbor (ButWhatFor)

The legend of Manasa Devi (Hindu Aesthetic)

The tragic story of India’s greatest spy (MC)

5 acts of kindness of Robin Williams (Goodable)

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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 16 July, 2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The Uyghur Chronicles (Atlantic)

Cuba: The invisible boot (Antonio Garcia Martinez)

I wish I didn’t live in Durban (Paddy Harper)

Erik Prince’s $ 10 Billion private army in Ukraine ( Time)

How China censors video games (Guardian)

President Kamala would destroy America (Unherd)

Bollywood: Sunset on Khan Market ( Kaveree Bamzai )

Sonu Sood: Hero or Villain? (Hawk Eye)

The last King of Burma (Ahana Bag)

The epic battle of Pavan Khind (Historify Today)

A peek into Panaji’s history (Mint)

The horrific history of the English word ‘juggernaut’ (Savitri Mumukshu)

The Clairvoyant (Truly Adventurous)

Vaishali Shadangule: First Indian woman at Paris Couture Week (BI)

Which oils are used for frying Indian Namkeens? (Swetha Sivakumar)

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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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Mega Linkfest: 02 July, 2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The Lazarus heist (BBC)

Can we survive extreme heat? (Rolling Stone)

Xi’s message to the West (RT)

East Jerusalem is at a boiling point (TOI)

Kashmir: The road from Gupkar (Rahul Pandita)

Water revolution in Rudraprayag (BI)

Laurel & Hardy: Kings of Comedy (Madras Courier)

The long history of ‘Bombay Time’ (Atlas Obscura)

What British rule really did for India (Amartya Sen)

Operation Barbarossa ( Spiked)

Biju Patnaik: Lord of the Skies (LHI)

My grandfather, the Zionist (NY Mag)

Memories of a Honduran coup (Al Jazeera)

In a world without Sushi ( Juhea Kim)

In photos: Golden cape made from silk of a million spiders (Guardian)

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Weekend Mega Linkfest: 25 June, 2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The revolt against liberalism (Guardian)

The tyranny of Woke Capitalism ( Spiked)

The Sangh and Modernity (Ram Madhav)

Beijing’s useful idiots (UnHerd)

Iran at a crossroads (Marwan Bishara)

I am afraid to be Jewish in France ( Toni Kamins)

Clash of the Islanders ( Toronto Life)

The legend of the ‘Serpent Mosque’ (LHI)

The Himalayan peak off limts to climbers (BBC)

Why does Jerry Seinfeld still work hard? (Inc)

How Udupi spread its vegetarian cuisine across the world (SCMP)

Edward Dyer, His Beer & Whiskey (Madras Courier)

Udaybhan Rathore & myth making in Maratha History (EngrWho)

The thriving business of ‘IKEA hacking’ (Hustle)

The Zero stones of Pune & London (Syndrome)