Weekend Mega Linkfest: 14 January, 2022

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Djokovic’s strange Australian odyssey (New Yorker)

How UK Universities have become sheep factories (Arif Ahmed)

China is watching Ukraine with interest (Atlantic)

How Russia is dividing Germany (Tarik Cyril Amar)

The challenges of operating a Airbnb in Cuba (ROW)

My Palestinian friend was killed by Israeli police (Guardian)

A reckless Israeli film crew in Nigeria (TOI)

The Con artist who sold investors a fake country (Hustle)

Drive: Rann of Kutch (Team BHP)

Dwarka: India’s submerged ancient city (BBC Travel)

The end of Karachi’s Empress market (Guernica)

How the Elgin marbles ended up in England (Smithsonian)

Kolkata’s Pice hotels (LHI)

Mohammed Sanaullah: The Foreigner (Fifty Two)

Neil Nongkynrih: India’s Piano legend (Madras Courier)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 07 January, 2022

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

How Britain falls apart (Atlantic)

Is Kazakhstan the next Ukraine? (TOI)

What France can learn from an Algerian football victory (Al Jazeera)

Why Iran will never forget US killing of Soleimani (Scott Ritter)

Japan’s new Aoyama Clan (Palladium)

The fightback against wokeness has begun (Spiked)

On President’s Rule (Alok Prasana)

On the Natraja (Prema L)

Dr. Bhagwan Singh Vs Michael Witzel on Aryan Migration (Satish Verma)

How the Potato chip took over America ( Smithsonian)

The curse of the Girlboss (Unherd)

The so called patriots of Bollywood (Tattvam Asi)

The Marshall-Vengsarkar rivalry (Random Cricket)

When Pakistan claimed the Andaman & Nicobar Islands (LHI)

The Pedagogy of Kindness (Sumana Roy)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 24 December , 2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Why Indian women are hooked to Asian skincare (Mint)

Interview with R Ashwin (Cricket Monthly)

Thread: Final Takeaways from the Farm Bills (Jyotilaxmi Kurup)

The Bill to change the Preamble to the Constitution (Roshni DSouza)

China cannot silence me ( Nyrola Elima )

America must optimise or collapse ( Murtaza Hussain)

Why the West cannot leave Hong Kong alone (RT)

Pakistanis don’t know what to do with their pre-Islamic history (Rafia Zakaria)

The economics of Broadway shows (Hustle)

The Secret is Crime ( Palladium )

In pursuit of Ladakh’s soft gold (Nat Geo)

Kanaklata Barua: Assam’s teenage martyr (LHI)

Solo: 3 Boats, 3 Men, 1 Race (Fifty Two)

7 Lessons from Yale’s most popular class (Zain Khan)

Real videos of Veer Savarkar (Rakesh Salunke)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 18 December, 2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The Re-Hinduisation of India (Open)

In PM’s work , echoes of a Maratha Queen’s legacy (IE)

Tse Chi Lop: The world’s most innovative Drug Lord (Toronto Life)

Hu Xijin: China’s Troll King (Guardian)

Delhi’s trash problem (Roshni D’Souza)

Its time for Boris Johnson to go (Giles Fraser)

Jewish extremist violence against Arabs (TOI)

The resurgence of Marcos dynasty in Philippines (Al Jazeera)

10 years of Kim Jong Un (Tom Fowdy)

Yale’s secret society Skull & Bones (Palladium)

How Shein reinvented fast fashion (RoW)

How Saffron Stays changed weekend getaways (Mint)

How Congress leaders reacted to Dwyer’s assassination ( Yung Bhujang)

How custard changed India’s sweet tooth ( Sharanya Deepak)

The story of the free eater (Dr. Prashant Mishra)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 10 December,2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Obituary: General Bipin Rawat (PSU Watch)

Why Tibet is still crucial to India-China relations ( Mint )

Singapore is turning into a surveillance state nightmare (ROW)

Yemen war intensifies (RT)

The great Islamphobic con (Spiked)

The Second Death of Jiao Yulu (Palladium)

A surreal encounter with Yasser Arafat (Dan Perry)

The Butcher of Havana (Atavist)

The Indian Army: Story of Integration (LHI)

Half a Billion of Bitcoin lost in the dump (New Yorker)

Future Buses: Hydrogen or Electric? (Wired)

Blood, Sweat, Turmeric (Shilpi Suneja)

Drive: Meghalaya (Team BHP)

Hiking: Japan’s 1000km hiking trail (BBC Travel)

A dog’s life in Gurgaon (Nehmat Kaur)