Weekend Mega Linkfest: 14 October, 2021

Some off beat reads for the long weekend:

Why & How Devi is celebrated during Navaratri festivities (Bibek Debroy)

The Triumph and Terror of Wang Huning ( Palladium )

Clash of China & India (RT)

Pakistan is facing an existential climate crisis (Al Jazeera)

Why the Afghans did not fight (Mohammad Hossein Jafarian)

America’s trust of the media is in the Gutter (NotTheBee)

MIT abandons its Mission. And Me (Bariweiss)

White Riot in New York (NYMag)

J&K Delimitation Exercise aims to correct a historical wrong ( News18)

What frightens Rahul Gandhi (Minhaz Merchant)

The Noakhali massacre of 1946 (Bibhu Ranjan Dash)

On work related burnout (Dr Devashish Palkar)

Instagram is toxic for teens. Here’s Why (MC)

The story of the Afghan bird at French Embassy (Xavier Chatel)

On India’s Marathon Culture (Fifty Two)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 01 October, 2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Why Modi wins (M J Akbar)

The pain of watching Afghanistan fall (Zarlasht Halimzai)

Karachi Vice: Life & Death in a divided city (Guernica)

How Istanbul became the Silicon Valley of mobile gaming (ROW)

The men who built Infosys (Fifty Two)

The myth of Angela Merkel (Spiked)

How Mihir Sen was targetted by Jyoti Basu (The Print)

How the US neutralized the Army of Shah of Iran (Ashkan Etemadi)

How Vipassana shaped my success story (Yuval Noah Harari)

The Moon is leaving us (Atlantic)

The lobby that wants to keep Nathuram Godse alive (Makarand Paranjape)

The iconography of Ganesha (Hindu Ascetic)

What modern India owes its Maharajahs (Manu Pillai)

The Faker (Truly Adventurous)

Travelogue: Drive to Spiti Valley (Team BHP)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 24 September, 2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Sarkari Musalman (Najmul Hoda)

The Enemy Within ( Minhaz Merchant)

New routes to making Covid-19 in the lab (Nicholas Wade)

How liberals made the British Empire (Unherd)

How Western media built up Ayatollah Khomeini (Ashkan Etemadi)

US’s secret dealings with revolutionary Iran (RT)

The rise & ruin of (Input Mag)

Food fraud & counterfeit cotton ( Samanth Subramanian)

Shehyrar Afridi in New York (Naila Inayat)

N Premawathi: Woman tuktuk driver in Sri Lanka (ROW)

20 Practical Career Lessons (Romeen Sheth)

24 things dying people wished they had done differently (Bryant S)

Kris Ashok & Indian cooking ( Shruti Rajagopalan)

How Visvesvaraya dammed the Cauvery (Fifty Two)

In search of Akba’s wise men (LHI)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 17 September, 2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

An Afghan tragedy (Anatol Lieven)

The criminal incompetence of the Americans (AB)

Could Washington support Balochistan Independence? (National Interest)

Canada is a pedestrian nation (Andrew Mitrovica)

Has Covid ended the neo-liberal era? (Guardian)

Covid Crisis: India’s lost generation (LA Times)

Revolt of the Delivery Workers (Verge)

The illiberalism at Portland State University (Peter Boghossian)

The Falling Man (Esquire)

The Asteroid that shaped the fortune of snakes (BBC Science)

A family story of racism, tenure and death (Neil Verma)

The origins of Ganesha (Hindu Aesthetic)

Food: Himachali Dhaam (Vikas Navratna)

Manoj Bajpayee: The Streaming Star (Open)

Obituary: Sir Clive Sinclair (Sky)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 03 September, 2021

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Indian Muslims and liberals are trapped in a toxic relationship (Najmul Hoda)

We’ve been burning for 20 years and more (M Hossein Jafarian)

How the US created a world of endless war (Guardian)

How Byjus hardsells its way to a meteoric rise (ROW)

Ambani Vs Adani (Swarajya)

The Crypto revolution has failed ( Greg Barker)

How Israel betrayed Indian Jews (LHI)

EU doesn’t want Afghan refugees (RT)

On building your Social Capital (Ahmed H)

What old money looks like in America (New Yorker)

The girl in the picture (Atavist)

The first week of ‘Intro to South Asia’ (Bihari American)

My interview with Elizabeth Holmes at Theranos (Jonwu)

The story of Bamiyan Buddhas ( Bharadwaj)

Charles Lynch and his legacy (Madras Courier)