Mega Linkfest: 18 February, 2023

Wishing readers on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Investing in Yogi (Open)

Thread: Mitrokhin Archives on the Congress Party (Agenda Buster)

Iran’s regime is in free fall (TOI)

Pakistan shouldn’t blame the Chinese (Dawn)

UK Christianity, out with a whimper (American Conservative)

How the West used Kiev to take on Moscow (RT)

Turkey has a knack for picking the losing side (Print)

What ails Google (Praveen Seshadri)

Bengal Opium (Engelsberg)

The fight over Bettiah (Fifty Two)

Battle for Harlem (Truly Adventurous)

Thread: On how Hindus are dehumanised (Dibakar Dutta)

Varanasi: India’s holy ‘City of Death’ (BBC Travel)

Travelogue: Kudremukha (Team BHP)

Thread: Why are the ancient Greeks so important? (Cultural Tutor)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 10 February, 2023

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

How America took out the Nord Stream Pipeline (Seymour Hersh)

Why Ajit Doval met Vladimir Putin in Moscow (DailyO)

Turkish Earthquake & Erdogan (Guardian)

What is happening in Gwadar? (Dawn)

US-China War by 2025 (RT)

Everywhere Berlin (American Conservative)

Pervez Musharraf, the Accidental Dictator (M J Akbar)

The making of the Kargil disaster (Dawn)

Thread: Jallianwala Bagh of the South (Bharadwaj)

How people behave after a major earthquake (Manu Joseph)

Why Indian police shut down cities for VVIPs (Vir Sanghvi)

How Hindu Temples are being harassed in Kerala (Swarajya)

Thread: Why is India the most populous country? (Tomas Pueyo)

Why 2023 is the Year of Millets (BBC Travel)

Thread: Mughal-E-Azam (The Paperclip)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 04 February, 2023

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

The mystery of Ramanujan’s dreams (Kristin Posehn)

Speech at 80th Anniversary of Battle of Stalingrad (Putin)

Chinese spy balloon over US military sites (Al Jazeera)

What to expect when Palestinian Authority collapses (TOI)

UK looks at Brexit with regret (Spiked)

Yamagami Tetsuya’s Revenge (Palladium)

Pompeo and the Saudi Prince (American Conservative)

The ‘Ideal’ Muslim Woman (Nadeem Paracha)

Thread: How Decathlon became #1Sports Brand of India (FinFloww)

The 1948 massacre of Maharashtrian Brahmins (Op India)

How ancient Hindu knowledge influenced German scientists (MIMG)

Thread: Insights from Dr Jaishankar (Shashank Mattoo)

The Divine Deities from Kantara (LHI)

Bijapur: Victory City (Fifty Two)

Thread: Where did the $ sign come from ? (CT)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 27 January, 2023

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

West is ‘In a War with Russia’ (Viktor Orban)

India’s indifference to Pakistan (M J Akbar)

Pakistan’s dark age (Al Jazeera)

Croatia’s ties with Nazism (TOI)

Brazil :Bolsonaro’s long shadow (Baffler)

Vietnam’s Red Napoleon (Palladium)

Amsterdam’s Under Water Garage (Verge)

The Native Americans who visited Europe (Smithsonian)

Humans Vs Elephants in Hassan (Fifty Two)

Thread: Savitribai Phule was a British missionary (True Indology)

Society weddings in Pakistan (Dawn)

On Fauda’s global journey (Mint)

Thread: Book Launch Strategy of ‘Atomic Habits’ (Rahul Mathur)

Grand Palaces of India (LHI)

Thread: The first known writer in human history (CT)


Weekend Mega Linkfest: 20 January, 2023

Some off beat reads for the weekend:

Ilham Aliyev & the making of Azerbaijan (Palladium)

Exposing the fraud that is BBC (Anand Ranganathan)

Japan rearms for war (RT)

Finland & Estonia PMs- ‘ Girl Boss’ Militarism (American Conservative)

Thread: How NATO provoked Russia (Venkatesh Ragupathi)

Pakistan & Bollywood: A broken bond (Al Jazeera)

Pranksters harassing Indian Scam Call Centres (ROW)

The truth about China’s Cultural Revolution (Guardian)

How GDR fell in love with the West (Engelsberg)

Joshimath: Once upon a town (Open)

Thread: Nizamuddin Auliya (True Indology)

Unceasing struggle of the Adivasis of Palamau (Fifty Two)

The Hamilton Road in Kurdistan (BBC Travel)

Thread: The Thinker of Rodin (Cultural Tutor)

Obituary:Mukkaram Jah Bahadur, Nizam of Hyderabad (Dawn)