Wide Angle - Joel Indrupati

Religion: Where is it taking us?
Apr 20

Religion: Where is it taking us?

“A Muslim politician and a Jewish leader in Berlin are raising funds to fix a synagogue wrecked by Nazis in 1938.” “Christian...

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How Safe is Air Travel, Really?
Apr 13

How Safe is Air Travel, Really?

Every life matters. But, sadly, 257 people have lost their lives in Wednesday’s air crash, near Algeria ’s capital city Algiers. The...

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The Kohinoor Diamond: A Troubled Tale
Apr 06

The Kohinoor Diamond: A Troubled Tale

As recently as in 2015, there were calls for the Kohinoor diamond to be returned to India. But the British government remained silent. And the...

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Ball tampering: A bad week for cricket
Mar 30

Ball tampering: A bad week for cricket

“I’ll do everything I can to make up for my mistake and the damage it has caused”. That’s what Steve Smith, the now...

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Data: Is it now a weapon of mass misinformation
Mar 23

Data: Is it now a weapon of mass misinformation

The 2016 election win of Trump, in the USA. The 2016 vote for Brexit, in the UK. The 2015 elections, in Nigeria. What is common to all three? It is...

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My brief history with Stephen Hawking’s books
Mar 16

My brief history with Stephen Hawking’s books

A Mathematics professor at the US University of Wisconsin-Madison did something interesting. Using the highlights feature of Amazon’s...

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Barbie and her changing form
Mar 09

Barbie and her changing form

Next year, on this day, Barbie will be 60 years old. Of course, she will continue to retain her youthful looks even though, of late, she has put on...

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The rise of the third culture kids
Mar 02

The rise of the third culture kids

The term for “those who live much of their developmental years in a culture other than that of their parents” is ‘Third Culture...

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Is the world running on battery power?
Feb 23

Is the world running on battery power?

Battery power, phone memory, and an Internet connection have now become the primary needs of the early 21st century. My grandfather would not...

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The Days of Digital Distortion: What Can We Do? 
Feb 16

The Days of Digital Distortion: What Can We Do? 

People who are somewhat ignorant, but fully fervent, are present in all classes, in all religions, and in all countries. There is nothing wrong...

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SpaceX’s new rocket launch: The changing future
Feb 09

SpaceX’s new rocket launch: The changing future

‘Space Oddity’ is a song by the late David Bowie. And so is ‘Starman’. If you’ve listened to these songs, you will...

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US Business: Trillion Dollar Tech Firms?
Feb 02

US Business: Trillion Dollar Tech Firms?

Apple, Amazon, Alphabet? Which one, among all the public-listed companies in USA, will become the first trillion dollar company? Simple. We have to...

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India’s Busiest Airports: Challenges Ahead
Jan 26

India’s Busiest Airports: Challenges Ahead

“With nearly 47,500 flights, Mumbai-Delhi is world’s third busiest air route.” In 2017, only the Jeju-Seoul Gimpo route (with over...

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Dan Brown’s new book: Robert Langdon’s Latest Chase
Jan 19

Dan Brown’s new book: Robert Langdon’s Latest Chase

In mid-November, when I went to purchase ‘Origin’, the latest book of Dan Brown, I had asked how many copies had been sold, till...

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A button and a book: Trump strikes back!
Jan 05

A button and a book: Trump strikes back!

“US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was caught crouching under Donald J. Trump’s Oval Office desk on Wednesday, in an attempt to...

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The Calendar Complex
Dec 29

The Calendar Complex

What? Gone already? Another seventeen years, after the year 2000? But, wasn’t it just yesterday that we were all suffering from that...

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Christmas Movies: Magic and Money
Dec 22

Christmas Movies: Magic and Money

A few years ago, our children had groaned with disappointment, when I brought home a movie DVD called  “It’s a Wonderful...

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Climate change: A reality check
Dec 15

Climate change: A reality check

In Michael Crichton’s book ‘State of Fear’ that I had read 12 years ago, he portrays a world were Eco-terrorism thrives. The job...

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