Wide Angle - Joel Indrupati

What do I think of  ‘The Crown’?
Aug 18

What do I think of ‘The Crown’?

It does not matter to ‘The Crown’ what I think. But I suppose I can still express my thoughts on it. I am not talking here about Her...

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Dunkirk: History or hype?
Aug 11

Dunkirk: History or hype?

“In the grey chill of dawn today in a south-eastern port, war correspondents watched with incredulous joy the happening of a...

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Vacation time and social media sharing
Jul 28

Vacation time and social media sharing

Sandeep is in Madrid, Spain. Julie is in Pisa, Italy and Thuraya is in Guangzhou, China. Danny is in Goa, India and Shailaja is in Zurich,...

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Passwords and Pin Numbers: A Memory Muddle?
Jul 21

Passwords and Pin Numbers: A Memory Muddle?

How many passwords can one remember? And, what about PIN numbers? Or those security-answers? To unlock or open software and hardware systems today,...

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Wimbledon 2017: A new champ ahead?
Jul 14

Wimbledon 2017: A new champ ahead?

Two big upsets and one hope. When it comes to world’s top tennis players, that’s what remains in this year’s Wimbledon...

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Space exploration: New lens to mankind’s eyes
Jul 07

Space exploration: New lens to mankind’s eyes

It has been in development for 20 years, at a staggering cost of $8.7 billion. And it is now set to launch in October 2018. In fact, it had been...

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The forms of social media religion
Jun 30

The forms of social media religion

If ‘Facebook’ were a religion, it would be the second largest religion in the world. That’s what we got to know this week, when...

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British, and the monarchy
Jun 23

British, and the monarchy

“Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping.” Prince Harry of United Kingdom said this in an exclusive interview to a leading news...

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Of books, E-books and audio books
Jun 16

Of books, E-books and audio books

“Where do you read? And how? E-book? On a plane?” Bill Gates was asked this, by TIME magazine interviewers. “I keep thinking I...

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White House wedding
Jun 02

White House wedding

On this day, 131 years ago, there was a marriage in the White House, the official residence of the US President. About 40 people had gathered in the...

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Roger Moore - The Spy Who Fascinated Me
May 26

Roger Moore - The Spy Who Fascinated Me

What is common to Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig? Okay. That was easy. They are all...

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Diamonds: Of heart and blood
May 12

Diamonds: Of heart and blood

“7.7 million US dollar bid, for Sierra Leone 709-carat diamond, fails.” “Oklahoma woman finds 2.65-carat diamond at Arkansas...

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Quotes and misquotes
May 05

Quotes and misquotes

“Play it again, Sam”. Isn’t this the famous line from the film ‘Casablanca’? No. It’s not. Or that’s what...

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Nizam of Hyderabad: miserly or magnanimous?
Apr 28

Nizam of Hyderabad: miserly or magnanimous?

As my alma mater began its 100th anniversary celebrations on Wednesday, 26 April, I thought I should pay tribute to the man who founded it. The...

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Money in the Emails 
Apr 14

Money in the Emails 

I feel very important. Every time I receive an email from some princess of an African tribal king, or some widow of a Latin American dictator,...

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Is truth dead? and other questions
Apr 07

Is truth dead? and other questions

“Is Truth Dead?”, asks the cover of TIME magazine dated 3 April 2017. The story inside, however, does not deal with the philosophy of...

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Amazon - Souq.com : A timely takeover?
Mar 31

Amazon - Souq.com : A timely takeover?

It is “the biggest-ever technology M&A transaction in the Arab world” according to Goldman Sachs, the global investment-banking and...

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State secrets and the age of leaks
Mar 24

State secrets and the age of leaks

The secret is out!This is what newspapers, news-websites and social media tweets, boasted last week.They announced that when the 90 year old Queen...

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