Wide Angle - Joel Indrupati

Speed, and the Man called Musk
Mar 18

Speed, and the Man called Musk

A couple of years ago, I had watched the movie ‘Total Recall’.It was the less-popular 2012 version, with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale...

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International Migration: Where Are We Going?
Mar 10

International Migration: Where Are We Going?

If you ask me, I would say that we were, we are, and we will always be migrants. Over the centuries, man has always sought food for himself and his...

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Oscars’ envelope gate
Mar 03

Oscars’ envelope gate

On March 1, the Rio Theatre in London pranked the viewers of the movie ‘Moonlight’. The theatre began playing ‘La La Land’...

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Ham Radio: For Kings and Commoners
Feb 24

Ham Radio: For Kings and Commoners

Somehow, I will always remember the clear booming voice of the late King Hussein of Jordan, which I first heard, on a ham radio receiver over 35...

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Hollywood  high-fliers
Feb 17

Hollywood high-fliers

On Monday, February 13, Harrison Ford, the Hollywood actor, was involved ‘in a near-miss’  at an airport in California, USA. The...

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Alternative facts and fake news
Feb 03

Alternative facts and fake news

“New Dove Antiperspirant increases your IQ by 40 points” “New Dove Antiperspirant was first used by Cleopatra”. “New...

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I Want Patience.  Right Now.
Jan 27

I Want Patience. Right Now.

“I want patience”. “And I want it now. Right now”! I heard a song that went something along those lines, when I was...

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Famous People: The names they leave for the Animal World
Jan 20

Famous People: The names they leave for the Animal World

A newly-discovered  moth species has been named after Donald Trump. According to a January 17 article on the website livescience.com,...

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FM Radio: On Its Way Out?
Jan 13

FM Radio: On Its Way Out?

Norway has done something, for the first time, which no other country in the world has done. Yet. They just killed the FM radio. Saying that FM...

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Hollywood and Bollywood: Actors and their Passion
Jan 06

Hollywood and Bollywood: Actors and their Passion

As I watched the piano keyboard, and the rapidly moving fingers of Ryan Gosling, who plays a jazz pianist in the latest Hollywood movie ‘La La...

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2016: The quotable year
Dec 30

2016: The quotable year

I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles.” This line from the 19 year old US gymnast, who won...

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Is the Greeting Card Dying?
Dec 23

Is the Greeting Card Dying?

“There’s an old Christmas card in an old dusty trunk And it brings back sweet mem’ries dear to me ‘Tho it’s faded and...

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GPS – Which Direction Are We Going?
Dec 16

GPS – Which Direction Are We Going?

When friends drove us around  places in USA and Canada, some years ago, we were amazed at the then emerging technology, of GPS or Global...

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The Power of a Picture
Dec 02

The Power of a Picture

Some pictures are worth much more than thousand words. Especially, when it comes to news. The picture of a man boldly standing in front of the...

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Arab Youth and Employment
Nov 25

Arab Youth and Employment

More than 70 per cent of GCC youth preferred government jobs over those offered by the private sector. These findings from the ‘Arab Youth...

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The Teen Influence
Nov 18

The Teen Influence

“Whenever I have a positive thought”, Shawn Mendes says, “I’ll tweet it out, or put it on Instagram or on...

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President Trump versus Candidate Trump
Nov 11

President Trump versus Candidate Trump

Will President Trump be different from Candidate Trump? Of course! That is what politics is all about.  But ‘I am not a...

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Billy Goat and other Sports Curses
Nov 04

Billy Goat and other Sports Curses

The curse of the billy goat. That’s the reason fans give to explain why ‘Chicago Cubs’ did not win the Baseball World Series title...

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