Wide Angle - Joel Indrupati

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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Tata Group: Brewing Boardroom Battles
Oct 28

Tata Group: Brewing Boardroom Battles

“It is unforgivable that Mr. Mistry has attempted to besmirch the image of the Group,” says a statement on TATA website, published on...

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US Presidential Debates: Words that Trended
Oct 21

US Presidential Debates: Words that Trended

“We have some bad hombres here, and we’re going to get them out.” Those were Donald Trump’s words, in the third and the...

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Nobel Prize in Literature: Historical Highlights
Oct 14

Nobel Prize in Literature: Historical Highlights

What? Bob Dylan is getting the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature? How? Why? Isn’t he a song writer and singer? But my questions were already...

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The #hashtag. Fad, Trend or Megatrend?
Oct 07

The #hashtag. Fad, Trend or Megatrend?

We have moved into a brave new world. A strange world. The hashtag world.  Slowly, but surely, the hashtag is growing in cyber-space to...

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The Endangered Library
Sep 30

The Endangered Library

Anyone who had frequented libraries would agree. The rapidly dwindling numbers of these physical buildings is a matter of serious concern. Just a...

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Mr Durant of General Motors
Sep 16

Mr Durant of General Motors

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. What do they have in common? They are but a few of the various brands of ‘General Motors’.  A...

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Self Driving Cars: Trusting the Taxi
Aug 26

Self Driving Cars: Trusting the Taxi

G oogle and Apple are still developing their ‘driverless cars’. Ford is saying they will market them in 2021. Uber is announcing a taxi...

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