Wide Angle - Joel Indrupati

Music: The Return of Vinyl Records
Oct 13

Music: The Return of Vinyl Records

As I walked and browsed through Seef Mall’s music shop Euphoria, I was startled to see a large display stand of ‘vinyl...

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Gun Control in the US: A Rising Debate
Oct 06

Gun Control in the US: A Rising Debate

Gun control is an explosive topic to discuss in the United States. There are people lobbying for stricter gun control laws. And there are those...

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Playboy passes away
Sep 29

Playboy passes away

The hustler of hedonism is no more. And the passing away of Hugh Hefner, the founder of ‘Playboy’ magazine and Playboy Enterprises Inc.,...

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The Man, The Gun, and The Controversy
Sep 22

The Man, The Gun, and The Controversy

A 30 feet, or nine-metre, monument of a man with an assault rifle, was unveiled in Moscow this week, on Tuesday, 19 September 2017. The...

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iPhone X: An expensive excitement?
Sep 15

iPhone X: An expensive excitement?

“iPhone X has facial recognition technology. “It looked at my face, and told me, ‘You can’t afford it’”! This...

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Indian population: A discussion on demographics
Sep 08

Indian population: A discussion on demographics

“You, Indians. Just look at the number of your population.” My non-Indian friend looks at me, and laughs mockingly. As if I was a major...

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Oxford. A Walk through History
Sep 01

Oxford. A Walk through History

“Twenty-seven British Prime Ministers have been educated here at Oxford University,” announced the guide of our walking tour. “But...

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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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