Wide Angle - Joel Indrupati

Retrospective: TIME Persons of the Years
Dec 08

Retrospective: TIME Persons of the Years

Who has been declared as the ‘Person of the Year 2017’ by TIME magazine? Like every year, the publishers have announced this week their...

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The Media and The Royal Engagement
Dec 01

The Media and The Royal Engagement

Media frenzy on the news about British royals is nothing new. Engagements, marriages, births, deaths, scandals, extramarital affairs and divorces of...

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Of Scooters and War Horses
Nov 24

Of Scooters and War Horses

In the late 80s and early 90s in India, when cars were distant dreams for many, if your family purchased a scooter called ‘Bajaj Chetak’,...

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Parenting Puzzles: Kids and Smartphones
Nov 17

Parenting Puzzles: Kids and Smartphones

“The more we learn about kids and smartphones, the more we are going to see that limiting their exposure is a good idea.” This is the...

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Online Privacy: Do We ‘Really’ Have It?
Nov 10

Online Privacy: Do We ‘Really’ Have It?

A few months ago, I had searched for a DVD on Google.  It was for an episode of an old TV series called ‘Twilight Zone’ that...

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Church History: The Big Split of 500 Years
Nov 03

Church History: The Big Split of 500 Years

The two major divisions of Christianity came together this week, on the 500th anniversary of that historic day when it was split into two. “We...

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The Business of Sports: Forbes’ New List
Oct 27

The Business of Sports: Forbes’ New List

“Show me the money!” This catch-phrase from the movie ‘Jerry Maguire’ is probably a reminder of the timeless truth. That...

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Is She Malala?
Oct 20

Is She Malala?

It was a strange coincidence. I was reading the news that Malala Yousafzai got an admission into Oxford. And at the time of my reading it, I was...

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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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