Wide Angle - Joel Indrupati

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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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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