I have a 3 year old Macbook Pro that has been giving overheating problems for a few months now. I ignored it for a while and then tried doing some problem-solving myself. I downloaded utilities to increase the fan speed of the machine to increase the cooling and got a perforated table and a cooling pad as base for the laptop. Yet, the machine’s temperature graph continues to go north. I was becoming used to keeping an eye on the temperature at most times, worried it would harm my machine. With the North Indian summer setting in, it was now becoming difficult to use the machine for even half an hour, if it was a non-AC environment. Before I took it to the service center, […]
How is the US so different from India? One of the first things that strikes a first time migrant is how seamlessly life transitions from one place to another within the country. Whether one shifts cities or travels a lot, the favorite burgers / donuts / coffee / steak is always there, in fact everywhere. Supermarkets work in exactly the same way, stock almost the same product range and staff greets and deals with the same words everywhere! Wow. Cut to India.
Out for a jog last evening, I was noticing the number of individual houses being razed to the ground in Delhi every day and unattractive clonish matchbox looking apartments taking their place. I came back home and a dance competition show was on TV where one after another the dancers competed on what seemed like matching acrobatics/ pole vaults / circus trapeze. I tried hard to find individual uniqueness but found none. Physical exercise benchmarks had replaced nuanced expression as differentiators. In our quest to define, clone and replicate success, we stifle out individuality that’s not up for repetition, even by the creator. It suddenly struck a semblance with the elaborate routine companies define for every individual. The do’s, the don’ts, the process.. Isn’t that […]