Driving at 70 Kmph along the Metro line, heading towards City Center, past the traffic island at Golf Course – I noticed a truck that was three cars ahead of me swerve to the left. In fairly quick succession, the next two cars swerved too, one to the left, the other to the right. It seemed …

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Me, standing at the entrance of a Patel Chowk-bound train, Mozart’s Lacrimosa playing in my ears. Man, sprinting from the stairs, towards my compartment’s entrance. Man, yelling: Hayooda? Hayooda? Hayooda? Me, yelling, hand outstretched to stop him: Nahin, nahin! Bombardier! Man, skids to a halt just outside the door. Doors close. The train shimmies out of …

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Adobe just announced and released an update for one of the products I document – Illustrator. The latest version of Illustrator CC is 17.1 (16th January, 2014). What’s your version? On a Windows-based computer, start Illustrator CC, and then click Help > About Illustrator. On a Macintosh-based computer, start Illustrator CC, and then click Illustrator …

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  This evening, at about 10 PM, I received this message: India batting against Australia T20 2nd half. My thoughts, precisely, were in this sequence: Is India in Australia? When did Australia arrive? What trophy is this? Wait… What??? I cannot help but feel a little embarrassed when my mother does this to me. Not …

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Here’s a new way to highlight a portion of an image. For example, you may want to call attention to a new control in your user interface, or just make an artifact in your graphic stand out. You will need: Adobe Photoshop A screenshot Tip: In Photoshop, switch to the Essentials workspace (Window > Workspace …

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One wet nose versus one armpit. One paw versus one shoulder. The sound of panicked I-need-to-go-now! urgency breathing down my neck versus my desire to sleep. All losing battles for me. Only a labrador can convince you that he really needs to go. Only a labrador with all of the above-mentioned tactics can pull you …

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