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Everyone is staying at home because of the Covid pandemic that has been going on for months. However, office work and online classes are continuing. We need reliable Wi-Fi connectivity to avoid interrupting internet problems like the inability to stream poor browser speeds and drop-in Wi-Fi signals. And the performance of Wi-Fi networks is determined mainly by constituents and elements such as distance, power, interruption, and many other factors. Wi-Fi connectivity isn’t as essential as it once was, but it’s still an integral element of today’s world. It is vital to have a good router to have satisfying Wi-Fi connections.
So, here are some ideas for working from home with uninterrupted Wi-Fi:
- Keeping an eye on your frequency
While you may be fascinated to select 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi for enhanced Wi-Fi coverage, we should first consider the area we want to cover. For example, if we have more levels and rooms to reach, 2.4 GHz is probably the best option. On the other hand, if we have a more open floor plan with several objects and walls in the way, 5 GHz will likely deliver a more reliable Wi-Fi connection. Furthermore, most modern routers are dual-band which means they can work in both Wi-Fi frequency bands simultaneously. First, we have to examine the network’s administrator interface to ensure the configuration is optimized for performance. Using the 5GHz channel instead of the 2.4GHz band in dual-band routers will be more significant. The 5GHz band will provide faster results. When we enter the service set identifier (SSID) and password as the 2.4GHz network, the device will automatically select the optimum frequency. Renaming it and manually connecting to the 5GHz band if this option isn’t accessible.
- Create a Separate Area for Router
The location of the router has a significant impact on wireless coverage. While it may seem natural to position the router near the window for easy cable access or in a cabinet, you should ideally place the router in the center of the home to ensure that the signal reaches every corner. And to check the problems with the Wi-Fi, we should keep the router away from a smooth surface and allow it plenty of room. It will be easy for us to figure out which things are interfering with the signals. Also, DHCP Lookup failed errors can be rectified easily.
Suppose you’re only getting signals while standing near your router or in a particular area. In that case, it’s because of the distributions of Wi-Fi-Signals, and we know that this is one of the primary causes of network disruptions. The truth is that your router’s placement can have an impact on your wireless coverage. As a result, the router requires an open space free of impediments, and you should keep it away from electrical and heavy-duty appliances. If your router has external antennae, make sure they’re oriented vertically to improve coverage.
- Investing in Quality Hardware
Computer systems play a critical role in ensuring that signals are not disrupted. This means that we should update our router regularly to ensure that it is compatible with the hardware. This will assist in determining the right signal frequency and keep us up to date. It will improve the router to support those speedier standards, but it will also do all of the tasks more efficiently. It will have enhanced channel selection, better band steering for 5-GHz devices, and improved QoS (Quality of Service) capabilities.
- ANTENNA REPLACEMENT
We can improve our overall coverage by replacing the antenna on our router. For that particular PC, replacing the antenna on the wireless adapter will enhance the range. When buying, keep in mind that the higher the gain (measured in dBm), the further it will transmit and receive.
If your router uses an internal antenna, adding an external one would be a good idea, as it is possible to give us a strong signal. There are different types of Antenna we can use, like omnidirectional and directional. An omnidirectional antenna provides signals in all directions, and a directional antenna gives signals in a specific order like the flashlight gives focus only in one direction. Both are good at their places. But, a directional antenna is a superior choice because it sends a signal in the desired direction.
- Taking Advantage of the Most Powerful Customer Service Tool
The router’s QOS (Quality of Service) should be good. It aids in traffic management. Many different types of modern routers are being introduced nowadays. However, determining which one has the best service quality using the router’s QOS tool is difficult. The fantastic QOS tool allows you to prioritize tasks based on their significance. We can use this bandwidth for downloads, app usage, video conferencing, and various other things.
In any network connection, the most critical component is the router. So we can say that “The more delicate the router, the more delicate the Internet signal.”
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Kerala is a land of many good things. It has an abundance of nature, culture, art, and food. It is also a place of legend and myth, and is known for its popular folklore, the legend of Yakshi. This is not a popular tale outside the state, but it is common knowledge for travellers, especially those who fare through forests at night.
The legend of the yakshi is believed to be India's equivalent of the Romanian Dracula, except of course, the Yakshi is a female. Many Malayalis believe that the Yakshi wears a white saree and had long hair. She has a particular fragrance, which is believed to be the fragrance of the Indian devil-tree flowers. She seduces travellers with her beauty, and kills them brutally.
Yakshi idol in Veroor, Sri Dharamashastha temple Image source: wikimedia commons
The Yakshi is believed to live in a palm tree which can appear like a palace. Victims are taken here before they are killed. Travellers on highways are often advised not to stop near heavily forested areas, or speak to anyone who closely resembles a Yakshi. Some believe she can change form, while other hold to the belief that she doesn't. after securing her victim, the only trace left behind is body parts like hair, nails, and teeth.
They say, like other ghosts, a Yakshi's feet will not touch the ground. This is something to look out for. Mysterious deaths have been reported across the rural areas in Kerala, and all these have been attributed to the legend.
Keywords: Legends, Yakshi, Urban legend, Ghost, Kerala, Myth, Vampire
The LGBTQ+ acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and others. In India LGBTQ+ community also include a specific social group, part religious cult, and part caste: the Hijras. They are culturally defined either as "neither men nor women" or as men who become women by adopting women's dress and behavior. Section 377 of the India Penal code that criminalized all sexual acts "against the order of nature" i.e. engaging in oral sex or anal sex along with other homosexual activities were against the law, ripping homosexual people off of their basic human rights. Thus, the Indian Supreme Court ruled a portion of Section 377 unconstitutional on 6th September 2018.
But the question is, "was India always against homosexuality"? Has the concept of homosexuality being unnatural existed forever? No, in Indian history and Hinduism homosexuality has never been an offense, in fact in several instances it has been depicted how people embraced their identity, be it sexual identity or gender identity. Section 377 was brought to India by the British in 1862, while India was colonized. Even after the Independence, it was only in 2018 that the Supreme Court ruled it as irrational and illogical.
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Homosexuality in Ancient India
When Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality in India, there was an uproar about it being a western ideology and liberalism. But in reality, homosexuality has existed since the time of the Vedas. The Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association (GALVA) researched and discovered that it was around 3102 B.C. (during the Vedic Age) that homosexuality or non-normative sexual identity was recognized as "Tritiya Prakriti", or the third nature. Ancient India not only made mentions of homosexuality but accepted it as well.
Hinduism is the most vastly followed religion in India. Hinduism does not explicitly mention homosexuality however it does contain a homosexual theme and characters in its text. There have been various instances in our scriptures and texts that have introduced us to LGBT+ characters such as the androgynous form of Shiva and Parvati Ardhanariswara meaning "the half-female lord". One of the most popular and ancient texts on sexuality, eroticism, and emotional fulfillment of life, "Kamasutra" has a complete chapter dedicated to homosexuality and homosexual sex. Numerous Hindu sculptures and temples have statues depicting homosexual activities.
Numerous Hindu sculptures and temples have statues depicting homosexual activities. Facebook
Our Mughals were Queer
Mughals are often seen under the light of cruelty, rigid ethics, nobility, and polygamy. Simultaneously, Mughals are also the ones credited for the emergence of Sufism, abolished jizya tax, love beyond religion, classes, and gender.
In the Baburnama written in memoirs of our very first Mughal ruler Muhammad Babur, several instances documented Babur's infatuation and affection towards a teenage boy named Baburi. We also have multiple Persian couplets as evidence of Babur's affection for Baburi. Mughals engaged in homosexuality and pederasty, and they believed that later was a form of "pure love".
But as time passed homosexuality was suppressed more and more though people practiced it in secret if revealed they were punished. According to the Fatwa-e-Alamgiri Sharia-based text of the Mughal Empire, there is a common set of punishments for homosexuality, which could include 50 lashes for a slave, 100 for a free infidel, or death by stoning for a Muslim.
British Raj and Independence of India
In 1862, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalized homosexual sex came into force. Even after Independence in 1947, the section remained a part of the Indian Constitution. There were protests all over the country to give people of the LGBT+ community basic human rights but it was not until 2018 that The Supreme Court of India ruled the portion of Section 377 has unconstitutional and struck it off. One judge said the landmark decision would "pave the way for a better future.". With Section 377 gone are LGBT+ people allowed to fall in love freely? No, people are still afraid to love because of the stigma in our society when it comes to homosexuality; they are seen as lesser humans.
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Although the Supreme Court has decriminalized homosexual activities, same-sex marriage remains illegal in the country. Homophobia is still prevalent in India, and homosexual children would rather commit suicide than come out to society with their true identity, that's how harsh of a world we live in. Lacking support from family, society, or police, many gay rape victims do not report the crimes. In 1977, writer and Indian mathematician Shakuntla Devi published "The World of Homosexuals". It was the first study in the Indian context; the book contains interviews with homosexual men set in the years of Emergency. She wrote, "rather than pretending that homosexuals don't exist it is time we face the facts squarely in the eye and find room for homosexual people." We've had small victories in our fight against homophobia and getting LGBT+ community the rights they deserve as humans, but we still have a long and exhausting fight ahead of us.
The Mysore kingdom became a popular tourist destination after India became an independent country. The Wodeyar dynasty who succeeded Tipu Sultan are still royalty, but they do not rule the state. Their heritage and culture have become what Karnataka is famous for.
Among the many things that Mysore offers to the state of Karnataka, the Mysore Peta is one. In north India, various cultures have their own headgears. They wear their traditional outfits on the days of festivities and ceremonies. Likewise, in the south, especially in Karnataka, the Mysore Peta is worn.
Made of the traditional Mysore silk, the Peta is usually a white turban decorated with a gold silk thread. It is worn by the Maharaja of Mysore during Dasara, or any other public appearance. This tradition has been preserved and is used all over the state by prominent leaders.
Politicians who want to appease older, more experienced politicians, offer a peta as a sign of honour. International guests are welcomed into the city with a peta and silk shawl. In universities, the peta is worn as a replacement to the black caps, as a sign of graduation and scholarship.
Even today, in the court of Mysore, petas are worn and given out as tokens of honour. The peta of the king varies from the ones a courtier wears, and even among them, there is a difference according to status. Petas are made by a particular family and passed down from generation to generation.
Keywords: Mysore kingdom, peta, silk, Wodeyar