20 Ways to Kick Start Your Motivation Beginning Today

kick start your motivation

Raise your hand if you are motivated all the time? Wish it was so. But not realistic, right? The biggest challenge we face as small business owner’s is staying motivated, interested, on track and engaged, especially when we go through dry patches, interruptions and change.

These cycles are a normal part of the human experience. We simply are not motivated all the time and will go through cycles of ups, downs and stalls. We all need a little push now and then to get back to our routine and tackling things we don’t always want to do. It’s quite amazing, when you think about how much we all deal with on a daily basis, and how well we actually stay on track.

So, what can we do when our motivation gets off for too long?

Whether it’s a secret passion you’ve always wanted to pursue or you just need a nudge to help you tackle work or boring chores, these motivational tips can help you kick start and get back on track and get moving.

Remove Yourself From Situations that Cause Conflict/Confusion

Identify the situations in your life that cause conflict, confusion and angst and step away from them so that you can refocus. These can be friends, family, co-workers and clients. But a brief vacation from them can give you a much needed attitude adjustment that can positively impact your motivation.

Change Up or Simplify Your Routine

Routine can be a very good thing, but it can also get boring and redundant.  Make a few small changes to when you exercise, your driving routes, taking quiet time, family time and having fun.

Stay Focused on Your Daily and Weekly Priorities

Have a weekly calendar of your top priorities. But break it down into the most important daily goals and tasks and push anything else into the another week or day. Don’t get distracted by shiny stuff that isn’t essential for that day.

Remove Disruptive, Difficult, Negative People From Your Life

We choose many of the people we engage with daily. Prune those that are more difficult, disruptive, negative and who create more drama out of the mix.

Change Your Hairstyle and Color, Update Your Sense of Style

Do you basically look and act the same as you did 15-20 years ago? Come on, update your hair style, color and fashion sense. Bring yourself into current times with a simple makeover that will make you feel good about yourself.

Take Short Trips, Discover New Places

Go and explore areas near where you live that are interesting and fun. Plan a lunch or dinner with friends to a town or area you haven’t been to before. Be adventuresome.

Join a Class, Workshop or Seminar on Something that Fascinates You

There are amazing continuing education opportunities in just about every community to take a class on something that fascinates you, be it art, crafts, writing, chess, travel or just about anything you can think of.  Check your local community colleges, county schools, parks and recreation for ideas.

Start a Free Style Diary of Ideas, Quotes, Thoughts, Poems

It’s amazing what comes out when you just let your creative juices flow and just write. Get a special notebook and make it your “creative, free style writing place”.

Write a Book on Something You Know Really Well

If you’ve always dreamed of being an author, then write an outline on something you know how to do well and can explain. It can be on business practices or personal hobbies. This can easily translate into a book/ebook.

Read Books and Publications on Stimulating Subjects

Do you have interests in things that you want to know more about?  I do, and I try to read up and learn more about them regularly. This always translates into writing or travel ideas.

Visualize Your Success, Act it Out Daily

Sometimes we need to take actions and do things we do not completely yet believe in, but we know have worked for others. Start writing, speaking, painting, piano lessons, volunteering, join and organize around causes, cycling, running. Do something daily that leads you closer to your definition of success in both business and personal areas.

Time Block Your Priorities Weekly, be Accountable for What You do

When you plan out your weekly and daily schedule, block out time for work, family, friends, fun and you. In this day and age of so many responsibilities, activities and choices, we need to plan and prioritize the what, when, how and why of just about everything.

Create, Imagine, Muse and Play

Can’t say enough about developing and allowing time for your creative, imaginative self to engage in play time.  When’s the last time you had a proper vacation and really unplugged to enjoy pure fun?

Pick People that You Want to Get to Know Better, Initiate Activities

Think of a few people you already know or have just met that you would like to get to know better and plan and initiate some activities with them. Plan things that you have in common first and then get more adventuresome.

Develop and Express Your Sense of Humor, Laugh Daily

What’s funny to you? What ignites your sense of humor? Is it comedy clubs, movies, books, art, writing, meet ups, hobbies, athletics that are fun, where you can exercise your humor? Find reasons to laugh daily, which is awesome for your health, too.

Listen to Music, Take up an Instrument or Sing, Fill Yourself with Vibrations that Move You

The power of music in our lives is well documented with children, the elderly, war veterans and the power of a crowd at a concert or festival. In The Power of Music, Elena Mannes explores how music affects different groups of people and how it could play a role in health care.

Adopt and/or Create Your Own Mantras

Inspirational slogans, mantras, sayings and words can help us in challenging moments and give us just the push we need to get through. Pick your favorites, post them so you can see them, say them out loud to yourself so you can hear them.

Do Nothing, be Still and Breathe

Although it sometimes seems a guilty pleasure or waste of time to be quiet, still, breathe and do nothing, it actually can be beneficial and help us relax and get focused. Here are 18 benefits of deep breathing.

Reframe Negativity, Look From Another Perspective

There is an iconic song and lyric by Jonny Mercer written and recorded in 1944 for a movie that says “you have to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative”.  We can’t always change the negative, but we can reframe it in a more positive way so that we find the lessons and the silver lining from it, which is always there if we look for it.

Seek out Circles of Motivational Allies and Positive People

Build coalitions, circles and groups of like minded, thinking and acting people who share your commitment to being motivated, supportive and encouraging.

Groom and Condition Your Body, Mind and Spirit Daily

Finally, by taking care of ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, we set ourselves up to have a sense of well being that is essential for finding and sustaining motivation. We should do the very best we can each day to stay on track and seek out help to get back on track when we need it.

Motivation definitely comes and goes based on circumstance, passion, interest and commitment.

Be willing to change things up to kick start your perspective, attitude and habits and you will have the best chance of keeping your mojo flowing and never get too far off track.

What’s first on your motivation list today?

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25 Things You Need to Start a Photography Business

To open a photography business, you need two things: the skills and the gear. Here's a list of the equipment you need to start a photography business.

Looking to start a photography business? There are plenty of potential photography niches out there for small business owner. But no matter what you plan to actually photograph, there’s some essential equipment you’ll need. Here are 25 things you need to start a photography business.

Equipment You Need to Start a Photography Business

A Good Camera

The first thing you’ll need when it comes to starting a photography business is a good camera. There are plenty of options out there to consider. Some work better in certain situations than others, so you’ll want to do a lot of research on what models will work best for your particular niche.


A tripod is also an essential piece of equipment, since it can help you keep your camera steady and allow you to take many pictures of each subject without moving the camera around.

Camera Bag

When you’re transporting your camera from place to place, you need to make sure it’s protected. So invest in a good camera bag that you can use to keep your camera from getting broken or damaged.


Lighting is an essential element of any good photograph. And while natural lighting is usually preferred, you’ll also likely want to invest in some studio lighting for when there isn’t sufficient sunlight.


There are plenty of different lenses you can use to get different types of images on your camera. So it can be a good idea to invest in some different lenses to improve the quality of your photos.


Depending on what types of photos you plan on taking, you might find it necessary to purchase or create some backdrops that you can use for studio or portrait photographs.


It can also be a good idea to have a variety of different props on hand. The types of props you choose can depend on your niche. For example, if you’re a wedding photographer, you probably won’t want the same props that a pet photographer uses. But having a few different options can be a good idea.

Studio Space

You might also find it necessary to rent or purchase some studio space for your photography business, especially if you plan on having clients travel to you for photos.

Reliable Transportation

Alternatively, you might be more interested in starting a photography business where you travel to clients. In that case, you’ll need some reliable transportation in order to get to and from your shoots.

Smartphone with a Good Camera

While you aren’t likely to use a smartphone or mobile device as your main camera for your photography business, it can still be a good tool. Since social media can be a great tool for sharing photos and behind the scenes shots, it can be useful to have a smartphone that can take decent photos for those purposes.

Editing Software

Once you’ve taken your photos, you’ll also need a software program that lets you edit and fine-tune those images. Programs like Photoshop and Lightroom can be good investments for photographers.


That also means that you need a computer you can use to actually edit and store those digital photos.

Mobile Photography Apps

In addition, when you take photos on your mobile device, it can be helpful to download some photography apps that you can use to improve your mobile photos.

Social Media Channels

You should also sign up for some social media accounts on platforms like Facebook and Instagram so that you can share your photos and updates with potential customers.

Domain Name

A professional website can also be a helpful tool for a photography business. So purchase a domain name that fits with your business and branding.

Online Portfolio

It can also be beneficial to showcase your photography work on your website or in other locations online. So you’ll need to work to build up a portfolio of images over time.

Business Cards

When you go to jobs or interact with clients, business cards can be a great way to showcase your brand and give potential clients an easy way to get in touch.

Accounting Program

You’ll also need a way to manage and keep track of your finances. So you can invest in a professional accountant or accounting program.

Payment Platform

And you also need a way to collect payments from clients. So you can set up a payment system online or have a mobile payment platform to offer clients.

External Hard Drive

Digital photos can take up a lot of space on your computer. So it can be a good idea to invest in an external hard drive you can use to store all of those large files when not in use.

Business License

It may also be necessary to register your business with your local or state government. Look into any business licenses that might be required for photography businesses in your area.


In addition, you might consider purchasing some business insurance or a policy that protects your equipment in case it gets lost or damaged.

Client Contracts

When you get new clients, you’ll likely want to get them to sign a contract so both sides understand what is expected. You can create or find contract templates to use with each new client.

PPA Membership

The Professional Photographers of America is a group that provides resources to professional photographers like contract samples and industry data. You can pay to join in order to take advantage of those resources.

Photo Printer

When printing out proofs or marketing materials, you’ll want to make sure that your photos are high quality. So invest in a good photo printer that will make your images really stand out.

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Google to Start Adding ‘Fact Check’ Tag to Accurate News Articles in Search Results

Google to Start Adding 'Fact Check' Tag to Accurate News Articles in Search Results


  • Factually correct articles will bear ‘Fact check’ tag next to them
  • Google will check if websites are conducting fact checking on their own
  • It is currently rolling out in the US and the UK

How many times have you been proven wrong among your friends because something you said was factually incorrect? You then actually doubt your knowledge and regret referring to some random article on the Internet. Well, this happens to almost everybody who easily trusts anything that is available on the Web without scrutinising it thoroughly. But now, Google is coming forward to help you save from that embarrassment. Google will now start showing you whether an article is factually correct or not by tagging it with the ‘Fact Check’ label in search results.

Readers will start seeing the tagged articles in the expanded story box on news.google.com as well as in the Google News & Weather iOS and Android apps, starting with the US and the UK, Google said in ablog post on Tuesday.

Google says organisations like International Fact-Checking Network and others are making continuous efforts to fact check articles, misinformed topics, sensationalised headlines, and other Internet hoaxes rigorously. By collaborating with them, Google aims to provide you almost accurate long news stories in the categories of health, politics etc. The websites that have correct and accurate information will be stacked in Google’s database, and will show you a visible ‘Fact Check’ label in the news section.

“In the seven years since we started labelling types of articles in Google News (e.g., In-Depth, Opinion, Wikipedia), we’ve heard that many readers enjoy having easy access to a diverse range of content types,” said Google in its blog spot enlightening the efforts the Internet giant has done to make news more relevant for the readers. Funnily enough, the latest Trump debacle has been reported to be misinforming people during the US Presidential election slated to happen in the near future – and Google is saving US citizens (and others who are interested as well) from making decisions in haste and confusion.

The Google News vertical has also explained the process the articles will now undergo to check whether it contains fact checks in part by looking for the schema.org ClaimReview markup. Meanwhile, Google will also look for the websites that follow the standard criteria for fact checking. The news websites and the publishers who enable fact-checks and are eager to see it appear with the “Fact check” tag have been advised by Google to use that markup in fact-check articles. So, if you are one of the publishers, you can head to Google’s help centre to know more on the procedure.

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Nexus 6 Users Start Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update, October Android Security Update Released

Nexus 6 Users Start Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update, October Android Security Update Released


  • The October security update resolves more than 40 issues
  • This security bulletin has two security patch level strings
  • Factory Images and OTA images are live

After promising the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE devices would get the Android 7.0 Nougat update in “the coming weeks” in the middle of September, Google has finally made good on its promise – at least for the Nexus 6. The update was released alongside the monthly Android security update for Nexus and Pixel devices. According to the security bulletin, Google has released two security patch level strings, one on October 1 and the other on October 5. The first one is partial patch with few bug fixes, while the October 5 patch brings crucial fixes and is the final version.

In August, the Android 7.0 Nougat update was first released to Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C tablet, and Android One General Mobile 4G devices only; while the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE were left out. However, Google has finally started rolling the Android Nougat update out to Nexus 6 users as well. The factory image and the OTA build are available on Google’s developer pages, while the OTA update should be rolling out soon. The update is about 860MB in size, and has the build number NBD90Z. The update carries the October security patch as well, reports Android Police.

This comes just hours before the big Google event. The tech giant is expected to unveil two new Pixel smartphones, alongside the first Android Nougat maintenance release. We expect the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones to run on Android Nougat 7.1 out-of-the-box, and this update will bring significant improvements along with it.

For now, we have the security patch releasing to all compatible Nexus and Pixel devices, and factory images and OTA images have gone live as well. Between the two patches Google has fixed more than 40 issues including over two-dozen high severity issues and five critical problems.

The security bulletin assures that OEM partners were notified about the issues, and source code patches for these issues will be released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository in the next 48 hours.

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How to Start an Artisan Donut Shop

How to Open a Donut Shop that Sells Artisan Donuts

The donut shop industry in the U.S. is thriving with current annual revenue of $14 billion, reports IBIS World. But it’s not just major chains like Dunkin’ Donuts and Tim Hortons serving up plain glazed and jelly-filled treats.

A new breed of artisan shops that offer specialty donuts topped with everything from candied bacon to cereal are making their way into markets across the country.

If you want to build a business that’s a part of this growing trend, you’ll need a few key things to get started. Here’s a quick guide on how to open an artisan donut shop.

How to Open a Donut Shop that Sells Artisan Donuts

Secure Enough Space

Artisan donut shops can take many different forms. You can have a small location where customers order and then take their donuts to go. Or you can design a larger space with plenty of tables and chairs so that people can enjoy their handmade confections at your location. But you’ll likely need at least 500 square feet so that you’ll have enough space to set up all your equipment and a check out and display area.

Choose the Right Location

You’ll also need to find that space in a good location. As with any business, finding a high traffic location can help you bring in customers. But more specifically, artisan donut shops tend to be popular in big cities, college towns or locations with a lot of young, hip consumers. So research the customer base in the location you’re considering and then choose an exact spot accordingly.

Get Your Equipment

For any donut shop, you’ll need fryers and preferably a gas supply to the building. You may also need a commercial oven and some other specialty pieces of equipment. The exact items you’ll need may vary depending on your specialty items.

Develop Your Menu

The whole point of an artisan donut shop is to offer donuts that are different than what you’d find at any old coffee shop. So when you create your menu, think about what items you can offer that will help your business stand out. You might offer some options that have interesting toppings or flavor combinations. But you can also offer a few of the basics just to satisfy less adventurous customers who just want a quality donut.

Find Suppliers

Once you’ve decided on a menu, you’ll need to find suppliers who can provide the ingredients you need to create those items. Shop around and compare prices. And find suppliers who can provide enough ingredients on a regular basis to keep up with demand.

Research the Competition

Artisan donut shops are relatively new in a lot of markets. But you still might run into some competition when starting up. So before committing to a location or a menu, you might want to do some research on other donut shops in the area so you can be sure you’re not just offering something that customers can already find around the corner. Depending on what you discover, it might be beneficial to find a different location or just change up your menu a bit so that you’re offering something different.

Obtain Necessary Permits

Any business that sells food will need to obtain permits and go through health inspections in order to open. The actual process will vary based on your location. So check with your state and local governments to see what is required and then be prepared for multiple inspections and permits throughout the process of starting and running your business.

Train Your Employees

To make sure that all of your artisan donuts are high quality and unique, you need to make sure that all of your employees have a good understanding of what is required. That means you’ll need to put in a little more time training than you would if you were just showing people how to throw some glazed donuts into a bag and collect money from customers. You may even need to hire professional bakers or send your employees to specialized training.

Design Your Store

The look of your store is also important if you want to attract the right customers. Come up with a design concept that fits with your brand and your menu. And make sure it’s something that’s unique enough to stand out to your ideal customers. That could mean coming up with a cool way to display your donuts, creating interesting signage or even just putting up cool artwork around your space.

Market Your Business

Then you just need to market your business to get customers through the door. If you’re marketing to young customers, it may be necessary to set up a presence on social media. Or you could even host some cool events to bring customers through the door.


12 In-Home Business Opportunities You Can Start From Your Laptop

Work From Home Ideas: 12 In-Home Business Opportunities You Can Start From Your Laptop

Think you need a lot of complicated equipment to start a business from your home? Think again. There are actually plenty of opportunities out there for entrepreneurs to start businesses with just a laptop and maybe a couple of other simple items.

If you want to start a business from your home, but you only have a laptop to work with, here are some work from home ideas for businesses you can start right away.

Work From Home Ideas You Can Start on Your Laptop

Virtual Assistant

A huge variety of business owners and professionals need help organizing and managing their day-to-day tasks. That’s why they hire virtual assistants. You can start a virtual assistant business just by setting up a website and outlining your services and prices to potential clients. Then you can help them manage things like scheduling, email, social media and more communicating with your clients via chat, Skype, email or other means.

Social Media Manager

If you want to get more specific, you can start an online business just to help various businesses start and manage their social media accounts. You can work remotely and communicate with clients about their social media activity. And you can enact specialized social media campaigns and promotions to help them grow their networks on those sites.


Skilled writers, you can offer your services to clients as a freelance copywriter. You can provide a variety of different writing services, from blog posts and product descriptions to short ad copy.


Or you can start your own blog about business or a variety of other topics. Then you can earn revenue through PPC advertising, sponsored content, affiliate promotions or even selling informational products related to your topic.

Website Manager

Web developers and tech savvy business owners can also offer services as a website manager. In this capacity, you’d be responsible for maintaining websites for different businesses and clients. You might also be able to help businesses set up and develop different features of their websites.  You can do all the work yourself or outsource some of the day-to-day operations with services like Go Daddy Pro.

eBay or Etsy Seller

If you have physical or even digital products to sell, you can set up an eCommerce store on a number of different platforms from your laptop. eBay is one of the most popular platforms for home businesses. But you could also sign up for an account with Etsy, Amazon, or a number of other options.


Things like books, transcripts and reports all need to be translated into different languages from time to time. If you are fluent in multiple languages, you can offer your services as a translator to make content available in languages other than the one in which it was originally created.


Offering your services as an editor or proofreader is another option for a home-based business. You can have clients send you pieces of writing that you can check for errors. You can even provide suggestions for overall content improvement.

Ebook Author

Writers who have a more long-form story or subject in mind could opt for book authorship rather than short blogs or articles. And you can even become an author from your home with just a laptop thanks to the growing popularity of ebooks. Platforms like Amazon offer the opportunity for writers to upload entire books and offer them for sale to an eager community of online readers.

Logo Designer

Designers who create complicated pieces may require desktop computers or complicated equipment. But you can offer some simple branding packages like logo design to clients right from your laptop. You’ll need to create a website and outline your services. Then work with clients to develop designs for their brands.

Marketing Consultant

If you have some expertise in any area of marketing, you can offer your skills to businesses as a consultant. You can choose a specific niche or just work with businesses in a variety of different areas of marketing. Then communicate with your clients through email, phone calls or other online communications.

Online Teacher

Or you can share your knowledge with online consumers in another format. Whether your expertise is in business, marketing or another discipline entirely — like French, history or creative writing — you can create online courses within your niche and then sell them on your website or other online platforms. This option allows you to share your knowledge with more people in a shorter amount of time than if you were to just work with clients one on one.


10 In-Home Business Opportunities You Can Start From Your Smartphone

10 Ideas to Start a Business on Your Phone

You no longer need tons of expensive equipment to start a business. Today’s smartphones are so sophisticated and have so many different features that you can actually use them as the main tool for running a business.

If you want to start a business from home without putting a lot of investment into equipment, here are some businesses you can start with just a smartphone.

Start a Business on Your Phone

App Developer

Mobile apps have become incredibly popular. So it’s an increasingly popular business idea as well. From your own smartphone, you can build and test mobile apps for your own venture and sell them for a profit, or you can even contract with other companies to create apps for them.

Vine, Instagram or Snapchat Marketer

Social media platforms and apps like Twitter’s Vine, Facebook’s Instagram, Snapchat and more offer plenty of new and unique opportunities for marketers. If you want to start a social media business from your smartphone, you can offer to post content for business clients on their accounts. Or you can become an influencer and work with brands to spread the word about their offerings on your accounts.

Event Planner

Working on events, from weddings to corporate functions, requires a lot of planning and organizational skills. Luckily, there are plenty of mobile apps that offer the ability to manage schedules, lists and more. And of course, you can use your phone to keep in touch with clients and vendors, through both phone calls and emails.

Chatbot Developer

Chatbots are computer programs that use artificial intelligence to mimic human conversations. This technology has many potential business applications. And you can actually work to develop some of those solutions from your smartphone and then sell them to businesses and clients.

mCommerce Seller

More and more consumers are shopping from their smartphones. So you can also now set up those mobile shops right from your smartphone or similar device. Doing so will actually give you a better idea of how your shop will look to potential mobile customers so you can make sure the shopping experience is compatible with popular mobile devices. Or you could even use mobile apps for popular retail sites like eBay and Etsy to sell your goods.


If you have expertise in a particular area, you can share that expertise with others right from your smartphone by working as a consultant. You can communicate with potential clients via email and then set up phone calls or even use the Skype mobile app to set up video conferences with clients.

Tech Support

Tech savvy entrepreneurs, you can offer your expertise to clients needing tech support for a set fee or hourly rate. You can have customers contact you with queries and then respond to them via email, phone or Skype with solutions or any further questions you might have to help solve their tech related issues.


No longer do you need lots of expensive equipment to make and edit videos. Today’s smartphone cameras are often HD quality. And you can download editing apps right onto your phone. So you can create your own videos or even offer your videography services to clients.

Airbnb Host

Home rental services like Airbnb let anyone with some extra space in their home, or a separate income property, make extra cash by renting it out. With the Airbnb app, or others like it, you can create a listing for your home or room and manage communication with renters right from your phone or mobile device.

Life Coach

Life coaches work with clients to provide general help with things like career, relationships and even health and fitness. You can communicate with clients via email, phone calls or Skype. And you can even set up a website and social profiles to offer your services right from your phone.


Indiagames Founder to start Making an investment in Indian Gaming Atmosphere

Indiagames Founder to Start Investing in Indian Gaming Ecosystem

Vishal Gondal is about to launch an early stage fund for gaming.
It’ll attention on all aspects of the Ecosystem together with AR, VR, and e-sports.
Gondal will take a holistic method, offering mentorship as properly.
One of the Indian gaming industry‘s key figures, Vishal Gondal, is ready to make a return. Albeit no longerin recreation improvement. Instead, the founder of Indiagames, which turned into obtained throughDisney in 2012 for $100 million, is set to release an early level fund for the gaming Surroundings.

At the same time as maximum finances are targeted on simply cell studios and publishers, Gondal says he plans to take a greater holistic technique to gaming in the usa supplying mentorship, publishing, finance, advertising, layout and management support.

(Also see: sport improvement in India: In a State of Steady Flux)

We are now not simply looking at cell recreation studios on my own. VR, AR, even game era like enginesor even e-sports, are what we can be searching at as nicely,”Gondal stated to Devices 360. “The idea is to capture and capitalise on each touchpoint inside the games enterprise Ecosystem in India and providethem with now not just capital but commercial enterprise understanding given gaming is going to growexponentially within the Indian marketplace.”

He might be joined via different founders and managers inside the fields of media, generation, gaming, and startups.

(Additionally see: The Kingdom of E-sports in India: Untapped Capability but It Would not Must Be)

It’ll be exciting to look how this pans out. In the interim, Gondal’s music file seems strong what with asuccessful go out to Disney at the again of numerous worthwhile cricket video games in addition to hishealth startup Goqii grabbing a massive chunk of the wearables area – being best 2nd to Xiaomi in India, in step with IDC.

For many fledgling gaming studios and groups within the space, a fund run by way of a person withpreceding enjoy in gaming, as opposed to other funds being run by those from a non-gaming history, this ought to come as a welcome alternate. extra so when you don’t forget that maximum recreationbuilders are overrun by using the demands of distribution, advertising and marketing, and the sheercombat for visibility that includes making a recreation in a crowded market.

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Assam is just the start for BJP – Manipur and Meghalaya are next

The Daily Fix: Assam is just the beginning for BJP – Manipur and Meghalaya are next

The cutting-edge: pinnacle tales of the day
1. non-public forecaster Skymet said on Tuesday that the monsoon might be 109% the longperiodaverage and will hit Kerala on time, a forecast that is greater constructive than the one by means of the Indian Meteorological department.
2. Sarbananda Sonowal was on Tuesday sworn in as chief minister of Assam, at an event at which he reiterated the promise to crack down on illegal immigration.
three. In Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan will today take the oath as leader minister of the Left Democratic the frontgovernment which has again to electricity.

The large tale: nearby Powerhouse

The swearing-in of latest Assam leader Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, the primary Bharatiya Janatabirthday celebration baby-kisser to run a North japanese state, got here with any other enormousdeclaration. BJP President Amit Shah announced the formation of a North East Democratic Alliance, a collection of parties and leaders with the BJP at its core that will are seeking for to increase control over states across the motive. Himanta Biswa Sarma, a former Congressman whose defection played a majorposition inside the Assam victory, became named convenor of the new NEDA.

in addition to the new leader minister of Assam, the alliance already consists of the leader ministers of Arunachal Pradesh (wherein the BJP exploited Congress instability to place a rebellion in price), in addition to the leaders of Nagaland and Sikkim, who’re nearby allies of the saffron party. This leaves out Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura of the remaining North jap states.

Tripura is too firmly immersed in Left politics for even the Congress to make a dent, not to mention the BJP. Mizoram too seems really strong with the Congress for the instant. The remaining two however, are any other remember.

Manipur goes to the polls in just nine months, and it additionally happens to be a Hindu-majority kingdomwith a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh presence in its valley districts, best floor for the BJP to expand. Meghalaya in the meantime lately saw the defeat of a Congress candidate in Lok Sabha by using-elections, giving the saffron celebration desire that it could destabilise the government quickly sufficient.

surely the opportunities are there, and by means of setting up a formal alliance with a convenor, the BJP has sounded the bugle. What are the chances the Congress can muster its forces and reply?

The large Scroll
How BJP received this historic election in Assam (and what it way). Why Assam is likely to becomeHindutva’s new laboratory. four components that the BJP were given proper in this Assam campaign.

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1. Tamil Nadu leader Minister J Jayalalithaa claimed there has been no disrespect in setting the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam treasurer MK Stalin in the 16th row at her swearing-in ceremony, but it wasn’t the firsttime she has pulled this stunt and apologised after.
2. Congress individuals of Legislative meeting in West Bengal had been told to signal an task on stamp paper swearing loyalty to the party run by way of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
three. Lucknow crowned a competition for the second round of clever cities, which focused onenhancing their authentic software to get funds from the Centre.
four. Odia changed into made obligatory for all authentic work in Odisha, with fines for folks who don’tuse it.
5. Communist birthday party of India leader D Raja has said that the want of the hour is reunification of the Left, asking “what’s the massive distinction among the CPI and the CPI(Marxist) on country widetroubles?”

1. AK Bhattacharyya in the business widespread offers two instructions for the Narendra Modiauthorities after years in strength: expectation control and federalism.
2. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay in the Telegraph praises a splendid courtroom judgment from closing week that officially declared a land clutch, despite the authorities as an middleman, as illegal.
3. “Indian communists, no matter being against globalisation and related neo-liberal guidelines, have no longer charted a concrete opportunity development strategy,” writes Prabhat Patnaik in the Hindu.
four. India’s democracy is going via an especially troubling duration of its basically paradoxical person, writes Ashutosh Varshney in the Indian explicit.

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Raksha Kumar writes of ways Bastar police are using adivasis to combat adivasis – unleashing violence in the villages.

“Pudiyami Rame, a resident of Bade Gudra, who alleged the safety forces had crushed her twice in April,diagnosed 3 of them.“Shankar, Kiran and Badru come to our village repeatedly,” she said. “every time they arrive, they beat people up.” The 3 men, she claimed, labored with the Maoists in advance, and had surrendered to the police in January.

In recent years, Bastar police has been recruiting surrendered Maoists, and putting them in a special unitreferred to as the District Reserve defend, which leads the manner for CRPF patrols. “because those arelocal youngsters, human beings don’t forget their names very well,” said Isha Khandelwal, legal professional at the Jagdalpur criminal resource organization. “So, after an incident, they call the DRGyouth, giving a cowl to the CRPF men.”

iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro Start Shipping to Pre-Order Customers

iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro Start Shipping to Pre-Order Customers

Apple after launching its iPhone SE and the smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro tablet last month, on Thursday began shipping them to customers who pre-ordered them in the first wave of launch markets, and opened availability in those regions. The pre-orders of the two devices commenced shortly after the launch. The smartphone was recently also reported to have surpassed 3.4 million registrations in China alone.

On Thursday, the iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro began shipping launching in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, UK, the Virgin Islands, and the US. Availability in authorised retail stores should happen along side.

India is in the second wave of launches for the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, with the former set to hit the shelves in the country by April 8. The handset will be available in India starting from Rs. 39,000. In the meanwhile, the iPad Pro is due to arrive in early April as well, and though Apple has provided pricing details (Rs. 49,900 for 32GB Wi-Fi only and Rs. 61,900 for 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular), no exact launch date is known.

Apple distributors Ingram Micro and Redington India has in a press statement confirmed that the iPhone SE will be going on sale on April 8. The former says the smartphone will be available across over 2,500 retail outlets in India, while the latter says 3,000 retail outlets.

For specifications, the iPhone SE features the iPhone 6s’ Apple A9 SoC and M9 motion coprocessor, 12-megapixel iSight (rear) camera with 4K video support, a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime (front) camera, Bluetooth 4.2, improved Wi-Fi and LTE, new microphones, and Apple Pay support with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro comes with the same processor as its bigger sibling: the A9X. On the photography front, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro sports a 12-megapixel iSight camera with Focus Pixels, True Tone Flash, new image signal processor. On the front side, there’s a 5-megapixel FaceTime camera. It is worth noting that these camera sensors are same as the iPhone 6s from last year. The iPad Pro also supports Live Photos.

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