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India smartphone shipments grew three per cent annually to reach 35.6 million units in the second quarter (Q2) this year and Xiaomi retained the top position, followed by a resurgent Samsung who is closing the gap at the second spot, according to a report by market research firm Strategy Analytics.
“Xiaomi shipped 10.2 million smartphones accounting for 29 per cent market share in India during Q2 2019, broadly flat from 29 per cent share a year ago.
“Xiaomi remains the number one smartphone vendor in India, due to an extensive retail presence, but its lead over Samsung is starting to shrink,” Woody Oh, Director at Strategy Analytics, said in a statement.
“Samsung is on a recovery path and its smartphone marketshare has risen sharply from 23 per cent in Q2 2018 to 26 per cent in Q2 2019. A portfolio refresh undertaken by Samsung last year, and its ‘India-first’ strategy, have been central to the firm’s resurgence in the second quarter.”
According to the Boston-headquartered firm, the growth was driven by generous discount schemes promoted by online retailers such as Flipkart.
India today remains one of only a handful of growth markets among the global smartphone industry.
According to Rajeev Nair, Senior Analyst, Strategy Analytics, “Vivo captured 11 per cent smartphone share in India in Q2 2019, dipping from 12 per cent a year earlier. Like Xiaomi, Vivo is also struggling to fend off a revitalised Samsung.”
OPPO maintained fourth place with 8 per cent smartphone share in India in Q2 2019, down from 11 per cent during Q2 2018.
“Realme is a rising star and its India smartphone marketshare has jumped from zero to a record 8 per cent in the past twelve months. Realme, an OPPO offshoot, is seeing surprisingly strong demand for its affordable Android models such as 3 and C2,” Nair added. (IANS)
As more and more people are acknowledging the importance of their mental well-being, the wave of awareness the acknowledgment has brought is unprecedented. It may not have paved a clear path towards complete healing but it certainly has shown the way. The awareness is the key to heal. Healing begins only after the problem is identified. Similar to physical illness, the identification of the problem area is the first step. Even in case of a minor wound, when we go to the hospital the nurse first locates the wound. They, then, ask how we got hurt and identify the nature of the wound. Only then, they clean, put ointment and wrap it up if it needs wrapping and protection from air and dust. Sometimes, that protection is not needed. The wound heals out in the open. Same goes when it comes to healing of a mental trauma or illness. Sometimes, we confine in professionals or our loved ones, in order to let it out and process it openly. Sometimes, the trauma reduces with time. In any way, being aware and vigilant is the way to go.
Being knowledgeable about life in general, opens many channels for you. Being knowledgeable about yourself, opens gates inside you that lead to spiritual and general awareness about the concept of self. And the inner awareness is not necessarily internal, it can be seen from the outside as well. When we have positive energy from within it radiates physically as well. Have you encountered someone who’s spiritually awakened and aware? Do they stand out in the crowd? There are prominent examples of people who have made their mark in history, there is Swami Vivekanada, his awakening has revolutionised generations, one live example we can witness is The Dalai Lama.
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Awareness is the first step towards the staircase of spirituality. Healing is part of that journey. In our world, we go by our lives without paying much attention to causes of our actions. Every little thing we do, we do it for a reason. We might be suffering without being aware of it. There might be certain actions which are screaming those are trauma-response and not really us. But we go by our days, without paying heed to the fact that it really is the small actions that carry weightage in our lives. When we become attentive and thoughtful with what we do, we introspect, and then act. Thoughtless actions do not bear much fruit anyway. Thoughtfulness not only benefits us personally, but makes world a better place to live in. It really is the need of the hour to introspect every little doing and if it does not fit with the idea of self, then, it is time to find the root cause of what has us where we are.
Being self-aware is crucial as a human quality as well. When we face our problems, we gain experience, that experience leads us to understand and empathise with others’ sufferings too. It is a wholesome development.
Key Words: Self-awareness, Spirituality, Thoughtfulness, Mental Health
Honestly, who hasn’t watched one of the epic series of HBO– Game of Thrones?
There’s no question that when the first episode of Game of Thrones was released on April 11, 2011, the youth population of the world became exuberant. The main reasons behind this reaction was, first, the theme of the show, and second, the hidden lessons which it put forward.
Some of the valuable lessons which the Game of Thrones taught us are:
1. The pack always survives. This aptly meant that whether your pack consists of your family or your friends, you are the strongest when you are surrounded by a support system. This is what Ned Stark taught his children, to be together when “the winter comes”.
2. Never forget who you truly are. One of the most important lessons was given by Tyrion Lannister. He taught us that we should never forget who we really are. This means that we must not forget our bad habits and where we lack. So, once we know who we are, no one could ever use our lagging points against us.
3. Reading is necessary. Tyrion Lannister said, “A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.” There is absolutely no denying that reading is not a habit now-a-days, but a necessity. If you want to be sharp and smart, then you must devote sometime to books, for they would teach you a lot!
4. Always pay your debts. Well, one of the most philosophical and learned houses if Game of Thrones is House Lannister. And so, one of the sayings of their house is, “A Lannister always pays his debts.” From here we get another life lesson that we must always pay off what we owe from people.
5. Always believe, “You know nothing.” Ygritte said this to Jon Snow in a teasing manner. But, this is actually for all those who believe that they know each and everything. Well, never believe that you know everything. Always learn from new experiences and never hesitate to take advice from others.
So, these were five most significant lessons which the series Game of Thrones offered us. In reality, we all are aware of these lessons, but we never really work upon them. But now, let’s try to understand each lesson and become the heir someday!
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Money Heist's (La Casa De Papel) Netflix journey concludes in December 2021 with the release of Volume 2, Season 5. Netflix released the full-length official trailer for Money Heist season 5, Volume 2 on the 3rd of November 2021. The Spanish sensation has been one of the most popular shows of the last five years, overcoming language barriers and engaging tens of millions of non-Spanish speakers worldwide. The series has resulted in a significant increase in global demand for Spanish entertainment, including numerous new Spanish-language projects.
It's been a difficult and long journey, but we can't wait to see what the last segment of Money Heist will have in store for us. The fifth and current season of "Money Heist" is set to be the final one, but Netflix chose to break it into two volumes. All of us surely want to watch volume 2 of the series but nobody wants it to end. Volume 1 of Season 5 has already been released in September 2021, and Volume 2 will be released in December 2021. A bunch of pictures from Money Heist season 5 "Volume 2" have been released by Netflix.
Money Heist's (La Casa De Papel) Netflix journey concludes in December 2021 with the release of Volume 2, Season 5. | Photo by Ayiman Mohanty on Unsplash
Money Heist season 5 “Volume 2” trailer:
The trailer begins with the professor driving away in a red car, surrounded by tones of people and we can see soldiers lining up with professors car right outside the bank of Spain. The shot is cut and we can see Denver repeating the shocking revelation from season 5's, Volume 1 – “Tokyo is dead.” Lisbon consoles Rio and comforts him. Meanwhile, Alicia Sierra, the cop, comments in on what The Professor is going through: “You see the disappointed faces of the people you failed. It's as if a javelin was hurled through your chest.”
As The Professor seems to drive away in a car, the trailer pans to the soldiers, and we can hear Sagasta (Chief of soldiers) say: “We came in here to complete a mission: put an end to this heist. And that's what we're gonna do.” The soldiers prepare to get in the bank and Palermo is heard saying: “I really doubt we're gonna get out of here.” To which Helsinki replies: “You'll get me out of here. You promised, and you'll do it.” The rest of the trailer is filled with scenes which give us short ideas about the rest of the season, giving us goose bumps and a tone of thrill, mystery, action and drama.
The end of the series will surely be an emotional moment for the fans that have a lot going on in their minds | Pixabay
There's a lot to look forward to in the last portion of Money Heist. The end of the series will surely be an emotional moment for the fans that have a lot going on in their minds, “Will Alicia Sierra betray the professor?” “Will Alicia Sierra join the team?” “Will the professor’s plan fail?” “Will Rafael (Berlin’s Son) join the heist?” “Will Tokyo end up alive?."
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