Hi and welcome to the blog of the Half-Eaten Mind, the brainchild (please excuse the cerebral puns!) of Vijay Shah, an aspiring journalist, philosopher and all-round gentle giant.
Since graduating from a journalism & media undergraduate degree at a leading London university some years ago, the ups and downs of life have meant me taking a hiatus from the business of crafting words. Being shunted from one dour career to another, I still kept alive that desire to be a hack, a writer, a journo, a newshound, the little bird perched on the sill of the ‘window of the world’; notepad and cheap biro tucked behind my wing. Now thanks to the all-pervasiveness and accessibility of the Internet, I can now bring you forth this little pet project: the blog of the ‘Half-Eaten Mind’…!
This blog gives me a chance to showcase to you, the reader, my journalistic talents and my unique take on life, news, trends, the good, the bad and, yes, even the god-damn ugly. It will be a diary of sorts; a diary of observations. Expect plenty of facts, blended with a hefty dose of opinion. Prepare yourself for riveting, involving, contemplative and humorous wordsmithery. The main thing, though, is that you will enjoy reading this blog and come back for more brain-eating.
As time goes on, I will be adding a variety of articles and features on different topics, really, whatever subject takes my fancy. Even I cannot always say what my next article will be on, but there are always plenty of hot topics to be discovered. An important thing has to be mentioned as well. Anyone, whether you know me personally or not, is more than welcome to contribute an idea for forthcoming articles/pieces. You can contribute any ideas or even text you want published on the blog using the contact details below…and you will get credited for your work or inspiration.
Many thanks to my lecturers at university for giving me the inspiration to take my first steps into becoming a news junkie, and all the friends and guides who have motivated me a little in their own way. Credit also goes to WordPress for offering me the means to create HEM and devour your minds….and Khushbu for helping christen this blog.
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