About

 

 

Your visit is highly appreciated.

HEM News Agency, also known as the Half-Eaten Mind, is a news and features blog/online news portal based in Ilford, near London. The agency specialises in the unbiased and ethical distribution of current local, national and international news stories on various topics. HEM was opened on 15 April 2012 by journalism graduate Vijay Shah.

HEM News Agency also publishes features, photography, short stories and serves as a personal blog. Its objective is to inform, educate and entertain readers while maintaining journalistic impartiality and integrity. The posting schedule is on weekends and public holidays, and also when the editor is on annual leave.

 

HEMNA is made up of the following elements – providing 24/7 news:
 * the main site/blog – articles published on weekends
 * our social media accounts (news is retweeted daily on Twitter, from various sources
 * our Paper.li newsletters, issued daily – one carries third-party news bulletins, and one for members of the HEMNA bloggers community

Contributions to the agency are highly welcome. HEM can be reached via email or our social media links below.

Contact e-mail: halfeatenmind@outlook.com

 

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      1. Wishing you a very happy May too, SoundEagle. I love the colours and writings you have on your blog, and thinks for the links from your blogs to the recent Easter article. I’m looking forward to reading more from you!

        Vijay

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    1. Hi thegreatgodpan1,

      Thanks for the comment and compliment!! 🙂
      Don’t worry, I am more than happy to share…let’s make it a 50/50 split.
      Although personally I’m more of a sausage and burger man myself though.

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      1. Hi Kavita,

        I am so happy you are enjoying my blog and supporting what I do. I am really grateful.
        I thought today to do my next article on your nomination of my blog for the HUG award, and also to nominate yours and other blogs for the award also.
        Hopefully you are fine with that.
        Really enjoy your writing and you certainly have a fun life around you!! 🙂
        Keep up the good work!!

        Vijay
        – HalfEatenMind

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      1. Hi,

        You’re welcome,
        Actually I’m not Gujarati, but my stepdad was. I can understand some…”me todu-todu Gujarati sikhiyo cho…majama cho.
        Oh good, which part of Mumbai are you from, I was staying just outside near Nallasopara. I was in Colaba, Apollo Bandar, a few places.

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      2. I stay at Opera house, Chowpatty
        bahu saru lagyu tamne malee ne bahuj

        tame majama cho ne

        I loved that Gujarati you spoke

        very nice of you my friend to hear from you

        thank you very much

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      3. I have heard of Opera House. Is it one of the more exclusive parts of the city?
        Thanks for your compliments. I used to know a lot more Gujarati, but have lost it over the years. I can still read it abit, at least verbally. I can even write my name in it too. Ethnically speaking I am of mixed English/Indian-Mauritian heritage, but I met one uncle in Mauritius who was originally from Surat apparently.
        It’s nice to hear from you too.
        All the best in your blogging.

        Vijay
        – HalfEatenMind

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  1. Hi Vijay, I have nominated you for the “Super Sweet Blogging Award”. You were the first one to ever nominate me for an award (the same award that I’m nominating you for) that I feel I want to do the same thing for you too. I think you could accept my award without having to follow all the rules again, as you have already followed them and done everything. Therefore, I hope you accept my award. Here is my link: http://luchaniktravel.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/super-sweet-blogging-award/
    Well done and congrats for being one of my nominees, and thanks for nominating me.

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    1. Hi Davinder,

      Thanks so much for your nomination. I gladly accept the award
      Well done for being one of my nominees. You have a great blog with wonderful & professional-quality pictures and you thoroughly deserve it 🙂

      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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    1. Hi Sanoj,

      Thank you too for following my blog. Really enjoyed perusing thru your blog and getting a feel for your unique brand of spirituality.
      I will have a look at your book as soon as I can. Cheers!!

      Kindest regards,
      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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  2. My dear friend…I have nominated you with the Super Sweet Award…it’s OK for you to take time to post about it or if you are busy then leave it as well so that it doesn’t become a chore…but I would like to show my appreciation through this award for your awesome blog and you being such a nice person and an awesome friend. Wish you an awesome day ahead!
    http://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/super-sweet-award/

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    1. Hello dear Kavita,

      Thanks a million for your nomination. I have already posted about the original nomination, so it would be a bit repetitive to post again but I will add an extra smaller article just as ‘follow-up’ news with reference to your article.
      I really value your appreciation. You too have been a great friend and I always feel so much positive vibes every time I read one of your blogposts. You have a great photographic talent and passionate writing as well.

      Hope you have a great week !!…enjoy the great Aussie sunshine!!!

      Kindest regards,

      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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    1. Hi Tanumoy,

      Nice to meet you too, I really enjoy your blog, and you have a great mastery with the English language. What a fascinating read!!
      Thanks for your appreciation of the Half-Eaten Mind.

      Kindest regards,

      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi,
      Thanks so much for following my blog. I just had a brief read of a couple of articles on Everything Aussie and you write really well.
      I look forward to seeing more great stuff.
      Greetings from London, England (a.k.a Hive of the Whingeing Poms)

      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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      1. Hi Vijay,

        Thanks for your comment and feedback. I try to make each post better than the last one, always looking to improve. Comments like your strengthen my determination to continue.

        Looking forward to picking half of your brain.

        Greeting from Adelaide, aka the City of Churches and also a large group of whinging poms who left for Australia

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  3. Good luck with using this as an entry point for your career. The more of us who read it, like it and recommend it on, will hopefully result in something bigger. While you’re waiting for that right connection, enjoy!

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    1. Hi Theresa,
      Thanks for your wishes, indeed…hopefully this might lead to my life-changing ‘big break, and help me achieve a very important dream.
      Even if it doesn’t though, that doesn’t matter though. I do this to impart useful information and news, and I really love blogging. I find it quite therapeutic actually.Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Kindest regards,
      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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    1. Hi Alise,

      Thanks so much for the follow. I have also followed you back both on the WordPress and on Twitter (my blog and personal accts.)
      Look forward to connecting 🙂

      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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  4. Thank you for visiting my site after I was fortunate enough to find yours. It is greatly appreciated. I enjoyed reading about you and the straightforward way you went about it. Kudos. ~DivineChaos

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    1. Hi Ann,

      Thanks so much for nominating me for the Liebster award. I really appreciate that kind gesture.
      I tried viewing your post though using the link you supplied, but I’m getting an Error 404 type message on your blog.
      I’ll go to your blog directly and search it out.

      Kindest regards,
      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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      1. Yes that looks right!!…interestingly enough I used to work with a Latvian colleague a few years ago, then he emigrated to Malta (lucky guy).
        Otherwise I could have asked him. I beleive they do something similar in Lithuanian.
        Looking forward to reading more of your posts, Linda 🙂

        Vijay

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  5. Hi Vijay, the “gentle giant”,
    Thanks so much for the follow, which has led me back to your most interesting and varied blog. I am focusing on he despicable fur industry in my blog so I presume you too support animal rights? I try and find a balance in my blog between the personal and information; light and dark.
    I am interested in many other issues, though, and look forward to reading more of your posts. All the best.

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    1. Hi Emy,
      You’re very welcome. Yes I do have sympathies for animal rights. I despise animal cruelty and am really disgusted by the work of the fur farming industry.
      Fur looks better on the animals TBH. Thanks for your interest in the Half-Eaten Mind and I also look forward to reading more on your blog.

      Kindest regards,
      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Anju,
      I really appreciate your words. I feel the same way about reading your blog. You have a mind-capturing and bubbly/engaging style of writing.
      I am grateful that you thought to nominate and I will do an article on your nominations shortly after lunchtime here in London.

      Best wishes,
      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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  6. thank you my friend for sharing the article and happy greetings of friendship and hopefully, when we share it with sincerity. Greetings from Gede Prama 🙂

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    1. Hi Oliana,
      You’re very welcome.
      I got this photo via Flickr. To be honest I don’t know, but one secretly hopes that it is just a fibreglass mock-up.
      I get queasy just seeing tripe on display at the local butchers.

      Vijay

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    1. Hi Irene,

      A massive big thanks for selecting me to receive this lovely award. Hopefully you’re aware of the article I did today pertaining to this.
      Thank you so much for the true-to-life summary/compliment you paid round my way, I really appreciate this.

      Cheers,
      Vijay

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      1. Vijay, Congratulations, I think that the smile you put on fellow bloggers faces makes you very deserving of this joy filled field of flowers and then your great writing as well. Thank you for the wonderful response that you have written to your nomination. I am looking forward to visiting all your nominees. Cheers Irene

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      2. Irene…I’m certainly smiling now…and feeling flushed too. I really appreciate your support and appreciation of my writing.
        It gladdens my heart to know that what I’m doing is inspiring happiness and mutual respect with my fellow bloggers.
        It was my pleasure 🙂

        Vijay

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  7. Hello Vijay! I’m not into awards but you certainly deserve them all. Most interesting blog and I love your writing. Thanks for the follow, I’m now your follower, too, in spite of your bizarre diet!

    Cheers, Irina

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    1. Hi Irina,

      Thanks for your lovely compliments. I just had a look at your blog, and you have amazing photography skills and really bring your subjects to life.
      As for the diet, I think I should have added more salad heheheheh 🙂

      Thanks for following back, and look forward to seeing more of your posts.

      Best wishes,
      Vijay

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  8. Vijay… Howdy… 🙂

    I found your site through another blogger, Sage Doyle, of “The Journal of Wall Grimm” fame, when he passed on an award you gave him… I like your outlook, from what I’ve read, and will be back, when I can, to read more… My internet and WP surfing time is limited by physical issues; many days, composing my own blog, and perhaps answering a few comments, is all I can do,

    But, when I AM able to do so, I WILL be back to read more… Sage is a good recommendation, as I respect his work….

    Any who, I’m glad I found your site, as I’m always seeking new sources for my own brain’s consumption… As a life-long polymath, I like to keep it busy and contented, chewing on SOMETHING….

    Take care, and best of luck blogging here on WordPress….

    Ned, aka

    gigoid, the dubious….

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    1. Heya Ned.

      Thanks for visiting the Half-Eaten Mind and of course for your awesome comment. I appreciate your compliments and hope you enjoy more of what I am offering.
      I understand about the time issue. I usually only get time to blog on weekends only, what with the day job and all.
      Glad to have fed some food for your brain 🙂

      Kindest regards,

      Vijay

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    1. Hi iSpontein,

      Oh yes, the HEM is very special and an important part of my life,
      Thanks so much for your visit, will be following you on WP very soon,
      DC has really opened doors for me, he is a true legend 🙂

      Vijay

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      1. Vijay, I am so sorry-did not get this comment until today!! Please know that you are most welcome. Currently, I am out of state, but will try to read your sweet article. Thank you so very much!!

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  9. Hi Vijay,

    Thanks so much for the blog follow. It has led me to your blog, which I am now following.

    I am really looking forward to reading more of your interesting posts. Visiting London and the rest of England is at the top of my list to do one day.

    Nancy

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    1. It’s my pleasure and glad to see you join the HEM Community, Nancy.
      You’ll love it here, there’s lots of great sights and sounds.
      I’m also looking forward to reading your great posts 🙂

      *MERRY XMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015*

      Vijay

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  10. Thanks for liking my posts topic “Buddha did believe in soul” and “Of being born of a virgin”.
    I visited your blog and found it very interesting.
    Your comments are welcome, even if you differ with me.
    You are a friend.
    Regards

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