MOTHER NATURE: Nature photo blog marks 5th anniversary

Croydon – VIJAY SHAH with ALEX SMITHSON Mother Nature, the nature and photographic diary blog of Croydon-based blogging enthusiast Alex Smithson, has marked five years of being online this past week. Alex has been a long term friend and supporter of HEM News Agency for the past four years, from when it was called the Half-Eaten Mind Blog. Based in the suburban town of Croydon, just south of London, Alex first started working on Mother Nature (under its former simpler title, ‘Photography – Nature’) on the 6th of June, 2013 when he uploaded a number of photography projects taken with a Samsung ST200F … Continue reading MOTHER NATURE: Nature photo blog marks 5th anniversary

VOTES FOR WOMEN WEEKEND: London museum marks key democratic milestone

London – VIJAY SHAH via sources To celebrate the 100th anniversary of British women winning the right to vote in elections, the Museum of London is hosting the Votes for Women Weekend from today in honour of women’s suffrage, featuring various participatory activities for people of all ages, the magazine Skint London writes. The event, which is being held over two days from 3-4 February, 2018 and is free entry, promises to be an immersive and fun experience celebrating this key milestone in universal suffrage, when women over the age of thirty finally won the right to help choose who … Continue reading VOTES FOR WOMEN WEEKEND: London museum marks key democratic milestone

HEM NEWS AGENCY: 5th anniversary + blog makeover

  London – VIJAY SHAH Hey everyone, As you may have noticed, the blog is looking a little different nowadays. Today is the fifth anniversary of its founding (back in April 2012) and I decided that to mark the occasion, I would give the blog a makeover. We got rid of the old theme we were using (Mystere) and brought in a more modern looking one from WordPress, named ‘Plane’. The blog has also been officially renamed. It is now to be known as ‘HEM News Agency’, to better reflect the content and premise of the blog. The old name … Continue reading HEM NEWS AGENCY: 5th anniversary + blog makeover

BBC RADIO ULSTER: Northern Ireland radio station celebrates its 40th anniversary

Belfast, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via media.info and RadioToday BBC Radio Ulster, which provides public radio broadcasting services from the BBC to the whole of Northern Ireland, will celebrate its 40th birthday in style with a special gala concert for its presenters and friends this coming Monday, radio magazine RadioToday Industry News reports today. The radio station’s television counterpart, BBC1 NI will also air a documentary on the life and history of BBC Radio Ulster to tie in with the anniversary celebrations at 10.35 pm on the same day. The programme, entitled “Radio Days“ is narrated by Stephen Nolan, will also … Continue reading BBC RADIO ULSTER: Northern Ireland radio station celebrates its 40th anniversary

THIRD ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: HEM turns 3 and hits 100,000 views

Everyone gather round…quick…quick…you there!!…stop swinging off that chandelier!. It’s been a special week for this blog. We’ve been expanding our services into online newspaper making by teaming up with online media curation site paper.li to launch two new e-papers. But that’s not been the only good news here at HEM HQ (Half-Eaten Mind Headquarters). On the 12th April 2015, the blog reached a very special milestone. It passed the 100,000 views mark and has in fact surged ahead. With more than 350 articles, of which a handful have gone viral worldwide, we have given people all over a lot of … Continue reading THIRD ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: HEM turns 3 and hits 100,000 views

HEM TWITTERVERSARY: Celebrating one year on Twitter

As many of our blogging friends may know, the Half-Eaten Mind maintains a Twitter account, where I share the latest happenings and articles to come out of a partially digested brain. It just came to my attention that it has been exactly a year since we began tweeting our mind on one of the world’s most influential and bitesized social networks. I was looking through my Gmail account from where I receive all mails regarding the HEM Twitter feed and came across one from the Twitter HQ in San Francisco, California, USA. It said: “Happy Twitterversary! You just turned 1. … Continue reading HEM TWITTERVERSARY: Celebrating one year on Twitter

HEM TURNS TWO: The Half-Eaten Mind marks its second anniversary

Yesterday was a very special day for the Half-Eaten Mind. While for the owner it was yet another long one at work and surviving the Hammersmith and City line followed by buses that just don’t want to wait for you, the blog has marked two years since its establishment on the 16th April, 2012. That’s a whole two years of news stories covering the globe, of entertaining and visually powerful features on a variety of subjects, hordes of awards and of course, the dozens of friends and supporters I have made along the way. It has been a great twenty-four months, in … Continue reading HEM TURNS TWO: The Half-Eaten Mind marks its second anniversary

BLOGBOOK: The story and the reactions

By Vijay Shah Whenever an important anniversary comes up, there is always that question of how exactly you are going to mark the occasion.  If you are a country that once won its independence from a colonial power, you would have a big party coupled with a national holiday, and issue some commemorative paraphernalia to shore up the patriotic pride. If you are a business celebrating the anniversary of your founding, then you might go for a company re-branding or at the very least stick a rosette in a good location on your annual report/website/catalogues. Wedding anniversaries have their candlelit dinners in fine … Continue reading BLOGBOOK: The story and the reactions

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HALF-EATEN MIND : Celebrating our first birthday

By Vijay Shah It is a bit belated, well, a week’s worth of belatedness to be exact, but your favourite news and features blog –  the authentic outpourings of a partially digested brain – has just turned one. Over the past twelve months there has been a lot of changes. Only last month the blog got a facelift, with a brand new theme and layout, incorporating more user-friendly features and easier navigation. We have enlisted the help of the blogging software Zemanta to offer a more interactive experience for our readers, introducing relevant news articles, webpages and blog posts to … Continue reading HAPPY BIRTHDAY HALF-EATEN MIND : Celebrating our first birthday