IKEA-N’T BELIEVE IT!: English fans criticised for invading IKEA store after football victory

London – VIJAY SHAH via WIL JONES, Joe and other sources While yesterday’s 2-0 win by England over Sweden in Samara for the World Cup 2018 was a perfect example of largely orderly and civil sportsmanship, a group of the England team’s supporters have come in for heavy criticism for behaving quite the opposite, after they invaded an IKEA store in London and partied in a show bedroom, with several men jumping on a double bed meant for display to customers visiting the Swedish-owned homeware and furniture store. Live scenes at IKEA – LONDON #ENGSWE pic.twitter.com/rAOEm3cqqA — محسن (@KingMo786) July … Continue reading IKEA-N’T BELIEVE IT!: English fans criticised for invading IKEA store after football victory

MAURITIUS’ 50TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY: Massive family party launched

London – VIJAY SHAH   The organisers behind the Mauritian Open Air Festival, a yearly event celebrating Mauritian food, culture and general family entertainment and held in north London, have announced a special ‘family party’ this March, HEM News Agency exclusively reports. The special event will be held on the 10 March 2018 at the Decorum Banqueting Suites in Wood Green, north London, just two days before the island of Mauritius itself marks a half-century of free rule. Previously the country of 1.8 million people was an outpost of the British Empire. Celebrations will take place against the backdrop of … Continue reading MAURITIUS’ 50TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY: Massive family party launched

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

PHOTO MOMENT: Leicester City’s Premier League win

  A poster circulated on social media commemorating English football team Leicester City F.C.‘s first ever win of the Barclays Premier League, after winning on points. Adorned in the blue and white livery of the Foxes, the poster also shows the names and years of previous BPL cup lifters.   IMAGE CREDITS: Sunny Atwal.  Related articles How Leicester City can emerge Premier League champions Hollywood actor Tom Hanks ‘bet £100 on Leicester City to win Premier League’ Punter cashed out at 45p on 5000/1 Leicester City Premier League title bet Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Leicester City’s Premier League win

DIWALI 2015: New HEM festive graphic unveiled

In celebration of the festival of lights, Diwali, which arrives this year on the Wednesday, 11th of November and which coincides with Armistice Day in the UK, the Half-Eaten Mind has unveiled a special commemorative graphic. The graphic is part of a long tradition on the blog for what is termed in the business as ‘homemade graphics’. Every Diwali since 2013, HEM’s blogger and editor Vijay Shah uses his graphic designs skills to produce special edition graphics which serve as not only a bit of fun and celebration, but also as a tip of the hat to the talent that … Continue reading DIWALI 2015: New HEM festive graphic unveiled

EHI AWARDS 2015: Special event for healthcare IT professionals in London

EHealth Media, a division of the conferences and training brand Informa, is hosting a special event for national specialists in healthcare ICT this October. The EHI Awards is a flagship awards event within the healthcare IT calendar. This unique and well-subscribed event will bring together more than 700 information technology and clinical professionals from the National Health Service (NHS) along with suppliers of health ICT engaging their customers for a night of celebration, fun and networking. The evening will be a celebration of the important work that people in IT and informatics help contribute to the running of British healthcare services and … Continue reading EHI AWARDS 2015: Special event for healthcare IT professionals in London

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

PHOTO MOMENT: Happy Hindu New Year 2072

This Saturday marks the Hindu New Year V.S. 2072. This new year’s day is most keenly celebrated in north India and Nepal, although some peoples such as the Gujaratis, Tamils and Bengalis mark their new year’s on a different date. This new year also marks the beginning of spring and the agricultural season in the northern parts of the Asian subcontinent. It also marks the beginning of the nine-day festival of Navratri, in honour of Goddess Durga. “The Hindu New Year 2072 or Vikram Nav Varsh Samvant,is celebrated on Chaitra Shukala Pratipada (March – April). In 2015, the Nav Samvat … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Happy Hindu New Year 2072

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015: Vijay’s best new year images

2015….new year…new beginnings….new opportunities. I just can’t believe it that within three days, we’ll be approaching the middle of the decade, and that it has been fifteen years since the dawn of the Millennium (Year 2000). Those of you reading who were alive then might remember how everyone was harping on about the Y2K Bug and how all our electronics and computers would fail and airplanes would plummet out of the sky. Well, we survived that. Let’s hope we don’t get slain by too much cola/champagne and giant New Year’s meals. In 2015, I’ll be in my fourth decade of … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015: Vijay’s best new year images

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL: Vijay turns 30

Say R.I.P. to your amazing twenties As you enter your boring thirties Say goodbye to your crazy ways Say hello to monotonous days Bid adieu to irresponsibility As you strive towards accountability Don’t worry, I am just fooling around Don’t let this rhyme bring you down You will have the best time at thirty So chill out, relax and take it easy Happy 30th birthday Yesterday, Saturday 4th October 2014, I officially kissed my eventful years of being a twenty-something goodbye and said “Oh hi…er…Hello” to my third decade and thirtieth year of milling around on this green, green planet. … Continue reading BIRTHDAY SPECIAL: Vijay turns 30