NEWS DIGEST 31.10.2020: Spooky Surface Sales this Hallowe’en in the US

Good morning/afternoon/evening and happy Hallowe’en!!. Today’s news report comes from my personal Twitter account. American supermarket chain Best Buy is offering shoppers USD $300 (GBP £232) off of Microsoft Surface 3 laptops as part of their Black Friday Ads Deal … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 31.10.2020: Spooky Surface Sales this Hallowe’en in the US

BA FLIGHT: Indian family allegedly discriminated against, made to leave plane due to crying child

New Delhi – VIJAY SHAH via ALIX CULBERTSON and Sky News The UK national air carrier British Airways (BA) has been accused of racism after a family hailing from India was evicted from a flight after a child in their group would not stop crying, reported Sky News. The child’s father claims he was subjected to ‘humiliation and racist behaviour’ and Indians are demanding a boycott of the airline, according to the report.   The father, AP Pathak, a civil servant, was travelling with his family from London City Airport to Berlin on the 23rd July, 2018, was placing his … Continue reading BA FLIGHT: Indian family allegedly discriminated against, made to leave plane due to crying child

BBC DIVERSITY: Radio DJ claims he was sacked for being a white male

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via PressGazette The diversity policies of UK public broadcaster the BBC have come under scrutiny after a presenter for its Radio 4 service made a controversial claim he was dropped from his role to make more room for women and ethnic minority candidates, the Press Gazette reports. Radio host Jon Holmes, a journalist who has also written travel pieces for the Sunday Times paper, tweeted this week “Sad to announce I’ve been axed from @BBCNowShow as ‘we want to recast with more women and diversity’ Tsk. And I didn’t even punch a producer”. He made reference … Continue reading BBC DIVERSITY: Radio DJ claims he was sacked for being a white male

RETHINK: Re-addressing mental illness

By Vijay Shah   My blog sports a very unusual name (although perhaps not so unusual as blog names go). The name “Half-Eaten Mind” is uncharacteristic, a mind half-devoured by life and filled up with information. Useless and useful. In real life my blog name is derived from the expression “to eat someone’s mind” – which means to annoy or frustrate a person enough to make their head hurt.  The brain is the most essential organ in the human body. This wrinkly clump of neurons and cells is the body’s control centre, which all other vital organs are wholly dependent … Continue reading RETHINK: Re-addressing mental illness