HANGING AROUND: Why do bats roost upside down?

  VIJAY SHAH   Imagine you’re in a dark forest. It’s getting late and the shadows are getting longer. You decide to find somewhere to bed down for the night, and by chance, you stumble upon a cave. Out comes your sleeping bag and jim-jams, and as you switch on the nightlight, you become aware of fluttering motions above your head. Hundreds of small shadows flutter erratically about the cave ceiling above you. Parts of it appear to be moving, a strange fuzzy mass with leathery wings sprouting from it and then flying towards yo as you cower!. Now if … Continue reading HANGING AROUND: Why do bats roost upside down?

UBER EATS: 8 surprising things you can order for takeaway in London

London, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH   When your average Londoner thinks of takeaway/takeout/carry-out, the first thing that comes to mind might be a cheeky curry, or chow mein, or a big stonking bucket of greasy fried chicken wings with a helpful, waistline-enhancing portion of chips, extra mayo. But surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly given London’s prominence as a world-class culinary hotspot, you can order some unusual foods to try in the comfort of your home or with friends or colleagues at your workplace or other place. The rapid increase in restaurant and takeaway apps and alongside it, the rise … Continue reading UBER EATS: 8 surprising things you can order for takeaway in London

A LUXURY TRAVEL BLOG: Blog names 5 best Greek destinations for wine lovers

Athens, Greece VIJAY SHAH via MARIA NIKOLAKAKI/A Luxury Travel Blog   Greece is known for many things: sun-drenched beaches, impressive and healthy Mediterranean cuisine, and its picturesque mountainous sceneries and hundreds of little islands set in the azure stretches of … Continue reading A LUXURY TRAVEL BLOG: Blog names 5 best Greek destinations for wine lovers

SULLEE J: Word to the Wise ft. Gin

This December has proved to be a bumper month for Pakistani-American rapper and musician Sullee J (Sullee Justice) as he unleashes a wave of new songs and collabs before the New Year kicks in. Fresh from the release of R&B flavoured serenade “On Repeat” a week ago, the Baltimore-based artiste has now unveiled his latest song “Word to the Wise” – a grand piece of what the young things of America like to call ‘dope music’. Word to the Wise is a collaboration that extends across the breadth of hip-hip’s homeland, with the newest voice from the East Coast, Sullee … Continue reading SULLEE J: Word to the Wise ft. Gin

SULLEE J: On Repeat ft. Thir13een Beatz

US rapper and lyrical mastermind Sullee J has released another fresh track this month in the form of “On Repeat”. On the 12th of December, the artist formally announced the release of the single, which features the contribution of singer/producer/songwriter, Warren ‘Thir13een Beatz’ Young, with production by TundraBeats. On Repeat starts off with a soft guitar riff, and settles you in with a slow-dance tempo reminiscent of the very best R&B that graced our ears in the Nineties and Noughties. The lyrics talks about trying to make changes but life seems to be always on repeat. Watch out for Sullee J … Continue reading SULLEE J: On Repeat ft. Thir13een Beatz

PAPERLESS POST: HEMNA reviews the Christmas e-cards you can personalise

Christmas draws ever closer with a mere weekend separating us from roasts and festive puddings, mulled wine and heartily sung carols. It is also prime card-giving season, with 668.9 million Christmas cards sold in the UK (2008) and an astonishing 1.9 billion cards sent in the United States over the festive period (2005). If like a lot of people, you are pressed for time, the idea of buying several dozen packs of paper cards, envelopes and stamps and having to individually write out each one probably is a difficult thing to move up on your to-do list. You know you have to, … Continue reading PAPERLESS POST: HEMNA reviews the Christmas e-cards you can personalise

LOW-FI WI-FI?: What could be blocking your internet signal

VIJAY SHAH via TecNovedosos Having unfettered and uninterrupted access to wireless internet, is for those of use in the developed world, now as essential as having a continuous supply of electricity, gas and other utilities. We increasingly spend much of our lives online, and the things we need to do, such as shopping and filling in government forms are moving online too. So when your wireless signal becomes weak or choppy, the frustration is palpable. If you happen to have a rubbish signal, with constant disconnections or super-slow download speeds, it could be your provider, but it could be due … Continue reading LOW-FI WI-FI?: What could be blocking your internet signal