NEWS DIGEST 22.08.2020: Footprints and temperatures from times gone by

  Today’s news digest is brought to you by my personal Twitter account @VShah1984. Melbourne, Australia-based German geographer and demographer Simon Kuestenmacher @simongerman600 shared a GIF chart originally posted on the popular newsboard Reddit’s r/dataisbeautiful feed. The chart features two … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 22.08.2020: Footprints and temperatures from times gone by

GIF MOMENT: Easter bunny praises spinach diet

Well, as it is the Easter weekend, I’d thought to share with you this GIF spotted on my regular current affairs haunt, the UK tabloid newspaper Metro. It’s a cuddly rabbit. That really loves her spinach. She’s definitely bought into the benefits of a diet of fresh organic greens. Strangely mesmerising too. Om nom nom. HAPPY EASTER!!! Dedicated to the memory of Ruby and her children Rab and Bit. RIP. IMAGE CREDIT: “Two helpings of spinach a day can knock 11 years off you” – Alison Lynch, Metro/Associated Newspapers Limited (1 April 2015) http://metro.co.uk/2015/04/01/two-helpings-of-spinach-a-day-can-knock-11-years-off-you-5130024/ Continue reading GIF MOMENT: Easter bunny praises spinach diet

GIF MOMENT: Easter 2015

The season of new beginnings, spring flowers and chocolate eggs returns upon us again. As the days get longer, the temperature picks up (sort of) and the Cadbury’s Creme Eggs come out of hibernation, Easter is now here. OK, well the weather hasn’t been that great. Some sunshine yes, but also rain, combined with mad and roaring winds like you wouldn’t believe. In Northolt, north west London, wind speeds there on the last day of April reached 60 mph. It’s calmed down a lot though now. The streets around my neighbourhood have practically been blasted clean. This Easter, the Half-Eaten Mind … Continue reading GIF MOMENT: Easter 2015

GIF MOMENT: Christmas 2014 Gifs + HEM Santa wallpaper

With only a week and a half to go until old Saint Nick squeezes down our chimneys with his big bag of goodies, the Half-Eaten Mind once again brings you a special edition wallpaper and a selection of festive animated images to outshine any Christmas tree. A good time is coming, I wish it were here, The very best time in the whole of the year; I’m counting each day on my fingers and thumbs – the weeks that must pass before Santa Claus comes. Then when the first snowflakes begin to come down, And the wind whistles sharp and … Continue reading GIF MOMENT: Christmas 2014 Gifs + HEM Santa wallpaper

GIF MOMENT: HEM’s special GIF selection + wallpaper – Diwali 2014

For the Gregorian year 2014 and the Vikram Samvat year 2071, the festival of lights, Diwali, will fall on Thursday, October 23. It will be a time to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi Devi into our homes to bring Her divine graces and blessings on our families and homes. Lamps (diyas/divas) are lit to welcome Her into our humble abodes and bestow upon us her gifts of prosperity and wellbeing. Diwali also means spending time with the family, exchanging gifts and wishing each other well. Plates and thalis laden with sweets beckon hungry stomachs and sweet teeth over, while living rooms and … Continue reading GIF MOMENT: HEM’s special GIF selection + wallpaper – Diwali 2014

GIF MOMENT: Easter 2014

In the United Kingdom, the days from the 18th to the 21st April are the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. I have booked a day off work so that means an impressive five-day long rest, which honestly I badly need. Easter is one of the most important Christian festivals celebrated here, and over much of the world. Children and parents look forward to munching their way through tonnes of chocolate Easter eggs and for many churchgoers it is a time to reflect on the lifetime of their religion’s founder Jesus Christ and his dying and resurrection for mankind’s sins. For the less … Continue reading GIF MOMENT: Easter 2014

GIF MOMENT: Stick Texting

Today the Half-Eaten Mind brings you a special GIF image courtesy of Lilith Moon on Google +. The GIF was produced by StickTexting.com and shared by Lilith and Kamran V. Kleist. A person becomes annoyed at his friend’s over enthusiastic use of smileys and gets his revenge in spectacular stickman style. The Stick Texting iPhone app gives users fully animated stick figures for text and emails using your iPhone or iPad. The detailed and clear animations help you express yourself, your thoughts and your moods with a firm punch. The smileys won’t know what hit them. The animation was created by … Continue reading GIF MOMENT: Stick Texting

PHOTO MOMENT: Saal Mubarak (Happy New Year!!)

Vijay Shah Straight after Diwali in some parts of the Hindu world it is the beginning of the New Year at least in Gujarat and among some Mauritians. For those using the Vikram Samvat calendar, the New Year began in April this year (The current year is 2070 VS). Some ethnic groups in India, such as the Bengalis and Tamils have use of their own regional calendars. Regardless of what calendar you prefer to use (and many Hindus also make use of the European Gregorian calendar in secular life), the New Year is a time of new beginnings and ventures, … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Saal Mubarak (Happy New Year!!)

PHOTO MOMENT: Vijay’s pick of 2013’s best Diwali GIFs

Vijay Shah Here is a selection of Diwali GIFs from various websites that I decided to include in this blogpost to get you in the festive mood. I have especially selected these animated images, or GIFs, for their attractiveness, relevancy or uniqueness. I hope you like them!! 🙂 I have tried to include different styles of design and culture, as Diwali is a festival marked by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, as well as many people outside in other faiths and none. Many of the images shown here are e-cards and ‘scraps’ for social networks like Facebook and Orkut. A common … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Vijay’s pick of 2013’s best Diwali GIFs