NEWS DIGEST 12.07.2020: This weekend’s world coronavirus stories

  Today’s bulletin comes courtesy of our Twitter-oriented ‘HEM Newsbreakers’ list. Indian Bollywood actor Amit Sadh, star of web series Breathe Into The Shadows, has gone in for coronavirus testing after his co-star Abhishek Bachchan came out positive, the Hindustan … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 12.07.2020: This weekend’s world coronavirus stories

PHOTO MOMENT: Morning from Mauritius

¬†“First morning light ūüĆě“ The sun breaks over the horizon on a beach near Le Touessrok Resort on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, in this image released today by Facebook page “Mauritianen in Nederland” (Mauritians in the Netherlands). SOURCE/IMAGE CREDIT: Mauritianen in Nederland, Facebook, Facebook Inc.¬†https://www.facebook.com/Mauritianeninnederland Related articles Mauritius says ready to sell Britam stake seized from tycoon More foreign students, more Mauritians study abroad Mauritius Govt to facilitate Technology Park in Ghana Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Morning from Mauritius

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

PHOTO MOMENT: Anjali’s Christmas photomontage

Vijay Shah (writer) Anjali Shah (image artist/contributor) This Boxing Day Photo Moment special is brought to you in collaboration with my youngest sister Anjali, who has produced this magnificent photo montage of our family Christmas decorations, using photos I took recently for the article¬†PHOTO MOMENT: Mum‚Äôs Christmas decorations for 2013. She has also included some of her own photographic viewpoints of my mother’s Christmas wonderland. The decorations at Anjali’s family home are a heady combination of both traditional and cutting-edge modern components from Santas in those familiar red costumes to glowing LED reindeer. Anjali has produced a number of images … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Anjali’s Christmas photomontage

WALLPAPER: Christmas 2013

Vijay Shah To welcome in the Christmas festive season, I have produced the latest in the series of the Half-Eaten Mind’s wallpapers to mark major festivals. This time round we have created a picture uniquely for the blog at Christmas, thanks to my newly-learned skills at graphical design. The new wallpaper draws on a traditional British/US/northern European interpretation of Xmas celebration, with an emphasis on the darling of kids (and some adults) everywhere, Santa Claus, and of course, lots of snowflakes and a really cool Christmas tree. Here in London, the festive season has already kicked off, with co-workers in … Continue reading WALLPAPER: Christmas 2013

PHOTO MOMENT: Mum’s Christmas decorations for 2013

Vijay Shah¬† One of the fondest, and most¬†persistent¬†memories I had of growing up was a yearly ritual that my mother would perform towards the last few¬†weeks before Christmas, along with many other British families. That ritual involved running around with a stepladder, clutching fancy objects made of tinsel and LED lights, and then transforming the living room into a kaleidoscope of shimmering metallic colours, flashing bulbs and festive knick-knacks. Cardboard boxes and bits of Sellotape surfaced everywhere, not to mention the¬†occasional¬†broken bauble or chair leg. Loads of rustling and troublesome tinsel that will not stay put on the walls. This … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Mum’s Christmas decorations for 2013

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!! ūüôā 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