BATHINDA GO-KARTING TRAGEDY: Woman dies in accident at go-kart course

Bathinda – VIJAY SHAH via LUCIA SUAREZ SANG, Fox News and India sources A go-kart fan in India has died after getting her hair caught in the wheel of the vehicle she was racing in, according to a news report published in the US’s Fox News website yesterday. Puneet Kaur, aged 28 years, was visiting the Aqua Village amusement park, a popular destination for families near her home in Rampura Phul, a locality of the Punjab city of Bathinda, when the incident occurred. She had been visiting the park with her husband, Amardeep Singh and their 2-year-old son and their family when … Continue reading BATHINDA GO-KARTING TRAGEDY: Woman dies in accident at go-kart course

NORTH INDIA WINTER RAINS: First showers expected 14 November

New Delhi – VIJAY SHAH via skymetweather.com India’s first band of winter showers are only a weekend away with rain expected to fall over the states of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan and the capital territory of Delhi, all in northern India, skymetweather.com reported this past Friday.   The first few rains to end the dry season are expected to arrive 14 November, the article by Skymet Weather Services reports, as temperatures have noticeably reduced over much of India’s northern plains. According to Skymet, a westerly disturbance (possibly referring to a depression) will take hold over the northernmost state of Jammu and … Continue reading NORTH INDIA WINTER RAINS: First showers expected 14 November

AIR MAURITIUS CRISIS: Fifty pilots from India drafted in to man ailing airline

Port Louis – VIJAY SHAH and ABHI RAMSAHAYE via LeDéfi Media Group A team of fifty pilots from India are being sent to the island of Mauritius to help solve a staff shortage that has brought the island’s national air carrier to its knees, reports local French-language news agency LeDéfi Media Group. The island’s national and most significant airline, Air Mauritius is currently undergoing a crisis caused by many of its pilots refusing to report for duty, for reasons unknown. Several flights by Air Mauritius have already been cancelled since last Thursday, a serious problem for Mauritius, a popular holiday hotspot and … Continue reading AIR MAURITIUS CRISIS: Fifty pilots from India drafted in to man ailing airline

PHOTO MOMENT: Ganesh Chaturthi – Mumbai Ganpati

  May all of your obstacles be overcome this Ganesh Chaturthi. Image by Supriya Tiwari. SOURCES: Vijay Shah { विजय }, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/VShah1984 Mumbai Ganpati‏, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/Mum_Ganpati mum_ganpati, Instagram (26 August 2017) https://www.instagram.com/p/BYPw3HenCFY/ tiwarisupriya392, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tiwarisupriya392/ Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Ganesh Chaturthi – Mumbai Ganpati

INFANT ENCEPHALITIS: New outbreak reported in Indian city

Gorakhpur – VIJAY SHAH via PRABHASH DUTTA and India Today The latest stage in a series of infant encephalitis outbreaks has claimed the lives of around sixty children in the Indian city of Gorakhpur, in Uttar Pradesh state, India Today news magazine reported this Saturday. The city, which lies 200 kilometres north-west of India’s capital New Delhi has been the scene of yearly outbreaks of both Japanese encephalitis and acute encephalitis syndrome since 1978, a period of nearly forty years. Official figures claim that so far, around 25,000 children have succumbed to both conditions, which is spread by mosquitoes and causes … Continue reading INFANT ENCEPHALITIS: New outbreak reported in Indian city

PHOTO MOMENT: Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Mandal

Lovelane Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Mandal Mazgaon . Posted Via : @lovelanecharaja .#Mum_Ganpati #capture #captured… https://t.co/xCuGobB3hR pic.twitter.com/XFvxMwjmTA — Mumbai Ganpati (@Mum_Ganpati) August 5, 2017   A photo taken of the murti of Lord Ganesh at the Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal festival located in Love Lane, Mazgaon, Mumbai. Devotees of God as Ganesh are getting ready for the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival which commences on the 24th August 2017.  Please allow a few seconds for the embedded tweet and image to load as it may be slower on some browsers/connections. SOURCES/IMAGE CREDITS: Vijay Shah { विजय }, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/VShah1984 @lovelanecharaja Mumbai Ganpati‏, … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Mandal

AUROVILLE: A unique city

Auroville, a young city lying around 10 kilometres from the former French colony of Puducherry (Pondicherry), now an Indian union territory, is an important hub of Hindu spirituality, which draws in thousands of people from all over the world. Set deep in the forests straddling the border of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, Auroville’s buildings are laid out in a unique formation reminiscent of the stars of a galaxy. Designed by architect Roger Anger, Auroville takes its name from Sri Aurobindo, a great philosopher and was established in 1968 by The Mother, also known by her birth name Mirra Alfassa, who was … Continue reading AUROVILLE: A unique city

HEM: Diwali 2016 wallpaper

    The Half-Eaten Mind wishes all its readers and community a very happy Diwali.     IMAGE CREDITS: “File:Traditional Aakash Kandil, Diwali, Pune India 2013.jpg” –  Ramnath Bhat, Wikimedia Commons (24 October 2013) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Traditional_Aakash_Kandil,_Diwali,_Pune_India_2013.jpg “Wish Happy Diwali To Your Website Visitors!” – Mehul Mohan, Happy Diwali http://diwali14.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/happy-diwali-blog-widget.html Canva https://www.canva.com/ Continue reading HEM: Diwali 2016 wallpaper

INDIA ENCEPHALITIS OUTBREAK: 11 children dead, 15 hospitalised

Gaya, INDIA VIJAY SHAH via Ace Worldwide News and Times of India     Eleven children have died from an outbreak of the brain disease acute encephalitis syndrome and 15 others have been admitted to hospital in India, the Times of India reports via the Ace Worldwide News Group network of blogs has reported today. The outbreak occurred in the town of Gaya in Bihar state, which lies around 100 kilometres from the state capital Patna. Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) is a severe inflammation of the brain caused by a variety of pathogens including viruses, bacteria, fungi and brain-dwelling parasites. … Continue reading INDIA ENCEPHALITIS OUTBREAK: 11 children dead, 15 hospitalised

112: New countrywide emergency number for India from 2017

New Delhi, INDIA VIJAY SHAH via PTI & Deccan Herald India will follow in the steps of Europe and North America by instituting a single number for emergency services as of 1st January 2017, enabling more convenience for the services and the public, the Deccan Herald reports. As with America’s ‘911’ and the U.K.’s 999 services, Indian citizens looking to report a crime or incident will be able to dial ‘112’ to give them direct access to the fire brigade, ambulance service and the police, and this will be operational as of the first day of next year, a senior … Continue reading 112: New countrywide emergency number for India from 2017