URUGUAY AND ITS CAPITAL: A South American success story

The small South American nation of Uruguay, tucked away on the continent’s east coast between Brazil and Argentina, may be not as as well known as its bigger neighbours when it comes to the world stage and the everyday person, but the country is being lauded as a success story that has been financially and politically sound beyond many people’s expectations… and is on the rise. In the past fifteen years, Uruguay has spearheaded economic growth on the continent with an interannual growth rate of 2 per cent under three successive governments of the country’s centre-left Frente Amplio coalition, bringing new … Continue reading URUGUAY AND ITS CAPITAL: A South American success story

VIRTUAL VEXILLOLOGY: Animated world flags with TLDs (Part 2 – South America)

Part Two of our Animated ccTLD flags takes us to the other, hotter half of the Americas, namely South America. With the exception of a few nations, this continent is predominately Spanish speaking, and many of the flags shown here date from the independence of these countries from Spain during the 18th and 19th centuries. As before, the countries and their flag icons will be listed in alphabetical order of TLD. ccTLDs are based on a system developed by internet institution ICANN. The ICANN is a global forum in charge of managing some of the Net’s core technical elements, such … Continue reading VIRTUAL VEXILLOLOGY: Animated world flags with TLDs (Part 2 – South America)

FIFA WORLD CUP 2014: HEM’s unofficial guide

with Sunny Atwal (idea contributor) This month, the football-crazy south American nation of Brazil will play host to one of the biggest sports showdowns of modern history, the FIFA World Cup. National teams from across the globe will converge on cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and Manaus to clash in an epic battle to decide who will lift the World Cup and be crowned the greatest footballing nation of the next four years. With the dozens of teams taking part, hundreds of thousands of loyal supporters and intrigued television viewers will converge around big screens and big … Continue reading FIFA WORLD CUP 2014: HEM’s unofficial guide

FRIENDSHIP DAY: The Rules of Friendship

Vijay Shah (writer) Khushbu Rajak (contributor) Today in India and the United States (among other places) is Friendship Day, a special occasion whereby friends celebrate the unique bond of companionship and togetherness. Also known as International Friendship Day, it has been celebrated in several South American countries for many years, before jumping borders and becoming a global celebration. It is believed to have first been celebrated in 1919 and nearly a century later, on this day, special cards, wristbands (friendship bands), flowers and small gifts/tokens of appreciation are exchanged between besties and buddies. The Half-Eaten Mind would like to wish our bloggers community, and … Continue reading FRIENDSHIP DAY: The Rules of Friendship