‘The Whale’ movie review: Brendan Fraser magnificently rescues this maudlin, over-cooked tale

Brandan Fraser in ‘The Whale’ The decidedly hard-to-watch The Whale begins with an essay on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick being read aloud to a morbidly obese English teacher, Charlie (Brendan Fraser), who seems to be having a heart attack. Incidentally, the full title of Melville’s 1851 novel is Moby Dick; or, The Whale. Charlie asks […]

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Drone survey this month

Deputy Commissioner H.N. Gopalakrishna took part in the deputy commissioner’s village stay programme at Talashasana village in Pandavapura taluk of Mandya district on Saturday. He told the villagers that the district administration will do its best to address the grievances of the residents. He said village accountants are being appointed to address the staff shortage […]

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‘Dear Edward’ series review: A sincere exploration of grief that champions the value of community

A still from ‘Dear Edward’ Plane tragedies in Hollywoodland usually serve as precursors to an elaborate mystery/thriller plot that can go as far as to feature time warps ( Manifest, 2018) or even chart the making of a cult ( Yellowjackets, 2021). In his new Apple TV+ show, Dear Edward, Jason Katims uses this fertile […]

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M.K. Stalin, music industry condole passing of Vani Jairam

File picture of Vani Jairam at a concert in Visakhapatnam in 2006 | Photo Credit: K. R. Deepak Political leaders and icons of the music industry expressed their condolences at the passing of veteran playback singer Vani Jairam, noting her influence and contribution to the industry. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, in a statement, […]

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‘Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat’ movie review: Anurag Kashyap’s romance-drama is almost engaging, but not quite there

A still from ‘Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat’ There comes a phase in the career of filmmakers when they test their relevance in the mindscape of young hearts. It seems director Anurag Kashyap is passing through that phase. Years after he broke conventions of love stories with  Dev D, his latest attempt at reinvention is […]

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Natyasruti celebrates anniversary with a dance

Sumitra Nitin | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Sumitra Nitin grew up in a home that nurtured the classical performing arts. That passion rubbed off on Sumitra too and today, she is not only a renowned name in the world of Bharatanatyam, but also an acclaimed Carnatic vocalist. The dancer-singer has come up with a special […]

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On World Cancer Day, explore why more people are donating their hair to make wigs for cancer patients

A hair donation drive by The Cherian Foundation | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Eight-year-old Veer T grows his hair out every few months. Once it grows up to 12 inches, he gets it cut and sends it to the Cherian Foundation. This is a practice he picked up from father, and now this is something they […]

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