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Aishwarya Rai’s lookalike Mahlagha Jaberi takes us back to the 2000s

Mahlagha Jaberi

Iranian model Mahlagha Jaberi bears an uncanny resemblance to Bollywood and Kollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Mahlagha is an Iranian-born model now based in California and is considered a top-tier model She has been recognised as one of the wor’d’s most beautiful women. She was born in Isfahan, Iran, in 1989. Isfahan is considered Iran’s most beautiful city due to its ancient Persian history. View this post on Instagram A post shared by MAHLAGHA (@mahlaghajaberi) Her height is Height .1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) and she matches dark brown hair, with light brown eye colour. View this post on Instagram A post shared by MAHLAGHA (@mahlaghajaberi) While her pictures are sultry she is very well groomed and her beauty seems to be effortless. No silly duck faces or come-hither looks for Mahlagha Jaberi! Mahlagha, who has around 3,5m followers …

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How a visit to tiny Mauritius inspired Gandhi and his philosophy 🇲🇺

Gandhi Garland statue Mauritius

Did you know that Gandhi Jayanti is also celebrated in Mauritius? While his visits to England and South Africa are well documented, few are aware that he made a 21-day visit to the island country in October 1901. The people of Mauritius did not know at the time how momentous it would be. Every time he went to India during those 21 years in Africa there was only one thought uppermost in his mind: the plight of the “girmitiyas”. He sought at every Congress meeting to acquaint its leaders with the sore and abject, humiliating, undignified conditions of the indentured labourers. Many historians in Mauritius felt the trip was a blessing in disguise for the island nation. It is believed that Gandhi’s visit was the outcome of mere chance. The ship in which he was travelling home, SS Nowsehra, had made an unscheduled …

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WATCH: Vivek’s best scenes and 6 stand-out performances

Vivek Chennai News

Star comedian Vivek’s demise has left a huge void in Kollywood. His roles were widely appreciated not only in the Tamil film industry but also in Telugu cinema. Several films that he acted in Tamil were dubbed in Telugu and thus, he became a part of every household in the Telugu states. Vivek gained popularity as a comedy actor but his performance in emotional scenes is equally great. Vivekanandan (19 November 1961 – 17 April 2021), known professionally as Vivek  was an Indian film actor, comedian, television personality, playback singer and activist.  Here are some of the films in which Vivek played interesting and unforgettable characters. 1. Boys Vivek played the role of Mangalam uncle in this Shankar’s directorial youth drama. His impeccable comic timing with the lead actors received a huge response from the viewers at that time. He plays a …

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Chennai News 17th April


Really sad to hear of the passing away of actor Vivek at the age of 59. He died due to a heart attack. He was more of a satirist than a comedian and his humour was laced with social messages and awareness. An adernt follower of Doctor A.P.J Abdul Kalam he initiated the Green Kalam project where he sponsored the planting of 2.5 million trees. He received the Padma Shri award for his social work. He was fondly called as Chinna Kalaivanar for his satire.  Follow Chennai Newsletter on Facebook and sign up for their excellent newsletter on whatsappChennai Newsletter or send me a message on +91 98412 48652 stating their name.Follow this link: Also read: Chennai News 20 August Chennai news 30 July Anbirkinyal The Tamil remake of the highly praised Malayalam movie Helen. It is an inhouse …

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7 of the most Beautiful Temples of Mauritius 🇲🇺 🛕

sookalingam meenatchee Ammen Kovil

We can’t all go to Bali, and who knows when travel will revert to normal? Check out the island life just 4 hours out of South Africa. Also how Africa’s oldest democracy is thriving. The history of Hindu temples in Mauritius is amazing – in many instances these were indentured labourers with a dream and they made it happen despite the odds. There is something about these temples, something more than just the location, that makes them so special. Ganga Talao CC-BY-SA-4.0 – 1898 pilgrims trekked to Grand Bassin to collect its water to offer to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. The lake was then known as the ‘Pari Talao’. In 1972, some holy water from the Ganges River was mixed establishing a symbolic link with the sacred Indian River and the lake was renamed Ganga Talao. …

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IPL First Match of 2021 – AB de Villiers shines in RCB’s nervy win over Mumbai Indians 🏏


Harshal Patel delivered a stunning bowling performance before AB de Villiers’ masterclass helped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeat Mumbai Indians by two wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 opening match here at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday. Harshal Patel had picked five wickets (three in the final over) to restrict Mumbai Indians to 159 runs in the allotted 20 overs. In response, RCB got over the line on the last ball, courtesy of some fine hitting by De Villiers in the death overs. RCB needed 39 runs off the last four overs and De Villiers ensured his side was right in the game as he brought down the equation to seven runs of one over. But the Virat Kohli-led side did wobble in the end as the South African batsman was run out in an attempt to steal …

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Priti Patel and Rishi Sunak: the UK’s leaders of Indian-African origin 🇮🇳🇺🇬🇬🇧

Priti Patel, Boris Johnson, RIshi Sunak

While the world focuses on Kamala Harris of Jamaican-Indian heritage, the UK has been under the capable leadership of a team of Indian-origin leaders. They two most prominent members of cabinet, Priti Patel and Rishi Sunak, have another thing in common: their families came to the UK via East Africa. In 2019 Boris Johnson was under pressure as the Brexit debacle raged on, with his opponents attempting every trick to overturn the will of the majority. He called for and won the election with a final clear mandate, and brought on board players who would deliver what had been set out. Priti Patel He appointed Indian-origin Priti Patel, who was the key face of the ‘Vote Leave Campaign’, as the home secretary. “I am deeply honoured to be appointed as Home Secretary by our new Prime Minister @borisjohnson. Looking forward …

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Sureshnie Rider leaves 5FM Roger Good Show, releases official statement

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5FM Dj Sureshnie Rider has been let go from the Roger Goode Show. This axing was announced last week in a slew of reshuffling from the troubled state broadcaster. Read: #EnoughIsEnough says Sureshnie Rieder 5fm Sureshnie Rider’s Heartfelt Letter To ‘Shanaya the First vs Ewings Sarcoma’ Ryan Nair leaves 5FM – in his own words SABC goes ahead with massive cuts Here is her statement: 5fm has been both my ONE DAY and DAY ONE!. I have been part of the 5fm family for 18 years and on Wednesday, I say goodbye. As a kid, my dream was to ‘ONE DAY’ host the World Chart Show and, it came true with me getting to host the 5fm Top40. A show that won us best Weekend Show and took me all the way to Nashville Tennessee for a sit down with …

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Samantha Akkineni uses Instagram as her catwalk

Samantha Akkineni

Samantha Akkineni did some modelling assignments while studying for a degree in commerce. That lead to her becoming a big-name star in Tamil and Telugu films over the last decade. Judging from her Instagram, she still has a hankering for putting on pretty frocks and striking a pose. She soon received offers for film roles, and made her acting debut in Gautham Menon’s critically acclaimed Telugu romance film, Ye Maaya Chesave (2010), which fetched her the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress and a Nandi Award. Samantha then became the second actress ever to win both the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress in the same year, for her performances in the films Neethaane En Ponvasantham (2012) and Eega (2012). Since then, she has primarily opted to appear in the leading female …

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Thundercats are on the loose! New remake of 80s epic TV show


Ho! Hollywood filmmaker Adam Wingard will now helm a computer-animated adaptation of the beloved 1980s Rankin Bass animated series ‘Thundercats’ for Warner Bros. This new adaptation will be made from a script that he will write along with his frequent collaborator Simon Barrett. According to Variety Dan Lin of Rideback productions and Roy Lee of Vertigo, who have previously produced Wingard’s earlier film ‘Death Note’ was already set to produce the film with a script by David Coggeshall when Wingard signed on. The original series, which aired from 1985 to 1989, was revived for a single season by Cartoon Network in 2011, and then again in 2020 under the title ‘Thundercats Roar’. As a feature film, ‘Thundercats’ has long been a tricky project to crack for the studio, which has been hiring a small parade of screenwriters and producers since …

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