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Padma Awards 2019: Prabhu Deva & Mohanlal conferred with the honour by President Ram Nath Kovind



Today, Padma Awards 2019 are being held in Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind awarded the Padma Bhushan to South superstar Mohanlal and Padma Shri to Prabhudheva at the award ceremony. The complete list of prominent personalities from the field of cinema, music and arts was declared a while back. However, the award distribution ceremony took place today. Among those who have been conferred upon this honour, many popular stars are in the list. This includes Mohanlal Viswanathan, Manoj Bajpayee, Prabhudheva, Shankar Mahadevan and Late Kader Khan. 

Ace choreographer, actor and film-maker, Prabhudheva was awarded for his important contributions to the field of Art – Dance. On the other hand, South’s superstar, Mohanlal has been awarded for his contribution of over four decades in the field of cinema. Shankar Mahadevan was awarded the Padma Shri for his work in the field of music. Also, Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee received the Padma Shri for his outstanding work in Indian Cinema. 

Manoj has been one of the most critically acclaimed actors and has done films like Aligarh, Bandit Queen, Aiyaary, LOC Kargil, Gangs of Wasseypur, Tevar and Special 26 among others. The veteran Bollywood actor, Late Kader Khan also was conferred upon with Padma Shri (Posthumous-Foreigner) for his contribution to the world of films. Late Kader Khan was known for his comedy and acting in many films back in the days. Some of his notable performances have been in the films Dulhe Raja, Hum, Coolie No. 1, Judaai, Anari, Mukti, Sanam Teri Kasam and Badle Ki Aag. He passed away in 2018 in Canada. 

Here are some glimpses from the ceremony:


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The Elephant Whisperer: The Heartwarming Story of a Couple and Their Orphaned Elephant!



In a world where we are often disconnected from nature and the creatures that inhabit it, “The Elephant Whisperers” brings us closer to the heart of one of the most intelligent and majestic animals on earth – the elephant. This documentary, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2023, follows the story of Bomman and Belli, an indigenous couple who become the surrogate parents to an orphaned baby elephant named Raghu.

Set in the breathtakingly beautiful Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu, India, the film takes us on a journey through the wilderness, showing us the natural beauty of the location and the life of the tribal people who live in harmony with nature. From the very beginning, we are captivated by the bond that develops between Bomman, Belli, and Raghu.

When Raghu is first found by the couple, he is a fragile, injured infant who is barely clinging to life. Bomman and Belli take on the responsibility of caring for him, nursing him back to health with love, patience, and a deep understanding of his needs. As the weeks go by, Raghu thrives under their care, becoming a healthy and mischievous juvenile who delights into playing with his human parents and exploring the forest around them.

The film captures the incredible intelligence and emotional depth of elephants, showing us how Raghu communicates with Bomman and Belli through a range of sounds and body language. We see how the couple responds to his needs, anticipating his every move and showering him with love and attention. The bond between them is truly heartwarming, and we can’t help but be moved by the way they care for Raghu.

But “The Elephant Whisperers” is more than just a story of a couple and their pet elephant. It is a celebration of the beauty and richness of the natural world, and a reminder of our duty to protect and preserve it. Through stunning cinematography and insightful commentary, the film shows us the interconnectedness of all life and the importance of living in harmony with the world around us.

The film also raises important questions about the conservation of elephants in India and the threats they face from habitat loss, poaching, and human-elephant conflict. It is a call to action for all of us to take responsibility for the welfare of these magnificent creatures and to work towards a future where they can thrive in their natural habitats.

“The Elephant Whisperers” is a film that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled. It is a powerful reminder of the beauty and fragility of the natural world, and of the incredible capacity for love and compassion that exists within us all. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch this incredible documentary – you won’t regret it!

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Birthday Special: Take a look at Top 10 melodious tracks of KK



Krishnakumar Kunnath, famously known as KK, was among the best artists in the country. On May 31, the brilliant vocalist died following a cardiac arrest at his show in Kolkata. He was gifted with a disorderly yet smooth voice that will be recalled by his fans for a long time to come. On the event of his 54th birthday, have a look at his best 10 heartwarming tracks. <3

1. Aankhon Mein Teri Ajab Si.

2. Yaaro Dosti.

3. Tadap Tadap Ke.

4. Tu Aashiqui Hai.

5. Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai.

6. Khuda Jaane.

7. Zara Sa.

8. Dil Kyu Yeh Mera.

9. Hai Junoon.

10. Pyaar Ke Pal.


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US woman’s bhangra performance wins hearts. Watch video



A US lady has left netizens stunned with her bhangra dance. The lady is seen killing the bhangra moves in a video shared on Instagram.

In the video, she is seen performing bhangra in her kitchen wearing a T-shirt and yoga pants. She effortlessly performs to the melody “Chidi Blauri”, sung by Mannat Noor and Ammy Virk, from 2018 film Laung Laachi. Happily, she grooves energetically, winning the hearts of netizens.

“Something delayed for now,” Omala, the Instagrammer captioned the post. The video has earned more than 1.2 million hits on Instagram.

One of her social media follower commented, “hell yes, you had the swag and attitude and perfectly done steps to traditional Bhangra! Whoot whoot.” Another client remarked, “What aa dance ????? amazing ?.”



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