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Significance of Antarctica Day



Antarctica Day

Antarctica Day is an international holiday that commemorates the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959. The treaty was signed by 12 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union, and it established Antarctica as a scientific preserve, free from military activity. The treaty also set aside the continent for peaceful purposes and scientific research, and it prohibited nuclear explosions and the disposal of radioactive waste.

Antarctica Day is celebrated annually on December 1st and is one of the two principal holidays in Antarctica, the other being Midwinter Day. The holiday is observed by personnel at research stations in Antarctica, and it is also celebrated worldwide through public talks, educational activities, media consumption, and flag flying.

Antarctica is a vital part of Earth’s climate system, and it plays a crucial role in global climate processes. It is an integral part of Earth’s heat balance, which is the relationship between the amount of solar heat absorbed by Earth’s atmosphere and the amount of heat reflected back into space.

Some unique flora and fauna in Antarctica are:

Flora: Antarctica has very few land plants, mostly lichens, mosses, liverworts, algae, and fungi. These plants can survive the harsh cold, dry and dark conditions of the continent. There are only two species of flowering plants in Antarctica: Antarctic hair grass and Antarctic pearlwort. They grow in the northern and coastal regions of Antarctica, where the climate is slightly warmer and wetter.

Fauna: Antarctica is home to many marine animals, such as whales, seals, penguins, fish, and squid. These animals have adapted to the cold water and the seasonal changes in food availability. Some of the most iconic animals of Antarctica are the emperor penguin, the largest and heaviest of all penguins, the blue whale, the largest animal ever to live on Earth, and the leopard seal, a fierce predator that can hunt penguins and other seals.

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Mohanlal Share Candid Moments with KJ Yesudas: Photos Inside





Mohanlal, the popular Malayalam film actor visited Legendary singer KJ Yesudas at his residence in the US. The Pulimurugan actor shared the images of himself and his friends who visited the singer today. We expect that the duo would have talked about the memories and the current situation prevailing in Kerala.

Mohanlal took to both X (formerly Twitter) and shared information about his meeting with KJ Yesudas.

Mohanlal KJ Yesudas

Mohanlal posted in Malayalam as follows:

At the residence of Ganagandharva

Happy to see my dear Dasetan at his home in America.

Mohanlal met KJ Yesudas along with his friends. This includes Asianet MD Madhavan among others. Previously, Mohanlal had shared an image of an important landmark in Mexico.

Mohanlal Madhavan KJ Yesudas

Mohanlal is in US to oversee the progress of his upcoming film Barroz. The Jailer actor watched Barroz at Sony Studios Hollywood with Mark Kilian and Jonathan Miller. The work includes fine-tuning of music and sound. Barroz is a 3D film produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas.

On the work front, Mohanlal’s Malaikottai Vaaliban is running in theatres with mixed response. The film hasn’t pulled viewers to the film theatres. Even though Mohanlal is a crowd-puller, Malaikottai Vaaliban failed to impress the audience due to some reasons. We expect the film to hit the OTT platform by the end of February.

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Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Rajinikanth & Mohanlal to attend Ayodhya Ram Temple Event




Ayodhya Ram Temple

Celebrities from the film industry, including Bollywood stars and notable personalities, have begun arriving in Ayodhya for the grand consecration ceremony at the newly-constructed Ram Temple. Popular celebrities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Randeep Hooda, and Madhuri Dixit were seen at Mumbai and Chennai airports, preparing to embark on their flights to Ayodhya. Malayalam superstar Mohanlal reportedly reached Mumbai two days back for the promotion of his film Malakottai Vaaliban and is expected to reach Ayodhya on January 22 morning.

Amitabh Bachchan, dressed in a white kurta-pajama, was spotted in a car outside Mumbai airport on Monday morning before heading to Ayodhya. Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, another VIP invitee for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony, waved at photographers as he departed Mumbai for Ayodhya.

Commenting on the development, Nripendra Misra, Construction Chairman, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, Ayodhya disclosed that the temple has been made to last for thousand years. Moreover, top scientists including ISRO engineers have contributed to the construction of the temple. An interesting fact to note is that no Iron or Steel has been used in the temple. The trust has used the best quality granite, sandstone, and marble without cement or lime mortar. The joints are secured by a lock and key mechanism using groves and ridges.

Telugu actors Ram Charan and Chiranjeevi, adorned in traditional attire, boarded a private plane in Hyderabad for Ayodhya. Surrounded by security personnel, the duo waved at fans on the tarmac before boarding the plane with their families.

Rajinikanth Grace Ayodhya Ram Temple

South superstars Rajinikanth and Dhanush flew to Ayodhya a day before the grand opening of the Ram Temple. Swarmed by fans at Chennai airport, the actors made their way to catch their flight.

Recently married Randeep Hooda and Lin Laishram greeted the media outside the airport before departing for Ayodhya. Joining in on “Jai Shri Ram” chants with the paparazzi, Hooda expressed his excitement, stating, “It’s a big day for India.”

Actor Anupam Kher, known for his role in “Kashmir Files,” also traveled to Ayodhya on Sunday. Sharing a video from inside the flight, Kher expressed the atmosphere of great devotion among the Ram devotees on board.

Well-known Bollywood couples, including Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal-Katrina Kaif, and Madhuri Dixit with husband Shriram Nene, were seen outside Mumbai airport in traditional attire before flying to Ayodhya. The couples greeted the paparazzi with folded hands.

“Queen” actor Kangana Ranaut arrived in Ayodhya on Sunday, participating in a cleanliness drive at an Ayodhya temple. Dressed in a red and gold silk saree, she was actively involved in sweeping the floors at the Hanuman Garhi Temple. Speaking to news agency ANI, she expressed her joy at being in Ayodhya during this festive time.

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Mohanlal’s Neru Becomes First Courtroom Drama to Hit 100 Crore





The film ‘Neru,’ featuring Mohanlal and directed by Jeethu Joseph, continues its triumphant journey, achieving yet another milestone. As it approaches its 35th day in theaters, ‘Neru’ proudly joins the exclusive 100-crore club, making a significant mark on the worldwide box office. The makers joyfully shared this accomplishment on their social media platforms, expressing gratitude for the overwhelming love and support.

Released on December 21, the Malayalam courtroom drama, helmed by Jeethu Joseph, successfully entered the coveted 100-crore club on its 35th day. Aashirvad Cinemas took to Instagram to share a post celebrating the massive success, featuring a poster acknowledging the contributions of the three key figures behind ‘Neru.’

The dynamic trio’s achievement was applauded by audiences, cinephiles, and supporters worldwide. The post garnered over 3K likes on Instagram, demonstrating the film’s widespread acclaim.

Mohanlal also took to X (formerly Twitter) and revealed that the film has entered Rs 100 crore club and the film has entered 35 days. However, the 35 days mark is factually incorrect because the film was released on December 21. We feel that the poster designer made Math error.

Fans, elated by the news, extended their congratulations to the ‘Neru’ team, deeming it a well-deserved success for Mohanlal. According to reports, the film made an estimated opening of Rs 6 crore in December, with Rs 2.80 crore contributed by fans in India, particularly from Kerala. This collaboration marks the fourth time Mohanlal and Jeethu Joseph have teamed up for a project.

Starring Mohanlal and Priyamani, ‘Neru’ unfolds as a courtroom drama centered around the case of a blind girl who has been sexually assaulted. Fans and critics alike have praised the film as a comeback for Mohanlal, lauding its realistic portrayal and its departure from mass appeal. The success of ‘Neru’ reaffirms the potent partnership between Mohanlal and Jeethu Joseph, leaving an indelible mark on the world of cinema.

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