'Vivaha Bhojanambu' movie review: For a few lockdown gags – The Hindu

‘Vivaha Bhojanambu’ movie review: For a few lockdown gags – The Hindu

The Telugu comedy Vivaha Bhojanambu directed by Ram Abbaraju doesn’t take itself seriously and ho…
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Disabled boy in ‘desperate need’ of money for downstairs bedroom – Ipswich Star

A £10,000 appeal has been launched to help a severely disabled Ipswich boy in “desperate need of …
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Wellness Culture Is Over And Now I Can Finally Relax | British Vogue

“This is Tranquillum. I mean to fuck with all of you,” sing-songs Masha, a pore-less, unhinged Nicole Kidman, eyes aflame with the glow of the zealot, as her nine perfect strangers – all of whom have surrendered their phones, cars and vials of their own blood barely an hour before – exchange, “Um…what the hell have I done?” glances. This is, indeed, Tranquillum House, a Californian wellness retreat for the wealthy and worried, a place where a smoothie tailored to your specific metabolic requirements is barely more than a moment away, but you might end up paying with more than money. The eight-part Amazon Prime show, based on the novel Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty (also of Big Little Lies fame), is a sinister, discomfiting satire of wellness and what happens when it goes too far.  There must be something in the (alkaline) water, because wellness – itself a culture pretty short on humour – is currently the butt of several acerbic cultural jokes. Case in point is show of the moment, The White Lotus, a pitch-perfect character study of the rich and odious, set on a luxury resort in Hawaii, where the serene natural habitat (waves lap white sands; sunsets are peachy and perfect) has been retooled (marble here; 300-thread count sheets there), and served up to the most unpleasant members of the one per cent. Within minutes of the opening credits, a body sends a shiver up the spine, and makes it clear that all is not well(ness). 
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