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After the New Year celebrations, ita��s time for Pongal with folk dance at DakshinaChitra and two exhibitions


Happy feet
Getting a massage is easier with the new Oryza Spa on ECR. The spa will retain most of its signature treatments like the body, hair and foot massage. Their hot stone therapy, foot reflexology and anti stress therapy are popular. The head massage is priced at Rs 1,200 for women, which includes a wash and conditioning. Details: 65655551


Festive pursuit
DakshinaChitra is organising folk performances for the festive season. From January 14 onwards there are myilattam, poikal kudhirai and karagam shows by Chennai-based Raju and group from Grammiya Kalai Kuzhu. There is a photography workshop where participants will get to learn the basics. The workshop costs RsA�2,000. Details: 24462435


Shutter speed
Pondy Art, run by Kasha Vande from Pondicherry, is organising a photo exhibition featuring the works of Olya Morvan, a Ukraine-based photojournalist. Her recent work focuses on the Metro Rail project in Chennai. At Beach Road, on January 14, from 5 pm onwards. Details: olyamorvan.com


Paint and music
Cholamandal Artists Village is organising a solo art exhibitionA�by Neehar Dabade, an artist and musician. His abstract paintings, combined with his music,A�will be displayed under theA�theme Mysterious Doors.A�At Cholamandal Centre for Contemporary Art, tillA�January 13, 9.30 amA�onwards. Details: 24490092


Space age
Sita Cultural Centre is organising an art exhibition by Aruna Witte from Pondicherry. Her watercolours are based on space, geometric forms and pointillism. Witte has a background in mathematics, visual arts, art history, dance, music, science and literature, and her paintings often reflect these subjects. At the Center, tomorrow.A� Details: 09944016128


C for Chiraz
Known for their old-world charm, Chiraz Cafe on East Coast Road has re-launched. Check out the new dishes on the menua��chicken kebab, minced meat kebab, chelo kebab andA� joojeh kebab. Do try their newA� dum biriyani and chicken barbeque as well. A meal for two will cost Rs 900. Details: 9840572126.

– Team Indulge (indulge@newindianexpress.com)


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