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    Celebrating Ganesha
    August 29 | Frazer and Haws
    British brand Frazer and Haws presents a new collection, Avighna, on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Featuring Lord Vinayak bestowing his blessings, the collection is embellished with 24k gold accents and crystals. The idols are priced from `25,500 onwards and available at the Frazer and Haws showroom in Kemps Corner, Mumbai. Details: 022 23824429

    image004Finding fabric
    September 1 | Apparao Galleries
    Don’t miss the collection of saris, duppattas, exotic stoles and shawls in fabrics like silk, cotton, organza and silk wool at Apparao Galleries. Pankudhi, the festive collection by Rehwa, comes in a vibrant range of colours. The fabrics are woven from silk and cotton yarns and embellished with gold/silver zari. The exhibition-cum-sale is from September 1-4, from 11 am to 6 pm. Prices start from `1,500 onwards. Details: 28332226

     

     

    LEELA8Makawana’s eight
    Saturday, August 30 | The Leela Palace
    For your weekend fix, head to Library Blu at The Leela Palace, where executive chef Dharmen Makawana has created a bar menu featuring dishes he learnt on his travels to eight countries. From Egyptian samosas to Thai thod man goong, turn to Page 8 to read our special preview.

     

     

     

    image012Rao’s quartet
    September 3 | Penguin Books
    Publishing house Penguin India presents a collection of books by the late author Raja Rao — Collected Stories, Kanthapura, The Cat and Shakespeare, The Serpent and the Rope. The four books are among the best works of the author, who was honoured with India’s second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan in 2007. The Serpent and the Rope is priced at `499, others at `299. Available at leading bookstores. Details: 64523101

     

     

    november-man-posterAt the movies
    August 29 | SPI Cinemas
    Directed by Roger Donaldson, The November Man is based on the 1986 novel, There are No Spies by Bill Granger. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey and Olga Kurylenko, the spy-thriller revolves around Peter Devereaux, an ex-CIA agent who is called back for one last mission against his former friend, David Mason. Also releasing this week are Step Up All In and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Details: 42244224

     

     

    boltBolt vs Singh
    September 2 | Bangalore
    Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is on his maiden visit to the country. He will be challenging cricketer Yuvraj Singh to a cricket showdown, in a promotional event by Puma, the brand for which both sportsmen are ambassadors. Titled Bolt and Yuvi — Battle of the Legends, it takes place on September 2 at Chinnaswamy Stadium. Passes available only at the Puma Store, Bangalore. Details: 080 40913054

     

     

    kabaddiThe last stand
    August 31 | Star Sports 1
    After 51 matches held over 31 days, the finals of the highly successful first edition of Pro Kabbadi League takes place on August 31. With Jaipur Pink Panthers, U Mumbai and Patna Tigers already through to the semi-finals, the fourth spot is still a battle between the Telugu Titans and the Bangalore Bulls. Catch the action live on Star Sports 1 at 8 pm. Details: starsports.com

     

     

    MercLuxe pass
    September 4 | Mercedes-Benz
    As part of the Luxe Fest taking place across Mercedes-Benz showrooms, customers will be treated to special experiences — like the Café Mercedes, that serves coffee from high-end coffee machines. Customers also stand to win prizes like watches from Carl F Bucherer, stay packages at JW Marriott and business class travel tickets from Swiss Air to any destination in Europe. Book your test drive now. Till October 31. Details: 33570000v

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