American Express has teamed up with MakeMyTrip (MMYT) to launch a special credit card that offers great savings options and benefits for travellers and shoppers alike. With the first year fee of `750, the card offers vouchers worth `9,000, which can be redeemed across flights, hotels and holiday offers on MMYT. Also avail five per cent cashback on bookings and additional vouchers on the site, besides earning five points for every `100 spent on bookings. Details: makemytrip.com
Ticket to go
Till tomorrow, Online
Qatar Airways’ ‘double the luxury’ offer is back—for every business class ticket purchased, get an extra ticket free. But time’s running out; the last day for booking is tomorrow (for flights up to March 31, 2015). Avail this offer by visiting any Qatar Airways sales office or the airline’s official website.
Books in a box
From today, Harrington Road
There’s good news for avid readers. USA-based Little Free Libraries are expanding in Chennai, with two more libraries opening at The Silk Route, Harrington Road (from today) and at Sandy’s, Alwarpet, from November 29. The concept is simple: the library is a box full of books, from which anyone can pick up a title (or two) and bring back another one to share. There are no membership fees or return deadlines. Details: 9841976796.
If you have a little one who loves numbers, enroll him/her in the Rummikub competition—a tile-based number game played by two to four players. To be conducted at the Odyssey store, in Adyar, on Sunday, it is open to kids aged seven and above. From 3 pm onwards. Entry free. Details: 24402264
Blue Cross’ next adoption drive is scheduled for this Sunday at their shelter at 72, Velachery Main Road, between 1 pm and 5 pm. Head on over to choose a pet from among puppies, kittens and adult pedigree dogs. Details: 9840297942.
Till November 30, Alwarpet
Bashumoni Handicrafts is conducting Tribal Art of Odisha, an exhibition of Odisha Pattachitra paintings, salwar suits, crockery and more, at Sankara Hall, TTK Road. You’ll also find khadi shirts, Pashmina shawls, jewellery and furniture. Priced from Rs50, with discounts of up to 25 per cent on handicrafts and handlooms. Details: 9383740065
Hiring a cab will now get a lot cheaper with the launch of uberGO. The service famous for its luxury cars on hire, is now rolling out its low cost cab service—with cars like Tata Indica and Maruti Suzuki Swift. What’s more, they promise fares as low as that of an autorikshaw. With an uberGO app also available, get 25 per cent discount as part of the launch offer. Rs146 from Adyar to Mount Road. Details: uber.com
Night to remember
Sunday, ITC Grand Chola
The sixth edition of the Audi RITZ Icon Awards is here. The event will honour successful people from different fields, like danseuese Padma Bhushan Alarmel Valli, art curator Bose Krishnamachari and shooter Gagan Narang, among others. Designers such as Sona Dubal and Jason and Anshu, of Small Shop, will also showcase their garments at the awards night, as part of a fashion show. From 6.30 pm. Details: 22220000
Pop’s new princess
How about investing in Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, which released worldwide last month? Swift, who switched to pop music for the first time with this album, says, “Music history is a huge fascination of mine, and the late 80s were a time of endless possibilities, when rebelling was normal. I was very inspired by the risk taking there and by their willingness to step outside their own boxes. And, you know, I’m taking a risk in switching genres. In a way it’s creatively starting over.” Available on Amazon, it is priced at Rs620 approximately. Details: amazon.com