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    Summer fashion
    All season, Ritu Kumar
    Designer label Ritu Kumar launches its Spring Summer Collection for 2015. Designed by French designer Samy Chalon, the new line includes button downs, maxis, jumpsuits and tops. Colours range from sober hues to vibrant prints, with the collection featuring materials like gorgette, chiffon, lace and jersey. From Rs 3,000 onwards, at the store in Thousand Lights. Details: 28330833

    Happy feet
    Today, Ashvita
    Let your kid learn some dance moves at Ashvita Nirvana’s Dizzy Feet Dance Workshop. It will expose the children to dance in musical theatre and bring about awareness of a healthy and fit body, at an early age. For kids between five and 13, from May 24 to June 4, from 2 pm to 4 pm. Rs 3,000 per head. Meanwhile, at Ashvita Bistro, a composting workshop by Goli Soda is scheduled to take place on May 27. Kids (above 10) will learn to compost through a live demo. From 6 pm to 7 pm. Starter kits for composting are available at Rs 645. Details: 9791088189

    Time to carve
    May 30-31, Knife and Impressions
    Show off your skills with a blade, at the vegetable and fruit carving class by city-based, award-winning chef, Umasankar Dhanapal. Participants will learn to fashion leaves and flowers from fruits and vegetables, before arranging each carved piece into a floral bouquet. On May 30-31, from 9 am to 6 pm, at Knife and Impressions, Virugambakkam. Rs 2,500 per person. Details: 9840087854

    Sun, sand & sea
    All season, Silver Sands Beach Resort
    The Silver Sands Beach Resort in Goa is offering a special monsoon package for tourists. Nestled in the Colva Beach, the resort’s monsoon package includes transport and food and beverages at itsat multi-cuisine restaurants and a bar that gives you a view of the beach. Free WIFI, swimming pool, health club and gym access, and ayurvedic massages are also part of the deal. Till September 30, at Rs 12,500 for three night stay. Details: 0958941080

    Organic route
    May 24, Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya
    Adyar-based Organic Farmers Market is conducing a March Against Monsanto, for new-age and traditional farmers, gardening enthusiasts and safefood connoisseurs. The event aims to create awareness about the dangers of genetically modified food and to showcase the organic seed display, organic farm products and clothes made out from organic cotton. From 3 pm to 8 pm on May 24 at Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya, T Nagar. Details: 9790900887

    The tracker
    All season, Online
    Actress Gul Panag has launched her own fitness app called Mobie Fit. The app uses mobile sensors to measure exercise, and a distance engine that uses GPS coordinates to track and log distance covered. It will try and motivate users to achieve their goals through an audio based system. Free, on Google play. Details: play.google.com

    Cupboard love
    All season, Urban Ladder
    Online furniture store Urban Ladder has launched a new line of modular wardrobes. The give youan idea of what your dream wardrobe would look like, through wardrobe consultants who show you swatches of the wardrobe materials. Choose from sliding or swing doors, a variety of wood, carcasses and internal configurations. From Rs 25,999 onwards. Details: urbanladder.com/wardrobes

    What’s cooking?pasta
    May 23, Food Consulate
    Don’t miss the Easy Italian cooking workshop by Kamalika Krishmy. She will teach you how to make pasta and pasta sauces, soups and gnocchis. The workshop is scheduled to take place at the Food Consulate in Velachery, on May 23, from 10.30 am. Register at Rs 1,999 per person. Details: 42630001

    Chef in the house
    May 24, Gormei Market
    Have a budding masterchef at home? Send him/her to the Junior Chef’s Workshop at Gormei Market, Mylapore. The participants will be taught foodto make mac and cheese, chocolate slices, cupcakes and more. For children between eight and 18, at Rs 1,000 per head. Details: 42172229

    Fairy tales
    Today, Starmark
    Amma, Tell Me How Hanuman Crossed The Ocean! is a fun book for kids that introduces them to the mythological woirld of Hanuman. The book, by Delhi-based author Bhakti Mathur, will be launched at Starmark. It is the author’s second work in her ‘Amma Tell Me’ series, and she will be present at the launch this afternoon, for a story telling session. Also expect costumed role play and face painting for the tots. At Express Avenue, from 11 am. The book is priced at Rs 350 Details: 28464646

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