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    For budding bookworms
    booksTill June 15, Starmark
    Have voracious, young reader at home? Take him/her to Starmark’s Young Readers Carnival at Express Avenue, Royapettah and Phoenix MarketCity, Velachery. With a selection of childrens books (think Enchanting Tales and Dork Diaries) by authors like John Green and Rick Riordan on offer, you get a 15 per cent discount on all genres. Details: 8100120120

    Marijuana diaries
    May 31, Amethyst Cafe
    Marijuana Diaries, compiled by Dr Tahmina Khaleel and Brindaa Lakshmi, is an anthology on obsession and addiction with over 17 stories written by writers across India. Be a part of their book reading session at Amethyst Cafe in Royapettah, on May 31, from 5 pm onwards. The book is priced at Rs 124. Details: 45991633

    At the mall
    Till June 28, Phoenix MarketCity
    Phoenix MarketCity, in association with ALDO, Charles and Keith and Promod, present the ‘30 days, 30 rewards’ contest. Shop at any of these brands and get a chance to participate in a lucky draw, that could win you footwear, accessories, apparel and more from the same brands. The promotion begins today and goes on till June 28. And if you’re there on May 30, catch singer Ranjani Shankar at The Courtyard. She has been performing since the age of 12 and experiments with genres ranging from rock to folk. 6.30 pm onwards. Details: 30083007

    Detox with yoga
    June 8- June 24, Ashvita Bistro
    Take a step towards a healthy lifestyle by participating in Health-Harmony-Balance, Ashvita Bistro’s yoga course in association with YogaNidhi. Scheduled to take place in two batches over a period of two weeks, the first is from June 8 -24 while the second is from June 9-25. Participants will learn various forms of yoga exercises, including vedic chanting, pranayama and relaxation. From 6.30 am to 7.30 am. Rs 3000 per participant. Details: 9791088189

    Drape specific
    sariToday, Alliance Francaise
    Learn all about the Kanchipuram sari and why it continues to be the queen of silks, in Dr Rajini Sarma Balachandran’s talk titled The Kanchipuram Saree — rediscovering Tamil Tradition and Heritage. Dr Sarma holds a PhD in political science and is also an artist. From 6.30 pm onwards at Alliance Francaise, Nungambakkam. Details: 24991696

    Paws a moment
    May 31, The Blue Cross of India
    Open your home to a  puppy, kitten or an adult pedigree dog. The Blue Cross of India, Guindy, is conducting an adoption drive at their shelter on May 31. Adopters will be required to provide address and ID proof before adopting. From 1 pm to 5 pm. Details: 9840253484

    Flower power
    All season, Evoluzione
    Multi-designer retail store, Evoluzione introduces their new cushion collection, Flora by Pintado. Available at their KNK Road store, the collection is inspired by botanical illustrations done by adventurous explorers of the 18th century. Available till July, they are priced from Rs 1,900 plus tax onwards. Details: 28333627

    Waiting to exhale
    June 2, Spaces
    Join an interactive art project called Breath — a collaboration between illustrator Saloni Sinha, photographer Swarat Ghosh and writer Akhila Ramnarayan. Expect photographs, sketches and poem readings expressing the concept of breath through their different mediums. On June 2 from 7 pm onwards at  Spaces, Besant Nagar.Details:  9790941116

    Tough onepanasonic-(1)
    All season, Panasonic
    Panasonic introduces its new range of Rugged Handheld Tablets and Semi-Rugged Toughbook. Launched a week ago, the tablets claim to withstand 10-ft drops and are submersible. While the rugged handbooks are priced between Rs 1,09,000 and Rs 1,19,000, the semi-rugged tablet is priced at Rs 1,39,000. Available at
    Panasonic outlets  across the city.
    Details: 61089300

    Seeking thrills
    All season, Phoenix MarketCity
    Looking for some adventure in the city? Try Thrill Adventure, the new walkthrough attraction at  IPLAY in Phoenix MarketCity. Other attractions at IPLAY include a Mystical lift, Dr X Lab and the Mystical Jungle, among others. Open from 10.30 am to 9pm. At Rs 150 plus tax per head. Details: =======

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