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    Relax, be positive
    All season, Rutland Gate Studio
    City-based contemporary dancer and yoga instructor, Anoushka Kurien’s latest yoga class stresses on core strengthening. “I will be teaching the basic Sivananda form (with variations depending on individual ability), as the practice has a holistic view and encourages proper exercise, breathing, positive thinking and meditation,” she says. Combining basic to intermediate practice of asanas, there is no age bar for the class. Special attention will be given to participants who’ve recently recovered from a surgery, have joint pain, or have age-related problems. “Depending on an individual’s medical recommendations, emphasis will be placed on strength building, safe practice and moving efficiently past discomfort,” shares Kurien. `3,500 for a month, with classes on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. From 4.30 pm. Details: 9840427691

    Chinese lessons
    August 9, Anna Nagar East
    Participate in the Chinese cooking workshop (for women) being conducted by home cook P Aliya and hone your culinary skills. Learn to make dishes like American chopsuey, dragon chicken, lung fung soup and more. You can also invest in cookery books that will guide you on how to make home-made chocolates and pastries. `1,500. From 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. At Q Block, Anna Nagar (E). Details: 9094500466

    Celebrating the city
    Till August 13, Multiple venues
    Chennai is turning 376 on August 22, and the pre-celebration events have already begun. Participate in various activities like nature walks, a photography exhibition (on 60 years of Australian Cricket in the city), a PowerPoint contest for city schools (pegged on city churches), a heritage walk-cum-sailing expedition at the Chennai Port Trust and much more. Details: themadrasday.in

    Remembering Kalam
    Till September 15, online
    Chennai-based volunteering group, Team Everest India, has initiated a crowd-funded project—a book compilation of real-life experiences with former president, the late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. If you’ve met Kalam, then mail your best memories with him to memorieswithabdulkalam@gmail.com. The top 100 stories will be published in the book that will be released on October 15, his birthday. Details: teameverestindia.org

    Banglore2 aJust for Kodai
    All season, YouTube
    In a valiant attempt to take on corporate giant Unilever, 27-year-old Sofia Ashraf raps about the mercury-related contamination in Kodaikanal. Using Nicki Minaj’s racy and catchy tune Anaconda, Ashraf has changed the lyrics in the viral video (Kodaikanal Won’t) to say that despite the 14-year-old issue being brushed under the carpet by Unilever, ‘Kodaikanal won’t step down until Unilever makes amends now’. Views for the video has already crossed the one million mark. Details: youtube.com

    Green tea scrubs
    All season, Ampa Skywalk
    The Body Shop has launched a new range of products, along with their brand ambassador and actress, Jacqueline Fernandez. The Fuji Green Tea collection contains hand-picked green tea leaves sourced from the foothills of Japan’s Mt Fuji. On offer are a body scrub, a moisturiser and an Eau de Cologne to cleanse, replenish and refresh your skin. `425 onwards. Details: 66528363

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