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Sign up for classes that appeal to both cultural and culinary tastebuds. Plus, a jewellery workshop

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Have fun learning to make your own baubles. DakshinaChitra is organising a terracotta jewellery-making workshop for adults. Known for its ethnic style, bright colours and intricate designs, these pieces are crafted from clay. The workshop, inclusive of materials and transportation, costs Rs. 2,000. Till tomorrow. The cultural museum is also hosting a Miniature Heritage House Models workshop for kids on Saturday, at Rs. 500 (10.30 am to 4 pm), and a paper quilling workshop for adults, at Rs. 1,000, on May 31. Details: 24462435

Slice of pie
Sink your teeth into some delectable flans and pastries at Sugar Lips, a five-month-old cake shop. The store boasts homemade chocolates, varieties of desserts like tiramisu and eclairs, and munchies like sandwiches and burgers. Cupcake lovers must check out their customised fondant and red velvet cakes. Pastries start from Rs. 45, while a one kilogram cake is Rs. 650. At Mission Street, Pondicherry. Details: 9840889001

Thriller hour
Watch the American mystery-thriller, Gaslight, at Auroville today. Directed by George Cukor, the 1944 film is based on Patrick Hamiltona��s play by the same name. The story revolves around Paula who is sent away to school after her aunt, with whom she has been living, is mysteriously murdered. When she moves back to the same house 10 years later, with her new husband, and strange events occur. At Bharath Nivas, Auroville. From 7.30 pm onwards. Details: zoompondy.com

Framed verses
Indian journalist and corporate trainer, Anupama Raju, and French photographer, Pascal Bernard, are collaborating and hosting a poetry and photography exhibition. Called Surfaces et Profondeurs (Surfaces and Depths), the exhibition explores the heritage and culture of the French city, La Rochelle. At Maison Colombani. Till May 17, 9 am to 7 pm. Details: 0413 2334351

Go desi
To nail your curries, head over to the Sita Cultural Center and take part in their Indian cooking class. Headed by Pondicherry-based chef Manisha, the workshop will teach you how to cook both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes like Chettinad chicken, biryani, palak panner, different varieties of sambar, rasam and more. If you are an early bird, the ingredients will be provided by them. At Rs. 1,000. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 am to 2 pm. Details: 0413 4200718





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