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This weekend, sign up for silambam or a long night on the dance floor. And stock up on Takla Makan’s lounge wear in natural dyes

Step up, Pondy
Pondicherry now boasts a new space to show off your dance moves. Satsanga restaurant, on Labourdonnais Street, has launched a new bar—which will serve alcoholic beverages like white rum and red wine—and a dance floor that will be open every Friday and Saturday, till 1 am. The space is also available for hosting private parties. Details: 0413 2225867

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Fighting spirit

Toughen your body and learn some fight moves, inspired by snakes and eagles, at the silambam classes taught by experienced master, Palanivel. A form of traditional Dravidian martial art, used to improve mental and physical health, it is popular in the performing arts as well. At the Mohanam Culture Centre in Auroville, till September 24. Priced at Rs.2,500. Details: 0413 2623806

 

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Punjabi plate
How does authentic Punjabi parathas with generous amounts of butter sound for dinner? Then head to Atithi Hotel as it is hosting Santa Banta da Dhaba, a Punjabi food festival, till Sunday, where you can enjoy dishes like sarson da saag and makki di roti. Priced at Rs.650. Details: 0413 2345000

 

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Work that machine
Invest in fitness equipment from Acme’s new experience centre at Vettuvankeni, on East Coast Road. What’s more, you can test the equipment in 10 free training sessions, recommended for you by their in-house fitness trainers, before you make your final purchase. Cycles from Rs.17,000. Details: 24491552

 

 

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Natural weave
Takla Makan, the hand crafted garments store, has collaborated with The Colours of Nature, to offer stoles, kurtis and more. Made of cotton and natural fibres, the garments are dyed in colours like indigo, red and yellow. The colours are extracted from plants and roots and applied on the fabric with a substance called mordant. Priced from Rs.500. Details: 0413 2340039

 

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Dali for reel
If Salvador Dali has always intrigued you, check out the screening of Modern Masters: Dali, a BBC One documentary, at Cholamandal this evening. Made by journalist Alastair Sooke, it traces the life and works of the popular surrealist artist. At 7 pm. Details: 9500105961

 

 

— Team Indulge

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