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Choose what you’d like to start the New Year with—yoga, art, electro house music or a good meal

Unwind in peace
Refresh your mind, body and soul at the International Yoga Festival. Organised by the government of Pondicherry, it will have workshops (to be held behind Gandhi Statue on Goubert Avenue) and competitions (at Subalakshmi Mahal). The festival will also include cultural programmes like dance dramas and folk performances. January 4-7, from 9 am to 8.30 pm. Packages start from Rs.500. Details: 9488084667

Rock the beat
Tomorrow, get ready to groove to the beat of electro house, by German DJ Mr Gof. At the Asian House, the evening will begin on a spirited note with complimentary beer or vodka. Buffet includes dishes like American corn curry and poulet Marengo
(a French chicken and tomato dish). From 7.30 pm. Rs.1,500 for couples. Details: 8489107734

Food therapy
With unlimited beer, the Hangover Brunch at Blue Line, The Promenade, promises to be a hit. Along with special interactive counters for risotto, burgers and hot dogs, the main course will have poached pear and gorgonzola, phad Thai veg and more. The dessert counter will include kesar shrikand, mixed berry tart and the like. Rs.2,100. From 12 pm. Details: 0413 2227750

Malabar musings
Adishakti theatre kick-starts the New Year with Theyyam, a ritualistic performance popular in Kerala’s North Malabar region. Veteran artiste Lakshmanan Peruvannan and troupe will perform the Bali Theyyam, one of its variations. From 7 pm on January 1 and 5.30 am on January 2. Details:  0413 2622287

Folk check
Enjoy cultural performances at DakshinaChitra’s Marghazhi Village Festival. Dance troupes from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh will present silambatam, suggi kunitha, panchavadhyam and tappeta gullu respectively, among others. Till January 31, from 10.30 am to 6 pm, except Tuesdays.
Details: 9841436149

Paint it pink
After a short hiatus, Kalinka art gallery on Rue Bazar has reopened with a new exhibition, titled Unexpected Pink. Featuring the works of French artist Nadee—who works out of Paris and Marseille—it will feature oils on canvas and paper that strike a balance between the real and the abstract, and has pink as a recurring hue. Till February 7. Details: 7094956976

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