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    A show of wildlife and travel photography by Pooja Chordia (inset), from Chennai, of landscapes of Africa and its wildlife, across the countries of South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya. “The thrill one gets when close to nature is something that can change your life,” enthuses Pooja, 27, naming David Attenborough and Jane Goodall as her role models. “To see a wild animal and try understanding them by looking in their eyes is an amazing experience,” she says. “At a time when so much is happening in the world, I want to do my part and help in any way I can. Photography is a tool I’d like to use to make a difference.” Proceeds from the show will go towards conservation efforts. Curated by Saravana Kumar,
    founder of Evanescence Studios.
    Opens on March 2nd, 6.30 pm. Until March 4th. At Art Houz Gallery. Details: 24992173.

    From Pain to Paint
    An exhibition of artworks by students of the Bindu Art School, which works to benefit the lives of people affected by leprosy, hosted by the Austrian Artist Werner Dornik and social activist Padma Venkataraman, daughter of former Indian President R Venkataraman. The show’s opening will include a screening of an 8-minute documentary on the Bindu School. The stated aim of the show is to get the students to attain financial independence. (In pic: a painting by P Vadivel.) Inauguration on February 28, 5 pm. Until March 7. At The Alternative Art Gallery, Mamallapuram. Details: 9962823092. Visit www.bindu-art.at

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