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    Runners, riders, musicians and art enthusiasts—this weekend is all about getting the gang together for the activity de jour

    Start your engines
    From nitro racing to auto assembling, Yantramh, an inter-college festival by the mechanical engineering department of Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, promises a line-up of interesting contests and events like junk art, DIY robots, water rocketry, CAD modelling and car detailing. From 10 am to 6 pm. Today and tomorrow, at the college. Details: 7708745902

    Red Earth Riding SchoolRide along
    The 14th edition of the Pondicherry Equestrian Challenge is here. Hosted by Red Earth Riding School, the event will see national and international riders from the army, the police and civilian riding schools. Look out for their thrilling derby (cross-country) and the audience-friendly musical dressage, besides the show jumping events. At the riding school, Auroville, from February 6 to 8. From 6.30 am onwards. Details: 0413 2336495

    On stage
    Tomorrow, catch a performance by the Germany-based band, Oriental Experiences Impressionistic Jazz group, with Hartmut on piano, Rolf on bass and Matt on drums. At Cripa, Auroville, from 8 pm to 9.30 pm. Also, enjoy an evening of music, poetry and dance at Well Cafe, Sve Dame—featuring ethnic folk songs, bajans, Reggae compositions and more. From 5.30 pm onwards. Details: 0413 2622219

    Flower power
    Shilpataru, an art foundation in Pondicherry, and hotel Promenade are presenting the work of France-based artist, Veronique Piaser Moyen. The water colourist’s collection is titled Reminiscences Indiennes. Inspired by Blanche Odin’s work, Moyen has attempted the difficult task of painting flowers in sharp geometric shapes, with intense colours like blue, red and yellow. At Promenade, from February 7 to March 2. Details: 9626269642

    Auroville marathonRun Pondy, run
    It’s time to warm up, put on your running shoes and prepare to hit the streets for the sheer joy of running—at the eighth Annual Auroville Marathon. Unlike other marathons, this one is devoid of corporate sponsors and product pushers. The primary aim of the run is to develop a platform that ensures enthusiasts end up runners for life. On February 8, from the Visitor Centre,
    Auroville. From 7 am to 1 pm. Details: 0413 2622675

    — Team Indulge

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