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    Russian acrobats, silk paintings and crab soup — your challenge this week is to soak up as much as you can

    Carnival season
    Catch a breathtaking acrobatics performance by Russian artistes at the New Bombay Circus. The other major attractions include dancers from Manipur and gymnasts from Kenya. The circus also has horses, scarlet macaws and African parrots to keep the crowd entertained. At AFT Ground, Pondicherry. Till May 31, from 7 pm. Rs 70 onwards. Details: 9003729212

    Shells for company
    Mahabalipuram has India Seashell Museum, the biggest in the country. But the next time you visit, sample the crab soup and prawn fry at Coral Reef, a month-old cafe, run by the same management adjacent to the museum, specialising in no-fuss seafood and staples like fried rice, burgers and fries. Lunch for two at Rs 260. Details: 9894495676

    Nimble fingers
    Flora, a Pondicherry-based artiste, has turned her passion for all things handmade into a profession. She sews, creates silk and glass paintings, and is a specialist in embroidering wall hangings. Visit her house to pick up paintings, which are  divided into four categories based on the size of the canvases. On Candappa Street. From 10 am- 11 pm. From Rs 1,500 onwards. Details: 0413 2229894

    The water story
    Ten-year-old Galactica, a water treatment plant in Pondicherry, has introduced their new bio-dynamised aloe vera cream. French expert Mark Arrighi will be taking an awareness class on how to make bio-dynamised aloe vera and its benefits. From Rs 250 onwards. Details: 9597790670

    Message in rhyme
    Author and poet, Maitreyee B Chowdhury, will be hosting a storytelling session tomorrow at Kala Kendra, Auroville. Where Even the Present is Ancient: Benaras, is her third book and is about a woman’s experiences on the streets of Benaras. Using poems to tell her stories, Chowdhury—who is based in Bengaluru—has published her work in both national and international journals. At 5.30 pm. Details: 0413 2622488

    Tune in
    Learn how to play the veena from Pondicherry-
    based Ravi, who will be conducting classes from today at the Yatra Arts Foundation. Participants will be taught classical songs and raagas. Classes will be held every Friday and are open to all age groups. From 5 pm- 7 pm. Rs 250 per class. Details: 0413 2623071

    — Team Indulge

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