Between a trip to a tiger reserve and a workshop on macrame jewellery, there’s a lot to sign up for.
Two socially relevant movies will be screened at Alliance Francaise de Pondicherry this week. While Ajai Sinha’s Khap touches upon the subject of honour killings, Rajkahini is a Bengali movie that portrays the struggles of the people affected by the Partition. The latter is directed by Srijit Mukherji and stars Rituparna Sengupta. On Sunday, 6 pm onwards. Details: pondicherry.afindia.org
Yet another painting exhibition at Tasmai Gallery, this time by P Saravanan, will portray the myriad beauty of land and seascapes. Be it waves cutting through aquatic plants or boats parked at the shore, the city-based artist captures life at sea, beautifully. Till October 7.
At Tasmai Gallery, 5 pm onwards. Details: 2221052
If you love poems, you will enjoy So Heddan, So Hoddan. The 53-minute film by Anjali Monteiro and KP Jayshankar is about 17th-century Sindhi poet, Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai. The screening follows a talk and reading session by Anju Makhija, the Mumbai-based writer who co-wrote an English translation of Latif’s famous compilation, Shah Jo Risalo. September 16, at Palais de Mahe. Details: 0413 2345611
In the bin
This time head to the coastline for a good cause. Join the clean-up drive at Pondicherry Rock Beach (behind Gandhi Statue) where S Kannan and his team will help clear the place of plastic and polythene. To be held this Sunday, starting from 5 pm onwards. Bags and gloves will be provided. Entry free. Details: 9943256109
Do it yourself
Want to explore various options beyond weaving and knitting while making your favourite accessories and jewellery? Master the skill of macrame that involves knotting threads in different geometric or free-form patterns to make items like earrings, necklaces, and more. Tomorrow and Sunday, from 10.30 am onwards. At DakshinaChitra. Register for Rs 2,000 per head (including materials). Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cats for company
Witness the magnificence and beauty of the country’s national animal at the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra, courtesy Pondy-based wildlife and photography tour organiser, BeyondWild. You can also get to see other fauna such as Indian leopards, gaur, nilgai, sloth bears, and many more like reptiles (Indian python and cobra) and endangered eagles. Rs 12,900 per head. September 23-25. Details: 9372253468