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    With two music festivals, a photo exhibition and a ceramic workshop, say hello to your creative side 

    Past perfect
    There are many aspects of Hindu festivals that we are not familiar with. City-based award-winning French photographer, Yannick Cormier, hopes to throw some light on them with his exhibition, Dravidian Catharsis, at Kalinka Art Gallery. It will feature around 45 black-and-white photos
    of traditional Hindu festival rituals.
    Till October 9. The show is on daily,
    except Mondays. Details: 2336976

    Getting creative
    Working with ceramic need not be daunting. Sign up for the upcoming workshop at DakshinaChitra, by in-house ceramist S Potrarasan, and learn how to make simple murals and name boards. Register for `4,000 per head (inclusive of materials, refreshments and transport). On October 8, 9 and 15, from 10.30 am to
    5 pm. Details: 9840672154

    Do it
    yourself
    Auroville is known for using eco-friendly initiatives in their architecture. Learn more about the same in an upcoming five-day workshop, where experts will show you how they incorporate sustainable practices like rainwater harvesting into their projects. `16,500. October 12-16. Details: agpworkshops.com

    Music therapy
    Pondicherry is turning out to be the go-to destination for EDM fans. The Bacardi NH7 Weekender is coming to rock the town and the line-up looks exciting, with names like Delhi-based Nucleya, The Raghu Dixit Project, Dualist Inquiry, city-based Skrat and Sapta. On October 15, from 5-10 pm. Tickets at `500 per head (cover charge
    on food) on insider.in

    Into the wild
    Sign up for a trip with Pondicherry-based tour organisers, Beyond Wild, and get an opportunity to get up close and personal with the wildlife on Borneo. On the island, with one of the world’s oldest rainforests, you can spot orangutans, white-bearded gibbons, ferret badgers and more. Top locations on the itinerary include Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and Sandakan War memorial. October 26 to November 2. Register for $1,710 (over `1,13,500). Details: 9087061325

    Party starters
    Get ready to amp up your weekend with Dutch DJ Edward Maya, as the record-breaking producer comes to Pondicherry for the first edition of the Electro Storm festival. He will be accompanied by other well-known names like Ma Faiza from Pune, Miki Love from Romania, Russian DJ Sashanti, DJ Ivan from Bengaluru, and more. At the Ashok Beach Resort. Today and tomorrow, from 7 pm. Tickets from `1,250 on in.bookmyshow.com

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