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

    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 worlda��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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