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    Get in the right frame of mind with movie screenings and exhibitions. Plus, two food festivals.

    Grilling times
    Starting today, Le Dupleix is hosting The Grill Festival. Expect specials like barbequed cottage cheese, mushroom and pineapple brushcetta with basil aioli, methi malai jhinga (with mint chutney and kalonji naan), and more. Don’t miss the London mix grill. Till September 18. 7 pm to 11 pm. Details: 0413 2226003

    Fresh take
    While 27-year-old Nirupam Konwar from Assam impresses with his water colouring skills at Art De Tour’s workshop tomorrow, a younger artist will be busy with an exhibition at DakshinaChitra. Fifteen-year-old Pondy-based C Oviya, will be showcasing her water colour paintings at Kadambari Art Gallery from tomorrow. Till September 30. Details: 27473603

    Screen presence
    With Onam next week, don’t miss the screening of Farook Abdul Rahiman’s directorial debut, Kaliyachan. Starring Manoj K Jayan and Tirtha Murbadkar, the Malayalam movie portrays the relationship between a Kathakali artist (Manoj) and his guru (played by Kalamandalam Sivan Namboodiri, a professional Koodiyattam artist). It received a National Award for Bijibal’s background score. Sunday, 6 pm. At Alliance Francaise. Details: pondicherry.afindia.org

    Four to see
    Stop by Kala Kendra at Auroville this week and get a generous dose of art. The ongoing painting exhibition features four artists, namely Danasegar S, Vengatesan B, Ezhilarasan E and Sridar K, who will display around 60 paintings (canvas with oil, acrylic, mixed media and paper). Rs 5,000 onwards. Till September 24. Details: 9443620471

    Call of the wild
    Want to see why Chilika Lake in Odisha is one of the country’s success stories in conservation? Head to Old Fort and watch the 21-minute film Chilika-Jewel of Odisha, by National Award-winning wildlife and conservation filmmaker, Shekhar Dattari. Another film of his about the disappearance of India’s beaches will also be screened, followed by a Q&A session. Tomorrow, 7 pm onwards. Details: pondyphoto.com

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