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    Floral garden chairs, photo booths and eco-friendly home decor, at Weekend Sandhai today and tomorrow

    Taking you back to the beginning of the 19th century, Weekend Sandhai’s third edition will be screening cartoon films for children on a bioscope (the instrument on which the first moving images were viewed). Plus, hardcore fans can invest in T-shirts from Urmi, with Rajnikanth’s iconic dialogues printed on them.With 80 stalls this time (up from 50 last April, in Coimbatore) and 16 stalls dedicated to food, the two-day flea market is ready to please.
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    10350413_583218405124346_29“Youngsters can choose from the tattoo corner and photo booth, with a funky auto decorated with flowers, while there are bumpy castles, games and cotton candy for kids. Block printed saris and salwar sets, with intricately embroidered dupattas from Bani Thani are available for the ladies,” begins Shiva Chandrika, the project head. Find dolls by The Utimate Kopie, footwear from Bangalore, party dresses from local brands and home décor too at the event by Anusha Alagiri. Take a break with dance performances and puppet shows, mimicry by Mohan of Vijay TV fame, and a music performance by Namma Ooru Boy Band.

     
    Tasting point
    Listing the menu, Chandrika informs, “We’ll have biryani from Midnight Masala, pastries from HotBreads, goli soda, momos from Simply Momos, chaat, ice golas and other street food.’’ And before you head out, stop by the stalls from NGOs Make A Difference (Bangalore) and Rista (Kolkata) for storage boxes and vases made by villagers using bio-degradable raw materials like cane and golden grass. Priced from `25. At YMCA Grou-nds. Details: 42666001.

    — Sharmistha Maji

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