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    Get a sensuous workout that has its roots in Angola or master vipasana. Also make time for French cinema

    Easy moves
    Burn some extra calories with a day-long Kizomba workshop, a dance form from Angola, at La Casita. The classes will be taken by Arun Srinivasan, a renowned Kizomba dancer from Pondicherry. Participants will get to learn the basics of the sensual dance and a few signature moves. Classes start today, from 7 pm onwards. The workshop costs Rs 400 per person. Details: 7639405194

    Pasta with Ozil
    Esther Ozil can be found in her new den—the kitchen of Buddha Lounge, on Nehru Street. The quiet cafe, with a painting of the Buddha on the wall, is creating a buzz in town. French national, Ozil well-known for designing bags and clutches, is also the head chef at the cafe. Some of their popular dishes include chocolate and mango cake, and marinated chicken with mango sauce. Their pastas and French breakfast are already a hit among expats. Details: 9566701563

    Inner connect
    Rejuvenate with a 10-day residential Vipassana (meditation) course that follows the Goenka ideology. Participants will get to learn the basics and will be encouraged to follow a certain code of discipline during the course. The medium of teaching will be English. At the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture, the workshop starts on May 4, from 6 am to 11 am. Register at amritavajra@gmail.com. Entry free. Details:
    0413 2622401

    French lessons
    Spend your summer vacation productively by learning a new language. The Alliance Francaise is holding a French summer camp. The course is divided into two batches—Zero Level and Level One. The three-week course costs Rs 4,450 per person. They also have special music performances by Swarnabhoomi to collect funds for victims of the Nepal earthquake last week. Details: 0413 2334351

    Two in one
    DakshinaChitra is hosting two painting exhibitions—the first is by Pondicherry-based K K Segar, who primarily creates still life, with an  interesting story behind each work of art. Expect 30 pieces as part of the exhibition at the Varija Gallery. Also look out for the exhibition, Still Life by Thiagarajan, which offers a realistic view.
    At Kadambari Art Gallery. Till May 31, from 10 am to 6 pm. Details: 27472603

    Terrace screening
    Grab your popcorn and enjoy three French short films on Pondy Youth Centre’s terrace. The films are Totally GAGA, Debiloman and Le Malentendu. The event will also include video clips by students from the Pondy Youth Centre. On May 7, from 6.30 pm to 10 pm. By invitation only. Details: 8489267547

    — Team Indulge

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