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    Sport ultimate
    August 5 | Brazil
    The Olympics is finally on in Brazil. Watch out for favourites like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Novak Djokovic and others Indiaa��s hopes rest on names like Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal,and a new-look hockey team. From August 5-21. The opening ceremony, directed by Brazilian film director Fernando Meirelles, will take place at the Maracana Stadium (Star Sports, at 4.30 am IST on August 6). Details: olympic.org

    At the movies
    August 5 | SPI Cinemas
    When faced with a mission thata��s doomed to fail, US Intelligence agencies assemble a team of incarcerated villains whoa��ve nothing to lose. Directed by David Ayer (of Training Day fame), the plot of Suicide Squad is based on DC Comicsa�� anti-hero characters a�� Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and seven others. Details: 42244224

    Retro connect
    August 6 | MRC Nagar
    If fine imported spirits are what you seek, then Radio Room is the place to be. With a retro reggae-inspired ambience, its menu consists of a range of sliders, a special makhni rice dish, and much more. Launched this week in MRC Nagar.
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    Rock the stage
    August 7 | Sir Mutha Hall
    Around 10 bands from across the country will be performing at the fourth edition of The Music Festival. Organised by Amaranta Entertainment, the eventa��s line-up has some of the biggest names in music a�� Thaikuddam Bridge, Suraj Mani & The Tattva Trip, Lagori, and others. More on P 18

    Building blocks
    August 9 | ITC Grand Chola
    Meenakshi Meyappana��s book, Mansions of Chettinad, contains impressive photographs of architecture from the region. It also charts the rise and fall of the structures and what makes them brilliant examples of ancient architecture. To formally launch on August 10. Details: 22200000′

    The revival
    August 8 | Crowne Plaza
    Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao present Nayaab, an exhibition of carefully curated textiles made with traditional skills by artisans. It is an attempt to revive lost weaving techniques by showcasing exclusive apparel from select labels, such as Akaaro, Weavers Studio, Delhi-based Kashmir Looms and En Inde, among others. August 8-10.
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    Powered wheels
    August 10 | Spero
    Coimbatore-based Milltex has launched the Spero, an electric bike partially produced through a crowd-funding campaign. It comes in three variantsa�� E-30, E-60 and E-100 (the numbers denote the kilometres you can ride on a single charge) and can travel up to 25 kmph. `29,900 onwards.
    Details: milltex.in/spero

    Statement ride
    August 11 | ITC Grand Chola
    Rolls-Roycea��s latest gift, Dawn, is named after the 1959 Silver Dawn. The open-top car borrows chassis elements from the Wraith, and its top made with French-seam fabric. It reaches 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, has massage and ventilated seats, and uses GPS for gear-changes. To be unveiled today, at ITC Grand Chola. Details: rolls-roycemotorcars.com

    Ethical bazaar
    August 6 | Crowne Plaza
    Gear up for the 18th edition of the Makers Market, courtesy By Hand From The Heart.
    The event promises an impressive range of eco-friendly crafts and organic produce
    brought down by artisans, design entrepreneurs, farmers and others. Around 46
    participants are expected to be showcased. More on P 23


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