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    At the movies
    August 12 | The Cinema
    Director Ashutosh Gowariker is back with a new epic, Mohenjo Daro. With a musical score (by A R Rahman) that’s already created a buzz, the movie stars Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde and is the first film depicting the ancient Indus Valley civilisation. Promising plenty of adventure and romance, the story follows Sarman (Roshan), a farmer who has to save the life of the  woman he loves. Also releasing, Rustom. Details: 42244224

    Blues select
    August 12 | Ministry of Blues
    The Music Festival by Amaranta Entertainment continues with a performance by the Bengaluru-based Ministry of Blues today. With Vinoo Mathew on the bass, David Boon on drums, Rauf with keyboard and vocals and Philipe Haydon with guitar and vocals, the four-piece blues-rock band will be entertaining the crowd at Bay 146, Savera Hotel. Tickets at Rs 500 on eventjini.com. Details: 33011576

    Bridal alert
    August 12-13 | Le Royal Meridien
    The Madras Bridal Fashion Show features occasion wear by Anjali & Arjun Kapoor, Rehana Basheer, Shravan Kumaar, Noushija Ma, Sumona Parekh, Rinku Sobti and Sidney Sladen. Today and tomorrow. 7.30 pm onwards at Le Royal Meridien. Details: 22314343

    Kindness framed
    August 13 | Online
    Here’s your chance to impress ace director, Mani Ratnam, and celebrity and fashion photographer, G Venkat Ram. They are judging the photography competition conducted by The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM). Photos (either camera or phone) should capture moments of kindness in the city and each must not exceed 2 MB. Last date for entries is August 15. Details: kindmadras@gmail.com

    Champion hour
    August 14 | Brazil
    Although she is the national badminton champion of Ukraine, 24-year-old Marija Ulitina will have an uphill task when she takes on Saina Nehwal in the Group G match. Ulitina is ranked 75 in the world, while Saina is ranked five. Can the Indian bring more cheer for the country, after the success of the hockey team and gymnast, Dipa Karmakar? Sunday, 5.25 pm. Also catch Bolt tomorrow in the 100 metres prelims (6 pm). On Star Sports.Details: olympic.org

    Tasting freedom
    August 15 | The Park
    On the occasion of Independence Day, the Park has introduced exciting lunch and room deals. Bring your partner along for the lunch buffet and pay for just one. For stays, you can enjoy four nights from Rs 3,499 onwards, that includes happy hours at The Leather Bar and buffets at Six ‘O’ One. Till August 15. Details: 42676000

    Korea on your plate
    August 16 | Hilton Chennai
    Hilton has its first Korean food festival. Chef Jun Yeol Kim from Millenium Seoul Hilton is coming down to showcase his specials. The buffet will have live counters with dishes like kalbi (beef or pork short ribs), besides the usual suspects like kimchi and bibimbap. Start your feast with a sip of seupakeulling saeng-gang.
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    Family album
    August 17 | Artworld
    Top artists R Bhaskaran and his son, RB Murari, are showcasing a set of paintings called Father & Son in a rare exhibition, conducted at Artworld. While the former is known for his contemporary and figurative paintings, Murari is more abstract in his approach. Till August 25.
    Details: 24338691

    Knot precious
    August 18  | Raksha Bandhan
    This Raksha Bandhan, go for gold with Nakshatra Diamonds’ new Lattice and Mandala collections of gold and diamond jewellery. Meanwhile Fabindia has introduced elegant handcrafted rakhis with brass and silver centrepeices, combined with silk threads, crochet and stone work. More on P 12

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