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    West Indies v Zimbabwe - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Get past Gayle
    March 6 | Perth
    After winning all of their pool matches, India gets ready to take on West Indies in their first quarterfinal match of the World Cup. With Shikar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in form, the team looks formidable. But the Indians will have to look out for Chris Gayle whose fury just might get West Indies a much needed win. Live, on Star Sports from 12 pm. Details: starsports.com

    Run for her
    March 8 | Queen Mary’s College
    Celebrate International Women’s Day by joining Womanathon, the marathon by men for women. Organised by St Brittos College of Logistics, the run will start from Queen Mary’s College and finish at the same place, via Anna Square. Choose between 3km, 5km and 10km runs. Register at Rs 650. Details: womanathon.com

    British invasion
    March 9 | Hyatt Regency
    Popular across the world, The Taste Of Britain Curry Festival arrives in Chennai. With Michelin-starred chef Mark Poynton at the helm, a team of chefs from the UK will create British curries and other signatures from Poynton’s restaurant, at Focaccia and Spice Haat. Read our interview with Poynton on Page 8

    To dye for
    March 11 | Co-optex ground
    In a first, the city gets a Natural Dye Bazaar courtesy the Crafts Council of India. Starting on March 11 with around 40 participants, the event will feature Bhujodi weaves from Gujarat, ikats from Telangana, ajrak from Gujarat, dabu from Rajasthan, bagh prints from Madhya Pradesh, among others. For more on the bazaar, turn to Page 15

    Colour burst
    March 6 | Multiple venues
    Celebrate the festival of colour at top clubs across the city, with organic colours and DJs playing the best of Bollywood and desi tunes, today and tomorrow. More on Page 3. And after all the partying, be sure to snack on the paan specials (think paan tangdis, paan prawn wraps, paan martinis and more) that chefs at top restaurants have created for the festival. More on Page 10

    Indigo nation
    March 10 | The Amethyst Room
    Pondicherry-based designer Naushad Ali presents Indigo Love, a line for men and women with indigo dye on shirts, tunics, shirt dresses, tops and kaftans. The designer works with weavers from Kanchipuram, Chettinad, Pochampally and West Bengal, and his collection will be available at The Amethyst Room till March 11. Priced from Rs 2,900 onwards. Details: 45991633

    One in music3
    March 7 | The Music Academy
    Aikya, the fund raising musical concert by Global Adjustments is back. The 90-minute concert, with Violins, Voices and Values as its  theme, will feature performances by Ganesh and Kumaresh, Sudha Raghunathan and Bombay Jayashri. We hear that attendees will receive a special coffee table book, 29 Indias: One Nation, too. At The Music Academy on March 7. For more on Aikya 2015, turn to Page 18

     

     

    Pit stop2
    March 12 | Ciclo Cafe
    The next time you find yourself riding down Gandhi Mandapam Road in Kotturpuram, make a pit stop at Ciclo Cafe. With bicycles adorning the walls and windows, the city’s first bicycle-themed cafe is a great setting to catch up over cappuccino or simply sit back with a soup or salad. They also offer thin crust pizzas (12 inch) from Rs 300 onwards. Open from 11 am to 11 pm. Details: 30853800

     

     

    Gond beginning
    March 7 | Book Building
    Handmade by Gond artist Bhajju Shyam, along with Gita Wolf, the founder of
    Tara Books, Creation is a retelling of the Gond myths of how the world came into being. To be launched on March 7 at the Book Building, the book launch will also see the premier of the film Creation, about the making of the book, by Arun Wolf. The book is priced at Rs 1,500. From 6 pm onwards. Details: 42601033

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