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This weekend, add a Gujarati movie, documentary photography and summer workshop to your list

ecr4a(5)Of strings and shadows
DakshinaChitra and The Madras Craft Foundation are organising Virudhu 2014, to honour artists for their lifetime contribution to the field of arts. The awardees this year are Shri Veeranna Bellagall, a puppeteer from Karnataka and Jeya Sellapan, a shadow puppeteer from Salem. At DakshinaChitra. Sunday, from 11 am. Details: 24462435

Earth friendly
Get down and dirty at the Art+Soil workshop organised by Auro Annam. Participants can help create a permaculture herb garden in the shape of the Auroville symbol. Permaculture is a branch of ecological design on sustainable architecture. Local musicians will also perform at the event. At Auro Annam, on Sunday, from 11 am onwards. Details: 9943483254

Gujarati connect
Catch an award winning film this Sunday, as Alliance Francaise is screening the Gujarati film, The Good Road. The movie is in the hyperlink ecr3aformat and has three story lines intertwined with each other. The highway near Kachch in Gujarat is common to all three stories. Released last year, it also won the Best Gujarati Film at the 60th National Awards and was the first Gujarati movie to represent India at the Oscars. At Maison Colombani. On Sunday, from 7 pm onwards. Details: 0413 2334351

Photo talk
Pick up documentary photography skills with international award-winning photographer Senthil Kumaran. A computer science graduate from South India, he has won ten awards, including UNESCO, Nat Geo, WWF and others. Participants will get an introduction to documentary photography and how it impacts the world. At Centre Point Hall, Hotel Atithi. On Sunday, from 10 am to 1 pm. Details: 0413 2345000

ecr2Marching ahead
School of Success has announced its summer camp, which includes leadership classes in short film making, communication, public speaking, theatre, acting and more. Children will also learn how to run a restaurant, table etiquette, grooming,  maintaining personal hygiene and carrying oneself with confidence. For children between three and15.  At School of Success.
Details: 9789906146

Multiple tongues
This summer, learn a new language or just hone the ones you already know. Auroville Language Laboratory is offering different language classes for those planning to improve their skills. You can choose from Tamil, English, Sanskrit, Hindi, German, Italian, French and Spanish and choose either the beginners or intermediates schedule. At `950. On till April 30. Details: 0413 2623661

— Team Indulge

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