Learn documentary storytelling with James Whitlow Delano from Tokyo. Elsewhere, dig into pastas and biryani, while Kumbaya brings down hand-stitched apparel.
Find out what it takes to be a top documentary storyteller. Acclaimed reportage photographer, James Whitlow Delano, will take you through the paces in an upcoming workshop. The event is part of Pondy Photo, the biennale festival by PondyART. Free registration. From August 27 onwards.
DakshinaChitra is hosting a series of interesting events, as part of Madras Week. Besides a photography exhibition curated by KT Gandhirajan—of ancient temples of the city—catch the heritage quiz for school children and talks by professor Jinu Koshy (on prehistoric sites) and writer Vaishnavi Ramanathan (on contemporary art). From 3 pm onwards. Details: 27472603
Sing with Suraj
Just a week after their performance in Chennai, as part of Amaranta Entertainment’s The Music Festival, Bengaluru-based Suraj Mani & The Tattva Trip will be performing at the inter-college festival at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research. Monday, from 8.30 pm onwards. Details: 0413 2298283
As part of their ongoing Freedom Sale, Kriti Ecoboutique is bringing down Madhya Pradesh-based Kumbaya. The 21-year-old brand will showcase cotton apparel—kurtis, dresses, tops, skirts and more—that have been hand-stitched by village women.
Rs 250 onwards. All month.
Weekends are incomplete without biryani. Grab a thali with Dindigul’s best at Sunway Manor’s food festival. Start with a glass of buttermilk and then sample starters like mutton kola urandai, chicken varuval and meen varuval, before tasting the biryani, served with chicken/mutton/meen kuzhambu. Rs 399. Till Sunday. Details: 0413 2281608
Time for pasta
If you are a fan of this Italian staple, head to Le Dupleix for their hand-crafted pasta festival. Choose from options like the tequila chicken penne, classic spaghetti carbonara (eggs and bacon), sea salt roasted vegetable lasagna and more. Till Sunday, from 7-11 pm.
Pastas from Rs 375 onwards. Details: 0413 2226003