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    Learn documentary storytelling with James Whitlow Delano from Tokyo. Elsewhere, dig into pastas and biryani, while Kumbaya brings down hand-stitched apparel.

    Camera worthy
    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.
    Details: pondyphoto.com

    Art alert
    DakshinaChitra is hosting a series of interesting events, as part of Madras Week. Besides a photography exhibition curated by KT Gandhirajana��of ancient temples of the citya��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 Entertainmenta��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

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    As part of their ongoing Freedom Sale, Kriti Ecoboutique is bringing down Madhya Pradesh-based Kumbaya. The 21-year-old brand will showcase cotton apparela��kurtis, dresses, tops, skirts and morea��that have been hand-stitched by village women.
    Rs 250 onwards. All month.
    Details: 9787709611

    Dindigul dairies
    Weekends are incomplete without biryani. Grab a thali with Dindigula��s best at Sunway Manora��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


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