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    From a Kalamkari workshop and a Rajasthani meal to a yoga workout, this week is all about dipping into the past

    Thaali talk
    Here’s a treat for vegetarians. The Accord is hosting a 10-day Rangeela Rajasthani thaali festival. Starting  this evening, you can choose from an authentic Marwari spread that includes traditional dishes like daal baati, kachoris, pakodis and ghatte ki sabzi. In the dessert section, there are jalebis, gondh ka ladoo and more. Buffet at Rs 595. Details: 0413 2299000

    Body balancethe dancer

    Focus on your body and mind this Tuesday with traditional Hatha yoga classes at Arka. Comprising sequences like yoganidra (a meditative technique) and pranayama, it promises to align your muscles and bones, and help you de-stress. Taught by Marina Bergamin, a practitioner from Switzerland with more than 10 years experience, she will help beginners determine their flexibility and resistance levels before starting lessons. July 7, from 7 am onwards. Rs 250 per class. Details: 7094014648

    Friday flick
    For children and movie buffs, Bharat Nivas in Auroville is screening Mia Et Le Migou (Mia and the Migou), the French-Italian animation movie about a girl named Mia which will be a fun addition to your Friday. Following a hunch, Mia goes in search of her father who is trapped under a construction site in a tropical forest. Winner of the best animated feature at the 22nd European Film Awards. From 7.30 pm onwards. Details: 0413 2330659

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    DakshinaChitra is offering a two-day workshop on Kalamkari, the art of hand painting on cloth. Vijaya Kumar, the centre’s master craftsman, will teach the technique of figurative painting (drawing animal and floral motifs) using vegetable dyes. At `2,000 (including materials, refreshments and transport). On July 4 and 5. Details: 24918943

    Morning raaga
    Start your Monday mornings on the right note with Carnatic classes by Visalatchi at Solitude Farm, Auroville. The classes will start with simple songs and progress into techniques and exercises for the advanced levels. Violin classes are also available on request. Starting July 6, from 8.30 am onwards. Details: 9843319260

    Scrap art3
    Calling all aspiring designers. Hidesign is celebrating the art of re-use and asking for design entries (made with scrap leather) inspired by an icon or a personality. Register and pick up your kit from their nearest store. The winner will get a chance to take an all-expense paid trip to Pondicherry and a chance to design his/her own Hidesign bag. There are also cash vouchers of up to `15,000 up for grabs. Registrations open till July 15. Details: hidesign.com/art-of-reuse

    — Team Indulge

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