How to create handmade paper, clay pots or miniature gardens this weekend
Tranquility is a short drive away. The Quiet Healing Center in Auroville is offering a three-day workshop on yoga, conducted by Nuthan Manohar. Each day will include yoga and meditation sessions, along with a series of lectures on topics including Anahata Chakra (heart chakra), healing and forgiveness. Rs 8,700.
At the centre, from today till September 20, between 8.30 am and 6.30 pm.
Details: 0413 2622329
Texture meets colour
Instead of buying your wrapping paper from a store, try your hand at making the beautifully textured handmade variety from scratch. Aurovillean Herve Millet will teach participants to use the pulp, colour and other materials to experiment with various varieties of paper.
At Auroville Papers, today and tomorrow, from 9.30 am to 4 pm. Rs 6000. Details: 0413 2622122
The Zen art
Chennai-based artist Bodhi Selvam is showcasing his new collection of paintings, Buddha Head—inspired by the six years of asceticism that transformed Siddhartha Gautama into Buddha. “I imagined his journey—when he must have endured harsh sun and monsoons while searching for answers to his existential doubts—and tried to bring it to my canvas,” says the 45-year old. His acrylic paintings are being exhibited at Madras Square, till September 30, 11 am onwards. Details: 9884303372
For those who love gardening yet have no space to indulge their passion, here is a simple solution: miniature gardening. At the three-day Japanese miniature gardening workshop, Pondicherry-based artist Marie Thykai will teach you how to choose the right soil and plants, and give you a selection of a pots to grow your garden. From today till September 20, between 10 am and 12 pm, at La Casita. Details: 7639405194
Journey on stage
Here’s a treat for theatre lovers. Alliance Française de Pondichéry is staging Stupeur Et Tremblements
(Fear and Tremble) this evening. Adapted from Amélie Nothomb’s bestselling book, the play is being directed by Layla Metssitane, who won the Grand Prize of the Académie Française in 1999. It tells the story of a young Belgian woman who moves to Japan on work and encounters many surprises that teach her various lessons. Today, at 7 pm. Rs 1,500.
Details: 0413 2338146
Ready to roll
Head to the new branch of The Kati Roll Shop on OMR for mouth-watering rolls and kebabs. Also try their spicy chicken tikka rolls. For vegetarians, achaari paneer makes for a great choice. Rs 50 onwards. At Okkiyampet, open from 11 am to 10.30 pm. For home delivery, call 7299015444
Vibrant paintings and embroidered pieces by differently-abled artists, R Udhaykumar and K Narasimhalu, are on display at the ongoing Twin Art Show, a charity event being organised at Pondicherry’s Tasmai Centre for Art and Culture. On the last day of exhibition, there will also be a discussion on tapping one’s potential. Till September 20, between 3 pm and 7 pm.
Details: 0413 2221052