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    Keen on honing your photography skills? Skills Factory is organising a photography workshop called Shoot Like a Pro. With faculty including Nitin Bharath (who worked with Venkat Ram) and Nikhil Joseph (co-founder of postbox.in), learn the basics of photography, lighting, exposure techniques and more. At the Taj Connemara. Rs 12,000. Details: 9962171281

    Cult snip 4Rural connect
    Mohanam Cultural Centre in Sanjeevinagar, Auroville, is organising its Village Heritage Festival. It will include activities like kolam competitions, traditional games like kho kho, thayam and more. Also look out for bullock cart rides and a story telling session about the village. Till February 22, at the centre. Details: 0413 2623806

    Cult snip 6Tales in sepia
    Alliance Francaise and Lalit Kala Akademi is hosting an exhibition of 34 photographs by George Gaste, the French Orientalist painter and photographer, taken during his visit to India between 1905 and 1909. The highlight will be a collection of photographed paintings—of Madurai temples that he had painted in 1909, during a nine-month stay in the town. Till February 26, at Lalit Kala Akademi. Details: 28279803

    Gasté_PosterFunny men
    The six pranksters of Pun-dits are back. Featuring Gautham Krishnan, Murali Satagopan, Rahul Sridhar, Sathish Shanmugam, Vaidhya Sundar and Vaishwath Shankar, their act, We Know What You Did Last Valentines, will  include jabs at selfies and relationships. Tomorrow, at the Music Academy, from 7.30 pm. Rs 300. Details: in.bookmyshow.com

    KolamStatement makers
    Every production of The Vagina Monologues could kick off a new dialogue. Created by Eve Ensler, this cornerstone of the V-Day movement (to end violence against women) is back in the city. See what director N Rishi has in store for us at the performance at Alliance Francaise. February 21-22, 5 pm onwards. Rs 299 onwards. Details: eventjini.com

    Drape dialogue
    If the five yards fascinate or confound you, this exhibition is a must-visit. Titled Celebrating the Unstitched Garment, it is presented by Rta Kapur Chishti, the textile scholar, and will  also include talks about different draping techniques and what distinguishes saris from other fabrics. From February 25 to March 3, at Apparao Galleries (Wallace Garden), from 11 pm onwards. Details: 9841022477

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