Soul and Sufi

January 25, Aurobindo Auditorium, Auroville, 8 p.m.

Surrender to the centuries-old spirit of Sufi style singing at a concert by Bharat Nivas. The Nizami Khusro brothers, tutored by Ustad Wahid Hussain Khan Sahab, will perform Qawaali. The Nizami lineage has been passing the Amir Khusro tradition of Sufi style singing to 30 generations for centuries now.

Art Beat


From January 24, SITA cultural centre, 22, Candappa Mudaliar Street, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Simple landscapes and portraits come alive in watercolours with artist Senthil Kumar’s brush at SITA cultural centre’s exhibition opening today.


Behind bricks

Till January 25, Citadine Centre of Art, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (closed on Sundays)

See the walls of Jodhpur’s historic old town through the eyes of photographer Jean-Pierre Muller ‘Jodhpur’s Today’s Murals’, an exhibition.


Rickshaw makeover

Till March 1, Café des Arts, Rue Suffren.

Always wanted to give an old rickshaw a snazzy makeover? Café des Arts invites designers and artists to submit designs for its ‘Pimp my rickshaw’ contest. A rickshaw at the café will be customised according to the winning entry and showcased for a year, promoting the artist’s work.


Small wonder

Till February 13, Old Distillery, Beach Road.

Franco-Ukrainian photographer Olya Morvan captures many facets of realities in ‘Children of Faith’, a photography exhibition, supported by Puducherry Tourism. The exhibition is open and free to all.’

Season’s sketches

Till January 29, TASMAI cultural centre, Advocate Chinna Tambi Street, Kuruchikuppam, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Spot ceramicware, watercolours, metal sculptures and photographs that make up Shilpataru’s 2014 calendar at the ongoing exhibition. Inspired by the five elements of nature, the calendar is priced at Rs. 150 and available at Splendour, Senteur (the Ashram Scent Department), Focus Book Shop, The Promenade Hotel and TASMAI.

Sport the Tricolour

Handcrafted leather bags by Holi come with India inspired designs at the end of season sale. Buy two and get 20 percent off on the second bag or buy three and get thirty per cent discount on the third. Select merchandise have a 50 per cent discount. The offer is valid till January 31 across Holii exclusive stores including Casablanca.

Gourmet Trail

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Till January 26, Atithi Hotel, S.V. Patel Salai, dinner

Spice up this weekend feasting on traditional Andhra recipes recreated by a master chef from Nellore at the Andhra Food festival.

For details, call 90030 43217 or 0413- 2345000

Kakinada kitchen

Till January 26, Hotel Accord, Dinner

Travel to Kakinada just by biting into the region’s signature delicacies like Pesarattu and the Kakinada Kaja at the food festival this weekend.

For details call 0413-2299000

Only bread

Till January 26, Café Ole (next to Zuka), Mission Street.

How exciting can bread get? Find out at the 100 variations Café Ole has come up with. Taste the tantalising flavours packed between six different types of bread.

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