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Workshop on painting

WANT TO pick up the threads of Bastar's famed tribal paintings? The National Folklore Support Centre in association with the Government Museum, Chennai, is conducting a workshop on May 14, as part of its series on Visual Art Traditions of India. The paintings of Bastar which reflect the life of the tribals were originally done freehand with natural colours. The workshop will be conducted by artists from Kondagaon. There will also be an exhibition-cum-sale of the artists' works at Amethyst, Padmavathi Road, Jeypore Colony, Gopalapuram, on May 16 and 17. For details contact: 2450553 or 2448589.

For craft lovers

CAMPS, CAMPS and more camps. But the creative urge of children and adults has hardly been satiated. Keeping this in mind, Dakshinachitra has many programmes in the offing. A one-day creative camp will be held for children (six to 14 years) on May 4, 11, 18 and 25. For those interested in embroidery, a workshop on its basics will be held on May 14 and 21. Chettinad beadwork will be the thrust of a workshop on May 11 and 12, while the art of handmade paper will be the focus of a workshop on May 19. Go ahead, romance the crafts this vacation. For details contact: 4462435 or 4918943.

Punjabi fiesta

THERE IS sweet news for those who love Punjabi delicacies. Sardar Sweety Singh is back by popular demand at Sagari, the rooftop restaurant and Peshawri, the place with a North-west frontier feel at Chola Sheraton. Sweety Singh is all set to tickle your tastebuds by dishing out an exciting Punjabi spread in a matching ambience ( a la carte lunch at Peshawri and dinner buffet at Sagari, Rs. 425 plus taxes). Now, that's what we call Punjab on a platter!

Beauty notes

AYURVEDIC BODY massage using rare herbs and medicated oils, special pedicure for cracked heals and special treatment for pimples and hair problems... Well these are only some of the services offered by Lavendor, the centre for health and beauty at 6, Padmavathi Road, Gopalapuram, Phone: 8311306. Unique bridal make-up with guidance on grooming, hair cutting and styling and a host of aroma treatments by experts are some of the other attractions at the 3,000 sq ft. aesthetically done-up parlour.

Keen on stargazing?

IT PROMISES to be an exciting journey through the realm of astronomy. The Prakriti Foundation, will feature Dr. Nirupama Raghavan, former director, Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi at a session on May 3, 7.00 p.m., at Amethyst, Sundar Mahal, Gopalapuram, phone 8203582. Dr. Nirupama will share her thoughts on her "search for ancient astronomical observations in India" with guided stargazing.

Ecology education

IT WILL be a camp of a different kind. This time round, it will be the teachers who will be taught! The Students' Exnora Programme is organising a National Teachers Training Programme on 'Environment Education' on May 4 to 6. Teachers from schools as far apart as Cochin and Jaipur will interact with well-known environmentalists from Chennai, on various ecological hazards. The seminar will be held at Samvit Sagar Trust, 3/49, Sudhanandapuram, East Coast Road, Uthandi (Ph: 4490338).

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