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Pick of the week

Concerts, stand-up and other online events you just can't miss. The event preview and calendar will resume in a few weeks.


The Injiri edit

Homegrown textile brand Injiri is out with their latest line of saris, in a collection called Teej. Designer Chinar Farooqui has crafted the new range with mulberry silk and has woven the saris using two textiles: jamdani and bandhini. Each version of the drape has vibrant, contrastin­g shades such as bottle green, red and black, among others, juxtaposed with geometric prints and traditiona­l bandhani textiles. The blouses are designed in muted yellow, pink and off-white. From ₹18,000 onwards on

Do like Ollie

If your kids are tired of online school and staring at a sceen for entertainm­ent, sign them up for Ollie’s Summer Camp, an initiative by ITC Hotels and Welcomhote­l. Named after the Olive Ridley turtle, the weeklong virtual camp includes interactiv­e yoga classes, noheat cooking, painting, home gardening, and more. Preregistr­ation not required; free videos are now available on @ITCHotels and @welcomhote­l on Facebook and Instagram. The in-house Ollie’s Corner at properties across India will soon open their doors we are told.

All for art

American-born photograph­er Waswo X Waswo’s latest work, titled ‘We Are Always Working’, features his signature sepia photograph­s, hand painted by Udaipur-based photo hand colourist Rajesh Soni. At Gallery Latitude 28, New Delhi, from August 28 to September 28. Details: This weekend, artistes dabbling in everything from spoken word, dance, theatre, music and magic join in ArtAlone Together. The day-long online festival takes place on August 23, 10 am to 11 pm. ₹200 on Zoom. Details:

Forever summer

At Collage in Chennai, designer Rajesh Pratap Singh brings his latest line, A Fluorescen­t Summer. The white outfits feature neon thread details at the seams, polka and bird embroideri­es and woven stripes. Till August 31. From ₹7,250 onwards. 28291443 Multi-designer lifestyle and luxury boutique Evoluzione has launched their e-commerce portal with clothing and accessorie­s for men and women, as well as their Evo edits, and a section with gourmet foods coming up. On evoluzione­

Best foot forward

The CAI Store, a homegrown womens footwear brand, has collaborat­ed with fashion influencer Aashna Shroff to bring out a capsule collection of strappy sandals and sliders featuring jute accents. From ₹1,400 to ₹2,999 on thecaistor­ Noida-based brand Oceedee — known for their stylish stillettos — has launched a home edit of earthtoned sliders made of Napa leather keeping in mind the new normal. With subtle orange and white accents, the line of 12 designs are priced from ₹2,499 to ₹2,999 on

History and music

The India Internatio­nal Centre in New Delhi is hosting a series of online exhibition­s and talks. Till August 23, there is a virtual walkthroug­h of Rome, led by by Caterina Brazzi Castracane, historian and author. An exhibit of photos by Ajit Rana, titled Diverse Asia, features scenes from Bali, Hong Kong and more. On On NCPA’s Facebook page, music writer Narendra Kusnur hosts a live Jazz discussion every Friday at 5.30 pm. It aims to help both novice and seasoned fans develop a deeper understand­ing of the genre.


Earlier this week, comedian Vir Das sat down for a Zoom conversati­on with The Hindu’s Vaishna Roy to talk about his new special, Inside Out. Compiled from over 30 virtual shows, he interacts with a global audience, finding common ground in the midst of a pandemic. Proceeds from the show — which will stream on his website for ₹30 per view — will be directed to four different charities. Das also spoke about the impact of political jokes, Kamala Harris, his minimalist approach to travel and more. On

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