India is a
land of diverse cultures. The variations in physical, climatic conditions
and the extent of exposure to other cultures have greatly influenced the
traditions and culture of the different regions. There is an underlying
basic factor common to the whole of India, with variations in the practices
based on their local needs and influences. Further, the greatness
of India has been in accepting the best from all the invaders and intermingling
the new customs and styles with the existing - this is visible in all aspects
- music, dance, painting, sculptures, architecture.
is a non-commercial site, wherein I attempt to collect and provide information
on all topics relating to Indian art, culture and tradition in my spare
has been collected & compiled from books, media, professionals in the
related fields. My thanks to all those who have helped me in this
I am from Chennai,
Tamilnadu, South India. My mother tongue is Tamil, and as such there
are several Tamil words used in the site. Wherever possible, I have
tried to provide an explanation for the terms.
I am aware
that there are several important topics that I have not covered, but this
is not out of indifference to the subject. I try to add information
on a regular basis.
I am involved in designing & hosting web initiatives for diverse
interest groups. & am interested in creating artefacts, sketching,