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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.
The article, an excerpt from the introduction to the book "The Art and Architecture of India" by Benjamin Rowland puts it all in a nutshell.

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Chennai December Margazhi Music / Dance Season 2023 - 2024




Padma Awards 2024
The Union government on Jan 25, 2024 released the list of winners of the Padma Awards 2024,
conferred by the Govt of India, to recognize contributions in various fields.
The list comprises 5 Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 110 Padma Shri Awards.
30 of the awardees are women.
The list also includes 8 persons from the category of Foreigners / NRI / PIO / OCI and 9 Posthumous awardees.



34th Performing Arts Festival of the Kattaikkuttu Sangam
34th Performing Arts Festival of the Kattaikkuttu Sangam



NCPA - Living Traditions: Festival of Jharkhand
NCPA - Living Traditions: Festival of Jharkhand

8 & 9 March 2024 at Experimental Theatre ... Read more



Aquaterra - Trips for March 2024 ...Read more
Aquaterra - Trips for March 2024



ON Stage is the NCPA's official monthly magazine
NCPA - ON Stage - Feb 2024, Volume 13, Issue 7



  Tamil film song Lyrics
kuthu vilakkeria...vaaraadhiruppaano - Pachai Vilakku (1964)
velli panimalaiyin meedhulaavuvom - Kappalottiya Thamizhan (1961)
thaneer vitto valarthom Sarvesa - Kappalottiya Thamizhan (1961)
kaathirupaan kamala Kannan - Uthama Puthiran (1958)
anbe amudhe - Uthamaputhiran (1958)
Raaman eththanai raamanadi - Lakshmi Kalyanam (1968)
kaettadhum koduppavane Krishnaa Krishnaa  - Deiva Magan (1969)
nalladhor veenai seidhe - Varumaiyin niram sivappu (1980)



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