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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

Kutty Kutchery Festival 2023
(Dec 15 - 24, 2023)
conducted by Rasoham founded by Laasya Narasimhachari, the daughter and disciple of Gurus Narasimhachari & Vasanthalakshmi.
10 alternate and intimate venues across Chennai showcasing 10 performative conversations across genres by artists, including classical, folk, contemporary dance, music, and theater.

Kattaikkuttu Sangam's Mahabharata Festival 2023
October 7 to December 9, 2023

every Saturday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm at the Kattaikkuttu Sangam, Punjarasantankal Village near Kanchipuram
10 Mahabharata performances by a cast of talented young and senior performers of the Kattaikkuttu Sangam, including representatives of the first generation of women performers.
 Kattaikkuttu Sangam's Mahabharata Festival 2023

ON Stage is the NCPA's official monthly magazine
NCPA - ON Stage - Dec 2023, Volume 13, Issue 5

  Tamil film song Lyrics
Velli kizhamai vidiyum velai - Nee (1965)
ninaithadhai nadathiye mudippavan - Nam Naadu (1969)
kaadhal enbadhu eduvarai - Paadha Kanikkai (1962)

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