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CURRENT NEWS
Tamil Heritage Trust - Monthly Heritage Talk - "Monolithic PIllars in India" by Dr S Krishnamurthy.....Read more

Tamil Heritage Trust - Monthly Heritage Talk - "Early Medieval Temples of Eastern India" by Dr Sudipa Ray Bandyopadhyay... Read more

Bhagavata Mela Vidyalaya pays homage to it's founder and Guru, Melattur Late Sri S Natarajan in Satchidanandha Nataraja Samarpana Mela...Read more

Tamil Heritage Trust - Monthly Heritage Talk, "Rock Art of Central India" by Dr Meenakshi Dubey-Pathak... Read more

Dr G Sankaranarayanan will deliver the Award Lecture on "வரலாற்றுப் போக்கில் சைவம்" ("Saivism in History") in Tamil at 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, September 4, 2021
Dr.G.Sankaranarayanan, Professor of Sahitya, National University of Sanskrit, Tirupati, is the Winner of the THT-Prof. S Swaminathan Heritage Award for 2021.....Details

Tamil Heritage Trust - Monthly Heritage Talk,  Dr Kumud Kanitkar speaks on 'Evolution of Iconography in Maharashtra'....Details

Rudreswara Temple also known as Ramappa temple, located at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal in the state of Telangana was certified by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Read more at india-info.org

Webinar by Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation, MOHINI - The Temptress, An interpretation by Prof. Vasudha Narayanan...Read more

Organised by gallery g - hybrid exhibition - An Uncommon Canvas by Priya Gaekwar from July 20-August 7, 2021...Read more

Indian Contemporary Artist Prabhakar Pachpute Wins Artes Mundi Prize

Tamil Heritage Trust - Talk, 'Temple Architecture of Kerala: An Overview', by Dr Preeta Nayar ...Details

A special online Mexican Film Festival

Inviting Nominations for the THT-Prof S Swaminathan Heritage Award 2021

The Twelfth KALASAGAR AWARDS for exemplary contribution in the field of traditional performing arts for the year 2021 as selected through nominations received from art connoisseurs.

Tamil Heritage Trust - Talk, 'Watercraft in Early Tamil Literature and Inscriptions', by Dr V Selvakumar explores references to different types of watercraft in Tamil literature and inscriptions at 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, June 5, 2021  (talk  in English)...Details

World Children Conference by Ozay Gunsel  Children University....Details

A special documentary titled 'Raja Ravi Varma: Preserving A Masterís Glory' by Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation on restoration and preservation of the artistís work on the occasion of Raja Ravi Varmaís 173rd birth anniversary.

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) invites applications for Workshops, Residencies, Seminars Under its Arts Practice programme
Applications can be sent any time during the year...Details

Tamil Heritage Trust's Monthly Heritage Talk for May 2021 - "Rare Architectural Forms in Temples of Karnataka" - some of the intriguing architectural forms found in the temples of Karnataka described by eminent archaeologist and academician, Dr.M.S.Krishna Murthy at 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, May 1, 2021. ...Details

April 18th, is World Heritage Day and Tamil Heritage Trust launches Aalamar Avai (ஆலமர் அவை)...Details

Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation in association with Red Panda (an imprint of Westland Publications) - a moderated session on April 23, 2021 with Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan, whose childrenís book Prince With A Paintbrush: The Story of Raja Ravi Varma was released recently.

Tamil Heritage Trust's Monthly Heritage Talk  (in English) for April 2021 titled "The Glorious Heritage of the Godavari" the speaker, Sreemathi Ramnath
on Saturday, April 3, 2021,5.30 pm IST...Details

Bhagavata Mela Natya Nataka Sangam, Melattur, announces the 81st Year of BHAGAVATA  MELA  NATAKA MAHOTSAV in connection with Sri Narasimha Jayanti Vasantotsav, under the guidance of S.Kumar, younger brother of late Melattur S.Natarajan. May 24 - 31, 2021 Melattur, Tamilnadu

India Foundation for the Art (IFA) in collaboration with Craft Revival Trust (CRT) is working on a book on the Kasuti embroidery tradition of Karnataka, supported by Infosys Foundation and invite embroidery lovers to share archival photos/paintings/family portraits for this publication...Details

Tamil Heritage Trust's Monthly Heritage Talk for March 2021 titled "Lords of the Dakshinapatha: Satavahanas", Dr Manjiri Bhalerao ...Details

SGMF presents The Masters & The Modern, An Amalgamation of the Old & New World Classics from February 27, 2021 to March 10, 2021...Details

Play distorts; Toy distracts - A course offered by ekfoundation to enable the journey of re-discovering what truly children are...Details

Promising Artistes Series - 12 February 2021 | 6:30 pm, Experimental Theatre, Mumbai - Krushna Salunke (pakhawaj), Aparajita Chakraborty (dhrupad)...Details

Tamil Heritage Trust's Monthly Heritage Talk for February 2021 is titled "Digging Deep: Exploring Prehistory in Tamil Nadu" At 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The talk will be in English....Details

Seemantani Sharma (Doctoral Researcher, University of Technology Sydney - Faculty of Law) is conducting a research on the legal rights of Bharatanatyam dancers, calling Bharatanatyam dancers to fill a survey which will take around 10-15 minutes to complete. The aim of this research is to ultimately help Bharatanatyam dancers. The survey link

Minnidum 50 - rare collections of Tamil melodies - songs from 30s/40s/50s/60s and 70s - on air from TRICHY FM, every thursday between 9 and 10 PM
S K Raja: rajask2007@gmail.com ; 09886230924   

Kutty Kahani - Eternal Stories - Young Story Tellers, Produced & Presented by Natyarambha

Tamil Heritage Trust - Hampi: The Rise, The Glory and the Fall of Vijayanagar, Talk in English by historian Dr Chithra Madhavan, rescheduled to 5.30 pm, Saturday, Jan 9th

Chennai December Season 2020-21 (Online concerts)

Andal's Garden presented by Anita Ratnam and narthaki.com

Padma Awards 2021


SHARING MY LEARNING PROCESS
18 Sep 2021
Lotus garland models in Tanjore painting - colour

24 Aug 2021
Lotus garland models in Tanjore painting - b/w outline sketch

22 Aug 2021
Kerala Mural - Face


TEMPLES
13 Oct 2021
Vathanyeswarar temple - Mayiladuthurai, Tamilnadu

1 Mar 2021
Arunajadeswarar temple, Thirupananthal, Tamilnadu


SLOKAMS

Slokams on Anjaneya (Hanuman)


DESIGNS/PATTERNS FOR TRANSFER
17 Oct 2021
Design for embroidery / painting Design for embroidery / painting

16 Oct 2021
Design for embroidery / painting Design for embroidery / painting
15 Oct 2021


13 Oct 2021


Mar 2021




PAINTINGS
Jul 2021

Laxmi Meher - Pattachitra Tussar paintings


Manisha Meher - Pattachitra Tussar paintings

Mar 2021

Sketches by Sathyabama


Digital paintings by Sumathi

Feb 2021

Sketches by Varshiny


Digital painting by Sivakumar


ILLUSTRATIONS IN TAMIL MAGAZIENS
8 Feb 2021

Illustrations in Sakthi Vikatan by Aras, Shyam, Maruti


SNIPPETS
Snippets section has been moved to india-info.org


ARTICLES
18 Feb 2021
Raga Therapy: The Divine Healing Power of Indian Classical Music
by Reema Krishnan

 
PILLARS OF INDIA TODAY
Hailed by PM Modi for lake cleanup, 72 year old divyang man Rajappan wants to continue his solo effort - Times of India, 6 Feb 21


Old Tamizh Film songs - Lyrics
Oct 2021
annan kaattiya vazhiyamma - Padithal Mattum Podhuma (1962)
Yaarai nambi naan porandhen - Enga oor Raja (1968)
pon ondru kanden - Padithal Mattum Podhuma (1962)

Sep 2021
Marudha malaiyaane... - Thunaivan (1969)
sandhipomaa indru sandhipoma - Chitthi (1966)
thedinen vandhadhu - Ooty varai uravu (1967)
ullathil nalla ullam - Karnan (1964)
iravum nilavum valaratume - Karnan (1964)

Aug 2021
mannukku maram baaramaa - Thai pirandhal vazhi pirakum (1958)

nilaiyaana inbam manavaalan anbe - Ratha Paasam (1954) - MLV
iraivan edroru kavigyan - Yaen (1970)
sodhanai mel sodhanai - Thanga Padhakkam (1974)
agaramudhala ezhuthellaam - Saraswathi Sabadham (1966)
Thiruchendoorin kadalorathil Senthilnaathan - Dheivam (1972)


RESOURCES / LINKS
Oct 2021
Sangeeta Sudha
English translation of Carnatic lyrics by by Damodara Rao Dasu

25 Sep 2021
puratattva.in
Indian History and Architecture

15 Jul 2021
Site featuring some of Saint Arunagirinathar's creations.
mymuruga.com

16 Feb 2021
Sankaran Namboodiri's Top Keertans, Concerts & Bhajans
youtube.com/playlist

Miniature Paintings of India - Explore the Delicacy and Detailing of Art
by Kapil Gurjargour, Art Udaipur

Indian Art Zone - Everyone can find something they will love, from graffiti, street art to fine art; from small to giant artwork.