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Hodge-podge of History, Mystery, and Diversity of India (and lots of pictures)

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Somewhere in India
Village of Kokkare Belluru, 1984
Village Life in India
Ganesh Festival
Lord Ganesh in Indian Art

Ganesh on Fabric Design
Ganapati in Indian Art
Floral Design Themes
Bracket slabs carved into beautiful maidens

Erotic Paintings of India
Fair skinned man and a dark skinned woman make love. Detail from a painting in Tumkur
Erotic Arts of India
Pictures of Honnavar
Picture of Rama Temple
Ten Citizen's Monastery ("Dha Janale Mutha"), Honavar

The jewelry of kings of Mysore
Royal Jewels
Royal Jewels
The jewelry of Mysore Maharaja
Federal authorities seized them from being smuggled outside the country in 1989 when these were photographed.

Snake charmer, sculpture from Bhatkal temple
Circa 14th century
Snake Charmer
Konkani Brahmin Priest
Brahman Priest, Goa

Lord Indra Riding His Eight Trunked Elephant, Airavat
Jaina mural, Shravanabelagola, 19th century
Mysore Traditional Painting
Konkani Muslims
Hearty Smile of a Nawayati Muslim Lady
Village of Herangadi, Uttara Kannada

Himalayan Labourers, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Himalayan Laborors Carrying Hay
Woman Handwashing Clothes
Indian Woman Hand-washing the Clothes

A Woman Belonging to Halakki Tribe
Women of India
Pumpkin Hat
Man in Pumpkin hat

Krishna and the Witch Putana
Painted temple art, Venugopal Temple, Malleswaram
Killing of Putana
Masks of India
A Tribal Mask

A Tribal Mask of India
Masks of India
Temple Arts of India
Two Headed Bird Ganda-berunda
Detail from Garudasthambha temple pillar, Konkani Math, Goa

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The Ants and I
Kamat narrates his experiences of living with ants in a rural town of West Bengal.

The Muslim Girls and I
Essay on the subtleties of caste and religion, of boys and girls, and the gap in between.

A Konkani Book of 1904
Digital scan of a rare Konkani book containing Konkani renditions of Purandaradasa's devotional songs.

India Trip 2005
Notes, anecdotes and pictures of Vikas Kamat's India trip during the year 2005.

India Trip 2006
Pictures and tales of visit to India during February of 2006.

Jog Falls, 1947
Kamat's adventure and photography began long before the website.

Taj MahalTaj Mahal, 350
Enjoy these beautiful pictures of Taj Mahal on the famous building's 350th birthday.

How I wrote 'Gita-Rahasya'
Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak writes that "Gita does not preach renunciation". He says Gita preaches action, and asks everyone to study Gita for its philosophical beauty.

Welcome to India!
An introduction to the complexity and diversity of Indian society and culture.

Who was Buddha?
A brief biography of Gautam Buddha and introduction to his important teachings.

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