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Ready for the "Vaingana Bharta"
Brinjals and Tomato are popular vegetables in a Konkani kitchen
Konkani Cooking
Pictures of India
Rush Hour in Jaipur

Amar Sagar, Jain Temple
Pictures of India
Pictures of India
Jalsaimer Fort

Facades at Painted Village
Indian Designs
Pictures of India
Elephants Used for Visitors
Amber Palace, Jaipur

Lake Palace, Udaipur
Pictures of India
Pictures of India
Cattle in the Streets
Udaipur, Rajasthan

Tribal Tattoes
Indian Designs
Stamps of India
The Bhil Tribe
Stamp honoring the Bhils

Prehistoric Design
Indian Designs
Indian Designs
Geometrical Floral Design

Geometrical Design
Indian Designs
Faces of India
Common and Uncommon People of India

Members of the Yellamma Cult
Notice the instrument Chowdike in their hands
India Picture Database
V.N.O`key Collection
Martyrdom of Vasant Rao Hegishte and Rajab Ali Lakhani
Ahmedabad,1946

Praja Socialist Party National Conference
Poona, 1958,
V.N.Okeys collection
V.N.Okeys collection
Punjab Satyagraha 1957
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First convention of Praja Socialist Party
Allahabad PSP Conference
V.N.Okeys collection
V.N.Okeys collection
Vasantrao Hegishte
Pen and ink drawing,

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Points to Ponder
Hidden underneath the contents of Kamat's Potpourri are some fascinating pointers to life's most difficult questions. Some are the opinions of sages and saints, and some are those of the most common people you will find on the streets of India

SculpturesSculptures of India
This section at Kamat's Potpourri is the largest single source you will find on the sculptures of India. Kamat has photographed and studied them since his teenage years and amassed an unbelievable collection on the topic.

Make Your Own PhotoQuilts
If you have seen and admired our PhotoQuilts, now you can make your own! Convert a favorite photograph of yourself or your child into a stunning PhotoQuilt using our photographs.

Palanquins in Medieval Indian Art
The palanquins were used by ancient Indians for traveling both short and long distances. The hand-carried palanquins provided an efficient mode of transportation for the women, the rich, and across rough terrain.

Hoysala Temples of Belur
Kamat writes that the temples of Belur exhibit a joyous exuberance of fancy, scorning mechanical refrain. "All that is wild in human faith or warm in feelings is found portrayed in these temples".

Of Men, Women and Neuters
Learn about the transvestites in India known as the Hijras and how they are different from the Jogappas practicing the Yellamma cult. While at it, see pictures of cross dressing in Indian theater.

Muslims in IndiaIndian Muslims
There are 180 million practicing Muslims in India. A photographic exhibit depicting a cross section of Indian Muslim communities; includes pictures of Daldis, Navayatis, and Islamic mystics.

Colors of India
Are you one of those who felt our site lacks color? While it is true that most of our showbox content is in black and white, we bring you this delightful presentation on colors of India.

Marikamba Goddess
The temple of goddess Marikamba in the town of Sirsi is a splendid example of syncretic evolution of tribal and so called brahminical customs and rituals, befitting Hindu ethos.

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.

Extreme Vehicles
Most Hindu Gods have their own vehicles that they use to go about their tasks and responsibilities. We bring you this fascinating exhibition of pictures from Indian mythologies.

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