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INDIA my Tamil Nadu

India Tamil Nadu, the land of the Tamils is the southern-most India state of Tamil Nadu is bordered by Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.India Tamil Nadu has had continuous human habitation since pre-historic times. Its long India history and Indian cultural traditions are among the oldest in India and the world. The ancient Indian Tamil kingdoms of Chera, Chola, Pallava and Pandya are of very ancient origins. They patronised a mature India culture which produced some of the oldest surviving Indian literature in India.Colonised by the East India Company, India Tamil Nadu was eventually incorporated into the Madras Presidency. After the independence of India, the India Madras State was created in 1956 based on India linguistic boundaries. The name of the Madras State was changed to Tamil Nadu in the year 1969. The politics of India Tamil Nadu has been dominated by DMK and AIADMK, who are of the Indian Dravidian movement which agitated demanding concessions for the 'Dravidian' population of India Tamil Nadu. Lying on a low plain along the Indian southeastern coast of the Indian peninsula, Tamil Nadu is bounded by the India Eastern Ghats in the north and Nilgiri, Annamalai Hills, and Palakkad on the west. The state has large fertile areas along the Indian Coromandel coast, the Palk strait, and the Gulf of Mannar. The fertile plains of India Tamil Nadu are fed by rivers such as Kaveri, Palar, and Vaigai, and by the northeast monsoon. Traditionally a manufacturing Indian state, Tamil Nadu is also a leading producer of agricultural products.The sixth most populous state in the Indian Union, Tamil Nadu has the largest Indian urban agglomeration nationwide. Increases in literacy have caused India Tamil Nadu to report the second lowest growth in population in India for the last decade. Globalisation brought increased export opportunities, making India Tamil Nadu the fifth largest economy among the states of India. In spite of all these TN has the most number of HIV positives in India declared in 2007.The growing demands for skilled labour have caused the increased number of educational institutions in India Tamil Nadu. It has the highest number of vocational training institutions in India. India Chennai, which was known until 1996 as Madras, is the fourth largest city of India and the state capital. Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Salem and Tirunelveli are other large cities (Corporations) of India Tamil Nadu.The art and culture of Tamils are among the oldest in India and the world. Great literature, music, dance and architecture have evolved from India Tamil Nadu over the past two millennia. India Tamil Nadu provided the cradle in which the rich musical tradition of India Carnatic music evolved. Many of the great composers such as Tyagaraja lived and flourished in India Tamil Nadu.India

Enjoy the colors of joy for life, the friendship and much more .... values that we seem to have lost in our paradise ?
My personal choice out of 20 years visiting Tamil Nadu, enjoy ...

Links to India Tamil Nadu : Portraits - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - Mamallapuram - Madurai - Info Tamil Nadu
Village Square Lorry parts Murrukku
Lorries in the night A Tamil Man The Red Umbrella
Parotha II Art Deco Getting coco
Shivaratri Holy Men Sweeping the rice On a Tamil bus I
Sun breaking through thunder clouds Cupper pot Lines of life
The coalman Karuppu alagana Till the last drop ...
Are You ever gonna make it like him ? Offerings and devotion Bleaching
Daily water Enjoy your old days ... And now it's enough !
My cocoon Pumpkins Playing the Cymbals
This little mother ... Elderly Winnowing the Rice
The Stone cutter A silent encounter .... Turmeric
She will fix it ! Mother's care A first Tamil lesson
Put  your finger in your ear The Blue Man Fishing
Guard of the Mosque As sun strokes ...... It's Independence Day !
What would India be without women ? I want to ride my byke Two rickshaws for the price of one
Money Make hay while the sun shines ... Learn young, learn fair.
I'm a little girl ..... Glass Onion White Landscape II
In between lines Local cell Daydreamer
She will take care of you ! Back to school Police work.
Who is looking at who ? Looooook ...... ! Jallikattu Spectator
Lightening a bidi Dreams carried by his hero .... From behind her tiles
It's been a hard days work ... The bullock cart Do you sop also ?
Painting with light Shy wondering eyes The girlfriend from next door ...
3 ages, 3 ways to go ... Dancing in the streets ..... Reading glasses
Birds of different feathers Holy smoke !!! Rice Harvest
A Tea ,   a Bidi and Cricket Countryside Yanaimalai Narasingam
Watching time .... A star on the moon A sweet heavenly dream.
On the way to glory ... dreams come true The Balance Nadpu
Here comes the sun ... A refreshing bath It's a hard days work ....
Morning dew Holy Flame The busstand
Thimmanatham |YummmmmmmmmmmY| Coconuts are real sellers ....
Nirwana ... that makes the world going round. Tubes
Owl Life on the streat. Mother of Ochu
Empty Tiffan box Bargaining the price Sweeping the street
The gold of Tamil Nadu Like a statue Yellow cupper kettles.
Joy Idli How was this possible ?
Please, don't  .... For generations to come ..... Kodai Road
Crocodile Tears A minute later ... A photographer
Watching .... Soap White
Vaigai River Rainy The cloud blower Tea is served
Frame your God Early morning light. HOMAM
The Enlightenment The night blower Sunset at Thiruparangkundram
Magalier, magalier, magalier .... Yanai asirwatham Going up in smoke.
Old is gold. () Kannier Bakthi Old is gold.
White landscape Catamarans after sundown ... Clouds closing in.
Room for one more ? The load man Sadhu
Thannier Emancipation .... Getting water
Kodaikanal above the clouds. As red stripes fade away ...... Don't touch my mothers food.
Meenakshi Temple at dusk One last pray .... Into the sea
Purple fury ... Policemen, your friends How to eat a guava ?
Rice fields Would you be happy ? The Family - The Religion
Having a haircut New boats ... donated by ... You are so beautiful ....
Itcham Husband and wife Look at me
A walk after charity Selvam Twinkeling Eyes
Private entrance of Chettinad Palace Good morning Mamallapuram Madurai, here I come
... do behave yourself on stage ! Dancing with wolves. Meenakshi Tank
Meenakshi Temple Golden Lotus Siva Gopuram
On the edge of clouds. Students Sunset leaving Mangulam
Baratha Nadyan Krishna's Butterball My place to beg at Spencer Plaza
Poongal Rice is life Bharata Natyam
Old Fisherman Will you still need me .... Mahishasura
Tea at the Five Rathas the Exterminator Buy my tissues ...
Vaigai River - stormy weather Laundry Comb the river
Income Hall Devotion Gajasura vadha murthy
Lifelong smile Diwali - Divali - Deepavali Endearing pray
North Gopuram at sundown Thousand Pillar Hall North Gopuram
Dancing Boys Nadaswaram My Kolam, a daily task
Desolation Making his account Nike
Broken leg The cow said : Don't look at my bump ! Put out the light , man ...
Take a dive Warming up together Panoramic view
Winding Road The farm Withering age
Kolliwood , talk of the day ... Road to nowhere. A minute before
Show or devotion ? Dhandapani Murugan Temple Nightlife in Madurai
Where is my coffee ? Handicapped ? Beeda
A rickshaw dream in rose Chettinad Palace: Central courtyard Shells
Cape Comorin Thiruvalluvar Vivekananda  Rock
Hands on parotta Cow shed Cow dung
The newspaper Final transaction A City Streetscape
A late breakfast The man between his cauliflowers ... Dettes
Women & Water Thirumalai Nayak Palace Yanai Malai
Joyful rice harvest. Colors to Allah ! The coolest house in the village
Rainboy Countryside of Timmanatham The Lime Man
A Farmer Tamil hospitality Thiruparangkundram lake
Enlightened Rice Harvest The Jump
Pride Milking Sandy plains
Maawathum Handsome ? The Rice Load Man
Drying the rice Winnowing ... A smile on a white wall
Serene purity A bumper crop Savings for God
Tamarind Mungalam village Mangulam Village
Twilight On the edge of light