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INDIA Tamil Nadu 2006

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

Archives of 2006      Colors for joy ...

Links to India Tamil Nadu : Your Favorites - Portraits - 2007 - 2005 - 2004 - Mamallapuram - Madurai - Info Tamil Nadu

Good morning Mamallapuram the Exterminator ... do behave yourself on stage !
Husband and wife Working at evening glow Rice is life
Fixing the Fence Life fading away in the shade New boats ... donated by ...
Into the sea On top of the waves Repairing nets
The Jump Into the bull's den Jallikattu Spectator
A Tamil Flower Trapped Do you wanna dance ?
A perfect catch Another catch A fraction of a second later
Touchdown Purple fury ... Jallikattu - Taming he bull
Jallikattu - Taming he bull Jallikattu - Taming he bull Yanai asirwatham
Garlic Sari Salesgirl Lazy weekend
Handicapped ? Beeda Reading glasses
The newspaper Sleep ... sleep on ... Aravani II
Between lemmons The Lime Man The Lime Man
The Cocunut Woman The potato loadman The banana flower woman
Final transaction Peeling beans A late breakfast
Holy smoke !!! Sparkling juwels The man between his cauliflowers ...
Banana leafs The load man Local cell
Do you sop also ? Look at me Kolam
Comb the river Karrapu ennai Shiny clean
Home Cooking. Lonely Hearts Club Band Girls, girls, girls
Kaval thalaivalli illai Magalier, magalier, magalier .... A Tamil Beauty
Marching Peeping fan Kudiyaarasu vaalthugal
In Line Glass Onion New Looks of the Meenakshi Temple
Holy Flame A pray Incensed
Endearing pray Hair Style Lifelong smile
HOMAM The Horn Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal
The Balance Intens Listener Lady in Green
Yellow Mellow St Marys Church Itcham
Brushes North Gopuram Nightlife in Madurai
Where is my coffee ? Kashmir Shop Nirwana
Having a haircut Having a haircut Crates
Retired The Love of Siva and Parvati A Rickshaw man
A rickshaw dream in rose Parotha II North Gopuram at sundown
Tiles Carrying Tiles Loading the lorry
Ayainar Kovil Blessings Boys
Small boy, big dreams. A Tea ,   a Bidi and Cricket The girlfriend from next door ...
Treshing the rice Local Farmer Sweeping the rice
Super Strong Tea Time Koku
Cowherding Winnowing the Rice Winnowing ...
A bumper crop Tamil Gold Old lady winnowing
Students Soap Maawathum
Back to school A Farmer Papayas
Rice Harvest Make hay while the sun shines ... Blistering dry sun
Milking Women & Water Wasti
Tears of Devotion Kannier Bakthi Looking at life on the street ...
Puja Little angels Offerings and devotion
An empty look Alms never make poor Serene purity
Nandi Vedaradha Temple in Thiruvadavur Water
A sunny smile Morning coffee, morning news Cow shed
Kaale Wanakkam Surian News Joy
Carpenters Auto-rickshaws ..... Elderly
Mirrors .... Bargening A rickshaw man
The  Band Sign language Cricket
The Spin Bowler Here comes the sun ... Tea is served
Yanaimalai Narasingam On the road to Madappuram ... Shy wondering eyes
A quarrel Sandy plains Enlightened
Memories Weaving Baskets Patchwork
A devine sleep The eye of God The bullock cart
Handsome ? Trust Pride
Men hanging around Granite The quarryman
The explosion The Stone cutter Yanai Malai
Toys for children Lorry parts A turkey look
Sprockets Baskets A first Tamil lesson
Milling Transmission Belts Lakshmi
Her local kitchen Load man Drying the rice
The Rice Load Man Grandma Banana leafs
Local Hairdresser Fishing My cocoon
Threads Broken .... Pechiamman Temple
A smile on a white wall Pottu The Loom
View over the Vaigai River Crossing After work
Rinsing off the soap Soap From behind her tiles
At the loom Thangai Kutirai Workshop
The local cycle repairman Cupper pot A fine smile
Washing up Ironing Setting up the loom
Bricklayer The Loom Veeda's
Devote Early morning market Peaceful Mind
Sweeping the street Sweet Dreams A healthy old man
After work A City Streetscape Carrying Tiles
Sleeping tricycle man Watch the watch maker Murrukku
Naked hooked on ... Lorries in the night Hindu or Muslim
Waiting on the bus to start its journey Tell me would you be happy .... A fan of palmleaf ... the only luxury she had
Going nowhere ... The yellow tube Playing in Thiruparangkundram Lake
Sunset at Thiruparangkundram Thiruparangkundram lake Lake in the twilight zone
A rash moment Don't step on me Two rickshaws for the price of one
Street flower Women construction workers Hands on parotta
Madurai sweeping force Latest model of suncap Don't forget your cigarettes
Cow dung Dettes Massala Vadai
Carrying Water Water ladies Telephone boot
Bulls eye A graphical look Sadhu
A Tamil Man Fields of rice Planting the rice
Planting the rice Rice fields Countryside of Timmanatham
Mother of Ochu Getting coco Tamil hospitality
Thimmanatham Village Square Thimmanatham lady
Old Lonely Woman ? Art Deco Chatting
A Tamil Lady Shivaratri Holy Men Shivaratri
The drummer The Red Umbrella A tree full of boys
Time for a chat ? ... that makes the world going round. Looking for a bearing ?
a LAT relation Street grill Birds of different feathers
Rainboy Vaigai River Rainy Vaigai River - stormy weather
Sun breaking through thunder clouds Countryside The Pineaple Man
Tamarind Coexistance Savings for God
Bells for God King of Diamonds On the Road to Mungalam
Getting water Mangulam Village Mungalam village
Sunset leaving Mangulam Twilight On the edge of light
Catamarans after sundown ... Nightfall On a Tamil bus I
On a Tamil bus III Bald Garfunkel