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INDIA 2008

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 (Tamilnadu).The art and culture of Tamils in Tamilnadu are among the oldest in India and the world. Great literature, music, Tamilnadu 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 Tamilnadu

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People of the busstand Traffic Father and son selling gadgets at the bustand You're looking at my hat ?
Two Dosai Hello, how are you ? Street dreaming Kungumam
Two satukudi Bamboo Girl Onion Boy A tailor's Cut
Chamundi village Chamundi hill Temple Cupper Tinker Black cool
Muslim groom Carpenter Shy Dancing festival Gurunanak
Ayappan Puja Fire offering Homam Homam prayer
Priests Homam songs Old Pussari God's Food
Doing the dishes Curd Rice Coconuts Lemon Rice
Holy Flame Praying President Priest Puja
Devoted visitors Cleaning coconuts Fun, playing in the temple Removing coconut straw
Hall All young priest doing fire offering In the house of God Young priest
Mysore Palace Devotion to Ayappan Safe under mother's sari Mother's child ... for always !
Mother's care ... hair My Child Little old mother Grandpa now goat-sitting
Haircut by powercut Exhausted Pilgrim On the steps Blessings for the night
A dream to the right The place ... Hay Lady of Panangadi In between the hay
Pushed in to the hay Turning the rice Thayam by Sarrashwathi Repairing tyres
Women of the village Panangadi Schoolgirl doing her homework Winnowing Cleaning the rice
Grinding the rice My house Combing Waiting at the busstand
Streetview Sellur Balanced Water and Kirai Going home after bathing
Local carwash Lunchbreak on the ricefields Breeding pound of the young rice The man behind his bullocks
Coming home Missis Thathakavundanpatti Leveling the ploughed mud His weight ... enough to level the mud
Turning the bullocks Riding the sky The Goat shepherd of Vavidamaruthur The Iron Man
A timorous look While the boss is watching from the shade Her vegetable shop All those bricks ... !!!
Returning from the rice fields In Between In the shade: Youth In the shade: Wisdom
Baby-sitting Checking his iron Portrait of the iron man The street sweeper
Bricklayer servant Flowers along the road Cutting Carottes Three men on a row ...
Did he miss ? The closest I could get Country Road Time to go home ...
Sweet talking or talking about sweets ? The Troubadour Madurai at it's best Madurai Raincap
Another portrait of the Raincap Dooming out of the dark Water lilies Where does all the rain go ?
Madurai, the city of the cow ? She knows .... ! A shower in the Vaigai Three Christmas towers
A cool Christmas Eve Following the Holy Mass Talking Head Learning Kolams
Talk of the day in a local teastall Inner Joy The red water can Blessings for 2008
When smoke gets in to ur eye Wanakkam Baldy yellow The last Rickshaw
Preparing before the cremation Last Greetings Here lies S. Paandi On the way to the graveyard
Auto Driver The little driver Find the man ... Bricks and more bricks ...
... and more bricks Rails to a deadlock ... Gotchu on a string The other side of the robe
Rose Pudupatti Like a drop ... Malapuram Blue A deserved nap
That's what I call winnowing ! Poongal Paint Put  your shoes out ! Making brushes
Getting Firewood for mother à Table Happy Pongal Irresistible Love ?
Man to Animal The Core of the Game What goes up, come down ... Kamasuthra with the bull
At the end of Matthu Pongal Day Gosh ... really unfair ... On the world ... alone ? ... as you sow,
Granit Quarry Bullock Labour A Bridge between Red and Blue 3 Seductive Ladies
The Family ... Fun on a Bamboo stick Taming the man Say hello to Mr Bull
wealth heavy to carry The light of her dreams Old Frames The right hammer
Persuasion 407 Turbo Between mothers Male
Two Suns Where iron gets form To the ugliness of the world ... As Madurai as it can be
Vaigai Laundry Endless Clotheslines Vaigai Car Wash Hitting a hole in the clouds
Gut Mearning Mangulam Pigeons on the roof Her daily task The little house on the rock
Down dale golden paddies Bathroom attached ! Generations Two banana trees
The Ring Dancing in the sand dunes Mirror, mirror on the Wall ... Golden Temple of Amritsar
Golden Core Ram Jhula Bridge A wise bookseller He went to the bookstore ...
Lakshman Jhula bridge May I look into your future ... ? The little flying Guru Evening prayer at Gita Bhawan
Smile of a Guru Preperations of the evening prayers Fire offering Dreams written on a bench
Chotiwala Festival I love my Socks Haridwar - Har Ki Pauri Har Ki Pauri at Dusk
The submerged Ganga Gods Ram Jhula Bridge at full moon Getting awake ? Punjab is turban !
Having a shave in line Forbidden Fruits Aarti Nizamuthin Express
Krishna loves you ... Hare ... Hare Devprayag - Village Rishikesh - Center of Yoga Bengali sweets
Reflections of a dream Vigorous woman A Tamil Tea Stall in Delhi Food for a Digamber Jain Monk
Shri Mahavir Baghwan Shree Mahavir Bhagwan Muslim Shrine RP Jain
Atma Vallabh Jain Smarak Shrine Entrance Hall Dadabari Jain Mandir IMG_4757.jpg
IMG_4839a.jpg IMG_4792.jpg To Cut or to be Cut Dadabari Jain Mandir
To be a Jain Monk IMG_4647.jpg IMG_4646.jpg IMG_4643.jpg
IMG_4631.jpg Kala Mahal Pray of a Jain Non Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir
Beatles Ashram, their Muse Alcove Dream Number 9 People from the Thar Dessert A Jain Monk
The Postulant Roses for Dada Gurudev The eye Ceiling of the devotional core
Pray to Lord Mahavira IMG_4638.jpg IMG_4658.jpg IMG_4659.jpg
IMG_4663.jpg IMG_4557.jpg Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir Class outing
Under the old tree you never eat alone ! Dogged to win Time to eat
Don't Touch Me Cupper Kettles The Coalman The Lady in Blue
Body Design A room with a view From a distance Sweeping the Temple
Good night ! Grandson Homeless Without words
Sunset over Jaisalmer Kamandal Only the lonely ... Blowing in the wind