I love rangOli and kOlam, the traditional art of door and floor decoration. Is it art? culture? tradition? hospitality? …All of the above, I feel! Here is a rangoli in front of the home of my friend, Alamelu Ramaswamy: L rangoli 220911 D004 The colours and the warmth invite the passerby in…. The festivals of Navarathri and Deepavali are approaching, and I’ll see a variety of patterns adorning everyone’s doorstep….soon!