“Special Project reporton the investigation of Rangoli patterns” by Sweta Sutar (05613003) guided by Prof. Ravi Pooviah, Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bomba, 2007.
1. Special thanks to Prof. Ravi Pooviah for granting permission to document the Kolam creations at IDC.
2. Special thanks to Mrs. Anuradha Ramanan Bhatia for planning and organising the Kolam creations.
2a. Special thanks and gratitude to the multitalented Mrs. Raji Ramanan from New Delhi for taking the time to come to IDC, create the exquisite Kolams and patiently explain the process and their significance for the purposes of documentation.
2b. Special thanks for the superb Kolam documentation - to the team from e-Kalpa, consisting of – Mr.Sumedh Garud, Mr.Palash Vaswani, Mr.Sachin Pagare, Mr.Santosh Sonawane, Mr.Roopa N. Sahoo, Mr.Yogesh Masaye and Mr.Siddhesh Sawant.
3. Special thanks to Ms.Sulochana Sable for patiently creating a variety of beautiful rangoli in various mediums. These have been used as examples to explain some of the different types of Rangoli in the resource. Special thanks to Mr.Roopa N. Sahoo, Mr.Sachin Pagare and Mr.Sumedh Garud for documenting these rangoli examples very well.
4. Special thanks to Mr. Roopa N. Sahoo for introducing Ms. Manisha Ray to the D’Source team.
4a. Special thanks to the talented Ms. Manisha Ray for executing the beautiful “Jhotty or Chitta” rangolis for the sake of documentation in this “Rangoli” topic. Special thanks to Mr. Hemant Swaim for patiently explaining the importance and occasions for creating the Jhottys or Chittas.