Hi! My name is Lata R Kalaimani. I have been hooked onto kolams from a very early age. I had the opportunity to watch and learn from my grandma and mom while growing up in India. I used to collect designs and patterns in a journal. After moving to California, it wasn't easy to keep up with the tradition.

I created iKolam.com in 2003. When I started the website, my whole plan was to create a simple website to share what I have learnt with my daughters. I did not expect the overwhelming response that I have received from all the visitors from all over the world!

Thank you for all your kind words and encouragement. That's what drives me mostly to keep this site up and running! You can reach me directly through email (lata@ikolam.com) or through the contact pages. Your comments and feedback are much appreciated.