Hello and Welcome!

Posted on 30th March 2014

Hello and thank you for joining us on ampart.us, the new incarnation of what was previously planet-arte.de, planet-arte.net and amparte.de.
We’ve been somewhat quietly working on this new site that’s geared towards fund-raising for our disabled friends from South Asia, especially from India and Sri Lanka.

It would be distinctly unwise – not to mention uncharitable – to play “connect-the-dots” with my physical life and work and my “life of the mind”, as scanty as either might be.

My attitude at work, my reaction to ideas, your grade (good or bad), the length and tone of my discussion at the tea pot, the intensity and duration of my lovemaking, the time it took for me to return your letter or eMail, and the quality and quantity of my response to you in any medium are probably not tied to anything you read or see here… at least not in a way that you will be able to confidently assume without sharing years of psychotherapy and the bills that come with it.

It’s all about me and my friends – and I like it that way.


This is a per­sonal (private) web­site, owned by Ananda Rana­tunga (“arantu”) and friends.

A site like this is cer­tainly not for every­one. By access­ing this web­site or using this web­site and/or donate funds and/or pur­chas­ing any items, you auto­mat­ic­ally agree and accept to com­ply with, and to be bound by our Terms and Con­di­tions of Use (T&C – see the menu above!)

We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited right to access, use and display the website and the materials provided hereon, provided that you comply fully with our Terms and Conditions of Use (T&C – see the menu above!).

If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the Terms and Conditions of Use or if you don’t like this site, you must not access or use this website. Please leave this website now!

Furthermore, most of the content on our website is restricted to site members because we do not like to give it out to just anyone. So you need to register first!

Site membership is free, register below. If you are an existing user, please login.

What can you expect to find on planet-arte.net?

There’s so much to finish so the site is definitely in ‘beta’ mode at the moment. We will edit it, try to get it better and update it in this topic. However, you will find significant new photos published next time and we have exciting plans to add more features to ampart.us over the next few months. Visitors who enjoyed our former websites

planet-arte.deamparte.de and planet-arte.net

will find a new, more appealing design and an improved navigation.  And yes, we added some more photos and movies of our friends to their respective pages. Enjoy the site, and if you have any comments please get in touch! If you find any problems with the site, please also let us know!

for the team of ampart.us