well of course art is lacking focus, been given less and less importance day by day.
graphic novels and animations is would be a kick start, but it wont help in awareness about the folk art, traditional arts etc...
may be we need a bigger revolution for that in future!!
I think the Indian art scene is going through an evolution of sorts. It is true that most of our traditional and folk forms are endangered today but it is also true that audiences are lapping up performances of say Yakshagana (at the Rangashankara Fest for instance), Dhol Kunita (at Fireflies for instance), Kalaripayattu (their lecture demo at Cubbon Park for instance) and are even willing to learn these forms. The inheritance of folk forms might just change from the boundaries of the family/community to completely new torch bearers. Warali paintings are the hottest hobby art for the interested urban Indian right now (or is it just my skewed Bangalorean view?)
So I think all is not lost but yes, we need to do more for the arts even with the new inheritance dynamics and revive other forms before we lose them forever.
Other than that I think there is a lot of experimentation going on by bringing the old and new together (thinking about Swarathma, Raghu Dixit Project, Yodhakaa, Parvaaz etc) at this point and it might be a new dimension to Indian Art.
Well said Pramod - you have brought out the need well.
That is also a larger objective of Dhonuk: To bring out the subtlety and nuances of all forms of arts!