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This section reflects my inspirations and moods as my feet and mind travel this amazing planet. Thank you all for the positive response to the earlier editions of Roving Eye.  Enjoy.. If you have something interesting to share, send it to
- Anita Ratnam

July 2014

A hoarding of PONNIYIN SELVAN poster
outside the house full shows at the Madras Music Academy

The best of art, food, culture and travel
for every country

For all women.....superb, stirring and disturbing...
Lars Von Trier's NYMPHOMANIAC, Volume 1 and 2.
I could only watch Part 1

Another viewpoint
about daughters of dark characters

RUPA-PRATIRUPA: The Body in Indian Art curated by Naman P Ahuja
March 12 - June 7, 2014 at National Museum, New Delhi

Helmet with chain mail neckguard, approx. 1820-1840
Pakistan - iron overlaid with gold - Kapany Collection
The unusual shape of this rare helmet was dictated by the needs of the Sikh warrior who wore it into battle with his uncut hair rolled into a topknot beneath it.

Palanquin fittings, approx.1200-1250
Cambodia - Bronze - The Avery Brundage Collection
These fittings decorated portable hammocks
in which nobles were carried
from place to place by bearers

Bodhisattvas, 3rd century AD. From Gandhara region, Pakistan

Collections at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

The veiled virgin

Freedom of the spell
Marble sculptures by Italian artist Giovanni Strazza of the nineteenth century

Traditional Javanese jewellery

 Tree in Tirukrungudi village near Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu...
where the TVS school started in the open air in 1935

A public sculpture in the
Georgetown area of Washington DC

Delightful ad using Tala and 'bols'

my overstuffed carry on luggage...
on the way home from wherever...

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