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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

February 2018

My 87 year old first guru Rajee Narayan conducting a Bharatanatyam arangetram in Mumbai last week

Jan 26 is the 98th birth anniversary of legendary Sri Lanka dancer Chitrasena

Lakshmi Viswanathan stands before the dilapidated former home of late dancer Mylapore Gowri Amma

The Dhananjayans received Nishagandhi Puraskar from the Government of Kerala. Artist Deepak Krishnan made a sand sculpture of the dancing duo on the Shankhumukham beach, Thiruvanathapuram on 20th January 2018.

Sutra performs in Singapore for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

French hotel chain ACCOR NOVOTEL hoarding at Kochi airport combining French mime artiste and Kathakali costume

India and the World, a history in nine stories, Exhibition at CSMVS, Mumbai
Photos: Lalitha Venkat

Yaksha (stone, replica), original approx 150-50 BC. Recovered from Cave # 3, Pithalkora, Maharashtra
(National Museum, New Delhi)
Phung Nguyen pot (3000 - 1500 BC), earthenware, Vietnam (British Museum, given by Sir AW Franks)

'Dancing girl' figurine (bronze, replica), about 2500 BC, Mohenjo Daro, Sind, Pakistan
(National Museum, New Delhi)
Siguas ornament, gold (AD 1 - 200), Peru (British Museum)

Bull like creature & script, steatite (2200 - 1800 BC), Banawali, Haryana (Museum of Haryana) ; Rhino & script, steatite (2700 - 2000 BC), Harappa, Sind, Pakistan (National Museum, New Delhi) ; Harappan bull & script, steatite (2500 - 2000 BC), Mohenjo Daro, Sind, Pakistan (National Museum, New Delhi)

Harappan weights (2200-1700 BC), chert - a sedimentary rock, Mohenjo Daro, Sind, Pakistan
(CSMVS, Mumbai)

Buddhist triad from Mathura, red sandstone (AD 159-160), Ahichhatra, Uttar Pradesh (National Museum, New Delhi)

Shiva, bronze (AD 870-920), Thiruvarangulam, Tamilnadu (National Museum, New Delhi)

Jehangir receiving an officer, by Rembrandt, paper (about 1656 - 1661), Holland (British Museum)

Throne of weapons by Christὀvo Canhavato (AD 2001), metal, wood & plastic, Maputo, Mozambique (British Museum)


Site specific installation by Sujata Mittal

Mylapore Kolam festival

Christmas tree built with Kanchipuram silk saris at ITC Grand Chola

Lalit Hotel lobby, Kolkata

The 4th ape

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