Follow us


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 2015

Through Kathak a German choreographer tells the story of Bangladesh's exploited garment workers
Photos: Wonge Bergmann
MADE IN BANGLADESH - By means of dance and in coproduction and in cooperation with cultural institutions in Europe and Bangladesh, Helena Waldmann examines the working conditions of Bangladesh's (South East Asian) garment factories. As usual she is taking a close look and does not content herself with stereotypes. On site in Dhaka and together with a local ensemble, Waldmann reflects on the uncanny similarities between the precarious existence of dancers and of garment workers.

A poignant moment..
Daughter Madhu Natraj watching her late mother Guru Maya Rao on screen during her presentation of VRINDA - Courting Chastity
Bharatanaytam and contemporary dancer Rukmini Vijaykumar launching a fashion line in Chennai with a performance

at the Sydney Opera House, Australia

A rehearsal moment from LOTUS LEAVES WATER WORDS directed by Prasanna Ramaswamy for the HINDU LIT FEST.. a rehearsed reading and performance on the politics of water

Pencil sketches done
by Albany, NY resident Devisri Natarajan of my photos

Female students of the Dayananda School in Manjakkudi
wearing pants as sports uniform

A state of the art auditorium in Manjakkudi village near Trichy, Tamilnadu
the native home of Swami Dayananda Saraswati

NRITHYA PILLAI, grand daughter of Guru S K Rajaratnam Pillai
Photo: Akila Venkat

Dancer Pavitra Bhatt
in performance in Ahmedabad

Bharatanatyam dancer Sneha Chakradhar at EXCELLENCE,
Government school in Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh

A moment captured
by cinematographer Santosh Sivan
of dancer Ashwini Karthikeyan in Auroville

A woman weaving a cotton sarong
at the entrance of BAREFOOT BOUTIQUE, Colombo
Old wooden blocks upon which traditional
Sri Lankan court images have been painted.
BAREFOOT Boutique, Colombo
A wall of
Sri Lankan style Ganesas

Asia's tallest chandelier
Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo

A former mental asylum under the British now converted into a high-end retail destination and creative space in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Post your comments