Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Boy With Bucket

Picture taken and hand-coloured by me, circa 1956-57.

A bucket full of innocence of childhood,
unaware of the next moment,
let alone millions of moments,
that lurk beyond.

________________ Anonymous wrote: Verrrry verrrry nice photo only. And very amusing to me because I had an exact replica of me holding a bucket and grinning with not a stitch on me except a baby chuddy and a small chain on my frail 18 month body. Some fetish that generation of parents may have had with their children holding buckets because I know two others who have been photographed in the late 50 s early 60 s :) But the photograph is extremely endearing.

Monday, September 17, 2018


My father, in our barsaati in Calcutta, tying a rakhi on the child of a friend, 1964.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Aranyer Din (A Day in the Forest), 1962

The title is derived from Satyajit Ray's film, Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest).

Saturday, September 08, 2018