This window has seen better days. Days of galore and splendor when it was an item of beauty and covet by many. Today it stands broken, listless, dilapidated and in a state of despair asking for attention and love. I took this in my recent trip to Kolkata. The state of the window today epitomizes the state of many parts of the city of joy…….. desperately longing for some interest to be shown its way. While politicians continue to look the other way, the city slowly deteriorates to a state of fossilized oblivion. The only change that can happen will have to come from the dhoti clad bangali babus on their hand pulled rickshaws. The question is will they take cognisance of the current state of affairs or continue to revel in the glory of the long forgotten bygone Raj.

You don’t really need rabindra sangeet playing at every corner of the road to brighten a person’s day rather a constructive effort to employment generation that will give the youth something to look up to and give the city a fresh new perspective…… a new leash of life. A New Life that is what the city needs to get over its current deteriorating state!!!

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  1. Reply
    toby December 31, 2014

    Very poignant, and a great capture! Thanks for joining us at WWDD 🙂

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    Tara December 22, 2014

    Nice capture Ranu… So are you back in Pune from Kolkota?? Would love to see more shots at your home 🙂 See you sometime soon!

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    Jatin Adlakha December 22, 2014

    Nice point conveyed in less words, good shot!

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    Karen December 22, 2014

    Love the image and your thoughts. Have a good week!

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    B&W Blog HansHB December 21, 2014

    A great b&w contribution!
    Merry Christmas to you!

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    LonettA December 21, 2014

    Great photo in B&W! Very well captured!

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    Dragonstar December 20, 2014

    I love the shapes of that window. What a shame it’s in disrepair. I like your photo.

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