White Walls :: Watercolour :: 50 X 35 cms [ 20 X 14 inches ]
A scene from Palakkad in Kerala, South India. Most houses there are old, with tiled roofs and walls painted white. This painting is perhaps a trip down memory lane to my childhood. Thanks for looking. Please leave your comments.
rickshaws came to India most likely from China during early 20th century.
Kolkata is the only city in India, where still you can find hand pulled
rickshaws along with Audi and Porsche. According to the statistics, there are
3000 registered, and a few more thousands unregistered, hand-pulled rickshaws
on the streets of City of Joy. Although Govt of West Bengal is trying to ban
this profession as the very sight of one person pulling other persons,
sometimes in bare foot, is itself very painful. In absence of alternative job
opportunity or because of difficulties in relocating them in other professions that
could not be achieved till date. I felt like painting this hardship of them and
hope that Govt can provide them with alternative livelihood