Sailaab (Deluge)

[Raat ek sailaab layi, hum doob gaye

Phir lehron mein behti ek khwaab ayi

Sahare tinke ke is chhor hum jaage]


I drowned in the deluge last night

And woke up to a warm morning

Might have drifted ashore on a dream



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The streets of Kolkata are a treasure trove for photographers; no one ever knows what a day’s/night’s photowalk has in store for them, but this much is certain that whatever it may be, it won’t be uninteresting. This photo was a combined effort of my camera, my friends who, on that evening, to my annoyance, dragged me to this very spot, the car owner who effected such a happy coincidence of parking the car right where the shadow of a half-locked gate fell and Kolkata that never stops to inspire amusing images of the mundane.