India Art Journal Oct 14-17 by Meera Rao
I just realized the 'unintended/not conscious of it until now' connection between the top two sketches -pigeon or a mail box to send your messages ? May be neither in the internet age!
India Art Journal Oct 14 2012 by Meera Rao
I often saw the pigeons getting in and out of these windows and loved watching their movements! They were free wild birds and definitely not used as messengers :)
India Art Journal Oct 15 2013 by Meera Rao
The Indian red mailboxes scattered around the city are quaint and charming. I saw some mind boggling numbers and dates connected with Indian postal system: as of March 2011 there were some 1,55,866 post offices in India and the East India Company opened the very first post office 'Company Mail' in 'Bombay' in 1688!
India Art Journal Oct 16 2012 by Meera Rao
I did a double take when I saw this scene beyond the gates of an office building and quickly snatched a photograph before the guard shooed me away. I was amused to see the shadow cast by the scooter resembling the all too familiar silhouette of resting cow that one can find everywhere -especially quite often right in the middle of the road! I guess it is a great way to show the two 'breeds' that most occupy the busy roads :)
India Art Journal Oct 17 2012 by Meera Rao
I was impressed by this enterprising boy. He would fill up the green plastic pots with water from the public water faucet, tie them up to his bicycle to supply the roadside vendors whose cooking and cleaning required water. I saw him busy most evenings as the vendors' business picked up.
The following once again are four sketches shown individually. I wrote about them earlier in the post Stacks and Rows
India Art Journal Aug 15 2012 by Meera Rao
India Art Journal Aug 16 2012 by Meera Rao
India Art Journal Aug 17 2012 by Meera Rao
India Art Journal Aug 18 2012 by Meera Rao