Old houses…

I have fond memories of such decrepit, derelict houses of north Calcutta. Those houses, some in utter ruin, take me to my childhood….

water colour sketch of an old house

Sketch of one of those colonial-era buildings that are still striking reminders of a Calcutta that served as the capital of British India…

water colour sketch of an old building

Sketching tools: Rotring Isograph Drawing Ink (Schwarz Black) in Pilot V5 Hi-Tecpoint Roller Ball Pen and Camlin Water Colour paints.

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At a tea garden…

Women plucking tea leaves…

water colour sketch of women plucking tea leavesWhile tea is a popular drink all over the world, few are aware of the exploitation in tea industry. Workers on tea plantations have to contend with abysmally low wages. These workers are mostly tribal people living in West Bengal and Assam. The worst-affected are the families of those who work in tea estates that are being shut down…

water colour sketch of tea garden workersSketching tools: Rotring Isograph Drawing Ink (Schwarz Black) in Pilot V5 Hi-Tecpoint Roller Ball Pen and Camlin Water Colour paints.

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When monsoon comes…

…clouds cover the sky and birds frolic on the green lawns of the Maidan in Calcutta. The southwest monsoon has advanced further and under its effect heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely in sub-Himalayan West Bengal.

urban sketch - city during the monsoonsThe monsoon rains bring relief from the heat waves and young men have a gala time at the riverfront…

watercolour drawing of young men jumping into the gangesWith the onset of monsoon in Bengal, dengue affects thousands of people. Sketch of a water-logged lane in South 24- Parganas…

water colour sketch of a water-logged lane

Sketching tools: Rotring Isograph Drawing Ink (Schwarz Black) in Pilot V5 Hi-Tecpoint Roller Ball Pen and Camlin Water Colour paints.

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Jeeps…

Sketch of a Jeep, first developed in the 1940s as a ‘light reconnaissance vehicle’ for the United States army. Born in the heat of battle, the Jeep emerged as a hero to thousands of Allied soldiers around the world. The equally heroic civilian Jeep vehicles of the 1940s firmly established the Jeep brand as the undisputed leader in 4×4 technology.

watercolor drawing of a jeepAnother line and wash sketch of a jeep…

jeep drawing watercolor

Sketching tools: Rotring Isograph Drawing Ink (Schwarz Black) in Pilot V5 Hi-Tecpoint Pen and Camlin Water Colour paints.

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Country scenes…

An overloaded bus on a country road with some passengers travelling on the roof of the bus…

watercolor sketch of overcrowded bus

Water colour sketch of an old farmer tending to his cow…

watercolor sketch - village scene

Women washing utensils in a village courtyard…

watercolor sketch of a village scene

অমল ধবল পালে লেগেছে মন্দ মধুর হাওয়া…

A honeyed and gentle breeze touched the pure whiteness of the sails.
Never have I seen such a sailing of a boat…..

water colour sketch of a boat in the river

Sketching tools: Rotring Isograph Drawing Ink (Schwarz Black) in Pilot V5 Hi-Tecpoint Roller Ball Pen and Camlin Water Colour paints.

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