Sipping Chai in Kolkata

Oil and quartz sand on canvas

Kolkata has perhaps the lowest urban standard of living in the world. More than 70 percent of Kolkata's people live at or below the poverty line. It is both a monstrous and a marvelous city, assaulting all the human senses. Kolkata takes its tea very seriously. You will rarely find any roadside tea stall or food joint, selling tea in paper or plastic cups. The matir bhaar or the earthen pot is synonymous with tea in this City of Joy, which believes in spending a good amount of its leisure time in having long winding conversations over chai and biscuits or a smoke with friends. Chai flavor is intense, like the glance of this man.

  • Project : Sipping Chai in Kolkata
  • Year : 2021
  • Dimensions : 300 x 190 cm