Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Look up in anger....


See the picture of kids--a girl and a boy-- the former shining the shoes on page 15 in the Tehelka weekly. You just can't forget the expression in her eyes. The photograph K Satheesh took the photo for the story 'Look up in Anger'. I have not seen many such stories where the story and the photo compliment each other so brilliantly.

Amit Sengupta has written a beautiful piece, straight from his heart. A moving story and the picture is too good. One can't help but cut the story and keep it.

"I you have seen Deewar and if you still remember how the boot polish kid threw the coin back, and if you are still not so obsessively cynical about the fact that Amitabh Bachchan turned from an anti-establishment celluloid icon of the failed idealism of 70s India to a failed tycoon, and then, transformed into a sold-out establishmentarian, post-ABCL, post-KBC, a mindless, money-making machine, selling, selling, selling..then let me tell you, this deception of the camera obscura is not unreal. It is as reas as the eyes of the girl flashing (in the picture). As childhood betrayed, as the dustry hair, as the sleepless, homeless nights, as the condemned history of Indian kid-hood"....writes Sengupta in his typical high-flying mode of activism, but straight from the heart.

1 comment:

sravani said...

A picture's worth a million words .. that proves it .. doesn't it ?

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