February 12, 2006

Goddess on the wall

Passing through Bombay's old bylanes it is not uncommon to find history leaning out of walls, forcing the passer-by to pause and ponder like I did when I came across this image on the wall of a building in one such lane. I do not know what happened of this painter. The board still advertises his services, and the wall showcases his skills but he was nowhere to be seen. From the look of it I doubt if he is around anymore, at least not here where he once made a living painting sign boards, cloth banners, and name plates.

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