Arpan Bhowmik

Arpan Bhowmik

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    Arpan Bhowmik

    A few of the things that instantly come to our minds when you hear the name of this city are, Howarh Bridge, Writers Building, Tram, Yellow Taxi and a Hand Puller Rickshaw to name a few.

    Bhowmik through his art wants to keep these images alive. Changing times brings along changing landscapes and visuals but there are without exceptions icons that will always be related to a space or a city. Kolkata is already seeing modernization in its landscapes and cityscapes and now it is trickled down to its historic mode of transports.

    The yellow taxis will soon be a rare sighting on the streets of Kolkata as the production of Ambassadors has long stopped, and cities see the last few hundred of its yellow taxis. Arpan says, “in another decade they will just be a memory” and he wants it to be alive for his son to see and tell stories of. The yellow taxi is one of the many subjects that Bhowmik focuses on, this series, in particular, is an ode to the most hated and loved, mode of transport of Kolkata.