The Eiffel Tower blinks dumb golden tonight— Microwave beeps, again Seeking attention. When I think of mistakes Recent, others worn out in the playground of stronger boys Who picked …
'Let's make a collage of all the suffering and sorrow, and affix it safely in a corner of our hearts'.
Memory offers an interesting springboard to elicit stories, intertwined with social histories that often serve a vehicle for constructing selfhood and maintaining continuity.
The reality of remembering everything would be an overwhelming experience. So, forgetting things is not just normal – but desirable.
Delhi can be too fast, too alien, too unrelenting for eighteen-year-olds who come from small towns to make a big life here.
In this series, artist Pariplab Chakraborty imagines and commits the trauma of the demolition to our collective memory through these paintings.
"You are no more, but I bear your name, with glimpses of you in me, I am here all the same"