My father-in-law had just passed away and, my wife didn't know anything better than grieving all day.
She used to sit in his room and look at his art work.
The old man had an eye for paintings and, his room looked nothing less than a gallery in itself.
I had often seen him pick up paintings from artists selling them on the streets of Calcutta and, frame it with his own hands.
He worked his fingers to the bone for perfection.
I had, indeed, always admired him.
That is what made me to start 'Chakraborty Stores and Photo Framing'. To make my father-in-law, live on even after death in the hearts of the young and the old.
To continue what he started, years ago when art forms didn't have a platform to showcase themselves.
To make people reach people.
I run it with my son, Soroya Bhowmick and our oldest worker, Amalya Maiti.
It's been almost a timeline of 60 years.
However, in this economically posh world, running a shop with 80 square feet is difficult.
It goes unnoticed so very often that recently we have contacted galleries to give us contracts on framing.
Previously, we used to reach out specifically to artists, framing only originals.
This book is the latest publication from Thema... Many essays are similar to the previous books, mostly Pinjore Boshiya. But I bought it just for the sake of collecting all the books by Kalyani Dutta. Here, Ratnabali Chattopadhyay wrote the introduction.
Still some books by Kalyani Dutta are left to post, but I am saving them for some later time.