Suffocation’- does it have only one meaning to it?! Is it only about the feeling of being trapped or oppressed? Well, there are different aspects to it. The sudden announcement of a lockdown due to COVID-19 has provoked many pertinent questions in so many of us. Now that we are suddenly caged inside our four walls, we feel frustrated, perplexed, and suffocated. This is all about an impact on one’s mental well-being, not physically!
This is what our life has come to! There is an amount of anxiety and fear in one’s mind that for the next few months we cannot step outside and this would be our life!!!
A home is a place where peace lies. But now home has turned into the silent suffocated four walls where we are trying to keep us sane. Mental ailness or oppression cannot be fixed during this time – it can only be suppressed and ignored by continuous engagement into daily activities. Boredom is another major reason for being suffocated but that have to be dealt with by keeping oneself active in any possible way that one wants to.
We have to make our mind decide – what do we want?! – A Coronaful death which the outside world can gift us or a quarantined mind residing in suffocation and restlessness which we now call ‘home’.
About Nilanjan Ray
NILANJAN RAY (b. 1959) has a handful of exposed stock on “HUMAN INTEREST” and keeps stock of other people’s money in a Bank since it is his profession.
Has received wide appreciation Internationally as well as Nationally. Has received Merit Prize from National Geographic, USA & National Award from Photo Division, Govt. of India.
Solo Photography Exhibition on ‘VARANASI – AN ETERNAL CITY’ organized by OXFORD BOOKSTORE, Kolkata, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS, (NCPA), Mumbai and INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE (IIC), New Delhi.
Solo Photography Exhibition on “FAITH – A QUAINT EMOTIONS” was organized by INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTER, NEW DELHI from 29th Novemvber,2016 to 9th December,2016.
Other than above, my photographs are selected for exhibition at British Council, UNICEF, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, Calcutta, LALIT KALA ACADEMY, New Delhi etc.
Photographs are also selected for a Book” Framed City” – published at Indian Art Festival, New Delhi. Photographs are also selected for a Book “INDIA- 5 Senses “by Roli Books. Photographs & Articles are published regularly in leading daily Newspapers and Magazines. Received letter of appreciation from Maitre Henri Cartier-Bresson. Paris.
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