I took this shot at Taki (a town near Kolkata).. In this photo you can see the Ichhamati River.. At the bottom of the frame you see the India and the other side of the river is Bangladesh.. It is an international border between these two countries..
It's being 64 years our motherland was broken unscientifically into two parts by some power hungry politicians. We, the common people of Bengal never wanted this. Though we speak same, eat same, wear same, probably the thoughts are also same unfortunately we are the inhabitants of two different countries.
At the occasion of Bijoya Dashomi, the last day of Durga puja the emotion of partition victims breaks the international border to get together with their near and dear ones. The citizens of Bangladesh and West Bengal, India both cross the border by boat to find their lost soul. This is the river Ichhamati flows between two countries. But this is not just a river for us this is the barbed wire over our heart. Because, We are BENGALI(The inhabitants of West Bengal and Bangladesh are called Bengali).
Thanks for your visit..
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williewhistler (15683) 2014-06-17 2:03
the choice of BW seems to add to the poignancy of the situation.
The crowded boats and foreshore are indicative of the strength of feeling.
Noel_Byrne (27748) 2014-06-17 11:09
A touching note to accompany a powerful picture, and one which serves as a valuable historical document. There is no end to the stupidity of politicians, and we in Ireland have seen much suffering over man made borders. It is heartening to see that the spirit of the people reigns stronger here than political decisions. A beautiful choice for B&W, and the tumultuous sky is superb above this scene.
SnapRJW (31627) 2014-07-29 2:58
Hello Indrasish - I think that many of the world's problems stem from colonists who split land up without thought. Borders were draw to suit the politics of the day and people groups were split asunder without having a say in what was happening around them. This shot, especially when viewed on the beta version, is amazing. So full of detail, it is an excellent TE upload. Informative and in a well chosen B&W presentation.
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2931)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-10-24
- Categories: Festivals, Ceremony, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, 80-200mm Nikon
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-17 1:43