[Guest post by Tapas Mitra in Bombay and Delhi, India]
with my limited number of highlighters.
The Bombay airport has a merry and chic feel. In this drawing, the bar counter has many bottles and glasses. Yet the chair is curiously empty. To my mind, it makes the atmosphere of the scene seem incomplete.
The sketch below was at the Delhi airport. It captures a man with a shaved head. I felt him to be a pathetic figure in the midst of the busy and hurried movements of the other passengers and frantic last calls at the gates of departure. His movements indicated a recent history of grief. He seemed a man in mourning.
At the Bombay airport, a waiter serves drinks. Waitresses are rare in India apart from 5-star places.
Tapas Mitra teaches architecture and urban design at the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, India. He lives in Bhopal with his architect/planner wife and daughter.