"In the case of Shuvaprasanna, the metropolis provides the context to the events being played out and there is no way of viewing one without the other. The skyscrapers at night-time, thus, appear watchful and vigilant, alive to the fear of danger, their windows, some lit, some dark, reflect the lives within. There seems to be a funereal immortality in the nightscape, in the hushed strains of distant laughter suppressed, the chant of Bolo Hari, Hari Bol "
"He talks of his years at his College Street abode, when he sought quiet refuge on the terrace, looking out, watching the night skies, at the skyline, a maze of houses. It would feel as if he were watching a tableau, the householders in the houses seemed to reach out, pouring their deepest secrets into his ear and he, as he stood mesmerized, he would hear sounds of murmurs, words and snatches of song that made their way to him, wafting in the night breeze. The following day these memories would find their way on his canvas in monochromatic shades or sepia hues. Oh, the magic of Kolkata in the dark, dark night!"
(Ina Puri in "Black Brown & the Blue")