Loadful or colour: Overloaded hawker bike, colour is prominently visible.

Driving on the road in India, when this kind of biker with excessive colour protrusions from his body comes into view, Sen’s imagination fills up in wonder. 

He ensures his car stays close behind the biker hawker so he can absorb this movement of colour.

 This hawker is carrying many products of daily usage, where each product has a variety of colours. 

This will address choice in the basic need requirement of India’s heterogeneous population. 

The products this hawker is carrying are beautifully balanced with colour to be a piece of art. 

Sen thinks of it as a moving piece of installation art.


When India was partitioned 1947 to create Pakistan, a new country for Muslims, about 20 million people of Bengal and Punjab were displaced and brutally victimized. Sen’s wealthy, literate family had huge landed property in erstwhile East Bengal, the present Bangladesh, which was carved out to be East Pakistan for Muslims. So for being Hindus Sen’s family was overnight evicted from their home. Without taking any possessions, they fled for their lives amidst people warring over religion, and so became squatted refugees in West Bengal.