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Into the fire – Men in Khaki
PeopleDocumentary 29th January, 2017

On the 4th of December 2016, there was a massive fire in one of the most popular shopping malls in Kolkata. South City Mall located on 375, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata -700068 is one of the leading crowd-pleasers of the city and is usually crammed with people especially during the weekends and holidays. The fire broke out at about 9 o'clock in the morning; smoke was seen rising from the food court area of the mall. Fortunately the mall was not open yet for the day so there were not many people except for the people watching the first shows of the morning at the multiplex on the top floor and the staff. The mall was immediately evacuated and 21 fire engines arrived in no time. Fortunately there were no casualties and I was there at the right place at the right time to watch the brave firefighters at work as they consistently laboured on to douse the flames. With my camera I tried to capture some of the moments as the courageous “Men in Khaki” fought fearlessly while the crowd watched in astonishment.

About Photographer

Kanishka Mukherji
Kanishka Mukherji

I am Kanishka Mukherji. I did my post graduation in Marine Science holding a First Class 2nd rank from calcutta university. Presently I am working in State Bank of India. I started doing photography just 2 and a half years back with a Canon SX 160, point and shoot camera. Few months later this hobby turned into a passion . My current gear includes Nikon D7000, a Nikkor 18-105mm lens, and a Nikkor 35 mm 1.8g lens. According to me, a photograph is a bridge between the subject and the viewer. A photograph should compel the viewers to think and be one with the subject. Each photograph should should tell a story and give a shake to the thought process of the viewers. Despite my busy work schedule I manage to take some time out to sneak into the world and bring out the untold stories from the life of people. Life is a quintessential element of my photography because they say, "it is more important to click with people than to click the shutter".