Electrical junction boxes dotting Calcutta’s roads are turning into objets d’art thanks to a brilliant new campaign to spruce up the metropolis by painting portraits of great men and their famous words on what were once eyesores that citizens had no option but to live with.
Artists painting a portrait of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose who befriended Germany to drive out the British from India. (Supplied)
Mother Teresa, Calcutta’s guardian angel, adorns a box on Park Street. (Supplied)
Many Bengalis believe that Subhash Chandra Bose is still alive. (Supplied)