Sector V

Sector V


In September 2014, I stepped into the corporate life as an intern working for a
conglomerate. A few months later in early March 2015, I got my first job. A job like
thousand others, working in the IT sector of Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata. Trapped inside a
4×4 cubicle of a larger rectangular box, centrally cooled under fluorescent ceiling lights with
multiple others just like me, eyes glued to a computer screen for 9 to 10 hours a day with
intermittent breaks, I became another matchstick in the matchbox.
As time elapsed, I yearned for a look outside these cubicles. While the light of the day faded
into the darkness of the approaching night outside, the bright lights of the office space kept
it glowing like a day. The mundane routine life began to seek for the minute moments of
recreation. Like an opportunist, I seized every moment of freedom-seeking both inside and
out for something more beyond the office cubicles. This provoked me to capture the life in
and around my office, the people within and beyond, they and their lifestyle that make
sector V what it is. I became a silent observer to the otherwise, unnoticed, uninterrupted
monotonous life of everyone and everything around me through the lenses of my mobile
camera escaping from the occasional CCTVs placed at strategic points.