Such books are rare. What makes me say so? Well the subject of this book is people whose lives are utterly average. There is no glam or glitter here. The photographer, Kushal Ray, captures the drolling triviality of the existence of the everyman, woman and child in his photographs while Kunal Basu‘s narrative brings their world to life and their lives to light. This creates a strange effect in the book. While the reader does feel pathos for the people whose lives and its hardships have been presented, yet cannot help but be aware of the diginity of their lives and appreciate the depth of the intimacy they have with each other. The flipside of the capitalist outlook of our society is present with a subtle brilliance that can only be comprehended first hand. Hats off to the authors !