Behind the rusted gate lies the abandoned Tata Nano plant. On Wednesday morning when this picture was taken, a lone police vehicle was near the gate. Later, jubilant Trinamul supporters were at the gates, waving flags.
The site is also a scene of strange beauty. Trees grow out of the giant skeletons of factory sheds, while lovely birds fly out of them, disturbed by human footsteps. Kashphool covers the ground, swaying under a grey sky. Goats scurry in, seeking natural shelter under the sheds. The stretch of the land looks unending. All of a sudden, it stops looking like an abandoned ground, and begins to look more like a theatre in which the fate of a people has been acted out. Picture by Amit Datta