It is an unusual school in an unusual location and is run by an unusual teacher.
Rajesh Kumar is a shopkeeper by profession but spends hours every morning teaching around 80 children from the poorest of the poor in India’s capital.
The 43-year-old visited the construction of the Delhi transit station a few years ago and was disturbed by the sight of many children playing at the site instead of attending school.
When he questioned the parents working at the sites they all said there were no schools in the vicinity and no one cared.
Consequently, his open-air class room was born - between pillars and beneath the tracks of the Delhi transit system, known as the Metro.
Every few minutes a train passes above, the children unperturbed by its sounds.
There are no chairs or tables and the children sit on rolls of polystyrene foam placed on the rubble.
Three rectangular patches of wall are painted black and used as a blackboard.
Anonymous donors have contributed cardigans, books, shoes and stationery for the children, as their parents cannot afford them.
One unnamed individual sends a bag full of biscuits and fruit juice for the pupils every day - another incentive for the children to turn up for their studies.
JACK KIRBY QUOTE POSTER MADE BY @RYLEEART!
I loved this quote and I wanted it on my wall so I asked my pal Ryan Lee to make me a poster of it that I could print. You can download the hi rez right here and print it yourself, too! This is my favorite thing I’ve ever read about comic art, and it hit me really hard. I hope it does the same for you.
You can follow Ryan Lee on Tumblr as well at ryleeart.tumblr.com. He’s an awesome artist in his own right.
Great words from Kirby to any artist starting out.
I created this animation preset for After Effects CS5 to solve a problem I’ve dealt with many-a-time. How do I get that hand drawn, Dr. Katz-esque, squiggly look without having to actually draw out each frame by hand? I think I’ve concocted a pretty believable cheat. You can download the preset file here: danallison.org/SquiggleVision_AE-CS5.ffx
UPDATE: New version for CS4!!! danallison.org/SquiggleVision_AE-CS4.ffx