Born and brought up in Assam, I had never stepped out of the state till I matriculated and moved all the way to Lahore where I taught in the Mayo School of Arts. I came to Delhi as a refugee after the Partition. Initially I lived at Gole Market with a group of artists and then moved to this Nizamuddin house. I have always had my studio here. It’s the place where I’ve entertained my friends. I love the quietude of the house. It’s at the very end of the colony. No land can be acquired ahead of it. So there’s no room for any expansion or chaos. But we human beings have a knack for spoiling spaces, of degrading our environment. That goes on in Nizamuddin as well, unthinkingly and constantly.