This is from Sarwate's book 'Sawdhan! Pudhe Valan Aahe!' (सावधान! पुढे वळण आहे!), 1990.
It is the second picture from a series of three but for me it stands on its own.
The guy (with a kind of skates) has missed the turn, is airborne and is heading towards a crash. All that is there to save him is the umbrella. In the earlier picture, he has started opening it and in those few seconds has managed to open it.
We (and probably Sarwate) hope he will be able use it like a parachute to land safely. But it's just a hope. Most likely we know how it's going to end.
But meanwhile look at what the guy is saying:
"ओ हो हो ! काय अद्भुत सौंदर्य हो !" (oh...oh! What an awesome beauty!)
That's the wonder of life on Earth that doesn't end not just in air but even in space.
When I was watching 'Gravity', 2013, I remembered this picture.
The most moving scene for me in the film is when Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) drifts away in the space towards a certain death.
His final words are:
"Oh, my God... Wow. Hey, Ryan?...You should see the sun on the Ganges. It's amazing".
(Watch it on YouTube here.)
courtesy: Warner Bros
After I finished writing the post, earthquake struck in Himalayas. The avalanche that resulted. from the quake killed people at Everest. I am sure seconds, minutes, hours before they died, they too would have exclaimed: 'oh...oh! What an awesome beauty!' ('ओ हो हो ! काय अद्भुत सौंदर्य हो !')