In a village in northern Bengal there are no silver bells or cockle shells. But there are pretty maids all in a row. Some 50,000 of them including 17-year-old Monica Burman. She grows bottle gourds, spinach, hyacinth beans. But this is no ordinary kitchen garden. It’s drawn the attention of an Oscar winning filmmaker Megan Mylan.
She won an Oscar for a short documentary called Smile Pinki the same year Slumdog Millionare swept the awards. Her new short film "After My Garden Grows" brings her back to India.
Sandip Roy met Mylan and Monica at a hotel in Bengal.