Snake Temples

The next village down the hill from us is called Chadhyana, a mile or less away, depending on which way you go. In the orchards above it, leading up to the deodar forest, lie a few scattered farmhouses, one of which claims to be the birthplace of the Snake Mother, Bhuri. According to the present … Continue reading Snake Temples

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Shops and dogs, revisited

If either of you have (or has?) good long memories you might recall Sohan Lal, and Laser. Laser was my dog. Sohan Lal runs a hardware shop conveniently located next to what passes for the bus stop in Gumma, where several of our early workawayers would alight (or ‘de-bus’) the Shimla bus, cause a bit … Continue reading Shops and dogs, revisited