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


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