10:15 a.m. Shyamdev’s neighbour Bablu Vishwas greets me warmly. After enquiring into my well-being, he hands me a few pages of the newspaper he is reading. Shyamdev Mandal has still not returned from his visit. I chat with his neighbour and friend Vinay Mandal about the dispute in which he was embroiled. Vinay is confident that the dispute will be resolved soon, and that the public’s role in the management of the temple will be enforced by the law. Their neighbour Shiv Ram is busy at work mending a pair of slippers for his clients.