Post 39, Barmalipur, Ludhiana

2:00 p.m.: Shailendra and I speak on the phone (I have not been keeping well, so we chatted on the phone). Shailendra has still not been able to go the bank to exchange his high-denomination currency notes. He says he will be only able to leave after the 15th, when his workload will be slightly reduced.

Shailendra tells me that Damodar Rajak, his contractor, will also return from Sargana on November 15.