Post 38, Barmalipur, Ludhiana

4:00 p.m.: I speak to Shailendra, who informs me that he and his co-workers are now laying tiles on the pillars of the gurdwara. Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on demonetising high-denomination currency notes, Shailendra is anxious about the few Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes that he possesses. Nobody in the vicinity of Barmalipur is willing to exchange them, so he will have to go the Bank of Baroda branch in Manjhi Sahab where he has his account so he could get rid of these and acquire new ones.

Since Sandeep has left Sargana, Sundar, Shailendra’s cousin, will join the team at Sherpur soon.