Zaheeb Ajmal briefs:
10:30 a.m.: Shailendra has returned home to attend his aunt’s (Sundar’s mother) shraadh (memorial prayer services): he and Sundar arrived yesterday along with their other cousins. I meet him at his uncle’s home. He is wearing a white vest and a pair of trousers, sporting a light beard. His two year-old daughter is sitting on her father’s arms, wearing a green-coloured frock. “I’ll be here for a few days after the service and then go back to Ludhiana. I hope to return in January,” he tells me.