Zaheeb Ajmal briefs:
11:00 a.m.: Harish Rishi is sitting on a cot in his courtyard, wearing a pink coloured FIFA-labelled T-shirt and a green dhoti. He informs me that Shailendra is away at the construction site of the new temple some three kilometres south, and will return once that work is completed. It seems that Shailendra is awaiting several payments from his stints in Punjab.
Harish and his wife Parvati have been rather busy tending to their maize crop. They sowed the crop later than his brother Pradeep Rishi because they didn’t have the required cash in time. Thus, while Pradeep and his wife Shanti sowed their crop early in December, Harish and Parvati sowed theirs only towards the end of December. The crop will only be ready for harvest in May.