Photos: Himachal’s village life
Recently, I visited a friend’s house on a Village side in Arki (Solan). It was a kind of ritual ceremony. In the city side you see no such scene like those local expert cooks (Boti) at work, that special cavity dug in the open field which is then fueled with wood to make fire, and those special utensils (called Baltoi in local dialect) used to prepare the food items for a Dham (feast), a guy with Himachal’s traditional musical instrument, gathering of village folks, the over-drunk old men in action. It was an awesome experience to get in touch with simpler village life.