What are you doing? (to the man)
Just sitting here and watching the buffaloes graze
Do you visit this place to collect the wood? (finding the axe placed close to him)
(Looked perplexed) hmm
What’s you name?
Do you live close by?
Are you resident of Gola ka bas village?
The Lady who was sitting closely interuptted
But I’m Maali (meaning she was from a different caste than the man)
So you come here everyday?
You bring the buffaloes for grazing? (pointing towards buffaloes grazing around)
How many buffaloes you own?
Have you ever seen ghosts around here?
She pointed the fingers towards the palace ruins located further inside but didn’t comment, which meant she was not sure.
She pulled out another chillum and started smoking, I understood its time to leave!
Village people are quite content and happy even in the adverse situations. They are God fearing and follow religious & social rituals which often drain off their financial resources. They are quite simple and accepts the situations as their destiny!