Map For The Darkness
Dhenuki doesn’t have any street lights and it becomes difficult to navigate at night. Every house in Dhenuki has lanterns and battery operated torches to help them overcome the darkness
The Vibrant Bazaar Of Dhenuki
The colors and the aromas of the local bazaar of Dhenuki were like an elixir. The bazaar of Dhenuki was more like a festival in itself which made people come together. It was a place for recreation. The fresh powdered spices lay in dusty yellow, bright green, and rust red piles.
Strangers In Our Own Land
“The journey into the unknown”, felt like a fitting phrase to describe the beginning of our journey to Dhenuki. During our train journey, we crossed many cities like Varanasi and Siwan. When we were crossing the city of Varanasi, I was peering out the window for a look of the famous ghats of Banaras.
Sounds of the night, Somewhere in Bihar
The instrument he plays is called 'GupGupi' a form of ektara prominently used by folk singers of Bengal. The single string instrument sounds very interesting and I wish we were better prepared with a proper sound recorder.
Dhenuki has a poet too
'Humara Bujhat Naikhe Babuo Re Baat Ke' meaning I cannot understand this thing my child, was penned by him last year when the political drama during the Bihar elections became incomprehensible for him too.