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The Flower Girls of the Mountains

I was back in my village after a long time. Tall pines and Deodars greeted me as I walked uphill, on the twisty 'kuccha-pukka' road. It is a small village, tucked away in the lower ranges of the Garhwal Himalayas, in northern Indian state of Uttaranchal. As my house came into view, my thrill knew no bounds. I was...

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