Desi Boys (2012 craft tour)
this trip was crazy i tell you. It was so raw, fun, filled with surprises …John,Diti, Summer,Shivani, Sucheta were all knew to each other embarked with matsya on the craft tour in march 2012. Within no time these guys had blended very well. One thing was very clear there were complete desi (local). They would couch themself in the mud, walk bare foot in the rann of kutch, which was marshy, filled with salt, john would roll some local bidis from his tobacco he had got, sucheta was a complete wanderer, shivani a quiet bird would remember shashank her husband while enjoying the chills of the desert, ahh summer no don’t underestimate her eating capacities would be forever hungry to eat the lovely gujarati & kutchi food,madam diti, ultimate frisbee player how can she not throw her disc and seek attention from the local people around….pakkad, jhal jhal, means to catch in local language, this is crazy the boys would say while trying to grab the frisbee ..as we played soon after the folk music at night we would all have a game of frisbee .Summer would bend herself in her yoga asanas and amaze everyone at the resort.Each one was unique & had a distinct style.
They would pause, think, & enjoy to the core…..sucheta was sharing her bhunga(mud house) with me & i could see every night she would keep watching her pictures,shopping curious, talking about her family and daughter Sagun,whom she really missed and many such bed time stories we shared together.