The shepherd’s wife cook dinner in her Sutol home in Garhwal Himalayas.

  On September 4, 2014, reluctance bruised expectations. Sutol was reluctant to spare a bed or a room for visitors because the Himalayan village was expecting the relatives who wanted to experience Nanda Raj Jat. My expectations of getting a bed for a night in one of local establishments- a house, dhaba, or lodge- therefore fell flat. I stopped looking for a bed for a while. Then my porter and