After a decade, I revisited my ancestral village of Thali in Jubbal region of Shimla. Thali is a small village of around ten houses. We have our old house in the village but no one lives there anymore. My grandfather constructed a house few hundred meters away on the land near the forest and planted apple trees there. All the elders were either teachers or lawyers.
To my surprise, I found out that only three people live in the village permanently. Rest have moved out to the cities for better education and healthcare. So only farm workers reside around the village taking care of the sprawling apple orchards.
I didn’t carry a camera so here are some pictures I took with my phone.