I have decided to stop here in this village called Hatiya (of the Galkot region of Baglung) tonight. It’s a mixture of voluntary and forced decision. I got a friend here in this village. On the other hand, jeeps that came from Baglung Bazaar don’t go beyond this point. I will have to walk for about half an hour and cross the stream to find a jeep that will take me to Burtibang. I talked to a few locals here- went to a FM station that has been established recently. I talked to a ‘model’ farmer who grows organic food professionally and sells them to earn an enviable living- going by the local standards. Here are some photos that (my friend and) I took during our walk in the village. We also crossed over to the neighboring Harichaur village. In fact the rice fiends seen in the photos are from Harichaur.