The lines on his face caught my fancy. I went to him and he smiled again.
He is a rather frail looking man with a cheerful disposition. He was smiling constantly. I wanted to ask more about him but this was a classic case of communication problem. He spoke Nepali and I none. But lucky for me, our guide Iksha spoke his language.
His son is working as a Security Manager at one of the resorts around Ooty. 5 months ago, his son brought him from Nepal so that he could make some extra money too. I asked him if he lived in the mountains in Nepal. He said yes. I asked him how are the mountains here, he said they are quite small. He misses his wife and home but what can he do, he asks rhetorically. He intends to make some money and go back home in less than a year or two.
Meet Muniveer, he is from Nepal but he currently resides around Ooty, India.
That’s Avalanche Lake behind him.