[Photograph: Dhaba at Katcheru]

This is the unique dhaba in Katcheru, a small settlement 6 km from Bevra on the way up to Dodital. It is dark inside the dhaba, under the dense shade of trees. The person who runs the dhaba is from Agoda. He serves Maggi noodles and tea to people on their way up, and overtakes them to Majhi to cook more substantial fare for them in another dhaba there, which his aged father manages for him.

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Updated: 2014-10-19T12:14:52+05:30