The Janitor

Added on by Tuukka Ervasti.

I met this man back in 2011. He was the janitor of Plan India's Uttarakhand office and the surrounding area. I visited the place more than once and he was always there - night and day. He always greeted me with a smile and even though we didn't share a common language, we were getting along fine. I would point at the sky and indicate my approval of the weather and he would laugh. I would drink tea, he would drink tea and I think we even enjoyed a relaxing beedi together. I hope everything is fine with him.