|Devadip Joshi, father of Umesh who runs an ashram in Kapkote which is devoted to Women's Rights and a local Health service and which I have been involved with for some years, died two years ago. He was about 4ft. 8 inches tall and reminded me of a Hobbit out of Lord of the Rings. And indeed he spent his whole life in surroundings that might have come out of that book. Kapkote is set down low next to a winding tributary of the Ganges River and is ringed by the snowpeaks at the Tibetan border. When he went, a whole simple way of life went with him.