This is a nice picture of my good friend Tane Singh the major of Khuri, in the Thar desert. Tane is a great man, who has changed the fate of the village for so many people. He introduced a health post, built new class rooms and made sure that the teachers stayed back in this remote area and did their job, which is no mean feat in the far off places in Rajasthan. While traveling to his place in 1994 he dressed up his camel in this regal finery to have a picture taken. Another time he was missing from his placed and I was told that he had gone to Jaisalmer to defend some village people in court. A noble man in all aspects and proud to be his friend.