Today a few of us went back to the nearby Periya Palipattu village (where our friend Joseph Stalin lives- see earlier post). The last time when Graham and I went so many of the villagers asked us for a pen to write with, so having purchased 50 ball point pens from the Ramana Market I intended to come prepared. As it turned out there was not so much activity that afternoon, in comparison with the festivities of Diwali morning a few days ago. However, we did come upon a school. What better place to stop, say hello to the teachers and schoolchildren, and to give away pens?