Photo of the day: when we got to khinchan we realised that there is no hotel or homestay. its a town where tourists come by the bus loads to see migratory cranes. but these buses are on the way to jaisalmer. we walked into the school and asked the school master who offered us one of the class rooms to stay in. We were quite kicked at the idea of sleeping in the school classroom. The schoolmaster arranged for us to have dinner in one his students’ houses – Tushar and told us to pay the parents something for the dinner. But once we landed up in their home they absolutely wouldn’t hear of us sleeping in the school, so we get to sleep on their terrace under the stars, which, as it turns out, is a much better idea. Almost a full moon, cool breeze through the night and a star-lit sky, you get the idea… That’s Gomathi and Ram Charandas, Tushar’s parents, and his sister Monica.