That wool is a major part of everyday wear is noteworthy. Ruddy faces and an implicit faith in divinity are a commonplace. Religious red rules in Uttarakhand. Throw in a constant nip in the air as well as pine trees hosting golden brown Himalayan monkeys to complete a strange and bewildering picture. The main thing a person like a band master does – the kind you see at a wedding in any Indian small town – is to restore a welcome sense of normalcy in what can be an unreal world.