When musicians play drums on the side of a road and the bus driver stops to allow us to see them, what a joy to discover in a backyard an entire community bustling around cooking pots to prepare a large party.

about the place, Naurangabad:

Not to be confused with Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra, Naurangabad is a small town between Amritsar and Jalandhar in Punjab. No need to look for Naurangabad in an encyclopedia, even a participatory one, because in Naurangabad there are no great monuments, it is not a place which sheltered great princes, it is not a place where is buried a saint. No, Naurangabad is simply a village crossed by a road in Punjab, in Northern India. So why talk about it ...?

When we passed through this village, we saw musicians by the side of the road and decided to stop and go see them more closely.

These musicians were there as part of the preparation for a party. Given the magnitude of these preparations, the party must be important. I never knew what party it was, but the preparations were enough to keep us happy.

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