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A class 9 student, she sells water and Pepsi, for ₹50 each, outside one of the festival entrances. This helps her earn about ₹8,000-9,000 in three days. She manages the shop with the help of her family. At about 2.30 am, she was alone at her shop, dancing to the loud music coming from one of the stages inside the palace, and seemed happy.
“Everyone in Alsisar looks forward to this festival. I love talking to the people who come here. They wear such nice clothes. I don’t understand this music, but I like it.”