Morning rituals at Makaibari

The chowkidar rings the bell every day from 7 pm to 7 am, on the hour, to mark the time, to alert the factory workers and to keep guard. Around 7 each morning, Om, the tea stall manager and Makaibari's tour guide, begins to get his day ready and at 7.30, the factory gates open for the morning workers. Even earlier, the priest lights an incense, does the sunrise Homatherapy and asks the blessings for the day. Monday mornings, at 7.30, all 13 Forest Rangers meet to discuss their previous week's events and to plan ahead.

Here's Santosh,the Chowkidar, outside his post, Om at his Tea Stall and the priest doing the morning Homatherapy.