Q. That was an year for tourism. Mandi in Himachal Pradesh is famous for its distant temples – temples in deep forests, on top of high cliffs and where not?
So, I took a local guide and started for one. The day was hot and road, rocky at places and dusty at most.
“How far have we come?” I enquired of the sweating guide.
“Half of the distance we have yet to go,” was his reply.
After another half a mile, I asked, “How far yet to go?”
“Half the distance we have already covered.” Replied the guide. It made no sense to me.
I sat down under a tree and began to work out: ‘How much distance would it be from starting point at Mandi to the temple’? I could not make out. Could you help me?
A. Seven and a half miles.